1997 Chevrolet Silverado - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado

276 problems have been reported for the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 1997 Chevrolet Silverado. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering with 49 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (49 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Steering
49
  Service Brakes
49
  Visibility
36
  Power Train
28
  Engine And Engine Cooling
18
  Gasoline Fuel System
16
  Electrical System
15
  Seats
11
  Suspension
9
  Tire
8
  Air Bag
8
  Vehicle Speed Control
5
  Structure
5
  Air Brake
4
  Other Fuel System
3
  Unknown Or Other
3
  Wheel
3
  Seat Belt
3
  Equipment
2
  Latches/locks/linkage
1

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado in 1997.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
0
  2017
0
  2016
0
  2015
1
  2014
3
  2013
0
  2012
0
  2011
0
  2010
2
  2009
1
  2008
1
  2007
1
  2006
4
  2005
21
  2004
22
  2003
15
  2002
24
  2001
16
  2000
27
  1999
31
  1998
25
  1997
1

small car iamge Compare the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chevrolet Silverado, the following table can be used to compare the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado with the Chevrolet Silverado from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1997 Silverado is 276 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Chevrolet Silverado is 387.

Table 3. Compare the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado with other model years



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