pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
65,791 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. repair connector under passenger side dash (4 reports)
  3. fix blower motor resistor and connector that melted together (2 reports)
  4. check firewall to see if screw is thru any wires (1 reports)
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problem #12

May 282012

Silverado V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Looked on here and found the solution with a previous complaint. Seems to be a common problem

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #11

May 012012

Silverado Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Turn on my truck A/C, cold air is blowing out on the driver side, and hot air is blowing out on the passenger side. Took it in at the Big M Chevy dealer in Kentucky, I paid $90.00 to have them diagnosed the problem in less then 20 minutes. The problem is the right side temp door actuator stop working, and they would replace it for $800.00. The price for the actuator at carquest is less than $80.00. Big M dealer actuator costs $269.00 plus the labor. I declined the dealer's offer because the costs is outrageous, and I don't trust them. Period.

- , Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #10

Nov 272010

Silverado V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,500 miles

Everyone say's replace the ac blower resistor,I did still wont wont work on #5 only ac 1-4.Dont beleive everyone out there,they really dont know what they are talking about

- , Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #9

Apr 302005

Silverado 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles

We purchased the truck in 05 and within 2 weeks the #4 fan setting went out, smelling burnt wires and the steering was grinding. Took it to the dealer, got it repaired...temporarily!!! We had the same problem fixed 12 times in 3 years! A mechanic from our church told us that he had fixed a chevy problem like this before and it ended up being a screw in the firewall that had shorted a wire. We couldn't afford this on our own and the dealership refused to do it. We tried to get the truck replaced by the dealer...they refused and tried to offer us only a quarter of what we had paid already on it. Then they just wanted us to use that money as a down-payment on another truck!! No Way!! We had bought the extended GM Warranty (Major Guard) to cover the problem after the first year. Been messing with Detroit Chevy for the whole 5 years we've had it...They just made it look like they were going to help and left us hanging in the wind.

The last time we took it in to be fixed was in Oct of 2008. I took it in and asked the mechanic to take a ride with me around the parking lot before leaving. I showed him the problems, handed him the keys, signed all the paperwork and I left. I called them at the end of the day and they told us that they "couldn't duplicate the problem." I was peeved!!!! As I left the dealership, the problems weren't happening, so I thought that it was just a glitch. The problem just started again (after the warranty ran out) after not having any signs for 2 years. I checked the wires under the dash and they had altered the wire harness with larger gauge wires to delay the problem. Now...they expect me to pay for the diagnosis ($110.00).

I will never trust another Chevy again. If anybody wants to hear "the rest of the story" and join the fight for rights against Chevy just call... one, nine zero seven, three five seven, three seven zero five. We all need to get together and stop this!! What ever happened to the 'good old days' when Chevy was a Trust-worthy name in America?!?!

- , Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #8

Aug 072010

Silverado 2500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,052 miles

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fan or a/c not working fan or a/c not working

First A/C started working off and on 100 + in OK, Then # 5 speed quite completely, Decided to look on line found your site. Issue all matched. Opened the plastic cover and sure enough there were the burnt wires. Left the cover off and module hang a/c worked. Took the truck to Dealer, just bought 3 months ago. Showed managers (Saturday) explained the complaints found on line. Not even 5 miles away and the Module was too hot to even touch, but My husband did and it burnt his fingers. Manager said to bring back Monday they would take a look at it.... Called Chevy MFG. Recall department to see if there were any recalls, in her six years never had any complaint on this issue. I did ask what they would do if it caught on fire would they cover the truck seeing that this issue is well documented online and read a few of your complaints to her. Her reply " That is hypothetical mama and all I can tell you is if you want to call the Department of Transportation Safety Hotline here is the 888-327-4236. I urge everyone to file a complaint. This is a fire hazard and they need to take care of it or face a class action law suit…. But you have to complain if you want anything done.

- , Muskogee, OK, USA

problem #7

Jun 082009

Silverado WT 4.3L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,000 miles

So...last summer my AC and heater quit working. First the #5 on the control panel quit working. Next thing I knew, all of them stopped. I kept stalling because I had an extended warranty and was too busy to give up my truck for a day or two. Well, it began working again for about a week. Anyways, I got it fixed today. Cost me $402 and some change because the "Extended Warranty" I purchased through the dealer in conjunction with a company called "Millennium." The service manager called them and asked twice and this resistor and wiring harness isn't covered.

Anyways, the service manager said that the wiring had melted and that I "was lucky the truck didn't catch fire because of the problem." Today when I picked it up, he said he had seen it a number of times, but there's no recall for it. I'm not sure why since my truck could've burst into flames because of it...who knows, all I know is I'm pissed about it and thinking about contacting Chevrolet regarding the problem to see if I can be refunded the money towards the expenses...

- , Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #6

Dec 182009

Silverado 1500 3.5L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

When the heater decided to go out, it wasn't that bad at first since I was still getting a little heat through the vents (only going 70 mph down the interstate), but now that it's getting pretty warm outside, I don't get ANY relieve from the air condition. It won't come on at all! I went and bought a fan blower motor, and of course the mechanic I took it to, tells me there is nothing wrong with my fan blower motor, that the (check this out) whole electrical system burned up! How is that possible, when the truck is still running?! My husband and I both have done what is listed above as well as other things to try and get this problem fixed and it seems like noone cares to listen. What I am not understanding, is why their is no recall on this problem. It is very much a dangerous hazardous problem, that can most definitely cost innocent people their lives and Chevy as well as GMC just sit by and doing nothing about it. I guarantee if it was their wife, husband, mother, father, or child they would have had a recall the second it happened to them! Now the Chevy dealership is wanting to charge me $95.00 for one hour for not even 10 minutes worth of work! My husband and I both work hard for our money, and to be given the run around about this is really unprofessional and also unethical on ALL parties involved.

- , Columbia, SC, USA

problem #5

Jan 032009

Silverado LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,374 miles

Started out fan wouldn't work on the #5 setting and started smelling burning plastic, but could never locate it. Then #4 quit working, and finally none of the settings worked. After removing the plastic cover under the dash, noticed that the wiring to the fan module were melted together and shorting across to each other. Called an auto salvage yard to try and locate a new module and plug to replace the burnt plug and wires and was told that there were none on hand and that they get at least a couple of calls a day for the same parts. They also suggested contacting a dealership and inquiring as to any recalls dealing with these parts. The dealership informed me that there are no recalls for any A/C- Heater components for my model truck. He tried to quote me a price to fix it, but I just hung the phone up. Does someone have to burn to death for a recall to be placed on these parts?

- , Buna, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 012008

Silverado 3500HD Duramax Diesel 6600

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

The dealer replaced the resistor and connector under the extended warranty. I had to pay the $100.00 deductible.

- , Sanger, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 182007

Silverado 1500 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,266 miles

blower motor connector was melted inside dash???-was told by dealer that they haven't had problems with it so it was not covered--i found out later from a repair shop that they change those all the time---why not covered under warranty/recall ??--thanx alot gm

- , Twinsburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 222008

Silverado LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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fan or a/c not working fan or a/c not working fan or a/c not working

Fan just quit. A few days later it started smelling like burning plastic/wires then quit again. This is my first "Newish" vehicle ever. Hope the warranty I bought will cover this, I haven't even made a payment on the stupid thing yet!

- , Wenatchee, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152007

(reported on)

Silverado WT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

The connector under the passenger side dash is melted and the wires are bare. I called Chevy to ask about the problem and the gentleman I spoke to said that he already new how to fix it, that I wasn't the first person to have this problem. I asked why Chevy has not placed a recall on this and he said they have not, its up to them to decide what gets recalled and what doesn't. The connector smokes when the the fan is turned on because the plastic is melting. I know 3 other guys who have the same problem. It typically starts out that the fan cuts out when you turn the switch to 5 for air, then all of a sudden the fan will just shut off. Try driving around Arizona with no fan or A/C.

- , Queen Creek, AZ, USA