really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,816 miles

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problem #16

Jul 062019

Silverado 1500

  • 49,235 miles
Car stalls and restarts when driving and turning. Car won't turn or go. Have almost wrecked multiple times. Says something about stabilitrak

- Garden City, MI, USA

problem #15

Jun 202019

Silverado 1500

  • 61,000 miles
I was driving down highway when engine lost power and stopped. It was transported to dealership. The fuel injectors, fuel rails, and catalytic converter need to be replaced.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 142019

Silverado 1500

  • 23,672 miles
The truck is less than 3 yrs old with only 23671 miles. Check engine light came on. P050D code and the transmission began to down shift hard at times when slowing down. Dealer said there was carbon build up on cylinder 1 valves that caused them to stick and a misfire. I found it interesting that cylinders 1-4-6-7 are the cylinders that shut down for afm active fuel management system when it goes into V4 mode. Dealer said it was not related. Said it was poor fuel. Said I need to run top tier detergent from select gas stations. That is the first time anyone has told me this. That's not in the owners manual and no one told me I would need to use special gas stations when I bought the truck brand new. I then told him the two stations I use are mobil and sunoco. Both of which are on the top tier fuel distributor list. Interesting fact: Top tier fuels is a registered trademark of General Motors. They failed to mention that when they told me about my "poor fuel" which is apparently a licensed GM product. I was told if this happens again I would have to pay as it would likely be outside the bumper to bumper warranty period (36 mos). Apparently the fuel system is not part of the power train? found nothing with the transmission. Not surprised. Last new Chevrolet I will ever buy.

- Palmyra, NY, USA

problem #13

Dec 012018

Silverado 1500

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving slow speeds, the steering wheel violently jerked and the vehicle shook and lost power. Also, the electronic stability control indicator illuminated. The "parking assist off" and "roll down the side windows" messages were also displayed. The vehicle was taken to knudtsen Chevrolet (1900 E polston ave, post falls, id 83854, (208) 664-8107), but they were unable to duplicate the failures. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 9-5137893474. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #12

Mar 232019

Silverado 1500

  • 53,000 miles
Ac failure of newer Chevrolet vehicles. Ac loses freon due to poor design and manufacturing of ac system. Freon leaks into environment uncontrolled. If you continue to add freon to bandage faulty parts, all you do is continue to lose freon into the environment. General Motors knows of this failure, but yet does nothing about it. It is happening across several of their vehicle's. leaks are bad enough that ac system only operates for a couple of days until it needs recharging.

- Oak Harbor, OH, USA

problem #11

Feb 242019

Silverado 1500

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. After driving the vehicle, the contact noticed that the condenser was leaking freon. The contact stated that the leak began a month ago. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the vehicle needed a new condenser and vacuum, and the freon needed to be refilled. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 142018

Silverado 1500

  • 50,000 miles
I made a turn at an intersection going 0mph to 10mph (low speed) and the engine shut down. Luckily I had a enough momentum to clear the intersection and not get T-boned. I was able to put the vehicle into neutral and start it again to drive off. No dash lights came on and I still had power steering indicating the key was still in the on position. I believe this is not an uncommon problem as there are at least 2 other reports of this happening in the NHTSA data base with this particular trucks year, make and model. That means there are now 3 complaints out of 10 relating to this very problem under the category of engine for this trucks year make and model. There are also more reports of this happening on various forms around the internet but have not been reported to the NHTSA. I bought this vehicle used from a car dealership 2 months ago with 47,000 miles on it and this incident happened at the 50,000 mile mark. I have called the dealer ship to see if there was any know knowledge of this happening to other people or any service bulletins out there relating to this issue but have not received a call back yet.

- Tuttle, OK, USA

problem #9

Jan 232018

Silverado 1500

  • 29,999 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that there was also a burning odor in the vehicle prior to it stalling. The vehicle was towed to brad deery motors (located at 112 N 2nd St, maquoketa, ia 52060, (563) 235-2923) to be diagnosed, but the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,999.

- Maquoketa, IA, USA

problem #8

Oct 252016

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,967 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 85 mph, there was an uncontrollable vibration coming from underneath the vehicle near the transmission. On several occasions, while driving various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to slow down or stop the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle occasionally also pulled to the left or the right when the brake pedal was depressed. Furthermore, while driving, the vehicle stalled and shut off on four separate occasions. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to wommack Chevrolet (currently known as North park Chevrolet castroville, located at 1955 us-90, castroville, tx 78009, (830) 931-9200) where it was diagnosed that the brake calipers, brake pads, brake lines, and torque converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The contact was advised to turn off the ABS and traction control and the vehicle would perform better; however, the contact refused. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The contact was provided case number: 84425679432. The approximate failure mileage was 6,967.

- Castroville, TX, USA

problem #7

May 092018

Silverado 1500

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. Also, the all wheel drive indicator illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was able to be restarted after five minutes and was driven to stykemain Chevrolet (1255 N williams St, paulding, oh 45879, (419) 399-2071). The dealer could not locate a failure with the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Spaulding, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 172016

Silverado 1500

  • miles
My truck is a 2016 and is burning oil took it to the dealer and they are telling me that it is acceptable for this truck to burn oil but for a brand new truck I think it it's not true when I had 2004 Tahoe and I never had any trouble my brother bought a new truck and is not burning anything

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #5

Dec 192017

Silverado 1500

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. A neighbor alerted the contact that the vehicle was on fire. Upon inspection, the contact noticed flames. The fire department was called and extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not towed. A determination of whether the vehicle was destroyed was not determined. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact that they would need to go through his insurance company. There were no injuries. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 222016

Silverado 1500

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 5 mph and making turns, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to paradise Chevrolet Cadillac (27360 ynez rd, temecula, ca 9259 (951) 699-2699) five times for the failure, but the cause of the failure could not be diagnosed or duplicated. The contact stated that the last time the failure occurred, she informed the dealer that the ignition switch would inadvertently turn to the "off" position. The dealer replaced the ignition switch, but the failure recurred four months later. The contact called the dealer once again to schedule another diagnostic appointment for 8/2/2017. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 3,000.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 022017

Silverado 1500

  • 15,600 miles
Starting vehicle up at my home. Service engine light came on and it idled roughly. I took it it to the dealer and they found coolant getting into a cylinder. They have to order a new cylinder head. This vehicle is only 18 months old with 15600 miles on it.

- O Fallon, MO, USA

problem #2

May 062016

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 800 miles
Issue 1 - transmission: The Chevrolet Silverado has a 6-speed transmission that clunks / hard shifts (very hard). GM indicates that this is normal and/or the transmission is adapting to your driving style. The clunk is very distraction (startling) when driving. The transmission also hesitates in selecting gears. This is very dangerous when attempting to accelerate into traffic. On two occasion, I attempted to merge on to the interstate and the delayed transmission engagement almost resulted in a collision. Issue 2 - engine: The Chevrolet Silverado has an active fuel management that drops the truck down to 4 cylinders. When this occurs, the entire truck will vibrate / reverberate causing headaches. Google "Chevy shakes".

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 202016

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,790 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle shook forcefully. There were no warning indicators illuminated and the vibration caused the head lamps to vibrate. The contact stated that the voltage speed only read through 10.5-11. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,790. Updated 01/25/2017

- Walkerton, IN, USA