really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,547 miles

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problem #12

Dec 302017

Silverado 1500

  • miles
The truck has inadequate peripheral illumination while driving on dark winding roads..when making turns you cannot see the the road in front of the truck. When going straight its difficult to see the shoulder depth of the road..this is a serious safety issue that needs to be addressed with this model. The 2019 models have much better headlight designs that address this problem.. the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lt that I have does not. The dealer service writer and I walked around their lot and compared the new models headlights to mine. He called me back the next day and said they did not have any new lighting replacements or repairs for this model. My truck is still under warranty. It's down right scary to drive on dark winding roads at night.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 052018

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Interior driver side front driver window button not always working. At times when this happens the door ajar is lit, while the door may be shut, it doesn't latch completely. This happens when the vehicle is in motion or in park. This causes the interior lamps to stay on and drain out the battery. I did have it serviced under warranty. Problem was solved, until today 08/10/2018.

- Granite City, IL, USA

problem #10

Apr 222018

Silverado 1500

  • miles
At night when shift car into reverse the camera display in the dash is so bright it blinds the driver, and there is no adjustment

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Jan 152018

Silverado 1500

  • 5,600 miles
Headlights are not very good at all. I have adjusted them and then other drivers bright light me. Iżve tried everything to be able to see better at night but nothing has worked for me.

- Ada, OK, USA

problem #8

May 202017

Silverado 1500

  • 40 miles
Backup camera too bright for backiup at night while still needing to view side mirrors. It would be great to come up with a sliding "on screen" brightness control for immediate control over the backup camera on screen brightness. Way too bright for safety / still needing to view side mirrors.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #7

Oct 222017

Silverado 1500

  • 600 miles
Back up camera on in dash display is extremely bright at night. There is no way for the driver to adjust the brightness. It is so bright that you can not see anything else and can't even see the screen because it is so bright!

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #6

Sep 302017

Silverado 1500

  • 300 miles
While utilizing the high beam function of the projection lighting shake or rattle when traveling over bumps on the road causing a flickering affect of the lights. I have had the entire headlight assembly replaced and the defect is still present. I have driven two 2017 and one 2018 Silverado pickups and the defect was also present. This defect is very distracting during nighttime driving and poses a safety risk during normal vehicle operations.

- Lapeer, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 272017

Silverado 1500

  • miles
The backup camera is blinding at night. Cannot safely drive vehicle at night. There is no dimming the screen.

- Lanesborough, MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 192017

Silverado 1500

  • 10,000 miles
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 when the vehicle is shifted into reverse (while stopped, from either park or neutral) the backup camera view appears on the display screen. The issue is when it is dark outside, the display is so bright that it blinds the driver. I am unable to see out of the windows or mirrors. There is no ability to dim the screen while the backup camera display is on the screen. The screen is so bright that is takes a few moments to regain night vision. When I then shift into neutral or drive (but before the vehicle moves) the rear view camera display is on the screen but it is dimmed. This is an ongoing issue.

- Brambleton, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 212017

Silverado 1500

  • 525 miles
The light for the backup camera is extremely bright and blinding at night. It blocks up your view of the camera and must be covered with a towel in order to see when backing at night. I spoke with General Motors and was told that there is no fix. This is a serious safety issue with backing up at night.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 162017

Silverado 1500

  • 1,100 miles
At night, when shifting into reverse gear and the backup cameras is activated, the system changes the center dashboard display screen from night brightness to full daytime brightness. If looking at the screen when this happens, night vision is lost by the glare. If not looking and in a dark area, it becomes impossible to see much of anything other than the display screen. While the screen is showing what is behind the vehicle, if a turning movement is needed while backing, it is impossible to see if there is anything beside the vehicle (like children) without opening the vehicle windows. If the display brightness would simply remain unchanged when the backup camera is activated, this issue would be resolved. The dealer and Chevrolet assistance both state this is how the system is designed to operate and refuse to take any action. They do state the problem "might" be resolved in a future software update.

- Leesburg, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 112017

Silverado 1500

  • 400 miles
Radio/navigation display is a 8" touch screen similar to display found on a tablet. This screen is used to display the rear camera when vehicle is placed in reverse. At night time when truck is placed in reverse the the display is so bright I can not see out of any of the side windows...to use my mirrors or see if any objects are near. At night when the vehicle is "drive" in dark areas (like highway) this display is way too bright. I called manufacturer and there is no way to adjust the brightness. In my opinion this is very dangerous as I like to have my interior lights very dim.

- Monticello, MN, USA