really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,982 miles

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problem #50

Mar 132019

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 40,000 miles
Engine doesn't start. Rare and intermittent. No clicks or attempt to start, lights are on and go off when key turned to start. Nothing appears to help ie moving drive selector, engaging/releasing E-brake, stepping on brake pedal, opening/closing hood etc wait some unknown period of time, more than 10 minutes and it starts as though nothing ever happened. I've looked into it online enough to know others have similar problems but haven't found a solution. Maybe not be as safety related as is needed but I can think of a few scenarios that could be dangerous. Thanks

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #49

Apr 042018

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
*U0100 harness is open or shorted

- Carlfornie, CA, USA

problem #48

Jan 192018

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 71,000 miles
Service air bag when the vehicle was in motion

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #47

Mar 012017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 98,000 miles
The check engine light came on while driving and when the codes were ran two codes popped up, P2534 (ignition 1 switch circuit low voltage 2. ignition on/start switch low voltage.) and code P069E fuel pump control module requested mil illumination. When I had the dealer check this they said that the fuel pump control module needs to be replaced, however the VIN number of my vehicle did not match that of the recall that is currently in place (bulletin no. 14515B from January 2015).

- Robbinsdale, MN, USA

problem #46

Jul 262017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 49,750 miles
At 75mph on toll road at night, suddenly the lights (all external & internal) went dark. Hazard light would not work, engine quit, bell went off (door-key in ignition bell), RPM surged. Was able to get off road and waited 10 minutes and truck started. Drove off, got to 60 and same thing happened. Waited 30 minutes and truck was ok except when brakes applied -door/key bell went off. Dealer had truck for three days and could not duplicate. Went to utube and typed in electrical problems-2009 Silverado and several pages of the exact same problem appeared.called dealer told them to replace the battery ground cable and to check the mega fuse. So far the truck is running ok (incident happened in July 2017) seems like the back yard mechanics know more about how to fix this problem. This is serious, driving at night at 75 and losing all electrics is an accident waiting to happen. The manufacture needs to be held accountable for the poor quality ground cables; this should be a recall!!!

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #45

Sep 152017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 72,000 miles
While driving at highway speeds, truck had massive electrical issues which caused the transmission to downshift to 2nd gear. I almost lost control. While this was happening, the door locks cycled on and off over and over as well as the door chimes coming on constantly. HVAC defaulted to full heat from air conditioning mode. Stabilitrack systems showed inoperative as well as ABS system. The rapid downshift from cruise to 2nd gear caused tires to lock up. I almost lost control. If it would have been wet or slippery, I would not have been able to maintain control. The vehicle engine revved to 4-5 thousand RPM, as it downshifted and my speed dropped like I was locking the brakes. I could have been rear ended and the deceleration came on with no brake lights, as it was happening with the transmission rapid downshift. I contacted GM via their chat line, reference [xxx]. they told me it was 8 years old and bought over-seas so I was out of luck for help with repairs. It is presumably caused by faulty battery cables. This condition is reported repeatedly on the internet I.e. youtube amazon etc. These parts are not normal wear and tear components and since they cause massive safety related control issues their manufacturing quality is in question. I want to report this issue to help prevent someone else possibly having an injury to their loved ones because of a known condition that could be repaired with a $125 part. I took it to the dealer buckalew chev in conroe tx. And they said it was the battery cables. I have that invoice. I have the transcript from the initial chat with GM. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Montgomeryt, TX, USA

problem #44

Jul 142017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 126,705 miles
When driving on the highway the door locks will suddenly go on and off several times and the truck loses power transmission shifts out of gear seat belt light comes on instrument panel needles go erratic. Dealers say if we can't make it do it when we're there they don't know what to fix need help soon.

- Blackfoot, ID, USA

problem #43

Jun 142017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 249,000 miles
Safety bulleting 14515 chassis electronic control module internal contamination 2007-2014. My 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is having a problem that the electric goes off and on when driving on the highway after hitting the brake pedal. This is intermittent and does not happen all of the time. It seems very dangerous, sometimes when it happens the door locks go up and down. I talked to the Chevrolet dealer in tempe, freeway Chevrolet, and they stated my truck was not part of the safety recall bulletin 14515 even though other 2009 chevroletr Silverado 1500S were part of the recall. I would think that Chevrolet would be glad to fix it before a crash, sort of like Toyota should of fixed their braking and acceleration problem before so many crashes. Is it true that even if the truck is having the same problem as the recall, which is a safety recall, it may not be covered for it is not listed?

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #42

Aug 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
At about 90,000 miles the cruise control stopped working and when it is warm outside the passenger's side door electrical lock will not work. It tries to push lock to unlock position, but only pushes it half way. I have read a lot about these concerns on this model vehicle. Is this 2 recalls? it should be. This is not a cheap fix.

- Hampshire, TN, USA

problem #41

May 192017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 186,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 70 mph, the instrument panel lighting failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger presence module became erratic and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact left a voice message for the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 186,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St Martinville, LA, USA

problem #40

Apr 232017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 72,316 miles
The vehicle was being driven by my son when service engine light came on and I then used my actron scan tool and pulled 3X codes from the computer (ECU) codes related to the fuel pump control module, and trailer brake warning light appeared on the instrument cluster cleared these codes. 2 days later codes reappeared all were fuel pump circuit low, fuel pump module and trailer brake codes. Cleared codes then inspected the fpsm visually removed rear cover and the fpsm was full of water I them dried it out for 2X days in the sun truck ran after reassembly. But 3X days later the truck failed to start this time with computer scan tool in hand I checked the fuel pump pressure, the truck had no fuel pump pressure. I then went to my local Chevrolet dealer and gave them the V.I.N. # to check the vehicle for recalls. Only recall was for safety belt recall which was done in 2009. I found out there was a potential recall for the fpsm on this website. So II inquired to the parts department for this part, it was in stock and $183. I then purchased a new ac delco module on-line for $85 put it on and then found my local shop in town to have a tech come out to re-flash the fpsm so the (ECU) would recognize the new part. I am saving my copys of the bills so that when someone dies from this part failing when it stops the vehicle hopefully I can be reimbursed for another planned GM part failure... sincerley mr> steven w. corey

- Peotone, IL, USA

problem #39

Apr 262017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 21,518 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer the first time, but the contact was unaware of the diagnosis. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger presence module failed. The contact refused to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 21,518.

- Delmar, NY, USA

problem #38

Nov 292016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shifted to the incorrect gears independently. Also, while driving, the door locks would lock and unlock independently. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #37

May 272016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #36

Apr 202016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the locks on the vehicle engaged and disengaged, the exterior lights flickered, the vehicle hesitated, the speedometer did not register the correct speed, the ABS did not fully disengage, and the transmission indicator independently would indicate park while in drive. Also, all the warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the diagnostic results were unknown. The technician stated that they could not perform the repair due to it being an electrical failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #35

Jan 092017

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 94,789 miles
After parking my truck in driveway. I came out the next morning to find my windshield wipers up and the truck dead. The only light that would come on was the engine light. After further inspection, the fuse box had melted and caught on fire. I feel this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. I do not see a recall on General Motors website.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #34

Oct 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the headlights illuminated intermittently. In addition, the door locks were operating independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 02/15/17

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #33

Dec 052016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
I have seen youtube video's/forums online about the 2009 model year Silverado's instrument gauge cluster failing while driving, as well as my own. Very unsafe and scary. Happens on startup, driving, and parked. Never know when it will do it.

- Waldoboro, ME, USA

problem #32

Sep 072016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 105,000 miles
The truck was sitting parked in the driveway and my neighbor noticed that the lights and wipers came on (truck was not on, no keys were in it, nobody was in it or near it!). smoke then began to billow out from under the hood and a fire started. My neighbor was able to disconnect the battery and put out the fire. I had the truck towed to a garage where they told me that the fuse panel caught on fire. They called GM and was told there was no recall for the part. Dealing with insurance now.

- Fitchburg, MA, USA

problem #31

Mar 022016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
So about 4 months ago I replaced the battery truck was running fine till about month three. I was driving my truck and all of a sudden all the electrical started freaking out on me. I popped the hood and pushed the negative wire for the battery down and it stopped for a good two months so today (June 7th, 2016)I was on my way to autozone to have them check the battery for me and on my way over to them truck thre a temper tantrum and started with the freaking out then I was almost there and it just completely shut off on me in the middle of traffic I was luckly in the turning lane to turn into the autozone. It also fid it when I was coming over the mountain freaking out with the electrical. Then just completly came to a stop at the intersection as I was turning left almost got hit by another Silverado 2500 that was right behind me. But every once in a while it'll be okay then all of a sudden just start up again.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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