really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,491 miles

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problem #7

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 #6

Dec 152016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 73,000 miles
While exiting a parking lot to turn North, the steering failed causing my vehicle to go across onto the median before I stopped the vehicle. The motor shaft of the electrical power steering snapped.

- Palos Heights, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 092015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 14,000 miles
Took truck in for vehicle inspection. Truck failed inspection due to leaking steering gear. The dealer said I would have to replace the steering gear $800 and then the truck would pass inspection. This truck has 14000 miles on it. A search online reported a recall because of the tie rod going into the steering box was not tight enough causing damage to gear box. Dealer was suppose to fix at no charge this problem.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 302014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I bought this truck used from a Chevy dealer. It steers badly. Constant need to over correct. High turning resistance at any speed. The dealers mechanic drove it and said nothing wrong. Not able to grease ball joints. Something draggy or low pump pressure, etc. This truck is tiring to drive and not safe. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cuba City, , WI, USA

problem #3

Nov 162013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 27,860 miles
Driving on I10 heading to houston, the entire truck completely shut down, and then turned back on, this again happened 02/2014....the whole truck shut down, thank god the wheels did not lock up or we would have been killed both times. It is at the dealers...freedom Chevy san antonio tx....something is bad on the truck...like playing with a light switch...the dash, every instrument shut off both times, now I am worried that it will happen again, and I can not afford another truck. I thought that the 1st time was just a fluke, but when it did it again, I know now something is not right and is very dangerous for me and my little girl...please reply if a human really reads this.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 072013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 52,083 miles
Truck comes to scretching haltwith motor running but wont go, door locks and all gagues going up and down a 100 mile an hour. Sometimes everything dead and all of a sudden it comes back on. Air comes and goes. All lights flash. Those uprandom codes. No warning its going to happen. Radio will start playing very load cant shut off. When it does this it sometimes lunges forward aboit twenty feet and may run fine or do it again. Went to dealer truck stayed 2 months. Said they fixed. Few months later started again, next dealer said they couldnt find anything. Contacted GM on both incidents. Nothing happened.

- Woodward, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 022009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 12,745 miles
Vehicle was struck by a motorcycle traveling around 50mph in the drivers side front tire. This is a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The motorcycle was only a 50cc model small motorcycle. This resulted in the spindle breaking in two at the point just behind where the tie rod end connects resulting in a loss of steering on that wheel. Luckily the Silverado was only traveling approximately 25 mph at the time of the accident and was safely stopped in a short distance. This is a heavy duty part and should not have broken. The tie rod should have broken first.

- Stopover, KY, USA