really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,076 miles

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problem #12

Jul 022018

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Air bad service light is going on. Plugged in computer and it stated that the front impact sensor is faulty. After checking both sensors nothing is wrong.

- Sullivan, WI, USA

problem #11

Feb 232016

Silverado 2500

  • 196,000 miles
The contact owned a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving 25 mph, the contact made a left turn and the reduced engine power light illuminated. The steering failed and the vehicle crashed into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact suffered nerve pain in the back and legs from the impact of the crash. Medical attention was not received. A police report was filed and the vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 196,000.

- Hudson Falls, NY, USA

problem #10

Jul 012014

Silverado 2500

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle lost power and failed to accelerate. The ABS, check engine, and passenger side air bag lights remained illuminated. In addition, the power steering failed. The failures recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed, but a failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- St Paul , MN, USA

problem #9

May 082014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Truck colided with guard rail. Bounced off, hit vehicle 1, then into vehicle 2 then stopped after hitting vehicle 3 a semi truck. All damage was done to front of the Chevy Silverado. At no time did the airbags deploy. Silverado was determined to be totaled due to the excessive damage on the front. Airbags should have deployed during one of the impacts.

- Burtonsville , MD, USA

problem #8

Nov 142013

Silverado 2500

  • 175,000 miles
I hit a deer head on and totaled my Silverado. I hit it at 55 mph and neither of the airbags deployed.

- Burton, MI, USA

problem #7

Dec 012009

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph when the air bag warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician suggested replacement of both air bags sensors under the seats. The failure mileage was 75,000. The current mileage was 76,000. Updated 6/1/10 the consumer stated the light comes on occasionally. Updated 06/07/10

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #6

Jun 242005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
The contact's vehicle was pulling a trailer. When he applied brake pressure the vehicle failed to stop before striking another vehicle in the rear end. There was damage to both vehicles. However, no one was injured. A police report was taken at the scene. He took the vehicle to the dealer. A manufacturer's representative inspected the vehicle. Collected crash data from the vehicle computer, which indicated when brake pressure was applied the vehicle accelerated. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. The contact traded the vehicle after the accident. The air bags failed to deploy. Updated 03/09/06

- Bancroft, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 152004

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
The air bag light illuminated. The consumer was told the parts were not available.

- Cheney, KS, USA

problem #4

Aug 272004

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving SRS light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Consumer =drove the vehicle to dealer for inspection. But, driver informed consumer that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Pearl City, HI, USA

problem #3

May 252003

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Air bags not deploying on a new Chevy Silverado pick-up/ following a vehicle crash. Driver was injured, and scarred. Was hospitlized and still having problems and will have a lifetime scar on face area. Also legs and thighs are scarred. Our son was traveling at a high rate of speed passing, lost control went off highway head on into deep ditch, flipped over, went side to side coming to rest sideways on tires that were now flat and still no airbag deployment. Sent a complaint and pictures, police report and medical records to GM, no satisfaction from there. What does a vehicle have to have done to have an airbag deploy"??" vehicle was totaled. Son is permantly scarred, and parents have lost faith in Chevy trucks, and airbags. His older brother co-signed so he would have a "new, safer" vehicle and am now so very upset with GM as to an explanation as to why these air bags did not deploy to protect our son. This vehicle (he was speeding passing) went off the road head on into a deep ditch, overturned several times, hit side to side in ditch, flattened tires and came to rest on shoulder of road. Now how much more does it take to deploy an air bag"??" I think if we were wealthy and could afford a lawyer they maybe would of listened and checked this more, but as we are just "common" hard working us citizens, we don't really count. Also our son was drinking at the time of the incident, ( should not matter to safety of vehicle equipment) I was told it was not "catastropic enough" of an accident to warrent any damages. ?? then they tried to say the "accident" (meaning vehicle) wasn't. I think we all know what they meant. We were not looking for "millions" (stretching it), just his medical bills and the problem corrected in other Chevy's so this would not happen to someone else. As usual the honest people, and hard working middle class can get no help. Prayers go out to anyone else this has happened to and that it won't happen to someone else's child.

- Southport, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 182003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,913 miles
Involved in a 45 mph collision with another vehicle. Airbags in my 2003 Chevrolet Silverado did not deploy.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 012003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Air bags failed to open on head end collision. Speed approx. 40 mph. 2003 Chevy Silverado - new condition

- Des Moines, IA, USA