The 4 Most Common Silverado 1500 Problems

We've pulled together a list of the most widespread problems that Silverado 1500 owners have to deal with.

5.3L Vortec 5300 Engine Oil Consumption

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From 2010-2014 GM's Vortec 5300 engine had multiple design flaws that led to an excessive oil consumption responsible for soiled spark plugs, bent pushrods, and timing chain wear to name a few. The problem was compounded by an inadequate oi…

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A/C Condenser Leaking

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GM used leaky air conditioners that buckle under pressure in many 2014-2017 trucks and SUVs. Whether it's busted hoses or leaky condensors, thousands of GM owners are showing up to work with sweat stains down their back. It's such a widespr…

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Chevy Shake

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When traveling above 35mph, GM's full size trucks and SUVs are experiencing cabin vibrations along with terribly loud noises from buffeting wind that is making owners sick. GM says these vibrations are within their acceptable vibration rang…

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Takata Recalls

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A large number of Chevy vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).

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What Silverado 1500 Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Silverado 1500 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Silverado 1500 has 3 generations available in North American markets.

By the Numbers

  1. 688 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 3,584 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 43 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

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