The Worst 2012-2013 Silverado 1500 Problems

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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What 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.

2nd Generation Silverado 1500 in the News

By the Numbers

  1. 2 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 85 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 62nd in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.