2nd Generation (2012—2013) Silverado 1500 Problems

Silverado 1500 owners with a 2012—2013 model year have the most problems with the engine (27%), transmission (17%), and the body (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Clunking 6 complaints at an average of 24,351 miles in the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
  2. Vibration 3 complaints at an average of 27,667 miles in the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
  3. Excessive Oil Consumption 13 complaints at an average of 60,242 miles in the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

What Silverado 1500 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2013 39 3 545 11.81
2012 40 2 557 12.38

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