2nd Generation (2007—2013) Silverado 2500 Problems

Silverado 2500 owners with a 2007—2013 model year have the most problems with the engine (24%), interior (20%), and the electrical (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Def System Failure Code P20bp 1 complaints at an average of 58,000 miles in the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500.
  2. Air Bags Did Not Deploy 1 complaints at an average of 121,638 miles in the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500.
  3. Dash Board Cracking 3 complaints at an average of 79,000 miles in the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500.

What Silverado 2500 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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2013 2 4 1242 1.1
2012 0 3 1291 0.0
2011 8 4 1202 4.55
2010 1 3 1101 0.44
2009 9 2 1025 4.6
2008 16 5 1005 5.99
2007 9 6 1010 4.47

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