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 2500 Key Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 47 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 27th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.

Recent 2nd Generation Silverado 2500 News

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  1. A consolidated class-action lawsuit is accusing GM of equipping its Duramax diesel engines with defeat devices.

    The plaintiffs claim emissions tests show the Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks emit levels of nitrogen oxides higher than GM advertised. The emissions are also allegedly higher than government standards.

    The lawsuit says the engines are equipped with multiple devices to control emissions in specific situations, but that the engines generally produce 2.1 to 2.4x the legal limit.

    That’s amateur hour next to VW’s diesel defeat devices that spewed 40x the legal limit of NOx.

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