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…Continue reading article "Chevy Shake"
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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.
- auto fold mirror dented door in the 2015 Silverado 3500
- glow plugs faulty in the 2017 Silverado 3500
- chipping, scratching in the 2016 Silverado 3500
- steering is loose in the 2016 Silverado 3500
- faulty exhaust sensor in the 2016 Silverado 3500
What Breaks the Most
3rd Generation (2014–2019) Silverado 3500 Key Numbers
The front gas tank in some 2016-2018 General Motors HD trucks is overfilling, rupturing, and leaking fuel.
The affected trucks all have two gas tanks. The front tank requests fuel from the backup when running low, but a defective sensor is requesting more fuel than the tank can hold. GM is recalling the trucks to stop the front tank from over-filling and rubbing against the driveshaft.…keep reading article "2016-2018 HD Trucks Recalled for Overfilling Gas Tank"
GM allegedly cut corners by installing a fuel pump that isn’t compatible with US diesel in its larger trucks.
It’d almost be hard to believe, except we are talking about GM here. The same company that swept a deadly ignition switch problem under the rug for a decade, rather than spend $0.90 per unit to fix it.
A class-action lawsuit says GM knew what they were doing by installing the Bosch CP4 fuel pumps.…keep reading article "Lawsuit Says GM Tried to Save a Few Bucks by Intentionally Selecting a Fuel Pump That Can’t Handle US Diesel"
A lawsuit says a failed vacuum pump in GM’s brake boosters can make the brake pedal extremely hard to push, leading to longer stopping distances and accidents.
While investigating a rear-end collision involving the lead plaintiff ”GM told her she should read the manual to understand how the brakes worked.” Nothing says “we value our customers” like accusing them of not knowing how brakes work. GM promised to fix the plaintiff’s bumper in exchange for confidentiality. Obviously this didn’t go over well.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says GM Owners Should be Worried About Vacuum Pump Problems Creating Stiff Break Pedals"
It’s bad enough to have your truck recalled because the brake pedal might fall off. It gets worse when you find out there’s a good chance your truck wasn’t properly fixed … and the brake pedal still might fall off.
When a 2015 Silverado that had previously been “repaired” as part of the recall was brought back in for service, it raised a big ole’ red flag.…keep reading article "GM Brake Pedals Are Still Falling Off Because Technicians Didn’t Follow the Recall Instructions"
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.keep reading article "Are There Duramax Diesel Defeat Devices?"
GM is recalling 23,000 vehicles because the a seat belt pretensioner cable may no longer be attached.
The automaker had been monitoring the field for signs of pretensioner cables wearing down in 2014-2016 trucks and SUVs and monitoring warranty data, leading the automaker to open an internal investigation.
GM says the cables fatigue because the driver [can sit on the] pretensioner and cable guide in a sliding motion while entering the vehicle.
Let that be a lesson to us owners to … stop sitting in our cars?keep reading article "23,000 Trucks Recalled Because the Dang Seatbelts Might ‘Fatigue’ and Seperate"