3rd Generation (2014—2019) Silverado 3500 Problems

This generations ranks 16th out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the exterior (25%), engine (25%), and the interior (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Glow Plugs Faulty 1 complaints at an average of 2,600 miles in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.
  2. Chipping, Scratching 1 complaints at an average of 1,500 miles in the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.
  3. Steering Is Loose 1 complaints at an average of 4,500 miles in the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

What Silverado 3500 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 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 2 0.0
2018 0 0 99 0.0
2017 1 1 727 2.24
2016 3 6 307 2.5
2015 4 17 486 1.16
2014 0 16 334 0.0

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