1st Generation (1999—2006) Silverado Problems

This generations ranks 79th out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (26%), engine (15%), and the steering (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Knocking Noise From Engine 40 complaints at an average of 96,965 miles in the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado.
  2. Speedometer Doesn\'t Work 61 complaints at an average of 64,221 miles in the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado.
  3. Blown Transmission 14 complaints at an average of 84,204 miles in the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado.

What Silverado 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 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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