1st Gen (1999 – 2006) Chevrolet Silverado Problems

The 1st generation of the Silverado has a cumulative PainRank™ of 34.57. That can be compared against other Chevrolet generations. Shopping for a Chevrolet? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 1999–2006 Silverado model years have sent in 2049 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (21%) followed by the engine (12%) and the steering (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2006 190
56.92
2005 310
43.72
2004 419
45.56
2003 341
40.85
2002 153
24.82
2001 257
21.74
2000 269
34.06
1999 110
19.85

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