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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems and Repair Histories

721 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 242 of these members (33.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 497 repairs to Chevrolet Silverado 1500s--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer Chevrolet Silverado 1500 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs by problem area

24% of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 497 repairs.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repair cost distribution

Of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 175 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Engine computer reprogramming update. Engine surging. 
0 Body control module replacement. Door lock problem. 3000 mile oil change. 
9000 0 Tire pressure monitor system reset. 
11000 0 Bad brake light switch (attached to pedal) 
52500 280 Accelerator pedal position sensor was defective, placed engine in "reduced engine power" mode. Replaced pedal assembly. Problem corrected. 
98300 459 Changed out all shocks. 80K would have been a better interval. Rides like new now. 
101000  
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 0    
7000 0 Air bag light came on. They reprogrammed it. 
 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

367-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Brakes pulsating - Dealer resurfaced front rotors. Harsh transition between V4-V8 Mode - Dealer reprogrammed ECM and TCM (fixed) 
28000 0 Transmission fluid leak due to faulty seal. New part ordered and installed. Problem corrected. 
66000 340 XM/OnStar antenna malfunctioned. Replaced antenna and everything works normally. 
78300 0 Water pump started leaking. Water pump was covered under the powertrain warranty and was replaced by the dealership. Repair was completed in 3 hours. 
160000 900 Replaced upper and lower ball joints w/ alignment. 
194300 450 Exhaust manifold bolts (both cylinder banks) broke, resulting in exhaust leak. Exhaust manifolds resurfaced and new bolts installed. 
 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 1000    
26000 0 chrome hubcap delaminated. was replaced 
37000 0 rust showing on lower edge of tailgate 
 

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 46000    
49000 0 TPMS SENSOR BAD 
59000 0 TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING OUT OF SECOND GEAR 
119000 449 EVAP CANISTER 
121000 450 brake booster replaced 
210000 5100 pads rotors hubs  half shafts struts 
207000  

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 9920    
11780 0 Noticed clunk in steering - dealer replaced intermediate steering shaft under warranty. 
17980 0 Mechanic noticed leaking steering rack during normal service - GM agreed to replace under warranty even though it had expired. 
30380 190 Water pump leaking - replaced. 
35340  

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 51000    
56000 100 AC blew hot air. Initially diagnosed as AC Clutch/switch. Later found to be vent solenoid on second visit. Replaced vent solenoid. 
78000 105 Transmission slipping on acceleration. Valve body replaced. 
90000 105 Tranny slipping at acceleration. Transmission shift solenoids #1 and #2 replaced, transmission flashed. 
148000 30 Both the Voltmeter and the RPM gauge failed in September. This is a known issue, but the service bulletin will only allow GM to replace at less than 85,000 miles. I removed and replaced all the gauges' by soldering new parts to the board. 
152700 40 Passenger side blend door actuator failed. Dual-climate control automatic system. Actuator is buried in dash and requires lots of removal for access. Aftermarket part used. 
160000 50 Passenger blend door actuator failed. Hot air only from vents. Part is directly beneath dash in center, required hours of work to get access. Swapped with easy to reach driver's actuator and replaced that when online part arrived. Fixed. 
166000  

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in South Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Warranty on electrical repair 
0 Warranty on electrical repair with 4WD 
0 Four wheel drive actuator replaced. Dealer covered even though 36 months had expired. 
27000 0 4wd actuator went out. Truck would shift into 4 low at highway speed by itself. 
27000 100 Rear bearings showing wear. Changed oil and additive in the rear end to see if more shavings are present in new oil. 
 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 34000    
35000 200 4 X 4 transmission would not engage 
 

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 43000    
44000 360 Intermittent sensor in transfer case. 
52000 500 Gasket leaking where water pump attaches to engine. 
91000  

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