2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2009

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 34 repairs.
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (47%)

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Chart based on 32 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Michigan, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2014
Jun 2013

43000 mi

US $63
The rear driverside window quit working. Tested fuses, they were fine. Assumed rear window regulator was bad, replaced with genuine GM part from employee parts warehouse. Problem is still existing. 
Jul 2013

43300 mi

US $1
The driver side rear crew cab window would not operate. The issue was that the electrical wire harness the runs from the inside of the vehicle to the inside of the door was cut in half (assumably due to the door extending beyond 90 degrees) 
Dec 2014

58000 mi

US $390
The entire accelerator pedal was replaced. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2013
Dec 2011

48000 mi
throttle body replaced, yoke replaced as per service bulletin, and body spacer installed as per service bulletin. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2013
May 2013

26000 mi
oil pan leak, gasket replaced 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

75000 mi
Wheel bearings front. Dealer replaced under warranty. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

121000 mi

US $180
Replaced one malfunctioning TPMS in right rear tire. 
Apr 2018

124000 mi

US $360
replace ball joints 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - Nov 2017
Jun 2011

50000 mi

US $100
Fuel vent filter on the gas tank was clogged with dirt. This has since been repaired. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
Jun 2012

40000 mi

US $200
automatic door lock motor failed in front pass door and 5 months later in left rear door. 
Dec 2012

48000 mi

US $150
left rear door lock interment 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

403-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Montana, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
May 2010

10000 mi
Bowtie badge on tailgate delaminated needing replacement. 
Dec 2010

18000 mi
Dealer found oil pan gasket leaking when in for a routine oil change. They put dye in oil to verify leak then replaced the oil pan gaskets. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid 4-speed 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Florida, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

168000 mi

US $7605
Complete engine replacement required due to low oil pressure and valve damage. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

100400 mi

US $5000
Complete engine replacement due to collapsed lifters that caused cam shaft damage. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2018
Jul 2013

59200 mi

US $350
Lost oil pressure due to leaking oil coolant lines 
Jul 2014

77800 mi
Engine oil level very low, no apparent leaks. Service bulletin advised replacing pistons and rings if previous repair did not resolve the issue. 
Nov 2015

102000 mi

US $250
Front stabilizers needed replacement 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

59000 mi
Passenger side front axle seal leaking for the second time since ownership 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

62000 mi
The throttle stuck wide open, 2nd time. I am almost sure it is the throttle position sensor to be faulty, or the computer gets confused and sticks the throttle. Very scary. Dealer found nothing. Traded. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Washington, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

39000 mi

US $160
Check engine light went on. They told me it was a loose gas cap - it isn't, there is a charging problem. CEL code for charging system problem, voltmeter fluctuating erratically, battery going dead repeatedly. I immediately traded the truck in. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in North Dakota, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2015
Jan 2011

15000 mi
Tire pressure sensor fail after a trip to repair shop to rotate the tires. 
Dec 2013

62000 mi

US $1400
Check engine light was on. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

17560 mi
Front passenger door lock mechanism had to be replaced. Door had to be locked & unblocked manually.  Front passenger door lock mechanism had to be replaced. Door had to be locked & unblocked manually.  
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Mississippi, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $30
Cruise control stopped working. Replaced brake switch. Fixed problem 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2010 - Feb 2018
Dec 2015

149000 mi

US $1100
Replaced upper and lower ball joints on front suspension due to wear. Aligned front end due to parts replacement. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013

C $800
Ignition coil. Engine had a quick direct miss, engine light was on with code P300. 
Apr 2013

75020 mi

C $331
Power steering cooler rusted out. We see a lot of this. $331 to have this small radiator replaced. It's down in front behind the bumper, but exposed to all the road s---. 

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2009 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 Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

158000 mi

US $100
Massively worn out factory shocks that had never been changed. 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Indiana, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

23000 mi

US $50
Emissions System. Replaced Evaporative Emissions Canister Vent Valve. 
Jan 2018

23050 mi

US $250
Slow cranking in very cold weather. Battery rapid self discharge. Replaced battery 

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

25000 mi
Tailgate Bowtie badge was beginning to come apart, replaced under Warranty. 
May 2013

40300 mi
Right Hand catalytic converter was failing, replaced under Federal Emissions Warranty. 

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