Chevrolet Silverado: Complaints & Recalls

Since the Silverado went into production in 1998, the truck has amassed a collection of awards and sold more than 10 million vehicles.

Though the vehicle is powerful and versatile, it has also received a few complaints over the years. If you believe your Silverado may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Chevrolet Silverado Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Silverado in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Complaints mainly revolve around:

  • Powertrain
  • Airbags
  • Electronic Stability
  • Vehicle speed control
  • Brakes

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Driver’s seat belt tensioner cable may separate. This increases the risk of an injury in a crash.
  • Frontal airbags may not deploy. Without the airbags, passengers are at risk of greater injury.
  • Ignition lock actuator may bind. The ignition may return to the accessory position without warning. This could eliminate steering and braking power, which could cause an accident.
  • Improperly heat-treated rear axle shaft. This may cause the rear wheel to separate from the axle, creating a hazard.
  • Fuel tank vent line hose clamp may be loose. If the fuel line detaches, the risk of a fire increases.
  • Possible loss of power steering assist. This makes the vehicle difficult to control, which increases the risk of a crash.
  • Absence of warning chimes. This may let the driver move without knowing a door is open, or that a seat belt isn’t buckled.
  • Power steering fluid may leak. A loss of power steering makes the vehicle difficult to control.
  • Overheating of exhaust components may cause a fire. Melting nearby plastic parts could spark a fire.
  • Fuel pipe connections may leak. This may result in a fire.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Driver’s seat belt tensioner cable may separate. This increases the risk of an injury in a crash.
  • Frontal airbags may not deploy. Without the airbags, passengers are at risk of greater injury.
  • Airbag computer housing may facture. This could cause the SDM to malfunction, which may prevent the airbags from deploying in a crash.
  • Absence of warning chimes. This may let the driver move without knowing a door is open, or that a seat belt isn’t buckled.
  • Upper control arms may have insufficient welds. If the control arm separates from the bushing, steering control decreases

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Frontal airbags may not deploy. Without the airbags, passengers are at risk of greater injury.
  • Upper control arms may have insufficient welds. If the control arm separates from the bushing, steering control decreases.
  • Missing child anchorage instructions. Without the instructions, parents may install the child seat incorrectly, which could result in injury

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

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