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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
May 06, 2012
Location:
Boiling Green, MO

tl* the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet silverado 1500 hd. the contact stated that the air conditioner was inoperable and the plastic wires that came from the unit were melted. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not under warranty and there were no recalls addressing the failure. the manufacturer was notified and repeated those sentiments. no further assistance was offered. the vehicle was then taken to an independent repair shop for repair. the failure mileage was 127,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 127000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2GCEC19X931. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 26, 2012
Location:
Cedarville, MI

tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado 1500 hd. the contact stated that while merging onto the highway at 10 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. the contact managed to push the vehicle to the shoulder and the vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the hybrid components failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times but no successful remedy was discovered. in addition, the vehicle would seize when in reverse and the check power fluid and the power steering warning lights were illuminated. the contact was also experiencing the fuel gauge indicator providing inaccurate readings and the air conditioner was also functioning erratically. the manufacturer was notified of the issues but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000. ..updated 01/16/2013 *bf the consumer stated the vehicle has been at the dealership for 10 months, where they are unable to repair it. updated 1/28/2013 *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCEC19T35Z. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2005 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2005 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Good Chevrolet . Dealer's telephone number: OUT OF BUSINESS . Dealer's city: Almeda . Dealer's state code: CA.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2008
Location:
Deland, FL

tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet silverado 1500 hd. the contact stated the fuel gauge intermittently displayed improper readings of empty and full. the contact also stated the speedometer intermittently displayed improper speed readings. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the instrument cluster needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 141,000.

Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGC13U63F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 10, 2011
Location:
Owasso, OK

instrument cluster has continued to fail. called local chevy dealer, because truck is over the mileage it is no longer covered by recall that i was not informed of. first oil pressure gauge quit then speedometer failed. chevy has known of the problem and should be held accountable to fix this problem. *tr

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGC13U83F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2003 Drive type:RWD. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 12, 2010
Location:
Grove City, OH

tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado1500 hd.the contact stated that the speedometer gave incorrect speed indications. the contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. there was a special manufacturer's recall for the problem but the vehicle was not included. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 41,200 and the current mileage was 41,374.

Mileage was 41200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGK13UX5F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
July 05, 2010
Location:
Leonard, MI

while driving at any speed, i hear a chime from the instrument panel, then notice that the vehicle can no longer accelerate. i also notice that the engine light is on, and there is a message displayed stating the vehicle is in "low engine power mode". at this point, the vehicle can still be driven but at very low speed only. any power for maneuverability under heavy traffic or highway conditions is gone. after pulling over to the side of the road and shutting off the engine, the engine light stays on but the engine power may have returned to normal (for a while). the following day or so - the engine light may even stay off, and everything appears normal. when the problem is first noticed, it seems to recur every few days. as time goes on however (maybe 2 weeks) the problem happens more frequently and is less apt to "reset" just by turning off the engine. the first time i took the vehicle into the dealer, they replaced the throttle control sensor connector, for a total bill of about $350. now, after only 10 month, the problem has recurred. i took it back to the dealer yesterday, after only two of these "events" within one week, and was charged another $535 to have the throttle body replaced ("faulty sensors within the body"). last night the problem came back again (yes - same day!). today the dealer added a "redundant" ground to the throttle body (no charge this time). i was told by the mechanic that this problem has shown up on many vehicles like mine, and that gm seems to be at a loss as to what is causing the problem. this is an electronic throttle control (no direct linkage between gas pedal and carburetor). i am thankful that gm designed this to fail with power loss rather than full power (toyota), but i believe this is a safety concern none the less. gm is obviously aware of the problem but is doing nothing to repair an obvious design flaw in their product. *tr

Mileage was 94137 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGK13U03F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Apr 29, 2010
Location:
Middleboro, MA

the instrument panel cluster suddenly went on our 2003 chevy silverado. gmc supposedly offered a voluntary warranty extension, but told customers not to take truck to dealers unless the issue was present. we have 86,800 miles on the truck. the odometer and battery gauge are broken. it now says we are going 20mph when we are parked! gmc made us pay $45 for diagnostic and repair will cost $415. gmc denies coverage for this issue, based on their policy regarding miles. we do not think truck will pass inspection unless we get repairs done , and we also think not knowing speed you are driving or the status of your battery could pose potential safety risks. we also want to advise others to get it done before problem occurs. *tr

Mileage was 86800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2GCEK19T331. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2004
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Dec 31, 2008
Location:
West Townsend, MA

speedometer gets stuck an does not accurately give speed. there are so many repair facilities for this there must be a problem with the manufacturer. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2008
Location:
Elgin, OK

the gauges have a mind of their own. it started with the oil pressure gauge and now none of them are working. went to a dealership and they said that it would cost over $500.00 to replace to defected part and that gm issued an extended warranty up to 70,000 miles. why not a recall??? with as many complaints that are here, they should recall this part and stand behind their products especially if they want a bail out. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Oct 28, 2008
Location:
Crystal Beach, TX

i own a 2003 chevrolet silverado 1500hd, my problem started with the heated seats coming on and going off by their self. i took my truck to the dealership but they could not find any problems with the electrical system. now my tachometer and speedometer have stopped working. i think i heard something about defected instrument panel from chevrolet that required replacing the instrument panel but i can not find any information on that. i would like get this problem fixed before it continues shorting out the rest of the electrical system. *tr

Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGK13U43F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2006
Location:
Antelope, CA

speedometer will occasionally read from 5 to 30 mph from true speed. when this malfunction occurs, stopping the truck will not cause the speedometer to go to 0 mph as expected but will read, for instance, 25 mph. turning the ignition off and restarting the engine while parked will make the speedometer read approximately 4 mph closer to zero each time. this malfunction has caused me to drive at inappropriate speed many times. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGK13U53F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2006
Location:
Cameron Park, CA

my speedometer is malfunctioning. this was first pointed out by an idaho state trooper when i was pulled over with my family in the truck pulling a trailer. my speedometer read 60 but i was clocked at 79 mph. this last weekend on a trip to down i-5 in california, i was doing what thought was 70 mph but i was passing a lot of cars and when i remember the issue my tachometer read 3500 rpm which means i was doing 80 plus. then yesterday (10/22/2006) my speedometer read 10 mph when my tach indicated 2100 rpm (~62 mph), which was confirm by by wife following in another vehicle. the problem is inconsistent. the speedometer seems to work for a while but then degrades and the speed indicated does nor reflect the actual speed. between the initial occurrence and 10/20 i did not make any trips longer than 20 minutes and did not notice a problem except for a somewhat jerky speedometer needle. the speedometer seems to "reset" after the vehicle stop for a while. estimated cost of repair is $98-$105 "evaluation and $550-$600 actual repair which includes parts and labor. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGC13U53F. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 03, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2003 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2003 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 79 mph. Dealer's name: John L Sullivan Chevrolet . Dealer's telephone number: (916)782-1243 . Dealer's city: Roseville . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 95661-3024.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
May 24, 2005
Location:
Ridgeland, MS

speedometer stop functioning and doesn't accurately reflect the vehicle's speed. the speedometer is stuck at 120+ mph. i took the vehicle into the gm dealer and they said that the entire electronic instrument panel must be replaced at a cost of over $500. after searching the internet forums it appears to be a widespread problem. see this website http://www.topix.net/forum/autos/chevrolet-silverado-1500/tr5qab2mn19bl1d2j. this poses a safety hazard because the driver does not know the speed of the vehicle. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGC13U03F. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 17, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2003 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2003 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Ryan Motors . Dealer's telephone number: (601) 584-8451 . Dealer's city: Hattiesburg . Dealer's state code: MS. Dealer's zipcode: 39401 .

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2002
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2014
Location:
San Antonio, TX

started to hear engine exhaust getting loud, started to look for exhaust leak and found that # 8 and #7 piston leaking at exhaust manifold due to broken bolts and then engine error code o2 sensor bank 1 will not turn off, can not get truck to pass inspection have found out others truck owners have same problem

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 149337 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGC13U32F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2013
Location:
Yuba City, CA

speedometer and other guages give improper readings intermitently.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGK13U55F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Jan 22, 2007
Location:
San Pedro, CA

tl* the contacts owns a 2003 chevrolet silverado 1500 hd. the contact stated that smoke was emitting out of the center of the air vent duct. the vehicle was taken to a dealer. the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 68,403 and the current mileage was 150,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68403 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGC13U13F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2003
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2013
Location:
Dry Prong, LA

radio speakers went out while still under warranty. dealer tinkered with but never found exact problem and have not worked properly since. then left rear door ajar indicator came on while driving 4 years ago still doesn't work most of the time. fuel gauge inop. 2 yrs ago. then speedometer erratic since august last year. and since oct 2013 vehicle just dies at low rpms or idles erratic. one out of 53 days most everything. works fine except fuel gauge. then all of sudden all the problems come back. i have been told it is all probably caused by the instrument cluster but with the it being over the mileage for the extended warranty nothing can be done and since just swapping out the instrument cluster may not fix any of the problems i should just live with it. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GCGC13UX3F. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2003 Drive type:RWD.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 16, 2013
Location:
Raleigh, NC

speedometer issue: reads at least 50 mph sitting still and registers more than 140 mpg at highway speed. my mechanic replaced the sensor in the unit and it worked for about 2 weeks and then it malfunctioned again. cost to repair exceeds $700.00 as the instrument cluster must be replaced. this appears to be a common defect with these vehicles. lack of a functioning speedometer is a safety issue! transmission also required replacement at about 80k miles. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2GCEK13TX51. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 HD 2005 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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