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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
78,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace console lid (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 152009

Silverado LS 4.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


The center console on any truck is a luxury in itself being able to lean up against it or set things there while driving but in my truck the whole plastic peice that connects the lid to the actual seat has cracked. and everytime i sit in the truck and even bumo into it i hear a loud CREEK. bought the truck like this but how in the world do you fix a cheap piece of plastic? ive heard of this happening often but maybe its just me... i love chevy's but common... this is only one of the 10 billion things ive replaced on my truck... that ive only owned for 2 years......

- , Orange, CA, USA

problem #3

May 182011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

cheap plastic poor design Chevrolet should fix it for free

- , Meridian, MS, USA

problem #2

May 012008

Silverado 1500 4.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

Such a great truck to be defiled by this achilies heel. The plastic hinges meant to support these roided out springs had no choice but to fail. You cant just replace the lid to my knowledge. The console itself can be easily removed with a star ratchet & 10mm wrench set. What the heck next?

- , Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 312006

Silverado LX 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

The problem is that the hinge assembly is made of cheap plastic. The lid has half the hinge and the console (which is the middle seat when folded up) has the other half of the hinge. The thing is spring loaded, so when you open it, if it flies up and back, each time this happens, it weakens the tubular extensions of the moldings that serve as the hinges. A metal rod passes through all of these to act as a hinge pin, but the plastic is too cheaply made. They want $250 for the console lid only. This is ridiculous that this part should break so easily. it is a poor design. I can see that even if i replace it, it will just break again. The helpful and sympathetic (I wonder if he sees alot of poor sopuls with this problem?) parts counter guy showed me that the middle seat/console assy sits on two metal brackets. There is no "official" fix. One solution is this: I am going to pull out the middle seat/console assy. and find a big ammo can to go in there. (Once it is bolted in place, it isn't going anywhere, and I could probably lock it as well.) - My complaint is "why should I have to do this?" Why was Chevrolet incapable of seeing that the engineering of this hinge was poorly executed? Was this outsourced? what?

- , Dallas, TX, USA

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