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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,644 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado electrical problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Mar 012015

Silverado

  • 97,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While the vehicle was parked with the air conditioner set on level five, the blower intermittently clicked off and on. The contact also stated that a burning smell emitted through the vents of the vehicle. The failure recurred on several occasions until level five and four settings no longer worked. The contact inspected the connector sw/power St adjuster and discovered that the wires were melted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer informed the contact that the connector and resistor for the air conditioner and heater and the resistor for the heater needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Sumpter, SC, USA

problem #33

Aug 182014

Silverado

  • 35,300 miles
Turned key on and light saying service airbag came on. Local mechanic said he read that there was going to be a recall on it.

- Marion, IN, USA

problem #32

Jun 012010

Silverado

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the door ajar safety alarm and the seat belt alarm chime failed. The contact indicated that while the door was opened while the vehicle was in motion but the chime did not activate. Additionally, the chime did not sound when the seat belts were not secured while the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Wales, WI, USA

problem #31

Jul 072014

Silverado

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Blower resister keeps burning out.

- Vineland , NJ, USA

problem #30

Jul 062014

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 134,000 miles
The brake lines and fuel lines rusty to the point that they are leaking need to be replaced.the blend motor for HVAC isn't working right.

- Minoa, NY, USA

problem #29

Mar 112014

Silverado

  • 101,000 miles
Was driving down road looked down at my speedometer and it was pegged out over 120 mph I was only going about 15mph so I stopped and turned off truck and speedometer went down to 60 not 0 as it should I turned it back on and took off it did same thing all way over 120 mph so when I got where I was heading and turned truck off again same thing just dropped to 60 so I kept turning key on and off and it would drop about 5mph each time until it got to 0 went to dealer he said lot of problems with this model truck I would need a new dash and it would cost me $1200 I think GM should fix these truck it the law to have a working speedometer on your truck thank you.

- Winchester, KY, USA

problem #28

Mar 012005

Silverado

  • 1,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start accompanied by the illumination of the check engine warning light. The failure was recurring and sporadic. Additionally, the instrument panel failed and the head lights would sporadically fail. The contact also stated that the rotors needed to be replaced on a regular basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was not able to diagnose the multiple failures. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1000.

- Lower Burrell, PA, USA

problem #27

Feb 152014

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
Instrument cluster failure. Odometer mileage wiped clean. Display reads "odometer error".

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #26

Nov 152012

Silverado

  • 167,520 miles
I was driving the vehicle at normal speeds and I have had this vehicle for about 6 months and never have had a problem with it. All the sudden I get a message that says "service air bag". I took the truck to the dealer and they diagnosed it and they said that the truck needs a new front drivers side impact sensor that went bad. This truck has never been in an accident and the airbags have never been deployed. They told me that if this repair does not get done, if I have an accident the airbags wouldn't deploy.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #25

Oct 012011

Silverado

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the backlight and the gauge lights on the instrument panel had become abnormally dark. The contact was unable to see any of the gauges on the instrument panel, including the tachometer and speedometer, which also failed intermittently. The battery warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to dealer for inspection or repair. The VIN was unavailable.the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000. The current mileage was 113,000.

- Bayard , WV, USA

problem #24

Jul 152008

Silverado 8-cyl Diesel

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This truck has experienced two fuse block failures since new. The symptom, in both cases, was the truck would not start. Both repairs were accomplished at brown and brown Chevrolet in mesa Arizona. The first repair occurred in 2008 and the second repair occurred in 2012. When reimbursement was requested for the second failure, the brown and brown service person and the GM customer care person both denied warranty coverage because there are third-party devices installed in the vehicle. There is an alarm system and a kenwood stereo, with a GM module, installed that were deemed third-party. There is also a cb radio but it was not cited. All vehicle equipment is powered through fuses on the fuse block. None of the fuses were found to be blown by brown and brown, including the ones powering the third-party equipment. The fuse block"S intent is to distribute power to such devices and protect the wiring with its installed fuses. Properly connected equipment may blow a fuse but cannot stress the fuse block to failure. I requested the ?bad" fuse block in both cases and have disassembled the second one. I found loose power pins and no evidence of burning or arcing. The design permits the power pins to loosen over time, causing intermittent connections. This intermittent connection was verified by brown and brown; they said that simply leaning on the fuse block would cause the engine to stop. This is not an effect of third party equipment but is a design defect of the fuse block.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #23

Sep 012011

Silverado 8-cyl Diesel

  • 98,000 miles
Speedometer stopped functioning. It displays I'm driving @ 120 mph and gets stuck there, when I'm only going approximately 30-40 mph. This is ridiculous that there is no recall on this malfunction as I see there are plenty of compliants with same issue. How can I drive safely without knowing the speed limit I'm going.

- Boonsboro, MD, USA

problem #22

Aug 302006

Silverado

  • 22,000 miles
Heater blower connector fire.

- Rossford, OH, USA

problem #21

Oct 012008

Silverado

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated the wiring harness connected to the blower motor became hot and began to melt. A private mechanic repaired the resistor in October 2008; however, the failure occurred again. In January 2011, the contact had the wiring harness and the resistor qa replaced by a private mechanic since he smelled a burning odor and had to disconnect the wiring harness in order to protect it from melting. The dealer nor manufacturer were notified. The current mileage was 119,000. The approximate failure was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Imperial , MO, USA

problem #20

Dec 102008

Silverado

  • 64,000 miles
I was driving along when the cab filled with smoke and a burning plastic smell. I saw smoke come from under the passenger side dashboard. The blower motor resistor harness had caught fire. I was able to put it out with damage to only the harness and resistor. It was replaced under the extended warranty I had purchased from GM. Fast forward to May 9, 2010 and 50,000 miles later, the same thing happened and GM corporate told me there was nothing they could do even though this same model vehicle has been recalled in Canada for the same problem. I was quoted $300 for the repair. On May 10.2010, my dealer called and said he received an E-mail from GM stating that GM was in the process of offering a 10 year 150,000 mile warranty on the blower motor and harness repair. Have not received any notice from GM yet but dealer said they would fix it no charge.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #19

Dec 102008

Silverado

  • 64,000 miles
I was driving along when the cab filled with smoke and a burning plastic smell. I saw smoke come from under the passenger side dashboard. The blower motor resistor harness had caught fire. I was able to put it out with damage to only the harness and resistor. It was replaced under the extended warranty I had purchased from GM. Fast forward to May 9, 2010 and 50,000 miles later, the same thing happened and GM corporate told me there was nothing they could do even though this same model vehicle has been recalled in Canada for the same problem. I was quoted $300 for the repair. On May 10.2010, my dealer called and said he received an E-mail from GM stating that GM was in the process of offering a 10 year 150,000 mile warranty on the blower motor and harness repair. Have not received any notice from GM yet but dealer said they would fix it no charge.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #18

May 012011

Silverado 6-cyl

  • miles
The problem is the fan on GM trucks burns out. We were told by the service dept that the wires were burned up and that this required more parts and service. Needed resistor, connector and blower to repair. This is a potential fire hazard which is not being addressed by GM. Apparently this is an issue that many vehicle owners have experienced but since no one has been killed I guess there is not reason to mandate a recall. We were told by the service dept. That many vehicles are being brought in for service because of this problem. This should be looked into. Our vehicle has 38,000 miles. We have a friend who lives in NJ that had the same problem within a year of purchasing his new truck.

- Falling Waters, WV, USA

problem #17

Sep 162010

Silverado

  • 82,000 miles
I also have a 2005 Silverado an the speedometer is stuck at 120 it has gone down as far as 60 but when you drive it pegs out and remains there. There were no warnings just happened around 82,000 now at 86,000 and 6,000 miles out of warranty. I feel that this is a safety hazard because I don't know my speed but I am lucky enough to have been given a gps to do that. I looked at GM website but they say I am over mileage for repair and I don't have the money for the repairs myself an feel this should be remedied by the manufacturer since it is a well know problem of theirs and this defective equipment.

- Keystone Heights, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 112011

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Speedometer not showing correct speed.

- Vevay, IN, USA

problem #15

May 202010

Silverado

  • 40,000 miles
Air blows cold on driver side and extremely hot on drivers side with dual controls both set to cool. Seems to be a very common problem according to many people on the following website and unable to be fixed by dealers. autoforum.classifieds1000.com/Chevrolet-silverado_1500_pickup/dual_ac_blows_cold_air_on_passenger_but_hot_on_driver.

- Midland, MI, USA

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