If you find CarComplaints.com is helpful ... We rely completely on word of mouth. Talk about us on Facebook, Twitter, tell your mother-in-law. Help us help more people.

Print this page

1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 282012

Silverado

  • 110,000 miles

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

The low coolant light went on. The only way to fill the system is to open the reservoir cap. Unfortunately because the engine had a head gasket failure the cooling system would not depressurize, even when cold. It seems to me that there should be a pressure cap that when the engine overheats it allows the cooling system to depressurize. This closed system is very dangerous especially when someone who is used to filling the overflow tank when the coolant is low. Because the lack of an over flow tank anyone that opens the plastic reservoir could became burned.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032012

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 130,200 miles
Parked truck at outside stall and went indoors. After about 20 minutes I heard noises and went outside. Found the whole truck was engulfed in flames. By the time the fire department arrived 6 minutes later the fire spread to two additional vehicles. The heat melted and consumed everything except the frame. The fire investigator suspects the fire initiated due to electrical failure and generated from either the driver side dash board or left side of engine. The damage was too destructive to pinpoint exact cause.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

Not what you are looking for?