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Recall List for the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Chevrolet service shop immediately!

  1. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #08E050000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,921

    Summary: K2 motor is recalling 1,921 aftermarket headlamps of various models sold for use on the above listed vehicles. These headlamps are missing the amber side reflex reflector which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without the amber side reflex reflectors, the lighting visibility may be affected, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: K2 motor will notify owners and offer a full refund. The recall began on decemeber 17, 2008. Owners may contact K2 motor at 1-909-839-2992. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E050000 »

  2. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB NHTSA Campaign #07E106000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 17, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 130,000

    Summary: Certain federal-mogul replacement wheel hub assemblies with the brand names: National, Carquest P/nos. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, and 515060, shipped between January 23, 2006, and December 20, 2007, sold for light duty and medium duty trucks. The inboard retention nut used to maintain hub bearing assembly can loosen resulting in an ABS light indication, noise, and/or wheel separation.

    Consequence: Wheel separation can result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Federal-mogul will notify customers and will replace the hub assembly free of charge. The recall began on February 7, 2008. Owners can contact federal-mogul toll-free at 877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E106000 »

  3. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL NHTSA Campaign #07E066000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 175

    Summary: Certain cequent 90 degree 7-way right angle adaptors sold by distributors in tow packages for aftermarket sales to tow 5th wheel rv travel trailers. Due to incorrect wiring of the harness, the trailer lights may not operate properly.

    Consequence: If the trailer lights are not working properly, a vehicle crash can occur.

    Actions: All of the defective tow packages are still at the distributor level and have not been sold to any consumers. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E066000 »

  4. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #06V289000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 03, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 38,439

    Summary: On certain trucks equipped with an 8.1L V8 (RPO L8-VIN G) engine have a condition in which the engine fuel rail pulse damper retainer clip may fracture resulting in inadequate retention of the damper.

    Consequence: If the damper comes loose, a fuel leak may result. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper retainer clip free of charge. The recall began on August 31, 2006. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC trucks at 1-866-996-9463. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V289000 »

  5. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E064000

    • Date Announced: JULY 17, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,029

    Summary: Certain tradesonic combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. Combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Tradesonic will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2006. Owners may contact tradesonic at 626-934-8884. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E064000 »

  6. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E060000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 87,745

    Summary: Certain aai motorsports combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above list passenger vehicles. Combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash

    Actions: Aai motorsports will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2006. Owners may contact aai motorsports at 909-923-9188. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E060000 »

  7. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #06E023000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 292,000

    Summary: Certain anzo combination headlamp assemblies sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles. Some combination lamps are not equipped with amber side reflectors which fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Anzo will notify owners and replace the headlamps free of charge. The recall began May 9, 2006. Owners may contact anzo usa at 909-468-3688. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E023000 »

  8. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS NHTSA Campaign #05V455000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 123,592

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with a power steering hose that is not to specification. Under extreme steering maneuvers, such as turning the steering wheel fully to the left or right while braking, the hose may fracture and leak fluid.

    Consequence: If this were to occur, power steering assist would be lost and increased steering effort would be required. On vehicles equipped with hydro-boost power brakes, it could also result in loss of power brake assist and increased braking effort would be required. If the power steering fluid spray were to spray onto hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for two suspect date codes and replace them if required. The recall will begin on October 14, 2005. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727, or Hummer at 1-800-732-5493. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V455000 »

  9. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado PARKING BRAKE NHTSA Campaign #05V161000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 22, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 90,242

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks equipped with manual transmissions and built with either PBR parking brake systems or TRW parking brake systems, the parking brake friction linings may wear to an extent where the parking brake can become ineffective in immobilizing a parked vehicle.

    Consequence: If the parking brake does not hold, unintended vehicle movement could occur, which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install a low-force spring clip retainer for vehicles equipped with a PBR parking brake system. On vehicles equipped with the TRW parking brake system, dealers will install a redesigned parking brake cable assembly. The recall began on July 29, 2005. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V161000 »

  10. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado SEAT BELTS:REAR NHTSA Campaign #05V163000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 22, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,359,824

    Summary: On certain crew cab pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, the 2nd row center occupant seat belt routing may make it difficult to position the lap portion of the safety belt low around the hips of occupants, especially smaller occupants, seated in this position. Appropriate use of a child seat or booster seat, as recommended for small children, does improve the fit condition for this user group. In addition to instructions on proper infant and young child restraint (with child seats or boosters), special verbiage for restraining older child is included in the owner's manual. Also, the suggested seat belt fit/routing for adults, irrespective of seating position, is described in the owner's manual text.

    Consequence: A lap portion of the seat belt routing that is not low and snug on the hips can allow the lap belt to ride up on an occupant's abdomen instead of fitting low around their hipbones, and therefore, can expose them to more risk of abdominal and internal organ injury.

    Actions: Dealers will cut open the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and then the remaining two sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer free of charge. The recall began on July 21, 2005. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, or Hummer at 1-800-732-5493. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V163000 »

  11. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR NHTSA Campaign #05V055000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 14, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,194

    Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock and transmission braking effect." Under certain vehicle starting conditions, the shift lever position indicator located in the instrument panel cluster may not illuminate. If the shift lever position indicator does not illuminate, the driver may not know which gear the vehicle is in.

    Consequence: The vehicle may move in an unintended direction resulting in possible injury to others outside of the vehicle.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster free of charge. The recall began on February 14, 2005. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, and GMC at 1-866-996-9463. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V055000 »

  12. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC NHTSA Campaign #05V043000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 08, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 77,411

    Summary: Certain trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans equipped with Bosch hydro-boost brake assemblies, the hydraulic brake booster pressure accumulator may crack and separate from the hydro-boost assembly during normal operating conditions.

    Consequence: If a separation occurred and the hood of the vehicle were open, fragments from the accumulator could cause injury to people in the immediate area. The presence of this crack or fractured surface could allow the hydraulic fluid to leak from the accumulator circuit of the booster assembly. The loss of fluid would cause increased steering and braking effort and a crash may occur without prior warning.

    Actions: Dealers will test the hydro-boost assembly for functional operation of the two-function valve. If the hydro-boost assembly fails the test, dealers will replace the assembly free of charge. The recall began on March 23, 2005. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC trucks at 1-866-996-9463 and Hummer at 1-800-732-5493. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V043000 »

  13. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR NHTSA Campaign #05V018000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 21, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,344

    Summary: On certain trucks, the bolt that attaches the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear may not meet specification. The bolt may fracture resulting in the loss of steering.

    Consequence: If this happens while the vehicle is moving, a crash could occur without prior warning.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft bolt free of charge. The recall began on January 24, 2005. Owners may contact GMC at 1-866-996-9463 and Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V018000 »

  14. 2005 Chevrolet Silverado FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #04V376000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 02, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,103

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks equipped with 5.3L (RPO L59) V8 engines, the engine fuel rail crossover tube retainer screws were not manufactured to specifications and may break.

    Consequence: If the tube retainer screw breaks, fuel could leak from the fuel rail crossover joint, the engine may stall and, if an ignition source were present, an engine compartment fire could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the fuel rail crossover tube and, if necessary, replace the retainer screws. Owners were notified by telephone on July 30, 2004, with a followup owner letter began August 5, 2004. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463. Note: The GM bulletin lists the Tahoe and Yukon models because Canadian vehicles are included in the bulletin. No U.S. Tahoe or Yukon vehicles are included in the U.S. campaign. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V376000 »

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