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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2009 Silverado has no defect trends, which is a very good sign now that it's more than a few years old.

A couple model years back, the 2007 Silverado has an oil consumption defect at low mileage (~50k miles) — so far there's only a very few reports of the same problem with the 2009 Silverado.

The 2009 Silverado received poor side impact ratings on models not equipped with the optional side air bags.

5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,250 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.

2009 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012015

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 26,500 miles

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

The brake system went out. The dealer refused to repair under warranty, because it is out of warranty. This is the second 2009 with brake problems.....updated 04/02/15

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 102010

Silverado

  • 12,000 miles
We could hear the truck making a grinding noise as we slowed for a stop sign. When we looked, the whole brake pad was missing from the drivers side rear brakes. This caused extensive damage to the rotor. We have since replaced the rear brake pads several times but the front brakes have not been replaced a single time.

- Tyler, TX, USA

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