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64,750 miles
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2010 Chevrolet Silverado engine problems

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 312015

Silverado LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


I had an oil change less than 3000 miles ago. I checked the oil level after the oil change and it was right where it should be. I was driving down the highway the other day and the check engine light came on. The oil pressure gauge dropped below the normal, vertical position. Note: the 'Check Oil' light never came on! I pulled into a gas station and checked the oil. Nothing was on the dipstick. Added a quart. Nothing. Added another quart. Nothing. I finally had oil appear on the dipstick after adding another 1/2 quart. (I ran the engine and checked the oil after each addition) It took 3 full quarts to bring it up to normal oil level. On the 'Oil Life Remaining' information panel it says 12%. So, less than 3000 miles and the truck needed 3 quarts of oil. Something is definitely wrong! I am going to look into this and report back.

- , Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #3

May 102014

Silverado LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

Ok so I get the truck back at 5 pm on a Friday afternoon. I am told to drive 500 miles and bring it back so they can check the oil consumption which tells me they are not sure they actually fixed the problem. I drive about 50 miles and the dash says low oil, stop engine!!! Are you kidding me!!!! we limp back home and on Monday am I call the dealership and now I m pissed off. I actually ask for a regional manager and they give me the 1-866 Chevy customer service number. I tell them that I need it towed and I need a loaner. They say their one loaner truck is out but to bring it in anyway. I tell them absolutely not! I will not be inconvenienced any more or get stuck at the dealership (which is way out in the country). Tuesday am I call again and a service assistant manager states that wed am they will have a used truck from the lot with a dealer plate and loan it to me. Wed am I call and the story changed. They said they are sure it is just a gauge and I will be in a and out so no loaner is needed. I was told to bring it in right away but i refused unless they had a truck for me to drive. Then they said why do you need a truck? Seriously, now I have to explain why I want a vehicle to drive that is the same as the piece of sh*t one that is broken? UH NO WAY. I called Chevy and put in a claim and told them i don't want it back until this is settled. On Friday the dealership loaned me a truck and Chevy had it towed in. I have not heard back yet.

- , Cato, NY, USA

problem #2

May 052014

Silverado LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

Ok, so this truck should be good right, I mean after all you pay 45,000 for a truck it should run with no problems for a while right? I guess that is no longer a Chevy concern, its really too bad American made products are such pieces of sh*t nowadays. So in end of March (after the truck being in the shop in Jan) the engine light comes on again with the service stabilitrack light as well , same symptoms, as many times before. I am finishing up my semester at school, and working a lot of overtime. SO I park the truck and pull out my mustang to drive until I can get the truck to the dealership. I finally have it towed into the dealership and they start by blaming me and accusing me of not doing routine oil changes. I said "are u kidding? I am a single mom, depend on my truck, and I paid 45,000 and owe nothing on this truck. I baby it and take very good care of it." after receiving the proof of maintenance, they are baffled as to why I have no oil yet again!! I had to get a ride home and back to the dealership which inconvenienced my friends. This time the solution was to change out the pistons. At this point I realize that they really don't know what the problem is and are just fixing the parts that are affected by the real culprit. They had the truck for a week.

- , Cato, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 032011

Silverado LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

At 33890 miles this truck started using oil. The dealer where I purchased the truck has performed all of the required maintenance. The truck is using up to 2 quarts of oil in between oil changes. I have the oil changed every 5000 miles and I use Mobil 1 synthetic oil. The dealer has performed the recommended fix under TSB01-06-01-011G. Per the TSB the accepted rate of oil consumption is 1 quart in 2000 miles. I do not use the vechile for a business, only personal use and most of the mileage is on the road. I do not tow a trailer or carry excessive loads in the truck . THE TRUCK FOULED A PLUG AT 46506 MILES. I have contacted GM Customer Relations and they are standing on the TSB that 1 quart every 2000 miles is acceptable and I do not have a problem. I feel that using this much oil is a problem. This has really turned me against buying another Chevrolet. I have owned Chevys in the past and had no problems. Maybe "Government Motors" GM has a problem with this engine ? Does anyone recommend a further course of action ?

- , North Charleston, SC, USA

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