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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,667 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 172014


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that when adding oil to the vehicle, it was discovered that the transmission dip stick tube had separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the dip stick tube needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Texarkana, AR, USA

problem #2

Apr 012013

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Truck downshifts to passing gear such as entering a highway on ramp and stepping down to enter slower traffic engine revs to red line on tach because it does not shift into any gear leaving you hung out to dry in traffic until you figure out what's goin on you have fully let up for it to find a gear by this time your speed came drop 10 mph very dangerous, had to two different dealers twice both said it has no problem one said it was the torque management system and it was normal.but if I wanted it to go away take it some where and have the program wiped from computer but warranty will then be void.also truck slams into gear when slowing down to go around a corner.when starting vehicle it jumps forward so bad I am afraid to keep it in my garage. Spoke to two different Chevy reps both are like talking to a wall, they are not employed to help you just to run around in circles until you give up.research all Chevy products before buying. Silverado have alot of transmission issues. Just a horrible truck.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 012012


  • miles
2011 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer writes in regards to mechanical, electrical and transmission problems with vehicle. The consumer stated while driving down the road on a steep incline, with the truck and trailer loaded, the engine's RPM suddenly went to 5500 RPM, without increase in acceleration. He depressed the brake to release the cruise control, and strongly pressed the gas pedal several times before the engine would return to a normal RPM.

- Magdalena, NM, USA

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