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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,988 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.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado engine problems

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 012015


  • miles


My dash is cracking around the passenger airbag and above the instrument cluster. I am concerned that the cracked areas could come loose and become a projectile. The engine is also burning oil badly and could shut down while driving

- Wamego, KS, USA

problem #5

Mar 152015


  • 83,918 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact stated that the throttle was also sticking and the engine indicator was illuminating. The vehicle stalled and would not restart for ten minutes. This was a recurring failure. The contact had to push the onstar button, which provided the codes of the failure. The failure codes stated that the pps throttle system was failing. The dealer stated that they could not locate a failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 83,918. The VIN was unknown.

- King George, MD, USA

problem #4

Feb 262015


  • miles
First of three vehicle collisions this year involving Chevrolet Silverado that have caught fire after involved in frontal impacts. Vehicle traveling westbound on sr 58 in lane county, Oregon. Involved in secondary collision with a Toyota pickup truck that had been struck by a loose truck tractor wheel. The impact by the wheel caused the Toyota to encroach into the path of the Chevrolet. The occupants of Chevrolet were able to extricate themselves. The vehicle subsequently caught fire and suffered extensive fire damage.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #3

Mar 132015

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


We were making a stop at the light, when a 18-wheeler didn't stop and hit us in the back, pushing us towards the bus that was in front of us, making the glass of the back break and throwing all the crystals in our body and clothes, the air bags never open, the front seats were broken and 3 of the 4 doors couldn't close anymore, the driver tried to make a move to the left or right, but he could not, because we were stuck, when we realize there were no major injury, we stayed until the red cross came to check our condition, but there were crystals everywhere so we couldn't move without hurting ourselves. We buy the truck with 2 miles, we are the only owners.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 132013

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
At 36000 miles the engine burns oil. So far as of 46000 miles pistons burned have been replaced pvc filter and valve were replaced along with valve cover. At present 54000 miles engine still burns oil.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #1

May 212013


  • 39,010 miles
Check engine light is displayed and the motor is hesitating. This issue is a second occurrence due to the valve cover leaking and causing the spark plugs to go bad. First time the vehicle was under warranty at approximately 29000 miles and now the vehicle has 39000 miles and the issue has recurred. This appears to be a continually recurring problem for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado trucks.

- Springfield, VA, USA

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