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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,954 miles

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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.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #15

May 102015

Silverado 1500

  • 14,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 45 mph, the service trailer brake system displayed across the message board. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to multiple dealers who were unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #14

Feb 272016

Silverado 1500

  • 2,206 miles
Dealer states that parts for two critical recalls on our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will takes months to receive before an appointment can be made repair. Our vehicle was purchased specifically for towing our travel trailer. The two recalls involve rear braking system and two hitch weld breakage causing the trailer to break away from the vehicle. What is the resolution to have dealers provided in a timely manner the parts necessary to complete repairs. We cannot use our vehicle for months now due to these issues?

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 112016

Silverado 1500

  • 32,000 miles
Front brakes wore out on both outboard pads. Inboard pads are almost new.truck has 32,000mi. I bought it new. Dealer said calipers were not sliding. I checked the brakes myself and found that not true. I replaced the pads and rotors myself and took pictures and saved all parts. There must be a reason, and I can't be the only one.

- Scotia, NY, USA

problem #12

Jan 042016

Silverado 1500

  • 43,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 35 mph, the brakes failed without warning. The brake pedal became stiff and unresponsive. The contact had to place excessive pressure on the brake pedal just to get the vehicle to slow down. The contact also stated that the brakes made a grinding noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vacuum pump assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #11

Nov 302015

Silverado 1500

  • 23,000 miles
While driving my 2014 Chevy Silverado, I have had 3 instances where the stability control light came on and I suddenly lost lost all steering and brakes. Within a 2-3 seconds the cluster and radio went dead and then the engine stopped. I had no ability to control the vehicle. I took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated the logs showed 1 1/2 pages of vehicle communications errors including loss of communications to steering, loss of communications to brakes, etc. After 8 days of analysis, the dealer notified me that this was a known issue with GM and that there is an active pi number for the issue. However, there is no known resolution for the issue. Because there is no known solution, they asked me to come pick up the vehicle and continue driving it and they will contact me when a solution is found. When I asked if they understood that I could lose control of the vehicle and potential kill myself, a family member of another driver they only told me that they had no other suggestions. I escalated to GM customer care and they assured me that because there are no open recalls on my vehicle for this issue, it was completely safe to drive and that I shouldn't worry. A search of the internet revealed many people who have had the exact same experience and who were told to continue driving the vehicle. One even stated that they hit a pedestrian after losing control of the truck. This issue is obviously a huge safety risk as the driver can lose complete control of the vehicle at any speed.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #10

Apr 092015

Silverado 1500

  • 1,316 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, brake assist, stibilatrac and traction control warning light illuminated. The brakes would erroneously activate causing the vehicle to suddenly stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that moisture was present in the brakes system. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who replaced the master brake cylinder and chassis harness. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,316.

- Depue, IL, USA

problem #9

Jul 022015

Silverado 1500

  • 23,900 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the trailer's electric service brake warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 23,900.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #8

Jul 152014

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 6,300 miles
While returning from a trip pulling my camper trailer on July 15, 2014, the trailer brake system failed (no brakes to camper), with message "service brake system". dealer replaced the trailer brake control module. Trailer brakes worked fine until March 27, 2015 when trailer brake system failed again while pulling my camper and had message "service brake system". both times after restarting the engine, trailer brake system is restored but will fail after several restarts.

- Gillett, AR, USA

problem #7

Jul 192014

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
On approximately July 19, 2014, the hill descent mode failed on my 2014 Silverado 1500 as I was driving down a mountain in the state of Washington. The truck took off when this failed and I had to manually use my brakes in order to avoid crashing into any vehicles ahead. I took the vehicle in to the dealer who, and I quote 'they couldn't duplicate the concern and there were no codes stored in the system'. only four miles were put on the truck while it was in their shop. How can you possibly test this failure if you didn't drive it in the mountains? next major issue was the onstar antenna began to leak into the cab, soaking the headliner, the floor and leaking into the dash where all the electrical components are. Dealer 'didn't have the part to fix this' and it continues to leak to this day. And finally, having noticed all the posts about rust underneath this truck, I too, discovered that the 'wax' coating had deteriorated and major rust issues had developed. I have owned Chevrolet trucks for nearly 20 years and I have never, ever found them to be the piece of junk this vehicle is. The hill descent mode is a serious and potentially deadly problem. These issues have been reported to the CEO of GM in a detailed letter with pictures to prove everything that is wrong with this truck. Caution*****before you shell out fifty grand for this truck, read each and every post on this website in order to make an informed decision.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jan 142015

Silverado 1500

  • 1,412 miles
I was going North when a vehicle suddenly stopped in front of me. I braked as quickly as possible, the 2014 Chevy Silverado that I was driving only slowly came to a stop. Unfortunately, I rearended another vehicle. Thankfully I had not gotten up to the speed limit (30mph) and was only going 20mph. My truck would not brake quickly. No screeching tires, no black marks on the road. The stop was so slow that I had time to turn the steering wheel and only damage part of my front end. The grill, bumper, and hood were smashed in. No airbags came out of the truck, and my onstar service sensor did not go off. After colliding with the vehicle my 2014 Chevy shut off by itself. I had the brake still depressed & put the truck into park.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #5

Jan 142015

Silverado 1500

  • 1,412 miles

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

I was going North when a vehicle suddenly stopped in front of me. I braked as quickly as possible, the 2014 Chevy Silverado that I was driving only slowly came to a stop. Unfortunately, I rearended another vehicle. Thankfully I had not gotten up to the speed limit (30mph) and was only going 20mph. My truck would not brake quickly. No screeching tires, no black marks on the road. The stop was so slow that I had time to turn the steering wheel and only damage part of my front end. The grill, bumper, and hood were smashed in. No airbags came out of the truck, and my onstar service sensor did not go off.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #4

Nov 132014

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
I own a 2014 Chevy Z71 that had a sherrod lift package installed at there factory and I have brought it into the dealer for excessive tire wear and the second time it was in the dealer discovered that all 4 brake lines were about to burst due to excessive wear and incorrect installation of the lift. My concern is there are alot of these trucks on the market and had I drove it another week it would have been fatal for me or someone I hit due to brake failure. I feel this issue needs to addressed due to the severity of the issue. The dealer deadlined my vehicle due to a major safety factor and contacted sherrod. As of yet I have not heard from sherrod about the repair. Its the thousands of other drivers of these vehicles I am concerned about. If the one I owned was done incorrectly but to specs according to sherrod than in 7000 miles if mine were within days of bursting than so are theres. I have pictures of the lines if someone needs them. Something has to be done or lives will and are at steak.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 252014

Silverado 1500

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 3 mph, the vehicle independently shifted into neutral and the brakes and power steering failed. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into a light pole. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V374000 (power train) after the crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 7,000.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #2

May 132014

Silverado 1500

  • 761 miles
Pulled the truck into the garage and put the truck into park. Turned the vehicle off and the vehicle did not register as it was in park but rather seemed to be in neutral. The truck began to roll backwards. I placed my foot on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle and moved the gear shifter to ensure it was indeed in park, it was in park. I turned the vehicle back on and confirmed that the truck was displaying P (park) on the instrument panel.

- Harvest, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 182013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
I purchased a 2014 Silverado crew cab ltz Z71 on August 16. Almost immediately it began having issues with the safety systems that were extra modules on this vehicle. Parking assist sensors do not work consistently, lane departure warning system fails to initialize or operate consistently and downhill grade breaking system fails to initialize or operate consistently, forward collision warning system fails to initialize and operate consistently. (I have photographs of the safety features failing). In addition, the heated/cooled seats (driver side) overheats with driver weighing 280 lbs - causing rear vent /exhaust covers to separate from the seat. Seat gets very hot- passengers in back of vehicle complain about extreme heat (again photographed failures) failures with safety system functionality are described by multiple owners of the same model truck (ltz) that I purchased. Same problems are described throughout this thread www.GM-trucks.com/forums/topic/152662-any-new-2014-Silverado-owners-having-issues-with-their-truck took to dealership- they kept for two days. Unable to reproduce problems. BCM and infotainment center updates failed to resolve. Heated/cooled seat overheating was not resolved- however, I duplicated it immediately upon departing from the dealership. Mileage is now 4300 miles with same problems. GM case [xxx] was opened on 9/9/13 and all issues remain unresolved after BCM update. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Galveston, TX, USA

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