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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,559 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 steering problems

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #55

Jun 302016

Silverado 1500

  • 15,000 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 approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel shook violently and an unknown warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000. The VIN was not available.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #54

Oct 312016

Silverado 1500

  • 0 miles
I was on my way back from lunch drove to my normal parking place vehicle in drive foot on brake I straightened the wheel slightly and the steering wheel started turning violently one direction, I turned it back to center and it turned violently the other direction, once again I straightened out the wheel and it turned violently the opposite direction and it tripped a stabiltrak light on the dash and quit. I took it immediately to the gunn Chevrolet in san antonio Texas 210-599-5000 and a call filed with Chevrolet and recorded twice they are saying that there is nothing wrong with my vehicle. I am deeply concerned about this as this is huge for a vehicle to start steering itself for if this would have been at highway speeds this would have been catastrophic in nature not only to me, my family also those in the public on the highway. I have been on the line with GM and to no avail they are saying the car is safe, but I worry that they are putting money over safety.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #53

Oct 282016

Silverado 1500

  • 50,000 miles
I have had this issue quite a few times and only a few times able to get videos and pictures of what messages come up on the dash board. On the street going about 30mph turning right the stirring wheel locked up on me and I was close to colliding with a truck on the opposite lane due to the fact that I basically lost control of my vehicle I just put the truck on parking and the lights on the dash, radio, va all flickered and suddenly the truck shut off I turned it back on and drove and did not have an issue other then messages on the dash telling me to drive safe steering assist off and service stabilitrac. The times before I didn't get pictures but I'm concerned about my family's safety things could of got worst and the dealership doesn't seem to "find the code for the issue" which I find ridiculous with some much and an ES technology everything should be able to get diagnoses at the dealership.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #52

Nov 012016

Silverado 1500

  • miles

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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer writes in regards to unsatisfactory repair work on recall 16V-208 created another hazardous situation- foreign objects can fall into the gap and jam the seat belt mechanism.

- Lake City, GA, USA

problem #51

Sep 012016

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I was driving the truck in downtown austin, I pulled in to the right to a restaurant, and proceeded to pull up and park in reverse. As I pulled up and aligned the truck I slightly turned the truck steering wheel to the left to straighten up as I did this the steering wheel jerked to the left even more with its own force, the display marked stabilitrak and engine power reduced, and then did this to me the entire time I was trying to straighten up the truck to try and back up to park. Not only that my wife who drives the truck daily said it did this to her several times before and its even completely died on her, with her having to put the truck back into park and restart the truck. Luckily it has not yet done this to us or more specifically to my wife because she drives the truck daily, to her on the interstate or major highway. This is a huge safety concern and have taken the truck to the dealer several times and its stayed there a few days each time. With them only repairing the recalls. And them not being able to reproduce what happened to my wife and I both. This is a major issue and the dealer cant find anything supposedly wrong with the truck. I have no idea what to do now, and am stuck with the truck with no answers what so eve!!!!!!!!

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #50

Sep 152016

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
While driving under normal conditions the steering wheel will randomly kick back against you as you are turning it and you will not be able to control the vehicle. This does not happen all the time but has happened to me in may, June and September 2016. All three times it was towed to a dealership and attempts were made to repair it. The problem came back all except the last time as I have not taken the vehicle back and it is still sitting at gunn Chevrolet in selma Texas.

- Live Oak, TX, USA

problem #49

Sep 092016

Silverado 1500

  • 62,300 miles

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

While driving down the road randomly when I go to turn service stabilitrack pops up and when you try to turn it jerks the wheel back to zero. This has happened to me 3 times in the past month. I have had two dealerships look at it and could not find the issue. I have contacted GM and all they say is the dealer has to replicate it. And they will not foot the bill for me a loaner. This truck is not safe to drive and I feel like I should not be responsible seeing how just a little research will show many other people having the same issues I have. Of course GM tells me they are not aware of the issue which is a lie.

- Sulphur, LA, USA

problem #48

Aug 042016

Silverado 1500

  • 20,000 miles
Steering rack makes popping clunking sound. Steering sometimes binds and is hard to turn dealer says steering rack is that blame and it's been a well known problem for these trucks and no recall has been made" what happens when the rack falls at 65 mph on the interstate" I believe they should fix or replace the rack.

- Booneville, AR, USA

problem #47

Sep 132016

Silverado 1500

  • 15,000 miles
Loud clicking noise when turning the steering wheel, in motion or in park. The clicking noise is constant and gets louder once the truck has warmed up. www.GM-trucks.com/forums/topic/157451-steering-wheel-clicking/

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #46

Aug 272016

Silverado 1500

  • 35,000 miles
I purchased the vehicle June 2016 with 32K miles on the odometer. August 2016 at 35K miles while driving at 55mph, the entire electrical system shut down 4 times within 2 miles. As I turned into my driveway, the electrical system shut down again along with the ability to control the vehicle. The steering wheel jerked violently and the vehicle stopped just short of hitting my mailbox. All functions were dead at this point. I turned the key to the off position and back on and the vehicle started as if nothing happened. 3 days later on a family outing, after parking the vehicle in a parking space at a theme park, my wife had forgotten her theme park mug, so we walked back to get it. When I tried to unlock the vehicle using the remote key entry, the vehicle would not unlock. I used the key to manually unlock the vehicle and noticed the courtesy light was not on when I opened the door. I then tried to start the vehicle and it would not do anything. It had no power as if the battery was dead. After spending the day in the theme park with friends, we were going to get a ride home due to the vehicle not starting. I told them lets try to start it again and see if it will do anything. It started as if nothing happened. I took the vehicle to the dealer the following day and they said it was a negative battery cable. They kept the vehicle for a week and said the problem had been fixed. 2 weeks later, the vehicle started the same erratic process. The electrical components shut down and the steering wheel jerked violently at the same time. The service stabilitrak light came on and that was while driving in a public parking lot. If this happens on a highway or interstate, someone is going to get seriously or fatally injured. I also have video of the erratic behavior. A person has no control of a GM vehicle with this same issue and GM is placing lives at risk.

- Seymour, TN, USA

problem #45

Jun 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 19,965 miles

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

The truck at low speeds you can here the steering make popping sounds when turning and occasionally it would be extremely loud like something snapped off. Took it to dealership and they said that the power steering had a bad bushing and had to replace the rack and pinion and steering gear box. This was at 19000 miles. Now the truck is doing the same thing again

- Prince George, VA, USA

problem #44

Oct 012015

Silverado 1500

  • 8,000 miles
Vibration coming back through steering wheel at speeds in excess of 60 mph. Did research on internet and see many customers are experiencing same issue with no GM resolution and GM apparently trying to say it is normal. Had tires and wheels forced balanced 7/29/2016 which did not resolve issue. GM is aware of the complaint on my vehicle; ref: Claim 8-2177021918.

- Mercersburg, PA, USA

problem #43

Jul 202016

Silverado 1500

  • 34,320 miles
I was having what I thought was an electrical problem. In traffic after hitting my breaks many times I noticed my dash lights go dim, the radio would cut out once in a while and my gauge cluster would reset just like it looks when you first start the truck. This happened several times in approx.30 min. I was planning on taking it in the first chance I got but the next day I was driving in my residential neighborhood, a car was coming the opposite way when and I hit my breaks the steering wheel violently jerked out of my hand and caused the vehicle to drive up onto the sidewalk and almost into a retaining wall. Everything was dinging the ABS and other lights were on and the word stabilitac was displayed on the center dash. Thankfully no one was injured. I immediately called the dealership when I got home and took it in to have it looked at. The dealership had my truck for several days and offered no real explanation for what caused the problem other than it was a software problem. Now here we are a month later I'm driving down the interstate and take my exit for work. When I hit my breaks the lights go dim in the truck, the radio goes out, the ABS and other indicator lights come on, things are dinging and stabilitrac is displayed on the screen on the dash. When I started into my turn the wheel jerked violently many times in the opposite direction of my turn causing the vehicle to go onto the shoulder of the off ramp. It took every bit of strength to keep the vehicle on the road. I reluctantly continued on to work as it happened a few more times. One of them I was able to capture on video. The vehicle is currently at the same dealership that made the first assessment and repair. I don't feel safe operating this vehicle even after the repair as it has been proven it can and will happen again.. someone is going to get killed or seriously injured if GM doesn't fix it.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #42

Jun 242016

Silverado 1500

  • 44,000 miles
After having the battery replaced, the vehicle started giving "stabiltrak service required" "reduced power to steering" warnings. At these times and intermittently afterwards, these would appear and the steering would then respond as if the engine were not running while underway. This happened in several parking lots requiring close maneuvering as well as on the Florida turnpike, endangering my family, myself and others. The local dealership claimed and replaced the entire positive engine lead, stating that was the cause. The same issue has arisen again and now I am being informed there are now multiple low voltage codes due to this short. Researching online forums, this has been an issue among many who own this truck. It would appear this could be a life threatening situation that needs to be addressed. This began happening on approx. June 20th and continued until "repaired" June

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #41

Jul 122016

Silverado 1500

  • miles
I have had this issues happen numerous times. The first I was backing up into a parking spot and my service stabilitrak warning came on, and my steering wheel started jerking left and right on its own. 2nd time I was pulling into my parents drive way and warning came on while turning causing truck to jerk and I almost hit the corner of the house. A 3rd time happened again reversing but this time my headlights dimmed and I had multiple service warnings pop up. A 4th time I was again about to reverse. I was able to straighten up and while in reverse and foot on brake, I would turn steering wheel and it would jerk back to center on its own. I took video of that accurance. While driving on the highway yesterday night. I noticed my headlights kept going dim then bright. While in cruise control going 75mph I moved left to pass a vehicle, when I turned right signal on to come back to lane my cruise disengaged. This happend 5 times. Before one of the occurrences while in cruise I tapped the brake to slow down, and my volt gauge dropped to 10 or so and the headlights almlst shut off and all lights in cab flikered on and off. It almost felt like the truck was about to turn off but didn't. last issue, a few times I have tried to start the truck and the anti theft deterant comes on and I have to try numeros times to get truck to start.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #40

Feb 082016

Silverado 1500

  • 75,000 miles
Power steering problems. Locks up when turning right or left and grinding sounds. Dealership has us replace a part in steering column problem never stopped. Tie rod causing the gear box to go out.

- Mount Vernon, TX, USA

problem #39

Dec 292015

Silverado 1500

  • 17,234 miles
Between the road speeds of 45-65 mph the vehicle vibrates the front end shakes the vehicle does it in any road condition and weather the vehicle has been to the dealer twice and tires balanced and rotated 3 time to no avail

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #38

Jan 052016

Silverado 1500

  • 17,000 miles
Driving home on the highway going 65 mph I tried to turn following the road and the steering would not move, I forced it to turn while slowing down and almost ran into a ditch.

- Dalzell, Sc, SC, USA

problem #37

Dec 112015

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel seized. In addition, the vehicle stalled. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to restart and the steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the anti- theft module and the steer-assist needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 04/08/16

- Indiana, PA, USA

problem #36

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

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