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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,296 miles

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 drivetrain problems

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #19

Sep 212016

Silverado 1500

  • 12,400 miles


On Sept 21 2016 I arrived at my home. I drove up my gravel driveway in D(drive) and slowed to a stop and my truck began to roll backward under my control. I was checking on the ground for lawn damage. The truck shuttered twice, shut off and started to roll backward toward a tree. I quickly regained control with a panic stop. I was able to place the truck in park and restart the truck. I had lost control of the truck.

- Kittery, ME, USA

problem #18

Apr 152016

Silverado 1500

  • 11,100 miles
I park in a 5 level parking garage. Several months ago, I was leaving when I came up to the ramp to the next lower level. I let off on the accelerator before I went from flat to lowering ramp. The truck shifted up to second gear, accelerated and through me toward the vehicle in front. The truck went out of my control. If I were not a safe driver I would have struck the vehicle. This issue has occurred another time as well. There have been other problems which are numerous. I will address them individual in further complaints.

- Kittery, ME, USA

problem #17

May 172015

Silverado 1500

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 10 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle accelerated in excess. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness, part of the transmission, and multiple other parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. In addition, while driving at a very low speed, "haul gears" displayed on the message board as the vehicle switched into a low gear independently. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 3,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cyprus, TX, USA

problem #16

Jun 012016

Silverado 1500

  • miles


The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Upon depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle was extremely slow to accelerate with a drastic reduction in speed without warning. The vehicle was taken to two dealers who were unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no recommendation or repair solution. The failure mileage was not available.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #15

Apr 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 10,000 miles
Service# pip4112Q 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. 10,000 miles. During acceleration at low speeds while turning or changing lanes vehicle hesitates and sag. Result of torque management. Safety concern with turning into traffic. Manufacturer states working as designed and failing to respond with repair/recall.

- Sugar Hill, GA, USA

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problem #14

Apr 042016

Silverado 1500

  • 3,500 miles
Please see attached documents pertaining to vibration issues, emergency brake cable being cut and U-joints oozing grease. Also have numerous videos on the vibration issues like many others.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #13

May 112016

Silverado 1500

  • 14,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle downshifted uncontrollably without warning. Also, while in the park position, the vehicle suddenly lunged forward and had to be restarted. The contact stated that the transmission independently engaged into first gear without warning and caused the vehicle to shift forward on more than one occasion. The vehicle received an unknown repair, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,000.....updated 0711/16

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #12

Dec 172015

Silverado 1500

  • 35 miles
While driving at speeds starting at and above 70 mph there is an audible noise not present at any other time or circumstance. This is also felt thru the gas petal so my concern is that there could possibly be a defect or out-of-balance component. I demonstrated this condition with the dealer's technician on this and another identical 1500 and it had the same issue. Discussing this with another 2015 Silverado 1500 owner found that their vehicle also has the same condition. In fact their vehicle when operated at speeds above 70 mph vibrates so noticeably that the cup holders spill the contents.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #11

Apr 262016

Silverado 1500

  • miles
My Silverado has developed a vibration around 4-5000 miles from new. The vibration starts around 60mph and increases in intensity up to and beyond 80mph, the legal speed limit in Texas. The vibration can be felt throughout the cabin in the seats, center console, steering wheel, doors and gas pedal. On my last 3+ hour drive I had to stop midway because the vibrations gave me a headache. That's never happened in any other vehicle ever. After 3 visits to the dealer and multiple road force balance and tire replacements later the dealer states the truck is operating normal and is in spec. This is unacceptable for a brand new vehicle and I'm working on taking it to the next level with GM to deal with the problem.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 242015

Silverado 1500

  • 1,500 miles
Had been complaining since 2 days after purchase that transmission was shaking/shimmying/sputtering. Was pulling onto a county highway off of a residential type road (after picking up granddaughter from school - she was in truck) and truck bogged down & wouldn't go. Intersection is at top of hill and around a corner. Was clear when I started pulling out, but was almost hit by oncoming truck before I got my truck to get on across the intersection. Has been in shop twice to fix it. First time to double transmission flush. That didn't work. Next time a few weeks later, a technician hooked up a computer to my truck so he could manually shift gears while riding with me. He felt the issues and said he saw several problems. Dealership ended up replacing torque converter. Also replaced vlom manifold - whatever that is? that's what it says on work order. The problem still exists. I believe there are bulletins out on this truck's transmission already. I have talked to others who have had the same problem.

- Sterrett, AL, USA

problem #9

Mar 042016

Silverado 1500

  • 5,000 miles


I have a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 4X4 with 5000 miles. While driving to work ( less then 2 miles) my service 4WD system warning came up. The truck is stuck in 4WD can not switch it out. Also while stuck in 4WD turning is very difficult. Called dealership they told me it was safe to drive it in. While on my way to the dealership still stuck in 4WD my check engine and traction control lights came on. The truck started to shack and shifting at random and the RPM were all over up and down. I got to the dealership and checked in they took it for a test drive while I waited. After waiting 4 hours they tell me the engine has issues they don't know what or why and that it will be a few days before they will know anything. So that waiting game begins.

- Hastings, MI, USA

problem #8

Oct 312015

Silverado 1500

  • 2,200 miles
October 31, 2014 on my home from work I heard a bang. The truck pulled very hard to the left taking me into the concrete barrier that divides the highway. Vehicle was in motion us highway 41/45 65 mph. After the truck was investigated at the dealer to give an estimate on the damage it was discovered the left rear axel was broken. Questioning the dealer about this issue and not getting anywhere I talked to different mechanics that I know after a week or so it was discovered there was a recal for insuffcient heat treated rear axles talking to the dealer and I was told this did not pertain to my vehicle as the recall was taken care of at the factory. I cantacted Chevrolet and was told that because I had given the ok for the dealer to make the repairs. My insurance company would need to fole paper work against Chevrolet which myself I believe is wrong. I was also told by the dealer broken axle was typical of this kind of impact. There is no damage on the side panel or rear of the truck I do have pictures on my phone which I have not downloaded to my computer.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #7

Aug 012015

Silverado 1500

  • 2,000 miles
Has a vibration at 65, turns into a bad shake at 75.

- Kirklin, IN, USA

problem #6

Dec 062015

Silverado 1500

  • 3,200 miles
Takata recall I was traveling down the highway at approximately 75 mph when I was accelerating over an overpass the vehicle began to vibrate with an associated humming noise and after about two seconds after theach vibration started a very loud and violent banging sound came from under the vehicle that was felt from the inside. I immediately steered to the highway shoulder, because I could see metal chunks tumbling from behind the vehicle from my rear view mirror. Once I was on the shoulder I looked under the truck to see the drive shaft had come apart from the transmission with the U-joint still connected on the transmission side. The drive shaft was mangled on the transmission side, and the exhaust was crushed with holes in it. The tool road authority stopped to render aid and kindly towed my vehicle off the tool road to the nearest gas station. Images were taken of the damage, but we're to big in size to upload.

- Splendora, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 192015

Silverado 1500

  • 5,600 miles
Transmission cannot find gears when coasting or slowing down and then hitting accelerator. Very dangerous when it hesitates for seconds before finding the right gear and going, or it stays in too high of a gear instead of downshifting to accelerate and rattles. Happens every time I drive the truck, and many other people have the same issue. GM doesn't care!

- West Frankfort, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 012015

Silverado 1500

  • 500 miles
I purchased a new 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500hd duramax crew cab lt from auto nation of pembroke pines Florida and at about a week or two of driving it I started to notice a bump/clunk from the rear of the truck just as I would come to a complete stop. It also does it just apon a strong acceleration. The vehicle had about 500 miles on it when I started to notice this. I brought the vehicle in for the first oil change at about 4K miles and told the service guy what was going on. He said they would test drive it. When I picked it up he said they could find anything wrong. I think it's the slip yoke sticking and needs to be lubricated or replaced. Some of the older truck had this issue.

- Cooper City , FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 302015

Silverado 1500

  • 2,497 miles
This is the 10th time this has happened, and 3rd time the vehicle has entered the service center. Own a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab Z71, and when attempting to start the vehicle, it does not turn over, indicating that there is a theft deterrent issue. The first time the dealer was unable to replicate the issue or error code. The second time several error codes were present, which the dealer reset. This appeared to fix the issue, until 1 month later the issue presented itself again. The vehicle is currently with the dealer on it's third repair attempt. This can be very unsafe for a vehicle since in an emergency need the vehicle could be incapable of being driven.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #2

Dec 292014

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. After the vehicle was shifted into park, it would shift out of park independently and roll approximately 2 to 6 inches. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed as a normal occurrence. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,500. Updated 8/19/15 the consumer filed a report with Massachusetts' lemon law. The consumer has injured his knee upon exiting the vehicle while it was moving forward but, the gear was in park and no key in the ignition. Updated 9/30/2015

- Acushnet, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 062014

Silverado 1500

  • 3,600 miles
When I put the vehicle in reverse I heard a loud clunk and the "stabilitrak" warning came on and the indicator (cursor) that tells you what gear you are in disappeared. I turned the ignition off and opened the door to reset everything. I started the car again and everything was normal. Driving down the road at 40 mph the "stabilitrak" warning came on again and the gear indicator disappeared. I pulled over and turned off the ignition and opened the door. Started the engine again and everything was normal. Driving behind traffic at 20 mph the "stabilitrak" warning came on again, the gear warning indicator disappeared and the RPM's went to 3000 RPM. I immediately pulled off the road and had the vehicle towed. If the transmission had shifted to a different gear this would have been a disaster.

- Jackson, CA, USA

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