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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,998 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 70,000 miles

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

My truck as dual ac controls, while driving the driver side air blows hot air while air conditioner is on. If you turn the truck off and then back on it fixes the problem for sometime 2min and sometimes 30 min. I know multiple people that have the same problem as me, I have seen hundreds of people on forums that have the same problem with the same truck and others such as the Tahoe, Avalanche, Suburban of same year and different years. Some forums that I have read stated that the truck could catch fire, I am very concerned about the situation, most people say that the parts to fix the problem are around $500 - $700, but this is occurring in hundreds if not thousands of GM vehicles.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 032011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 99,995 miles
Strange smell in A/C unit when turned on. Fan blower wasn't blowing high enough, then eventually stopped working. Took vehicle to mechanic. Stated the fan and resister had burned up. There was a recall on manual A/C but not on auto. The same problem happened in my auto A/C as happened in manual A/C why is my vehicle not covered under the recall when it is the same problem.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 70 mph with the air conditioner on, the drivers side vent was releasing hot air while the passenger side vent continued to release cold air. The contact shut the vehicle off and after restarting it the air conditioner began to function properly. The vehicle was not taken to an authorized dealer. The failure continued to occur intermittently. The contact stated that over time the failure became progressively worse. The failure was not diagnosed by an authorized dealer. The contact was informed that there was a technical service bulletin related to the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 71,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

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