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0.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
401,778 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 032008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 80,000 miles

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

Rust corrosion has worn through to affect electrical lines - rear lights no longer work. Have already replaced the dashboard console electrical. Gas fuel light stays on which is related to the circuitry electrical system and affects "smog" system. Main problem is, right now, the safety and driveability of this truck due to rusting through underbody to the drive shaft and axel/brake system (nevermind the rear lights not working) will this truck fail on the road when driving?

- Primm Springs, TN, USA

problem #6

Jun 302016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 2,092,245 miles
When I purchased my truck the dealership promised to have it fixed, I then went to the nc dmv who handles vehicle. I had been receiving the runaround from everyone. I am sure it has been in a flood that I was not informed about due to all the rust underneath the vehicle. When I purchased it was stationary at a private dealership in a city next to a highway.

- Grandy, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 172015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at various speeds, an abnormal noise emitted underneath the vehicle. The contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the frame was corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000. MA 10/1

- Harts, WV, USA

problem #4

Jan 152014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles

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

Drove into the garage and parked. A loud explosive noise came from the truck and fumes began funneling through the hood of truck. Quickly turned off ignition and got out of vehicle. In a few minutes garage was full of intense flames. The heat was so intense it blew open the door into the house and burned/melted the laundry equipment and three rooms, and the second car in the garage, sending smoke damage throughout the entire house. Vehicles melted and everything in them and in the garage- mower, snow blower, small equipment and more, was totally destroyed. The firefighters were able to contain the fire to areas identified above. There was extreme smoke damage throughout the entire house.

- Marion, IA, USA

problem #3

Mar 072013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 180,000 miles
I started seeing rust spots around the bottom the cab and had to put it in the shop because rust had eaten through, the repairman said it look as if the area had never been treated for corrosion, this vehicle should not be doing this and he said he could not guarantee that it want continue. I feel GM should pay for the repair and make sure it dose not happen again.

- Cerro Gordo, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 032012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 130,200 miles
Parked truck at outside stall and went indoors. After about 20 minutes I heard noises and went outside. Found the whole truck was engulfed in flames. By the time the fire department arrived 6 minutes later the fire spread to two additional vehicles. The heat melted and consumed everything except the frame. The fire investigator suspects the fire initiated due to electrical failure and generated from either the driver side dash board or left side of engine. The damage was too destructive to pinpoint exact cause.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #1

Oct 202011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed the spare tire cable fractured causing the spare tire to detach from the vehicle. The strands where the cable fractured were uneven and contained rust. The contact was unaware unsure what the approximate speed was when the failure occurred. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 01/13/12

- Mobile, AL, USA

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