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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,227 miles

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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 #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

Feb 162015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 30,567 miles
Frame is rotted, wont pass inspection, brake lines are also rotted had to replace twice.

- Chester, NH, USA

problem #3

Aug 162013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 53,474 miles
I went to slow to make turn and brakes went to the floor suddenly so I used emergency brake to stop. I believe all lines will need to be replaced as other look as rusty. Rust has been an issue for last 2 years with rotors needing replace then bearings in front rusted and anti-lock brake light would come on and pedal would surge. This is the worse Chevy truck I ever bought as even seeing rust already in lower panels and entire frame. Looks bad for only 53,474 miles.

- Southern Pines, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 012012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The brake lines, fuel lines and the frame crossmembers are all severely rusted. It just is a matter of time before I loose my brakes, go up in flames or drop my gas tank onto the highway. The body on this truck is not too bad. It has 92,000 miles on it, and it is cleaned quite often. The undercarriage is rusted very badly. I expected more from something that costs so much. Cant afford a new one and if I could it wouldn't be a GM. Have always owned GM in the past.

- Wilton, ME, USA

problem #1

Jul 012005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92 miles
New 2005 Silverado 2500 hd 6.0L, random, metal popping, cracking noises while in motion, and parked. Sounds like small rocks hitting the sheet metal body. Sounds are not isolated to one area on truck, come from all over, both sides. Started almost immediately after purchase. Dealer says it is related to "heat shields" and a service bulletin is published by GM. I am supposed to get a recall notice within 30 days or so. I cannot find a recall notice/service bulletin for this in anyone's records.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

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