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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,312 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid body / paint problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Tail light housing leaks water into tail light area which causes tail and brake light bulb bases to corrode, lose contact and fail to operate. I replace tail lamps every 3 to 6 months. Instrument panel failed at 65000 miles and despite extended warranty GM would not repair. I was never contacted about GM settlement concerning this factory defect.

- Belmont, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 242013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 65,954 miles
Driving back to work from lunch on busy 4 lane highway, brake pedal went to floor. Narrowly avoided a collision at a red light. Put flashers on, lowered the gear selector, and used combo of minimal brake pedal and E brake to make it back to the parking lot at work. Upon inspection, large puddle of brake fluid on driver side near gas tank. Large leak in highly corroded brake line. All brake lines in similar condition and are currently being replaced in the shop. Transmission lines and fuel line are in similar highly corroded condition.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 192011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contacted stated that he attempted to replace a flat tire but discovered that the spare tire bracket would not release. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and advised that the spare tire bracket was corroded and the assembly would need to be replaced. The manufacturer advised the failure was not recalled and that they would not assist with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 40,471.

- Rochester , NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 292009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 18,000 miles


Rotors rusted, separated and chipped, destroying the rotors and brakes.

- Pennsburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 252008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 38,500 miles
Driving home on the highway the left rear wheel became detached from the axle and hub assembly. The tire and wheel assembly rolled away from the vehicle to the other side of the highway, causing the vehicle to lose traction and crash into the median of the highway and skid to a halt. Completely tore apart the driver side rear suspension and brake assembly as well as considerable body damage to the rear quarter panel, rear bumper, and tow hitch. Vehicle has only light duty use, mostly commuter miles, with good tires, excellent maintenance records, and less than 39,000, just out of warranty.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #1

Mar 212006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,415 miles
: the contact stated the tonneau cover used on the bed of the pickup truck does not catch properly. The clips holding the lid in place only catch 1/8" on the bed of the truck. At highway speeds, the lid opens and the contents of the truck bed ejects. The manufacturer of the tonneau cover is steffens enterprises Inc. The contact has been unsuccessful in contacting the manufacturer. Updated 05/04/06

- Orland Park, IL, USA

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