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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,618 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 272008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles

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

Purchased a 2005 Silverado. Noticed from the beginning that it drove odd at times.. spoke with a mechanic and he told us that when it broke in it would drive smoother. It was just shifting hard. It seemed like it was in 4WD at times. This went on for some time. We live out a ways and put alot of miles on a vehicle. Problem continued to get worse. Took it in to the garage at 17K mechanic said he couldn't find anything. Kept ignoring the problem. Twice charging us for things not covered under warranty like alignment and rotation. We took the truck in 5 times for the same problem. Close to the end of warranty the mechanic told us if we had any more problems they would note them so the warranty would cover them. Not the case. During this time I was taking my daughters friend home and was in a really tough spot against the side of a very big hill and realized I had no 4WD. We came sliding down. Fortunately no injury. On and off again 4WD until about 1mo later no 4WD at all. The truck was taken back to the garage when the service 4WD light was on and the mechanic turned it off and told us it was unrelated to the problem we were having. This was just weeks before the 4WD went altogether. During this time we contacted the garage and GM. No help for the problem. One left it up to the other to fix the problem. In the meantime we are catching rides because a truck without 4WD is useless to us here in the wintertime. We discovered from asking others that this may be a common problem in these trucks. Seems like the same. 4WD engages itself for awhile and then stops working altogether. There are times when losing 4WD unexpectedly, where we live, put you in a life threatening situation.

- Wv, WV, USA

problem #1

Oct 122005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,237 miles
Failure of the 4 X 4 control module and automatic transmission shift motor. While driving the transfer case shifted into neutral, pressing the 2hi button caused the transfer case to lock up. The truck was shut off while driving on the freeway and was dead steered to the shoulder. Complete replacement of both module and motor replaced $1972 dollars, truck only had 58,237 mi.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

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