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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 1
Average Mileage:
75,385 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 seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #16

Aug 112012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • miles


The service airbag light came on, and I had it checked, was told the front sensor was bad. Called the Chevy dealer and was told they only have to be replaced if in a crash. I've had wiring problems and a recall on the blower wiring. I think Chevrolet should have to check into the problem, because on the internet there are a number of owners with the same airbag problem. Sounds like a safety issue to me. Chevrolet said for a price they will check it. They make it sound like it's the owner's fault, and the more money they can get the better. Sounds like their motto is (money before safety) something needs to be done to help the consumers.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #15

Jul 042011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I was driving 75 mph with my cruise control on, and the speedometer dropped to 35 mph. Shortly after, about 10 miles, the air bag light came on. The speedometer reset after turning off the ignition switch and worked properly. This happened again two more times, and the speedometer failed completely. The air bag light remained on and is still on at 123,000 miles. Diagnostic check showed number 1 air bag sensor fault. Replaced sensor. Air bag light still on. I sent the speedometer head to a private mechanic in Minnesota, and it now works fine.

- Bellevue, MI, USA

problem #14

Mar 012012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2005 Chevy Silverado CK1500. Consumer writes in regards to disabling the switch for the drivers' airbag or if she can obtain a waiver so that the dealership can disable the driver's airbag the consumer stated she has to have the seat up all the way, in order to reach the pedals; particularly the clutch. The consumer stated there is no way she can back further than the recommended 10 inches from the steering wheel, due to her height.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 232011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


My 2005 crew cab 4X4 Chevy Silverado air bag light has come on at 75000 miles. From my short one hour online research there are numerous GM SUVS and trucks from 2003 - 2011 with this same issue. Most GM certified repair faculties are not able to correct this ***major safety issue*** without significant cost to their auto owners (average cost $400-$3000). Common malfunctioning part - impact sensor 15103522 (average cost of part $100; average analysis cost $200; average labor cost $87 a hour). I did call GM customer service department with no resolve. Case number 71-999598205. I should not have to pay additional cost for a common manufacture safety issue that will result in a cause of death or serious injury. Please use our tax dollars wisely in having GM repair this issue at no cost to the owners. (who we, including you, are the taxpayers that bailed out GM...why"?? thought that is what chapter 13 bankruptcy is for") sincerely

- Va Beach, VA, USA

problem #12

Aug 212011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact suddenly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a cement barrier. The contact suffered a broken jaw and the front end of the vehicle was severely damaged. The vehicle was towed from the scene and a police report was filed. In addition, the airbags failed to deploy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #11

Jun 132011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the wiring for the air bag sensor under the passenger seat was failing. The VIN was available. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 50,000.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #10

Jun 182010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 57,111 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the service airbags warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the contact would have to replace the air bag sensor. The contact previously had the sensor replaced in June 2010 when the air bag light illuminated for the first time. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 64,000. The failure mileage was 57,111.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #9

May 032007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,147 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph during rainy weather conditions, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a cement barrier. The air bags did not deploy. Three passengers were injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The air bag light illuminated a month before the crash and was repaired by the dealer. The failure mileage was 45,147.

- Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

problem #8

May 182006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph the service air bag light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed that the air bag connection failed and it was repaired. The failure has since recurred twice. After the second occurrence the vehicle was taken back to an authorized dealer where it was repaired. It was not repaired after the third occurrence. The failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Fostoria, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 162010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 95,000 miles
Shift indicator, does not light up, various panel lights flash off/on when driving at night, transmission with only 97,000 miles. Google searched alot of same type vehicles have this problem. Do not know what gear its in.....transmission went out going down highway had to pull off.....also service airbag light came on......too many things going wrong for a newer vehicle, truck is taken care of very well...

- Burnham, IL, USA

problem #6

May 282009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles


Air bags did not deploy on a front end crash.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #5

Dec 152008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 35,000 miles
The front right air bag sensor in my 2005 Chevy Silverado failed for no apparent reason causing the air bag system to be de-activated until the sensor was replaced. The vehicle is 4 years old and has 35,000 miles on it and was not involved in any accidents to my knowledge. The issue is that when a sensor fails, the entire air bag system is de-activated until repairs are completed, causing owners to drive the vehicle without the safety feature. General Motors made it very clear that they had no intention of correcting the problem for free. Replacement of the sensor cost $275 for labor and parts. A service request was filed with General Motors asking for them to pay for the repair and the request was denied. I could afford the repair, however many people may not be able to and will end driving their vehicle without an important safety feature.

- Oglesby, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 162008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 65,000 miles
I was on my way to work and I stopped at a stop sign and happened to look down at my speedometer and it was showing that I was going 10mph while I was sitting still. Then while I was driving the speedometer jumped to 85mph. This was the first time I have noticed this problem.

- Greenwood, DE, USA

problem #3

Mar 272006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,100 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle was involved in an accident on dry roads. Two vehicles collided in front of the contact, causing an emergency braking situation. The contact collided with the rear of the second vehicle, and the air bags did not deploy. The contact was injured in the accident. An independent repair shop was consulted and they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 142005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
In July, my service air bags light came on intermittently in my truck. Everytime I took it to the dealer they couldn't reproduce the light. Not long after that started to happen, the truck started to "chime"(warning signal) and beep, also at intermittent intervals. After 5 trips to the dealer and 19 days later(in the shop) they might have fixed the problem.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 202005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
I had an accident on Tuesday Sept. 20, 2005 driving my 2005 Chevy pickup K2500 hd 4 wheel drive. I lost control and went off highway striking a city dumpster headon and moving the dumpster approximately 50-60 ft. By police report and than going back on highway and crossing all 4 lanes before the truck stopped. My truck was totaled but my airbag never deployed. I was unconscious and was airlifted to vanderbilt hospital in nashville tn. Why didn't my airbag deploy with a headon crash of this force? this seems to be a defect in the product. I received a 4 inch cut across the bottom of my chin that required several stitches and very sore from my head down my right leg. Still following up with doctors....

- Columbia, TN, USA

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