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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,625 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 272007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles


Airbag failure in head-on collision, totaling 2 trucks.

- Nicasio, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 162005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
At 38,000 miles on 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 the air bag light came on and would not go off. The rear view mirror which tells if someone is riding on the passenger front is off. There is no way to tell if they will work when needed or not.

- Abbeville, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 122005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving on a steep curve he had to panic brake to avoid going over an embankment. The brakes locked and would not allow the vehicle to slow down or stop. The vehicle hit the ground and proceeded to flip over. The vehicle is equipped with driver and passenger side air bags. Upon impact the front air bags did not deploy. The vehicle has not been inspected to determine why the brakes locked up or why the air bags did not deploy. He has not contacted the manufacturer or the service dealer.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 292005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
While driving 40 mph vehicle crashed into a store front. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy. No injuries reported.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

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