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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,834 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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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid engine problems

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 032014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


2009 Chevrolet truck began to reduce power and check the engine light came on and started surging. The consumer stated it seemed at times, the vehicle was going to stall, but instead it would surge up to 30 mph. It jerked, then it would go. The check engine light went out. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the foot pedal application sensor was replaced. On January 3, 2014, while driving on the freeway, the check engine light illuminated again and power to the vehicle, was significantly reduced, the check engine light went out again. The dealer found high resistance in the application sensor circuits and replaced a faulty sensor circuit.

- Wickenburg, AZ, USA

problem #5

Oct 042014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 55 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the air conditioner turned off warning indicator flashed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the thermostat needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Silver City , NM, USA

problem #4

Mar 312012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Excessive oil consumption at or above 1 quart of oil per 1,000 miles. All plugs fouled out at 39,000 miles and one plug cracked. I change oil every 3,500 miles and regularly top off oil. There is no leaking oil but it is somehow vaporizing rapidly. There was no reason for the vehicle to fail like this at this stage in its life. Chevy has come to state in a bulletin concerning a tweak to the valve covers to keep the oil from vaporizing. Chevy has even more recently come out with a recall as of 1/17/2012 to announce there is a legitimate issue with the oil consumption on this model Chevy. This is unacceptable and GM should pay for any current damage to the truck, worn parts and all.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 022011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • miles


At 46,487 miles had to spend $415.75 to correct engine light coming on. Now door chime comes on at random times when key is not in ignition.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #2

Feb 092011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 19,003 miles
2009 Chevrolet Silverado complete engine failure at less than 20,000 miles due to a burnt bearing on cam shaft. Defective engine replaced with new replacement engine which also suffered complete failure with less than 150 miles. This second failure was in the coolant port due to a casting defect-excessive flash in water port.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 152010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 1,000 miles
Engine just shuts down. No power. Have to pull over and wait 5 minutes or so and then it will restart. No pattern. Has happened traveling on hwy.

- Folsom, LA, USA

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