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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,771 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #15

Dec 282010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles


2009 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer writes in regards to throttle position sensor replacement. The consumer stated when the throttle position sensor failed, if caused a significant reduction in engine power and disabled the traction control and stabilitrak function. The consumer stated the throttle position sensor failed a year after he purchased the vehicle.

- Scandia, MN, USA

problem #14

Mar 152015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the contact stated that reduced engine power was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000. Updated 5/29/15

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #13

Nov 282014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Accelerator stuck driving on an interstate going 65M/H. slammed on my brakes took a good 30 seconds before I could get it to slow down and stop on the side of the road. Has not happened since.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #12

Nov 172014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


I was driving my 2009 Chevrolet Silverado one morning on my way to school(luckily I wasn't to far from home when the incident occurred) when the vehicle lost power and the dash showed the check engine light, service stabilititrak, and service traction control. When the incident occurred I was in the middle of the road when my vehicle began to decelerate and eventually was not able to go past 45 mph. I pulled over and my vehicle and parked, shut off the engine, and then started it back up only to show the same icons on the dash. After turning around and slowly returning to my house I shut the vehicle off and had to take my wife's car to work. Under other circumstances this could have gone extremely bad and an accident may have occurred. This seems to be a common trend on the internet and forums and needs to be addressed by GM!

- Burnet, TX, USA

problem #11

Jan 072014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 39,289 miles
Was just leaving funeral and started vehicle then service traction control, service stabilitrak, traction control off, stabilitrak off, loss of control noticed displayed. Tried to drive but experienced bucking and drastic power loss. Took to dealer who said failure was due to faulty throttle position sensor - a problem he indicated was recurring for that vehicle. Luckily he serviced under vehicle warranty. But disappointing to see at less than 40,000 miles.

- Eldersburg, MD, USA

problem #10

Jun 072013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 52,083 miles
Truck comes to scretching haltwith motor running but wont go, door locks and all gagues going up and down a 100 mile an hour. Sometimes everything dead and all of a sudden it comes back on. Air comes and goes. All lights flash. Those uprandom codes. No warning its going to happen. Radio will start playing very load cant shut off. When it does this it sometimes lunges forward aboit twenty feet and may run fine or do it again. Went to dealer truck stayed 2 months. Said they fixed. Few months later started again, next dealer said they couldnt find anything. Contacted GM on both incidents. Nothing happened.

- Woodward, OK, USA

problem #9

Feb 062014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 71,288 miles


Driving down highway, check engine light pops up, tractions control indicator light, along with digital display saying several things. Such as, engine reduced power, service traction control soon..........pulled over, had a very rough idle. Made it to parts store and have the truck scanned. Turns out it need the throttle positioning sensor needs replaced. Had them clear the code, drove few more miles and all happens again.

- Lebanon, MO, USA

problem #8

Mar 012013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,302 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the engine power reduced significantly. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, who stated that the throttle position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 22,302....updated 07-10-13

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #7

Dec 292012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph, the engine stalled and the rear differential seized, causing the vehicle skid. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and called road side assistance. The representative that was sent by the roadside assistance service advised the contact that the throttle control system malfunctioned and advised that the vehicle was not safe to drive. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to his home without further incident. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to replace the throttle control system. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 072009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
While pulling onto I83 I pushed down on the gas pedal to quickly accelerate to merge. The pedal became stuck on the floor mat sticking it in the down position causing the truck to rapidly accelerate after I left my foot off the gas pedal. I had to use my feet to pull the floor mat back towards the seat to release the gas pedal. This has happened several times over the last few years, most recently November 20, 2012.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 152012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that she would have to apply excessive pressure to the brake pedal in order for the vehicle to come to a complete stop. Once the vehicle was stopped, the rpms would race excessively and then the vehicle would begin to perform normally. The dealer diagnosed that there was a maintenance issue. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 18,050.

- Troy, MO, USA

problem #4

Jan 262011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
I was at 60 to 65 mph on an interstate and the truck powered the motor down. The electronic stability control module light came on and the service engine light. I was able to get off at the last safe exit for quite a way. Onstar recommended not driving it to the dealer. The dealer did the diagnostic and at 28000 miles told me it was the throttle body assembly. It took 5 days to get a "new" one.( aprox 1/26/11) on aprox 12/15/11 an almost identical thing happened, mileage 50,000. Out of warranty I took it to a local shop. Their computer test concluded a throttle body assembly malfunction. $450 to repair. Call the dealer " no that is under warranty" dealer concluded that it "just needed cleaned". prior to service (I rely on this truck for work, I can not get a ride, I can not ride a bus) I was able to "reset " the stabilitrack ( the button would not turn it off) by pulling 4 fuses under the hood fuse block. But boy when it had enough the truck would power the motor down and within 15 seconds the truck would die right where it was. 5 mph, or 15 mph no power nothing, brakes, steering gone.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #3

Jul 312011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 32,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated while driving the cruise control would not disengage. The contact depressed the brake pedal but it failed to stop the vehicle. In order to stop the vehicle he had to shift into neutral gear and turn the vehicle off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 32,500.

- Lino Lakes, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 042011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 100 miles
I have a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The cruise control does not slow down the vehicle on grades or ever small slopes. The vehicle free rolls as fast as you will let it in over drive, 3rd gear, 1st or 2nd. There is no engine breaking at all. GM says this is proper operation for the vehicle, and there is no software or mechanical fix for this problem. I have a 2004 of the same model and it works perfectly, with very effective speed control. This is very unsafe, and actually in my opinion cannot be considered to be cruise control at all. My dealership told me this is an ongoing complaint, that GM will not acknowledge as a definite defect in design. The same day my vehicle was being examined, the local police had one of their trucks of the same model year in the shop with the same complaint. I have not had an accident, but cannot use this option on the vehicle, I can only ride my breaks down slopes to slow the vehicle down.

- Aptos, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 3,000 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) I own a 2009 Chevy pickup with a extended cab when I drive down the road the doors shutter and feel like they are going to open the dealer is saying there was a national recall for striker plates they put them on with no change I am afraid to put my kids in this truck because the doors might open and gas pedal doesn't seem to respond correctly [xxx]

- Lafayette, NY, USA

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