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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,051 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid lights problems

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the brake lights did not always illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. The failure recurred whenever the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the brake booster and the brake switch were replaced. The failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 5. the consumer stated he pushed the brake pedal all the way to the floor to activate the brake lights. He observed the brake lights using the glass windows. He quickly let off the pedal about 1/2 to one inch and he noticed the lights went out before the pedal was fully released. The consumer believed the brake switch was defective.

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 152010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 7,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle new from classic Chevrolet in grapevine, tx in January 2010. The first few months I had the vehicle, I had no problems. Starting in March 2010 I noticed that my radio(navigation system) would sound like it would short out intermittently. I didn't really think anything of it. I thought that it had to be the radio station or interference with other wireless signals. I never really thought it would become a problem until recently. On 5/5/2012, I was traveling 70mph at night down the highway when, all of a sudden, my entire electrical system seemed like it was "resetting" itself multiple times. From door locks to instrument cluster, to navigation system, to even headlights, everything cycled more than 3 or 4 times in rapid succession. I was merely driving down the road, I hadn't just touched anything, I was just cruising along. After doing some research online, it is apparent that this is a common issue among this design of the Silverado. Forum after forum has owners describing this same issue and more problems with the electrical system. It is a major safety concern that could end up killing someone. Headlights and running lights that turn off without cause" what if the airbag system is affected and it causes a premature airbag deployment while someone is traveling at a high rate of speed" this is not and isolated issue and the government needs to step in to force General Motors to recall this vehicle along with any other vehicles with the same issue. It is my understanding that General Motors may be aware of the issue because the 2011 and 2012 Silverado have had design changes made to their electrical systems.(I read this in forums as well.)

- Justin, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 082012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • miles
This has been on going from day one my truck has 30900 miles on it and almost 3 years old head lights flicker or dim out for no reason along with the dash lights dealer said it was nothing they could do it was just that type of voltage regulator.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 13,200 miles
When driving headlights flicker constantly. Notified dealer August 2010. Dealer stated they have had complaints, but find no problem. This occurs no matter what speed you are driving.

- Depew, NY, USA

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