Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,250 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 102010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,250 miles


Safety issue with 2010 GMC/Chevrolet 1500 pickups with 6 speed automatic transmission. The issue involves driving one of these vehicles with the tow/haul mode turned on. If going down a hill at 55 to 65 miles per hour, actually any speed, by laying your foot on the brake pedal hard just hard enough to turn on brake lights these vehicles will begin downshifting. The one I own will go from 5th gear to 2nd gear in less than 10 seconds. At this point the tachometer will peg to the max and the rear tires will begin to slide. I have had this at the dealer twice and have been told this is normal and they recommend I don't use the tow/haul mode. My vehicle hit a small bump in the road once while this was happening and actually was completely sideways at 50 mph.

- Troy, PA, USA

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