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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,773 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.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the engine would not immediately start when the ignition key was turned. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V827000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Union Town, OH, USA

problem #10

May 232016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 65 mph, the exhaust fluid light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the exhaust heater failed and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired; however. The failure recurred. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V407000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Elmont, NY, USA

problem #9

Apr 132016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 63,000 miles
My traction control light and ABS light came on and the messages to service both of these systems are in my information center. My brakes are now dragging the rotors due to this problem. This is a major safety concern and a recall needs to be implemented to correct this issue. This started while driving down the highway.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #8

Mar 192016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 56,000 miles


The fuse relay block on my 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with only 56,000 miles nearly caught fire when the rear window defroster and heated mirrors would not turn off even with the key removed. The problem was traced to a bad ground on circuit G200, this is part of the switch circuit that controls the mirrors and defroster. GM has designed a circuit that has the ability to turn itself on even when the car is off and the key removed! but even worse GM refuses to pay for the parts or labor to repair my truck. I have made several calls to GM customer service and while initially encouraging GM has refused to stand behind their product. Howard the customer service representative at GM couldn't disclose to me the amount of financial help they offered the dealership, it turns out they didn't offer any help at all. I'm not sure I will buy another GM product after this experience.

- Wilton, NH, USA

problem #7

Jan 212016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 recall.

- Alburtis, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 112015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, all of the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated, the gauges failed, and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle failed to restart. The contact noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment and the vehicle caught fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 12/03/15

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 012015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. While attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle failed to start and the key remained in the start position. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V827000 (electrical system); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #4

Feb 262015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
First of three vehicle collisions this year involving Chevrolet Silverado that have caught fire after involved in frontal impacts. Vehicle traveling westbound on sr 58 in lane county, Oregon. Involved in secondary collision with a Toyota pickup truck that had been struck by a loose truck tractor wheel. The impact by the wheel caused the Toyota to encroach into the path of the Chevrolet. The occupants of Chevrolet were able to extricate themselves. The vehicle subsequently caught fire and suffered extensive fire damage.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #3

Jul 032014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
Once the vehicle is in park it is sitting up and after putting the vehicle in reverse and starting to drive the vehicle lowers to the ground. The vehicle pulls when driving and causes an additional pull on the engine and fuel system.

- Natchez, MS, USA

problem #2

Jun 012012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
While driving in traffic the Silverado's, engine, power steer and power brakes shutdown completely. After the vehicle stopped. The automatic transmission was placed in park and the truck restarted normally. I took the truck to the dealer and they found no problem or code. The same event happened again about 3 months later while I was on an interstate driving about 70 mph. The I was able to bring the vehicle to a stop in the side of the road I then placed the transmission in park and the vehicle started normally. I believe there is an issue with the ignition switch.

- Shepherdsville, KY, USA

problem #1

Dec 062011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving, the vehicle would lunge violently when changing gears. The warning lights would illuminate on the instrument panel sporadically, the door locks would fail intermittently and the fuel, odometer and speedometer gauges were inoperable. In addition, the vehicle could not be started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failures. 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 5,000 and the current mileage was 7,000.

- Williston, ND, USA

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