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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,143 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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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid engine problems

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 132016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 118,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 55 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The dealer diagnosed that the oil pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Prairie Du Chien, WI, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Jan 212016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 recall.

- Alburtis, PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My dash is cracking around the passenger airbag and above the instrument cluster. I am concerned that the cracked areas could come loose and become a projectile. The engine is also burning oil badly and could shut down while driving

- Wamego, KS, USA

problem #6

Mar 152015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 83,918 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact stated that the throttle was also sticking and the engine indicator was illuminating. The vehicle stalled and would not restart for ten minutes. This was a recurring failure. The contact had to push the onstar button, which provided the codes of the failure. The failure codes stated that the pps throttle system was failing. The dealer stated that they could not locate a failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 83,918. The VIN was unknown.

- King George, MD, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Mar 132015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

We were making a stop at the light, when a 18-wheeler didn't stop and hit us in the back, pushing us towards the bus that was in front of us, making the glass of the back break and throwing all the crystals in our body and clothes, the air bags never open, the front seats were broken and 3 of the 4 doors couldn't close anymore, the driver tried to make a move to the left or right, but he could not, because we were stuck, when we realize there were no major injury, we stayed until the red cross came to check our condition, but there were crystals everywhere so we couldn't move without hurting ourselves. We buy the truck with 2 miles, we are the only owners.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 182014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 55,500 miles
The automatic belt tensioner pulley is in the process of going out. The pulley itself is slowly suffering from a high pitched whining noise which is caused by bearing failure. With the current mileage the part in question shouldn't by any means be failing, the tensioner works fine but the pulley wobbles a bit too much. If the pulley continues to wobble more and finally results in catastrophic failure it can shred the serpentine belt which will render the vehicle useless or even become a danger to any and all occupants in the vehicle especially if it fails on the highway. If the belt goes out it can bend other pulleys or shear off pulleys, bolts, or even bend the harmonic balancer (engine vibration dampener) which would result in a blown or seized up engine. I'll also add that the belt could cause a fire if it gets wedge between other spinning pulleys at the time of the pulley's bearings overheating and the pulley either breaking off or causing the belt to shred.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 132013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
At 36000 miles the engine burns oil. So far as of 46000 miles pistons burned have been replaced pvc filter and valve were replaced along with valve cover. At present 54000 miles engine still burns oil.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #1

May 212013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 39,010 miles
Check engine light is displayed and the motor is hesitating. This issue is a second occurrence due to the valve cover leaking and causing the spark plugs to go bad. First time the vehicle was under warranty at approximately 29000 miles and now the vehicle has 39000 miles and the issue has recurred. This appears to be a continually recurring problem for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado trucks.

- Springfield, VA, USA

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