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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,052 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 202014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 48,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated while driving various speeds, fuel leaked continuously onto the ground. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and then towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician informed that there was a crack in the feeder fuel line. The vehicle was repaired. The failure occurred after fuel was dispensed into the fuel tank to the full capacity. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- New Richmond, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 102011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 4,105 miles
I have a 2011 Chevy Silverado with a fuel gauge problem. While driving downhill, my fuel gauge light just comes on and the fuel gauge goes down to empty. The vehicle then stalls losing all power and control of the vehicle (brakes, steering). As I reach the bottom of the hill, I have to place the vehicle in park and it starts right back up but the fuel gauge stays at empty. I had the vehicle serviced at a GM dealership and it was stated by the tech that vehicle is working as designed. This was also confirmed by GM engineering department. If I recall, the fuel pump is placed more toward the back of truck and while driving downhill gas moves towards front of tank giving the fuel sensor a false reading. I'm no engineer but I had a 2009 Silverado and never came across this problem. This is a big vehicle and I believe this poses a great safety risk to myself and family as well as the public. Many times when the truck has lost all power steering and braking capability, myself or my family members who are driving have narrowly avoided accidents. GM tech and GM corporate said remedy is to keep more gas in vehicle. This is a continuous problem as at times in travel I may not keep my tank as full as required by GM.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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