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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,213 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #53

May 312016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Buda, IL, USA

problem #52

Oct 032015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 57,000 miles
The dashboard has cracked in 2 separate places due to cheap supplies. One of the cracks is near the airbag so if the airbag were to deploy parts of the broken dashboard would be thrown into the passenger and cause injury.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #51

May 312016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Harvey, LA, USA

problem #50

Nov 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2011 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer requests compensation for the handling of the front passenger airbag recall notice situation.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #49

Jul 152016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hillister, TX, USA

problem #48

Sep 102016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 58,000 miles
Dashboard crack next to airbag (upper right corner) and over instrument panel. I am concerned that in a wreck where the airbag deploys the dash will become a deadly projectile. The cracks occurred without any undo stress on the dashboard. The vehicle was not in motion when it occurred.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #47

May 272016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Liberty Hill, TX, USA

problem #46

Jan 202016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
To your company offering to put a used engine in a used vehicle. Then purchasing a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and having numerous electrical issues. You had asked me to give your dealership a second chance to correct the problem with my 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. With the amount of unprofessional demeanor that I experienced prior I decided to give your company a second chance to rectify the problem.

- Alburtis, PA, USA

problem #45

May 272016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available...updated 11/21/16 updated 11/22/16.

- Bastrop, TX, USA

problem #44

Jul 082016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Johns Creek, GA, USA

problem #43

Sep 132016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 57,806 miles

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

Passenger airbag light off and on at random times. Seat not used often at all. Passenger presence system shorted. Cost $775 + $125 paid for diagnostic test. Failed inspection. Shows recall online but in GM data base not on our VIN. Passenger seat and it is hardly to never even used.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #42

Jul 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. Campaign id number recall no. 16V381 still not fixed. Called dealer but they said to wait for a second letter. Answer was not satisfactory. First letter dated 07/2016

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #41

Dec 212015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The front end and front passenger side of the contact's vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The driver sustained whiplash and minor bruising from the seat belt retracting. A child passenger sustained whiplash, bruises to the ankles, knees, and wrists. A second child passenger sustained whiplash and minor bruising from the seat belt retracting. Medical treatment was received. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The dealer indicated that the parts were not available. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 10/18/16

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #40

May 272016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Grant, FL, USA

problem #39

Aug 072016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall: I have faxed and emailed CEO and executives of General Motors several times each day regarding this matter. I am going on vacation and do not feel safe driving the vehicle with these airbags. The notice that we just received this month, stated the vehicles are currently safe to drive. It does not state anything about in the future (I.e. next month, next week, etc.). they knew about the defect but just decided to send out recall notices late last month. I want a rental car for the week I need to drive out of town, at their expense, because we should have notified earlier and they will not verify (the executives) nor backup the engineering department that the vehicles are safe to drive. I want a letter from the CEO that verifies this or a rental vehicle for one week until my vehicle is repaired. We live in hot Texas and the vehicle is always exposed to hot and humid temperatures! this vehicle is not safe.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #38

Mar 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that there was a presence of a fuel leak from the top of the fuel tank. The dealer was notified of the failure. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags), but the parts were not available. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #37

Jun 202016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cherry Log, GA, USA

problem #36

Aug 042016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Very upsetting that GM had to have known takata air bags are installed and we were never informed. I would have never known my vehicle wasn't safe, if I wasn't on this site researching safe car for my teen to drive. I would like to know exactly when our life's are important enough to have recall letters sent" should we all go out and purchase face shield helmets for the family while we wait?????" I also read complaints regarding cracking in dash panel. I too have hairline cracking driver's side where airbag is installed. Please send recall letters as I called my local dealer and was told nothing can be done till I receive the actual letter. This new bulletin was posted months ago. It's now August 2016.

- Reedley, CA, USA

problem #35

Aug 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags), but the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufaturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mccleary, WA, USA

problem #34

Jul 272016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available...updated 09/13/16

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?