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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,750 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid suspension problems

suspension problem

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 082016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 55 mph, the rear driver side axle and tire completely detached into oncoming traffic. There was a loss of steering control. The contact regained control of the vehice and maneuvered to the median. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. In 2011, the vehicle was inspected under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign number: 11V007000 (suspension); however, the dealer stated that the vehicle did not require the repair. The dealer denied the recall repair for the most recent failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 182011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Rear axle has a gvwr of 3950 lbs the vehicle a 2plus 1 rear spring pack, 3 different spring suppliers rate this spring pack at 1425L or 1500 lbs each for a combined rate of either 2850 or 3000 lbs per pair. Which makes the factory rating of 3950lbs either 1100 or 950 lbs higher depending on the spring supplier. Using the industry guideline the weakest component controls the gvwr is being violated by Chevrolet I have a truck marketing institute certificate in this area and a cd from Michelin verifying the weakest component controls gvwr.I asked Chevrolet for replacement springs from another model that has a combined rating of 4050lbs 100 lbs above there 3950 lb axle rating. This issue has caused trailering problems but Chevrolet refused this is a safety issue the springs I requested would correct the problem can you help? I can supply further information if needed thank you

- Middleboro, MA, USA

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