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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,863 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid suspension problems

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 092013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front driver's side wheel collapsed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the front driver's side ball joint and retainer bar were fractured. The vehicle was deemed as destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000. Updated 01/23/14 the consumer stated the ball join guide and rod broke. Updated 01/14/14

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 222011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated when he put the vehicle in gear it made a very loud clanging sound. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing and was told that was normal since all of the new GM vehicles made that noise. The failure recurred repeatedly became progressively worse over time. The contact also stated that the frame and suspension had extensive rust on it. The dealer advised the contact that the rust was not a problem. The manufacturer was notified of both failures but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 40,000.

- Lillington, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 312012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 cheverolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving up a dirt hill at approximately 2mph the contact stated the lower control arm snapped. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who diagnosed that the front axle needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in any recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage and the current mileage was 15,000. The VIN number was not available.

- Rawlins, WY, USA

problem #3

Jun 042011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,976 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, the front end of the vehicle and wheels began to shake violently when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated the front rotors were out of round and turned downward. The brake rotors were repaired but the vehicle continued to shake violently. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,976 and the current mileage was 14,000. The consumer stated the vibration is still present in the front end. The consumer was informed the tires were wearing prematurely. Updated 05/17/12 updated 06/05/12 updated 06/06/12 updated 06/11/12. Updated 06/26/12 the consumer stated he continues to have problems with the brakes. Updated 06/10/13

- Weston , WV, USA

problem #2

Sep 012011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
#1. vehicle accelerates when letting off gas, even while going uphill the vehicle will accelerate. You can go up a steep hill without touching the gas. Brought the vehicle to the dealership they replaced, the throttle body, gas pedal assembly. They reinstalled the original parts and told us that this was normal. We drove other 2011 Chevy Silverado's which did not do the same thing. The dealership told us that all the 2011 Chevy Silverado's accelerate on their own. #2. there is a clunking noise from the rear when driving over bumps. The dealership said this is normal backlash, and did not do anything.

- South Grafton, MA, 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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