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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,993 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.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

May 152015

Silverado 2500

  • 135,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact noticed there was a engine leak and noticed that a few bolts that hold the exhaust pipe were missing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #6

Dec 082014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
The truck was parked in driveway. Driven 20 minutes prior for 10 miles. Erupted into fla message under hood. Fire police unable to determine cause to badly damaged. Total loss.

- Topton, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 052008

Silverado 2500

  • 22,000 miles
The engine started making a strange ticking noise. The dealer repaired/replaced the passenger side exhaust manifold/bolts under warranty. The driver side broke several months later out of warranty. Dealer repaired. Both sides broke again. You can smell exhaust gas in the vehicle when sitting in traffic.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 092014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 84,192 miles


Had to add coolant over a evidence of a leak on my driveway or any other place. Started truck one morning and heard clicking noise coming from engine. I observed water coming from the muffler. Took vehicle to dealer on April 22, 2014. ( mileage 84241) dealer found blown head gasket and seals, one cracked head and water in oil. Repairs done: Complete valve job (replace head gasket, seals & other associated parts), replace broken bolts, replace coolant hoses, radiator & heater hoses and thermostat etc.. was not advised by service consultant of any recalls or bulletins for 2005 Silverado. This is low mileage for this kind of engine problem. Repair cost: $3683.92 martin Chevrolet *** torrance, calif.

- Carson , CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 242014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 125,557 miles
Right side exhaust manifolds bolts rusted off causing exhaust gases to escape and causing check engine light to come on.cannot get the vehicle state inspected with the check engine light on. Mechanic says it needs to be repaired to get vehicle inspected.the others look like they may be failing also. This is a big out of pocket expense since it is no longer under warranty.

- Narrows, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 110,000 miles
The low coolant light went on. The only way to fill the system is to open the reservoir cap. Unfortunately because the engine had a head gasket failure the cooling system would not depressurize, even when cold. It seems to me that there should be a pressure cap that when the engine overheats it allows the cooling system to depressurize. This closed system is very dangerous especially when someone who is used to filling the overflow tank when the coolant is low. Because the lack of an over flow tank anyone that opens the plastic reservoir could became burned.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 130,200 miles
Parked truck at outside stall and went indoors. After about 20 minutes I heard noises and went outside. Found the whole truck was engulfed in flames. By the time the fire department arrived 6 minutes later the fire spread to two additional vehicles. The heat melted and consumed everything except the frame. The fire investigator suspects the fire initiated due to electrical failure and generated from either the driver side dash board or left side of engine. The damage was too destructive to pinpoint exact cause.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

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