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Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,204 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Aug 172012

Silverado 2500

  • 0 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 sd. The contact stated that the driver was traveling approximated 65 mph when an incoming vehicle crashed into the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The driver and the passenger both sustained minor injuries. The ambulance was called and transported the passenger and the driver to the emergency room for treatment. The police were notified of the crash and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The dealer was notified of the air bag failure and stated that the air bags sensors were sensitive and were too weak to deploy. The dealer offered no additional assistance. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage was not available.

- Mason City, IA, USA

problem #8

Jul 042011

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I was driving 75 mph with my cruise control on, and the speedometer dropped to 35 mph. Shortly after, about 10 miles, the air bag light came on. The speedometer reset after turning off the ignition switch and worked properly. This happened again two more times, and the speedometer failed completely. The air bag light remained on and is still on at 123,000 miles. Diagnostic check showed number 1 air bag sensor fault. Replaced sensor. Air bag light still on. I sent the speedometer head to a private mechanic in Minnesota, and it now works fine.

- Bellevue, MI, USA

problem #7

Jun 012006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
I have had so many problems with this truck, here are some. Alternator, air bag, brakes, ABS, steering box, water pump, blower switch, speedometer, horn. When the blower switch started smoking my grandson tried to jump out of the truck while it was moving. My dash is always lit with some type of problem.

- Hubbard, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 012012

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


2005 Chevy Silverado CK1500. Consumer writes in regards to disabling the switch for the drivers' airbag or if she can obtain a waiver so that the dealership can disable the driver's airbag the consumer stated she has to have the seat up all the way, in order to reach the pedals; particularly the clutch. The consumer stated there is no way she can back further than the recommended 10 inches from the steering wheel, due to her height.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 212011

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 190,000 miles
We were traveling down interstate 10 in mobile, al. It was a foggy night and the the road was damp. The truck spun sideways and regained traction heading head on into a concrete barrier. It hit the solid concrete barrier head on at 55 miles per hour. The bumper and frame of the truck was crushed. The concrete barrier was not broken. The airbags on the truck did not deploy. Both the driver and the passenger in the front seats hit their heads on the dash board and were rushed to the hospital for treatment. An airbag deployment should have prevented these hospitalizations. This case is very cut and dry. The truck did not miss any sensors. Due to the fact the airbag didn't deploy onstar was not called.

- D'iberville, MS, USA

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problem #4

Jun 132011

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the wiring for the air bag sensor under the passenger seat was failing. The VIN was available. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 50,000.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 272006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,100 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle was involved in an accident on dry roads. Two vehicles collided in front of the contact, causing an emergency braking situation. The contact collided with the rear of the second vehicle, and the air bags did not deploy. The contact was injured in the accident. An independent repair shop was consulted and they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 142005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
In July, my service air bags light came on intermittently in my truck. Everytime I took it to the dealer they couldn't reproduce the light. Not long after that started to happen, the truck started to "chime"(warning signal) and beep, also at intermittent intervals. After 5 trips to the dealer and 19 days later(in the shop) they might have fixed the problem.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 202005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
I had an accident on Tuesday Sept. 20, 2005 driving my 2005 Chevy pickup K2500 hd 4 wheel drive. I lost control and went off highway striking a city dumpster headon and moving the dumpster approximately 50-60 ft. By police report and than going back on highway and crossing all 4 lanes before the truck stopped. My truck was totaled but my airbag never deployed. I was unconscious and was airlifted to vanderbilt hospital in nashville tn. Why didn't my airbag deploy with a headon crash of this force? this seems to be a defect in the product. I received a 4 inch cut across the bottom of my chin that required several stitches and very sore from my head down my right leg. Still following up with doctors....

- Columbia, TN, USA

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