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Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 1
Average Mileage:
36,875 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #10

Mar 232013

Silverado 2500

  • miles


Bnsf railroad owned 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 (hd?) pick up truck involved in a multi-vehicle pileup on interstate I-25 near denver, co during a severe snow storm. Accident involved approximately 50 vehicles along that stretch of highway. Driving northbound nearing johnson's corner exit and traveling between 35-45 mph, driver noticed a semi-truck sideways ahead and looked for an escape route off the right hand shoulder. When attempting to avoid the jackknifed semi by moving towards the shoulder, another vehicle or vehicles were piled up and or stopped on/along the shoulder area. The vehicle struck the back of a trailer truck but the airbags in the Silverado did not deploy. Driver was wearing seatbelt at time of collision but sustained multiple injuries. Vehicle sustained extensive damage to front end. Railroad vehicle was reportedly not equipped with hyrail wheel assemblies but did have a two-way railroad radio installed.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #9

Nov 142012

Silverado 2500

  • miles
I had a service air bag warning light T on in my 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck. I went to a dealer to have it serviced.and was told that the right front impact sensor was corroded and had to be replaced. I felt that this being a safety issue that General Motors should cover the cost of repair. I called G.M. and was told that this was an environmental issue and the salt air in my area caused the corrosion and G.M was not responsible. I told the person that I was talking to that apparently G.M. M, ust be aware of the problem if they know that the salt air corrodes the sensors. Furthermore I mentioned the fact that since there is a problem that the air bag could possible inflate while driving and possibly cause the driver to swerve off the road or into another vehicle thus causing death or serious injury. I was then given a file number (71-1127296694) and told the matter would be investigated. I later received a phone call from a G.M. rep. Who said he looked into my complaint and since it was an environmental issue G.M. was not responsible for repairs. I then stated to him that I was aware that Chrysler recently had a recall of vehicles to be repaired because the airbag sensors were corroding. I was told that G.M. had no such recall. My argument is that this is a safety issue. The corroded sensors could malfunction and cause the air bags to deploy thus causing the driver to swerve and potentially get into a serious accident. Chrysler Corp. Must have realized this because they had a recall. G.M.does not seem to care and is apparently waiting until there are serious accidents and they are forced to recall vehicles.I also wonder if G.M. and Chrysler use the same vendor to purchase the sensors. Most likely they do as there are probably not many company's that manufacture them. I feel this is potentially serious situation plus the fact that another automobile manufacturer recognized the problem perhaps your Agency should investigate.

- Wareham, MA, USA

problem #8

Jul 272012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
Railroad hyrail vehicle equipped, after market, with hyrail wheel assemblies which allow the vehicle to operate on railroad tracks. Once hyrail (flanged) wheels are retracted, the vehicle is operated over the highways and public roads like any other vehicle. On 7/27/12 near Eagle nest, AZ a railroad employee was operating vehicle on the railroad tracks when it struck a standing train at 38 mph. Airbags did not deploy and rail employee was killed. Concern is that the installation of hyrail wheel assemblies might be impacting the airbag sensor. The hyrail wheel assemblies extend approx. One foot of steel framework ahead of the front and rear bumpers. The placement of these assemblies might inadvertently be affecting airbag deployment in crashes on the railroad track and on public roads.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #7

Aug 172009

Silverado 2500

  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph and attempting to turn, the steering wheel locked abnormally and caused the vehicle to crash into a median. The air bags did not deploy and the contact sustained a back injury. A police report was filed. The contact called the manufacturer who sent a representative to inspect the vehicle but never provided any correspondence. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileage was 46,000.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #6

Mar 202009

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Consumer would like GM to buy back truck because of design flaws and suspected lemon the consumer stated onstar activated and stated the vehicle had been in an accident. The consumer called onstar to tell them that the vehicle had not been in an accident. The operator asked the consumer were there any lights on the dash. The consumer stated the air bag light was on. The operator attempted to instruct the consumer on how to reset the light, and stated if it didn't clear within two days to call back. When the consumer put the gear into drive and started to go forward, there was a tremendous explosion, dust filled the truck and onstar came on saying the vehicle had been in an accident. They vehicle was towed to the dealership. A week later, the consumer received a call from the dealership stating the explosion was caused by a poor design in the galleys in the floor, they went from the center of the truck to the drivers side door under a rubber mate. One of the galleys went through a rubber grommet which allowed water to leak into a compartment storing very high pressure compact cylinders for the air bag and seat belts. The water caused corrosion on the high pressure cylinders and caused the explosion. Also, the tailgate latch would not latch properly. The dealer found the pivots had seized. On cold starts, the transmission would hesitate and then a loud bang was heard. The dealer found a valve body bolt broken.

- Mills, PA, USA

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problem #5

May 022010

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 30,149 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 heavy duty truck. While driving approximately 45 mph on wet road conditions, the contact loss control of the vehicle. The contact lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a fence post and surrounding trees. The driver sustained an injury to the nose, face and suffered a black eye. The air bags failed to deploy with the level of impact. A police report was filed. The vehicle was being repaired for damages when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was approximately 30,149. Updated 09/30/2010. Updated 10/04/10

- Nashville, AR, USA

problem #4

Sep 072007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 35 mph, a vehicle ahead of him made an unexpected left turn. The contact crashed into the the preceding vehicle and the air bags did not deploy upon impact. The contact was injured and a police report was filed accordingly. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer where unknown repairs were made the vehicle was traded in. The VIN was not available and the failure mileage was approximately 28,000. Updated 07/19/10 updated 07/21/10

- Missouri Valley , IA, USA

problem #3

Feb 232010

Silverado 2500

  • 45,000 miles
Water comes into vehicle through third stop light and causes electrical problems which makes service air bag light to turn and this causes vehicle to shut down my concern is air bag failure to deploy or not to deploy when needed.

- Alton, TX, USA

problem #2

May 092009

Silverado 2500

  • 63,477 miles
We have a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The problem is that all of the electrical components on the dash quits, the radio, the gauges, the air conditioner, air bags don't work, the stabilititrack is off, the traction control is off, and the truck shuts off. This is the second time it has happened but this time a message comes across the speedometer that say engine power reduced and it is missing very bad. The first time this happened the engine did not miss and that message did not come across the screen. The problem resolved its self the first time and it has been a few months since the first time that it has happened again.

- Delight , AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 112008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,400 miles
I have taken my 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500hd crew cab in to the dealer many times, they have fixed the problem a few times then proceed to say it is normal for it to do what it does. The front tires turn in towards each other when it is in four wheel drive, and causes the truck to drift off where it wants to. I have taken it in to merollis Chevy many times, they have fixed it a few then just tell me its normal. Friday Feb 8 2008 I got my truck back from moran Chevy after 2 days being in the shop, and they said everything was good later that day when I had to use four wheel drive I had the same problem but worse than when I took it in, the problem was not fixed Saturday as I was driving home the roads where bad and I put the truck into 4 wheel drive thinking it would be safe since they stated they fixed it, it wasn't. as I was getting on the free way the truck started to drift out of control and slammed into the median on the free way. The first time I ever took the truck in for this problem it only had 371 miles on it. It has been nothing but problems ever since then.

- St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

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