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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,931 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 steering problems

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #15

Feb 202014

Silverado 2500

  • 65,500 miles


Doors continuously locking/unlocking, all dash lights continuously turning on/off, clock reset itself to 12:00, engine cutting in/out which also resulted in the loss of power steering and power brakes, all of which occurred while at freeway speed. I purchased the vehicle approximately a year and a half ago from a Chevrolet dealer in sacramento, ca. Since I've owned the vehicle there have been multiple occurrences of the clock resetting itself to 12:00, complete power loss when attempting to start the vehicle.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #14

Sep 112012

Silverado 2500

  • 85,048 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. While parked, the contact attempted to start the vehicle and noticed that the intermediate steering was not attached to the steering column. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised the contact that the bolts from the steering column needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85,048 and the current mileage was 92,455.

- Eagle River , WI, USA

problem #13

May 032011

Silverado 2500

  • 26,302 miles
Hydroboost lines leaking/seeping lower transmission line leaking

- Delta, CO, USA

problem #12

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 #11

Jan 012011

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
GM has a design flaw on the trans cooler lines and steering lines that cause the to leak. GM will not address to date. This occurs on the 2500hd and 3500hd duramax pickups the lines have only three crimps and start to leak in cold weather.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #10

Oct 012010

Silverado 2500

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed that the windshield wipers stalled. The contact also heard a loud clunking noise coming from underneath the hood of the vehicle. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who replaced the wiper assembly and the intermediate steering shaft. The current mileage was 35,000 and the failure mileage was 32,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Longwood , WA, USA

problem #9

Jun 232010

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • 27,390 miles


I purchased a new 2007 4X4 Chevy Silverado 2500 hd duramax diesel truck. I have had my hubs fail twice leaving me without brakes. This last time my hub failed my brakes locked up while driving. ABS system failed. My children & I were very startled. I am a mother of six children. I have little faith in my vehicle being safe for children or anyone. $913 dollars later it is fixed. All new wiring harness & hub.warranty didn't cover. My vehicle has in the 3 years that I have owned it has spent approx. 8 months total being serviced for malfunctions. Steering has been an issue throughout also. Steering shaft has been replaced 2 times along with entire steering box. It has had entire rear end replacement also. I have 3 years of service proof. My list goes on and on.

- Sonoma, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 032010

Silverado 2500

  • 32,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet 2500 pick-up. The contact stated when he got in his vehicle and turned it on he noticed the needle that shows charge and discharge was leaning towards the left. The contact stated when he tried to pull off there was a clicking noise and the steering completely went out on him. He then turned the vehicle off. The vehicle was at the dealership at the time of the complaint. The failure and current mileage was 32,500. The VIN was unavailable.

- Chipley, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 012009

Silverado 2500

  • 52,000 miles
2007 Z71 Chevrolet had to have the steering repaired. Cost $350.

- Crane, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 012009

Silverado 2500

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd diesel. While the contact was attempting to reverse into his garage he noticed that whenever the brakes were applied the steering wheel would not turn left or right. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure was a normal characteristic of the vehicle. There were no prior warnings and the current and failure mileages were 24000.

- Standardsville, VA, USA

problem #5

Sep 102007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado which was purchased used on August 25, 2007. She stated that the vehicle would steer on its on to the left or right without warning while driving at any speeds over 10 mph. The steering wheel would not move while this was happening, only the vehicle itself. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure persisted and vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The dealer made repairs to the tires, tow in and tow out mechanisms, and performed a wheel alignment, to no avail. No repairs were made to date to correct the actual failure. The contact was concerned about the safety risk since a potential crash could occur. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current was 35,000. Updated 02/23/10. The battery died, the driver side window would not roll down and the traction control light illuminated. Updated 08/11/10

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #4

Oct 172009

Silverado 2500

  • 45,629 miles
Driving down road and thought driver side tire had blown. Was able to stop on the side of the road around a bend but not control the truck. Got out and the front driver side tire, rim and brake rotor were ripped away from the hub.

- Montrose , CA, USA

problem #3

May 032007

Silverado 2500

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving at an unknown, the power steering failed and made the vehicle difficult to steer. The entire vehicle is also very difficult to keep on the road. The front tires made a clunking noise whenever the vehicle was driven. The vehicle has Bridgestone duravis M7732 tires, size 245/75/R16. There is a clunking noise under the hood, which can be felt in the steering wheel while driving. The engine also hesitates while driving. A mechanic and the dealer performed a diagnostic. The failure mileage was 33,000 and current mileage was 40,000.

- Hanover, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 202008

Silverado 2500

  • 2,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving approximately 45 mph, the steering column became inoperable. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and they stated that the steering gear was defective. The dealer replaced the steering gear. Approximately six months later, the steering column became inoperable again. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and they replaced the steering column. Two weeks after the repairs were performed, the contact was involved in a crash due to the steering column failure. He sustained minor injuries and the vehicle sustained front end and alignment damage. A police report was filed. The dealer performed a realignment. The manufacturer advised him to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The results of the test showed no defects with the vehicle. The current mileage was 28,325 and failure mileage was 2,800.

- Effingham, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 302007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,800 miles
The contact owns 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 25 mph, the steering wheel broke while making a left turn. As a result, he crashed into an embankment. The dealer stated that bad modification mold caused the failure. The contact stated that the failure occurred a second time and the dealer stated that the steering wheel was designed that way. The failure mileage was 57,800 and current mileage was 58,800.

- Bradford, VT, USA

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