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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,864 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 032010

Silverado 2500

  • 12,000 miles


The engine shut off on the freeway at speed and I lost all control of the vehicles steering and braking. It said it was a crankshaft position sensor problem. Went to the dealer and they said it was a dirty sensor. Also have had and on going problem with low oil pressure 10 lb at idle and 20 lb at also runs very rough at idle. Also have an on going problem with noise from the transmission and a hard shifting or slipping transmission. It also makes a load noise when turning the steering wheel when turning, and has gotten worse over time.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #4

May 152015

Silverado 2500

  • 10,999 miles
I got this truck used at 94K miles on it. It was still in standard warranty. I got the oil changed started getting that clicking/knocking noise. I took it back to the shop that did the oil changed. They looked into and told me it was a common problem with Chevy engines is the valve lifters break and needs replaced along with the cams. If I drive too much a possibility to add shavings into the motor and tear it up. Quotes from 3 different friend recommend auto shops from all of them to get a new engine or get rid of the truck. I am still making payments on it. So can't do that. I did take it to the dealership and they refused to help me at all. I was out of the warranty period and good luck. That sucks! I did make a scene to them in front of customers. Since then I have done some research finding out this is very much a problem in all Chevy engines dating back to 06. The afm, excessive oil consumption. At one point Chevy did do a recall for a year in 07-08. For this problem. But not for any other years I can find. If they knew/know of this problem why not solve it? I have to fix this truck its my daily driver and work vehicle. Total hating Chevy right now and has always been my love! I am a single mom and I know have to come up with a new engine about 3,500 then add labor and supplies about 6K total. Not have and very stressed out.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 172015

Silverado 2500

  • 78,000 miles
Well maintained vehicle with less that 78K miles and transmission failing. GM should be forced to step up and pay for the repairs. Vehicle is a lemon. Have replaced and fixed multiple other issues. 3 door lock actuators gone out...2 times fixed fuel system vapor canister...passenger window switch not working...

- Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 152014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,236 miles
Was passing a vehicle and the throttle stuck wide open after I kicked it into passing gear, at about 90 mph, after trying to kick the throttle off, pulling on the floor mat to make sure it wasn't the problem, I finally put both feet on the brake pedal and tried to get the pickup slowed down as the engine was still pulling hard, finally after getting the speed down to about 75-80 mph the throttle finally let go and I was able to slow the vehicle down, took it to the dealer where I purchased it and they couldn't get it to do it again, after talking to the factory people they decided to put a new foot peddle on it because that's where the brains are for the run by wire for the engine, took it home and it did it again two days later, took it back to the dealer and they had it for a month and couldn't get it to do it again, so they gave it back to me saying they couldn't find anything wrong, I know what to do when it happens to me, but my wife wouldn't so I wont let her drive it until the issue is resolved. Have you heard of any problems with the Chevrolet H.D. with the 6.0 litter gas engine?

- Cheney, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 52,083 miles
Truck comes to scretching haltwith motor running but wont go, door locks and all gagues going up and down a 100 mile an hour. Sometimes everything dead and all of a sudden it comes back on. Air comes and goes. All lights flash. Those uprandom codes. No warning its going to happen. Radio will start playing very load cant shut off. When it does this it sometimes lunges forward aboit twenty feet and may run fine or do it again. Went to dealer truck stayed 2 months. Said they fixed. Few months later started again, next dealer said they couldnt find anything. Contacted GM on both incidents. Nothing happened.

- Woodward, OK, USA

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