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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,000 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112016

Silverado 2500

  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. While attempting to remove the spare tire from underneath the vehicle, the spare tire failed to move. As a result, the contact had to fracture the wire cable that held the tire in place. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,000.

- East Burke, VT, USA

problem #2

Sep 302013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Spare tire hoist bracket broke and spare tire was swinging loosely under rear of truck. Further investigation revealed several stress cracks in bracket surrounding the bolt hole. If tire bracket would have broke off tire would drop to pavement and become a road hazard. Sources at dealer indicated they had no bulletins on this item but knew of some people who had lost their spare tires. I still have the parts.

- Manchester, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 302013

Silverado 2500

  • 116,000 miles
I have a 2010 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck and after returning from lunch noticed the spare tire hanging loosely on the underside of the truck bed. After trying to use the jack handle to tighten it back up which failed I lowered the tire via the jack handle and proceeded to view the hoist. The hoist is held up by a single bolt to the undercarriage. I removed the bolt and found that the metal surrounding the bolt had several stress cracks and 2 new fractures. I removed the unit and have it currently. I called a dealer and asked if they had any issues with the hoist and they said they had not but a couple of people had lost their spare tires. I took the unit to the dealer and they said no bulletins were out on this issue and could not help me. I think GM has a safety issue with this part (25974843) as it was replaced in 2013 with 20870067. If this bracket fractures completely the entire 100 lb tire will drop down off the back of the truck and become a serious road hazard. I would be happy to send the unit to you for analysis.

- Manchester, MI, USA

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