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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,595 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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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 072012

Silverado 2500

  • 22,807 miles


Vibration for the rear of the truck had been doing this since new. Took it to the dealer they balanced the tires in 7 Mar 2012. No change vibration still there. Took it to discount tire rebalanced still no go. I wrote it off thinking this was normal for 2500 series trucks. Aug 2015 I upgraded the rims to forged J rated 6,600lbs and tires to H rated 4,940lbs. Because of the higher air pressure this made the vibration worse. I put the truck on jack stands and ran it in gear to trouble shoot the problem. What I found both rear axle hubs are warped causing the wheels to wobble severely. I took it to the dealer they initially did not want to listen to me and I had a video of it. They finally looked at the video and went to check out the truck. An hour later they call paying the truck was ready for pickup. They told me it was only out.015ths. I a trained mechanic and this is simply bs. I can see the wobble with by bare eyes that's more than.O15 thousands. On top of that it's not covered under the warranty. The truck had 96000 plus miles on it att. The dealer did not document this and basically wrote it off. I have a video of this but it's too big to send and it's in wmv format. Please give me an address and point of contact so I can send you the cd. The video says it all this is a factory defect plain and simple.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #5

Mar 142014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 94,141 miles
Right front tire sidewall blew out. Tire is a Michelin ltx MS2 size 275 70 18. This is the same series tire that Michelin has already had a recall on but a different size. Can only suspect that this tire size has same problem since there is no visible evidence of the tire being cut anywhere as inspected by black's tire service in wilmington nc which was the nearest Michelin dealer at the end of my trip to nc. Also have picture of tire if needed.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 222013

Silverado 2500

  • 89,597 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while the vehicle was having the tires rotated, the mechanic noticed a leak from the rear wheel cylinders on the brakes. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, who replaced all four wheel cylinders to stop the leak. The failure mileage was 89,597.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #3

May 052012

Silverado 2500

  • 14,115 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the spare tire fractured from the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that someone had stolen the tire. The contact was advised by an independent mechanic that the spare tire cable was almost impossible to cut once the tire was attached and the cable was retracted. The tire was not replaced. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 14,115.

- Valley View, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 282011

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 9,040 miles
While towing a 5th wheel trailer at 60 mph, the right rear (passenger) wheel came off the truck. Five of the eight wheel studs sheared off, three others lost their lug nuts. The trailer weight did not exceed the axle, wheel or tire weight ratings.

- Mico, TX, USA

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problem #1

May 102011

Silverado 2500

  • 1,870 miles
New vehicle front end suspension began to randomly violently shake at different speeds (once @ 55 mph & once @ 70 mph). The shaking was so bad that the driver could barley hold the wheel straight to avoid losing control & crashing. While this was happening the vehicle 4 wd light was blinking despite the fact that the vehicle was in 2 wd. Once driver was able to pull over he inspected the outside of the vehicle to find no mechanical issues (no flat tires, things in the wheels, etc...). driver then began driving again & the vehicle was fine as if nothing happened. Driver called onstar & they stated there were no fault codes in the system. Several days later the same thing happened while driving at 70 mph. This time the driver nearly got into a roll over accident. He was able to get the vehicle to the side of the road. Upon inspection there were again no mechanical issues. Owner drove to dealer & was told to bring back the next day. Owner inquired if vehicle was safe to drive & was told "I hope so" by the service technician. GM customer care was called & stated they were not aware of any issues with the 2011 hd vehicles. Owner took vehicle to dealer next morning & several hours later was called & told it was mud in wheels (not possible since the first time it happened there was no mud). Owners son then looked on internet to see many people having the same issue in this model year vehicle. The son then found that a tsb was issued by GM to all dealers for a sticky break pedal that when stuck (even though it appears visually to not be stuck) will at random times cause the ABS to activate violently. Tsb# pit5037B. Dealer was then told by owner about the tsb & dealer was not aware of tsb. Repair was performed & the vehicle has not shook since. Owner was suppose to be pulling a 30 ft 5th wheel with a 15 ft trailer attached to it (45 ft. Total). If they had been they likely would have been in major accident with possible loss of life due to the sway it causes when it occurs.

- Filion, MI, USA

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