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5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,864 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #12

Dec 062015

Silverado 2500

  • 170,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Update of NHTSA id number: 10809089. The stabilitrak and reduced engine power has increased to the following obd codes: P0010, P0122, P0202, P0233, P0335, P0455, P0340, P1682, P2089 as well. At this point there doesn't appear to be anything left on the vehicle that does work. Since the recalls and technical bulletins all appear to have been "completed" for this vehicle I guess I can look forward to repeating the same problematic repairs again and again for the remainder of the time that I own this vehicle which do not appear to have resolved but merely band aided away until they reappear. Even the drivers door switches all had to be replaced which tells me that this is related to an electrical problem and with so many complaints the matter had forced consumers to pay for repairs that were designed to fail without regard to the consumers safety nor financial burdens. It appears that the electrical issues which most are directly linked to the defective engine wiring harness and grounding issues as many technicians are reporting. At this point the truck needs to be totaled.

- Mcminnville, TN, USA

problem #11

Jan 242014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2013 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle vibration while driving. The consumer was informed the drive shaft was bent. It was replaced. However, the vibration was still present. The consumer was informed, nothing more could be done.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #10

May 012014

Silverado 2500

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. After shifting into the park position, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Rancho Palos Derdes, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 122014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 3,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On acceleration from a stop, the RPM's race while shifting. Vehicle acts as if the transmission is slipping from 1-2. early in the life of the vehicle I thought this was only something that happened the first time shifting after pulling out of the garage however, as the truck gets more miles on it, the problem happens more often and when taking off from stops when hot. Vehicle was brought to dealer to diagnose complaint and was told there was a bulletin to address this problem but since the tech couldn't verify it, they didn't do anything. Dealer said I have a good powertrain warranty so if something breaks later I should be covered. Not only is this unprofessional and poor customer service, they literally did nothing to attempt to diagnose or confirm the problem. There seems to be numerous complaints on this site related to RPM racing complaints.

- Cedar Springs, MI, USA

problem #8

Sep 302013

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 1,196 miles
When the vehicle's transmission was placed in park, it would roll on its own even with the parking brake firmly applied (our driveway is rather steep), as though the transmission was in neutral. We tried several times over the next couple of days to re-engage the transmission to work properly, however; nothing changed. We reported it immediately to the dealer the following Monday, but, their mechanic could find nothing wrong with the vehicle upon inspection.

- Roseville, CA, USA

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problem #7

Jan 142014

Silverado 2500

  • 12,758 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the parking warning light illuminated and there was a sudden increase in engine rpms. The contact mentioned that when the failure occured the vehicle jerked violently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage 12,758 and the current mileage was 19,433.

- Milford, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 212013

Silverado 2500

  • 4,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that she shifted into park, turned the vehicle off and was attempting to exit but the vehicle began to roll away. The contact then restarted the vehicle and secured the vehicle in park once again. The vehicle was later taken to the dealer where they advised that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,000.

- Wolverine, MI, USA

problem #5

May 142012

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving in first gear and taking the foot off the accelerator pedal to apply the brakes, the engine RPM's would not decrease and the throttle would not release for approximately 3-4 seconds. The failure caused abnormal forward movement from the vehicle. The contact also stated that while driving in first gear and shifting into neutral, the engine RPM's increased by approximately 200 ripens before decreasing. The vehicle was diagnosed at the dealer but the cause of the defect could not be determined. The contact stated that a representative from the manufacturer came to the home and drove the vehicle. The representative experienced the defect while driving the vehicle but did not identify the cause of the defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20. Updated 03/11/14 the consumer stated by the time his foot reached the brake pedal, the engine was holding a constant 1400 RPM, resulting in not only trying to slow the mass of the vehicle, but also attempting to brake against an engine locked at 1400 RPM. The consumer also stated that he removed his foot from the accelerator as a test and then popped the steering column gear shifter into neutral and the engine gained another 200 RPM for 3-4 seconds. Updated 03/13/14

- Chelsea, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 312013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 600 miles
Since I purchased this truck in June 2013, I've had several occasions where when the truck sits without being used for several days, when I back out of my driveway and put the transmission in drive, the transmissions slips. The truck won't move for a second, the engine RPM's race and then when the transmission catches, it will actually squeal the tires. Then at times it will continue to do this for the first several times I stop at a light or stop sign. This doesn't seem to happen once the truck has been driven for a distance, and it doesn't happen everytime the truck is used. I've talked to the service manager at the dealership and he says they've not had any issues with other trucks. I'm actually going to pick up the service manager and have him with me when I start my truck today after it has set for four days. I hope it does this with him in the vehicle so he can feel what's happening. I've been a loyal Chevy owner for over 30 years but I'm really disappointed in this truck which costs $45,000.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #3

Jul 012013

Silverado 2500

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the contact heard a loud clicking noise from the vehicle as vehicle rolled away and down a busy highway. The contact was a police officer and had to chase the vehicle across the highway to avoid a severe crash. The contact also mentioned that the failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the mechanic stated that the parking haul was completely fractured and needed replacing. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000. The current mileage was 9,100. The VIN was not provided.

- Beebe, AR, USA

problem #2

Jul 282013

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Transmission down shifts multiple gears when I decelerate. The first occurrence happened at 70 mph causing a very hard deceleration and near loss of control of the truck. I have had three other like incidences at speeds between 45 and 70 mph. These happened on dry pavement and I was able to slow safely. Had this occurred on wet or snow covered roads, I have no doubt there would have been an accident. 2. at times when I accelerate there is no throttle response for several seconds. When the engine does respond, the truck accelerates as if I have the throttle floored. Again this has happened on dry pavement. Slick conditions would have caused a spin out. 3. vehicle surges between 20 and 45 mph. Engine RPM continually jumps 200-300 RPM causing constant surging. Besides being very annoying, it would be dangerous on icy roads.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 162013

Silverado 2500

  • 5,300 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while parked on an incline, the vehicle erroneously shifted out of park and into neutral, made a clucking noise and suddenly shifted into drive. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,300 and the current mileage was 5,500.

- Columbiaville , ME, USA

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