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7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,314 miles

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 electrical problems

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Nov 232015

Silverado 2500

  • 15,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of power steering and a loss of power while driving at low speeds. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering position sensors and the gear box were defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failures recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Camden, TN, USA

problem #33

Apr 012016

Silverado 2500

  • 13,000 miles
The head lights on a dark rainy night are so poor it is a hazard to drive, if you meet another automobile just hold on and hope you do not hit each other, as you can't tell you are going to. I have had it back for repair but they tell me there is no fix for a Chevy, if I had a GMC there is a fix. My radio will not work when its really cold out. My transmission shifts harshly and engine flutters between gears. When I slow down coming into town I feel a hard down shift, also if going slow and climbing a hill that is when it feels as if the engine has a small skip but it is the transmission not shifting into a lower gear. There is also no fix for poor shifting.

- Prospect, ME, USA

problem #32

Nov 152014

Silverado 2500

  • 2,000 miles
I bought this truck brand new. I started having problems about 2000 mi. The truck has a miss and jerks under load. It has been to the dealer twice and they tell me the computer doesn't show any trouble codes so there is nothing they can do. Also on occasion the ignition key is hot to the touch. Now I have to take it in again because the brake petal might fall off. What a great product...GM I think builds a lot of these problems in to save money without a care for the customer. Now I have to drive a $46,000 piece of crap thats broken. Our hands are tied and at the mercy of big business. Hope you can help. Steve

- Lake Geneva, WI, USA

problem #31

Nov 072015

Silverado 2500

  • 23,000 miles

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

While towing, break warning light came on. Had no trailer breaks and had to stop pull off road. Shut down as per manuel and restart. That corrected the problem. This could have been a serious issue if we had been on a steep downhill grade!

- Universal City, TX, USA

problem #30

Dec 312015

Silverado 2500

  • 11,214 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 10 mph, the four wheel drive was activated and the front end of the vehicle locked up. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the cause of the failure was undetermined. The technician stated that the computer system had to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 11,214.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #29

Jan 112016

Silverado 2500

  • 4,000 miles
Factory trailer brake connector plug is loose and causes trailer brakes to become inoperative when the trailer male plug jiggles inside the truck female plug. I belong to several rv related sites on the internet, and this issue is coming up more often with people thinking it is just their plug or connector. Mine fit fine in my 2004 Tahoe, but is very loose on the new truck. Others are saying theirs also fit other brands of previous owned trucks or earlier Chevy year models. This is a huge safety issue, as going down a mountain or through an intersection with no trailer brakes is going to get people hurt and killed. The plug was not manufactured with the proper tolerance for a good snug fit. The little safety door with the tab on it helps to hold it in place, but the fit is still so loose that the connection is lost to lights and brakes. It is loose when you slide it in, but the bumpiness and the movement of the vehicles makes it lose the connection. I brought this up to the dealer that I purchased the truck from, but it seemed to be a non issue with them. I think it needs to be addressed with GM and quickly. We all know of their record on faulty switches etc. These plugs need to be replaced with proper fitting ones. Thank you

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #28

Nov 022015

Silverado 2500

  • 3,512 miles

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

Ignition switch and key came out of steering column while driving. When I pulled off road and parked, the ignition switch internals and key came off in my hand. Not able to shut engine off. Called onstar, they could not shut off engine. Truck was flatbedded to dealer while still running. Risk of steering wheel locking causing loss of control. Steering wheel makes clattering noise not connected to wheels at times. Instruments dimming and flashing when turning wheel at times

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #27

Nov 162015

Silverado 2500

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 55 mph, the radio and all the warning indicators on the instrument panel failed to work. The next day, the radio was not working and the vehicle would not start. After a while, the vehicle was driven to a dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The dealer kept the vehicle for evaluation. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #26

Oct 052015

Silverado 2500

  • 16,400 miles
On Monday October 5, 2015, I was driving truck at approximately 60 mph on highway when suddenly all electronics went black and complete loss of power on highway. Luckily, I was able to pull of to side of road. I turned the key to off position (engine was not running) and waited several minutes then turned truck on and it started. The traction light kept coming on and off but the truck did not loose power again-thankfully. I could have been killed or caused a serious accident.

- Moberly, MO, USA

problem #25

Aug 062015

Silverado 2500

  • 37,000 miles
Use this truck for commercial purposes to haul trailers. Truck has turned off while driving 4 times. Three while driving with trailer when it hits rough road or under construction road and takes hard jolt to front end. First you are driving, then you hit bump or dip in road and you notice you have no steering, when you look down you notice whole display is shut down ( like it was never on) with no warning lights displayed. You have to put truck into neutral while driving and restart. Last time it happened had 30 foot trailer on truck and were in a downhill position with a turn and no steering capability ( no antilock or trailer brakes because they need electricity to operate)and 300 ft from going off embankment and then dropping 100ft into a gully. The trucks whole electrical system turns off shutting down everything in the truck. Own 7 trucks and have owned 20 plus trucks over the years. I have had design flaw issues and just fluke issues that just happen to that one truck. This really seems more like a design flaw, either in ignition with their new keys ( have a 2012, this ignition is defiantly different) or the electrical system, or maybe they added some sensor that shuts truck off if in a front end impact. If I am right this will kill someone, the truck gives you no warning before turning off and most people are unaware they can shift a car into neutral and restart while driving and since it has happened while pulling trailers this is very dangerous not just for the driver and passages of the vehicle but every other car or truck on the roadway with it. Example of this, the last time when we could not steer and could not go with the turn of the road, there was a car in the second lane and the trailer went into that lane, the car had to make evasive manuviers to avoid impact with trailer.

- Firebaugh, CA, USA

problem #24

Dec 312014

Silverado 2500

  • 8,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado hd. While driving approximately 55 mph over a bump in the road, the engine stalled. The failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 8,000. Updated 11/12/15

- Firebaugh, CA, USA

problem #23

Apr 272015

Silverado 2500

  • 150 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #22

Apr 242015

Silverado 2500

  • 130 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #21

Apr 272015

Silverado 2500

  • 140 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #20

Apr 242015

Silverado 2500

  • 140 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #19

Feb 102015

Silverado 2500

  • 180 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #18

Feb 052015

Silverado 2500

  • 160 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #17

Feb 242015

Silverado 2500

  • 212 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #16

Feb 052015

Silverado 2500

  • 157 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #15

Dec 262014

Silverado 2500

  • 150 miles
A warning message comes on the dash telling the driver there is a issue with the trailer brakes, or wiring system. The trailer brakes become inoperable when this comes on. We have contacted GM with the issue, both at the dealer level and at the corporate level; and they insist it is a problem with our trailers. The same trailers are used with older Chevrolet trucks without incident. We have also been informed by GM that the 2015 Silverado 2500's are equipped with a more sensitive trailering system. When the connection becomes wet during inclement weather, or the truck hits a bump; and the connector loses contact momentarily the message will illuminate. Resulting in the loss of trailer brakes. This is a serious safety issue.

- Irwin, PA, USA

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