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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,400 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 032012

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 130,200 miles

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

Parked truck at outside stall and went indoors. After about 20 minutes I heard noises and went outside. Found the whole truck was engulfed in flames. By the time the fire department arrived 6 minutes later the fire spread to two additional vehicles. The heat melted and consumed everything except the frame. The fire investigator suspects the fire initiated due to electrical failure and generated from either the driver side dash board or left side of engine. The damage was too destructive to pinpoint exact cause.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #2

Nov 012011

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact stated that the spare tire cable detached from the vehicle while driving 55 mph. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who advised that they would repair the vehicle under warranty. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a claim was filed. The failure mileage was 116,000. Updated 12/16/11 the consumer stated the cable did not break. The entire mechanism broke loose and released the mounting bracket, jack stand, tire iron, tire and rim onto the highway. Updated 12/23/11 updated 02/15/12 updated 02/17/12

- Plain, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 202011

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed the spare tire cable fractured causing the spare tire to detach from the vehicle. The strands where the cable fractured were uneven and contained rust. The contact was unaware unsure what the approximate speed was when the failure occurred. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 01/13/12

- Mobile, AL, USA

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