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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,333 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

Apr 242012

Silverado 3500

  • 104,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact was driving 55 mph when the frame bed of the vehicle dropped. The contact then pulled over and noticed that the spring shackles to the frame were fractured. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they advised that there was corrosion on the frame and offered no assistance in repairing the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 104,000 and the current mileage was 108,617.

- Lakeland, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 282010

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Letter from senator on behalf of constituent re problems with 2005 Chevy Silverado. Dot/I#2010-1208. The consumer stated his vehicle has severe corrosion on the frame. Within two yeas, the entire undercarriage had corroded, which caused the brakes and power steering to fail catastrophically. The consumer sued alleging breach of warranty. The case was heard, however GM experts testified that the corrosion was caused by sea air and they were not under any obligation to cover corrosion caused by the environment. They also testified that the corrosion was primarily cosmetic and that the vehicle was in good driving condition. The consumer stated two days later, as he attempted to drive the vehicle to a repair shop, the brake lines ruptured and the drive shaft sheared in half, nearly causing a major accident.

- Melbourne Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 012006

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
When the temp outside is about 40 degrees or cooler, something under the vehicle rattles(driver front). This rattling is metal on metal, and sounds like rapidly banging 2 steel cans together. The noise dissipates after driving the vehicle for about 10 minutes, but is quite noticeable when going over bumps in the road during the first 10 mins of usage.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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