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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,875 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012010

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 96,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado diesel engine. While driving at speeds as low as 50 mph, the vehicle speedomoter would indicate the vehicle was traveling at speeds of 120 mph and would stick at this mileage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, however no repairs were made to the vehicle. The contact was not present at the time the vehicle was taken to the dealer and was unsure as to what was advised in reference to the vehicle. The failure persisted. The failure and current mileages were 96,000. Updated 06/02/10. The consumer was informed the problem was caused by a wiring cluster in the dash. Updated 06/28/10

- Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 152007

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
I am registering this complaint because it is a safety issue. I own a 2005 Chevy Silverado with 15,000 miles with brake lights which frequently fail to function. I checked the problem myself and found there was a connection issue. When it continued to occur I took the truck back to the dealer (11/15/07) requesting a different design which I believe is the only way to correct this problem. They lubed the sockets with dielectric grease and they are already out again. They told me they had no other design to fix this problem. When my brake lights fail to work, unless someone alerts me, I am unaware of this issue. Is this something which can be corrected? it truly is a safety issue.

- Rotonda West, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 212006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles
Engine misfires and is derated to 25 mph on highway. Engine knocks and rattles. Problem is a known failure on a good share of 2004.5 through 2005 duramax diesel trucks where #2 and #7 fuel injector harness fails. Mfg know this is a problem and will not fix the truck until the problem has surfaced. This problem could result in rear end collision on highway.

- East Peoria, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
: the contact stated that the vehicle stalled intermittently while driving 50-60 ph. This happens without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealership but they were unable unable to duplicate the problem. The contact believes this is an electrical or engine problem. Updated 2/28/2006 - the consumer smelled something burning and the vehicle would not start. The vehicle continued to blow fuses. The technician found a shoted wire under the steering column.

- Garrison, KY, USA

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