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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,861 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 192014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 135,610 miles

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

I was entering my driveway and began to brake going downhill, the brake pedal sudden "went to the floor" (brake line had ruptured due to corrosion). After taking truck to mechanic, I learned all my brake lines were serverely corroded and had to be replaced - fuel lines as well. Repairs totaled $2185. I owned several other make pickups, driven under the same conditions and have never experienced any problem with either brake or fuel lines.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #9

Jun 192014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 110,000 miles
The truck has 110K miles on the duramax / allison drive train. The diesel fuel injection pump failed unexpectedly and without warning. This powertrain combination should be capable of 500K miles without problems like this. This pump should not fail after normal use in only 110K miles. Nothing but excuses and other not possible reasons for the poor engineering and manufacturing exhibited in their product. They said the methanol water injection system caused the fuel injection pump to fail. Methanol (non caustic fluid) is injected air side of the engine and does not mix with the injected fuel until the engine cylinder. The fuel injection pump supplies fuel to the individual injectors that then in turn supplies the high pressure fuel to the cylinders. If this condition was to happen on the road pulling a trailer / heavy load in hills or other confined roadways people could be injured or killed by the sudden loss of power and control. GM business practices are going to continue to kill and hurt people.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #8

May 162012

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 89,000 miles
Premature fuel line failure due to excessive corrosion causing spillage of fuel and risk of fire. All underbody fuel lines excessively corroded and developed leaks with fuel spilling on hot exhaust system parts.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

Apr 142010

Silverado 3500

  • 58,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the vehicle would abnormally decrease in speed without warrant and sporadically stall. The failure would occur despite the contacts attempts to depress the accelerator pedal. The dealer replaced a portion of the fuel line with a hydraulic hose yet the failure recurred. The contact stated the fuel lines were collapsing and he was hesitant to drive the vehicle due to the intermittent stalling without warning. There were no further repairs made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 58,000 and the current mileage was 59,000.

- Kentwood, LA, USA

problem #6

Jan 252010

Silverado 3500

  • 69,181 miles
Engine misfires and is downgraded 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. They do not honor the warranty which states 5yrs.,100,000 miles. Cost $504 my cost. I have a complaint lodged with the better business bureau of ct. Fuel injector wiring harnesssvc bulletin 05-06-04-047C.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

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problem #5

May 182006

Silverado 3500

  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact stated that the vehicle has been to the dealer fifteen times for a variety of failures. There were defective fuel injectors and fuel pumps, the R& R intermediate steering shaft was replaced, and there was an occasional transmission leak. The dealer could not duplicate the leak. The contact ordered a spare tire, but it was never received. He consulted the manufacturer, who only informed him that there were no recalls or issues with his vehicle. The contact also spoke with the state attorney general. The current mileage was 22,000 and failure mileage was approximately 500.

- Lumberton, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 212006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles

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

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 #3

May 162006

Silverado 3500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,800 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalls at any speed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership several times. The level sensor, fuel injection wiring harness, the direct fuel injection driver, the fuel tank, and the fuel tank module have been replaced. The sender pump assembly was replaced twice. After the last replacement the check engine light illuminated and the dealer could not determine the cause of the problem.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #2

Jul 282005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
Vehicle diesel system has a problem transferring fuel into the truck for use. It runs out while the front fuel tank is still full of fuel. The fuel tank never reads over half full. It is being towed for the second time during the month of July. It will be in the dealership shop for the 3rd time since purchased, 2nd time this month. We are told they do not know what to do, since they cannot figure out the problem. We are currently waiting for a service bulletin. This truck is our only work truck and a car loaner does not help with the towing of our MINI

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
It started with fuel guage failure severel times. I was told to bring the truck by and they would reset the computer until a bullitin from the manufacturer came out. The truck broke down away from home then they had a bullitin and made the repairs. Truck breaks down again Kansas service manager said they had lots of problems with this fuel system. Truck has new transfer pump installed then gets picked up, five miles later fuel guage fails once again.

- Grayson, KY, USA

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