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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,368 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 suspension problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 052009

Silverado 3500

  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns 2005 Chevrolet pickup. While driving approximately 25 mph around a curve he heard a noise outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician stated the failure was contributed to a manufacturer design of the wheel bearing. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The failure and current mileages were 87,000.

- Chandler, OK, USA

problem #5

Jan 082008

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,750 miles
Had new tires mounted on truck, technician calls me over and shows me 1/2" play in L&R front wheel bearings. There was no odd tire wear, play in steering wheel or abnormal operation on the highway at low or high speed.

- Rehoboth, MA, USA

problem #4

Nov 032007

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,265 miles
Catastrophic failure of front wheel bearing while driving. Made right hand turn, sudden screeching from front left wheel, brake pedal got soft, greatly reduced stopping power, anti lock system engaged. I was on my way to the transmission shop with previous listed complaint, when I arrived shop tech's. removed the wheel for inspection which reviewed a complete failure of the bearing. Bearing was replaced on site. No warning signs of failure showed previous. Per service manager at another dealership, he openly admitted Chevrolet has had a major problem in this component failure without warning. Truck only has 59,000 mile and is only 2 years old.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 222007

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,695 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stopped when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The engine was still running. The contact stated that the ABS warning indicator light illuminated. The manufacturer replaced the front wheel bearing part with a part that was designed for 4 wheel drive vehicles. There was no axle shaft available for 2 wheel drive vehicles. The part number was 15946732. The failure mileage was 45,695 and current mileage was 46,000.

- Bastrop , TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 032005

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
Both wheel bearing seals leaking on front end causing grease to get on front brake rotors.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

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problem #1

Mar 212005

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver noticed that the front of the truck locked up on its own. Driver was unable to maintain control of the truck and hit a ditch. Then. Driver took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the problem could not be duplicated, and the vehicle was operating as designed.

- Whitefish, MT, USA

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