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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,548 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 282013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles

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

Truck frame rusted so badly vehicle can't be inspected without replacing frame. Rear shock absorbers mounted on cross-members that are entirely rusted through. Same frame design on 2014 trucks of same model. Body is still good, but inspection will expire at end of Sept. 2014 and this 9 year old truck with 76,000 original miles will be unable to be put on the road without frame replacement. Pretty sad when '87 Chevy's are still on the road and this piece of rust is only good for looking at.

- Cutler, ME, USA

problem #7

Jun 072013

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
While driving, loud bang. Looked under truck, driver's side rear leaf spring shackle had rotted off and the leaf spring busted through the bed of the truck. 2 weeks later, a banging on the under side of bed. Look underneath and the driver's side rear shock mount has rusted off the frame. Not even sure there is enough metal left to weld or put on a new mount! the rear cross member that holds the spare tire is non-existent. It has rusted away. The body of the truck is in great shape. It is just the frame area and mounts that attach to it. I have owned this truck since it was new, it has never been off road and has been kept in excellent running condition. This seems to be an ongoing problem with GM. I have seen many complaints and hopes that the NHTSA takes notice and action.

- Petersham, MA, USA

problem #6

Dec 232008

Silverado 3500

  • 88,075 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. While driving 10 mph, the driver's side wheel failed. The lower knuckle bent the lower ball joint and caused the axle to fail. The mechanic stated that they had never before seen this type of failure. The manufacturer stated that they would call the contact regarding the issue; however, he has not yet received a response. The dealer currently has the vehicle and will not release it until the contact pays for the repair work. The failure and current mileages were 88,075.

- Coon Rapids, IA, USA

problem #5

Feb 212006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32 miles

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

2005 Chevrolet crew cab 1/2 ton two wheel drive has had a vibration while driving and while braking since the first test drive. The salesman promised it was just the tires with flat spots and would go away. John keating Chevy. As changed the front rotors the back drums, two tires aligned the front end put in steering kit. The truck still has the vibration and now the front left and the rear brakes are locking up. If you brake hard the brakes skids on the left side. I have contacted customer service they will not return my calls. I was at the dealership on 2/21/06 I tried to talk the owner I left my name and I was there for 5 hours he never contacted me. I called him that night around 6:15 and spoke with him, he wants to ride in the truck, I called the next afternoon left my number and asked for appointment. I called again 2/23/06 around 2:00 again I left my number.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #4

May 232005

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle bounced as it went down the road at 50-65 mph. It has been doing this since the contact bought it new. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer will do anything. The contact took vehicle to 2 dealers, and they could not duplicate the problem. They could feel the bounce but "it wasn't that bad". overall truck drives like a dump truck. Front tires wore in less than 2500 miles. Dealer rotated the tires and a front end alignment and said "try that". owned a 2002 exact same truck and was a much better ride. Dealer told me " they made the seats more uncomfortable because people were falling asleep at the wheel" can U believe that.

- Assonet, MA, USA

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problem #3

Sep 222005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,960 miles
Vehicle vibrates non-stop through steering wheel, accelerator, floorboard & brake pedal.

- Burbank, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 122005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120 miles
Truck bounces. GM replaced with same results. Replaced with aftermarket monroe gas magnums which helped some. Suspension is still weak. Transmission slips while driving. Informed dealer who said transmission guy was not in that day. Will contact the dealer again.

- Astor, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 122005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle bounced as it went down the road at 50-65 mph. It has been doing this since the contact bought it new. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer will do anything. The contact took vehicle to 4 dealers, and they could not duplicate the problem. They could feel the bounce but could not fix.

- Greenfield, IN, USA

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