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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,371 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 072013

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • 30,100 miles


Was on highway when heard a noise and pulled over to see a doughnut for a tire and rubber pieces tied around tailpipe, _E-brake and other parts underneath. Damaged rear panel the mileage at the time was 30100miles could've caused a bad accident. Also broke a cluster lost all meters on dash.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 102011

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 60,119 miles
Noticed vehicle vibration at slow speed and persistent but not as severe at highway speeds. Not being a mechanic I thought it felt like a tire out of round or tire out of balance. Took it to a Firestone shop to inspect and correct problem. Mechanic found that the right front bearing was falling apart and needed to be replaced. The tires were ready to be replaced they had 60,000 miles on them with a little cupping but fairly even wear. Without stopping to check the tires the bearing most likely would have failed at highway speeds, which probably would have prevented me from filing this report.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 182009

Silverado 3500

  • 68,000 miles
Chevy 2005 Silverado 68,000 miles. Bearing assembly went out on left side. When I heard a loud "clunk" noise I towed it to the dealer. Mechanic said wheel was about to fall off and called it "catastrophic" failure. Now 4 weeks later other side is going out. This could have killed me. I do a lot of highway driving, only reason I discovered it was because I drove with windows down and heard the noise. This could have killed me if I had the air on and windows up!

- Curtice, OH, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Mar 132006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,561 miles
: the contact stated the front driver side wheel makes a clunking noise and the steering wheel is inoperable. The dealer inspected the vehicle several times and was unable to determine the problem; however the steering shaft was lubricated. Additionally, an independent mechanic inspected the vehicle and determined the steering box was loose.

- Madison, WV, USA

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