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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,532 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 electrical problems

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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 142015

Silverado 3500

  • 202,456 miles


Dash readout: Engine power reduced, vehicle went dead. This has happened at least 15 times in the last 30 days. Usually while driving down the road but will also do this parked and idle. Vehicle loses steering capabilities and comes to a stop. This has occured in several different scenarios, including heavy high speed traffic, pulling a loaded trailer, making it very dangerous because of losing stopping capabilities.

- Lindsay, OK, USA

problem #7

Dec 192014

Silverado 3500

  • 27,000 miles
While driving to work in heavy traffic, my 2010 Chevrolet Silverado with 27,000 mile suddenly lost power and slowed from 50mph to 25mph in a matter of seconds. Due to the extreme reduction in speed with out my brake lights being engaged, a vehicle following me had to make an emergency maneuver, turn in the right lane, and almost struck a third vehicle. Three warning messages were given that included, engine power reduced, traction control off and service stabilitrack. The vehicle started to run extremely rough and I pulled into a parking lot. While in the parking, lot I researched the above listed messages and found that several other owners have experienced the same problem that has been linked to the throttle body system and the intake. I then researched if any recalls have been issued for this vehicle. I found that a service bulletin was issued but not a recall. I was also surprised that this issue appears to have nothing to due with stabilitrack. I then limped the vehicle home at 20 mph. When the vehicle would shift from first to second gear it would lung forward violently. I later called the pitre GMC, in albuquerque nm, and spoke with a service representative. I asked him if a recalled had been issued for these vehicles in reference to this type of incident. He stated that he did not know of a recall but I could drive it down to their service department and they could check the codes on it. I was surprised by his response instructing me to drive an unsafe vehicle. I believe this issue needs to be addressed due to the likelihood of a motor vehicle crash that could result in sever injury or death. Hopefully GM and NHTSA will not wait until there are numerous deaths to address this problem. This is potentially as dangerous as the ignition switch issue that killed several people. I am a generational Chevrolet consumer, but that will probably change.

- Rio Rancho , NM, USA

problem #6

Aug 252014

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 35 mph, the traction control warning indicator illuminated. The dealer stated that the steering control sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 41,000. Updated 11/24/14

- Pocahontas, AR, USA

problem #5

Oct 112011

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 2,300 miles


Engine and electrical system shuts itself off, this has happened more than twenty times since we have owned this vehicle and GM just ignores it.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 172010

Silverado 3500

  • 10,000 miles
Right after I bought the truck in 2010 I notice right off my brakes weren't working I got in touch with the dealership and they told me to bring it in I took the truck in and they had one of their employee to take it for a drive around town he came back and said nothing was wrong but I still had the problem so icalled them back again and then they told me to get in touch with General Motors so icalled them and talk to 2 different people there and then General Motors called ramey Chevrolet in richland va and they told general motor that where welive in the mountains that it would cause the brakes to do that but the only mountain I have to cross is the one going to the dealership but it not a high elevation to climb to where I would have to use my brakes alot and this is not the only problem I have had out of my truck they had to put some sensors on the motor because the truck just up and quit on me coming home one evening and I have had to have some new rubber seals put around the doors due to water coming in and causing my floor board to rust out and I have all my paper work on the work I have done on it my truck is suppose to be still under warranty and this has all happen in the first year I own the truck sincerely.

- Mavisdale, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 022013

Silverado 3500

  • 28,900 miles
I notified GM @just over29,000 that service airbag light came on then it would go out my warranty ended 2months never been in a crash trying to get them to pay obvious defect.

- Malden, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 072012

Silverado 3500

  • 50,000 miles
Truck wouldn't restart when backing out of a driveway on the highway and shifting into drive. Also there is a vibration heard when driving about 30 or 40 miles per hour. Took it to the Chevy dealer where it was bought and they said nothing was wrong with it and that they tested it out.

- Rising Sun, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 302010

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 2,600 miles
Engine, powertrain and electrical shut down, fuel shows empty when full, has happened nine times while at speed. Have to coast to stop where ever room can be found, turn key to off and wait then restart.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

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