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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,068 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 212015

Silverado 3500

  • 85,000 miles


Driving at approx 35-40 mph approaching a hairpin turn tried to break and vehicle did not slow down slid through the corner into a rock, put the vehicle is reverse and pressed accelerator the vehicle RPM increased on own tried to break the RPM did not diminish(foot off accelerator) before I had time to shut the truck off I hit a tree behind me. It appears something stuck in accelerator (mechanical) or the computer system( electronics) failed. The vehicle has not yet been tested.

- Kalispell, MT, USA

problem #3

Nov 022014

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 62,500 miles
While traveling on interstate 80, in Iowa, the fuel transfer pump on rear fuel tank malfunctioned causing a pressurization of the forward fuel tank which resulted in fuel spray to from the forward fuel tank fill-neck. To stop the continuous loss of fuel, I had to pull fuse #18 from fuse box under hood for the rear fuel tank fuel transfer pump to shut it off. Rear fuel tank capacity is 40 gallons and forward fuel tank is 23.5. I estimate a loss of 20 gallons on highway before I discovered the problem. This system runs the engine from the forward fuel tank, and the forward fuel tank level is maintained by a fuel pump which draws from the rear tank, not certain what caused this failure but if I had been sleeping in the truck, which I do as I operate this truck commercially for Transport of rv's, there is a good change that the loss of over 20 gallons on the ground could have ignited. Truck has been in shop for 3 days as of 11/7/14 and they have been unable to determine cause of malfunction.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #2

Mar 122014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
On acceleration from a stop, the RPM's race while shifting. Vehicle acts as if the transmission is slipping from 1-2. early in the life of the vehicle I thought this was only something that happened the first time shifting after pulling out of the garage however, as the truck gets more miles on it, the problem happens more often and when taking off from stops when hot. Vehicle was brought to dealer to diagnose complaint and was told there was a bulletin to address this problem but since the tech couldn't verify it, they didn't do anything. Dealer said I have a good powertrain warranty so if something breaks later I should be covered. Not only is this unprofessional and poor customer service, they literally did nothing to attempt to diagnose or confirm the problem. There seems to be numerous complaints on this site related to RPM racing complaints.

- Cedar Springs, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 262014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 17,770 miles
Vehicle unexpectedly accelerated at a gradual increase form 25 to 40 mph on its own Accord. Vehicle did decelerate once brakes were applied. Manufacture notified through the visit to the dealer, and.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

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