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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,800
Average Mileage:
66,650 miles
Total Complaints:
14 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the tramsmission (10 reports)
  2. not sure (4 reports)
2005 Chevrolet Silverado transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #14

Aug 062016

Silverado 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

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

i have a 2005 Silverado with 105,000 miles and my friend is using it to go to Florida and gets 2 hours away and this light in dash comes on that says transmission overheating and truck slows under 40 mph. No trailer nothing in bed of truck. I have only pulled trailer twice in 80,000 miles and that was to take a golf cart home from camp grounds. Now my friends are stranded in Florida while seeing the outcome of the failed transmission. Looks like after all the complaints someone would step up and help the consumer. I was told by the lot I bought truck from it was 5000 miles beyond warranty coverage.

- robertweber, Columbus, OH, USA

problem #13

Nov 072014

Silverado EC 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I JUST HAD TO GET ALL THE BRAKE LINES COMPLETELY REPLACED AFTER THEY COMPLETELY FAILED EXITING A HIGHWAY AT 60 mph, I WAS MISSED BEING T BONED BY A TRACTOR TRAILER LITERALLY BY 5 INCHES. TOTAL BILL $2500.00 OUT OF POCKET.

NOW A MONTH LATER TRANSMISSION FAILS WITH ONLY 70,000. THEY SELL GARBAGE MATERIAL IN THEIR VEHICLES AND DON'T BACK IT UP. ...ESTIMATED COST $3000.00. I CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE IT FIXED RIGHT NOW. I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER GM AGAIN...

GM TRUCK OWNERS BEWARE INSPECT YOUR BRAKE LINES....GM STATED THAT THE 1 .8 MILLION FAILURES IS NOT A SAFETY HAZARD....BRAKES SHOULD BE NUMBER SAFETY ISSUE.

Update from Jan 3, 2015: Do Any lawyer's have lawsuit against GM or the NHSTA

for brake lines and transmissions?

- Michael H., Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #12

Sep 292013

Silverado 1500 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

So I've been wanting a truck for quite some time now. I finally got my first truck 4 days ago from a chevy dealer and it was the worst Damn decision I've ever made. I drove it to work and back and finally get to take it out for a drive to San Diego to see some family and the f*ckn transmission goes out on me. The dealer sold it as is so im left with this piece of sh*t truck and a huge f*ckn payment. And I need to get a rental to get back home. U would think since I just got it they would help fix it or something but I guess customer satisfaction went out the window with quality American made parts and good first impressions. I will never buy another Chevy again and I hope that people learn from these posts before buying this GM Chevy junk.

- Armand G., Visalia, CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 042012

Silverado 1500 5.3L Vteck

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

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

This was my first new vehicle. I really thought that Chevy was the make to get. I took it in the a@s. And still haven't gotten a kiss. 56000 mi and i babied it the whole time. I only towed 1 car with it, it had a tow package, it was only a subaru. I towed it by the owners manual's recommendation's. 6000 mi after the warranty is up I end up with this piece of CRAP THAT I'M STILL PAYING ON!!!! GM you really pulled one over on this guy. Congratulations.Like a rock my ass. Like a rock in water. I Thought, after always owning pieces of other peoples used crap, this would be my last and best truck I'd ever own. What joke. I'm going to try to see if GM's got any recall on this tranny. But I'd doubt it. Never a GM make of any kind agian.

- f#@kchevy, Fremont, CA, US

problem #10

Sep 262011

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,300 miles

Never towed anything with this truck. Just went out while driving in traffic. It has only been on paved roads it whole life. My second Silverado and my sixth and last Chevy.

- rayroberts, Enumclaw, WA, USA

problem #9

Jul 012009

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

I think GM should stand for grave mistake!! I have bought a number of Chevy vehicles, and have NEVER had as much trouble as this bucket of bolts. I would have to look, but I think that it has more miles vertically than horizontally. After (9) days of "screwing-around"...GM decides to put a new transmission in my truck 12 months and 20000 miles later more trouble. Please, if you are reading this, don't buy any more american-made vehicles, so that GM can disappear off the face of the Earth. They suck!

- Mickey G., Orange, MA, USA

problem #8

Dec 172009

Silverado LS Z71 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,421 miles

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

I own a 05 silverado z71 4x4 only towed a small trailer for my atv a few times and at around 60 thousand the tranny started to slip and shift hard and at 62k at would not shift. i have had four or five chevys this is the first one i have had trouble with this is bull sh!t the dealer in my area closed i will NEVER buy another chevy again

- ksteins, Huntington, MA, USA

problem #7

Oct 212009

Silverado 1500 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,500 miles

You are very welcome GM for my money that you received to keep your company afloat. I have a 2005 Silverado that is literally a piece of junk. I have always been a GM owner but since the transmission went out in my Silverado with 84000 miles i have purchased my last one. You had no problem whining and crying to our congress to get our money to keep your fat paychecks, but when your customers need your help you turn your backs. We did not say sorry GM there is nothing we can do, we bailed your sorry butts out. What happened to the pride that the American car company's had. What happened to building these products to last. What happened to taking care of the ones who give you your paychecks.... This is what happened...."build them as cheap as you can and sell them as high as you can". Just remember this scripture if you ever get a chance to read this.....weep and hallow ole rich man for your misery has come upon you". The next time you may wish someone would have helped you!!!!!!!!!!

- hyatt, Piney Flats, TN, USA

problem #6

Aug 232009

Silverado LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,816 miles

I tell you what I used to think that Chevy was like a ROCK until my Transmission went out completely on my '05 Silverado with only 45,000 miles. After talking to several Chevy dealerships which all tell me that it is not under warranty anymore, and that I need to take it to a certified mechanic,I end up taking it to a ASE certified mechanic, who then tells me after hooking it up to a computer that it shows that the clutches are burned up and I will have to replace the trans.. I then take it to a ASE certified transmission specialist who repairs the trans. which ends up costing me out of pocket $2,000. After doing so someone tells me to call GM customer service and make a complaint, I did. They tell me after the fact that if I had taken it to a GM dealership it would or could have possibly been replaced as a defect due to the fact that the service manual states that the first service on this trans. is due @ 50,000 miles. There is no way out for the working man. Why should we have to put up with this S_ _ , since we are the ones that bailed your A _ out anyway. You should be willing to bite the bullet and replace this S_ _ _ for free.

- eddiedj, Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 052009

Silverado LX 5.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

Never towed or hauled anything. Standard city and highway driving. In 40 years of driving never had a transmission failure on any car, even cars with 200,000 plus miles that could barely run. What a joke!

- Joe B., Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 162009

Silverado 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,518 miles

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

I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado with only 67,000 miles and the transmission already needs replacement. I am frustrated at Chevy's lack of standing by its product!

- monees1, Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jan 092009

Silverado 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Only 65k miles on this truck! I only pull a snowmobile trailer and one sled. Treated this truck like a baby. Transmission failed. Load clunk shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. I change the oil every 3k.

I will never buy buy another American car again, and I am a solid Chevy guy, I have had the 1500, Colorado, S-10, Chevy Monte Carlo, and now my Silverado just to name a few. Every one has had some problem or another, mostly minor. This is my first major issue with a Chevy. Why did we give them a bail-out anyway? American vehicles really suck.

Americas number one, longest lasting truck..my ass.

My Silverado Issues:: transmission failure, front end ball joint failure, check engine light on from gas tank issue, heater - a/c switch melted, air leak on drivers door, noisy transmission.

And its a GAS HOG.

Im Buying A Toyota Tacoma...eat sh*t Gm. Sooner or later your company will go under, the bailout is only prolonging the inevitable!

- iob, Milton, NH, USA

problem #2

Mar 282008

Silverado LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

I have never taken this truck offroad nor have I towed anything. It looks like I have been towing big rigs to get the level of damage that I have to my truck. I have gotten oil changes every 3000 miles and the normal services at 15000/30000/60000. They think that I will have to replace the trans again as they can find no reason other then a defect from the company.

- John B., Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 132006

(reported on)

Silverado W/T 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,999 miles

Took to 3 different dealer with same issue, hard downshifting, clunking noise - told me it was normal or that it was because weather was getting cold. Pure BS. Finally got so bad it felt like I was getting rear-ended when it downshifted coming to a stop. Transmission failed completely, leaving me stranded in traffic this AM. The odometer read 11,999 exactly. Very angry as this has been at the dealer (different dealers three times and yet they chose to ignore it - said they needed a code before the would even look at it) I got a code this morning when it failed - OVERHEATED TRANSMISSION OIL and that was it and I was stuck in morning rush hour. Thank you General Motors and all your terrible dealers.

- gjc866, Saint Louis, MO, US

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