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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,481 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado lights problems

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 222015


  • 58,123 miles


I was pulled over twice with in 30 mins for having a my right passenger headlight out. I've replaced the headlight, checked fuses, relay and tested the socket power and all were fine

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

problem #2

May 092015

Silverado 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
Working in the yard, I noticed out of the corner of my eye that there appeared to be moisture in my passenger side taillight. An inspection of the taillight showed multiple fractures in the housing across the rear portion. These fractures allow water to enter the unit. A fracture roughly a quarter inch up limits the water accumulation. I then checked the driver's side unit & noticed the same failure is starting. At the time of discovery I had just over 1000 engine hours on the vehicle and just over 126K miles. I purchased the vehicle new & I have owned the vehicle roughly 38.5 months. Bulbs have a greater life expectancy than the taillight assembly designed to protect them and promote safety. The dealer says the replacement of the assemblies are my issue. These items are required by state and federal law to meet certain standards. Depending on fracture placement the bulbs may short out or fail due to corrosion. Failure of the assembly can lead to someone missing a turn signal, a stop or notice that you are backing up. I believe these failures increase the possibility of having an accident. Based prior experiences with other vehicles I believe this is a manufacture defect. I'm theorizing that because the rear of my vehicle catches the evening sun it is my belief that these were designed using cheaper materials that potentially did not provide for the ability to holdup to the uv rays of natural sunlight. The driver's side and third light on the cab received more shade due to a neighbor's tree that was removed last year so the sun impact would be less. I notice there is another complaint for this model year about a cab placed rear light assembly echoing the same issue.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 172014

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 16,320 miles
Without any impact or damage the third brake light has cracked and the dealer won't warranty.

- Ventura, CA, USA

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