hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,321 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 engine problems

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 112,000 miles


My truck has been consuming excessive oil. I have used the synthetic oil that is specified and changed the oil every 5000 miles. Took it to the dealer and they said they have identified problems with the engine but my warranty has expired. I had to spend another $2,000 for an extended warranty to cover the future fixes they described. There should have been a recall to fix this problem when it was identified. I bought this vehicle new and have never been told of the issue until I complained to a Chevy dealer. They know it exists yet they try to fix it with a band-aide type solution. In the end I had to spend $2,000 to cover a problem they knew existed yet did not let me know so I could bring it in before the warranty expired. Now I am told I have to endure an oil consumption test requiring me to drive 45 minutes to the dealer, wait for my test and return again. Then they experiment with three different things that might fix it before they replace the engine costing me time, money and inconvenience. As I type this I have to endure the Chevy truck commercial that says they are the best built, longest lasting truck. I am disappointed and frustrated. I should have been notified of this problem long ago.

- Wimberley, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 252016

Silverado 1500

  • 86,000 miles
I have now had my Chevy 2013 Silverado in for oil consumption tests for the last 3 months and it has failed them. When I first brought it in I was told that they would replace the piston rings. When it finally failed they are now saying the are only replacing the head gasket and the rocker arms. Neither one of these have anything to do with my truck burning oil. This is the second vehicle I have owned that has has issues burning oil the first one they told me that it was normal for it to burn oil. They need to do what they originally told me and replace the piston rings. What happens if this engine goes while I am going down the highway

- Becker, MN, USA

problem #6

Mar 012015

Silverado 1500

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. After the ignition key was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air intake hose needed to be tightened. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure occurred several times. The service engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel sensor needed to be reset. On another occasion, the cam shaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired both times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Pine Grove, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 282015

Silverado 1500

  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. While the vehicle was parked, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. In addition, the check engine light and the traction warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the lifters needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #4

Mar 122014

Silverado 1500 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 #3

Jun 262014

Silverado 1500 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

problem #2

Nov 012013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 4,300 miles
I have a concern about the 5.3 liter engine in my 2013 Chevy Silverado. I am encountering piston slap for up to 5 minutes when starting vehicle. I have contacted GM multiple times, and I have had the piston slap noise documented at roy robinson Chevrolet in marysville wa. I am attempting to get my defective engine replaced under warranty, but GM does not seem to care. I am concerned one of the pistons could fail, causing engine failure, putting myself or a family member in a fatal situation. I believe this issue is important to have documented. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you

- Mukilteo, WA, USA

problem #1

May 272013

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the motor of the vehicle hesitated to accelerate intermittently without warning. In addition, the accelerator failed to respond to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the mechanic stated that the vehicle was equipped with a fuel integration system which allowed the vehicle to switch from V8 to V4 for better fuel mileage and that the problem was normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 500. The current mileage was 3,100..... updated 10-17-13 updated 10/24/2013

- Peru, IN, USA

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