really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,320 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 electrical problems

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #14

Nov 132014

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 7,000 miles


I own a 2014 Chevy Z71 that had a sherrod lift package installed at there factory and I have brought it into the dealer for excessive tire wear and the second time it was in the dealer discovered that all 4 brake lines were about to burst due to excessive wear and incorrect installation of the lift. My concern is there are alot of these trucks on the market and had I drove it another week it would have been fatal for me or someone I hit due to brake failure. I feel this issue needs to addressed due to the severity of the issue. The dealer deadlined my vehicle due to a major safety factor and contacted sherrod. As of yet I have not heard from sherrod about the repair. Its the thousands of other drivers of these vehicles I am concerned about. If the one I owned was done incorrectly but to specs according to sherrod than in 7000 miles if mine were within days of bursting than so are theres. I have pictures of the lines if someone needs them. Something has to be done or lives will and are at steak.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #13

Jan 152014

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 4,545 miles
1.average gas mileage between 10 to 12mpg on freeway which is nowhere near what was shown on the sticker. 2.radio not working/locks up, constant system errors, and display screen going black or green at random. 3.mylink system not working correctly, won't take voice commands & shows error messages on screen. The computer will completely lock up & become unresponsive until restart. 4.navigation system screen turns solid grey & locks up at random. 5.backup camera is coming on & the screen then turns black while at freeway speeds in drive, shows error messages. 6.lane departure system not working/detecting driver's side lines on road when crossed. 7.driver and passenger's front seats feel loose at mounting brackets while driving (rocks back and forth). 8.heated/cooled seats not cooling. 9.transmission not shifting correctly, misses gears on acceleration; constant slips & clunks┐Ł from powertrain while at road speed. 10.transmission/torque converter won't disengage from engine properly when braking & pushes the truck under engine power, to a stop at random times. The ECM/tcm is having communication errors or problems causing hazardous conditions to present themselves at random unpredictable intervals to drivers. 11.engine misses/stalls when making sharp turns at random: Fails to accelerate when merging into oncoming freeway traffic or turning out of parking lots. Again, the ECM/tcm is having some sort of software communication error which is causing hazardous conditions to present themselves at random unpredictable intervals to drivers. Freeway merging with oncoming traffic or out of a parking lot into oncoming traffic without the ability to accelerate the vehicle is an extremely hazardous condition not only to the passengers of the unresponsive vehicle but to the passengers/drivers in the oncoming traffic. -truck just bought back by GM at our loss.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #12

Jul 302014

Silverado 1500

  • 2,969 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 30 mph, the stability trac, steering assist was reduced, service power steering, service four wheel drive, and service brake assist warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, the air conditioning stopped working and the engine revved. The contact also stated that the power steering seized. The dealer reset the computer, but the failures persisted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,969.

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #11

Aug 182014

Silverado 1500

  • 4,913 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V301000 (electrical system: Software, seat belts:front:warning light/devices). The dealer updated the radio software. After the recall repair was performed, the entire electrical system began to malfunction. The vehicle was not repaired again. The approximate failure mileage was 4,913.

- Moulton, AL, USA

problem #10

Apr 282014

Silverado 1500

  • 12,000 miles
My 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, ltz, Z71 started to have numerous issues since this past April. The truck has been in the unethical landers mcclarty Chevrolet in huntsville, Alabama seven times with only the smallest of the issues being fixed. 1st issue was the driver side seat moved when turning left or right. The dealer's service department informed me there was no fix and that the seat was within manufactures specs. The seat moved to the point that the ventilated seat cooler plug disconnected. The service dept eventually "fixed" the seat and reconnected the plug. Lastly the issue I cannot get resolved through GM corporate, dealer service department or the regional GM manager. My truck "shakes" from speeds of 65 mph and greater. The service dept first told me I needed an alignment and have the tire rotated and balanced. The shake still continued, so I complained again to the service dept. This time I was told that two tires where "bad" do to road force and replaced them. The truck still shakes like a stripper so I emailed the CEO of GM on 11 July and assigned an executive liaison to work the issue. Since then my truck has been in the service department twice. Each time I was called a liar indirectly by the service department manager "[xxx]" and the district manager "[xxx]" after they test drove the truck and couldn't replicate the complaint. I had the service dept foreman "[xxx]" ride along with me as I drove the truck and pointed out the "very" noticeable shake at high way speeds. After numerous phone calls to the service dept, GM corporate, I found out that the service dept can utilize a vibration analyzer on the truck. This has not taken place or even considered. I continue to drive the truck with the shaking becoming worse with each mile. Just like the ignition switch problem, GM down plays the issue and lets the problem compound. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Meridianville, AL, USA

problem #9

Sep 022013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 800 miles
The forward collision alert system is not safe. I have had this go off on me over 100 times in 25,000 miles and almost causing an accident a few times. The led on the dash will flash and the seat will vibrate causing you to react thinking you are getting ready to hit something. This occurs in 3 situations: 1) approaching an underpass while the sun is shining into the windshield, which is daily for me during my commute. 2) in a lane on the highway closest to the barrier wall, it thinks you are going to hit it head on I guess. 3) on a 2 lane side road with approaching cars are the are passing by on your drivers side. I have not been able to detect if this is due to the sunshine or head lights. So this causes a major alert reaction to you each time, this is a big safety issue as a reaction to nothing but alerts can cause an accident in itself.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #8

May 082014

Silverado 1500 4WD

  • miles


2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Consumer writes in regards to driver seat controls moved to a different position and outside mirrors collapsed while driving. The consumer stated the incident happened twice. Also, the doors were not as tight as advertised, as water and salt entered the vehicle.

- East Burke, VT, USA

problem #7

May 152014

Silverado 1500

  • 250 miles
I don't like the auto locks on all the doors. If you don't put the truck in park, the doors will not unlock, and if the kids pull the handle before I put in park, you have to go outside the truck and open the door. I have turned off all the locks and it still does it, and the dealership says that is just the way they are made now. If I was in an accident and the car was still in gear, my kids would be trapped in the truck, because even hitting the unlock buttons will not open the doors. This is very concerning, I can't even drop the kids off at school in the line because I have to put the truck in park in order for the doors to unlock and that is after I hit the unlock button to get them to unlock. This is very scary to my wife and I. what can be done? thanks.

- Mooresville, IN, USA

problem #6

Jan 212014

Silverado 1500

  • 5,000 miles
Note: The truck would not crank two time before I started taking it to the dealer on the following dates. 1/21/14 truck would not crank, the sevice deptment could not find anything wrong 3/17/14 truck would not crank, towed to dealer, found body control module not working properly 3/24/14 truck would not crank, towed to dealer, found body control module not working properly this is getting old!!

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #5

Jan 072013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 4,280 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that all the lights and gauges blacked out intermittently. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer however the dealer could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was repaired under a technical service bulletin (NHTSA id number: 10054229-electrical system). Immediately after the vehicle was repaired, the contact noticed a substantial reduction in fuel efficiency. Both the dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 4,280...updated 05-09-14

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #4

Feb 092014

Silverado 1500

  • 5,700 miles


Hit a bump in the road and the headlights went out.

- Orrville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 142014

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 200 miles
I purchased the 2014 Silverado 1500 while it was raining. Test drive was fine, but the sales person already had the vehicle running with the defroster and wipers on. Drove home (2 miles) and parked. Turned on the fan knob ( standard with A/C model) and the A/C turned on, this occurred nearly every time I turned it on and asked the dealer service center about it. I was told I am probably hitting it with my knuckles. I since tried only while pinching the knob to avoid this and the A/C still nearly turns on every time. Also when the truck sits a while the first start is a hard one but after running and warmed up it will be fine to start. Not sure if the truck battery needs a charge after sitting on the lot, I could also smell a rubber burning odor outside and through the vents, thought it was because it was new but then I seen there was a recall 3 days prior. When I tried anchoring my sons child seat I found no seat anchors in the center rear seat and only the ends. I worry about his seat near the door if there is a side crash. Lastly, why isn't there rear sensors at a minimum a mandatory on trucks yet. Cameras can still be offered as a option but sensors should be mandatory!

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 182013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
I purchased a 2014 Silverado crew cab ltz Z71 on August 16. Almost immediately it began having issues with the safety systems that were extra modules on this vehicle. Parking assist sensors do not work consistently, lane departure warning system fails to initialize or operate consistently and downhill grade breaking system fails to initialize or operate consistently, forward collision warning system fails to initialize and operate consistently. (I have photographs of the safety features failing). In addition, the heated/cooled seats (driver side) overheats with driver weighing 280 lbs - causing rear vent /exhaust covers to separate from the seat. Seat gets very hot- passengers in back of vehicle complain about extreme heat (again photographed failures) failures with safety system functionality are described by multiple owners of the same model truck (ltz) that I purchased. Same problems are described throughout this thread www.GM-trucks.com/forums/topic/152662-any-new-2014-Silverado-owners-having-issues-with-their-truck took to dealership- they kept for two days. Unable to reproduce problems. BCM and infotainment center updates failed to resolve. Heated/cooled seat overheating was not resolved- however, I duplicated it immediately upon departing from the dealership. Mileage is now 4300 miles with same problems. GM case [xxx] was opened on 9/9/13 and all issues remain unresolved after BCM update. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Galveston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 292013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 200 miles
I was stopped at a red light when my vehicle was rear ended local police estimated other vehicle's speed to be 45-50mph upon impact.

- Peabody, MA, USA

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