fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,841 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 122016

Silverado 1500

  • miles


I have had this issues happen numerous times. The first I was backing up into a parking spot and my service stabilitrak warning came on, and my steering wheel started jerking left and right on its own. 2nd time I was pulling into my parents drive way and warning came on while turning causing truck to jerk and I almost hit the corner of the house. A 3rd time happened again reversing but this time my headlights dimmed and I had multiple service warnings pop up. A 4th time I was again about to reverse. I was able to straighten up and while in reverse and foot on brake, I would turn steering wheel and it would jerk back to center on its own. I took video of that accurance. While driving on the highway yesterday night. I noticed my headlights kept going dim then bright. While in cruise control going 75mph I moved left to pass a vehicle, when I turned right signal on to come back to lane my cruise disengaged. This happend 5 times. Before one of the occurrences while in cruise I tapped the brake to slow down, and my volt gauge dropped to 10 or so and the headlights almlst shut off and all lights in cab flikered on and off. It almost felt like the truck was about to turn off but didn't. last issue, a few times I have tried to start the truck and the anti theft deterant comes on and I have to try numeros times to get truck to start.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #11

Feb 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 14,000 miles
After driving in any type of moisture (rain, snow, sleet) the highbeam lights have condenstation covering most or all of the lens inside. This moistue will vary based on the miles driven and intensity of the snow or rain regardless if highway or city driving. It does appear worse with highway driving. Chevrolet says "this is normal and we will only replace headlight assembly if there is standing moisture. The highbeams are functioning as designed. " this moisture does inhibit the lumins or light coming from the highbeams.

- Chisago City, MN, USA

problem #10

Mar 072016

Silverado 1500

  • 32,000 miles
Why can, T the dealership find the promble

- Mtvernon Ohio, OH, USA

problem #9

Nov 172015

Silverado 1500

  • 37,000 miles


Intensity and coverage of headlights is terrible. The high beams are dim and there is no side coverage to allow seeing the edge of the road. I went into the ditch when trying to avoid oncoming cars and nearly hit a jogger.

- Fitzwilliam, NH, USA

problem #8

Oct 262015

Silverado 1500

  • 10,000 miles
The factory headlights on the 2014 Chevrolet 1500 series pickup are a safety concern and hazard. The low beam setting is extremely dim and when the roads are wet or at dawn/dusk it feels that you are traveling with the parking lights on. The high beams project well, but disperse quickly. I have owned a 1987 GMC Sierra, a 2000 Chevrolet 1500, and a 2002 GMC Sierra all of which had perfect illumination systems. GM outfitted the 2014 with a safety hazard. Most of my driving occurs in the arctic, which 6 months of the year is practically dark most of the day. I have almost hit 3 moose this month because I could not see the road ahead under high beam or low beam. I am upgrading my headlight assembly to the cost of $450 because it is important to see on our remote roads in Alaska. I love the truck in every other aspect, but the stock headlights are going to get someone killed. Thanks.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

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problem #7

Aug 032015

Silverado 1500

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 70 mph, the electronic stability control warning light illuminated and the exterior and instrument panel lights flashed on and off. The vehicle lost power, but was able to restart after several attempts. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer were it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 212014

Silverado 1500

  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at night in a rural area, the contact stated that the head lamps did not provide clear visibility from a distance. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Gretna, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 302014

Silverado 1500

  • 3,500 miles
We purchased this 2014 Chevy Silverado crew cab in January of 2014 it was driven by the general manager of the local Chevy dealership it had approximately 3500 miles on it, the issues started as soon we got it home 1)the alarm went off while sitting in our drive way (no one around it daylight) 2)the head lights went out while driving it at night 3)the speaker would crackle when you open the doors 4)the doors would not unlock when vehicle was put in park 5) noise from the transmission but the dealership called it normal 6)transmission would shift with a thud sometimes dealership said transmission had to learn our driving habits 7)horn would start off strong then die to a muffle 8)film on the inside of the windshield and the smell of coolant inside the vehicle but the dealership says it can't duplicate the problem but can see the film on the windshield 8)4 wheel drive was making a rumbling noise the bearing has to be shipped from GM because the part is not available yet 9 )the heated seats quit heating 10) the doors could not be unlocked from inside the vehicle I had to use the remote entry to get in the person inside the vehicle could not get the doors to unlock 11)the turn signals quit working the sockets had to be replaced 12) I am sure I forgot something but this is the list of issues that I could remember. We have contacted GM directly but they are pretty much worthless at this point no one has died yet that I know of and until then GM will not take ownership of these issues [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Orrville , OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 082014

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
Was towing a trailer, stopped and filled up with gas. As leaving the gas station, dash lights dimmed and brightened on their own, then washer pump started squirting fluid without wiper blades moving. Washer pump continued squirting till the reservoir was empty and burned the pump. Afterwards, all interior lights stopped working, except for the dash lights. Also, lost all parking, head lamps, turn signal and brake lights on the 2014 Silverado 1500, except for high mount stop lamp, which was stuck on bright, as if brake pedal was depressed. Upon reading owners manual, there is a reference to loosing lights under "electrical overload". all electronics being used was factory installed, other than the trailer that was being pulled. Upon taking it to the dealership for repair, they could not determine what caused the issue. They replaced a body control module. One week after getting the truck back from the dealership, the dash lights have dimmed and brightened on their own again, therefore, I am afraid to hook my trailer back up in fear of loosing all my lights again, or worse, driving and all of the sudden, washer pump starts squirting fluid and getting into an accident. After talking to GM directly, they cannot provide an answer to what happened or why they would reference the "loosing lights under electrical overload" in the owners manual, because of a known defect or issue that would hinder their profits.

- Liberty, WV, USA

problem #3

Nov 032014

Silverado 1500

  • miles
2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer writes in regards to faulty headlights. The consumer stated the headlights went out, while her son was driving.

- Welch, MN, USA

problem #2

Jul 042014

Silverado 1500 4WD

  • 3,890 miles
Third time this has happened since new, it seems to happen at twilight as the day is ending. The headlights and dash lights go out. Nothing will get them back with the auto switch on the dash. I have to pull the vehicle over to the side, shut off the engine, restart and the lights will come back on. It has not happened during daylight that I know of and has not happened after full dark.

- Corning, IA, USA

problem #1

Feb 092014

Silverado 1500

  • 5,700 miles
Hit a bump in the road and the headlights went out.

- Orrville, OH, USA

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