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Average Mileage:
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Nov 042018

Silverado 1500

  • 83,000 miles


Air bag error lights error

- Haltom City, TX, USA

problem #20

Nov 032018

Silverado 1500

  • 46,200 miles
Leaking headliner coming in through the 3rd brake light and xm satellite radio

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #19

Aug 192018

Silverado 1500

  • 60,940 miles
I have brought my truck to the Chevrolet in union city Georgia for them to repair the recall 3 times this year and they keep saying they reset the computer esp and yet the problem still acur every blue moon the head light flicker and dims when I press the brakes the interior light will dim and head lights also. On 8/19/18 coming home from work while parking my truck in my driveway while turning. It cut off and steer wheel reverse back and this been going on for some months I have to cut the truck off and back on again to get it to act right and if I drive for a week one of them days it will eventually do it again I go to work early in the morning and when my headlights are on I notice they dim once's I put my feet on the brakes or turn on the turn signals it dims. Now when it comes back while driving I place my foot on the brakes and the radio and dashboard interior light dims and IżM real cautions when I turn that when sometimes it want to sh*t off. I just want the situation fix besides that it's a good truck IżM just paranoid while driving it some days I also have videos of it acting up on since the dealership claim that canżT find the issue

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #18

Feb 282018

Silverado 1500

  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at slow speeds and making a left or right turn, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the electronic stabilitrac warning indicator illuminated. Also, when the indicator illuminated, the headlights flashed in unison with the indicator. The contact stated that the failures were intermittent. The contact stated that the failures started after the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 17V414000 (steering). The vehicle was taken to ryan Chevrolet (1101 oliver rd, monroe, la 71201, (318) 387-2222) to be diagnosed, but the results were not provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #17

Feb 162018

Silverado 1500

  • 236,000 miles
Two times tonight with two different vehicles in two different locations. Current generation Chevy Silverado "low" beam headlights are extreme danger to oncoming traffic. When being approached by current (2014 & newer) Silverado the oncoming drivers "dimmed" their lights resulting in no change to the blinding light approaching me. The only way I could tell that the drivers "dimmed" their lights was the change from 4 oncoming lights to 2 oncoming lights, the blinding intensity remained the same. This marks the umpteen-thousandth time I have been completely blinded by current generation Silverado "low" beam headlights. I might as well drive with my eyes closed because I am totally blind after meeting an oncoming current generation Silverado.

- New Richmond, WI, USA

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problem #16

May 162017

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Traveling at approx. 65mph on US17 a divided four lane highway in traffic when the engine shut off with no warning which resulted in complete loss of lights, signals, flashers, horn, and the steering wheel went into locked position. I was able to safely bring the truck to a stop in the grass median. After collecting my thoughts I tried to restart the truck but there was no response and all electrical functions would not operate. About 10 minutes later while I was on my cell phone with a tow service the interior lights cam on along with the radio. The truck started up and after calling the closest GM dealer which happen to be only a few miles away I made my way to the dealership service dept. They were quickly able to identify the problem as GM had issued a service bulletin #pit5405C on this type of issue. It was caused by dashboard fabric trim being caught under a ground post during assembly that resulted in loss of all electrical service. The truck had approx. 40,000 miles at the time of the event and it seems it took either two years or that reasonably low mileage before the problem surfaced. The dealer repaired the problem by simply losing a ground post and trimming out the fabric intrusion. They were great and apologized for what they saw as clearly a defect in manufacturing. They did charge as the truck was out of the 36,000 mile warranty but said I should contact GM customer service for help with the cost. GM refused but it was only about $100 so that is not the issue. How can a company allow this problem to exist and be aware of it ( technical bulletin issued). It is a wonder that I or another motorist on the road with me was not hurt or worse. This not like a truck not starting but total loss of control at highway speed. Thanks [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Beaufort, NC, USA

problem #15

May 102016

Silverado 1500

  • 100 miles


Electrical, get numerous warnings hood open, theft alert, air bag, transmission, horn beeps numerous all times of day evening, key fob afraid to lock doors have to reset numerous times to stop horn from sounding...pia electrical been to dealer put new battery in still problem still persists stared at 20,000 car now has 40,000 mls.

- Dalton, GA, USA

problem #14

Mar 062017

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving in rainy weather, the headlights became foggy and obstructed the contact's vision. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure was unable to be determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 8,000. Updated 05/17/17

- Hammond, LA, USA

problem #13

Nov 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving at night, the low beam head lights appeared to be dim and the driver could not view the road ahead. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200.

- Iron River, WI, USA

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

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

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