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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,200
Average Mileage:
39,350 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. replace steering rack (2 reports)
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 steering problems

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 152017

Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Since CarComplaints.com only allows one instance in the complaint files, this will be long.

The electrical system on the 2014 GM pickups is downright dangerous. From the fix I had to pay for because GM wouldn't honor the warranty, to constant and reoccurring issues of the Stabilitrak system failing while driving, and literally shutting down while conducting low speed maneuvers, it's amazing we consumers have not forced GM to at a minimum simply fix the issue.

One fix I found was watching YouTube to re-tighten the inside grounds, which seemed to work for about 9 months. Then while using the truck in 4x4L the entire system just shut down and would not re-power the truck. I had a friend come out to jump me, which didn't work and we sat there half in the mud waiting for Chevrolet to send a tow truck.

While waiting for the truck, I was able to mess with the negative ground wire to the battery and miraculously the truck alarm started going off, my key fob opened the truck and I was able to drive out. Because of the shutdown, the 4x4 shifting system was stuck in 4x4 LOW and I had to drive home at 15 mph. Once there I removed and reinstalled the same good fuse for the 4x4 system and it miraculously shifted out of 4x4 LOW.

Even though this issue has been a chronic issue with the truck since I was well within warranty, GM has told me they will not cover any diagnostics nor solutions to the obvious MANUFACTURERS DEFECT and I will have to get the truck fixed out of pocket. GM has sold their last vehicle to me.

- Charles H., Homestead, US

problem #7

Jun 012018

Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,600 miles

I purchased this 2014 certified truck in Jan of 16. This month while drive at slow speeds, like in a parking lot, the steering will act like you shut off the motor without power steering making it very hard to steer!! I thought well it could be low on fluid, but after checking the manual, I realized it was an electric steering unit.

There was a recall last year and needed to be reprogrammed which had done, whether or not it was competed i don't know? But this is a dangerous situation. I just called the local dealer and of course they expect it to be $120 just to diagnose. So I guess I am going to have it looked at later this week as it could cause a crash or injury. I have always been a GM fan, but I am also VERY disappointed in this !!

Hey GM....Help me get this fixed..... Under warranty!! I only have 48,000 mile on this truck now.!!! My warranty ran out at 36,000. Maybe you don't trust your suppliers??? I know other brands have higher stipulations on their suppliers, and offer a greater warranty. I will not go to them, but you should step it up !!!

Update from Oct 8, 2018: After taking this to the local Chevy dealer, they repaired it at a cost of $ 483.87. They had a service bulletin on it. The problem was the cables between the negative cable and the fuse block. The cable and fuse block had to be replaced.

This should have been a recall !!

- rholloma, Sedalia, US

problem #6

Mar 172018

Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

Luckily I was working in the yard when the problem started. The steering would jerk so hard it couldn't be controlled, The dash lights flickered, the service stabilitrac came on, the radio made a shorting sound. It is currently at the chevy dealership.

When I started doing research, I found this is not an unusual problem, This site has 93 complaints and there are some threads on other sites.

GM has issued a bulletin (PIT5405A) that gives several possibilities but the most common cause appears to be some insulation pinched between two ground lugs under the dash.( https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=593&v=cwAmoPHnxG8 )

So far, GM hasn't issued a recall even though it is obviously a design/manufacturing flaw. I guess many will have to die( just like the cobalt) before they take action. I hope these comments have helped. It took me a while to find this information

- Chris T., Scroggins, US

problem #5

May 122017

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,300 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I bought a certified 2014 Silverado 4x4 back in Dec 2016. Some time in April I was turning into my driveway, making a left and the steering wheel jerked out of my hand hard enough it hurt my wrist. Each time I tried to turn the wheel it jerked out of my hand either right or left and each time steering stabilizer or assist light came on.

Took it to dealer they had it 2 days. Said module or relay. Happened one time after that, now again on Friday a month later it happened again. This time when I was backing out of a parking spot and on the way home a couple times I hit the brakes the radio went off, heater fan slowed down and stabilizer light came on again. I called dealer and they can't get me until Wednesday because I need a loaner to get back and forth to work. So all weekend I can't go any place because I'm afraid to drive it.

- Brian K., Brick, US

problem #4

Mar 072017

Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles

My 2014 Silverado 1500 has malfunctioned over 6 times where the steering wheel jerks out of my hands and the dash display shows a Stabilitrak problem. Apparently other Silverado owners are seeing the same thing and have not had any luck with their dealer or GM in solving the problem. After taking my truck to the dealer and opening a case with GM, the only response I am getting is that they cannot fix the problem since there are no trouble codes and they cannot duplicate the malfunction. The problem has been severe enough where all steering control is lost and , in one situation, the vehicle shut itself off losing all power. GM acts as if they never heard of this happening but I have found over a dozen similar complaints and a few videos on YouTube that show the exact same problem.

Needless to say, this is a life threatening situation and I am very disappointed that GM is willing to have me get behind the wheel and play "russian roulette" with my truck. I will try and bring my truck to another GM dealer for a 2nd opinion but I am not optimistic. I was hoping that GM would take this safety issue seriously and put through a thorough investigation but since there is not an easy answer, they are willing to roll the dice on my safety. Very disappointed with GM and their lack of interest. I have had 4 Silverado trucks and 5 other GM cars over the years and needless to say, this will be my last.

- Lee M., Algonquin, IL, US

problem #3

Jan 032017

Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,234 miles

Complete failure of power steering resulting extremely dangerous situation. Unable to steer on corners. 10 days for parts (new steering rack. $1500 for parts and $300 labor

- brey, Mohawk, MI, US

problem #2

Jun 102016

Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

While driving if you turn the steering wheel, it will kick back in your hand. You can not hold the wheel, it kicks so violently. The "Service Stabilitrac" message illuminates in the dash. I have put 7000 miles on my truck and it has been in the shop four times. Three of these times were for the HAZARDOUS steering issue. The truck has been to two dealerships for attempted repairs and currently sits at the dealership here in San Antonio. I am still paying for a truck I can't safely and confidently drive. I actually had to purchase another vehicle (a beater to get back and forth to work) so I would have something to drive.

I have been a "Bowtie til I die" loyal customer all of my adult life but seeing all the other people out there with these issues and GM doing little to nothing about it has me rethinking my future vehicle purchases. I just want what's right and putting an unsafe vehicle on the road is not in my plan. Look for other posts about this vehicle as I have several problems with this truck.

- bsawyer486, San Antonio, TX, US

problem #1

Aug 142015

Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,104 miles

Used remote start. Took hold of steering wheel when getting in vehicle. The steering wheel lock clicked several times and the wheel turned about 4 inches. Afterwards there was a clicking noise from the column. I then noticed when I turned it didn't self center. I had to manually turn it back to straight. It was too late to take in. I stopped at a restaurant, and when I came out the power steering was gone. Took 5 minutes to get out of the parking stall. Wrestled it home.

Took to dealer next morning. They called, and told me the steering gear was bad. Parts won't be here until Tuesday. Hope to get it back Wednesday. No loaner truck, so I had to hunt a truck for the weekend. If not fixed by next weekend I'll have to hunt another truck up to pull the ATVs for the Ride For Life. This is the pits, because that's the main reason I bought it, to tow. Thankful steering went while parked. Could have been an accident.

- George M., West Valley City, US

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