really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
772 miles

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 engine problems

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152016

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 1,500 miles


I had two episodes of sudden unintended acceleration while driving highway speeds on a highway. Truck is weeks old- 1500miles only. Brakes still worked so I was able to stop. Rpms continued to escalate in neutral and park. Had to turn off engine quickly to abort the problem. I'm taking the truck in for evaluation tomorrow. My wife and two oldest sons were in the vehicle.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #1

May 072016

Silverado 1500

  • 45 miles
A condition exists where, after the driver has used the gas pedal to accelerate, then has removed their foot from the pedal, then presses the cruise "set" button a brief moment later, and then immediately attempts to decelerate by repeatedly pressing minus "-" on the cruise control, that the speed control becomes confused and displays multiple different speeds, while maintaining the original speed, even though the driver believes they are decelerating. This can be reproduced on any 2016 Silverado model by following these steps: Throttle up and accelerate (to pass, for example), remove foot from accelerator, then immediately press the "set" button, followed by 5-10 presses on the decelerate "-" button; the speed will set at 65, for example, then flip between 64, 65, 63, 65, 62, 65, 61, 65, 60, 65, and so on, maintaining speed at 65 even though the driver is instructing the vehicle to decelerate. It may take 5-10 seconds for the speed control to clear allowing the driver to make changes, however they will still be cruising at 65. During this period, the driver does not realize that they are not decelerating at which point they may tap the brakes to disengage cruise, but have lost 5-10 seconds of time. This has presented a dangerous condition where the driver believes they're decelerating when too quickly approaching another vehicle, risking collision.

- Bethel, ME, USA

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