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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
706 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 miscellaneous problems

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 252016

Silverado 1500

  • 15 miles


Passenger right front vent doesn't blow very much air at all times... it has never blowed as much air as the other vents.

- Kingsland, AR, USA

problem #9

Oct 102016

Silverado 1500

  • 800 miles
There is a abnormal vibration felt from the rear end of the vehicle when driving at speeds above 70 mph.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #8

Oct 082016

Silverado 1500

  • 800 miles
Vehicle shakes at speeds above 60 mph. The shake is in the vehicle and not in the steering wheel. Tires have all been replaced under warranty and problem still exists. Vehicle has approximately 1,200 miles on it and problem has been apparent from initial purchase. Vehicle has now been to dealership 3 times for approximately 10 days in total.

- Valatie, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 172016

Silverado 1500

  • 2,800 miles


2800 mileage since new because I have problems fueling the tank. I cannot get fuel to pump into the tank correctly. It's been a problem since I purchased the truck. I've taken it to many different gas stations thinking it was a gas pump issue. The pump handle clicks off when trying to fill the tank. It makes no difference how fast you try to fill the tank or how deep the nozzle is inserted into the tube. I had a Chevrolet service person at the local dealership try to fill the tank to verify my issue. He noticed there is a problem. They checked for a "tsb" and there is one detailing a replacement of the fuel tank. Service advisor stated they would call after getting in the part in 3 days. They never called back. I called back after a week because they never returned my complaint issue. She stated that they cannot get the parts to fix the problem from GM. I do not understand how this is not a recall. I must fill my tank with a gas can to get it to take any gas. A major inconvenience and fuel spillage. I like the truck. I just can't fuel it with a gas pump.

- North Vernon, IN, USA

problem #6

Aug 222016

Silverado 1500

  • 25 miles
My truck shakes on the highway at 68-75 mph, the truck is one month old and has 800 miles on it. The vehicle has been back to the dealer every week for the month that I have owned it tires & wheels have been changed several times. The truck has been road force balanced the same & also by an independent tire shop at my own cost, as of this date my vehicle still shakes, GM has admitted the problem but they say it is not a safety issue at this time, so no recall is warranted, the dealer has been working with me & they are willing to buy my vehicle back at full value or trade, this vehicle was very expensive & GM knows there is a problem, but keeps selling them any way to unsuspecting consumers like myself in my opinion this is just greed & lack of caring for loyal customers that keep GM in business. "remember the bailout"

- Medway, MA, USA

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problem #5

Aug 122016

Silverado 1500

  • 94 miles
New truck purchased Aug 12, 2016 has a bad vibration and shaking at speeds of 60 mph and above. The dealer balanced the tires on Aug 20th but the vibration was still there on the way home. On Aug 21rst there was a loud popping in the rear end and a lot of vibration. I took it back to the dealer and they said a tire had to be replaced because of a broken belt. I received no service ticket or documentation for either of the repairs. When I called General Motors customer service line, the rep said that the dealer had no repair ticket listed for my truck. My wife and I feel the truck will not be safe or reliable.

- Corapeake, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 232016

Silverado 1500

  • 2,500 miles


The steel cables that hold the tail gate in the down position are different lengths. The left or driver side cable is the only cable that has tension on it in the down position. The full weight of the tail gate is only on one cable that could cause failure of the cable due to the weight and could cause the tail gate to torque and be damaged. The slack on the right or passenger side cable has about a 6 inch play in it. I contacted the dealer and GM. The dealership and GM stated that was the way the cables were engineered. I owned a 2002 GMC Sierra previously and both cables on the tail gate were the same length, which distributed weight evenly. I looked at other 2016 Silverado models and most had excessive slack on the right tail gate cable as mine, but some didn't. this problem could cause injury if weight is on the cable and could damage the tail gate itself.

- Willis, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 282016

Silverado 1500

  • miles
I have what has been deemed "the Chevy shake". tires have been replaced and balanced. But at highway speeds 70 mph and above there is a very noticeable vibration in the truck. I just read a report describing this problem in the '14 & '15 models but GM hasn't fixed the problem yet in '16.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 202016

Silverado 1500

  • miles
I bought a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 ltz Z71 and it vibrates at idle and the transmission is slipping. I had already took it to the dealership to get it fix, but no luck. GM told me that is how the truck is designed to operate, which is hard to believe. There is absolutely zero help from GM to help me resolve the problem. I was given an option to trade it in for a new one at my own expenses or deal with the problem. Ford would not take my truck as a trade in nor will GMC. This vehicle can potentially by dangerous and a liability as the transmission seem to have a mind of its own and the constant vibration cannot possibly he good for anyone.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 102016

Silverado 1500

  • 27 miles
Has the Chevy shakes between 38 and 70 mile per hour.5.3 V8 motor and 8 speed transmission 342 rear axel locking differential. Been selling GM's for 55 years and if this was a demenstrator we would never never sell another truck.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

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