Print this page Notes: The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 has an early trend of the transmission shifting hard, surging & jerking.

At the moment these trucks are still under warranty. However this transmission problem shows up right away with the average reported mileage only around 3,000 miles, so for now the 2017 Silverado earns our "Beware of the Clunker" badge.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
87,200 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (2 reports)
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 transmission problems

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 062021

Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,383 miles


There's a class action law suit for the 8 speed transmission, but not the 6 speed transmissions. My 6 speed transmission should not have failed at 102,383 miles on a 2017 Chevy Silverado. I had a professional transmission shop look at it and they determined that the internal parts failed and caused metal shavings to clog up the whole system causing the failure. The shop also said they are replacing on average 5 per week of the same transmission, and this is just one shop; clearly there must be many many more out there that are failing.

We need a class action suit for this transmission, or added to the 8 speed suit... Please help!

- Mike A., Crisfield, MD, US

problem #1

Apr 282021

Silverado 1500 5.3 Liter

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

1st day of road trip. Very expensive when it happens away from home.

- koni, Twain Harte, CA, US

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