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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 182023

Silverado 1500

  • miles


rear third brake light is leaking water into the cab and causing water stains on the headliner. I am worried about it eventually causing an electrical short or more water damage. I don't have a rear window that slides open and the rear glass has never been replaced nor has the third brake light all original from factory.

- Chaparral, NM, USA

problem #7

Mar 192023

Silverado 1500

  • miles
The tailgate electronic release will randomly open allowing the tailgate to open while driving or parked. This causes your secured load in the bed of truck to now become unsecured. This also forces the driver to make an emergency stop to secure the tailgate. The switch can release the tailgate multiple times causing the operator to spend an excessive amount of time getting the tailgate closed and secured.

- Bradford, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 172023

Silverado 1500

  • miles
The tailgate will randomly open while driving allowing contents to fall from the bed of the truck

- Barton City, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 012023

Silverado 1500

  • miles


I have major rust on the frame I just purchased the truck. Is their a recall on 2021 Silverado frames1500 custom.

- Signal Mountain, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 242022

Silverado 1500

  • miles

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

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problem #3

Jul 302021

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that he noticed that the front driver-€™s side bumper filler was slightly detached and was wearing down the panel. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer and was referred to an auto body shop. The contact took the vehicle to the body shop and had the front driver-€™s side bumper filler and bracket replaced. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 3,000.

- Angel Fire, NM, USA

problem #2

Jun 012021

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Vehicle door locks. The key from my 2016 Chevy will open my 2021 Chevy. It does not seem safe when you assume locking your doors would prevent someone from gaining access to your vehicle. How often do you go shopping, put your purchases in the vehicle and shop some more not knowing that someone can just unlock the doors and steal your valuables or wait in the backseat for you to return and harm you. What are the odds that I have a key from an older vehicle that unlocks my new truck doors and also how many other keys are out there that will do the same thing. At the very least GM should at least warn a buyer that just because you lock your doors that doesn't really mean anything. I am sure alot of people are not aware of this lack of safety. We have safety labels on cigarettes, liquor, guns drugs and so many other things but nothing about locking your car doors doesn't mean they are actually locked. I contacted the dealership where I bought it and they claimed they were not even aware of that until they checked further. Changing the locks will not help so it seems like there should be some option. Insurance companies won't want to pay for any theft.

- Boulder City, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 102021

Silverado 1500

  • miles
I discovered that the key to my 2016 chevy van unlocks the doors to my 2021 chevy silverado. I feel totally unsafe now when I leave anything of value locked in my pick-up. With auto thefts and break-ins at an all time high how can anyone ever feel safe locking valuables up in their vehicle.The Chevy dealership where I bought it first didn't believe me but later checked with Chevy and found out that Gm ran out of key codes so they started to reuse them. People in the business of stealing cars or stealing the contents probably can wander thru shopping malls or parking lots get in and out of cars without the owner aware of it. What are the odds that I would have a key that opens two different vehicles and how many other keys like that are out there?

- Boulder City, NV, USA

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