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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,844 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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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 062013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


With the heater on high (setting 5), the fan stopped blowing heat. I then set the blower to setting 4, and the fan worked fine. As soon as I then put the fan back to 5, I would hear a click but the fan would not work at all. I then began to fiddle around with the connector that is under the passenger side dash which powers the fan. If I move the one wire around, the fan would intermittently work while on setting 5. I unplugged this connector from the blower motor, noticed that the one wire seems as if it was causing a short (the wire was somewhat black from over current). I removed the pin from the connector, recrimped and soldered it. Worked fine until a few weeks ago when the fan once again began to stop only on setting 5. I am assuming that the problem is once again the connector that goes to the blower motor powering the fan resistor. I saw a few reports of this on here about vehicle fires all of which point to this connection being bad. So I thought I would submit this as well due to the vast amount of issues I have had with this truck.

- Mountain Top, PA, USA

problem #10

Mar 182013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph with the heater activated when he noticed a burning odor coming from the connector for the heater blower. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off as the contact inspected the heater blower, which he discovered was melted. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #9

Aug 152007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I own both a Chevy Silverado and Suburban 2005. Both vehicles will randomly start blowing hot air out the driver's side. I know at least 5 other people that have 2005 Chevy and their vehicle does the same thing. I tried working with the dealer and Chevy and both act like they never heard of the problem. Chevy refuses to acknowledge that this is a defected issue on their part and want over $1000 to fix the issue. Is there anyway you can get government motors to issue a recall?

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #8

May 202010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 40,000 miles


Air blows cold on driver side and extremely hot on drivers side with dual controls both set to cool. Seems to be a very common problem according to many people on the following website and unable to be fixed by dealers.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #7

Dec 102009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 75,000 miles
The electrical connector for the HVAC blower motor resistor caught fire and melted on my 2005 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 w/T.

- Oregonia, OH, USA

problem #6

Feb 162009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the dual climate control on the air conditioning/ heating system failed on an intermittent basis; when he had the heat on, one side would blow hot air and the other side cold air and the same failure occurred when the air conditioner was on. He had to drive onto the emergency lane, turn off the engine, and re-start the vehicle. The dealer refuse to inspect the vehicle since the warranty was no longer valid. The electrical connector on the floorboard would also fail causing the fan to stop working; the heating system/air conditioning system would not function without the fan. He replaced the connectors at his expense twice and the connector failed again. He called the manufacturer and a representative told him that they could not assist him. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 61,000. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Red Oak, OK, USA

problem #5

Nov 232008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel failed along with the heat in the vehicle. She cited it as an electrical problem; none of the gauges were functioning. She noticed that the speedometer seemed to have been replaced previously. She took the vehicle to the dealer and she was told that the entire instrument panel needed to be replaced. She called the manufacturer and was informed that they could not assist her. The vehicle had not been repaired to-date. The current mileage was 31,015. The failure mileage was approximately 29,000. Updated 01/1410 updated 01/20/10.

- Richmond , VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 202008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 76,000 miles
2005 Chevy 1500 Silverado - heater blows hot air on drivers side, cold on passenger side - happens without notice - have spent around $300 (+) dollars trying to fix this. Was told by GM service tech it was the heater motor resistor wiring harness, it burns out the resistor. I replaced both, the resistor burned out again and the wiring harness was fried again. The internet is full of these reports - a recall is needed - this condition is not safe. Thank you for your help.

- Okmulgee, OK, USA

problem #3

Sep 102009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The wires leading to A/C blower are shorting out one at a time. It started with the climate control set on hi stopped working then went on down to 4. could possible short out and cause a fire. I have not yet purchased the new parts to replace looked online first to see if there had been a recall for this problem.

- Georgetown, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 012008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 22,588 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the heating circuits under the dashboard were heating up excessively and would crackle and sparkle. There were no recalls for this failure. The manufacturer would not assume liability for the failure. The contact was concerned that a fire could occur. He also stated that the heater and defroster were inoperable. The failure and current mileages were less than 22,588.

- Chisholm, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 042009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 36,700 miles
2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 caught on fire on our driveway, smoke came up through defogger vent and within seconds flames came from under dash, truck burned in minutes.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

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