definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,972 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 152010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,946 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a local shop where they informed that the electronic control module was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 36,946 and the current mileage was 37,826.

- Glenrock , WY, USA

problem #8

Nov 102008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. When the vehicle was started in cold temperatures, the vehicle would not warm up. The antifreeze was low and refilled by the contact, but the failure continued. The dealer stated that the antifreeze was leaking due to a cracked head gasket. The repair cost was estimated at $4,200. The manufacturer could not assist with repairs. Although there was an extended warranty on the vehicle, she was unable to have repairs performed under warranty because the company was under liquidation. The warranty company also stated that they would not cover the repairs since the failures were recurring issues. No repairs have been performed. The failure and current mileages were less than 90,000. Updated 5/7/09 updated 05/12/09.

- Biglake, MN, USA

problem #7

Jun 102006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 65 mph, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. When the contact depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle idled roughly and failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failure was related to the left and right wire harness, which was replaced. The failure recurred on three separate occasions. Recently, the battery was replaced at an independent mechanic shop. The technician suggested that the edge be replaced, which was a component that enhances the performance of the vehicle. The component was removed at the contact's request and was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 71,000.

- Patterson, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 152008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 65,000 miles


Speedometer is erratic. Started at approximately 65,000 miles. Speedometer maxes out, does not work or reads improperly. Dealer informed me that the 03 and 04 models have a recall on the stepper motor but the 05 model does not have a recall. The speedometer does not function properly 90% of the time. Do not know exactly how fast the vehicle is going. Vehicle has approximately 72,000 miles now and the problem still exists. Dealer said that a replacement would cost approximately $500 to fix. Who can afford this after paying for a $35,000 vehicle. Especially after having the steering shaft replaced numerous times, new intake gaskets, catalytic converters, blower motor wires smoked and melted. Just a junky truck for the high price.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #5

Jun 202007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Lifter valve defect resulting in $3700 engine repair.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #4

Oct 162006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,200 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle would shut off without any prior warning while accelerating 10 mph under normal road conditions. This occurred on five occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times, who were unable to duplicate the problem. No repairs were made.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 292006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles


2005 Silverado hybrid engine turns off at stops when brake is applied. The hybrid turns engine off at stops when brake is applied. The consumer feels that it takes too long for the engine to pick up power after taking foot off the brake and applying the accelerator. The consumer feels that the delay is dangerous when trying to enter fast moving traffic from a stop. While stopped on an incline vehicle rolls backwards while the consumer's foot is in transition from the brake to the accelerator pedal.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Sep 212005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick-up truck. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle completely shut off. It lost steering and braking capabilities. The contact stated that the engine oil reset light flickered on and off after the incident occurred. After a few minutes the vehicle started back up. The contact stated after driving a few more miles the vehicle repeated the same problem. The contact contacted the manufacturer, and they had a conference call with the dealership, who stated they would repair the vehicle. The dealership has not yet picked up the vehicle. The contact called the dealership, and they were going to call the consumer back within the next few minutes.

- St Johns, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 132005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The day the vehicle was purchased the consumer noticed that the check engine light on his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado had illuminated. The dealer reset the check engine light, however it illuminated again and the dealer stated it was a bad gas pressure sensor. 4 months after owning the vehicle the vehicle started jerking and the consumer was unable to pass other motorist on the highway. The consumer managed to get to his destination when all of a sudden all of the lights on the dashboard lit up and the vehicle cut off. The dealer informed the consumer the ABS sensor and crank positioning sensor were bad.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

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