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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,446 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 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 102011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, he noticed that the heater/cooler had become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed the contact that he would need to replace the heater relay and the wiring harness because the fingers were melted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. Updated 2/28/11 the consumer stated the heater relay melted and part of the wiring harness as well. Updated 04/27/11

- Blountville, TN, USA

problem #6

Aug 042009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 47,000 miles
While parked the blower motor for the climate system continued to run. The keys were removed, engine off. Upon discovery I could not turn off the blower. I decided to take it to a shop. Before I could leave the parking lot the cab was full of a thick white smoke. I was able to shut the engine off and disconnect the battery before a fire started. The dealership said it was a common problem. There is no recall on it though as the dealer is not reporting the occurrences to GM so nobody is aware of the frequency. An easy internet search returns many occurrences of similar problems.

- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 00, USA

problem #5

Apr 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,000 miles
The wiring harness to the blower motor resistor in my 2005 Chevrolet started smoking, from excess heat within the wiring to the harness or resistor. I have since replaced the harness and resistor, but it still does the same thing. Hopefully this faulty wiring harness is the only one in these models.

- Santa Rita, GU, USA

problem #4

Apr 142009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 35,000 miles


My blower motor wiring melted and almost caught fire. I had it replaced under warranty once. 15 months later the same thing happened. I am smart enough to disconnect it before it caused a fire but it is no longer under warranty. The second time it happened it would not shut off after I turned the engine off and pulled the key. Had I not known how to disconnect it my truck surely would have been damaged.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 122009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 94,367 miles
A/C-heater fan stopped working on 5, then 4, then stopped working all together. Upon removing the plastic cover for the internal components, I discovered that the module going to the fan and the plug were melted together. Also, the wires on the wiring harness going to the module were melted to the point that the wires were exposed and shorting across to one another.

- Buna, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 282008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 95,000 miles
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Smell from heater/A/C blower. First told blower motor. Upon closer examination found that blower motor was ok but resistor and wiring harness had melted/burned. Damage was local to harness and resistor. Dealer will not cover damage. Service bulletin exist but will not help pay.

- Keyser, WV, USA

problem #1

Jan 012008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,756 miles
(1) it was 22 degrees outside and I went to turn on my heater while pulling away from the house. There was heat coming out but it was not blowing and the heaters control adjustment knobs were not clicking into place. No air was blowing from the front panels or to any panels. I couldn't even get the defroster to operate. I checked all the fuses as per the vehicle operators manual and all fuses were fine. On Friday, 04jan08 I called turan foley Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick dealership where I had bought the truck back in January of 2005. I spoke to the service department supervisor and explained the problem. He advised me that it was my heaters resistor box and that it had melted. He also advised that he had seen at least 7 trucks that week alone for the same problem and that every 2-3 out of every 10 trucks has been having this problem but that no recall has been placed for this part yet. (2) the resistor box and the pigtail connector had both melted. I left my house in Texas and returned to Mississippi on almost a 700 mile trip w/O any heat in low 20 temperatures. (3) the dealerships service department replaced the malfunctioned parts with: Connector part number15862656 for $95 and the resistor part number 89019088 for $50.62 and then charged me $120 for labor on 1-1/2 hours labor costing me $289.56. My warranty did not cover it because it expired 2,656 miles after my warranty of 36,000 miles at 39,456. I contacted the Chevrolet recall center and inquired as to if a recall had been issued and they advised not at this time. If you check the internet though and talk to the service departments on this problem, you will see and hear that this is a continuing issue.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

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