really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,281 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 152016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 73,000 miles


While exiting a parking lot to turn North, the steering failed causing my vehicle to go across onto the median before I stopped the vehicle. The motor shaft of the electrical power steering snapped.

- Palos Heights, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 092015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 14,000 miles
Took truck in for vehicle inspection. Truck failed inspection due to leaking steering gear. The dealer said I would have to replace the steering gear $800 and then the truck would pass inspection. This truck has 14000 miles on it. A search online reported a recall because of the tie rod going into the steering box was not tight enough causing damage to gear box. Dealer was suppose to fix at no charge this problem.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 302014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I bought this truck used from a Chevy dealer. It steers badly. Constant need to over correct. High turning resistance at any speed. The dealers mechanic drove it and said nothing wrong. Not able to grease ball joints. Something draggy or low pump pressure, etc. This truck is tiring to drive and not safe. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cuba City, , WI, USA

problem #3

Nov 162013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 27,860 miles


Driving on I10 heading to houston, the entire truck completely shut down, and then turned back on, this again happened 02/2014....the whole truck shut down, thank god the wheels did not lock up or we would have been killed both times. It is at the dealers...freedom Chevy san antonio tx....something is bad on the truck...like playing with a light switch...the dash, every instrument shut off both times, now I am worried that it will happen again, and I can not afford another truck. I thought that the 1st time was just a fluke, but when it did it again, I know now something is not right and is very dangerous for me and my little girl...please reply if a human really reads this.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 072013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 52,083 miles
Truck comes to scretching haltwith motor running but wont go, door locks and all gagues going up and down a 100 mile an hour. Sometimes everything dead and all of a sudden it comes back on. Air comes and goes. All lights flash. Those uprandom codes. No warning its going to happen. Radio will start playing very load cant shut off. When it does this it sometimes lunges forward aboit twenty feet and may run fine or do it again. Went to dealer truck stayed 2 months. Said they fixed. Few months later started again, next dealer said they couldnt find anything. Contacted GM on both incidents. Nothing happened.

- Woodward, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 022009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 12,745 miles
Vehicle was struck by a motorcycle traveling around 50mph in the drivers side front tire. This is a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The motorcycle was only a 50cc model small motorcycle. This resulted in the spindle breaking in two at the point just behind where the tie rod end connects resulting in a loss of steering on that wheel. Luckily the Silverado was only traveling approximately 25 mph at the time of the accident and was safely stopped in a short distance. This is a heavy duty part and should not have broken. The tie rod should have broken first.

- Stopover, KY, USA

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