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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,872 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 wheels / hubs problems

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #16

Jun 052014

Silverado 2500

  • 105,000 miles


Chevrolet dealership in gaylord, Michigan installed dunlop AT20 grandtrek P245/75R16 tires on my hd 2500 Silverado pickup truck. This truck is a 3/4 ton pickup. These tires were passenger tires rated at 4 ply and never designed to be installed on a 3/4 ton pickup truck. I was not aware of this until June 2014 when I learned this from the Goodyear tire Corp. After they sent me to have their tires inspected. My truck requires lt tires and at least 10 ply. Chevrolet dealership in gaylord made my truck unsafe and dangerous to drive. One tire eventually blew out on the expressway, fortunately a motorist I was passing pulled up along side us and signaled that we had a problem up front at the passenger side wheel area! question is, why would a Chevrolet dealership not know what tires to install on their own Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks? I asked them to put on the correct tires ( 10 ply - lt tires) according to the placard located on my drivers side door at no charge but they refused now what action is to be taken against a dealership who would do this" I had lt tires on the truck back in June of 2010 when I pulled into this Chevy dealership to have one tire repaired because of a slow leak. They talked me into buying 4 new tires and these are the ones they recommended and I agreed to. I did not know that these were not designed to be used on a 3/4 ton pickup truck. I had 75K miles on the truck then and to make matters worse they gave me free rotations every 6 - 8K miles without ever telling me they had installed incorrect tires on my truck! this is a nightmare! what do you suggest I do" GM has been zero help in this matter!!!!---I've tried but they are worthless! and this dealership is pathetic that they will not acknowledge their mistake and correct it by refunding my money back! I could have been killed or another motorist or seriously injured someone.

- China, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 192013

Silverado 2500

  • 160,120 miles
Bought a set of federal couragia mt's about five months ago still about 95% tread when two of the tires split going down the interstate. I have read all over the internet about this happening to other people with this tire in all different sizes. I also took the tires back to the company I purchased them from ans they have had a few sets brought back in the past month. Federal so far has refused to credit anyone for the issue. The tires are clearly defective and need to he recalled before someone gets physically hurt driving on them.

- Myakka, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 102011

Silverado 2500

  • miles
2004 chevorlet Silverado. Unit #1 was traveling West in the center lane on IR80, Ohio turnpike. Unit #1 left rear trailer tire blew out causing damage to the trailer left fender. No trailer information was given. The VIN is invalid. (Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0422-91)

- Canal Fulton, OH, USA

problem #13

Oct 172010

Silverado 2500

  • miles


Kumho tyres on my Chevy Silverado developed sidewall splits due to dry rot. Tyres are only 1 year old and have 26,000 miles on them. They did not want the dot numbers. Contacted kumho and they said they weren't concerned. My auto shop said the tyres were unsafe to drive and replaced them. The indifference and rudeness of the kumho customer service person charles and his supervisor was appalling. Absolutely no concern that this could create a potentially fatal tyre failure. Very disturbing and quite a surprise.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #12

Jan 012010

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 93,000 miles
I have owned 4 GMC pickups and have complained 2 times about spare tires mounted under rear frame that have come off on the highway with out knowing where from 1996-2004, I now have one that I cant get off and the dealer said they will cut it off at my cost yet you are charging Toyota with the same fault and recall what about the people that own GM and Ford products! why are we left in the cold. You need to due the same for the people that have bought american made, what cars my tires have hit who knows !

- Atlanta, MI, USA

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problem #11

Aug 012008

Silverado 2500

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado with foreign yks, size LT245/75R16 tires. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle started moving from side to side; however, he was able to drive the vehicle into the emergency lane. He observed that most of the tread on the passenger side rear tire was gone. A month later the same problem occurred with the front passenger side tire. He notified the manufacturer fts and they stated that NHTSA campaign id number 07T003000, NHTSA action number EQ08012 tires, tread belt are related to the failure; however, his tires were not included in the recall. He researched the problem and realized several of the foreign tires are defected. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was approximately 35,000.

- Rockwood, TN, USA

problem #10

Jul 282008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The consumer noticed that the spare tire was a different size than the original tire. The contact called the dealer and was informed that his spare tire was the correct spare tire size that comes with his vehicle. The failure mileage was 30,000.update 09/10/08 upadted 09/15/08.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #9

Jun 172007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 70 mph in the center lane, the driver side front Goodyear Wrangler tire blew out. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the median. Aaa arrived and changed the tire. The consumer stated when taken to the dealer he found that all of the tires and the spare were passenger car tires with maximum inflation pressure recommendation of 44 pounds. The customer stated the tires were over inflated thus putting him at risk for exactly what happened since inflating the tires as recommended. Updated 07/25/07

- Brewton, AL, USA

problem #8

Feb 012006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
2004 Silverado front shock and coil spring insulator failures. The front spindle also failed. The consumer believed there was a problem with the tires.

- Jefferson, OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 012006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer stated the left front shock failed. The consumer believed there was a problem with tires that caused the shocks to fail.

- Jefferson, OH, USA

problem #6

Apr 192005

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


All 5 (five) tires that came on my 2004 Silverado are dry rotting. I am a 59 year old disabled woman and vehicle had 18000 when my son noticed the rotting.

- Vidor, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 032004

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Tires are out of round. I have a 2004 Z71 that has 8,000 miles on it. The dealer has put four sets of tires on it. They wont admit there is a problem. Can you help? the tires are Bridgestone duelers A/T 17"

- Arlington, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 012004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The tires do not fully contact the ground, they are rounded. Three fifths of the tire is on the ground. Once the road is wet there is a lack of stopping power. General, ameritrak ats, LT215/85R16, load range E, dot A30P1unb, 115/112S. The tires failed to grip the road when attempting to make quick or sudden stops, the ABS would kick in but the stopping distance would increased with the lack of traction. Also, the center of the tire was worn 3/32 and the outer was 1/5 of each side of the tire was not in contact with the ground.

- Minden City, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 142004

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
Consumer ordered a four wheel drive from the manufacturer, and the vehicle was delivered with 4 ply highway tires on it. These tires were not designed to handle 4 wheel operation. Manufacturer was not willing to change anything. They stated take it or leave it.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Jul 252004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
Prior to purchase of the vehicle a vibration and bouncing was noted on the test drive, the dealer assured me that the problem would be corrected and two days later they replaced the tires. This did not eliminate all of the bouncing, the dealer again serviced the vehicle, the salesman and the service manager both rode with me in the vehicle and agreed that there was a problem and that it would be corrected even if all of the suspension components, wheels and tires had to be replaced. One day later I was told that the bouncing was characteristic of the vehicle and that there was nothing they could do about it, no other solution was offered. I do not feel the vehicle is performing correctly and is not safe.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 312004

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving on I-75 at 70 mph rear passenger tire blew out. Stopped the vehicle and the tire blew out from the side, all the way around the tire.

- Manistique, MI, USA

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