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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,956 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 242013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 65,954 miles


Driving back to work from lunch on busy 4 lane highway, brake pedal went to floor. Narrowly avoided a collision at a red light. Put flashers on, lowered the gear selector, and used combo of minimal brake pedal and E brake to make it back to the parking lot at work. Upon inspection, large puddle of brake fluid on driver side near gas tank. Large leak in highly corroded brake line. All brake lines in similar condition and are currently being replaced in the shop. Transmission lines and fuel line are in similar highly corroded condition.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 092011

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 56,500 miles
Driving home down two lane road at 35 mph. Came to curve and slow traffic ahead. Went to apply brakes like normally, they failed. Pedal traveled all the way to floor with little to no stopping effects on vehicle. Vehicle is a 5 spd standard. I was able to down shift and apply park brake to slow vehicle. I was unable to stop completely and had to drive off the road into the road side ditch to avoid a collision with the stopped traffic. Once stopped I got out to check for damage. No cosmetic damage was sustained to the vehicle. I did see brake fluid dripping from under the truck on the driver side. Closer look revealed that the brake line had rust completely in half and bleed the brake system dry. Noticed that the other lines were in similar condition. They all seem to be severely rusted at the point where the brake lines is retained by a green plastic clip on the upper portion of the frame rail. Had vehicle towed home, replaced visible bad lines. Two months later brake section in rear of truck hid by undercoating failed as well. Thankfully was parked when it happened this time. Truck is well maintained and cleaned and waxed seasonally. The under side of this truck is horrible. There in not a place on it that isn't rust. Shouldn't have this from a us made product. I have older vehicles from the 60's that have sat for year and look almost new underneath. Many other people have had the same problems with these vehicles. I just hope that nobody gets hurt or killed because there vehicles rusts out and causes critical safety systems to fail. I also hope that the NHTSA will take the steps necessary to make people aware and help to resolve this issue. Shameful GM owner.

- Chapmanville, WV, USA

problem #1

Mar 212006

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,415 miles
: the contact stated the tonneau cover used on the bed of the pickup truck does not catch properly. The clips holding the lid in place only catch 1/8" on the bed of the truck. At highway speeds, the lid opens and the contents of the truck bed ejects. The manufacturer of the tonneau cover is steffens enterprises Inc. The contact has been unsuccessful in contacting the manufacturer. Updated 05/04/06

- Orland Park, IL, USA

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