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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,383 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 2500 fuel system problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 102016

Silverado 2500

  • 128,200 miles


Brake lines rusted out prematurely and burst, causing loss of braking ability. Had to replace every brake line on the entire truck, for they were all extremely rusty. 2 months later my fuel line also sprung a leak due to excessive rust, causing fuel to spill, check engine lights, and hard starting. Both of these issues present major safety concerns, and unfortunately are extremely common with these trucks.

- Abingdon, VA, USA

problem #10

Oct 082015

Silverado 2500

  • 125,000 miles
The steel fuel lines and steel brake lines are corroding and leaking. On October 8th 2015 my truck begain to leak diesel fuel from the rusted fuel lines. While fixing the fuel leak the technician also notices that the brake lines were also starting to rust and will need to be replaces soon before they fail.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #9

May 152015

Silverado 2500

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact noticed there was a engine leak and noticed that a few bolts that hold the exhaust pipe were missing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 062014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 134,000 miles


The brake lines and fuel lines rusty to the point that they are leaking need to be replaced.the blend motor for HVAC isn't working right.

- Minoa, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 082006

Silverado 2500

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado (diesel). The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly became unresponsive and decelerated. The contact indicated that after restarting the engine, the vehicle would operate normally. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the fuel pump was replaced and remedied the defect. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Coweta , OK, USA

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problem #6

Sep 132013

Silverado 2500

  • 102,000 miles
The brake lines are all rusted, I have a big leak and GM says the don't sale replacements, I have a 2000 also same issues both with in a month..I have had a ton of cars and trucks and I never seen anything like this..I feel I was had..I spent a lot of money fixing the wheel bearings and rotors, 3 the lines.. im getting prices like 1200 to fix brake lines and $1400 for fuel lines..the truck in great shape but the lines are defective.

- Elliottsburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 052012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 144,000 miles


Fuel lines, sending unit and fuel hoses corrosion causing diesel fuel to leak.

- Carthage, IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 032012

Silverado 2500

  • 118,011 miles
Fuel evap system malfunctioning not allowing fuel system to vent thus making it almost impossible to refuel the vehicle. This also results in a check engine light to occur. The dealership found a bulletin on this problem: Dtc P0446 (restricted/blocked evap vent path) set, check engine light on (replace evaporative emission (evap) vent valve solenoid assembly and add/relocate filter box using service kit). This seems to be a common and recurring issue and the repair is to not only replace the part, but change the existing design of the system. Why is this not a recall where the manufacturer fixes the problem since it is obviously an engineering problem? I have read many blogs that include almost new vehicles with this same problem.

- Algood, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 272012

Silverado 2500

  • 94,000 miles
Noticed fuel smell after exiting vehicle. Looked under vehicle to see fuel dripping on the ground directly below the fuel cell. Further investigation revealed the fuel lines were severely corroded or rusted to the point of failure. Also noticed the brake lines were also severely rusted. GM has sacrificed safety in place of cheap parts and materials. This is a major defect and a serious matter that needs to be rectified. Someone will die with the brake and fuel line failures.

- Hebron, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 062012

Silverado 2500

  • 152,000 miles
While driving along on a mountain road, the check engine light came on and I suddenly lost power to maintain speed. The truck went into what is commonly called "limp mode", unable to make any more than 10 mph. I discovered that a problem common to this make model year occurred. The wiring harness to the fuel injjector (diesel) shorted to injector #2 and #7. the computer shut down the fuel to that cylinder bank as a result of the short. This is commonly spoken of in internet blogs and GM has a tsb for a repair. It is tsb 05-06-04 047B (I believe). It calls for replacing the wiring harness as it has become worn due to improper engineering and placement. The parts have been updated to prevent this. It costs $576 to repair. I believe this should require a recall. What would have happened to me had this occurred on a highway at highway speed. Unable to maintain any speed, II could have been involved in an accident or cause one.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 212012

Silverado 2500

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado K2500hd. The contact stated that there was a leak in the diesel fuel trail pulse damper. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they would replace the fuel trail pulse damper at a cost to the contact. There were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was notified who confirmed that there were no recalls and provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Descanso, CA, USA

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