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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,750 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062015

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


About 4 months ago, the passenger side headlamp harness melted, and almost caught fire. I had it replaced, and thought of it as a "one off" type situation. However, recently, the driver side did the same exact thing! upon research, I found that it is happening all over the place to them. I am not an isolated incident. The real danger here is this- what happens if both melt at the same time"?" aside from the danger of fire, the larger, more pressing danger is losing both lights at once. The consumer (driver) would essentially be blind, and in the panic may not think to turn the high beams on. This is a real problem, and if not addressed could have dire consequences. I implore you to research how many headlamp harnesses have been sold (as the only reason to replace would be because of this) and address it before someone loses sight, and crashes. Something so small, would really be a tragedy to have a loss of life over. When the fix is simply using a bigger wire that can handle the amps. Hopefully nobody has been injured yet!

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 132014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 73,500 miles
Went out to truck to move it and noticed wipers up on windshield, tried to start it and only check engine light came on, looked under hood to find an electrical burning smell coming from fuse box. Disassembled fuse box to find it was melted and found evidence of combustion, wiring harness connector X2 pin N5 was melted and connector X5 pins G1 H1,2,3,4 K 4,5,6 and J 2,3,4 had melted this is all the damage that I found.

- Columbia Station, OH, USA

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