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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
41,460 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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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 miscellaneous problems

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 032016

Silverado 2500

  • 75,217 miles


Got in my truck today to find cracks in the dash around the passenger airbag. Concerns me that if the airbag were to deploy it would send sharp pieces of dash flying into the face of the passenger. Vehicle was not in motion when I found the cracks.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 262016

Silverado 2500

  • 80,000 miles
The dash panels on the top of the dash board have completely broken I feel that if the passenger airbag were to deploy it would be a safety issue. Pieces of the dash could possibly become a hazard and injure myself or my passengers this needs to be addressed this is a very common issue among many Chevrolet vehicles

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #5

Mar 162012

Silverado 2500

  • 60,000 miles
Several cracks in my dash (4-5). One is at the corner of the passenger airbag. The dash is so brittle it cracks from just closing the door. I'm afraid what might happen if I'm in an accident and broken dash pieces go flying throughout the cab. This is no doubt a safety concern! not to mention an eye sore and resale killer. This started a few years ago and continues to get worse.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 172014

Silverado 2500

  • miles


Crack developed in dash at app 50K miles next to passenger airbag. Crack has continued to expand since.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 272015

Silverado 2500

  • 75,000 miles
Major oil consumption burned 4qts between oil changes truck has the 5.3L V8 not to impressed due to the fact it only has 75000 miles on

- Minocqau, WI, USA

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problem #2

Jun 052015

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Was told by dealer that impact sensor was bad. Vehicle has never been in accident. Here that this is a common problem. Sounds like GM is using a defective part. Vehicle has less than 20,000 miles. Costing me $330 for repair. Can you check into this ?

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #1

Jun 232013

Silverado 2500

  • miles
On 6/23/13 my father was making a left turn over a 4 lane street. He was hit by a 2008 Nissan rouge going between 37-40mph on the drivers side door. My fathers truck was in motion at 4-6mph. The truck suffered extensive damage, and my dad passed away hours later at the hospital due to internal bleeding of pelvic area. The trucks drive shaft was cut in a half. The truck has a 5 star side crash safety rating, I do not understand how a car that was not even speeding crumpled the truck that badly. The frame of the truck was pushed so far back the gas and brake pedal were one.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

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