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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,521 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine problems

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 012016

Silverado 2500

  • 78,000 miles


Exhaust manifold bolts are breaking despite regular non commercial use and proper maintenance. This causes an exhaust leak and I am not comfortable driving my infant in the truck now. Dealer says 4 how odd labor plus parts so approx $1000 fix? that's unreasonable for any motor but especially under 120000km.

- Edmonton, AL, USA

problem #10

Jul 262016

Silverado 2500

  • 99,567 miles
P140A-exhaust gas recirculation (egr) cooler bypass position sensor exceeded learning limit there is a special coverage on the egr bypass valve for 10 years or 120,000 miles condition- on some 2011 model year Chevrolet Silverado 3500 hd or 2011 GMC Sierra hd vehicles, the service engine soon light may illuminate due to an inoperative exhaust gas recirculation (egr) cooler bypass valve. Special coverage adjustment- this special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles (193,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. Dealers are to replace the egr cooler bypass valve. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer. I have the same engine but my truck is a 2500 hd and they will not cover it! there is no difference in a 2500 and 3500 except one leaf spring!

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Apr 172016

Silverado 2500

  • 41,209 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving 10 mph, the engine jerked and shook as the check engine light, reduce engine power, and service traction control lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the throttle body and harness were repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,209.

- Dibsonville, NC, USA

problem #8

Oct 012015

Silverado 2500

  • miles


My dash is cracking around the passenger airbag and above the instrument cluster. I am concerned that the cracked areas could come loose and become a projectile. The engine is also burning oil badly and could shut down while driving

- Wamego, KS, USA

problem #7

Mar 152015

Silverado 2500

  • 83,918 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact stated that the throttle was also sticking and the engine indicator was illuminating. The vehicle stalled and would not restart for ten minutes. This was a recurring failure. The contact had to push the onstar button, which provided the codes of the failure. The failure codes stated that the pps throttle system was failing. The dealer stated that they could not locate a failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 83,918. The VIN was unknown.

- King George, MD, USA

problem #6

Feb 262015

Silverado 2500

  • miles
First of three vehicle collisions this year involving Chevrolet Silverado that have caught fire after involved in frontal impacts. Vehicle traveling westbound on sr 58 in lane county, Oregon. Involved in secondary collision with a Toyota pickup truck that had been struck by a loose truck tractor wheel. The impact by the wheel caused the Toyota to encroach into the path of the Chevrolet. The occupants of Chevrolet were able to extricate themselves. The vehicle subsequently caught fire and suffered extensive fire damage.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #5

Mar 132015

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


We were making a stop at the light, when a 18-wheeler didn't stop and hit us in the back, pushing us towards the bus that was in front of us, making the glass of the back break and throwing all the crystals in our body and clothes, the air bags never open, the front seats were broken and 3 of the 4 doors couldn't close anymore, the driver tried to make a move to the left or right, but he could not, because we were stuck, when we realize there were no major injury, we stayed until the red cross came to check our condition, but there were crystals everywhere so we couldn't move without hurting ourselves. We buy the truck with 2 miles, we are the only owners.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 132013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
At 36000 miles the engine burns oil. So far as of 46000 miles pistons burned have been replaced pvc filter and valve were replaced along with valve cover. At present 54000 miles engine still burns oil.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 152013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Traveling at 60 miles per hour, accelerated and the accelerator stuck going up to 80 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone. I stomped on the accelerator to no avail. I had to put the truck into neutral to avoid a crash. Pulled over and finally kept stomping the accelerator until it released.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #2

May 212013

Silverado 2500

  • 39,010 miles
Check engine light is displayed and the motor is hesitating. This issue is a second occurrence due to the valve cover leaking and causing the spark plugs to go bad. First time the vehicle was under warranty at approximately 29000 miles and now the vehicle has 39000 miles and the issue has recurred. This appears to be a continually recurring problem for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado trucks.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062012

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 19,025 miles
The truck had the check engine light come on when we took it to the dealership they replace the fuel pressure regulator. The light soon came back on due to a faulty fuel pump which sent the car into safe mode, which made the car do a nose dive from 55 to 15 in a matter of seconds on a major interstate in atlanta.

- Kennesaw , GA, USA

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