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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,645 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 electrical problems

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 212016

Silverado 2500

  • miles


Takata recall, over year ago have called anchorage car dealer 3 times to fix but they keep telling me they don't have parts and don't know when they will receive. We live 200 miles from a dealer the diag. Module also has recall would like both fixed at same time so when will parts be in for airbags. Truck is in use so I need fixed please.

- Copper Center, AK, USA

problem #6

Oct 132015

Silverado 2500

  • 23,000 miles
When temperatures drop below 30 degrees the tire pressure warning light and the low coolant light comes on. Took to dealership and they advised that both warning lights do that below 28 degrees. This has occurred since 2013 winter. Glow plugs going out one at time GM will only replace as they go out up to 120000 not enough being done with this.

- Horton, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 302015

Silverado 2500

  • 46,153 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving 30 mph, the steering wheel seized and the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the redundant pressure sensor circuit was shorted and inoperative. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,153.

- Collins, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 062014

Silverado 2500

  • 30,000 miles


Here is a brief history of the issues involving the 1012 Chevrolet Silverado lt Texas edition after the purchase date of September 3, 2012. First, I noticed that it has increasingly become more difficult to open the front passenger window from the driver side master control unit around 2014. Now, I have to press hard several times to open the window. Second, the outside moldings of the door panels are falling off starting in mid-2014. Third, I have started to hear popping noises coming from the ball joints when the steering wheel is turned to the left or right at a very low speed starting the beginning of 2014. These issues were reported to the Chevrolet customer service at the GM headquarters in August 2015. On September 4, 2015, the truck was finally diagnosed by the Chevrolet dealership service department that sold the pickup. The invoice dated September 4, 2015 indicates the lower ball joints worn with play, door moldings falling off, and the driver's master switch shorted.

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 172014

Silverado 2500

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owned a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the vehicle caught on fire while parked. The fire was extinguished by a fire department. A police/fire report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard and the cause of the fire was undetermined. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 222013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Brakes are spongy does not stop truck until pumped, power train clunking noise when turning and shifting, electrical at times dash lights dim at any given time, many other complaints very rough ride, trans shifts very hard, when coming to a traffic light runs rough. Has been to dealer once and last Thursday got a call from GM the dealership has not responded to my problems.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 252012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 360 miles
There is a very high pitch noise the is emitted from behind the dash. This noise is distracting to the point that my wife can not ride in the truck let alone drive it. I have taken the truck to the dealer and was told by the service department that General Motors is aware of this noise and it is acceptable.

- High Point, NC, USA

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