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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,352 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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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 112016

Silverado 2500

  • 34,162 miles


At 34,162 miles the steering gear was binding, creating a safety problem. A steering gear should last longer than 34,162 miles.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013

Silverado 2500

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at a low speed and making a right turn, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on numerous occasions who diagnosed that the power steering pump and brake boost pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Moyock, NC, USA

problem #3

Jan 112015

Silverado 2500

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel seized. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pole. A police report was not filed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

problem #2

Dec 022014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 16,500 miles
When making a turn at low speed, the power steering goes off. It is then almost impossible to turn. It did this several times. I took it to a dealer, and they replaced the power steering pump. They said it was putting out 1150 psi and it should be 1700-1800 psi. The problem came back the next day. I will take back to dealer.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 142014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 60,100 miles
This has occurred twice now. Going at slow speed, such as 5 to 10 mph making a turn and the steering goes out making the truck difficult to turn. It is like the ignition switches off and then 5 to 10 seconds later the switch comes back on. Very scary when this occurs!

- Pearland, TX, USA

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