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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,408 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 engine problems

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #13

Feb 242010

Silverado 3500

  • 30,000 miles


On my 2007 Silverado I am constantly having to take it in to get serviced for traction control and service stabilitrak. My active fuel management lifters are also not functioning properly. This happens when I am making turns. The vehicle will lose control and it feels very brakes are constantly being replaced and I feel like there is some major issues when the vehicle was built.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 012013

Silverado 3500

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the air bag and the check engine warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor and fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. Updated 04/22/16

- Lachine, MI, USA

problem #11

Aug 152007

Silverado 3500

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet 3500. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle would slow down to about 30 mph without warning. The contact stated that it felt as if the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel injectors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 02/05/16

- Mt Washington, KY, USA

problem #10

Aug 192015

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 39,780 miles


While merging onto the express way I had a major loss of power and a slight shake in my Silverado. Multiple engine lights came on (stability track, traction control, and blinking engine light). On my way to the nearest GM dealer, at every stop light the truck lacked power to get going when the peddle was pushed, then it would kick in and screech the tires. After leaving the truck at the dealer, I receive phone call from the dealer the following day stating that the lifter (afm lifter) had malfunctioned and was stuck. I asked what causes this (because my truck only has about 39,700 miles on it), and the dealer stated it was "an issue with the design of the engine." I then researched the internet (GM forums, social media, NHTSA) to find out that this is a huge issue. Many owners had the bad lifter replaced under warranty, only to have a different lifter go bad. I decided to have the dealer replace all my lifters, because that is what they recommended and they admitted there is a good chance I would be back in for the same issue on the other lifters if I didn't replace them. The dealer contacted GM to see if any of my repair could be covered under the powertrain warranty because I only have 39,700 miles on it, but my truck was 8 years old so they said they wouldn't. I contact GM to see if I could directly get anything covered seeing I only had 39,700 miles, plus bought an extended warranty that just expired last year. I was transferred through 5 different representatives that all admitted that the lifter failure is "an issue, but not a recall." If they know its an issue, the dealers know its an issue, its a extremely common issue all across the internet, why wont GM take care of it? my Silverado cost over $45,000 when new, you think it should last well over 100,000 miles with no engine problems.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #9

May 142015

Silverado 3500

  • 55,325 miles
Traveling at 60 mph while towing a 35' fifth wheel the engine started to shudder a bit. When we pulled over and put the engine into neutral the engine stopped running. We tried to start the truck but it would not turn over but there was juice to the battery to run the lights and windows. After being towed to a local garage, as we were out of state, then to another in our town we were informed it is a bad crankshaft and a new engine is needed. The engine has 55 thousand miles on it with no modifications. After many searches on the internet I have found many cases where this has occurred. I have contacted Chevy and their response is it is out of the warranty period, five years even though it is well under the 100,000 mile cap. This needs to be addressed as it could have caused a major accident had we not been in the right lane and been able to pull over before losing complete power on a major highway.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #8

Jul 012014

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 169,200 miles
Defective exhaust manifold bolts. The bolt heads are breaking off of my 2007 Chevy Silverado crew cab truck. This is a well maintained lightly used truck I use for work. After discovering the problem, I went to the internet to search solutions on this problem and that's how I found out that this is a very big problem with this truck engine. There is no tsb on this or a recall, but there should be, engines affected are all V-8's from 4.8L, 5.3L, and 6.0L. Very expensive repair that shouldn't have happened in the first place.

- Beaver Dam, WI, USA

problem #7

Jul 072014

Silverado 3500

  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact also stated that the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, who stated that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Clay , NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 302014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Excessive oil consumption--1qt every 900 to 1000 miles.

- Nevada, MO, USA

problem #5

Apr 202011

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
This relates to the vehicle recalls related to the ignition switch this happened multiple times driving through the parking lot my vehicle would stop running completely before I knew unfortunately this was always at speed slower than5 miles per hour I did not experience this issue at traveling speeds however was very encouraged to remove the vehicle from my ownership due to this issue I had reported the issue to the car dealership as well as another auto mechanic neither of which were able to replicate the issue.

- Catlett, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 042012

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Multiple broken exhaust manifold bolts.

- Mcgraw, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 102014

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


While driving at highway speeds the interior lights began flickering on the dash and in the cabin. Approximately 45 seconds to one minute after the initial dash and light issues the check engine light came on and a notice of battery charging failure occurred, within a few seconds of this occurrence I began to slow down and pull over. The engine shut off before this could occur. By the time I coaxed the vehicle onto the shoulder the electrical system and door locks were no longer working. Smoke and flames began to enter the cockpit and I immediately exited the vehicle. The interior of the vehicle was fully engulfed in less than a minute and the entire truck, bed, and gas tank soon followed. The truck was completely consumed and is now a total loss.

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #2

Jan 082013

Silverado 3500

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the service stability track and the check engine warning lights illuminated. The contact also stated that the vehicle started shaking abnormally. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. The mechanic advised that the spark plug and the coil pack needed to be replaced. The mechanic replaced the coil pack and spark plugs but the repair did not remedy the failure. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer and the dealer stated cam shaft and lifters malfunctioned in the engine. The dealer did not repair the cam shaft and lifters. The failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not available.

- Round Rock , TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 162012

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
After buying my truck I noticed a "tick" noise from the exhaust on my truck. After taking my truck to the shop I was told that my exhaust bolts into the engine were broken. This in hand made me fail the emission test and costing me alot of money. After research it is stated in many places that this is a common occurrence with these Chevy models, and Chevy refuses to do anything about polluting the environment and costing it owners money in thing that should not break ever.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

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