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Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 1
Average Mileage:
45,345 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Jul 272012

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • miles


Railroad hyrail vehicle equipped, after market, with hyrail wheel assemblies which allow the vehicle to operate on railroad tracks. Once hyrail (flanged) wheels are retracted, the vehicle is operated over the highways and public roads like any other vehicle. On 7/27/12 near Eagle nest, AZ a railroad employee was operating vehicle on the railroad tracks when it struck a standing train at 38 mph. Airbags did not deploy and rail employee was killed. Concern is that the installation of hyrail wheel assemblies might be impacting the airbag sensor. The hyrail wheel assemblies extend approx. One foot of steel framework ahead of the front and rear bumpers. The placement of these assemblies might inadvertently be affecting airbag deployment in crashes on the railroad track and on public roads.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Nov 012012

Silverado 3500

  • 8,625 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, he crashed into a deer and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained minor bruising. The police were contacted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who advised that they would contact at a later date. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 8,625.

- Marsing, ID, USA

problem #5

Apr 122010

Silverado 3500

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. While driving approximately 20 mph both front air bags involuntarily deployed. He suffered injuries but was able to drive himself to the hospital. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The air bags were removed but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Whitefish, MT, USA

problem #4

Mar 202009

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Consumer would like GM to buy back truck because of design flaws and suspected lemon the consumer stated onstar activated and stated the vehicle had been in an accident. The consumer called onstar to tell them that the vehicle had not been in an accident. The operator asked the consumer were there any lights on the dash. The consumer stated the air bag light was on. The operator attempted to instruct the consumer on how to reset the light, and stated if it didn't clear within two days to call back. When the consumer put the gear into drive and started to go forward, there was a tremendous explosion, dust filled the truck and onstar came on saying the vehicle had been in an accident. They vehicle was towed to the dealership. A week later, the consumer received a call from the dealership stating the explosion was caused by a poor design in the galleys in the floor, they went from the center of the truck to the drivers side door under a rubber mate. One of the galleys went through a rubber grommet which allowed water to leak into a compartment storing very high pressure compact cylinders for the air bag and seat belts. The water caused corrosion on the high pressure cylinders and caused the explosion. Also, the tailgate latch would not latch properly. The dealer found the pivots had seized. On cold starts, the transmission would hesitate and then a loud bang was heard. The dealer found a valve body bolt broken.

- Mills, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 072007

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 35 mph, a vehicle ahead of him made an unexpected left turn. The contact crashed into the the preceding vehicle and the air bags did not deploy upon impact. The contact was injured and a police report was filed accordingly. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer where unknown repairs were made the vehicle was traded in. The VIN was not available and the failure mileage was approximately 28,000. Updated 07/19/10 updated 07/21/10

- Missouri Valley , IA, USA

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problem #2

Feb 232010

Silverado 3500

  • 45,000 miles
Water comes into vehicle through third stop light and causes electrical problems which makes service air bag light to turn and this causes vehicle to shut down my concern is air bag failure to deploy or not to deploy when needed.

- Alton, TX, USA

problem #1

May 092009

Silverado 3500

  • 63,477 miles
We have a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The problem is that all of the electrical components on the dash quits, the radio, the gauges, the air conditioner, air bags don't work, the stabilititrack is off, the traction control is off, and the truck shuts off. This is the second time it has happened but this time a message comes across the speedometer that say engine power reduced and it is missing very bad. The first time this happened the engine did not miss and that message did not come across the screen. The problem resolved its self the first time and it has been a few months since the first time that it has happened again.

- Delight , AR, USA

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