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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,901 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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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 182015

Silverado 3500

  • miles


The drives seat belt buckle will not latch. Part # 19121537

- Hallandale, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 012014

Silverado 3500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. While parked, the vehicle rolled away. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the emergency brake fractured and multiple warning lights were illuminated. The contact also stated that there were multiple messages displayed across the message board. In addition, the contact stated that the seat belt failed to buckle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failures recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Eureka, MO, USA

problem #5

Feb 182014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 53,800 miles
The service airbag message lighted on the dashboard followed by an explosion. Seat belts tightened and locked. The dealership verified complaint, found SDM internally shorted. Needed new SDM and both front pretensioners and control module. Total cost of repair was $1445.99.

- Three Lakes, WI, USA

problem #4

Dec 052013

Silverado 3500

  • 42,543 miles


Latch failed would not latch. If I was in an accident I could have injured.I would think the seat belts would last longer than 5 years.

- Hobart, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 062012

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 54,338 miles
The driver's seat belt would not latch.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

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problem #2

Oct 252009

Silverado 3500

  • 109,129 miles
I was driving my 2007 Chevrolet Silverado on a highway at approximately 65 mph during a light rain shower when there was a loud bang sound similar to a shot gun blast and the seatbelt pre-tensioners pulled myself and my passenger hard back into the seats. The hazard lights began flashing immediately and the airbag sensor light came on. Contacted onstar to run a diagnostic and they showed there was a collision detected which fired the seat belt pre-tensioners. There was no collision, not even a bump in the road that caused this. This was a very startling event that easily could have caused a panic reaction and an accident. There was a smell of spent gunpowder in the cabin of the vehicle after this occurred. We unlatched our seat belts to relieve the pressure against our bodies and noticed they would not retract or pull back out. They are now useless. The injury was a bruise to my left collar bone where the seatbelt retracted. The vehicle is now not safe to drive since the seat belts don't work and for fear of the airbags deploying.

- Paola, KS, USA

problem #1

Sep 152009

Silverado 3500

  • 36,500 miles
Drivers seat belt latch broken at 36,500 miles on 2007 Chevrolet Silverado new body style regular cab 4X2 short bed lt, 5.3 L flex fuel engine. During regular use, drivers seat belt latch wont allow belt to be fastened. Seat belt indicator on dash non operating since failure. Can push release and stick belt into latch then release the release button, but sometimes that is very difficult. When released and vehicle is still running, dash indicator is non operational. Also, @ 30,000 miles, fuel pump failure.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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