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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,731 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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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 042016

Silverado 3500

  • miles


The dashboard is broken at the upper left corner of the air bag housing on the passenger side.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #11

Jan 022016

Silverado 3500

  • 52,000 miles
Dash is cracking around airbag and instrument panel causing serious concern about projectiles if airbag were to deploy.

- Sumrall, MS, USA

problem #10

Apr 012015

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Dashboard crack near passenger airbag. Safety issue in my opinion. Numerous other complaints not vehicle specific. Many Chevrolet dashboard issues. Facebook page dedicated to GM crack dash issues

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 152015

Silverado 3500

  • miles


Dash cracked right above airbag only 40 thousand miles on truck. It's known to be a widespread problem with these vehicles and could cause a safety concern being by airbag

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #8

Jul 072015

Silverado 3500

  • 83,825 miles
We has our truck in for repairs 5 weeks prior due to the airbag light coming on. It was repaired but now the light came back on. We brought it back in and now are being told the wires are corroded propbably from moisture (we live in the desert where it does not rain, nor is it exposed to moisture). The airbag has to be replaced and is costing us over $800.

- Victorville, CA, USA

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problem #7

May 252015

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the check air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that door air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 132015

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


We were making a stop at the light, when a 18-wheeler didn't stop and hit us in the back, pushing us towards the bus that was in front of us, making the glass of the back break and throwing all the crystals in our body and clothes, the air bags never open, the front seats were broken and 3 of the 4 doors couldn't close anymore, the driver tried to make a move to the left or right, but he could not, because we were stuck, when we realize there were no major injury, we stayed until the red cross came to check our condition, but there were crystals everywhere so we couldn't move without hurting ourselves. We buy the truck with 2 miles, we are the only owners.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 012015

Silverado 3500

  • 96,000 miles
My airbag sensor light comes on and then goes off. I heard that GM had a recall on this. Does this also affect the Silverado?

- Barnesville, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 102014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 30,200 miles
I was driving into the parking garage at work to a parking spot. As I braked and slowed turning into the parking spot the truck accelerated and crashed into a concrete support beam. Airbags deployed and the truck suffered quite a bit of damages to the passenger side front end. I am unsure of speed at time of accident.

- West Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #3

May 072014

Silverado 3500

  • 70,000 miles
Car pulled out from gas station into path of my vehicle striking it in left rear quarter panel and left rear wheel. My truck spun to the left striking a semi truck totaled my truck heavy front end damage. Injury to my stepson who was the driver. Air bags never deployed nor did seat belts keep him in place allowing him to hit his head on the roof of the truck cab

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Feb 142014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
My vehicle was forced off the road by another vehicle causing my vehicle to hit a light pole head on. No air bags deployed. Driver and passenger suffered injury.

- Lagrange, IL, USA

problem #1

May 012014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 30,750 miles
The dash surrounding the air bag on the passenger side of the vehicle cracked. Don't know how this will affect the operation of the air bag in case of an emergency.

- Moncks Corner, SC, USA

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