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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,790 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 112016

Silverado 3500

  • 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 #3

Jul 012015

Silverado 3500

  • 18,000 miles
Power steering intermittently gives out as if the engine stalled but the engine did not stall. It gives out and the steering sticks making the steering almost impossible to turn and only last for seconds. Was returned to dealer for diagnostics and was returned without any fix stating unable to duplicate problem. Vehicle now has 21,000 miles and problem continues.

- Mayfield, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012013

Silverado 3500

  • 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 #1

Jan 022014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 hd. The contact stated that the power steering failed intermittently. While driving and attempting to make a left turn suddenly the contact lost all control of his power steering and almost drove into an oncoming vehicle. The contact took his vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer stated they could not duplicate the failure and returned the vehicle to the contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure persisted. The contact took his vehicle to the dealer again but it was not repaired. The manufacturer was alerted of the failure. The approximate failure was mileage 22,000. The current mileage was 30,000.

- Scranton, PA, USA

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