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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,063 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 electrical problems

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 012015

Silverado 3500

  • 33,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. After the ignition key was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air intake hose needed to be tightened. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure occurred several times. The service engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel sensor needed to be reset. On another occasion, the cam shaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired both times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Pine Grove, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012014

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
On the way to work on Monday morning, Sept 1st, 2014 as my husband approached a stop light he noticed the vehicle at the light backup lights come on. He thought they may have pulled too far up under the stop light and were just going to back up a little bit so he applied his brakes. The driver of the other vehicle proceeded to push the gas and slam in to the front of my husband's truck then drive off. My husband proceeded to the nearby Pilot fuel stop looked around to see if the other vehicle was there then called the police to file a report. After that he went on to work a few miles down the road. Worked his shift, stopped and put a little gas in his truck and drove the 9 miles home. Parked in the drive went in the house and came back out a few minutes later there was smoke then fire coming from around the front tire of the truck. It soon became engulfed in flames despite the efforts of the local fire department. The truck was a total loss.

- Owingsville, KY, USA

problem #4

Apr 012014

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 17,894 miles
I was traveling at 55 miles per hour on a 2 lane highway. Vehicle became unresponsive to steering and brakes were not working correctly. Peddle had to be pushed all the way to the floor. Got vehicle slowed down and turned off. Once restarting steering was very tight but functional. Similar incident in 2013 resulted in an accident. Several more steering issues since December of 2013. Has been taken in for service and nothing has ever been fixed.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

problem #3

Dec 012013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 1,800 miles


The vehicle's engine compartment caught on fire following going through a car wash. I stopped after pulling across the street and noticed false fault indications on the display, followed by smoke blowing from the heater vents. I pulled into a parking space, raised the hood, and saw flames coming from the left rear of the engine compartment as you face the vehicle. I borrowed a fire extinguisher from a store and put the fire out. I have received little information from GM in 2 1/2 months and nothing indicates to me they have taken this engine compartment fire seriously. Had this occurred at speed, in traffic, etc. It would have created a very dangerous situation not only for myself but others in the area.

- Bluefield, WV, USA

problem #2

Mar 262013

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while reversing with a hitch was installed, the backup sensor failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 1,600. Updated 6/17/13

- Greenwood, MS, USA

problem #1

Feb 282013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 85 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that whenever a warning chime activated, it was extremely low and almost inaudible. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the sound was transmitted through the radio. The radio was replaced but the sound continued to emit extremely low. The technician advised the contact that there was no further repair available to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85.

- Oxford, PA, USA

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