This version of the Silverado hadn't changed much since its 1999 introduction, so it didn't compete well with its contemporaries. Highlights included a selectable four-wheel-drive system with a full-time mode and a high payload capacity. But its powertrain wasn't particularly smooth. Handling was ungainly and the ride was stiff. Interior quality was also below par.
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There are 14 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"Speedometer quit working"

Laura L., MI (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"Twice dashboard gauges have quit working"

Pamela W., CA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base Unsure)

"gauges just stop working during the winter and have not worked since. had on and off problem before they stopped working completely"

Louise W., NY (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The steering wheel functions back-lights cannot be replaced...same with gauge lights"

Dennis B., CA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"door ajar message,dash lights,electric door locksl"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Headlights

"Headlights clouded over so severely that we replaced the whole assembly on both sides"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"The problem is with backup, brake and tail lights. They go out, I take bulb out, reinsert and all is well. For q while"

Carter M., MT (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"comes on or goes off unexpectedly,dash lights failing one by one"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Half of lights( for radio controls, trip meter) on the steering wheel are out, all off the lights for the heater controls are out , most of the lights on the radio are out. Prob 75% of the lights on the dash are out"

Roger H., OH (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Noise coming from front of truck over bumps. Ball joints worn out"

Michael M., TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The rack and pinion failed catastrophically and had to be replaced"

Anthony G., NV (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"The linkage box at the bottom of the steering wheel shaft developed a link. They no longer make rebuild kits available. So it had to be replaced by a 3rd party vendor rebuilt box. Because of where the problem was located the work also necessitated realigning the truck"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Tie rods

"Repaired twice"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"currently on 3rd set"

Christopher S., NY (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"I do not understand why tie rods fail with less than 60000miles"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Worn out tie rods discovered during ball joint inspection. Truck drives like new after ball joints, tie rods and shocks replaced"

Michael M., TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"I had to replace both front wheel bearing"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Blend doors malfuction"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"wouldn't switch to defrost"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Unsure)

"When turning on the a/c it would blow cold air on the passenger side but would blow out heat on the driver side"

Valari M., NC (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"2nd time the blower fan went out. The will continue to run and drain the battery in 20 mins"

Norman A., ID (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"I have replaced the resistor unit 4 times"

John S., MN (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)
Heater system

"During cold weather the heater would only blow slightly warm air"

Susan R., MI (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT Unsure)

"heater core needed replacement at a cost of ~$1400"

John A., OR (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Heater core began leaking. Due to design required complete disassembly of dash down to firewall AND evacuation/opening of air conditioning system in order to fix heater. One of the few parts of the vehicle which are not engineered for maintainability. Very labor intensive and expensive to fix a simple problem. Hated to have to break AC to fix heater"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"Interior moldings around doors and headliner have had to be repaired of replaced"

Pamela W., CA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base Unsure)

"molding around tailgate latch broke and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 4.3-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The same Chevrolet problem with peeling paint that most of us notice on their other vehicles, especially PU trucks and especially white paint,"

Randy D., OR (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"After 12 plus years living in the true north the paint is fading fast"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Clear coat is peeling in several small areas"

Guy D., CO (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

"Paint on roof is completely gone. Engine hood has pock marks. Side molding is pealing"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS 4.3-L V6)
Rust

"The pick-up is getting very rusty, paint is chipping off and the tailgate rusted bad and fell off"

Susan R., MI (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT Unsure)

"It's old. Never undercoated. Salt. Corrosion. Major rust everywhere"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"The transmission failed catastrophically and had to be replaced"

Anthony G., NV (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"rear axle seal and hub assemblies"

Brian P., MO (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)
Electrical failure

"A connector on the resistor module burns the contacts which disables the fan motor. This is the third time"

H B., AL (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.8-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

"Both front hubs have been replaced in a truck that has been driven moderately for less than 80000 miles. Since about 48000 miles it has not gone into/come out of 4wd correctly (either won't engage or if it does engage, won't disengage"

Christopher S., NY (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Transfer case failed, cost $2300 to replace"

Michael S., UT (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Randomly shifts between 2 high, 4 high and 4 low. Then the vehicle must be shut down to shift into proper setting. Some times this technique does not work and you just have to keep trying,"

Carter M., MT (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"ABS speed sensor on R & L front wheel bearings had worn out for the second time, also the r front inner tie rod had worn out & I replaced both r & l tie rods . Also the r & l front caliper slider pins needed servicing with the left pins getting replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Alarm light came on dashboard. Had brake pads replaced and the ABS sensor replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"These were after market brakes from Les Schwab Tire Center. These are the absolute, hands down worse brakes I have ever purchased. Too call them junk, would be an insult to the word "junk.""

Randy D., OR (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR FOR A 12 YEAR OLD VEHICLE"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.3-L V8)

"See break comment"

Karen L., CA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"What started as a strange clunking noise ended up as a clutch and flywheel replacement and a $1200 wallet hemorrhage at my local dealer. The truck had 130k miles on it and has been meticulously maintained and is an average rural homeowners truck. I usually run new vehicles out to 250k miles and have replaced a clutch once when the clutch slave failed and saturated the clutch plated. The service department told me that 130k was extraordinary mileage on a clutch and that most come to their shop"

Jim J., TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission was not changing gears properly"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

"The transmission went out at 270000 miles"

Norman A., ID (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"Transmission has had to be rebuilt three times in last 60,000 miles"

John G., PA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

"Automatic transmission lost second and fourth gear and needed to be replaced. Truck is twelve years old, but I certainly expected transmission to last more than 100,000 miles"

Paul B., ME (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Both the Engine Radiator, and a few months later, the Air Conditioning Evaporator Radiator both started leaking and had to be replaced EACH. Big ticket charges"

William B., OH (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The machinists tells me the noises are coming from seals that are leaking & need to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS 4.3-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind noise from day one"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Weatherstripping around doors does not seal well enough to prevent wind noise around door edges. Also tends to come loose from around back doors on extended cab (ie. no exterior door handles on back doors - which are hinged at rear). No water leakage around weatherstripping, though - AFAIK"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"transmission has had problems shifting. loud banging when shifting into gears-but not all the time. did have slipping problem. had transmission serviced and still have problems. I work in a repair shop and have not been able to correct problem. will need to do full tear down to find problem. the truck has 68000 miles on it and has not been abused or overloaded with weight"

Louise W., NY (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Transmission leaks

"Fluid leaked out, almost entirely"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Position sensor failure. Would not go out of four wheel drive"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.3-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Electronic ignition

"The truck was running fine, but then would not start and had to be towed. There was a minor problem with the ignition, which I believe was then replaced"

W A., SC (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Engine harness

"When driving the engine would suddenly start running rough then quit, stranding me. After a visit to several dealers and $1000 spent on NOT diagnosing and fixing the problem the issue was finally resolved as a slightly too short harness wire that was unplugging itself...a factory defect. All in all this is the most unreliable new vehicle I have ever purchased"

Jim J., TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine failed when starting. Wrist pin failure, no indication there was a problem brewing"

Charles K., PA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.3-L V8)

"Engine required replacement at 103,000 miles because of numerous leaks and ultimate lock up despite regular servicing throughout life"

John G., PA (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"oil pump replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"When you start the truck a big white cloud of smoke comes out of the muffler due to the valve gasket leaking. There are also multiple oil leaks from under the truck"

Roger H., OH (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The CD player won't install or reject a CD. I had it fixed once but it's broke again"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

"Mechanism that latches the tailgate broke and the tailgate couldn't be lowered"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 4.3-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"I had 3 bolts break off . Both rear bolts. Hard to fix"

Ollie M., OH (2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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Recalls
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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Aug 11 2008
WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1921
WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Dec 17 2007
WHEEL SEPARATION CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL REPLACEMENT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES WITH THE BRAND NAMES: NATIONAL, CARQUEST P/NOS. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, AND 515060, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 23, 2006, AND DECEMBER 20, 2007, SOLD FOR LIGHT DUTY AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS. THE INBOARD RETENTION NUT USED TO MAINTAIN HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN AN ABS LIGHT INDICATION, NOISE, AND/OR WHEEL SEPARATION.
What should you do:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE HUB ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL TOLL-FREE AT 877-489-6659.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO REPLACEMENT NATIONAL, CARQUEST WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS OR FORD.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E106000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 130000
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Aug 28 2007
IF THE TRAILER LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN CEQUENT 90 DEGREE 7-WAY RIGHT ANGLE ADAPTORS SOLD BY DISTRIBUTORS IN TOW PACKAGES FOR AFTERMARKET SALES TO TOW 5TH WHEEL RV TRAVEL TRAILERS. DUE TO INCORRECT WIRING OF THE HARNESS, THE TRAILER LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.
What should you do:
ALL OF THE DEFECTIVE TOW PACKAGES ARE STILL AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL AND HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD TO ANY CONSUMERS.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CEQUENT TOW PACKAGES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DAIMLERCHRYSLER, GMC, OR FORD VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 175
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Aug 03 2006
IF THE DAMPER COMES LOOSE, A FUEL LEAK MAY RESULT. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN 8.1L V8 (RPO L8-VIN G) ENGINE HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL PULSE DAMPER RETAINER CLIP MAY FRACTURE RESULTING IN INADEQUATE RETENTION OF THE DAMPER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL PULSE DAMPER RETAINER CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC TRUCKS AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 06080.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V289000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 38439
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRADESONIC COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TRADESONIC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRADESONIC AT 626-934-8884.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO TRADESONIC AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4029
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 29 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH
Summary:
CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AAI MOTORSPORTS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E060000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87745
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 13 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
ANZO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ANZO USA AT 909-468-3688.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED BY ANZO AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292000
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Oct 05 2005
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, POWER STEERING ASSIST WOULD BE LOST AND INCREASED STEERING EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRO-BOOST POWER BRAKES, IT COULD ALSO RESULT IN LOSS OF POWER BRAKE ASSIST AND INCREASED BRAKING EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED. IF THE POWER STEERING FLUID SPRAY WERE TO SPRAY ONTO HOT ENGINE PARTS, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A POWER STEERING HOSE THAT IS NOT TO SPECIFICATION. UNDER EXTREME STEERING MANEUVERS, SUCH AS TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL FULLY TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT WHILE BRAKING, THE HOSE MAY FRACTURE AND LEAK FLUID.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POWER STEERING HOSE(S) FOR TWO SUSPECT DATE CODES AND REPLACE THEM IF REQUIRED. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN ON OCTOBER 14, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, ISUZU AT 1-800-255-6727, OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05086.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V455000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 123592
PARKING BRAKE
Apr 22 2005
IF THE PARKING BRAKE DOES NOT HOLD, UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT COULD OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND BUILT WITH EITHER PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS OR TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS, THE PARKING BRAKE FRICTION LININGS MAY WEAR TO AN EXTENT WHERE THE PARKING BRAKE CAN BECOME INEFFECTIVE IN IMMOBILIZING A PARKED VEHICLE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A LOW-FORCE SPRING CLIP RETAINER FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM, DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED PARKING BRAKE CABLE ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 29, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05042.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V161000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 90242
SEAT BELTS:REAR
Apr 22 2005
A LAP PORTION OF THE SEAT BELT ROUTING THAT IS NOT LOW AND SNUG ON THE HIPS CAN ALLOW THE LAP BELT TO RIDE UP ON AN OCCUPANT'S ABDOMEN INSTEAD OF FITTING LOW AROUND THEIR HIPBONES, AND THEREFORE, CAN EXPOSE THEM TO MORE RISK OF ABDOMINAL AND INTERNAL ORGAN INJURY.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN CREW CAB PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE 2ND ROW CENTER OCCUPANT SEAT BELT ROUTING MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO POSITION THE LAP PORTION OF THE SAFETY BELT LOW AROUND THE HIPS OF OCCUPANTS, ESPECIALLY SMALLER OCCUPANTS, SEATED IN THIS POSITION. APPROPRIATE USE OF A CHILD SEAT OR BOOSTER SEAT, AS RECOMMENDED FOR SMALL CHILDREN, DOES IMPROVE THE FIT CONDITION FOR THIS USER GROUP. IN ADDITION TO INSTRUCTIONS ON PROPER INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD RESTRAINT (WITH CHILD SEATS OR BOOSTERS), SPECIAL VERBIAGE FOR RESTRAINING OLDER CHILD IS INCLUDED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL. ALSO, THE SUGGESTED SEAT BELT FIT/ROUTING FOR ADULTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF SEATING POSITION, IS DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL TEXT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL CUT OPEN THE GUIDE LOOP, REMOVE A PORTION OF THE LOOP, AND THEN THE REMAINING TWO SIDES SHOULD BE FOLDED OVER AND SECURED WITH A RETAINER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 21, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05037.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V163000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1359824
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR
Feb 14 2005
THE VEHICLE MAY MOVE IN AN UNINTENDED DIRECTION RESULTING IN POSSIBLE INJURY TO OTHERS OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT." UNDER CERTAIN VEHICLE STARTING CONDITIONS, THE SHIFT LEVER POSITION INDICATOR LOCATED IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. IF THE SHIFT LEVER POSITION INDICATOR DOES NOT ILLUMINATE, THE DRIVER MAY NOT KNOW WHICH GEAR THE VEHICLE IS IN.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 14, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05023.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V055000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7194
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Feb 08 2005
IF A SEPARATION OCCURRED AND THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE WERE OPEN, FRAGMENTS FROM THE ACCUMULATOR COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PEOPLE IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. THE PRESENCE OF THIS CRACK OR FRACTURED SURFACE COULD ALLOW THE HYDRAULIC FLUID TO LEAK FROM THE ACCUMULATOR CIRCUIT OF THE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY. THE LOSS OF FLUID WOULD CAUSE INCREASED STEERING AND BRAKING EFFORT AND A CRASH MAY OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND VANS EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH HYDRO-BOOST BRAKE ASSEMBLIES, THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE BOOSTER PRESSURE ACCUMULATOR MAY CRACK AND SEPARATE FROM THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY DURING NORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL TEST THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY FOR FUNCTIONAL OPERATION OF THE TWO-FUNCTION VALVE. IF THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY FAILS THE TEST, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC TRUCKS AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05006.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V043000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 77411
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Jan 21 2005
IF THIS HAPPENS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING, A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE BOLT THAT ATTACHES THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT TO THE STEERING GEAR MAY NOT MEET SPECIFICATION. THE BOLT MAY FRACTURE RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF STEERING.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT BOLT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO.05010.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V018000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3344
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Aug 02 2004
IF THE TUBE RETAINER SCREW BREAKS, FUEL COULD LEAK FROM THE FUEL RAIL CROSSOVER JOINT, THE ENGINE MAY STALL AND, IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 5.3L (RPO L59) V8 ENGINES, THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL CROSSOVER TUBE RETAINER SCREWS WERE NOT MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATIONS AND MAY BREAK.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL RAIL CROSSOVER TUBE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE RETAINER SCREWS. OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE ON JULY 30, 2004, WITH A FOLLOWUP OWNER LETTER BEGAN AUGUST 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463. NOTE: THE GM BULLETIN LISTS THE TAHOE AND YUKON MODELS BECAUSE CANADIAN VEHICLES ARE INCLUDED IN THE BULLETIN. NO U.S. TAHOE OR YUKON VEHICLES ARE INCLUDED IN THE U.S. CAMPAIGN.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 04066.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONGM RECALL NO. 04066.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V376000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1103
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