This version of the Silverado has a fairly comfortable ride, as well as easy access and cargo loading. Compared to the previous generation, the steering has improved feel and response. The payload rating is generous. We appreciate the selectable full-time 4WD and standard stability control on all V8-equipped Silverados. A hybrid version was available too. On the other hand, IIHS side-crash test results were disappointing.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC and head protection air bags available from 2007; standard from 2010. Side air bags standard from 2010.
Road Test

This version of the Silverado has a fairly comfortable ride, as well as easy access and cargo loading. Compared to the previous generation, the steering has improved feel and response. The payload rating is generous. We appreciate the selectable full-time 4WD and standard stability control on all V8-equipped Silverados. A hybrid version was available too. On the other hand, IIHS side-crash test results were disappointing.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.3-liter V6 (195 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (295 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (315 hp)
  • 6-liter V8 (367 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Door mounding is wrapped around aluminum, the aluminum flexes and peels the mounding and double sided tape off the door"

Tony C., NH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"My Chevrolet Silverado has 290,000 miles on it, so I don't expect it to look perfect although the paint looks very nice yet when I wash it and the truck is clean but the exterior door trim has been curling and coming off for the past 3 or so years so I have finally just tore the ones off the back doors. In my opinion if they need to try and dress up the door they should just do it with paint"

James W., IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The trim on the doors seems to be coming off. When it came loose it folded back a little and now even though I stuck it back on it has a bend in it"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"TRIM COMES OFF AFTER MANY WASHES AT CAR WASH"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"panels that hold window and lock switches located in arm rest come loose."

Anonymous, LA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Right side window trim continues to fall off even after replacing the clip that holds the trim"

Philip G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Overall quality of interior is inferior to previous levels"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Fixed rust bubbles on the roof more than five years ago and they are back. Visible rust around rear wheel wells."

Anonymous, KS (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Paint is fading. Looks like it has Psorasis."

Mark L., AZ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The paint on one side of the roof is fading. Don't know why."

Donald C., NJ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Paint flaking off rear fenders, clear metal under flaked off paint. Paint is not adhering to the fender"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Severe fading, chalking, cracking and peeling of paint on hood and roof. Doors and sides of truckbed have moderate fading and cracking"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT)

"The bottom paint is rotting and peeling. It is likely due to the de-Icing solutions used by local and State department of transportation ice treatment systems. But despite frequent washing of undercarriage, this peeling, rotting, and rusting persists"

K P., PA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)
Rust

"rust occurred on both rear quarter panels. Covered the rust with fender shields which required hiring someone to finish/paint them and mount them to the vehicle. Now keep the underside coated with a oil spray to reduce further damage"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Rust in the same areas as the paint failure."

Anonymous, KS (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"rocker panels rusting through despite keeping body clean"

Rachel J., AZ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"rust around the rear wheel wells"

P L., CT (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Under carriage with all parts underneath, and tailgate/body rusting."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)

"rust around rear wheel wells"

Douglas B., NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"I think my vehicle missed the anti-rust dip tank when built; My rear bumper rusted out in 5 years and had to be replaced; my suspension is so rusted it can not be aligned properly"

Harry A., OH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Terrible rust over fenders of rear wheels. Rusted completely through."

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"rear quarter panel started rusting thru on both panels"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Rear qtr rust over the rear tires due to pinch welding 2 panels and drain holes being to high above the seam. Rusted from the inside out. Poor design"

Tony C., NH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"I have been seeing rust spots show up on the tailgate and the right rear quarter panel. The rest of the truck seems to be fine"

James W., IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"starting to rust above rear fender well"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Replaced rear bumper"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Bed panels rusting inside wheel wells"

John F., KS (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"body is rusting out over both rear wheel fenders"

Phil M., VA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Rust has developed over the rear wheel on the outside fender of the truck on both sides, the passenger side is worse and the drivers side is just starting to bubble up the paint."

Ruth M., VA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Excessive rust around the rear wheel wells. Rusted through the metal."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The body is rusting through in 4 locations. It looks horrible."

Anonymous, IN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"rust above real wheels on fenders"

William C., OH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4.8-L V8)

"Rust from inside out at top of rear wheel wells. Never properly sealed on side."

Anonymous, NE (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"Paint cracked severely around wheel wells and is now rusting badly."

Bruce W., NY (2007 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

Alignment

"Front end was out of alignment"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Ball joints

"non serviceable ball joints upper and lower both sides severely worn and replaced also at 98,000 miles. plastic ball joints do not have the service life of properly maintained(greased) serviceable joints. Was unable to replace upper ball joints with serviceable ones(not available). Lower joints are now serviceable."

Richard C., IL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"ball joins were worn. First problem with the truck from when purchased"

James J., WI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering cooler had to be replaced; Rack and pinion was replaced due to leak; power steering line rusted out 10 months ago; Now I have another power steering leak"

Harry A., OH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"I was told the power steering was leaking two years ago. I haven't had to add fluid yet so watching it"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"The system developed a leak and the hoses and power steering pump had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"struts collapsed/dropped enough to cause me to ruin the 2 front tires"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Routine replacement - the truck is old."

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"Broken rear leaf spring which I had rebuilt & replaced"

Edward S., IL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering gear box worm gear failed at 100k mikes"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Rack and pinion worn out at 72,000. I don't consider that out of line."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Tie rods

"making strange noise from front end"

P L., CT (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"left and right sealed wheel bearings failed at 98,000 miles. left side assembly completely broken in half with deformed and flattened bearings falling out of assembly. failure did occur on city street speed at time was 15-20 mph. failure on highway could have been dangerous. the only thing holding the left front wheel on the truck was the bake rotor and caliper which were also damaged."

Richard C., IL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Frozen up"

Steven W., MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"It was actually the CV joint on the passenger side. It cost $800 to repair, and took two days"

Joe M., MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Left front wheel bearings required replacement"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

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

Cruise control

"No longer works"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Left back up light didn't work because we put the wrong bulb in it"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Left rear backup light socket in bad. Dealership won't replace just the backup light socket, they want to replace the whole backup light assembly. Even through parts store, this socket is about $35 dollars but can be found on line for around $10."

Steve C., MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Gauges

"Gauge lights keep blowing fuses"

Scott M., FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Headlights

"Passenger side headlight sometimes don't shine as bright as other side"

Anonymous, MS (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8-L V8)

"Driver side light is difficult to replace."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"After repairing a low tire, the low pressure indicator stayed off. Dealer replaced it at considerable charge and also found the fuel indicator was malfunctioning. Even more costly to replace that"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Sensor not reading correctly for a few months, now I have a warning message that system need maintenance"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Tire pressure warning light came on. Had to replace sensors"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"One monitor after another has gone bad and had to be replaced. Last time, the dealership replaced the one they had just replaced instead of the faulty one. Very frustrating."

Steve C., MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper washer, starts to work without turning switch on continue to work until all the fluid is out."

Anonymous, MS (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8-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

Display screen difficult to see

"Display lights remained dim in bright daylight making it difficult to see. Dealer mechanics had trouble fixing the problem and it still happens"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"The onboard computer is all screwed up. It sticks on french for days. And will not work most of the time"

Willam A., TN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"computer just quits working"

Willam A., TN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Radio

"radio extremely difficult to remove & replace. local repair cost is $150, plus $100 at gm dealer to recode to vehicle after repair. these radio failures are well documented on net.GM just laughed when it failed at 4 years old. Don't know repair cost at GM. lost customer,"

Calvin V., FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Some times the speakers are on some times it's just the treble speakers. The radio problem seems to be common with this year."

Alan C., GA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Speakers failed in 2016. Probably just old & tired of all that bluegrass & country. I put in speakers from an old radio and they're still working."

J H., SC (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)
Speakers

"Front speakers, 12v plug, seatbelt buzzer, key in ignition buzzer all short in and out but mostly out"

Richard L., FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Appears to be a common problem stemming from corrosion"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Rear speakers failed. Front speakers failed 3 years ago"

R S., GA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"All four speakers went out over time and had to be replaced. Evidently, water inside the door from the window seal ruined the speakers (appears to be a design flaw). New speakers were installed with a waterproof housing around them to prevent it from happening again."

Anonymous, KY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 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

Mirrors

"Passenger side rear view mirror became inoperable electrically."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Outside mirrors to not retract when using the switch."

Anonymous, LA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Passenger side exterior mirror failure Part alone was $400"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate latch broke. Replaced fairly easily by myself"

Rachel J., AZ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Tailgate doesn't close - the handle linkage is rusted and doesn't work."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)

"HATCH HARD TO OPEN AND CLOSE"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Had to replace latching mechanization twice due to rusting"

William C., OH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4.8-L V8)
Windows

"Rear window inoperable electrically."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Driver side controls won't work on two windows. I have not taken it to dealer mechanic yet."

Steve C., MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Driver side window switch was replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2007 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"Had to put on two new hubs"

Robert A., WV (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"A sensor malfunctioned when making right turns"

Jim K., IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"IN VERY COLD WEATHER(-25 DEGREES OR MORE), THE ABS SYSTEM SHUTS DOWN. STILL HAVE BRAKES, BUT NO ABS."

Brad T., MN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"antilock system on front left side had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Calipers

"Had to replace both front calipers"

Robert A., WV (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Master cylinder

"was failing & had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"sticking calipers"

Thaddeus F., NH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Rotors

"grinding noises"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Squeaking

"The usual squeaking of brakes/rotors when they need replacing"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

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

"rear window leaks water."

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Water leak when it rained. Took four trips to dealer before finding leak thru back widow seal"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Doors don't seem to close tight enough or poor seal design"

Ronald G., MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver door hinge is very noisy when opening the door. I have oiled and grease them but only oil helps and only for a couple days."

Steve C., MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The plastic inserts on the lug nuts."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)
Wind noise

"Loud wind noise around doors"

Ronald G., MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Wind noise and air leaks around door gaskets is severe."

Bruce W., NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-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.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"gas vapor canister filter need replacing"

Eric B., ON (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Replaced Emissions Vent Valve and New Hose"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Difficulty finding emissions leak that caused the “check engine light” to remain on"

William B., CT (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)
Fuel cap

"the check engine light came on and gave a message to tighten fuel cap. after several attempts did not solve problem I replaced the cap and it seems fine now"

James H., LA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Replaced the fuel cap as a preliminary measure. Found out the problem was really a part of the emissions system that was addressed a couple weeks later"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The fuel system continually throws off a generic mass gas leak (CODE 405) and every component has been changed at least once. When it is throwing off the code and you open the gas cap with the engine running you can actually hear air coming out of the tank and the gas station nozzle will not pump fuel into the tank until the engine is shut off. VERY annoying and as yet unresolved."

Phillip B., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"red warning light came on"

Pat W., ND (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Sensors seem to be gong bad. I had an engine sensor come on and called Onstar, they said take it to a dealer. Once at the dealer they said no problem. It has happened two more times since and each time I just let it sit for the day while working and usually the light is off. However when it is on, remote start also does not work"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"Loud lifter noise"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Engine mounts

"stupid 4-8 cylinder system requires hydraulic motor mounts because of 4 cylinder vibration. $ 1,000.-!!! labor to replace !!! STUPID. Also cost $200 each. soon to buy new truck. will check labor to replace simple item like mounts. GM did not use good sense. $1,000 - indeed! Lost customer."

Calvin V., FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Broken engine mounts"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"We have had an on-going oil leak that cannot be identified or fixed"

Sondra L., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Oil not leaking but engine randomly goes through 1 to 2 quarts of oil before scheduled oil changes i chsnge every 3000 with synthetic. No blue smoke and compression seems ok"

Christopher C., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 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

"Driver side a/c does not cool."

Darrol S., WA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower control switch failed twice."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

"Very little air comes out of the vents."

Philip G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Blower motor does no blow a sufficient amount of air into the cab of the truck"

Philip G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"blower switch failed"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission just failed. Only would go into Low 1 or reverse."

Mark L., AZ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Tranny quit working. Spent $1500 to rebuild. No problem"

Dewey D., GA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"1st gear worn out, would not shift into higher gears"

Kenneth P., GA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Factory rebuilt transmission installed at local Ford dealership. Cost $2,200. Problem solved."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"My after market flow masters rusted out."

Tim H., MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)
Other/unsure

"The airbags have been under recall since July 2016 as part of the Takata world wide recall. So that's almost 2 years. Every time I check with dealer or online at NHTSA, They say remedy not available. This year my air bag warning light came on , (Saying service needed). Called dealer but said they would not replace it under recall. If I wanted to pay to have it serviced or looked at I could. I guess GM is playing the risk management game with the chance that you won't have an accident that causes the air bag to deploy, with the possible deadly consequence. This reminds me to contact them again and create a paper trail so that if anything does happen, there will be info for a multi million dollar lawsuit. Of course that does help a person that would rather be alive from the benefit of the safety device that is required in all vehicles now."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Airbag warning light is on and message states it needs to be serviced. Also, I received mail from GM that the airbag is subject to a recall but that GM is appealing that ruling so will not cover the repair at this time."

Donald C., NJ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Pipes

"My after market Flow Masters rusted out."

Tim H., MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"transmisssion overheats while plowing"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)
Rough shifting

"The transmission has developed a condition where it gives a jerk when changing from reverse to drive unless you sit there for a few second until you can feel the forward gear engages. It then goes fine until the next time you stop for a traffic light or while changing out of reverse to drive."

Anonymous, TN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.0-L V8)
Transmission leaks

"leak in transmission cooling coil"

Phil M., VA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"the transmission fluid line that goes from the transmission to the cooling coils rusted at a bend in the pipe behind the A/C coils that caused replacement of the line from the transmission to the cooling coil."

Ruth M., VA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

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

CV joint

"Broke and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Differential

"At 245000 miles all bearings and right axle had to be replaced"

Stephen M., FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Transfer case

"Needed a new transfer case motor to reliably switch from 2WD to 4WD."

Anthony D., CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

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

"Valve lifter with loud tapping making engine unsafe and replacement necessary"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"DOD, displacement on demand caused the valves and lifters to fail. The engine shuts down 4 cylinders with solenoids that close or open the valves to save gas. Very poorly done by Chevrolet."

John D., AL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Replaced original engine with a remanufactured one. Oil passages had gunked up. One lifter frozen. Had changed oil religiously according to the on-board computer"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"This truck eats batteries there was a washer fluid heater that was recalled so the dealer disabled it that helped doesn't kill the batteries as fast but should last more than 2 years"

Christopher C., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Battery cables

"Electrical failure while driving.Very erratic. Electric locks were locking and unlocking, motor shutting off then restarting, all the meters turning on and off"

John-Pat F., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"The engine totally refused to start, had to be towed to the repair shop where it received a major tune up and replacement of plugs, wires, etc."

Edward S., IL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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