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. 2009 also brought a new six-speed automatic transmission that improved acceleration.
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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 for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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

"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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"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 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 Unsure)

"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 Unsure Unsure)
Rust

"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 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

"Bed panels rusting inside wheel wells"

John F., KS (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

Ball joints

"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

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

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

"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

Gauges

"Gauge lights keep blowing fuses"

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

"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 Unsure 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

"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)
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)

"red warning light came on"

Pat W., ND (2007 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

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)

"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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

"A sensor malfunctioned when making right turns"

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

"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)

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

"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)

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

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

"Loud wind noise around doors"

Ronald G., MI (2007 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

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)
Speakers

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

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"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)

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

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)

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

"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 Unsure 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 exterior mirror failure Part alone was $400"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 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

Blower (fan) motor

"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)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Transmission Minor

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Aug 28 2008
THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM>HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM</A> .
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 08048. 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V441000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 857735
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
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