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.
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There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Silverado 1500 will be much less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"plastic moulding on doors to prevent dings starting falling off"

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

"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)

"Clear coat is separating. Substantially."

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

"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 in the arches over the rear wheels, first noticed about 2 years ago. To correct it I had patch panels installed by a local body shop at a cost of 5,000. It's very frustrating that this truck rusted so badly since it never sits outdoors at night and has always been kept very clean. Body shop man said all CHEVROLET trucks rust in the same place due to a bad design with a foam insulation constantly holding water in that area."

Anonymous, NE (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.0-L V8)

"Poor sheet metal leads to extensive rusting of rear body"

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

"You see the rust eating away on the same areas on the CHEVROLET Silverado, they don't spray the trucks with protection under and all trucks rust in the same areas. Poorly made"

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

"rust around the rear wheel wells"

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

"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

"While having a wheel bearing replaced, mechanic advised that the ball joint on the opposite wheel was bad. Had the ball joint replaced at that time. No problem since."

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

"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

"After driving about 50 miles on the highway as I tried to leave the destination noticed a pronounced grinding coming from the front driver's side wheel. After determining it was the wheel bearing I did not wish to drive it further. Had vehicle towed to a repair facility. Vehicle was repaired next business day and no problems since."

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

"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)

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

Locks and latches

"We have own 2 Silverados and both had the same problem with the switches in window failing."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 4.8-L V8)
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)
Seat belts

"Can't insert the buckle into the receiver."

Anonymous, NE (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.0-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

"Driver side window would not open. Wire broken between door and body."

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

"broken wire in l/s door hinge area wiring"

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

"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)

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

12V power plug

"Vehicle has consistent battery drain without the key in the vehicle. Replaced battery and needed to jump start."

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

"The backlights on the instrument cluster went out and the whole cluster had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 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)

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)
Normal routine brake wear

"It was just time to have the brakes replaced.they start the scraping noises and I new it ment to check them for ware and it was time for pad replacement."

Anonymous, (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"sticking calipers"

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

"After a high speed panic stop, the rotors had to be resurfaced. This was after over 100,000 miles so I don't consider it to be a real problem."

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

"grinding noises"

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

"Right rear brake cylinder squeaked then froze up. A spring broke."

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

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

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

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

"Whenever the temperature is well below freezing and I start the car in the morning, the radio turns on but does not play until it warms up - about 15 minutes later. Then it is OK."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure Unsure)

"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)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Old age and rust."

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"My after market flow masters rusted out."

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

"The Passenger seat airbag deployment sensor was not working and had to be fixed as it most likely would not have deployed with someone sitting in the front passenger seat in the even of an accident."

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

"Warning light indicates air bag sensor malfunction, Has not been replaced"

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

"right front impact sensor"

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

"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

"old age and rust"

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

"Old age and rust."

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"My after market Flow Masters rusted out."

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

"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

"Last fall at start up, something in the engine compartment has a loud squeal - like a loose belt. Subsequently, it is quiet while driving, but may or may not start again when I stop for a red light. After a while, and a few months later, the squeal has resolved itself. NOTE: I gave the wrong year for this vehicle - it is actually a 2004 Chevrolet 1500. I discovered the error when I looked up the maintenance records. Sorry!"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure Unsure)

"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

"wind noise from purchase and increasing with age. Dealer while under warranty claimed it was acceptable for this vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (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)

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

Bruce W., NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 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

"1 quart per 1000 miles should not be an acceptable rate to burn /leak oil"

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

"Oil pan gasket leaked"

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

"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)

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)

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)
Refrigerant leaks

"Radiator fluid leaking from hose"

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission started slipping Aug 2019. Had transmission rbuilt in September"

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

"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)

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)
Slipping transmission

"When truck in reverse, hard to back up. Truck seems to not quite shift fully to reverse. Have to shift gears until it catches. Even when catches, backing up is very jerky & slow. Took it to two different mechanics, no solution. Started 2018."

Anonymous, (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure Unsure)
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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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Feb 05, 2021
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2009 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500, Sierra 3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Additionally, GM is recalling certain 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with non-desiccated passenger frontal inflators containing phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. These inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk were mailed on February 23, 2021. Second notification letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owner notification letters were mailed on September 20, 2021. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212328780.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V052000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 557023
AIR BAGS
Feb 05, 2021
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, Yukon XL, and 2009-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 2500 and Sierra 3500 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, GM is recalling certain 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, Yukon XL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." These vehicles are equipped with non-desiccated passenger frontal inflators containing phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. These inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk were mailed on February 22, 2021. Second notification letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owner notification letters were mailed on March 1, 2021. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020; Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006; and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212328760.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2641272
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
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
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
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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