The Silverado had been a good choice for years and the redesigned 2014 model was an even better performer than previous models. Handling is more carlike and the cabin is as quiet as a luxury car's. An assist system makes the tailgate easy to lift and prevents it from dropping open, easing cargo-handling duties. At 16 mpg overall with the 5.3-liter V8, our four-wheel-drive Crew Cab model got impressive fuel economy.
Alerts
There are 15 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

The Silverado had been a good choice for years and the redesigned 2014 model was an even better performer than previous models. Handling is more carlike and the cabin is as quiet as a luxury car's. An assist system makes the tailgate easy to lift and prevents it from dropping open, easing cargo-handling duties. At 16 mpg overall with the 5.3-liter V8, our four-wheel-drive Crew Cab model got impressive fuel economy.

A relatively low ride-height eases access, the dashboard controls are simple to use and the Silverado provides impressive towing and payload capacities.

Seating
3 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
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.3-liter V6 (285 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The screen image on the dash was very POOR."

Grover R., CO (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"camera works and alarm work but not other features"

Anonymous, MT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Camera out of focus. Service rear camera light appears when starting truck"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
CD player

"it would jam and not release the CD . took it to dealership, they were able to remove CD & told me it was a common problem,wanted a fortune to replace it. Bought a new one non OEM but have problems with inter face on rear camera and steering wheel controls. Was told its made to not interface with non OEM"

Dale D., AR (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"After a phone call hang's up the whole system freezes up and nothing works. I have reported it to the dealer and they told me to make an appointment to bring it in and have it checked out. Well after the vehicle is turned off for 15 to 20 minutes it re-sets and starts working again. Well whats the point of taking it in if they won't look at it at the time I have the problem because, they are just going to say we couldn't duplicate the problem when we checked it out. This has happened 3 time now"

Frederick W., FL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Display screen randomly freezes displaying a message saying, in effect, "It is dangerous to read this screen while you are driving" The only way to clear the screen is to 1) take your eyes off the road, 2) read the message, 3) locate the screen area where you are directed to clear the message, and 4) reach over and touch the screen to clear the message. So all this before anything else can be done with MyLink, and while your attention is taken off the road. MORE DISTRACTING THAN TEXTING!!!!"

Michael F., WA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Could not change radio station, adjust volume, or switch inputs"

Anonymous, LA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Screen displays a warning message to not take your eyes off the road while driving, then freezes up until you take your eyes off the road and clear the screen. THIS IS A SEVERE SAFETY HAZARD AS THERE IS NO WAY TO AVOID TAKING YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD. Washington just passed a law prohibiting a drive from holding a phone while driving. This screen behavior falls into the same class of problems distracting drivers from their duty to watch the road. I have written to the state attorney general asking him to investigate and fine GMC for this driving hazard."

Michael F., WA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Display screen goes occasionally blank (resets) when on a call using bluetooth"

Chris L., SC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"I disconnected/reconnected the cables from the radio module behind the glove compartment to fix the issue."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"I'm constantly having to reinstall the device several times while operating the vehicle to make it be recognized - it seems the software has a number of bugs that don't allow it to easily recognize and keep the connection to the device."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.2-L V8)

"Several issues related to on board system. 1. It stores data but doesn't appear to have an overt means for me to delete and ensure there's no hidden information for a new owner to access. 2. The entertainment system seems built for the year 2000. It was antiquated rolling off the assembly line. Its better than what most vehicles had - but overpriced for what it does."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Died"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"Very bad backup camera video quality. Gps is not as good as a 125.00 magellan"

Ann M., KY (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"The main communications module in the Radio/In dash Navigation went out. The vehicle was still in warranty. The entire module had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MS (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Bluetooth fails to recognize previously registered devices"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"Every once in a while the Bluetooth will not connect to the truck. It will do that for several days and then reconnect after several attempts."

Gary Q., CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Radio

"Display system and radio/HVAC did not initiate twice on start up, I disconeccted battery pawer and system restarted. It went off one while driving in conjuction with instrumentation. I stopped and power cycled key, instruments and radio/displaysystem resterted. This problem was explained at the dealer, I was told there was a PCM? update coming, To my knowledge a update was never installed, thou I have not had the problem recently"

Chuck F., FL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Radio sound intermittantly doesn’t come on when engine starts. Turning off ignition and turning it back on starts radio playing."

Anonymous, IN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Does not recognize speech well at all. I have given up using this feature"

Karen S., LA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"System went haywire - did not respond to buttons, screen contact or voice control - could not use any feature of the system. Required replacement of system to fix"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Leak. They said it was lines. Took it back 2x. Extended warranty to pay for it less deductable. Thought service was terrible"

John R., GA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"not much to tell - AC stopped working, went to dealership they said it was the compressor . $1300 bucks and a day latter I had working AC again"

Dale D., AR (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"CONDENSER WENT BAD. Should be a recall .There many other Silverado that it leak in the same place."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The compressor exploded."

David P., AZ (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)

"Condenser had a leak one week. $1100+ Compressor switch went out and entire unit replaced the next week. $400+"

Ken H., AL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"As previously stated, the system seems to disregard the temperature set. Will allow air flow from vents that should be closed"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Does not properly cool on hot sunny days"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)
Condenser

"Design flaw caused crack in condenser. $1000 cost"

Anonymous, MS (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The condenser and compressor went out this year. less than a year after purchasing used with 120k miles. also all the refrigerant had leaked out."

Ryan G., TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Condenser leak. replaced under warranty"

David S., OR (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Just as the truck approached 36,000 miles, and I had owned it for 3.5 years, the A/C stopped working. The dealer confirmed that the condenser needed to be replaced, but stated it was out of warranty, so I had to pay $1,200 to fix. I was very frustrated, especially when I read online and found I was not the only person with this issue on a similar GM Vehicle."

Benjamin P., FL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"A leak which cost $1100."

Ken H., AL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Condenser was back ordered for two months which meant I had no air conditioning during the summer months."

J H., NY (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)
Heater system

"Heater control - unable to defog windshield and did not heat the foot area"

Donald L., MI (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"Heat is set at 70, will fluctuate from 50 to 140 according to the heat sensors placed at the defroster outlets. Goes up and down at will. They are still trying to tepair it"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"REFRIGERANT HOSE BLEW - REPLACED"

Norman F., FL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"AC slowly began to not cool well. Dealership advised that the condenser was leaking and the unit was replaced."

Ken H., AL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Dealer installed a new part in the transmission to illuminate shifting problem"

Jim R., UT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"Hard shifting"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"Transmission is clunky. They tried to reprogram but still disappointing"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country)

"Often seems unsure of shifting. Often hear and feel a "clunk" when shifting"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Dealer said that it was caused by the tolerance buildup in the 6 speed transmission and that there was no problem"

S S., SC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Clanking noise in transmission when shifting at low speeds(in town driving). It is an intermitting problem"

Jeff C., OH (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The truck never had ready power. I would have to floor it to get up speed quickly. I was told this was a common compalint with the 5.3 6 speed."

Anonymous, RI (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"When shifting in drive from reverse it is rough"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"6 speed transmission is regularly searching for best gear. Also, multiple occurances where felt like someone rear ended me when it was transmission."

Anonymous, MS (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Had to reprogram transmission 3 times. Finally had to replace torque Converter."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"not always but a lot of the time, very rough shifting, mostly up shift and sometime down shift."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The transmission in this truck is an 8 speed automatic that shifts very hard and makes a popping noise from time to time and the CHEVROLET dealer said that he can't fix that problem because all 2015 CHEVROLET 1500 8 speed do this. I looked on the internet and find that he is correct. Other owners have the same problem!"

Jerry L., MS (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"8 speed transmission. Rough shifting at times. Dealer corrected using a GM TSB."

David T., IL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"Noticed this problem, took it to dealership took several trips and guesses to be diagnosed."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-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

"back window water leak. resealed by the dealer under warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Water ran down drivers side windshield. dealer had to replace shark fine on roof."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Water leaking into cab from sun visor area due to leaks at sunroof"

Randolph R., ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"rear window water leak due to bad seal from the factory"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Noises over bumps in the road. It was a leaking rt. rear shock"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"right rear seat squeaks"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Passenger seat. Still attempting to resolve - so far 4 dealer trips"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Left front wheel squeal on hard turn. Not duplicated at dealer"

Anonymous, RI (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)

"Rattles from the dash area when not on smooth road"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"This truck since day one has had rattles, crackling sounds, and popping sounds that should not have been there, and from what I have read in magazines and on line I am not the only one out here with these same troubles. The GM CHEVROLET brand trucks do look good and drive smooth but I just could not get any justice through my dealership and I honestly could not trade it back in because I would not have been able to sleep knowing that I had I passed the problems onto someone else! When I realized that my warranty was worthless, I decided to fix things out of my own pocket including the decision to change the suspension by installing a lift kit with bigger tires ( GM / Rough Country premium lift kit ). After 3 years of personal torture, the nerve racking noises stopped. Having these changes does make me a whole lot happier with the truck - a lot happier...."

Harry R., OH (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"10 minute repair to the seat all good now"

Laurie C., SK (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Wind noise

"High cross winds cause a whistle in cab"

Anonymous, ND (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"When going up an incline, the truck would make a shuttering feeling like it was going over small speed bumps and I carried it to the dealer and they replaced the torque converter under warranty and that fixed that problem."

Jerry L., MS (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"The truck would shudder under load like climbing a hill or acceleration from speed. I would also experience rough shifting and a vibration in the steering wheel. I kept complaining to the dealer I purchased the truck from but they could not correct the problem. I finally found out that they did not have a transmission tech so I took it to another dealer whose transmission tech immediately diagnosed the problem as a bad tourque converter. That corrected all of the problems. I still experience hard shifts at very low speed but this seems to be common with the 8-speed transmission programming."

Tom C., CO (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"Vibration, shifting hard and bouncing rpm. Dealership replacement."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Truck needed a complete transmission rebuild with under 100000 miles. Dealer did not spot any transmission problems within their shop 3 days prior. Ergo, I had the rebuild done via a reputable independent transmission specialist/shop. I upgraded some of the OEM parts, too (which were of better materials [i.e., stainless steel vs. plastic] while the transmission was completely opened."

John B., (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.2-L V8)

"When i purchased the vehicle used with over 100k miles i'm glad i got the extended warranty as the torque converter on the truck was chattering when going up hills. Upon inspection the chevy dealer replaced the transmission with a OEM one."

Ryan G., TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission is beginning to have problems again. They should have replaced it and not rebuilt it. I have told my service Dept."

Kenneth S., KY (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 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

"They replaced the gears in the diff due to a noise"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"Replaced the entire rear axle drive which includes the differential, axles and housing. Could not solve whine problem by replacing the ring gear and pinion"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)
Driveline vibration

"Vibration at 70 MPH. Dealer made me do the road force balance, helped the issue, but did not eliminate."

William D., UT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Electrical failure

"A/C would fail to operate about once per month. After three trips to dealership, they finally found a computer software problem. Updating the software fixed the problem"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Electrical wiring harness going to the power window control unit onto the driver's door handle has shorted or failed multiple times: so, some power windows work reliably while others don't; key-left-in chime is through these wires to the lower door speaker-so chime is now too faint to function;lower stereo speaker is too intermittent because of this failing wiring harness."

John B., (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.2-L V8)

"A/C would totally shut down about once a month. After three trips to the dealership they finally found a bug in the climate control computer. A software update fixed it."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"drivers seat rear panel came off as plastic tabs holding it in place broke off. repaired on warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Mostly there were swirl marks all over the vehicle that needed to be buffed out, there were also orange peel that needed to be addressed, and there were dents in the truck that had to be pulled out and re-painted. Additionally, there were scratch marks on the hood and roof that had to be re-painted as they were unable to buff them out"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"I obtained the additional coat to prevent cracking but have spots on the rear of the vehicle where paint has chipped away"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"Paint chipped off the back of the vehicle within a month of purchasing the vehicle. I brought it to the dealer and they refused claiming that it was likely due to lawn mower damage (I'm not sure how they arrived at this as it was non-sensical given the damage is 3.5 feet off the ground on the back of the truck)."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.2-L V8)

"The crack appeared on the back of my tailgate and side of the truck. I pointed it out to the dealer who says this was not covered by warranty - when it was. Very disappointed."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"Thin paint leads to chipping in multiple areas"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 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

Fuel injection system

"Check engine light and rough shifting so I took into dealer. Replaced one injector under warranty"

Steve U., TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Injection pump constantly has loud clicking sound. Chevy said don't worry about it . It's still under warrentee"

Howard S., PA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Terribly noisy injectors, sounds like lifters or diesel clatter"

George S., TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Had to replace an injector two different times"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Engine would not start for a period"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Check engine light came on. Remote start was no longer available. Other than that vehicle drove and started as normal. Issue was fixed in one visit."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 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 joints went at 27000. This was not driven off road or abused. The service person said that it would not pass inspection next time. This was replaced under warrantee."

Anonymous, RI (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Lower ball joints need replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Pump stopped working while driving. Dealer replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"There is a "thud" noise from the right front wheel area when we go over small bumps"

Anonymous, AR (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Tie rods

"Dealer diagnosed it during regular check-up"

Douglas M., OH (2015 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 knock or ping

"There's a clattering/clacking noise from the engine heard only when idling and in particular when positioned next to a wall, such as a fast food drive through"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"lifter lost oil pressuer"

Gary H., KS (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Oil leak detected while examine vehicle during oil change, the oil lines running from engine block to the oil cooler in the rad were leaking at a rubber hose to steel line fitting and were repaired under warranty"

Randolph R., ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"Oil cooler line had to be replaced after only 35000 miles at a cost of $800"

Anonymous, MT (2015 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

Cylinder head

"Think lifter problem, but has been in shop for 5 days and don't know exactly what is wrong or what it will cost to fix"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Bent pushrod resulted in the truck being tied up for two weeks. Dealer provided a loaner."

J H., NY (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine noise, ticking sound, was diagnosed as a bent pushrod and rocker arm assembly, replaced all valve lifters on left bank, as well as bent parts."

Randolph R., ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"Oil pump failed which caused the engine to not be lubricated properly."

Anonymous, NH (2015 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

Master cylinder

"Oil got into the brake booster causing a very hard brake pedal and so they had to replace the master cylinder and brake booster. Was a problem that GM was aware of (they had a service bulletin out on it) but they would not accept responsibility or help defray any of the cost."

Luke C., WA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"The brakes recently required replacement. It seems too soon to replace the brake pads"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"As already documented to the NHTSA, low-speed backing can result in brakes feeling very hard due to inadequate power brake boost. This usually happens, if it's going to, backing with a trailer."

Anonymous, VA (2015 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

Glass defects

"Scathing like nicks"

Jenero A., TN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)
Seat belts

"It doesn't retrack back to the right postion the door hits the safty belt buckle"

Jenero A., TN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converter was defective at about 72000 miles. This was covered under warranty. It was only detected by check engine light."

George W., AR (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Muffler

"Muffler has deteriorated from inside. Has rusted area on bottom rear near where muffler connects to pipe. When truck is started moisture that has condensed inside runs out this spot. Plan to have fixed at next service interval."

Johnny J., AL (2015 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarm kept activating. Mechanic said it was a problem with the drivers side door latch. The door latch was replaced for free."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Gauges

"Defective Automatic light sensor, Reported, Fixed by dealer"

K A., MT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Minor coolant leak that was a known problem and repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 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

Coil

"Coil failure (1 of 8) $300+ to repair. Not covered under warrantee"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
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