The Silverado, and its twin the GMC Sierra, has been a good choice for years, and the redesigned 2014 model is an even better performer. With its overhaul, this new model has landed some solid punches in the ongoing pickup wars. Handling is more carlike than in most others. The cabin is as quiet as a luxury car's.
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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 2016 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

"One Sensor started to give false warnings, and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Sensors give false indications after washing with HP hose"

Chris S., AB (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"warranty replaced unit and it froze leaving dealership"

Rob E., WA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Display screen the the cluster worked on delivery, the following day it did not work on startup but came to life after a few minutes. Replaced under warranty"

Chris S., AB (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"screen goes blank"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Very unreliable"

Anonymous, MT (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"On-Star module failed and had to be replaced"

Richard S., PA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"We were on a trip to Alabama recently. The navigation system went blank. We could not enter it manually and when OnStar sent the map data to us it did not appear on the screen"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"If I am out of my truck for more than one day, I have to reconnect the Bluetooth for my phone every time"

Dennis K., FL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.2-L V8)

"Inside the center console of the vehicle, there is a 12v outlet as well as 2 USB ports that will charge your phone and connect your phone to the vehicle's MyLink system. However, within about 3 months of owning the pickup, the USB ports in the center console did not worked at all"

Jackson P., ND (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"SiriusXM radio goes off and on. Dealer tried to fix twice but could not locate problem. Said was provider. Never a problem in wife's vehicle"

Gary S., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"radio goes off, lights on display go off. radio remains on even after key is removed from the ignition"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Voice control commands

"The microphone had to be replaced under warranty"

Terry M., IN (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The computer does not recognize or find the address or point of interest requested. often responds with something unrelated. Typing in navigation does not work. It does not allow all addresses on a street. You can only select what it offers"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"It does not understand and coms back with really odd options after speaking"

Gary S., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 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

Coolers and lines

"The truck leaked transmission fluid from fitting and line to cooler. When it failed t was on the road and a good amount of fluid was lost Took a short time to fix but with the fluid being so low i worry about the transmission holding up"

John R., CO (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Rough shifting

"Vibration not down shiftin properly bought truck a week ago with 3000 miles . As a certified pre owned . Have not brought it back yet"

Neil B., MA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom 5.3-L V8)

"Shifting is anything but smooth"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Excessive clunk going into Drive!"

Ralph B., ON (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Shifts are hard and sudden under low speeds with clunking noise but does not throw a check engine code. The NHTSA #10081880 and Manufacturer Communication #16NA019. This is very common but many dealers will ignore with the response of "The vehicle is operating as intended""

Anonymous, FL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"Shift points were inconsistent, shifting late at high rpm and sometimes a hard clunking shift when it did shift"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission is absolutely terrible. The 6-Speed is rough and clunky. Makes terrible noises and rough shifts almost every time I drive it. I have owned a 2014 & 2015 Ram and I will never again buy a silverado"

Anonymous, IL (2016 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

"I have the towing mirrors. They both leaked water into the top amber lens"

Rick C., MI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Has to do with wind noise over55 mph"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Rattle around windshield in certain conditions. Dealer has not be able to find noise"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Dash and door rattles. Driver's seat felt like it was loose"

Horace T., TN (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Wind noise

"Told the dealer I had a wind noise on a back door & they said it was a different area, which I believe it wasn't"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"The truck looks good when new however now the chrome is flacking off and the trim is bubbled"

John R., CO (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"chrome paint peeling off of running boards"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Rust

"The Running boards chrome was coming off...lots"

Dave K., ON (2016 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

"Truck vibrates terribly when stressed while towing. Even without towing you notice it in the Upper RPMs"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

"4WD locked up while in auto mode. Would not release, even when turned to 2WD mode"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Transfer case

"A constant clicking noise regardless of drive selected/ 2WD or 4WD. Chevy mechanic told me the noise is due to a change in the type of drive chain in the transfer case"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

"back pressure flapper built into the muffler was making a noise"

Jeremy H., NC (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Pipes

"The flapper valve was making noise"

Louise M., PA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 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

"Check engine light came on in cold weather"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Oil leak out of rear main seal big repair covered by warranty yet makes me feel uneasy"

John R., CO (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-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

"the control was stuck on high heat took 14 days to get part then a day to fix it"

John R., CO (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"A/C comes on at all times even in the winter when your trying to heat cabin or defrost windshield it always comes on... Do Not Like this"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom 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 pump

"the fuel pump in the gas tank failed, but the second pump at least enabled me to still drive the vehicle until dealer repaired it"

Gene C., MI (2016 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

Wheel balance

"Dealer can never seem to get the tires balanced. Truck vibrates"

Marvland B., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 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

Headlights

"Headlight lenses clouded-over in 1st month. Plus each lens has 3 distinct circles burned into the lens from the LED's"

Rick C., MI (2016 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.

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.

Engine Cooling

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

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

Engine Major

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

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Recalls
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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Oct 24 2019
Unintended activation of the driveline-protection system will cause unintended braking on the wheel on the opposite side of the failed sensor, causing the vehicle to pull to one side unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon, and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive. If a wheel-speed sensor fails, while the vehicle is traveling between 41 and 60 mph in four-wheel or automatic mode, the Electronic-Brake Control Module (EBCM) software may activate the driveline-protection system.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EBCM, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N192261050.
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: 19V761000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 652967
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Sep 06 2019
As the vacuum level drops, the brake assist decreases, increasing braking effort, extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade, 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon vehicles. The amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module, free of charge. The recall began October 8, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N192268490.
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: 19V645000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3456719
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Aug 30 2018
If the brake pedal becomes loose or inoperative, the driver may be unable to stop the vehicle by using the brake pedal. Additionally, a loose pedal may also interfere with the accelerator pedal. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500, 1500 Crew Cab Special Service, Tahoe Police Pursuit/Special Service, GMC Sierra 2500, and 3500 vehicles. The brake pedal pivot nut may loosen, causing the brake pedal to be loose or inoperative.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will add adhesive to the nut and reinstall the nut with increased tightness, free of charge. The recall began October 3, 2018. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18278. Note: The vehicles in this recall need this additional remedy despite being covered by recall 16V069 for brake pedal loosening.
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: 18V578000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42280
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
May 03 2018
If the pretensioner cable becomes fatigued or breaks, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Tahoe Police Pursuit and Special-Service vehicles. The flexible steel cable connecting the driver's seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle causing the cable to fatigue and separate.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pretensioner cable and seat side-shield, free of charge. The recall began June 19, 2018. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 18156.
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: 18V291000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23004
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Jul 10 2017
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2017. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17287.
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: 17V437000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 40683
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Sep 08 2016
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16007.
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: 16V651000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3640162
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Apr 28 2016
Inadequate welds may allow the control arm to separate from the bushing, compromising steering and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2016 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL vehicles. The front upper control arms may have inadequate welds near the control arm bushing.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right front upper control arms and realign the vehicle, free of charge. The recall began on May 18, 2016. Until the repairs have been made, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 42190.
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: 16V256000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3738
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Feb 11 2016
An unbelted driver is at a greater risk of injury in a crash.
Summary:
Genera Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles. The radio may intermittently fail to provide an audio warning when the key has been left in the ignition and the door is opened or when the driver does not fasten their seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection", and/or 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15808.
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: 16V084000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 139
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Feb 05 2016
If the brake pedal becomes loose or inoperative, the driver may be unable to stop the vehicle by using the brake pedal. Additionally, a loose pedal may also interfere with the accelerator pedal. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 heavy duty trucks manufactured October 1, 2013, to February 1, 2016, 2015-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicles (PPV) manufactured March 1, 2014, to February 1, 2016, and 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks manufactured October 29, 2013, to February 1, 2016. On the affected vehicles, the brake pedal pivot nut may loosen, causing the brake pedal to be loose or inoperative.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will add adhesive to the brake pedal pivot nut and reinstall with an increased torque, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 20760.
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: 16V069000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 430771
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Dec 10 2015
If the SDM housing fractures, water may get into SDM causing it to malfunction and hinder the proper deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash, thereby increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pick up trucks manufactured October 13, 2015, to October 14, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the mounting stud used to secure the air bag sensing and diagnostic Module (SDM) may be incorrectly positioned, and as a result, the SDM housing could fracture.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will have the mounting stud repositioned and the SDM replaced, free of charge. The recall began December 2, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15794.
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: 15V830000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 90
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