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.
Alerts
There are 6 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.
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.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
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.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

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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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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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 standard from 2010. Side air bags standard from 2010.
Road Test

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. An assist system makes the tailgate easy to lift and prevents it from dropping open, easing cargo-handling duties. And at 16 mpg overall with a 5.3-liter V8, our four-wheel-drive Crew Cab model got impressive fuel economy.

In addition, 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
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"I traded the truck in after 30 days on a Toyota Tundra. Chevrolet wasn't supporting their dealers and didn't have an answer as to why 10% of the transmissions (8 speeds) are so problematic. I lost $5000 on the trade but kept my sanity"

Dennis K., MN (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)
Rough shifting

"hard down shift, when slowing fast"

Vernon P., TN (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"truck went into reduced engine power mode after shifting roughly. Took to dealer to be reset."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The transmission hesitates between gears when shifting on takeoff then shifts hard when it does shift through about the first four gears. It also often vibrates at higher speeds an feels like you're on rumble strips!"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"Both problems are related as I have had 3 updates done to correct poor shifting while driving. Most notable was poor down shifts. Very clunky. The latest software updates have definitely helped but I would certainly not describe the shifting as silky smooth. Given all the technology available today I find this as very poor performance."

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Sometimes when I shift into drive from park, it will shift into it hard making a clunking noise and sometimes depending on the speed I am traveling, it will shift rough."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Truck had a rough shift from 2 to 3 gear. Both up an down"

Anonymous, AB (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"When you accelerate, RPMs almost max out before shifting into next gear."

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Unsure)

"Sometimes going down a hill it will shift into second gear. I have to shift to low and shift the gears manually to prevent this from happening."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"It doesn't seem like it knows what gear to be in."

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Trnasmission shifts hard and not smoothly, clunks, clanks and surges"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"Same. Problem is with all"

Freeman B., SC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Acceleration has a 'dead spot'. It is difficult to maintain a constant speed because the truck 'can't seem to decide' which gear to be in"

John A., CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission is uneven at low speeds and light acceleration. it feels like the engine is missing, but it is the transmission."

Timothy P., TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Seems to hesitate when in partial throttle mode. Also when it shifts from V8 to V4 mode, it is not very smooth."

Michael K., DE (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Under torque it hesitated."

Gregory F., PA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"When cold transmission stuttered and slipped"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Tried to back boat in lake and brakes wouldn't work. Almost lost it."

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Unsure)

"Slips jerks skips Jumps when cold. They won't fix it. Has done it from new."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The truck jerks when accelerating from a stop"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The tans started slipping and making noise, I took it in and it had sliping gears, torque converter issuesm wouldnt hold pressure, resulted in a total transmission rebuild at 54000, also had to rebuild the transfer case due to issues in that"

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Transmission computer

"First time down a steep hill the auto braking engaged. There was a smoke smell and it has not worked since."

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom 5.3-L V8)

"My transmission shifts poorly especially when downshifting. It seems the computer does not know what to do or how to do it smoothly. I have had 3 software updates that have helped but still not completely fixed in my opinion. I still get some smaller clunks when the vehicle is downshifting to a stop."

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"6 speed transmission. Skips and hesitates while driving. GM states that it's operating normally for fuel efficiency. A 6.2 engine with 8 speed trans does not"

Freeman B., SC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission clunks when it shifts"

Sharon G., NC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"Would not come out of 4WD, had to have towed to dealer to reprogram the computer."

Bill P., TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leaking through sun roof as drains were clogged."

Anonymous, IA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"Leak at the On-Star/Satelite antenna. - Repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, PE (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"see previous answer"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"Ever since the truck was new the roof leaks when it is parked in heavy rain. There have been 7 dealer visits attempting to get this corrected. The following have been tried: tighten high speed antennae, replace high speed antennae (twice), blow out sun roof drain tubes, reseal roof panel, replace roof panel trim. The last repair was during the winter so I'll have to wait for a hard rain to test if it is repaired. The headliner is stained from the leaks. VERY frustrating."

Blair M., SK (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"CHEVROLET's best Tonneau cover leaks water around the seams of each panel. Seals along the sides also were leaking. Thus you cannot store or carry anything that may be damaged by water. When pressing the dealer, CHEVROLET knew of this issue."

Anonymous, IA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"air leak around passenger window"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The cargo area has a 'water resistant' seal with 3 section lock in cover. The cover sections (particular to the high country/ high desert model) leaked and were replaced under warranty as they filled with water. The same thing happend to the 3 replacement sections and there were again replaced. They still leak"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"The wind noise is horrible and told that it is normal"

Ronald V., AL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"plug not installed properly on driver side door cab frame"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Have tried several times to have some rattles repaired at the dealership to no avail."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"2 recalls related vacuum pump and brakes"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"rubber grommet that holds rear seatback came off. repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"With 20000 miles on truck i noticed a popping noise from the back end like something was rolling around in the bed of the truck. I took the truck to the dealer the advisor says it’s the leaf springs on the back. When i picked up the truck they said the unbolted and lubricated the springs then put it back together. Noise is gone! Am i going have to do this every 20,000 miles?"

David B., OK (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Wind noise

"The bed was not aligned with the cab correctly. With the rear windows down and front windows up, horrible win noise"

Mary P., NC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Windnoise from the drivers door and the rear passenger side door above 45 mph"

Ron V., AL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Wind noise comes from a vent under passenger seat."

Mary P., NC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"window insulation leaks air"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Apple CarPlay

"Car play must have a cable plugged in for many features. Music does not and uses Bluetooth. plugging a cable in is a inconvenience and makes these features unusable. All features should be on Bluetooth."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"A message keeps being displayed telling me that I need to "Service backup camera". This happens so often that I no longer bring it in for this because each time I do, they tell me it needed a software update. Yet, the problem keeps happening every 2-4 weeks."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.2-L V8)
CD player

"Did not work. Would not eject cd"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"Shadow swiping on the information center. They are in the process of getting it fixed"

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"clock needs to be reset daily, software updates were time consuming and didn't work, Bluetooth and hands free not working"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Cant use hands free to start make or end a call dealer says I need to reset the software"

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"There seems to be a running battle between Apple and GM. Apple will update iOS and my phone will quit communicating with my truck. For the first year I took it to the dealer but they couldn't resolve it. Eventually the software end seems to have resolved itself."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Radio

"Sometimes the radio will start scrolling through the functions and can not be stopped without turning off the ignition and restarting. Also sometimes the radio will stop and a voice tells me that when it's safe, to pull over and ask Google a question and it just keeps repeating. Also , at night, the back up camera screen is blindingly bright., so bright that you can't see a clear picture."

Jerry M., FL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Satellite radio experiences dead spots that do not occur in my other vehicles. GM says it is normal. It is not normal, it is defective and they can't fix it."

Timothy P., TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Software update fixes

"new program was installed, didn't fix the problem, happens daily"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)
Speakers

"The speaker in the right door started to sound distorted. Had it replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Voice control commands

"When the phone would lose its interface with truck, I would lose my voice commands. This is a safety issue."

Anonymous, ON (2017 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

Body control module

"When making low speed turns losses' all power and leaves you stranded in the middle of an intersection. Starts right back up but have nearly been in a couple of dozen wrecks. Chevrolet dealership has been unable to correct this problem and has costed me several hundreds of dollars since it is out of warranty. They say it has something to do with the power steering since it's all electric. When you turn at low speeds it causes a voltage drop causing all electronics to cut off. Very dangerous. Recalls on 2014, 2015, and 2016's but not 2017's, least not yet."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"was a bad ground in the top left of the dashboard"

Anonymous, DE (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Reverse back-up lights stuck on when there was rain obviously affecting the eleectrical system. Lights stayed on even when truck was shut off, Had to place duct tape over back up light to drive to dealer for fix. Main computer panel malfunctioned"

Stephen W., IN (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)
Gauges

"All lights on the dash go dark there is no light visible on instrument cluster or entertainment/navigation screen. Dealer has checked twice and says no problem can be found, will keep documenting and taking in for dealer to evaluate"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Headlights

"The day/night sensor turned the headlights on full and dimmed the interior lights during the day when their was bright sun. This happens at various times and may last for various time lengths."

R H., FL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Daytime running light (right side) had water in it. Stopped working. Dealer replaced head light assembly."

Nicholas F., CT (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)
Interior lights

"Frequent events of entire dash lighting blacking out, dealer said I need to increase the dimmer switch. I believe it is a fault in the light sensing system which GM fails to acknowledge. Driving down the road and boom entire dash and infotainment system are black, it was very scary the first few times because you feel the vehicle has lost all power until you realize it is jus the lights. Should not have to adjust dimmer to see instrument clusters"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Wiper motor or washer

"Stopped working, but reset after 15 min. This happensed durinh a rain storm"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Torque converter failed. Had to be replaced as previously discussed."

James B., NC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Dealer tried to tune up the torque converter. Didn't work. Replaced torque converter, then retuned it still the same!??"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

"Replaced still not fixed"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"When you first start the vehicle after sitting for a few hours, it will hesitate or shudder at lower speeds. After you have driven it and warmed it up after about 10 minutes or so, the hesitation and shudder go away. It has been like this since brand new and I now only have 6700 miles on it. The dealer tells me it has something to do with the motor reducing to 3 cylinders instead of 6 at lower speeds. If that was true, it should do it all the time and not just when it is cold! I don't think Chevrolet wants to acknowledge the problem."

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4.3-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Started experiencing shifting issues. Hard shift, late shift, noise and rumble strip feeling. Took truck to dealer for service. Dealer stated during road test, transmission overheated and truck went in to limp mode. Tech removed and tore down transmission and found metal chips. Also stated torque converter failed. Took two and one half weeks for repair. Had to wait for a torque converter from GM factory. Also had to replace a pressure valve. I understand this is a known problem on 2015-17 Silverado trucks."

James B., NC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"trans mis shifted and slipped since initial delivery. GM required that it be drained which did not work, then rebuilt twice which did not work. Finally it was a total replacement."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Trans slipped, sped up for no reason leading to a rebuild of the trans and transfer case"

Anonymous, (2017 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

"I noticed the truck was out of alignment after driving 5 miles on the highway the day I bought the car. Brand new. Poor quality control."

James T., IA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"I heard a strange rattle every so often, usually when slow braking or going over a bump. Come to find out my front left strut was the cause. I didn't think it was a huge problem when driving cause it only showed up on seldom occasions. So I was very surprised when the dealership told me that the top part of the strut was cracked and I was very lucky itd hadn't done any damage to me while driving, let alone the strut completely breaking apart. So I'm lucky. What O thought was a minor issue was a major issue and the dealership was very honest with me. Everything was covered by the warranty."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"When taking the vehicle over a speed bump the rear makes a horrible twisting metal sound"

Ronald V., AL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"Noticed the problem after taking the truck home. Had it in for service four times with no fix. I drive on the highway twice a week for 2 1/2 hours each way. The vibration is so consistent my hand feels like it is a sleep. It is a distraction while driving. I would not have purchased this truck if I knew this issue. I also feel I would have a hard time selling the truck with this issue. I am now in the process of trying to get the truck replace or my money back"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"I can best describe it as CR previous rating on this truck. It has a jittery ride. Had into the dealer 4 times and they cannot correct it. Found where GM has issued bulletins on this problem but don't have a fix. Been driving CHEVROLET trucks for 30 years. I will never buy another after this."

Stephen W., IN (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)
Wheel balance

"Experienced shaking at highway speeds. Dealer corrected issue by balancing all 4 wheels/tires"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"The "clunking"noise was apparent when first drove it. And, it is still doing it when it shifts to another gear."

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom 5.3-L V8)
Driveline vibration

"After 4 trips to dealer for vibrations with no resolve investigation led me to the known chevy shakes affecting some trucks, and the dealer bulletins issued in regards to different corrective actions. Also investigated the Goodyear Eagle LS-2 tires and found past problems with them. After suffering for 28,000 miles I chose to change out tires to Michelins and that solved the vibrations."

Stephen W., IN (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 5.3-L V8)

"Vibration at highway speeds"

Anonymous, OK (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Vibration between 40 - 60 mph. Dealer discovered that tires were not balanced at factory"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Bought the truck with 2600 miles on it right off i noticed what i thought was a tire balance problem. Have taken the truck to the dealer at least 4 or 5 times and it still vibrates at various speeds!"

David B., OK (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"Differential pinion seal started leaking oil at around 12000 miles. Had it replaced under warranty. Had no negative effects on the vehicle in the short term."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Ticking sound while Excelerating ."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"exhaust rattles when cold"

Vernon P., TN (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Muffler

"Noise coming from actuator that controls exhaust flow"

Anonymous, OK (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Other/unsure

"a deer ran into the side of the truck and when the dealer was making repairs they discovered airbag sensor malfunction and it would not have worked if we had been in accident."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"intermittent air bag light coming on. Failed Right side impact sensor replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS sensor went bad on left rear brake. It was covered under warranty. Of course when they go bad you get the ABS light and the cruise control is disabled."

Kerry C., UT (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Computer keeps telling me that the system is failing. I looked and tested a d have found no issues. Just got a recall note from CHEVROLET for this."

Jay L., MD (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)

"Brake pedal looses pressure and goes all the way to the floor. Have to use full pressure on brakes to get it to stop. It has been in twice for this and the problem has recurred just recently. Each time I take it in, they claim its a software problem. They update the software but 3 months later, the problem reoccurs. I am now receiving a message stating "An issue with the StabiliTrak® stability control system in your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado has been detected. Please service your vehicle within 7 days" and another message today stating "An issue with the Antilock Braking System in your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado has been detected. Please service your vehicle within 7 days""

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.2-L V8)
Calipers

"Left it parked for 3 weeks in March and they seized"

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"covered under recall, pump went out on trip"

Anonymous, DE (2017 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 cap

"The capless fuel flap was stuck in the open position. This was repaired under warranty."

Ray E., UT (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"The check engine light comes on intermittently. Dealership charged me 1500 for a new injector that did not fix the problem. They can not find the problem"

Anonymous, (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Engine light came on.Took into dealer and all 8 fuel injectors were bad.They replaced all 8 injectors then 2 weeks later 4 of the 8 went bad again and 4 were replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump failed completely at 28000 miles. Lucky it was still on factory warranty or it would have been expensive."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The warning light came on after the engine got warmed up. However it never caused a problem or quit running during a 3000 mile trip. When I returned GM repaced the fuel pump. The proble has not returned,"

J W., CO (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Throttle surging skipping from start"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"A hesitation, stuttering at speeds ranging from approx 30 mph to 45-50 mph. This seems to be a common issue that the dealers are unable to correct. I was not aware of this issue before purchasing this vehicle."

Jeremy M., FL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Caused excelleration without foot on gas ran erratic needed computer update"

Tom W., CA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Headlight bezels came loose on both sides and had to be replaced."

Steven B., TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint chips easily. Blister spots appear in the paint over the entire body, especially the flat surfaces. Hood was repainted under warranty. blisters are still occurring in other areas. Research shows others have had problems with GM paint on various vehicles"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Rust

"This vehicle is already showing rust on the chrome trim and CHEVROLET says it's not covered by the bumper to bumper warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2017 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

Doors or sliding doors

"The back sliding glass window frame is made from some type of material that gets moldy. It seems that GM could easily correct this problem, but it's been the same on my last 2 new trucks. ( 2014 & 2017 )"

Jerry M., FL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Mirrors

"Wanted to upgrade to tow mirrors. Dealer quoted total cost of $1,200. Parts and labor. Three hours to install new mirrors. Dealer had truck two days. Stated mirrors didn't fit correctly. Needed to order a special tool. Needed to order another harness. Note that both needed harness' were ordered and received with new mirrors. After picking up truck, noted a distinct rattle in drivers door. Also had condensation forming inside drivers door window, and door seals appeared to be improperly reinstalled. Currently working with dealer to correct problems."

James B., NC (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"tailgate not installed properly.....there is slack in one side - dealership refuses to fix issue"

Carolanne K., AL (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

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

"When in Auto air, the system only goes to outside air. When driving on freeways or most anywhere in the city with busse, trucks, etc with a lot of smoke, the outside air is polluted and stinks. Need to be able to have Auto control with recirculating inside air controls. Poor design!!"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)
Condenser

"AC condensor leaked when new. Dealer ordered the wrong one the first time. Took 3 visits to diagnose and repair. The only Chev dealer in Prince Albert sucks."

Blair M., SK (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-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

"With less than 5000 miles had a broken rocker arm. Service department stated it was most likely a defective part."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Bad lifter detected at 952 miles. Gm tried to rebuild but problem persisted so I asked for a new engine and they agreed"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"I noticed a strange noise after 1,500 miles. A bad bearing in the water pump was the culprit. They replaced the water pump."

James T., IA (2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 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

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