Chevrolet has improved the Silverado 1500, with increased payload and towing capacities, plus a deeper bed versus the previous model. But the redesign doesn’t match the fancy cabin or comfortable ride of some competitors. The Silverado’s biggest change is in the powertrain.
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There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2019 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

Apple CarPlay

"sometimes stops working. Need to restart the vehicle multiple times or just wait."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Along with Auto Stop-Start issue mentioned earlier, I have now had issues, although intermittent, with CarPlay not working and seemingly unable to recognize my device, or any other device when plugged in. It will suddenly stop working, then work again. It started after my stop start issue, so I assume it has something in common with that problem. The dealer can't replicate it, so they can't fix it. They tell me its Apple's fault."

Anonymous, WA (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"Screen freezes up and cannot use it to back up truck."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom 4.3-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Started soon after purchased, took to dealer, replaced radio, still doing it, very unreliable."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom 4.3-L V6)

"Screen went blank and had to be replaced and that took 3 weeks to obtain a new screen and install."

Anonymous, SK (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"Just stops working, after a few minutes it reboots"

Anonymous, OK (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"occasionally goes completely blank. Need to restart truck ro wait."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"For no apparent reason, the screen goes blank or jumps to another function."

John P., SC (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"Dash display and infotainment display would go blank intermittently. Software update by dealer fixed the problem."

Anonymous, VA (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"When other devices have been in the truck it stops pairing to my iPhone, I have to stop and manually re-pair"

Anonymous, OK (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Software update fixes

"vehicle started and immediately displayed warning "steering control inoperative, service vehicle immediately". Steering was inoperative and vehiclescheduled for towing back to dealer."

Anonymous, NV (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-L V8)

"When I bought it, there were 3 or 4 pending recalls on software. After I took possession, there was a recall for brake or reverse lights."

Anonymous, NM (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST 5.3-L V8)

"Gage said oil needed change when I still had 95% it was software malfunction.. also recall with something under seat could cause fire"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Voice control commands

"The new system does not work as well as the previous system. The voice recognition is poor."

John P., SC (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 6.2-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)

"There were multiple recall notices on the braking system computer program."

Anonymous, (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Brakes software had to be replaced twice due to recall."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"It would arbitrarily lock down hard when going slow."

Anonymous, OH (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"This was part of 2 recalls. However I did experience partial brake failure before the dealership was able to adrwss the recall. The partial failure occurred after the dealerships were closed. We contacted GM for advice on what to do in terms of getting the vehicle to a dealership. We received conflicting information as to what to do with the vehicle."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Brake assist will go out leaving you with manual pedal meaning if you want to stop you need to stand on it in order to do so. And there are no warning lights that appear on the dash when this happens. The dealer reprogrammed the software and brake module 5 times. No luck"

Anonymous, OH (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Master cylinder

"Truck had 300 miles on it. Entire braking system was defective and had ito be replaced. Vehicle couldn't be fixed for 8 weeks Due to parts not available and was not drivable"

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 4.3-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"System wear indicator showed 16X the actual wear on the brakes. Recall issued!"

Anonymous, OH (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 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

"1 - 2 shift is very harsh occasionally when cold."

Anonymous, (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"When coming to a stop, transmission downshifts abruptly and very hard. Started about four months ago. Dealer flushed the transmission per service bulletin and it is improved, but the problem is not completely resolved. I will live with it."

Anonymous, (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Problem started from day 1. Dealer just shrugged shoulders and said it was normal."

Anonymous, OH (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST 5.3-L V8)

"When I first drove the truck it shifted hard from 1-2nd gear. It happened 15 times in the first week, usually under 40 mph. Also had difficulty maintaining speed with cruise set and it felt like it was surging."

Anonymous, (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission seems to lunge the truck forward and roughly shift at times while going thru the gears. Lunging forward is the biggest problem, especially after a coasted stop."

Anonymous, OH (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Shifting is so abrupt and clunky sometimes I think the rear end has left the truck. During some initial shifts into a gear the vehicle lurches forward or backward. It is dangerous and deserves a recall. Dealer says it's normal. Big whiff by the General. Integrity?"

Anonymous, MI (2019 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

"The Auto Stop-Start system stopped operating all together after about 4,500 miles. No matter what I did I could not get it to operate once the problem started. This resulted in a 7 MPG reduction in fuel efficiency. I made 4 visits to the dealer over two months in an attempt to get the issue repaired permanently. The dealer was able to reset the system and make it operate for only a few days afterwards, but they were unable to get the system to continue to operate beyond that. Every time after a day or two the system would stop working again. Once it hit the Lemon Law number of visits for my state, I tried to get GM to replace the vehicle. They wanted me to keep taking it back in until it got repaired. I gave up on GM's help, so I hired an attorney for a Lemon Law and federal warranty law claim against GM. Now I'm waiting for GM to decide what they are going to do about my claim."

Anonymous, WA (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Headlights

"I don't know if this qualifies precisely as a "problem", as they do work, the lights come on, it's just that in general, the Headlights are lousy at illuminating the drive terrain. So much so that combined with the comparatively low IIHS crash ratings I would not buy it again. I was astonished at how lousy they were!"

Anonymous, UT (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"System did not display correct pressure. I had to have warranty work done to reset."

Anonymous, (2019 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

"We had the truck a few months, when one day we noticed a musty smell. We couldn't figure out what it was, and the smell wouldn't go away. One day we lifted the rubber mat and realized the carpets inside the truck were soaked. It had been wet for so long, there was mold growing underneath the rubber mat. After taking it to the dealer, the problem turned out to be that the back window was not sealed completely when it was installed. So every time it rained the water would leak in around the back window. The window had to be replaced as well as the entire carpet throughout the truck."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST Unsure)
Squeaks or rattles

"A trim piece on the roof of the truck was not attached securely from the factory and would cause increasing vibration at approximately 50 mph and greater."

Anonymous, IL (2019 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

Transfer case

"Something really loud happens when I put the vehicle into auto 4wd. It is loud and very annoying and is always there. Glad I only have to tolerate it during the winter months. Not expected from such an expensive product. Dealer says it is normal."

Anonymous, MI (2019 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

Windows

"Back window leaks along the top. Started several months ago. Have service appointment next week for repair."

Anonymous, (2019 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

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Vehicle was damaged in transit. Sealed did a poor job repainting."

Anonymous, WI (2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Engine Major

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

Climate System

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

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.

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

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.

Engine Minor

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

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Recalls
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TIRES
Jun 03, 2021
Over cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or a belt edge separation which could lead to a tread/belt loss. Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles. The affected tires were cured for too long during production.
What should you do:
Dealers inspect and replace the tires as necessary, free of charge, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on June 25, 2021. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212336230.
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.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V423000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 896
TIRES
Feb 25, 2021
Over cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or a belt edge separation which could lead to a tread/belt loss. Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2020 Buick Enclave, Cadillac XT4, XT5, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, 2018-2021 Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, 2019-2020 Chevrolet Blazer, Silverado 1500, GMC Acadia, Sierra 1500, and certain Continental tires sold to the aftermarket for various model year 2018-2021 vehicles. The affected tires were cured for too long during production.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tires, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began March 22, 2021. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267, Buick customer service at 1-866-608-8080, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is N212329050.
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: 21V115000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33838
SEAT BELTS
Dec 17, 2020
If a seat-belt bracket is not secured, the seat belt may not properly restrain an occupant in the front-row center seat position, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon XL and 2020-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The seat belt brackets may not be secured to the seat frame in the front-row center seating position.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect left-side and right-side front-row center seat-belt bracket attachments and reassemble it correctly as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 26, 2021. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is N202314670.
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: 20V792000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 624216
POWER TRAIN
Oct 22, 2020
If the driveshaft separates, there may be a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 trucks. One of the driveshaft joints may not have been properly welded, causing the driveshaft to separate while the vehicle is moving.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267. GM's number for this recall is N202314870.
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: 20V650000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Jan 30, 2020
A loss of electronic brake assist can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles. These vehicles received updated software for the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM). This software has an error, and as a result, the vehicle's electronic brake assist may be disabled. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control" and 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EBCM, free of charge. The recall began February 24, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267. GM's number for this recall is N192268091.
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: 20V055000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 148055
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Dec 12, 2019
An intermittent electrical connection between the B+ battery cable and the alternator could cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The intermittent connection could also lead to electrical arcing, which could generate sufficient heat to damage surrounding material, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. The battery positive (B+) cable rings may have been manufactured with excessive glue, potentially causing an intermittent electrical connection between the B+ cable and alternator.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect for the presence of glue or other contamination at the B+ cable attachment to the alternator and clean the connection and reattach the B+ cable connection, as necessary. If arcing has damaged the cable, nut, or alternator, the dealer will replace the damaged components. All services will be performed free of charge. GM issued owners an interim notification on February 4, 2020. GM issued second notice and the recall began March 9, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267. GM's number for this recall is N192273510.
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: 19V888000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 350371
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, SERVICE BRAKES, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Dec 12, 2019
If the driver operates the vehicle unaware that ESC and ABS are not functioning, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Cadillac CT6, and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles. Due to an Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) software error, the vehicle's Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Antilock Brake System (ABS) may become disabled. Furthermore, if this specific error occurs, the vehicle's diagnostics will not illuminate the instrument cluster ESC and ABS malfunction warning lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control" and 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EBCM, free of charge. The recall began February 4, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-333-4223, or GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267. GM's number for this recall is N192268090.
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: 19V889000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 463995
SEAT BELTS
Nov 14, 2019
A vehicle fire could result if materials ignite inside the vehicle.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, and 2020 Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, Sierra 2500, and Sierra 3500 vehicles equipped with carpet floor covering. When the front seat belt pretensioners deploy, hot gas may vent through an opening in the pretensioner bracket, possibly igniting the carpet.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will close off the opening in the pretensioner bracket, free of charge. The recall began December 13, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267. GM's number for this recall is N192270600.
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: 19V814000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 556399
AIR BAGS
Dec 06, 2018
In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate properly can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab vehicles. The passenger-side frontal air bag module may have been damaged during assembly, possibly resulting in the air bag not inflating properly in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on December 18, 2018. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N182198820.
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: 18V868000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 154
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