Chevy Silverado Problems: Common Problems With the Chevrolet Silverado

Chevy Silverado trucks are very popular. With all vehicles, there is necessary maintenance and recalls such as fixing the temperature control, the airbags, or even the fuel gauge. While some repairs can be expensive when it comes to parts and labor, sometimes it can be a free repair if it is under warranty or recall. Here are Chevy models from 1999 to 2020 and the repairs they might need in order to keep them safe and reliable.

Chevy Silverado 1999-2005 Common Problems

Chevy Silverado 1999

The Chevy Silverado 1999 models usually have problems with the 4WD motor position selector switch. To fix, a new 4WD switch is required. This costs about 150 dollars.

There are also problems with temperature control. This means new HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) actuators. It costs about 100 dollars to fix. It can easily be done at home if you know what you are doing and have the right tools.

The fuel gauge may also have issues. To fix, the fuel gauge needs to be replaced. It costs about 85 dollars for parts and anywhere from 700 dollars to 1,000 dollars for a full repair including the fuel pump.

The final problem with the 1999 models is the transmission sunshell. To fix, the gearbox needs to be disassembled to replace the sunshell. It costs about 800 to 1,200 dollars to repair.

Chevy Silverado 2000

The Chevy Silverado 2000 models might have a problem with the 4WD motor position selector switch. All it needs is a new 4WD switch. It will cost about 150 dollars to replace.

There might also be a problem with the transmission sunshell. To fix, the gearbox needs to be disassembled to replace the sunshell. It will cost about 800 to 1,200 dollars to fix.

The fuel gauge might also have a failure. To fix, it just needs a new fuel gauge. It might cost about 85 dollars for parts and anywhere from 700 to 1,000 dollars for a full repair.

There might be issues with temperature control. It will need new HVAC actuators. It will cost about 100 dollars and can be fixed at home if you know how to fix it.

Finally, there is an issue with a loss of brake fluid pressure. To fix, the front side brake pipe needs to be replaced. It will be free to repair if it is under recall.

Chevy Silverado 2001

The Chevy Silverado 2001 models have a parking brake failure sometimes. To fix, the vehicle requires a low-force spring clip retainer for PBR systems or a new brake assembly for TRW systems. This is free if there is a recall.

The transmission sunshell might also need to be replaced. This is done by disassembling the gearbox to replace the sunshell. This repair will cost about 800 to 1,200 dollars.

To replace the temperature control, a new HVAC will need new actuators. This will cost 100 dollars. The nice thing is that most of the time, this work can be done at home if the right tools are available.

Finally, the 2001 models might need to have the fuel gauge replaced. This will cost about 85 dollars for parts.

Chevy Silverado 2002

The Chevy Silverado 2002 models also might need to have the gearbox disassembled to replace the sunshell in the transmission. This will cost about 800 to 1,200 dollars.

The parking brake system might also need a new low force spring clip retainer. The TRW system will need a new brake cable assembly. This is free to fix with a recall.

The fuel gauge might need to be replaced. Again, it will cost about 85 dollars for parts and 700 to 1,000 dollars for a full repair with a new fuel pump.

The temperature control might need new HVAC actuators. This will cost 100 dollars if done at home. The important thing here is to know what you are doing and have the right tools/parts.

Finally, a new 4WD switch might be needed to replace the motor position selector switch. It will cost about 150 dollars.

Chevy Silverado 2003

The Chevy Silverado 2003 models might have tailgate hinge corrosion. To fix, the tailgate hinge cables need to be replaced. This is free to fix if it has been recalled.

There is also a transmission sunshell failure. Again, to fix, the gearbox needs to be disassembled to replace the sunshell. This will cost about 800 dollars to 1,200 dollars.

To fix the fuel gauge, the whole fuel gauge needs to be replaced. This will cost 85 dollars for parts and anywhere from 700 to 1,000 dollars for a full repair.

The 4WD motor position selector switch might also need to be replaced with a new switch. This will cost about 150 dollars.

There is also a parking brake failure. The PBR brake systems just need a low-force spring clip retainer. The TRW systems need a new brake cable assembly. This is free under recall.

There might also be an issue with the temperature control. This will be fixed with HVAC actuators. This will cost about 100 dollars if the work is done at home.

The last repair for the 2003 models is the rear seat belt position. This is fixed by removing part of the guide loop. This is also free if it is done under recall.

Chevy Silverado 2004

The Chevy Silverado 2004 models also have a problem with the rear seat belt. To fix this, a small part of the guide loop needs to be removed. This is free to fix under recall.

The temperature control might also need to be repaired by putting in new HVAC actuators. This will cost about 100 dollars and the work can be done at home.

A 4WD motor position selector switch might need to be replaced with a new one. This will cost about 150 dollars.

The transmission sunshell might need to be repaired. This is done with disassembling the gearbox to replace the sunshell. It will cost about 800 to 1,200 dollars to repair.

There also is a problem with the fuel gauge. All that needs to be done is to replace the fuel gauge. It will cost 85 dollars for parts and anywhere from 700 to 1,000 dollars for a full repair.

Finally, the parking brake might need to be repaired. To fix, the PBR systems need a low-force spring clip retainer and TRW systems need a new brake cable.

Chevy Silverado 2005

The Chevy Silverado 2005 models might have problems with the parking brake as well. To fix, the PBR systems need to have a low-force spring clip retainer and the TRW systems need a new brake cable assembly.

There might also be a fuel rail failure for 5.3-liter engines. To fix this problem, the fuel filter needs replacing. This is free if it is done under a recall.

The transmission sunshell could need to be fixed. This is done by disassembling the gearbox to get to the sunshell. This will cost about 800 to 1,200 dollars to fix.

There might also be a fuel leak. This can be repaired with a hub assembly replacement. It will be free to fix with a recall.

The fuel gauge might need to be replaced. This could cost about 85 dollars for parts and about 700 to 1,000 dollars for a full repair.

The 4WD motor position switch could need to be fixed with a new switch. This will cost about 150 dollars.

The temperature control could also need fixing. It will cost about 100 dollars if the repair is done at home.

Finally, the rear seat belt will need to be fixed by removing part of the guide loops. This will be free if under recall.

Chevy Silverado 2006-2010 Common Problems

Chevy Silverado 2006

There are a few needed repairs on the Chevy Silverado 2006 models. First, the transmission gearbox will need to be disassembled in order to replace the sunshell. This will cost about 800 to 1,200 dollars.

The fuel gauge might also need to be replaced. This will cost about 85 dollars for parts and about 700 to 1,000 dollars for a full system update.

The temperature control will need to be fixed by changing the control. This will cost about 100 dollars if done at home.

The 8.1-liter engine fuel rail clip might also need fixing by replacing the engine fuel rail pulse damper retainer clip. This is free if done under recall.

Finally, the wheel hub assembly will need replacing. This is free if also under recall.

Chevy Silverado 2007

In the Chevy Silverado 2007 model, the wheel hub assembly will also need replacing. This is free if it is due to a recall.

This is dangerous, but the washer fluid heater can catch on fire. This can be fixed by disabling the washer fluid heater. This is free under recall.

The 4WD motor position switch might also need to be replaced with a new one. This will cost about 150 dollars.

Next, the fuel gauge will need to be replaced with a new one. This will cost about 85 dollars for parts and about 700 to 1,000 dollars to have fixed.

Finally, there is a temperature control failure that can be fixed for 100 dollars at home.

 Chevy Silverado 2008

In the 2008 Chevy Silverado models, the airbag inflator causes metal fragments to emit when the airbag is deployed. To fix, the frontal airbag needs to be replaced. This is free if under recall.

The dash can also become warped or broken. It just needs to be replaced with a new panel. This will cost anywhere from 500 to 600 dollars.

Finally, the washer fluid heater can catch on fire. The heater just needs to be disabled. This will be free with a recall.

Chevy Silverado 2009 and 2010

The 2009 and 2010 Chevy Silverado models both have the same two problems. They both have problems with the airbag emitting fragments when deployed. This can be free to fix if under a recall.

Finally, the dash can become broken or warped and should be replaced with a new dash panel. This can cost about 500 to 600 dollars.

Chevy Silverado 2011-2015 Common Problems

Chevy Silverado 2011

In the 2011 Chevy Silverado models, the dash can also become warped or broken and a new dash panel will be needed. This will cost anywhere from 500 to 600 dollars to repair.

There might be a problem with the ignition lock actuator binding. This can be a free fix under recall. All that needs to be done is to replace the ignition lock housing.

The vehicle will also need a new cross pin in the rear axle. This is free under recall.

There is a steering linkage separation problem. To fix this, all that needs to be done is to tighten steering shaft bolts. This is also free.

Finally, the airbag can cause metal fragments to go flying during deployment. The frontal airbag just needs replacing. This is free.

Chevy Silverado 2012

With the 2012 models, the fuel transfer pump on a 6.6-liter diesel engine needs replacing. This is free under recall.

Next, the dash might become broken or warped. This is fixed with a new dash panel. It will cost 500 to 600 dollars.

Finally, the ignition lock actuator binding might need to be replaced in the housing. This is free.

Chevy Silverado 2013

With the 2013 Chevy Silverado models, the fuel transfer pump will need to be replaced. This is free under recall.

The dash will cost about 500 to 600 dollars if it becomes cracked or warped.

Finally, the steering column lock might cause problems. The steering column will need to be replaced for free.

Chevy Silverado 2014

In the 2014 models for Chevy Silverado, the tie rod attachment needs tightening and the steering gear might need replacing. This is free under recall.

The dash might become warped or cracked. This is fixed with a new dash panel that will cost about 500 to 600 dollars.

Finally, the front airbag needs a software update. This is free.

Chevy Silverado 2015 – Present Common Problems

 

Chevy Silverado 2015

The Chevy Silverado 2015 models also need to have a free software update for the front airbag.

Then, the dash needs to be fixed if it is cracked or warped for 500 to 600 dollars.

If the exhaust keeps overheating, then the engine control module should be reprogrammed for free.

There might also be a problem with the ignition lock actuator binding. This can be a free fix under recall. All that needs to be done is to replace the ignition lock housing.

There might also be problems with the axle shaft. This can be fixed by replacing the rear axle shafts for free.

Finally, there might be a loose knee bolster under the steering column. This can be fixed by tightening the screws underneath the bolster as well as the ones on the bolster. It will cost about 100 dollars for labor or done free at home.

Chevy Silverado 2016

The 2016 model might also have a loose knee bolster under the steering column. This can be fixed by tightening the screws underneath the bolster and the ones on the bolster. This can cost about 100 dollars in labor.

The front airbag will also need a software update for free.

Finally, the dash might become cracked or warped. With a new dash panel, this repair will cost about 500 to 600 dollars.

 Chevy Silverado 2017

The 2017 Chevy Silverado has a broken front arm control. To fix, replace the upper control arms. This is free with recall.

The front airbag also needs a software update. This is free.

If the dash becomes broken or warped, it will need to be replaced with a new panel for 500 to 600 dollars.

Finally, there might be a loose knee bolster. The screws underneath and on the bolster will need tightening. This can cost 100 dollars.

Chevy Silverado 2018 -2020

Finally, in the 2018-2020 models, there is also a loose knee bolster. It will cost about 100 dollars to get the screws underneath and, on the bolster, tightened.

Last, the dash might become cracked or warped and need replacing. This will cost 500 to 600 dollars.

All Chevy vehicles are unique. The owner is responsible for choosing which particular model best suits their driving needs based on where they are driving or what they are using the vehicle for (towing). With each model, there can be some common problems that need to be replaced or repaired so that the vehicle can be driven safely without any complications. Whether it be the engine or the dash or even the airbags, it is important to keep the vehicle running smoothly. There might be worries about the cost of labor and parts, but sometimes, there might be a recall, or the vehicle is under warranty and can be fixed without breaking the bank.

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