2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems

Will turn key and it is like no power from battery to starter, but have lights, radio, etc. Turn key again or sometimes multiple times, to no avail. Then, turn it one more time and it starts. Then the next 15 starts, no problem. Sometimes hot engine, sometimes cold.

UPDATE: 2-6-14; I sold the truck to my father. He changed the starter. No problems since March 2013.

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

lost communication with fuel pump control module-could the fuel pump be bad? I don't wanna replace it if I don't have to.

My truck had a rough start to it 2 months ago and I could smell fuel. I took it to Chevy dealership to run diagnostics and found codes P01072 & P01075 stored in the ECM and alcohol content at 74%. They reprogrammed the ECM and reset the alcohol content and it corrected the starting issue, but...

The factory says to use Dexos oil; Why do we need to use this expensive oil?

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Recalls

The intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been tightened to the proper specification. This could allow the steering shaft to separate. The driver could experience a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and ensure the intermediate steering shaft bolts are tightened to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 13, 2011. The General Motors recall number is 11191.

The rear axle cross pin may break. The cross pin is an internal component of the rear differential, which is housed in the rear axle assembly. If the cross pin breaks, the rear axle may lock, which could result in loss of control and a crash. Dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin to correct this concern. This recall should begin no later than January 25, 2011. The General Motors number for this recall is 10426A.

The rear axle cross pin, an internal component of the rear differential that is housed in the rear axle assembly, may break. If the cross pin breaks, the rear axle may lock, which could result in a loss of vehicle control and a crash. Dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin to correct this concern. This recall should begin no later than January 25, 2011. The General Motors number for this recall is 10426.

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