2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Problems

Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

Inside Door Handles May Break

The inside door handles are prone to breaking.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Ignition Switch

The ignition switch actuator can bind causing the ignition switch to stick in the "start" position. If this were to occur the actuator can unexpectedly release, cause the ignition switch to snap back into the "Accessory" position. This would cause the engine to turn off with an associated loss of brake and steering power assist. If these conditions were to lead to a crash the airbags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing as necessary to correct this concern.

Auxiliary Battery Fuse Link Melts

If too much current is drawn from the auxiliary battery, the fusible link can melt, causing risk of fire. Dealers will replace the jumper harness with one that includes a 40 amp inline fuse, and provide vehicle owners with supplemental owners manual information free of charge to resolve the problem.

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Reviews

I have read some reviews and I am amazed at some gas mileage numbers. I have a 2011 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 gas engine 3.83 axle and I check every fill up because of accounting reasons. I can tell you I do not hot rod a $38,000 truck that I intend to keep. However the mileage I get is 8mpg towing a medium weight 5,000lb trailer on the interstate at 65-70mph, 9-10mpg in city driving with margina...
OK SO I BOUGHT A 2011 CHEVY 2500HD 6.0 GAS GREAT TRUCK. HAVE BEEN HAVING AN ISSUE WITH THE BRAKES SINCE I TOOK DELIVERY ON TRUCK. THEY HAVE BEEN SQEAKING SINCE I GOT IT. TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALER AND MY SALES GUY AND COMPLAINED ABOUT IT SAID "IT'S DUST FROM THE TRANSPORT TRAIN" WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP THAT WAS. SO TOOK AGAIN TO THE DEALER FOR THE 1ST OIL CHANGE TIRE ROTATION. THEY "CHECKED" THE B...
Only have 3000 miles on my 6.0 2500 HD and love it. gets about 13.5 city and about 16-17 hwy. Im not sure about the brakes as there seems to be alot of dust on the rims.the dealer says thats normal,we will see. Everything else is great. beatiful truck with plenty of power and alot better ride than its rivals.

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