2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Problems

Inside Door Handles May Break

The inside door handles are prone to breaking.

Reduced Power and Check Engine Light

The throttle position sensor (TPS) on the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is notorious for failure which causes:

This issue is related to the throttle position sensor, and can be caused by faulty wiring to the TPS, bad connection at the TPS, or a failed TPS.

To correct this issue, the wiring harness, connector, and throttle position sensor must be inspected, tested, and/or replaced. The most common cause is a faulty TPS.

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Questions

Is it common that all ball joints need to be replaced after 50,000 miles? (1 answer)

I have just been advised that all the ball joints need to be replaced on my 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD after only 50,000 miles. This truck has only been driven on highways and never used for rough work. Is it common that ball joints need to be replaced so soon? Apparently I need a wheel alignme...

traction control messages is displayed on dic, says service (1 answer)

ran a diagnostic test, code UO101 cannot communication with tcm

how do you clear traction control light (1 answer)

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Recalls

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.

The Fuel Gauge Reading May Be Incorrect

Vehicles equipped with a 6.6L diesel engine and dual fuel tanks are being recalled because the transfer pump that moves fuel from the rear tank to the front tank could cause the fuel gauge in show the incorrect fuel level. The engine could stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the fuel transfer pump and replace it as necessary to correct this concern. 

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