2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD ProblemsReduced Power and Check Engine Light
The throttle position sensor (TPS) on the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD is notorious for failure which causes:
- Check engine light
- Reduced Power message
- OBD trouble code P2135
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.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD QuestionsHow often do you clean/replace the exhaust filter and where is it? (1 answer)
Not a problem/need answer to determine required maintenance.
How much transmisson fluid is needed when changing?
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD RecallsPassenger 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.
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.
The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.