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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, January 2, 2013

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All late model vehicles are equipped with a "Shift interlock" system that prevents vehicles with and automatic transmission from being shifted out of the Park position under certain conditions. Some of these vehicles are being recalled because they may have been assembled with a broken park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear. Failure of these components can allow the shifter to be moved out of the Park position with the ignition key removed or in the off position. This can cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly increasing the risk of injury or a crash. Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary.



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Electrical & Lights, June 11, 2010

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, September 12, 2008

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The wiring to the washer system heater may overheat due to a failure in the heater module. This could cause other electrical features to malfunction, smoke to develop, and an electrical fire could result. Dealers will install a wire harness with an inline fuse to protect the washer heater module. This recall is expected to begin on September 12, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08048.

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Engine, December 11, 2013

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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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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Greer, SC

I have a 2003 k3500 chev truck does it have an an in cabin air filter and where is it loacted

golden eagle, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Fairplay, CO

Top hose collapse when engine cools. Hose recovers when the radiator cap seal is released.

craig250, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Puyallup, WA

Does my 07 3500 hd have floating rotors or are the held on another way

warreng123, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Decatur, GA

battery light on?

Visitor, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Media, PA

The rear axle nut is locked in place with a key and snap ring. I snugged the nut up until all play was removed and then backed off the nut to the first key way alignment. I am looking for a posted,...

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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Reviews

2013 Duramax 3500 work truck. Bought by public utility company. Truck had "low coolant" "washer fluid low" on since new. At 25,000 miles truck died on side of road. "reducing engine power" message. Truck has been at stealership for 6 weeks now! "It will be ready tomorrow" for weeks. Bullshit. I would never buy one of these. Dealership is Chevy dealer in Silverthorne Colorado.

bad rear brakes poor shifting in tow haul

Bought brand new Silverado 3500 dualie and since new we've had white smoke is coming out from under the hood on passenger side near the windshield when stopping at traffic lights/stop signs. Looks like there's a factory defect with the diesel exhaust fluid leaking and dripping onto the manifold or exhaust pipes which turns into smoke. Just took it into dealer and they said there's a GM service bulletin on the issue and it requires "realignment" of some stuff and "reprogramming" of something. And if that doesn't work, it requires replacement of entire subsystem.

I purchased a Chevy Silverado 3500 HD 1-31-2012. A couple weeks after we got the truck the low coolant message came on the coolant drops two inches from the full mark. We took the truck to the dealer they did a pressure test on it didn’t see any leeks. A week or so later brought the truck back the dealer replaced the coolant tank. We had to take it back AGAIN we had gone through four gallons of coolant! They asked what I wanted done. I said get your GM tech out here and FIX IT! The dealer told me they found the problem coolant was leaking into the number 8 cylinder the dealer said GM had got a batch of bad head gaskets; they replace the head gaskets and all the seals for both heads. A week, week in a half the low coolant message comes on took the truck back to the dealer. GM wanted the dealer to vac and purge the coolant system four times it was just an air bubble. The truck is back in the shop you guessed it low coolant. We ask the dealer to buy back the truck and get us a new one. The dealer refuses to buy back the truck. We are working with GM buy back they have many steps to go through or they are just waiting for me to explode so they won’t have to do anything. Customer Service is dead in America.

I have a 2010 3500HD with the 6.0 liter. I bought this used with 12,000 miles and am having a problem GM says is normal and there is no fix. On a cold (60 degrees - summer) start, when starting to accelerate the motor hesitates and runs rough for about the first 1/4 mile and then everything is normal. I've had it to the GM Dealership 2 times and they can not find a code or anything. The last time the mechanic did some research and found a bulletin wherein it talks about this problem with the 2009-2011 Silverados, Express vans, GMC Sierra.

The bulletin says this is normal and the fix is tow warm the motor up for at least 2 minutes. No other fix advised.

Wow, for the money they get for these rigs, this is not an acceptable answer if you ask me.

Does anyone else with the 2009-2011 6.0 liter have this problem, I can't find any info while searching the internet.