1500 Pickup

Power Door Lock Actuators May Fail on Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 169,739 (100,000–264,000)
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
36 people reported this problem
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2009 Silverado 1500 (3 doors - all except drivers door) not functioning correctly and failing more than working. Dealership wants $750 to repair!
During cold weather, these door locks will not hardly work. I am not impressed with this truck at all. We have had multiple issues with this REGENCY CONVERSION Chevrolet Silverado truck .......... What gives ?
My Chevy Silverado extra cab truck started to have a lot of problems opening the doors from the interior, it was almost impossible to open these doors !!! The FIX is to get the cables and handles replaced, I am told by the mechanic that fixed my truck, he has seen this happen many times on these trucks that are cable actuated to the door lock assemblies. It was a dangerous situation as it was almost impossible to egress the vehicle.
I don't know how General Motors is able to get away with a flawed design such as this, and it is extremely dangerous to the occupants. Of course, just look at all the problems GENERAL MOTORS is having with their vehicles.
When you build something that is not meant to last the life of the vehicle and not built properly, there will be issues and lawsuits. I have not sympathy for a flawed design built and put into production and sold to the public at outrageous prices ................
Driver side power door lock will not open under power. Will close but will not open with remote of inside door switch.

Based on this string I may need a power door lock actuator.
Door lock will not unlock fully and needs to be pushed to the full unlock position to allow door to unlock. From outside the door will keep locked and the remote has to be unlocked several times before it opens.