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Chevrolet Silverado Recalls

Chevy Silverado Recalls: What Drivers Need to Know

Are you a Chevy Silverado owner? Or perhaps you’re considering purchasing one of these popular pickup trucks? Either way, it’s important to be aware of the potential recalls and safety concerns that could affect your vehicle. In this comprehensive article, we’ll look into the various recalls that have impacted Chevy Silverado models, including the reasons behind them and the steps you can take to ensure your vehicle is safe and up-to-date on any necessary repairs. From minor issues to more serious safety concerns, we’ll cover it all, providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your Chevy Silverado.

Recalls are issued by manufacturers or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration when a vehicle poses a risk of injury or fails to meet safety criteria. Despite being one of the most well-known automotive brands in the world, Chevrolet’s vehicles are not immune to mechanical and safety issues. In fact, several Chevy BoltChevy Malibu and Chevy Silverado owners have reported complaints that resulted in successful Lemon Law claims against the company. These issues range from minor to serious, warranting recalls for some models, which we’ll take a closer look at below.

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Keep reading for everything you need to know about Chevrolet Silverado 1500 recalls since 2015.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Recalls

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If you are searching for a pickup truck to use for your business, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a reliable choice. It has an excellent towing capacity, a powerful engine, and some intuitive features. It is large enough to allow you to haul passengers while still transporting a load in the cargo bed.

This pickup truck isn’t just functional, it also has a sleek design that makes it great for everyday use.

While most drivers of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra know it to be a reliable model, there have been a number of well-documented manufacturing defects. As a result, and as of March 6, 2023General Motors LLC (GM) has issued 30 recalls since 2018 on certain Chevrolet vehicles due to safety concerns. The recalls have been prompted for the following 2018-2022 Chevrolet Silverado trucks:

  • 2020-2023 Chevy Silverado Exterior Lighting Recalls (2)
  • 2015-2021 Chevy Silverado Air Bag Recalls (3)
  • 2019-2021 Chevy Silverado Seat Belt Recalls (6)
  • 2019-2021 Chevy Silverado Tire Recalls (8) 
  • 2019-2020 Chevy Silverado Powertrain Recalls (2)
  • 2015-2020 Chevy Silverado Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Electronic Stability Control Recalls (6)
  • 2020 Chevy Silverado Service Fuel System, Gasoline Recall
  • 2016-2020 Chevy Silverado Electrical System Recalls (2)

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Concerning Faults that Warranted Recalls of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If you were wondering why GM is recalling certain Silverado 1500 vehicles, it’s because of issues involving:

  • Incompatible spare tires
  • Over cured tires, causing sudden air loss
  • Insecure seatbelts
  • Software errors
  • Electrical issues
  • Airbag issues
  • Brake and hydraulic problems

Chevrolet 1500 common problems

1. Issues with the Brakes

One of the issues that several drivers have identified is with the breaks being hard to engage. Brakes are one of the most important safety features of any vehicle because they help a vehicle slow down, preventing it from colliding with other vehicles or other off-road objects.

A car’s braking system consists of brake rotors, calipers, brake pads, and brake lines that all work together to bring it to a stop. Manufacturing faults can result in a part’s failure to do its job correctly, which can have an impact on the entire braking system. One of the reasons LLC GM is recalling certain vehicles is because of a defective part in the braking system.

2. Problems with the Engine

Another commonly reported issue with the Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra was a problem with the engine. These included misfires, grinding noises, shaking, ticking noises, fuel injector failure, the check engine light turning on, wire harness, and problems with the engine control unit.

The cylinder is the heart of the engine, and it has a piston that moves up and down. Cars typically have several cylinders that are typically positioned in an inline or flat. In addition to the cylinder, the following parts also make up the engine of a car:

Spark Plugs

The spark plug is responsible for igniting the air and fuel mixture and allowing internal combustion to take place within the engine. In order for everything to work correctly, the spark must occur at precisely the right time.

The Piston and Piston Rings

Inside the cylinder of a car’s engine, a piston may be found. As mentioned before, the piston is a cylindrical structure that moves up and down inside the cylinder. Piston rings are located between the outside surface of the piston and the inner parts of the cylinder. These piston rings provide a sliding seal.

The rings keep the fuel and air mixture from leaking into the sump during combustion. They also prevent oil from seeping from the sump into the combustion region, where it can be consumed and lost.


The crankshaft is responsible for converting the piston’s vertical action into a circular motion.

Connecting Rod

The piston is connected to the crankshaft by the connecting rod. It can spin at both extremities, allowing the angle of the piston to alter as the crankshaft spins.

A manufacturing fault concerning any of these parts can result in the engine problems mentioned above. If you notice any of these issues, be sure to contact Chevrolet’s customer service at 1-866-694-6546.

3. 2016-2019 Chevy Silverado Transmission Recalls

Chevrolet 1500 transmission problems

A well-functioning transmission is just as important to a vehicle as the engine is, so if you notice any of the issues mentioned below, it is essential to have your vehicle checked by a mechanic. Some of the issues to be concerned about include trouble shifting gears, clunking sounds heard in low gears, hesitation with accelerating, and strange noises. It may be a manufacturing defect that may need to be repaired.

Some of the Chevy transmission recalls include these problems:

Issues with Shifting

A car’s hesitation indicates transmission faults to change to the right gear. When changing from the drive gear to park, you might notice a delay, especially in automatic gearbox vehicles.

Strange Noises and Banging

Distinct makes and models produce different noises, but drivers know their cars grow acquainted with their unique sounds. Take your vehicle to your local mechanic or dealership right away if you hear a noise you’ve never heard before. Your vehicle may be experiencing transmission failure if the noise is similar to buzzing, humming, or clunking.

Trembling or Shaking

Gear grinding is a typical sign in manual transmission vehicles or a problem, as trembling, shaking, and jerking are reliable indications of transmission troubles. As previously stated, automatic transmission malfunction frequently begins with a delay in shifting gears. The vehicle often begins to shake or tremble when shifting gears if the condition worsens.

Other Common Reasons for Silverado 1500 Recalls

Owners may contact Chevrolet if they notice any other problems with their Silverado 1500 pickup trucks. Several users have complained about other issues, including problems with their tires, safety belts, and airbags.

While these three components may not hinder your vehicle’s ability to take you from one place to another, it is absolutely crucial that they function optimally. An air bag that doesn’t inflate in an accident is of no use to you as is a defective seat belt. Additionally, bad tires can lead to accidents because poor grip can cause a vehicle to become uncontrollable on the road, especially when it rains.

What You Should Do If You Identify a Safety Risk with Your Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Drivers who identify any issues with their vehicle must contact Chevrolet customer service or contact GMC customer service to lodge a complaint. Many drivers fail to realize that reporting a possible factory defect can help to save thousands of lives.

Some of the issues that Chevrolet customers have reported are problems with the driver frontal air bag and a damaged plastic air bag cover. Because these devices are life-saving in the event of an accident, it is imperative that they are repaired before anyone is seriously injured or loses their life as a result of this type of factory defect.

Contact GM Customer Service

When you reach out to Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546 or GM at 1-800-462-8782, the companies keep a record of all the complaints they have received regarding a particular issue. Suppose there is a noticeable trend and several users have reported similar issues. In that case, it conducts an investigation of its own to determine whether these claims are valid and identify the underlying issue.

What Happens If the Manufacturer Identifies a Manufacturing Error?

Once General Motors LLC (GM) has identified a manufacturing fault, it issues a recall on all Chevrolet vehicles of that particular model.

If General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling any of its pickup trucks, GM will notify owners and dealers of the safety concern that has been raised. The company then sends the owner notification letters once it has determined a time for the vehicle to be collected.

What to Do If a Recall Has Been Issued on Your Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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If General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GM will notify owners and dealers that an order for a recall has been issued via owner notification letters. Recalls are done free of charge, so drivers are encouraged to send their vehicles in for repair when they are requested to do so. To find out more about the recall, you can do one of the following:

1. Contact Chevrolet Customer Service at 1-866-694-6546

Owners can get in touch with Chevrolet customer service at 1-866-694-6546 to find out more about the recall. The automotive company liaises with GMC (the manufacturer) whenever there is a recall of its vehicles. Additionally, Chevrolet is likely to know more about when your vehicle is scheduled for a recall and can tell you why General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain vehicles.

2. Contact GMC Customer Service at 1-800-462-8782

Another way to find out more about a Chevy recall is to contact the manufacturer directly. You can contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782 for more technical information on the recall, including the number for this recall.

3. Contact Your Dealer

Drivers can also contact their dealers to find out more about the recall. The dealer often sets up the time and date for the recall, so you can contact them to find out more about when you can expect to send your pickup truck in. Alternatively, contact GM at 1-800-462-8782 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-462-8782.

4. Find the Details of the Recall with the Vehicle Identification Number on the GM Website

If GM is recalling certain vehicles, owners can check the number for this recall and other details on the GM website. Keep in mind that you must have your vehicle’s VIN Number. This number is a 17-character long number that can be found on your state vehicle registration. Alternatively, contact GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.

The Bottom Line

Even the most reputable car manufacturers often find that there have been critical details that they have missed when designing and manufacturing a vehicle. Vehicles are a collection of systems that all work together to propel them forward and allow them to stop when the need arises. Sometimes a manufacturing default can cause these systems to malfunction.

When this occurs with your Silverado 1500, it is important that you notify Chevrolet or GMC. You should report a factory default, whether it is as seemingly trivial as a defective plastic air bag cover or more serious, like a transmission, braking system, or engine default.

If the problem is deemed serious enough, Chevrolet or GM will notify owners and dealers of a recall. Owners are encouraged to participate in these recalls when they occur. When a recall is issued, the manufacturer acknowledges that the problem was their fault and conducts the necessary repairs free of charge.

Chevy Silverado recalls occur due to faulty brakes, transmission issues, engine problems and more. Get a free case review!


Comments (2)
  • I have a 2019 Silverado with a rear main seal leak. 60,818 miles. Dealer says it’s not under warranty. Might cost 1,000 to repair. Has anyone else experienced this.

  • I have a 2016 1500 Chevy Silverado it’s been a lemon since I bought it dealer has told me since I had it I had a rear seal leak I don’t see it

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