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Check Engine Light On Problems of Chevrolet Silverado



Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 22 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1
Failure Date: 11/07/2014

Truck engine completely shut off while driving in normal traffic. Coasted to side of the road and restarted the truck. Check engine light was on solid. Took to a Chevrolet dealer who refused to work on it but told me the 3 codes showing related to the camshaft. Drove the truck home and it felt like it was misfiring as it was jerking around the entire time. Chevrolet had it towed to another dealer who said, again, there is nothing wrong. Told them this is a clear safety issue and the dealers are just clearing the codes because they do not want to take on the warranty work. Awaiting resolution from general motors. They told me for now, I just need to drive it until it happens again.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2
Failure Date: 10/13/2014

Went out to truck to move it and noticed wipers up on windshield, tried to start it and and only check engine light came on , looked under hood to find an electrical burning smell coming from fuse box. Disassembled fuse box to find it was melted and found evidence of combustion, wiring harness connector x2 pin n5 was melted and connector x5 pins g1 h1,2,3,4 k 4,5,6 and j 2,3,4 had melted this is all the damage that I found.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3
Failure Date: 05/06/2014

Upon startup, my truck's check engine light illuminated. The car was restarted and the light did not clear. Car was taken to dealer at 10,383 miles. They checked the codes and received a hard code p0420 bank 1, catalytic converter failure. The catalytic converter was replaced and the codes cleared out. Mainly reporting this because the truck is four and a half months old and has 10,383 miles upon failure. Catalytic converters should last longer.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 4
Failure Date: 02/10/2014

While driving at highway speeds the interior lights began flickering on the dash and in the cabin. Approximately 45 seconds to one minute after the initial dash and light issues the check engine light came on and a notice of battery charging failure occurred, within a few seconds of this occurrence I began to slow down and pull over. The engine shut off before this could occur. By the time I coaxed the vehicle onto the shoulder the electrical system and door locks were no longer working. Smoke and flames began to enter the cockpit and I immediately exited the vehicle. The interior of the vehicle was fully engulfed in less than a minute and the entire truck, bed, and gas tank soon followed. The truck was completely consumed and is now a total loss.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 5
Failure Date: 02/06/2014

Driving down highway, check engine light pops up, tractions control indicator light, along with digital display saying several things. Such as, engine reduced power, service traction control soon. . . . . . . . . . Pulled over, had a very rough idle. Made it to parts store and have the truck scanned. Turns out it need the throttel positioning sensor needs replaced. Had them clear the code, drove few more miles and all happens again.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 6
Failure Date: 09/17/2013

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the crank shaft sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 189,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 7
Failure Date: 05/21/2013

Check engine light is displayed and the motor is hesitating. This issue is a second occurrence due to the valve cover leaking and causing the spark plugs to go bad. First time the vehicle was under warranty at approximately 29000 miles and now the vehicle has 39000 miles and the issue has reoccurred. This appears to be a continually reoccurring problem for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado trucks.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 8
Failure Date: 01/08/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the service stability track and the check engine warning lights illuminated. The contact also stated that the vehicle started shaking abnormally. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. The mechanic advised that the spark plug and the coil pack needed to be replaced. The mechanic replaced the coil pack and spark plugs but the repair did not remedy the failure. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer and the dealer stated cam shaft and lifters malfunctioned in the engine. The dealer did not repair the cam shaft and lifters. The failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 9
Failure Date: 11/02/2011

At 46,487 miles had to spend $415. 75 to correct engine light coming on. Now door chime comes on at random times when key is not in ignition.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 10
Failure Date: 01/10/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving various speeds, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would stall. An independent mechanic could not duplicate the failures; therefore, the issues continued to persist. The gm dealer discovered that the crankshaft sensor was faulty. There were no repairs made to the vehicle. An investigation was opened in regards to the crankshaft sensor failures (NHTSA action number pe06016), but there were no recalls. The failure and current mileages were less than 77,000. Updated 6/22/09 the consumer stated the engine shut down on him whild driving on the highway. Updated 06/25/09.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 11
Failure Date: 07/09/2006

- the contact owns a 2001 Silverado pickup. The contact stated that every 2000 to 3000 miles while driving at 50 mph the engine would lose power momentarily, and then start back up. The contact would sometimes have to pull over on the road and restart the vehicle. The failure became more and more frequent. He took the vehicle to three or four different dealers, and they could not duplicate or diagnose the failure. The contact determined that the failure was due to the ignition and had it repaired, after being told he would be reimbursed the contact has not received the reimbursement. Also the brake light and abs lights turn on intermittently when driving without applying the brakes. This failure had occurred ten times. The transmission, fuel gauge sending unit, the right power window all had to be replaced. The engine light illuminated. Updated 03/07/07.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 12
Failure Date: 06/10/2006

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 65 mph, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. When the contact depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle idled roughly and failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failure was related to the left and right wire harness, which was replaced. The failure recurred on three separate occasions. Recently, the battery was replaced at an independent mechanic shop. The technician suggested that the edge be replaced, which was a component that enhances the performance of the vehicle. The component was removed at the contact's request and was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 71,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 13
Failure Date: 05/16/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle stalls at any speed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership several times. The level sensor, fuel injection wiring harness, the direct fuel injection driver, the fuel tank, and the fuel tank module have been replaced. The sender pump assembly was replaced twice. After the last replacement the check engine light illuminated and the dealer could not determine the cause of the problem.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 14
Failure Date: 06/13/2005

The day the vehicle was purchased the consumer noticed that the check engine light on his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado had illuminated. The dealer reset the check engine light, however it illuminated again and the dealer stated it was a bad gas pressure sensor. 4 months after owning the vehicle the vehicle started jerking and the consumer was unable to pass other motorist on the highway. The consumer managed to get to his destination when all of a sudden all of the lights on the dashboard lit up and the vehicle cut off. The dealer informed the consumer the abs sensor and crank positioning sensor were bad.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 15
Failure Date: 02/23/2005

While pulling inside of the garage the consumer applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. The vehicle stopped by hitting the house wall. The braking before the crash caused the abs and the engine lights to appear on the dashboard which remained on. The consumer was able to drive to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the problem could not be duplicated.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 16
Failure Date: 04/06/2004

While driving the check engine light appears on the dashboard and remains lit. The driver drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic replaced the solenoid seal but the problem still exist.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 17
Failure Date: 05/04/2003

Consumer states that while driving the vehicle the check engine light would come on and stay on. Dealer notified.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 18
Failure Date: 12/02/2002

Consumer states the check engine light comes on then vehicle would shut off. Some days the vehicle would run all day without shutting off dealer notified. Ts.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 19
Failure Date: 11/04/2002

Consumer states while driving and no warning. The check engine light would come on, then the vehicle would shut off. Some days the vehicle would go all day without shutting off. Consumer states so far the vehicle shut down 8 times. Dealer notified. Ts.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 20

While driving at any speed engine check light illuminated, vehicle lost power and stalled. This was caused by the way the air filter was designed, it collected vapor moisture which plugged up the filter.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 21

While driving vehicle slams hard into gear. Engine check light either comes on before or after this occurs. Dealership serviced vehicle 4 times but the problem still exists.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 22

Consumer states that the check engine light is on and the engine is leaking diesel fuel resulting strong diesel fumes.


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