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Steering Noise Problems of Chevrolet Silverado



Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 19 problems related to steering noise (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1
Failure Date: 09/04/2013

Traveling at about ten miles per hour. Vehicle became unresponsive to any attempt to steer and a loud ding noise played. Vehicle struck concrete light pole. Had been driving the vehicle for an hour and had just came off of the interstate. Pulled into a parking lot and that is when steering quit working.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2
Failure Date: 08/15/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact noticed a clunking noise from the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic advised that the intermediate steering shaft would have to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 05v018000 (steering:gear box:shaft sector) that the contact believed was related to the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000. Kmj.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3
Failure Date: 09/15/2009

Popping noise from steering,when turning on irregular surfaces which can also be felt in steering wheel,leading driver to believe that there is a defect in the front suspension or steering. Contact w/dealer service manager indicated that this is a common issue on full size gm trucks for several years,resulting from a poorly designed"intermediate steering shaft",which apparently needs to be replaced every few thousand miles to forestall this problem. Research shows that this issue is well known to owners of such vehicles and gm as there have been tsbs(patch-up)issued multiple timesthese bulletins seem to indicate basically to grease the part,thereby temporarily quieting it for a time with no permanent resolution,until owner is "off-warranty"snf willing to shell out the out of pocket costs for correct repair. My vehicle(2006) was purchased new with a standard 3 yr/36000mi warranty which expired 3/09 datewise,however the vehicle only has 11000 highway miles on it and has never been used off-road or abused. Apparently gm has,as of 01/07 a redesigned replacement part(per gm TSB)but,is at owners cost(parts/labor) if your 3yr/36000 or 2007-on 5/50 warranty has passed its date/mileage time. I find it quite irritating that although gm and aftermarket suppliers have been aware of this problem for nearly 2 decades they knowingly continued to utilize a substandard part until 2007. Also it appears a warranty"extension"regarding this part has been issued for 2007+models up to 70kmi,however dealer denies knowledge. Gm customer service says to have problem"diagnosed"(at my expense),and if problem exists,dealer can make repairs(at my expense). Maybe if I(disabled) had $300-400 spare cash laying around I could afford their game but cannot.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 4
Failure Date: 05/01/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact was driving 10 mph over a speed bump when a clunking noise was heard from the steering column. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the mechanic confirmed that the intermediate steering shaft needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 67,000.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 5
Failure Date: 03/26/2009

Clunking noise and vibration in steering wheel on 2005 chevy Silverado. This happens every time you turn or hit a bump in the road. Gm states that this is not considered a safety issue, however I disagree. Any unexpected vibration or clunk in the steering mechanism while driving presents a dangerous situation. Gm knows this to be a wide spread problem on a number of vehicles, however they continue to turn a blind eye. Apparently the intermediate steering shaft is the center of the problem and gm needs to issue a recall on this part at once. So far nothing has been done to correct this issue on my vehicle and gm seems to be unwilling to work with me to attain corrective action. I sincerely hope that the NHTSA will require general motors to fix this problem before someone is seriously injured.

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 6
Failure Date: 10/28/2007

Clunking noise in steering wheel/column. Gm flaw in intermediate shaft, that sould be recalled.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 7
Failure Date: 09/18/2007

#1-blower motor on high then will only blow intermittent. #2 steering to the left can feel clunking noise steering wheel and feel in the floorboard. Local garage can not find the problem. Did alignment. Did not fix problem. Also sometimes hard to steer after reversing.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 8
Failure Date: 06/11/2006

Steering shaft noise and vibration on 2004 chevy Silverado there is a clunking and vibration in the steering when turning at lower speeds. All front end components were verified to be in good condition with no play. Clunking is believed to be coming from the steering column.

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 9
Failure Date: 03/29/2006

: the contact stated while driving in normal conditions, the steering makes a rattle noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for inspection, but the problem can not be duplicated or resolved.

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 10
Failure Date: 02/16/2006

: the contact stated while driving at 5mph, a popping noise was heard in the steering. The vehicle had 21,000 miles at the time of incident. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer discovered the steering shaft was fractured and broken. The dealer made all necessary repairs. However, the steering shaft was previously replaced at 10,000 miles. The vehicle is occasionally driven and only on paved roads.


 
car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 11
Failure Date: 10/01/2005

I started having a clunking noise in the steering of my 2001 chevy Silverado 4wd pickup. The dealer said the steering shaft needed to be replaced due to inadequate lubrication. It cost me over $300. After that, I spoke to someone else who had a similar problem. An online search suggests other people have had a problem like this, too. Is this something that you need to look into?.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 12
Failure Date: 07/26/2005

Contact heard a loud clanking noise in the steering column for about a period of 2 years. He heard the noise when turning the steering wheel while going over a bump. It has gotten progressively worse. Dealership tried to put a lube kit in it, and it did not help it. The dealer ordered a knuckle assembly and replaced it. Roughly 10,000 miles later it started to make the noise again. On 7-26 he noticed that when turning off the car the steering wheel was not locking. It occurred at any speed.

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 13
Failure Date: 02/22/2005

Clunking and rattling noise in steering shaft that can be felt in steering wheel. Dealer and gm acknowledges problem but will not fix it under warranty. Dealer says that gm has not come up with a fix for the problem. Dealer also says that problem is not a safety problem but I am concerned. Dealer also states that this occurs in other models such as suburbans and avalanches, etc.

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 14
Failure Date: 12/01/2004

A clunking noise is heard in the steering column. The dealer indicated that the problem was the intermediate steering shaft and that it wasn't a safety concern. The consumer believes that it is a safety concern because between 21,300 and 23,200 miles the noise had become progressively louder.

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 15
Failure Date: 09/30/2004

There was a rattling noise in the steering column. The noise occurred while driving or turning. The consumer was informed by another Chevrolet owner that they were experiencing the same problem and it was due to a defect in the intermediate steering shaft and brushing. The dealership will be contacted.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 16
Failure Date: 10/30/2003

2002 Silverado, steering noise when going around a curve. Can also feel it in the steering wheel. It is like a "clunking noise" steering feels sloppy.

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car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 17
Failure Date: 04/28/2003

While driving, the consumer heard a popping noise coming from the steering. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic determined that the intermediate steering shaft needed to be replaced. Gm stated that the fault was on the engineering and could not be fixed permanently. Gm offered an extended warranty for a period of time.

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 18
Failure Date: 03/15/2003

While driving the steering wheel made a loud noise and the steering wheel became hard to turn. The dealer was notified.

car image   Steering Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 19
Failure Date: 11/27/2002

The consumer heard a noise in the steering. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they greased the intermediate steering shaft, but the remedy only lasted 5000 miles. Please describe further. The thump noise was heard inside the cab and felt in the steering wheel and the dash. The vehicle had been in repair four times and the changed the steering box on the 3rd visit. The new box started experiencing the same problem. On the fourth repair the steering box was greased. When the vehicle experienced the problem it worsened quickly and felt like the wheel were loose. The steering would crunch in the consumer's hand and felt loose. The dealer only made temporary repairs.