Wheel Problems of Chevrolet Silverado - part 1

Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 57 problems related to wheel (under the wheel category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1
Failure Date: 08/12/2018

Front wheels simply just peel apart in chips. Rear wheels appear to be fine, so this is an issue with turning or friction on the front wheels. The tires chip away through out the entire surface of the thread, leaving voids and gashes on the surface. We drive on paved roads, so there really shouldn't be an issue with excessive wear such as driving on rough roads. I did show this to our local dealer, they claim the vehicle needs an alignment, but keep in mind the vehicle has under 15k miles from the dealer. Already, we can see these tires not even coming close to the warranty thread wear limit. Per dealer, no recalls on our VIN.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2
Failure Date: 12/29/2017

Just bought a new 2017 black edition. Reg cab short bed. 5. 3. Shakes from new over 73+ mph. Took it to dealer at 648 miles on 01/19/2018. Purchased new 12/28/2017. They rebalanced all 4 wheels. Still shakes. They put a new driveshaft in and said it was fixed. I picked it up today. Nope. It�s worse. Now it begins shake no at 60 and at 74-75 has a pretty dramatic shake. This happens while driving on the interstate. Now I go back again Monday to let them have another go at it. This is a brand new truck.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3
Failure Date: 10/30/2017

Noticed after purchase that there is vibration like a bad tire 35-42 mph. Vibration felt in seat,console and steering wheel 58-65 mph. Transmission down shifts hard sometimes feels like being bumped from behind,it also hesitates and jerks after letting off the accelerator and accelerating again between 25-45 mph. When accelerating it surges,jerks and stumbles. Sometimes when accelerating the transmission downshifts and hangs in that gear until you let off the accelerator. Under heavy acceleration there is vibration in the power train and the transmission seem noisy. At 25 mph it shutters like the transmission is in to high of a gear under light acceleration. Returned to waldorf Chevrolet where I purchased it and was told they balanced 2 tires and reset the road force,scanned transmission no codes transmission ok after shop foreman road tested for 21 miles no other repairs needed. Picked it up driving home noticed all the problems were still there and after inspection of my wheels noticed that the wheels were balanced still had the old weights still on the wheels with new weights also. Made another appointment this time to have shop foreman (rick) ride with me to show him what it was doing which we did and left my truck again. After 8 days I am told it was ready I was told they did a pico scope test and the driveshaft was being replaced then only tested it was ok. Checked run out on flanges all within specs. Found the right rear tire bad. They put steel wheel from another truck on and road tested with no change. They drove another truck and it rides the same. Even has the shutters on hard acceleration. Said they called gm tac back and they don�t see a problem with this. Written documents be sent via mail. Made another appointment.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2017

Tl the contact owns a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle was vibrating. The vehicle was taken to huffines Chevrolet (1400 stemmons fwy, lewisville, TX 75067) where it was diagnosed that the tires were out of balance and the front driver�s tire needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to classic Chevrolet (3991, 1101 TX-114, grapevine, TX 76051) where it was diagnosed the motor mount needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 5
Failure Date: 12/29/2015

Between the road speeds of 45-65 mph the vehicle vibrates the front end shakes the vehicle does it in any road condition and weather the vehicle has been to the dealer twice and tires balanced and rotated 3 time to no avail.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 6
Failure Date: 09/07/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at a low speed he applied the brake the abs system kicked in; however, there was a loss of brake operablility. The stopping of the vehicle was dramatically reduced. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic whom stated that there was a wheel bearing sensor failure. The entire wheel bearing with the sensor was replaced. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact stated that he researched and found that there was a recall (05v379000). The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Bd.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 7
Failure Date: 08/31/2015

I had driven back home from tahoe around 6:00pm and the vehicle was parked for 2 hours when we attempted to open the slide on the 5th wheel. I found the slide on the trailer would not open due to a lack of power on the 5th wheel. At this time the pigtail was still connected to the truck. I disconnected the pigtail from the truck and plugged the trailer into a 50 amp plug and the slide opened normally. I thought it was strange that the battery had discharged after such a short time. Around 10:45pm my girlfriend screamed the trailer was on fire and when I reached the backdoor the entire trailer was engulfed and the rear of the truck was already on fire. Both the vehicles were completely destroyed along with a barn that was approximately10 feet away suffering major damage.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 1995 Chevrolet Silverado 8
Failure Date: 08/13/2015

The 16 inch spare tire wheel fell out from underneath the truck while driving. After taking truck to replace spare the spare tire hoist cable had broke. The cross brackets were rusted and beyond repair. The end of truck frame itself is rusted away. I see many issues coming because of excessive rust.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 9
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Has a vibration at 65, turns into a bad shake at 75.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 10
Failure Date: 07/28/2015

My wife and I were traveling a remote area of colorado when we had a tire go flat. Ok, I'll just get the spare tire and replace it. Easy right? no! this Chevrolet spare tire secondary release would not release no matter what I did. I worked on it for hours and several other drivers stopped to help. There is no way anyone could ever release this tire. My wife is a type 1 diabetic and here we are stranded in the middle of no where for 6 hours and she has no food. This could have ended very badly. All because of this horrific poor design. Now after some research I found out nearly every chevy truck has the same problem. Why has there been no recall on this? we made it back to our home 10 hours and $450 later. The spare tire is still stuck even after the local garage worked on it also saying this is a common problem. This is a safety issue that should be addressed.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 11
Failure Date: 05/15/2015

I had issues with steering control,specially on curves at 40 t0 65 miles p/h on the road from beginning of the purchase. I have been to chevy dealer to complain about safety issue on the road. But dealer finds no physical defect on the car. On mat 15 2015 finally I lost the control of steering wheel and hit the side walk curb and broke front and rear axles. Likely no personal injury. I am very concerned about safety of other owners in this regard. I have checked other resources to find if there are similar cases like mine,and surprisingly there are too many of them. Please let me help to save others from loosing their lives. Thanks.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 12
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

Drove home from dealer on highway, very noticeable pulsing vibration felt in gas pedal once I hit 65mph. Vehicle also "shakes" at a constant rate at 50mph, and more violently at 82-85mph. Drove up to 500 miles per dealers direction, problem still exists and has not gone away at all.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 13
Failure Date: 10/14/2014

This involves an oem tire on a 2012 Chevrolet pick up truck, Silverado 1500. I'm a retired automotive engineer. Tire is made by general tire, size p245/75r/17, dot p583 bn1. I am original owner and only driver. This tire has never run over anything but roadway surface. I was traveling on the freeway when the sidewall plies broke internally causing the tire to DE-bead. I pulled over to inspect. Tire was smoking from the inside. It was fully ready to catch fire. Copious amounts of smoke. I poured my ice tea down the inside part of rim and backed truck up to slosh ice tea around inside of smoking tire. There are no cuts, stone bruises, or other outside influences. This tire broke its sidewall. You can both see and feel it. Tread and crown at same area are fine. Tire has 6/32" tread remaining. When tire was replaced, there were handfuls of shredded rubber found inside the tire by tire shop. I kept the tire if any rep wants to inspect it. This is very dangerous. This tire failure could have caused a fatality. .

car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 14
Failure Date: 09/22/2014

The vehicle has an established, measureable and documented vibration problem that randomly increases & decreases in applitude & frequency at all speeds. Gm is unable to resolve after 12 dealer attempts to address, including multiple sets of tires, rear differential, drive shafts and shock absorbers all failing to resolve the issue. Gm stated vibration is inherent to the design and no further action needed or will be taken ever for vibration, regardless of circumstance. Such a vibration is a significant safety defect because it is essentially like cutting wires to warning tell-tales by removing a driver's ability to discern tire/suspension/powertrain/steering problems that can only be identified by feeling a vibration (such as a loose wheel or damaged suspsension components) prior to a catastrophic event, especially at high speeds. Not only for the vehicle occupants, but also for any road user when it results in the driver loosing control of the vehicle. Gm's own attempts to fix the vehicle with the list of parts above irrefutably supports the inability for a driver to identify the source of a vibration. If experienced technicians and subsequent corporate engineers cannot recognize the vibration as being different from wheels, suspension, powertrain; then a normal driver will have no such warnings available should a potentially catastrophic safety issue be present. Further, since gm refuses to address any further vibration issues with this vehcile, it is like have a airbag warning tell-tale continuously illuminated whether or not a problem exists & gm stating to just live with it. In other words, if I get a loose wheel, I guess gm figures I will know it when it falls off. In addition, to safety defect described above, the vibration is an extreme source of driver distraction & driver rage as attempts are made to produce and/or reduce the vibration while driving.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 15
Failure Date: 09/15/2014

Vibration at hwy speeds, tires rebalanced rotated and balanced at three different places including dealer twice. All places say tires r bad but will not help in replacing them unless I buy other tires. They only have 15,000 miles on them. I feel goodyear should replace these tires.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 16
Failure Date: 08/23/2014

Firestone tire p245/70r17 108s m+ s destination le for your information while driving the inside lane of I-20 here in alabama August 23, 2014 at a speed of approximately 65 miles an hour when my right front tire blew. Fortunately I was able to maintain control of the vehicle and get off the interstate. The tire blew out just below the thread, outside wall. Hole is approximately the sizes of a twenty five cent piece. I had an experience tire professional look at the tire; he said that the tire was defective because of the way it blew. The other three tires on this vehicle are firestones identical to this one. I am worried about the safety of driving the auto with these tires? the tire is on a 2008 chevy Silverado pickup that is driven for pleasure. (not a work truck) less that 10,000 miles a year. All four original tires were replaced with firestones p245/70r17 108s. I would estimate these tires to have less than 20,000 miles on them.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 17
Failure Date: 07/25/2014

I purchased my 2014 Chevrolet Silverado on 7/11/14. On the way home I called the dealer to tell them that it had a bad vibration when driving at highway speeds. The first repair was attempted on 7/25/14 with 1207 miles. I have had the truck back at least 8 times for a repair. The dealer has replace tires. They have balanced the tires at least 6 times that I know about. They have replaced the drive shaft. The have replace the ring gear and pinion. Replaced the entire differential ( they swapped it from another new truck) they have repositioned the motor mounts. Now they are wanting to replace the rear differential again. I have been patient with them trying to let them fix the concern. They have a general motors service engineer involved and he has several parts ordered for it. The dealership had talked to their factory rep and at one time they talked about gm buying the truck back and getting me another truck. I don't feel the truck I have is safe. It has had the wheels off more times than I would have rotated my tires in 150000 miles.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 18
Failure Date: 07/06/2014

The spare tire hoist cable broke, and the spare tire dropped onto the highway. It bounced at least 10 feet in the air, narrowly missing cars driving the opposite direction. Luckily it rolled to the shoulder without hitting anything. I had never used the spare, nor lowered the hoist mechanism. This tire weighs ~75 pounds and could have easily killed a passing motorist.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 19
Failure Date: 06/23/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the contact started to hear abnormal noise coming from the front wheels. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that it may be the tires. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 20
Failure Date: 06/07/2014

I had a tire blow out and deflation within 10 seconds on a dirt road. I loosened the lug nuts with the supplied tire iron and pulled my lower back muscles (tire iron too short). The lug nuts corners rounded off (not hardened steel as they should be), and most serious, the jack is a potential killer. It has a small diameter disk (approx 1and 1/2 inch diameter) on top, with four small bumps on it at 90 degrees from each other. The instructions are to locate the jack under the rear axle approximately 2 inches inboard from the shock absorber all by pushing the jack with the 4 foot long jack handle. Virtually impossible to locate it properly under the axle. I crawled under the vehicle and gave up as I could not hold it in place under the axle and crank the handle at the same time. A good samaritan passerby stopped and he tried to hold the jack in place (reaching over the top of the flat tire) as I cranked the handle. The vehicle went up and immediately slipped off the axle (on a gravel road). There is no way that four little bumps on the top of the jack will hold the jack in place under the axle while a person jacks it up. If you can keep it in place and manage to jack the truck up, try to remove the wheel and put the spare on without the jack flipping out of position and the vehicle crashing down. . It is a potential killer. I will never use the tire jack again. . . . This all was with perfect conditions; (except the gravel road) off the highway, perfect weather, and daylight. Try it in the rain or snow on the side of a busy highway in the dark. . . .

car image   Wheel problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 21
Failure Date: 06/05/2014

Chevrolet dealership in gaylord, michigan installed dunlop at20 grandtrek p245/75r16 tires on my hd 2500 Silverado pickup truck. This truck is a 3/4 ton pickup. These tires were passenger tires rated at 4 ply and never designed to be installed on a 3/4 ton pickup truck. I was not aware of this until June 2014 when I learned this from the goodyear tire corp. After they sent me to have their tires inspected. My truck requires lt tires and at least 10 ply. Chevrolet dealership in gaylord made my truck unsafe and dangerous to drive. One tire eventually blew out on the expressway, fortunately a motorist I was passing pulled up along side us and signaled that we had a problem up front at the passenger side wheel area! question is, why would a Chevrolet dealership not know what tires to install on their own Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks? I asked them to put on the correct tires ( 10 ply - lt tires) according to the placard located on my drivers side door at no charge but they refused now what action is to be taken against a dealership who would do this? I had lt tires on the truck back in June of 2010 when I pulled into this chevy dealership to have one tire repaired because of a slow leak. They talked me into buying 4 new tires and these are the ones they recommended and I agreed to. I did not know that these were not designed to be used on a 3/4 ton pickup truck. I had 75k miles on the truck then and to make matters worse they gave me free rotations every 6 - 8k miles without ever telling me they had installed incorrect tires on my truck! this is a nightmare! what do you suggest I do? gm has been zero help in this matter!!!!---I've tried but they are worthless! and this dealership is pathetic that they will not acknowledge their mistake and correct it by refunding my money back! I could have been killed or another motorist or seriously injured someone.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 22
Failure Date: 04/11/2014

I was driving on a state highway and experienced a blowout from one of my hankook tires model dynapro as tires. Severe body damage all along the left side of my truck was the result of this accident, as I was pulled into a concrete median barrier.

car image   Wheel problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 23
Failure Date: 12/10/2013

Vehicle has vibration, more noticeable at higher speeds. The vibration comes up through the steering wheel and also can be felt through the gas pedal. The wheels/tires are suspect, and I am concerned about a slipped belt and subsequent tire failure. This has been reported to the dealer who states "vibration is normal".

car image   Wheel problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 24
Failure Date: 09/30/2013

Spare tire hoist bracket broke and spare tire was swinging loosely under rear of truck. Further investigation revealed several stress cracks in bracket surrounding the bolt hole. If tire bracket would have broke off tire would drop to pavement and become a road hazard. Sources at dealer indicated they had no bulletins on this item but knew of some people who had lost their spare tires. I still have the parts.

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car image   Wheel problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 25
Failure Date: 09/25/2013

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the four rims had extensive rust along with exposed wires in all four tires. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician recommended that the rims and tires needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 7,381.


Other Common Wheel related problems of Chevrolet Silverado

Problem Category Number of Problems
Wheel problems
58
Wheel Bolts problems
8
Xxxxx problems
7
Wheel Rim problems
4
Wheel Cover/hubcaps problems
3

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