Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners have reported a total of 9,125 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars have the most problems reported (1,122 problems).

  Common problems of Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (2,314 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,625 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
2,314
  Air Bag
1,625
  Electrical System
1,124
  Equipment
732
  Steering
561
  Engine And Engine Cooling
480
  Structure
380
  Power Train
378
  Electronic Stability Control
213
  Suspension
173
   
  Other Fuel System
156
  Vehicle Speed Control
138
  Exterior Lighting
128
  Visibility
124
  Wheel
112
  Seat Belt
103
  Seats
85
  Tire
81
  Gasoline Fuel System
80
  Parking Brake
50
  Latches/locks/linkage
47
  Unknown Or Other
24
  Air Brake
9
  Traction Control System
6
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1
  Hybrid Propulsion System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Silverado 1500 model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Silverado 1500 Model Years

Silverado 1500
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 72509,5351    
0.14
  2017 140418,9652    
0.17
  2016 364352,0303    
0.34
  2015 592452,9664    
0.33
  2014 1,122502,0885    
0.45
  2013 152302,3106    
0.08
  2012 133261,5447    
0.07
  2011 451363,4998    
0.16
  2010 317207,3029    
0.17
  2009 396254,39710    
0.16
  2008 794383,50911    
0.19
  2007 749487,03212    
0.13
  2006 375410,58913    
0.07
  2005 571432,87414    
0.09
  2004 661483,30615    
0.09
  2003 729490,65316    
0.09
  2002 369440,39817    
0.05
  2001 312441,72618    
0.04
  2000 394551,73219    
0.04

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Silverado 1500
39
  2018 Silverado 1500
44
  2017 Silverado 1500
53
  2016 Silverado 1500
105
  2015 Silverado 1500
35
  2014 Silverado 1500
116
  2013 Silverado 1500
2
  2012 Silverado 1500
3
  2011 Silverado 1500
33
  2010 Silverado 1500
32
  2009 Silverado 1500
19
  2008 Silverado 1500
34
  2007 Silverado 1500
54
  2006 Silverado 1500
41
  2005 Silverado 1500
13
  2004 Silverado 1500
7
  2003 Silverado 1500
10
  2002 Silverado 1500
6
  2001 Silverado 1500
7
  2000 Silverado 1500
5
  1999 Silverado 1500
6
  1998 Silverado 1500
1
  1997 Silverado 1500
1


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