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Steering Column Problems of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - part 1



Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners have reported 49 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1
Failure Date: 06/09/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that when the steering column was adjusted upward, the key became in direct contact with the steering wheel paddle shifter which could cause the key to fracture. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was informed that the key might be exposed to the steering wheel paddle shifter when the steering column was tilted upwards however, that was the way the vehicle was designed. The failure mileage was 1,015 and the approximate current mileage was 2,000.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2
Failure Date: 12/11/2012

Steering column broke in passenger side impact. Full loss of control of vehicle. Can spin steering wheel in complete circle.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3
Failure Date: 06/23/2010

2002 Chevrolet silverado k1500. Consumer states defective part in steering column the consumer stated since 2002 the intermediate shaft has been repaired five times, to eliminate the rattle when turning the steering wheel or when going over a bump. The consumer stated he located a gm service bulletin regarding the intermediate shaft.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4
Failure Date: 05/01/2010

I can hear a thumping coming from the steering column when I hit a bump or turn to the left. I can also feel it in the steering wheel. The dealer said this is a defective intermediate steering shaft and a known issue by gm.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5
Failure Date: 02/09/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Whenever the contact would turn the steering wheel to the right he noticed a growling sound coming from the steering column especially when switching lanes. He took the vehicle to the dealership and the dealer informed the contact that the gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 49,300 and the failure mileage was approximately 48,500.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6
Failure Date: 11/10/2009

Failure of left front wheel bearing on a 2006 1500 silverado z71 crew cab. Grinding noise had been coming from the driver's side front wheel intermittently for a few months but not consistently. Truck was taken in to have all four tires changed at 54590 miles. Dayton ohio grismer auto service technicians informed me that the front left wheel bearing was wore out and needed replaced before they could finish changing the tires and doing the front end alignment. This was a addition expense of $270. 00 for replacement of the bearing hub and labor. Contacted the jeff schmitt chevy dealer in fairborn ohio where I bought the truck new to ask about the premature failure of the wheel bearings, the service department said there was no problems with the bearings failing early and they have had no other people ask about this. Looking here I see that there has been several incidents concerning the left front wheel bearing hub and also numerous cases with the right side. When is there going to be a safety recall on this????? this problem and with the steering column inter-link has been going on forever and nothing has been done with either one. The NHTSA and gm need to get these two items fixed right once and for all. I have the failed wheel bearing hub assembly if anyone wants it to inspect it.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 7
Failure Date: 11/02/2009

My 2006 chevy silverado has developed a rattle in the steering at 10,000 miles now at 45,000 it has got worse. After speaking with several chevy truck owners 2003-2006 they are experiencing the same problem some with 80,000 miles are rattling all the time I believe this has became a recall issue unreported. The dealership tells me a universal joint in the steering column needs replace at $230. 00 my 1991 silverado never had this problem at 15yrs. Old with 90,000 miles. This problem looks like it will only get worse .

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 8
Failure Date: 09/01/2009

My 2004 chevy silverado has a front end clucking noise, they all have it, at low speeds. They repacked the steering column once already and the problem is back again.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 9
Failure Date: 04/15/2009

Bad clunk in steering shaft, when turning or over bumps at slower speeds. Feel clunk and vibration in steering wheel, column and firewall. Feels like its going to come apart. I feel gm should have a recall. I have herd this complaint all over internet, and gm will not fix under warranty if it exceeds 36000 miles. I just bought this truck used.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 10
Failure Date: 03/15/2009

Intermittent steering shaft and column bearing makes clunking noise and gradually becomes harder to steer over time. Even after replacing the column the problem will return about every 10,000 - 20,000 miles! this also gives excessive tire ware. This is an accident waiting to happen!.


 
car image   Steering Column problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 11
Failure Date: 01/08/2009

Going through a left hand curve at speeds between 30mph to 60mph I get a feeling of the steering wheel wanting to dive & a brief loss of control when going around a long sweeping curve. It happens on every long sweeping left hand curve. If you aren't ready for it you could lose control & hit an oncoming car head on. To correct the failure I will have to replace the sensor & I will keep the old part. From what I have read on the internet about these sensors is there have been many people that have had these issues & some that had them replaced up to 3 times in a couple of years. All agreed that it was a dangerous situation. The part involved is called the "power steering speed sensor" (variable assist power steering) & is located on the steering column. I understand that there are going to be parts that fail but there are no warnings that would let you know that this part is failing until it happens & it is a strange feeling. You don't actually lose control but it makes you feel like you do which could lead you to losing control. If the parts are failing as often as I have read about then something should be done to make them better & to keep the people safely on the road.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 12
Failure Date: 05/22/2008

Felt rattling and bumping movements in steering wheel and steering column. Was told by the dealer that it was something on the steering shaft. Dealer fixed because it was still under warranty. Now have the same problem going on. Dealer says it is the same thing - steering shaft. Now it is no longer under warranty. Dealer says it has to be replaced, because it is not something they can just "tighten down". Dealer also said it is not a "safety issue". Seems to me that if you lose your steering it is a safety issue! what is being done about this? I have read several other complaints about this very same issue. Why does it take a crash, or fire, or injury or death before something can be done?.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 13
Failure Date: 04/10/2008

Steering column making rumbling sounds. Recall by nhsta posted on internet, however, manufacture states there are no recalls of such. Truck is just out of 3 year warranty. Manufacturer needs to address this problem with all 2005 models in this class. This is a safety issue according to the NHTSA due to a possible loss of steering while driving. The manufacturer should be made to fix this problem permanently, and not just temporarily like I have heard from others having this problem. The dealers charge for a fix and the problem just comes back after a short period of time. This should definitely be a recall by Chevrolet and gm and they should be made to fix it permanently. If my steering goes away, and a crash follows, they will not have to worry about fixing the problem, they will have to worry about being sued.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 14
Failure Date: 03/14/2008

Potential safety problem with steering shaft on 2000-2005 chevy trucks. I have had my steering worked on twice to solve a knocking in the column. Gm dealerships say if it goes unrepaired there could be a potential failure in the steering shaft. There are many complaints on the internet about this all you have to do is google "chevy steering problems". Dealer repair service says there is no fix and you have to bring it in every 20,000 to 30,000 miles and have it repaired at a cost of 100 dollars to 500 dollars. Something needs done about this before someone gets hurt from this. There should be a recall just for the fact that it is costing everyone that has purchased a chevy truck to fix the problem over and over again.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 15
Failure Date: 02/26/2008

Problem began with "clunking"noise and rattle in steering column which became progressively worse. Took to dealer, and they replaced the intermediate steering shaft with the note on the repair order"lack of lube in splines". Cost $204. 01. This is a 2005 Chevrolet silverado pick-up truck with 57,000 miles; is that the best they can build them?.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 16
Failure Date: 01/04/2008

Clunking noise in steering, sounds like dry shaft.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 17
Failure Date: 11/01/2007

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a clunking and grinding noise. The failure was noticed when making a right or left turn and appeared to originate from the steering column. The dealer and manufacturer have not been notified. The failure mileage was 49,000 and current mileage was 50,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 18
Failure Date: 11/01/2007

Clunking in front end of vehicle when wheel is turned to the left. Believed to be a steering column issue.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 19
Failure Date: 10/24/2007

Knocking in steering column. The dealer fixed it once under warranty, but now it's back and dealer is quoting $270 for 'temp' repair, and claims there is no permanent repair for it??.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 20
Failure Date: 10/10/2007

After 29,000 miles, I started hearing a clunking noise coming from the steering shaft during low speed maneuvers (mainly turning to the left). At 32,000 miles I took it into the dealer while the truck was still under warranty. The dealer shop manager knew exactly what the problem was and that at the time there was no recall, but he expected one soon. I was told that the grease in the steering shaft would run out due to its proximity to the engine block and the heat coming from it. His fix was to inject grease back in via a syringe. Solved the problem in about 45 minutes, but now after 23,000 miles since the last repair, the problem star again.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 21
Failure Date: 10/01/2007

There is a clunking noise in the steering shaft. The dealer would grease the shaft and the noise would go away for awhile. Now that the vehicle is out of warranty, they said there is nothing they can do. This part is defective and should be replaced on all affected vehicles.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 22
Failure Date: 09/12/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the steering wheel was extremely difficult to turn to the left and right. He also heard a popping noise on several occasions coming from the steering column. The issue has occurred ever since the vehicle was purchased. The dealer stated that due to the age of the vehicle and the lack of a warranty, they would not make any repairs. The contact feels that this is a huge safety issue that must be repaired. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The failure mileage was 28,000 and current mileage was 37,816.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 23
Failure Date: 09/10/2007

My 2000 chevy has a knocking noise coming from the steering wheel.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 24
Failure Date: 09/01/2007

I bought my 2004 chevy silverado in may of 2007 when I test drove the vehicle all seemed to be in good operating condition. Later that winter I started to notice a clunking sound in the dash area around the steering column and on a few occasions the steering seemed to get stiff or hard to turn mostly at low speeds such as in a parking lot. I took it to the dealer since the vehicle was under warranty and explained the problem, but to my surprise when I picked up the truck they said there was nothing wrong. My son now works for the same dealership and has told me about problems with the steering shaft but my dealer refuses to admit any defects.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 25
Failure Date: 08/16/2007

Steering wheel knocks, makes noise.