Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners have reported 56 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).
While on the highway a stabilitrack warning appeared on the dash stating it might affect power steering assist. This came on several times. Then with the cruise control on and signaling a lane change the cruise was cancelled. This also occurred several times. It also appeared that the dash lights flickered ,but I wasn't sure because of the sunlight . Later that evening I was making a turn on a city street when the dash lights went completely out and I had no power steering. This lasted about 2 seconds before everything came back on. After that episode it hasn't happened since. After reading other similar complaints I am concerned it could happen again and could result in a crash. It seems that when the cruise was cancelled when signaling the lane change, that if I pushed up or down on the turn signal lever at the end of the lever it would cancel the cruise control. I tried pushing down on the lever closer to the steering column and that didn't cancel out the cruise control. I don't know if it was just a coincidence or it just wasn't malfunctioning at the time.
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I have a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lt. , vehicle was stationary when tried to start the engine, the ignition key would not move in start position, all panel lights came on fine. Had towed to dealer who diagnosed steering column was bad causing the ignition to not turn. Steering column and ignition had to be replaced. It was repaired. Issue left me stranded. Dealer said no recall. With steering being a major safety item, I was surprised there had not been a recall. Never had any other problems and bought this vehicle brand new.
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Upon accelerating after traffic light, power fails, steering locks following grinding clanking sound in steering column. Also occurs same symptoms in attempt to move gear shift to park position. More frequent doing this procedure. Key moves by itself to originally input position in process of locking steering. This defect occurred eight times within five days, requiring towing, and being stranded. Vehicle delivered by tow service to nearest chevy dealer on first few failures, vehicle returned to original dealer 230 miles away near owners home at cost of owner. Original dealer believes defect is potentially lignition locking system, attempting to verify at this period. This major safety issue of loosing power and systems locking up jeopardize occupants and others lives. Again occurrences were at very low speed or in motion of parking.
See all problems of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
I hear clunks in the motor compartment and I feel them in the steering column.
See all problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
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.
Told by mechanic that steering needs to be tightened and that there is possibly a recall on steering column, evidently there are lots of problems with this mechanism. From seeing compliant lists. Need to know if there was a recall. Would appreciate correspondence on this problem. From gm.
Steering column broke in passenger side impact. Full loss of control of vehicle. Can spin steering wheel in complete circle.
We had a recall in the past on the steering column rattling. The dealership repaired it and it has started it again and it is worse than ever. The vehicle only has 59000. Miles on it. And we were told by davis Chevrolet in lexington nc that it could not be repaired again. So I wanted to find out what is going to be done about it.
See all problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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!.
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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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?.
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.
See all problems of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
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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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?.
Clunking noise in steering, sounds like dry shaft.
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.
Clunking in front end of vehicle when wheel is turned to the left. Believed to be a steering column issue.
See all problems of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
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??.
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|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Failed problems||
|Power Steering Failed problems||
|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||
|Steering Linkages problems||
|Steering Gear Box Sector Shaft problems||