Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 owners have reported a total of 2,516 problems for their cars built in the 23 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 2500. The 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 cars have the most problems reported (423 problems).

  Common problems of Chevrolet Silverado 2500

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Chevrolet Silverado 2500 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (850 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (344 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
850
  Electrical System
344
  Air Bag
256
  Engine And Engine Cooling
239
  Power Train
135
  Steering
114
  Equipment
89
  Structure
74
  Other Fuel System
72
  Tire
69
   
  Suspension
44
  Vehicle Speed Control
34
  Diesel Fuel System
34
  Gasoline Fuel System
30
  Exterior Lighting
29
  Wheel
23
  Seat Belt
22
  Visibility
20
  Unknown Or Other
10
  Parking Brake
7
  Seats
7
  Electronic Stability Control
7
  Latches/locks/linkage
4
  Traction Control System
3

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 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 2500 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 2500 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 2500 Model Years

Silverado 2500
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 850,9301    
0.16
  2016 4077,3522    
0.26
  2015 95112,8153    
0.28
  2014 1725,5514    
0.17
  2013 2867,2465    
0.08
  2012 3850,9546    
0.12
  2011 6764,5267    
0.15
  2010 1727,9268    
0.08
  2009 4950,9639    
0.11
  2008 18557,49910    
0.32
  2007 19693,22311    
0.19
  2006 17193,26612    
0.15
  2005 243190,08113    
0.10
  2004 357219,07714    
0.12
  2003 423189,81415    
0.15
  2002 265177,47116    
0.09
  2001 189151,20817    
0.07
  2000 64122,01218    
0.03

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 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
  2018 Silverado 2500
4
  2017 Silverado 2500
3
  2016 Silverado 2500
8
  2015 Silverado 2500
30
  2014 Silverado 2500
3
  2012 Silverado 2500
1
  2011 Silverado 2500
5
  2010 Silverado 2500
1
  2009 Silverado 2500
4
  2008 Silverado 2500
10
  2007 Silverado 2500
17
  2006 Silverado 2500
15
  2005 Silverado 2500
4
  2004 Silverado 2500
2
  2003 Silverado 2500
3
  2002 Silverado 2500
1
  2001 Silverado 2500
1
  2000 Silverado 2500
3
  1999 Silverado 2500
1
  1996 Silverado 2500
1


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