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Steering Column Problems of Chevrolet Silverado 2500



Chevrolet Silverado 2500 owners have reported 11 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

While turning the steering wheel, I could feel a clunking, as though the linkage was very loose. I talked with the chevy dealer, and they were aware of the symptom and it was in the steering column. They said it was cosmetic, but did not affect safety. They said it would cost about $275 to fix it, but it is not clear if that would be just a temporary fix. Sometimes, this symptom also appears while driving straight ahead, but most often while in a turn, particularly at lower speeds.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2
Failure Date: 12/11/2012

The steering column rattles to the point you think it is coming undone, turning, driving straight, it doesn't matter. Very unsafe in our opinion in our company truck.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 3
Failure Date: 02/06/2009

Steering column is bad definitely is a safety issue Chevrolet has no recall on this but wants to charge 300 to fix this why isn't it a recall I could lose control of the vehicle.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4
Failure Date: 06/10/2008

Steering column knock in my Chevrolet 2500 hd silverado. Problem occurred sometime around 38k miles. Was told by dealer it was a broken steering arm. Now at 65k miles and having the same knocking sound in the steering column.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 5
Failure Date: 02/11/2008

I have a 2006 Chevrolet silverado that has presented a problem in the steering assembly of the vehicle. I noticed a moaning noise that was present while turning to the right. I brought this up to the dealer in my area and they informed me that my problem was my steering box was leaking and needed replacement. I went ahead with the suggested repair. This however did not fix my problem. I brought the truck back, they examined it and told me to replace the power steering pump as it was leaking and that should take care of it. I did as suggested but still not fixed. Mind you this was at 50,000 miles. I brought the truck back, examined it again, and this time was told that I needed to replace both tie rod ends and the idler arm to correct the problem. So I did as suggested. Still not fixed. I took it back again, they examined it, and by this time the problem is getting worse, louder noise etc. They said, well the power steering control valve needed replacement, I agreed, they said this would do it. The dealer fixed half of it. Now I have a high pitched noise under the hood and the remedy for that is to replace the steering box that I replaced 30,000 miles prior. I needed to hand over more money and in two and a half years I go through two steering boxes, so I called chevy and asked them if maybe they would help with the bill, they agreed to pay a portion, but that's not really good enough in my book. If they cant stand behind a steering box for 30,000 miles what's next. The dealer has also informed me that this does effect my braking as well as the truck idling irregularly. I am very dissatisfied with Chevrolet and gm. When I wanted to take this to the next step with the company, they told me I should not spoil a good deal that they are offering, and if I do take it higher I was advised they might not be so kind to me. What a deal!!.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6
Failure Date: 07/05/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph over uneven pavement the steering column began to rattle. In addition, the odometer failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the instrument cluster was replaced. The steering column shaft was placed on order. The vehicle will be repaired when the part becomes available. In 2006, the steering column shaft was replaced and the failure recently recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 7
Failure Date: 05/22/2007

After having the intermediate steering shaft replaced twice because of steering clunk, the 3rd replacement was a newly designed shaft, and the problem was worse after the replacement. When I took it back to the dealer, they said now the steering column needed to be replaced because a bearing had gone bad, and won't cover it because I'm out of warranty, even though the intermediate shaft problem was covered under warranty. I was told there was no way the is problem caused the column bearing to go out. I had a previous truck which gm replaced the intermediate shaft on 4 times in less than 4 years, and after doing a little research on the web, found many sites and forums where owners discuss the very same issue with the newly designed shaft making the problem worse. I think gm needs to buck up and admit they have an issue with their steering design, and replace the parts needed to make it right at no charge to the customer.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd. When driving in reverse or making left and right turns at various speeds, the steering wheel makes a loud crackling noise. The vehicle was taken to an auto garage. The failure was diagnosed as the lower steering column shaft and the column flex coupling, in which the mechanic replaced both. The manufacturer stated that they were aware of the failure; however, there was no recall. The failure mileage was 46,000 and current mileage was 61,804. Updated 06/25/08.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 9
Failure Date: 11/06/2006

: the contact stated there was a rattling noise in the vehicle. The service dealer previously greased the intermediate steering shaft to resolve the issue. After the service, the rattling sound returned. After the second incident, the service dealer stated the steering shaft will need to be greased every 10000 miles to keep the rattling sound away. The contact expressed concern over long term damage to the steering shaft due to this problem.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 10
Failure Date: 11/18/2005

Knocking in steering column. Was lubricated once, problem persists. Low speed knocking and "looseness" in steering wheel. Knocking is quite loud and evident when turning, at low speed, or if encountering any bumps in road surface.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 11
Failure Date: 08/31/2004

The steering column in my 2004 chevy silverado makes clunking sounds and causes vibrations that alter the steering. I took it to gm while it was under warranty they said they repaired the problem, but about 20miles later it started again, have just delt with it since but seems to be getting worst. I bought another 2004 silverado it too does this clunking and vibrating, evidently this is a very common problem, along with the speedometer not working on both my trucks.