Chevrolet Silverado Second Generation (2006-2014) Common Issues

The Chevrolet Silverado is a full-size heavy-duty pickup manufactured by General Motors. It was first introduced back in 1999 with the Chevrolet C/K line. The Silverado moniker was borrowed from a trim level GM previously used on one of their C/K pickup trucks from 1975. To this day, the Silverado lineup is one of the most popular pickups in America.

Now in its third generation, the Chevrolet Silverado continues the long tradition of a reliable and durable workhorse. One of the most commonly encountered Silverados on the road today however, is the second-gen. GM debuted it on a brand new GMT900 generation, a platform it shares with the GMC Sierra, its sibling.

The exterior got a redesign, the interior was upgraded and the frame, suspension and engines all received some tweaks and adjustments. Offered with a variety of engines, from the base 4.3 liter V6 to the flagship 6.2 liter V8 producing 403 horsepower, the truck proved to be amazingly tough overall.

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Most of the issues with the Silverado are engine related, but that’s not to say it’s necessarily the vehicle’s fault. Poor maintenance is usually the main culprit. However, there are certain persisting problems which have manifested in multiple vehicles, and here they are.

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