A true workhorse in every sense, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD puts other heavy-duty trucks to shame. With its excellent towing and hauling capabilities, this robust vehicle has radically changed the way people view pickup trucks. Although this HD truck packs a lot of punch in the lugging department, some year models lacked the finesse found in most luxury pickup trucks and SUVs. To some extent, the problems with a few Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD parts were almost negligible (after all, performance is prioritized over looks), but some models were recalled due to more serious problems in the vehicle.
In any vehicle, fuel level readings are very important since they determine how far an automobile would go. In some Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD models (from 2001 to 2004 and 2006 to 2007), the fuel light would come on even when there is still enough fuel left in the tank. On the flipside, other 2500 HDs would have a full or nearly full tank reading, but fuel levels are in fact close to empty. Chevrolet initiated a recall on several 2500 HD models because of this problem.
The braking system of the 2500 HD and several other Chevrolet pickups left undesirable impact to consumers. Difficulty in stopping was a problem on certain Chevrolet pickup models, and this is all because of the very close installation of the right brake pad to the cross sill. This resulted in braking difficulties, which put the safety of the Silverado 2500 HD in question. The problem necessitated brakes and other Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD accessories (such as brake pipes) replacement.
One of the most common complaints about the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is the rattling noise from the muffler. The annoying, clattering sound is due to the loose muffler heat shield. The noise is noticeable when the vehicle is on idle, but it becomes worse when riders are on the backseat. Although the rattling doesn't affect the truck's performance, it sure is very distracting. Some owners reported that the noise would go away only after the vehicle is warmed up. On other occasions, the sound wouldn't go away completely.