Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Common Problems
Designed to be a versatile workhorse, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD is the \"Heavy Duty\" pickup truck that can haul and tow almost anything. Built with a sturdy frame, robust suspension, and a range of powerful engines, the new generations of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HDs are available in crew, extended, and regular cab designs. Aside from a monster 6.0-liter V8 engine, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD features a lot of useful accessories and features are. These features and accessories include bend liners, tonneau covers, stationary toolboxes, heated or cooled leather-appointed seats, and even a SiriusXM satellite radio service to name a few of the other accessories on the 3500 HD. Since more pickup truck owners are buying the 3500 HD, they should take note of these common concerns to prepare themselves in case they encounter these problems.
Due to the vehicle's Heated Washer Fluid System or HWFS, the device's thermal protection feature can melt the plastic around the HWFS' fluid chamber. A fuse was added to the HWFS' control circuit harness, but it was still prone to ignite and cause fire in the vehicle. This affected vehicles like the Buick, Cadillac DTS, Hummer H2, and Saturn Outlook.
A total of 1,365,070 units, including the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, were affected by GM's vehicle recall in 2010. General Motors posted a bulletin advising all owners to bring their affected vehicle models to their respective dealerships. GM dealers were advised to permanently disable and remove the heated washer fluid module to resolve the problem.
Interior Seat Covers
Superhides, the seat covers made by Marathon for the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, were not compatible with seats containing side airbags. Since these seat covers are made of heavier thread, they interfered with the side airbag's full deployment during an accident.
About 294 units were affected by Marathon's recall advisory. Owners were advised to contact Marathon, and the manufacturer will be replacing the seat covers free of charge.
Aftermarket headlamps manufactured by K2 Motor have missing amber side-reflex reflectors. These missing headlight parts may affect lighting visibility leading to a vehicular crash. Also, aftermarket headlamps must conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements on lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
In 2008, 1,921 units were affected by K2 Motor's recall. Affected vehicle owners were advised to contact the manufacturer to receive a full refund.