Horable trucks 2015 silverado 5.3 ls doublecab 4X4
written on 02-07-2016
LTZ 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
I bought a brand new truck from CLIENT NEWELL IN ROSEBURG OREGON they could get me to buy the truck fast enough. I thought I bought a good truck until it hit two hundred miles. then it went to CRAP. the truck shutters every time you slow down to go around a corner and try to accelerate for about fifty feet then it downs shifts 2 or 3 gears and then takes of like a bat out of hell. It also does this if you try to accelerate up hill. My wife explains it like driving a 5 speed manual car or truck and leaving it in 5 gear at 20 mph and try to accelerate, it sacks the whole car until you down shift, horrible. well I have taking back to CLIENT NEWELL IN ROSEBURG OREGON and they told me to keep driving it and get used to it that's the way it is. they will not let me bring my truck back its getting worse. If that's the way it is, then why would it get worse. I was never rude either. so don't buy a truck from CLIENT NEWELL IN ROSEBURG OREGON unless you want to be treated rudely. I have to go two hours out of town for some other dealer ship to help me. Just wanted to shop locally.
So I purchased my silverado in april of '15 and have had nothing but issues with it since. Around June '15 the high pressure AC line ruptured and caused an AC failure, ok its hot in Texas. Both factory Goodyear tires ruptured in August after only 10k miles and nearly destroyed both factory 20's on the passenger side, GM would not replace, again its Goodyear. Now in January my rear main seal "failed", my service guy's words, caused an large oil puddle in my driveway. This caused the dealership to have to remove the engine and replace the seal and cover, cover? yes the cover had to be replaced as well, because the tech mentioned that he had to perform a seal replacement on another same year truck and the cover was warped. And lastly we are in March of '16 and now my transmission is slipping....bad, I hate this truck and will never buy another Chevy as long as I live.
Nothing but problems! Tranny shifts terrible! Vibrates when you hit >60mph! 15,000 miles and the brakes feel like they may fall apart when you stop! Voltage gauge reads 15 one minute and 10 the next min! I suppose it's my turn to go to the dealer now and be told that there is nothing wrong again! P S it's already been there once! Thought it would be a safe vehicle for the kids?? Hope GM will step up and figure out what is going on!
Bought the new 2015 Silverado 1500 dbl Cab 4x4 LT with the 3.42 rear end for towing a small utility trailer, 3000 lbs enclosed. The truck shutters between 3rd and 4th gear and seems to struggle on acceleration.
TOLD BY THE GM SERVICE TECH AT THE DEALERSHIP - "This is common and... are getting a lot of complaints... It is the new 6 speed transmission.... and there is nothing that can be done"!
The truck is always looking to get the max fuel economy so it shifts to the highest gear as quickly as possible. The truck is constantly trying to get to 1300 RPMs, which has ZERO power/torque. This make the shift hard and drastic when trying accelerate.
Fortunately it was bought at the end of the model year, so it was $10k off sticker, so I'll drive it for a couple years and then try to get rid of it for close to what I paid(?).
Traded my 2013 Tundra for the Chevy . Best move move I could have made! Rides like a dream. Got 23. 4 MG on the first road trip. Handles much much better than the Tundra, easier to drive, get in and out of and park. It drops from 8 to 4 effortlessly. I have had Fords, Dodges, and Toyota. Chevy is the best by far.