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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Transmission Problems



  • stoneybrokestoneybroke Posts: 83
    A couple of questions: Did you use one of Nationwide's preferred providers for your repairs? Did you sign a unconditional release of liability? I had a similar experience with State Farm-bent frame on a Ford Explorer. The preferred provider warranty saved my butt. My car was brand new with only 1200 miles on the clock.
  • huckdoghuckdog Posts: 2
    thaks for posting. Yes I did use one of thier preferred shops and no I didn"t sign an unconditional release of liability. I don't recall being asked to sign anything come to think of it.
  • stoneybrokestoneybroke Posts: 83
    This is really strange.
  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,496
    edited May 2011
    Does sound like the force of the impact may have pushed the driveshaft forward into the transmission. I'd also want to find out if the axle itself was bent, even slightly. I was in a 93 F-150 and got T-boned by a car that submarined the truck and hooked the rear axle hard enough to bend the axle and yank the driveshaft out of the transfer case.

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  • Mine is doing the same thing, please email me, my email is the fluids are all normal, not to mention the truck only has 36,600 miles on it, I am so mad!
  • My practically new truck is having transmission problems, the transmission is winding out and then when I let off of gas it will catch but not without taching out, it sounds as if it is slipping, I am so mad, if anyone else is having these problems please email me we need to make Chevy fix this,

    Thank you in advance for responding.
  • el_hoppyel_hoppy Posts: 43
    HA! don't hold you breath, many including myself have serious problems with brand new trucks and GM has told us all to pound sand! GM took our money and now they ignore us.
    GM customer service is no help also.
  • coach2413coach2413 Posts: 30
    Christina ,
    Isnt that what Onstar is supposed to detect? I have same issue on 2010 Silverado and dealer says no codes are shown. But it is happening. Is the computer itself defective? I get slipping and harsh shifts and low acceleration. Also when I am coming to a stop the tranny kicks in to a higher gear and lunges me forward.
  • coach2413coach2413 Posts: 30
    wow talk about customer service or the lack there of
  • They fixed my transmission, they said that 2nd gear is going out, but then Jeff Gordon Chevrolet was giving me the run around about paying for my rental car, so my husband called GMAC and talked to the warranty dept and they got in touch with them, they were still being butt huggers, so the area manager for Wilmington NC was called and we are supposed to hear something from them Monday, I am not holding my breath. If I have to take them to small claims court I will.
  • slater74slater74 Posts: 2
    I bought a 2010 from gordon last May and have taken it back at 4k and again at 19k with the same transmission problems as you. They keep telling me it is just my driving habits and the smart transmission cannot create a program to work with my driving!! How did you get them to fix it and secondly did it actually fix it?
  • mloeckermloecker Posts: 26
    smart transmission eh???? wow- have never heard of that one- sounds like a complete BS story- Mine has 17k on it now and slips, especially on cold startup when you place it in gear- you get a noticable slipping going on...when you take it to the dealership, they tell you there must be a "specific tollerance" the transmission has to have in order for them to warranty it- I thought I would like Chevrolet trucks, but I am not impressed at all with mine. Who does make anything now days that works and you can get service when the damn thing don't.... OMG.
  • We had to call GMAC, still fighting with them about paying for my rental car, not sure if it is totally fixed, only had it back since Tuesday of last week late in afternoon. I think that all of us need to band together and call GMAC, there are several with same problem, I think it is a faulty transmission
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001

    Are you in contact with GM Customer Assistance or GMAC?

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • djd71355djd71355 Posts: 1
    I have a 2011 silverado with this exact problem. At first I thought it was just me getting used to a new vehicle but I feel like when I go to stop I have to fight the brakes to come to a full stop. You can take your foot off the gas and the truck does not slow down. This is very obvious when in a parking lot as you can take your foot off the gas and you don't slow down fast enough. I watch the tach actually go up and down as I brake to a stop. Have you had any luck with your efforts with the new customer rep?
  • larrykochlarrykoch Posts: 7
    I finally got my dealer's transmission expert to drive my truck. Naturally it wouldn't act up when he was driving it. It mostly occurs when stopping while going up a grade.

    I am still bothered by the fact that the engine does not idle down smoothly when removing pressure from the accelerator. The engine speed will decrease some, then increase slightly, then decrease to idle speed. I can duplicate this and have graphs to show the my service rep, but they give me the "so what" response. They aren't interested.

    I never thought I would say this, but there may be a brand X in my future. I know I am not going to put up with this much longer.
  • jstone1969jstone1969 Posts: 1
    I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado with a factory installed tow package, it has 30,000 miles. I already have had to replace the catalytic converter, the rear brakes, and now the transmission is shot (both 3rd and 4th gear are blown). I called Chevy and they said they don't have a quality issue because there has never been a recall!!! I guess they want to wait like Toyota did to call it a quality issue. They don't believe anything is a quality issue.
  • el_hoppyel_hoppy Posts: 43
    GM deny to fix our transmissions, therefore no GM transmissions get fixed, therefore there is no GM transmission problem.

    get it?
  • mloeckermloecker Posts: 26
    I think the American consumers will pay back GM for their inability to hear the consumer complaints- Toyota did and is still paying for it. In an economy as it is and a company not standing behind their products, it will devastate them. With the internet and all the public forums out there, NO company is imune from the bad publicity they can get from inferior products. They may have deaf ears, but the world wide web can speak loudly- It is obvious that they moderate these forums and read the posts, just make sure everyone tells everybody about their GM experiences and it will get em- sooner or later-
  • GMAC my husband talked to the Regional supervisor for this area too, GMAC put him in contact with the regional.
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