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#751 of 768 Re: Starting issues [wingnut58]
Feb 13, 2013 (2:10 pm)
I had the same issue with my "07 Silverado 1500 as well a couple months ago. It reminded me of a cold start on an old pickup. I had to attempt to turn the engine 3 times for it to start. I knew it was not a battery/alternator issue because I had power, but it just did not want to turn over. I told my husband about it and he did not seem concerned as it has never happened before or since, but there are many other issues with this truck that I have experienced and have read about on this forum. It almost seems worth it to look into trading it in before it goes kaput on me.
#752 of 768 Re: Needs A Recall. [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 13, 2013 (2:27 pm)
Can you please assist me, as well? I am having the same issues with the ABS and Parking Brake lights on my 2000 Silverado 1500, 5.3L V-8 Z71. It has 181,000 miles on it. I can email you the VIN. Thanks so much!
#753 of 768 minor electrical/transmission issue
Feb 13, 2013 (2:32 pm)
I have read in the forum about other owners having the shifting issue and the bump after braking. Has anyone found or recieved a resolution to those? My shifting issue has come up very recently and it is during upshift instead of down shift. It is not really a slip, but more of it putting itself in neutral. The bump does not bother me, but it concerns me if is something that needs to be replaced as mentioned before about a selanoid or some time of slip yoke(?).
Also, I have experienced an issue with my interior electrical system that coincides with the weather. I have been told to check the fuses, but honestly I have yet to do so as I cannot locate the fuse box in the new vehicles ( I am used to the old fords). Anyway, the speakers fade in and out during good weather and will alternate between front and back. However, if it is below 65 degrees or raining, only one speaker works. I have tried adjusting the settings on the radio, turning off bass, raising/lowering treble, going between F/B and L/R, etc. Those appear to have no affect on whether or not they will work. On a good weather day, they work fine. This is minor and trivial, however it does affect the turn signal sound. I have checked to make sure they work, and they do. So, at this point I am stumped. I luckily have not had any problems with my indicator lights, tachometer, speedometer, locks, or any of the other ghost electrical problems, but am curious to know whether the poster that had the ground issue under the seat had anything similar going on before he resolved his ghost problems. Oddly enough, I had a 2008 Cobalt that had the same interior electrical issue as this truck. I was never able to have it looked at or resolved, as it was totalled in 2011. I had previously wondered if it was a issue with condensation getting in the wiring harness or connections. If anyone has any ideas or input, I would love to speak with you.
#754 of 768 Re: Needs A Recall. [tracyvt]
Feb 14, 2013 (10:12 am)
If you haven't already, send your information over and we can take a look. However, given the age and mileage of the vehicle, I cannot guarantee we'll be able to assist.
GM Customer Service
#755 of 768 Re: Starting issues [sarahc7]
Feb 14, 2013 (10:49 am)
Let us know if you ever head to a dealership to get these concerns checked into! We're available to work with you through that process if you like, and can be reached at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information as well as the last 8 digits of your VIN and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#756 of 768 Re: Starting issues [gmcustsvc]
Feb 14, 2013 (7:43 pm)
Thanks Sarah. I am going to try adding some fluid to transmission it was a bit low. I want to see if that will help the slipping, but I don't know about anything else. I will let you know though if we do. Thanks again.
#757 of 768 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Climate Control
Feb 20, 2013 (11:05 am)
If I am driving with the heater on I can't adjust the temperature it stays hot, if I switch it over to A/C it won't change unless I kill the truck and restart then 90% of the time it will go to A/C, but it won't go back to heat unless I do the same of killing the truck and then restarting? Where do I begin my search for a cure?
#758 of 768 wiring harness fire
Mar 03, 2013 (10:59 am)
Had electrical fire in 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. Dealer says wiring harness fire. Anyone else heard of this or had happen
#759 of 768 Re: wiring harness fire [kimalberta]
Mar 04, 2013 (7:35 am)
Are you already in contact with Customer Service about this issue?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#760 of 768 Re: wiring harness fire [kimalberta]
Mar 04, 2013 (3:01 pm)
I'm not sure if it is the same thing but i had my Chevy HHR catch on fire due to a short in the electrical system in the car. I was in the car and the whole front dashboard was melted. Needless to say the car was totaled about ten months old and 4,500 miles on it. Chevy refused to comment to me or help out on the car even though they were the ones who determined they were the cause. Gotta love fortune 500 companies in america if i were you sell the truck ASAP before it traps you inside in fire.