2005 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Offroad 5.3 from North America
Although the car had "passed" inspection from the dealership, less than a month after I bought the car, the brake lines failed. It took three trips to the shop to have them fixed completely. Then the fuel lines went bad and had to be changed.
At 102000 miles, the transmission failed and had to be rebuilt.
At 126000 the power steering core and lines had to be replaced. The A/C condenser had to be be changed.
The truck once in a while will stop running. After a couple of minutes, it starts again and then will stop running. Then it doesn't do it for a couple of months and then again. May have been fixed by tightening a loose ground bolt on front driver's fender...
Then there's the rust all over the rocker panels and god knows where else...
It's been a very annoying truck to own due to its unreliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th March, 2019
6th Mar 2019, 14:51
Please read your carcomplaints.com on any used vehicle you want to purchase. On that particular vehicle it would have gave you a clunker alert on it. Chevy built some good vehicles, but they also built some duds too. Buying an unreliable used car can be very expensive to repair. Also that site will give you insight into what problems you might encounter with that purchase.
6th Mar 2019, 18:57
Once you replace with stainless lines, you should be fine. A couple of fellow Silverado owners said that the lines rust due to the elements, mainly from just the salted roads. Buy a new set and replace. Mine are original with rare salt exposure, and I rinsed them underneath right away if exposed to salt roads.