2007 Chevrolet Silverado 4.3 V6 from North America


Poor ABS systems for all year Silverados


My ABS has started activating every time I apply the brakes. The only time I don't notice it is if I slam the brakes on. This started after my truck reached the 36,000 mile warranty. It doesn't matter if the road is dry or wet. When I apply the brakes, it's OK until I get to the very last part of stopping, then I feel it in the brake pedal and I hear the ABS kick in. This is really scary when you are behind someone and they put on their brakes, you apply yours and hope that you get stopped before you rear-end them.

My 2002 Ford Focus I had before I traded for the Silverado gave me problems as well. I took it in under warranty for the O2 sensor and the EPC valve. Then there's the stitching in the back seat started to unravel.

Maybe I should by a Toyota, American cars are crap with "quality". I think I am going to look at a Toyota Corolla or Camry and trade that 2007 Silverado off. GM has lost my confidence in them.

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Review Date: 20th April, 2009

20th Apr 2009, 11:31

Curious why you went from small cars to a full size truck, and now small cars again... sounds suspect.

24th Sep 2009, 20:13

I hate to agree, but I bought a 2000 Silverado 1500 about 2 1/2years ago to replace my 1978 Chevy C10 and my old truck was much better overall. Other than not being rusty, almost every aspect of my newer truck is worse than the old one, with the exception of power and gas mileage. At this point, I'd trade all the power of the 5.3 (along with the knocking and pinging and ticking) for the so-so mileage of the old quiet, smooth Chevy V8's. Our old '91 Camry just keeps plugging away without issues. From my perspective, give Toyota a shot.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD ext. cab classic 5.3 from North America


Good truck with minor problems


Mechanically the truck is sound, thus far.

However, the speakers blew and the tailgate is having problems opening sometimes.

The transmission or u-joint is making a clunking sound when driving in the city and accelerating or shifting gears. I need to take it to the dealership to see what it is.

Shifting tends to be a bit erratic. Sometimes it won't kick down when needed (automatic transmission). Common Chevy problem.

General Comments:

Power is good for towing. Although, I wouldn't tow anything to heavy unless you have the bigger engine.

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Review Date: 29th March, 2008

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Z-71 4x4 Extended Cab 5.3 V8 from North America


Annoying to drive


Nothing has broken or need replacement, but there are many things that are wrong with this truck.

General Comments:

First the good. This truck has yet to have anything break, go out, malfunction, or need replacement. It looks good, handles well, rides smooth, has a lot of room, and has performed to my expectations off road.

Now the bad. The sticker stated I would get 16 city and 20 highway. I get 13 city and 16.5 highway. I understand I am driving a full size truck with a V-8, but to be that much lower than the sticker is unacceptable to me.

The engine makes the most annoying whistling noise that I didn't notice until I was in traffic the second day of owning this truck. Dealer states it is normal and not to worry. I'm not all that worried, I just want to be able to drive to work without an annoying whine the whole way there and back. I tried to get used to it, but the hate of that whine grows every day.

The interior is also very noisy. The interior is a unique plastic anti-scent holding material that creaks with every little bump. Radio drowns the creak, creak, creak out, but I am not a fan of driving with the radio on all the time, nor should I have to listen to the radio to drown out noise that shouldn't be there.

The tires pick up every little rock they touche and flips it up into the door making nice little nicks in the paint. That doesn't bother me all that much as I take my truck off road, but something to consider if you like a nice paint job on a city truck.

The metal on this truck is paper thin. I was ratcheting a cargo bar into place in the bed, but chose to stop after realizing the bed walls were buckling!

I don't know what is causing it, but the tires loose a lot of air. I had the tires checked and there are no leaks in the tire, so I am guessing the wheel is allowing air to escape. I have had this truck for three months and have lost count on how many times I have put air in the tires.

Wind noise is also a lot more on this truck than I have experienced in any other vehicle. I can tone it out, but don't know why all the wind noise.

You can safely say I am disappointed in The Motor Trend Truck of the Year. When paying high prices I expect high quality and high service. I have received neither from GM. I really like this truck, but the noise it produces annoys me so much I don't want to drive it. Overall way too much noise and way too much hype.

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Review Date: 9th November, 2007

20th Dec 2007, 20:40

Hello. I posted the original rant about the '07 Silverado on here. I also have the same whistling sound. I can only hear it with the windows up. After 4 trips to the dealer, they determined that its the "steering gear". Odd, since they already replaced it because it was leaking. They also advised me that "GM knows that there is a problem with it, and the engineers are working on a fix." When, no one knows. See if your truck makes the noise in park, at about 1200 or so r.p.m. I also agree that the interior creaks, and the tires did seem to lose air (18 inch alloys?) I thought there was a problem with the wheels. This truck has been a huge disappointment to me too. I tried dealing with GM customer service; they were much less than helpful. Good Luck.