If you are the driver of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado truck, you may already know that the recall list is long. The 2015 Silverado 1500 tops the list with twenty recalls and the 2014 model year follows close behind with nineteen. The systems experiencing the most problems include brakes, seat belts / air bags, electrical and steering.
Although the braking system of the Silverado are quite reliable, it is the system with the highest number of recalls. The most recent involves a software error that could cause the vehicle to unexpectedly brake and pull to one side. In October 2019 GM recalled almost 653 thousand 2014 – 2018 Silverado trucks because of a failed wheel senor that would cause the vehicle's driveline protection system to activate and apply brakes unexpectedly.
Seat belts and airbags are important safety features standard in all modern vehicles, but if they are not working properly they can cause more harm than good. Seat belt recalls for the Chevrolet Silverado include a driver's side seat belt tensioner cable that could separate and an incomplete software update that could cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to prevent the airbags from deploying.
In October 2015 GM recalled certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD vehicles because the ignition lock actuator could bind, making turning the key difficult or causing it to get stuck in the "Start" position. . When the ignition would release it could suddenly snap back into the “Accessory” position, causing an unexpected loss of engine, steering and braking.
The 2015 Chevy Silverado has been recalled for steering on three separate occasions. The first recall involved a power steering hose clamp that could disconnect causing loss of fluid and the second involved incorrect electronic parts on the EPS circuit board that could fail and cause loss of steering assist. The most recent recall involved over one million vehicles for a temporary loss of steering assist due to a low voltage condition during low speed turns.
Lemon laws are state and federal laws which provide protection for consumers who buy or lease cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and other consumer goods. The goal of such lemon laws is to provide compensation to consumers for defective products that fail to meet the standards of quality and performance asserted in manufacturers' warranties and representations. The Lemon Law requires a vehicle manufacturer that is unable to repair a vehicle to conform to the manufacturer’s express warranty after a reasonable number of repair attempts to replace or repurchase the vehicle.