2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 consumer reviews

$27,785–$32,025 MSRP range
side view of 2017 Silverado 1500 Chevrolet
89% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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Someone Told Me "Told u So

I bought a 2017 in 2020 it had 65000, Clean truck drove great until i reached 115,000 miles 2024 , AC went out, lifters started knocking, something under the dash started rattling. The vehicle was serviced and maintained. As much as i liked the Chevy truck had to trade it in for a Toyota.


Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2017 once the warranty

To many issues with the 1500 currently having issues with my lifters tapping Cams messed up in the motor battery cables burned up ...1500 have to many issues


Don't buy a GM vehicle.

I bought a 0ne owner, dealer serviced 2017 Silverado in January 2021. The truck had just had a new transmission installed by the dealer. Twelve months and 75 hundred miles later that transmission went out. The dealer installed another transmission under warranty and twelve months almost to the day that transmission went out. The dealer replaced it but said that was the last one unless I paid them two thousand dollars to replace the radiator. A new radiator costs $350.00 so that was $1650.00 labor. I say that if there is something wrong with the cooling system it was that way when I bought the truck. I've done some research online and it seems General Motors has a lot of complaints with the 6L80 and 6L90 transmissions. Don't make the same mistake I made and buy a Chevy truck.


Drives great.

Truck drives and handles great compared to my past Ford. Z71 off road package makes for a stiff ride though. Interior controls well laid out and easy to use. Had the truck for 52k miles and no major problems.


Buy a different brand

Since buying this beautiful rust free taken care of truck at 92,000 miles. I have experienced nothing but countless problems. The truck spends more time at the repair shop then being driven. The first 5k miles were all cool pretty truck put some nice tires on and tint job. 100k came up and oh my lord… I have spent over $15,000 on repairs in just 15,000 miles. The transmission was grinding like a train horn at 113,000 miles. I had the Chevrolet dealership put a remanufactured unit in which ran me about $5500 parts and labor. Took it home go to work the next day and it was clunking in reverse as I backed out of my driveway and in 1st gear. Took it back to the dealership and they gave me some BS LETTER from GM! Stating that the clunk is due to the “c4 clutch pack” and that customers will experience this in all transmissions and that it is normal and they are not required to make any repairs yet when I bought the truck it did not make this noise. So whatever I take it home after they got done replacing 3 of my calipers as they were seized up along with my engine oil cooler lines leaking. Go to get in the truck after picking up some dinner and turns out my starter had gone bad and I was left stranded by this truck once AGAIN! 500 miles later my transmission is hard shifting down a gear while casually cruising down the highway which is supposedly also NORMAL for my Chevrolet transmission! Parts list so far that I have replaced is as follows - Transmission, transmission cooler lines, starter, all 4 calipers, intermediate steering shaft, all oil cooler lines, oil pan gasket, pinion seal, A/C condenser, front struts and many more to come as we speak! :) :0


Problem display screen

Having problem with radio display changes channels calls onstar rolls changing stations taken in to dealer they dont want to fix it not happy very annoying


Such a disappointment

Bought this truck new in 2017. It was fine for over 3 years and about 100,000 miles (90% interstate). Then things started happening. The Active Fuel Management system, is garbage. It is used to limit the power of an 8-cylinder engine and increase its fuel economy. The system itself is activated when the engine reaches certain perimeters, such as a cruising highway speed. This allows an 8-cylinder engine to run on only four cylinders. I didn't know all the trouble these systems were having. This fuel management system along with cheap lifters and other parts, are a time bomb. I was driving along and everything went crazy. All the engine lights came on, serious smoke from the exhaust and under the hood, and loud knocking. I was able to get it to a shop. Bent lifters and other broken parts. $4400 engine rebuild. Of course, out of warranty. Come to find out, GM knows all about it and has been sued. But still, no recall or even admitting they have faulty products. They even have a service bulletin for their service departments telling how to fix it. GM's stance, if it happens out of warranty you have to pay and get it repaired at a dealership. Then if it happens a second time, GM will pay for it. Gee, thanks GM! I had the truck back about a month and the transmission went out. Another issue GM is aware of and is in the middle of a lawsuit over. Out of warranty, and another $4000. All this was before the truck had 105k miles on it. These 2 repairs would have been double the price at the dealership. And all the while I kept getting emails from Asheville Chevrolet about trading it and getting a new truck. I responded and told them to remove my address and why I will never buy another GM product. The sales manager did respond and asked me about the issues. He asked if I wanted the service manager to contact me to discuss things. I said yes I did. I wouldn't mind talking to him and seeing what Asheville Chevrolet's opinion is. A week or so later the sales manager emailed me again and said that since I didn't get the dealership to do the repairs, there is nothing they can do. His idea was for me to bring it in and trade for a new one. Obviously that's not happening. And of course, I have never heard a word from Asheville Chevrolet's service (or lack of) manager. The Apple car play has never fully worked. I plug in my phone and it will connect about 1/2 the time. I've used 3 different phones and about a dozen different cords. Doesn't help. And now, the check engine light is on with a P0440 emission code. Haven't gotten it looked at yet. The air conditioner is not blowing cold air either. I had it charged with coolant and it evidently has a leak. I am getting these issues fixed and unloading this piece of s___ as fast as I can. I have never been more disgusted with a company or vehicle. Maybe mine is just a bad one? Nope. I know of 3 other 2017's that friends or coworkers own that have had or are having transmission issues. One of them had his truck get stuck in 4 cylinder mode going up a hill on a 5 lane interstate! Slowed him down to about 15 miles an hour before he could get off the road. While another one has had the lifters bent and engine rebuilt also. I have made it my goal to talk anyone that will listen out of buying a GM product. If I know of anyone in the market for a car or truck, I tell them my story and they are horrified. In the last 10 months, I've been able to change 6 different peoples minds and they have bought other brands. I get satisfaction out of knowing they are driving by the Chevrolet dealership to buy something else. Here's an idea GM. Shut down Buick and scale back on all the stupid marketing you do. Put that $$ into making a decent product. I know every automaker is pretty much crooked and tries to screw over the consumer. But GM takes it to another level. You've been warned. Learn from my mistakes and problems. Take your hard earned $$ elsewhere.


Love it but the transmission…

The truck is beautiful, but at 100k miles the transmission went out. Researching the truck, it seems to be a very common issue. The transmission had to be replaced and the transmission shop had 11 of them in the parking lot. They told me it is a very common problem with the vehicle. Love the truck, but will need a transmission every 100k miles


It’s awesome

It is great for hauling stuff and love the 4wheel drive in the winter time. Would not want anything else to drive around town in


LOVE this truck

The ride is great. Stylish. Sounds silly but it’s super easy to connect to the phone. It was a real pain in my other vehicle.