2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 consumer reviews

$27,785–$32,025 MSRP range
side view of 2017 Silverado 1500 Chevrolet
90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7
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2.4

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.

4.0

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

5.0

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

5.0

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.

3.4

To many issues for a new truck

2017 Chevy Silverado Texas Edition, bought brand new from Dealer. Used as everyday driver, mostly highway miles. 2019, at 63,000 miles, warranty had ended, transmission went out and had to be replaced. 2021 now A/C has gone out. Worst purchase made

4.9

Nicest truck I’ve ever owned

This is the cross of comfort and power I need. As a fire chief in New England, this truck helps me get the job done.

2.9

I have not had any problems with the vehicle.

Vehicle sometimes hesitates when I apply the gas. I took it back to the dealership to have it checked out and they said everything is fine. I just hope that the transmission isn't bad. I have heard other owners stated that they had to purchase a new transmission for their 2017 Silverado. My vehicle only had around 30,000 miles when I took it in for them to check it out, but it continues to have the same issue.

5.0

Love This Truck

The truck is perfect and exactly what we wanted. It's comfortable, roomy, and has the towing ability that we need. The color is absolutely what I wanted.

5.0

very exciting vehicle

reliable vehicle and exiting very useful and fun to drive I recommend it to my friends and family Silverado 2017 over all super exited with my new vehicle

5.0

Super comfortable

Just picked this truck up a month ago, but it is insanely comfortable. We got the all leather package, with heated and ventilated seats; all I can say is the extra money was totally worth it! It’s also very spacious with tons of storage and cup holders. We haven’t had any issues while towing or with the remote start