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We know that the Chevy Silverado 1500 is a solid truck to buy. It has a recent refresh and modern interior with stout towing capabilities. But like every other truck available, it’s not perfect. There are a few 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 issues to be aware of before making your purchase. 

The most common 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 issues 

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Before we dive in let’s see how reliable the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 really is. According to J.D.Power, the Silverado has a reliability rating of 80 out of 100, which is pretty good. 

It’s an average rating and it’s only one point away from being above average. Scores between 70 and 80 are average while anything between 81 to 90 is above average. Also, the 2023 Tundra and 2023 F-150 both earned a score of 78. 

Now let’s dive into common Silverado 1500 issues. 

1. The Chevy Silverado has electrical issues 

According to CarComplaints, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one of the biggest Chevy Silverado complaints includes electrical problems. 

There are reports of the infotainment system cutting out, and dropping calls, and cell phones can be difficult to connect on random days. Some people connected their phones but sound wouldn’t come from the speakers. 

Some people shared that their parking sensor chips wouldn’t work. Others struggled with faulty batteries that caused the truck to randomly shut off or lose its steering and brakes. 

Also, some people complained about the automatic headlights failing to adjust for oncoming traffic. But a recall was released to address this issue. 

2. The 2023 Silverado could have transmission issues 

Transmission problems aren’t exactly new for the Chevy Silverado 1500. Class action lawsuits and complaints surrounded the outgoing eight-speed automatic transmission. People claimed it was unsafe as it lurched, struggled with delays, and had hard shifts. 

But the transmission has been replaced with a new 10-speed automatic transmission in all 2022 and 2023 models. This transmission has led to a massive decrease in complaints. 

However, there are still a few reports of trouble. Owners allege that the 10-speed transmission has a stiff column that requires extra muscle to shift into drive or reverse.

Other complaints allege that the transmission gets stuck in gear, making it impossible to switch into reverse. This is concerning, but at least the complaints about rough shifts have calmed down. 

3. Fuel injector issues 

The third most common complaint for the 2023 Silverado includes fuel injector problems. Some drivers took their trucks in for service after the check engine light illuminated and got stuck in limp mode. Dealerships shared that the fuel injectors were to blame. 

Other drivers complained that their gauges were displaying incorrect DEFF levels. Their trucks also burned through more DEFF than expected. Another driver got an error code, saying that the sensor in the fuel injector was faulty. 

One driver noticed that their Silverado and other models were getting a brand new type of fuel injector and wondered if Chevrolet was trying to cover up a batch of bad fuel injectors. It may need a recall.