Silverado and Sierra Vibration Problem Leave Drivers Shaken

June 08, 2015
By: Robert Silverman

We have been receiving calls on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline form quite a few shaken drivers complaining of vibration problems with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. And judging from the message boards, this problem has been going on quite a while in 2013 and 2014 models.

According to our ASE certified team of expert mechanics, the vibration stems from the drive train when the vehicle hits 40 miles per hour, and they have yet to see a permanent fix. If you are experiencing a Silverado vibration problem or Sierra vibration issue, it is essential that you bring your vehicle to an authorized manufacturer dealership as soon as possible to be addressed by their service department. If necessary, take the adviser on a test drive so they can verify the condition. Make sure you receive a repair invoices for each visit which clearly outlines the reason for the bringing the vehicle in for repair, as well as any work being performed to address the issue.

If you find yourself at the dealer three or more times, you should reach out a Lemon Law Lawyer in your state to discuss possible remedies. You could possibly receive a complete repurchase, a new vehicle, or significant monetary compensation to reflect the diminished value of the vehicle as a result of the vibration problem. Best of all, if you qualify, the help is 100% cost-free.

Don’t let a vibration issue with your Silverado or Sierra leave you stranded, take action and get back on the road to recovery.

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129 Responses to “Silverado and Sierra Vibration Problem Leave Drivers Shaken”

  1. #1 ricardo says:

    i have a vibration in my 2014 sierra, i have been having back issues because of vibration. I dont feel safe driving truck

    • #2 Kelly Ballew says:

      I own a 2015 Chevy 2500 and from day one had vibration issues. The truck has been in the shop 7 times for this issue with no resolution. The service department can’t seem to find any problems and tells me that’s just the way it’s supposed to ride…

      • #3 LemonLaw says:

        @Kelly: You certainly need to speak with a lemon law lawyer about your rights. Visit to find a firm in your state.

        • #4 LemonLaw says:

          @Ricardo: Get back to the dealer and have them try to address this. If they cannot, you have rights. Take advantage of them.

          • #5 Joe Lawley says:

            I have a 2016 Silverado same problem. The dealer said I have to have 500 miles on it before they look at the problem. I guess at 500 miles the car fix fairy will fix it. It has 450 miles now.

            • #6 Felipe says:

              I have a 2015 6 cylinder 2wd Texas Edition. It only has 7250 miles on it. The vibration is getting worse. Specially when it goes into 4cyl mode. The steering wheel shakes at almost any speed. I have not had time to take it to the dealer because of work. Hopefully I can make time tomorrow. Any suggestions?

              • #7 Caryl Trawick says:

                Bought new 2016 Sierra 4×4, Z71 approx 3 weeks ago. Had 208 miles on odometer at that time. It now has 600 miles and we took in for service because it is vibrating at 65 mph and up. Noticed in seats but mainly in stealing. They said is was a tire issue. Ordered a new tire. That tire was bad. Ordered tire #2 said that wasn’t the problem now we’re told it needs a new rear end. Unbelievable! A new truck with only 600 miles on it should not need a new rear end. This is a complicated job. They will break away bolts on everything, drive shaft, stings etc will have to be broke down. This could cause problems in the rest of the truck. I ask to get another truck just like this one but they told me gmc would not do that

                • #8 LemonLaw says:

                  @Felipe: Take the adviser for a test drive so he can verify the problem in your presence.

                  • #9 Tim says:

                    I bought a 2016 Silverado May 14th very bad vibration. Been in shop 2 times for a total of 21 days. Basically the dealership said deal with it.

                    • #10 Claude says:

                      Même problème que tous,vibration de 60 kmh a110 kmh.avec 2000 km au compteur. Elle n’est pas énorme mais elle est présente .le concessionnaire semble travailler fort pour moi pour donner satisfaction du véhicule ,mais à voire toutes les histoires sur se problème qui ne semble pas avoir de solution miracle ,je commence à avoir peur de la conclusion .à suivre…..

                      • #11 LemonLaw says:

                        @Tim: In certain states, 20 days out of service would fall under lemon law parameters. Visit to find out more about your lemon law rights.

                        • #12 Greg says:

                          I previously owned a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 with a 6.2 l engine that developed a vibration after approximately 20000 kms.
                          the vibration was mainly at speeds over 100 km per hour and at 110 km sometimes it would almost make the truck uncontrollable!
                          After 3 sets of tires and re balance again and again my dealership gave up on the truck saying that there was nothing wrong.
                          In frustration and concern for the safety of my family i traded the truck off on a 2015 chev only to find out that they immediately shipped the truck to the USA. I assume that this way they would never have to deal with this vehicle again.

                          • #13 JMac says:

                            Picked up a 2016 Silverado Z71 last week.

                            Vehicle had 56 miles on it. My test drive I didn’t take it over 70. Noticed considerable shake from 70-80. Also hearing the clunking noise when vehicle goes from V8-V4 and back.

                            I ran a carfax report on my vehicle and it says just 8-15-16 it was for sale at a different dealer. I’m wondering if that dealer couldn’t sell it due to the shake and I got hosed.

                            I’ve spent the day researching this and it’s clear I didn’t do enough homework before the purchase. Seems it’s only a percentage of vehicles with this problem, but that it dates back a few years with no resolution from GM.

                            Needless to say as a father of two young children, having my $40k vehicle shake does not make me feel safe for myself or family.

                            I get the feeling I will have wasted some hard earned money here.

                            It’s unfortunate but seems to be the way of the world these days

                            • #14 Sheri Akerlind says:

                              I own a 2015 v6 Chevy Silverdo. I’ve had vibration issues since I’ve owned it. Been in shop over 30 days that started at appox 3500 miles and currently have 18000 miles. It’s had new shocks, tired, more weights then I can count on tire for balance , rear end diff. I’ve called and emailed GM and they just tell me to go to dearship !!!! I’ve went on test drive with service manager which he agrees this truck rides rough and vibrates and GM of Chevy dealership where I purchased it from (Florida). The GM from dealership said this is all normal for this truck. The truck makes a clunking noise when I’m driving slow under 25 to make a stop and GM of dearship said that’s normal as well ! I paid 40k for this truck and I’m sick to my stomach knowing I own this ! What can I do at this point. The dearship says there is nothing they can do for this truck. It’s operating FINE ! I’m very disappointed at dealership and Chevy Truck.

                              • #15 Rambone71 says:

                                I bought a 2015 sierra 1500 SLE on April 27th of his year. It was in the shop for vibrations at 165 miles. As of today Oct 2nd it’s been there for 57 days and still no fix. I have put more miles on the loaner cars than my own truck. I called GMC and I’m playing the waiting game.
                                I can’t believe this is actually happening.

                                • #16 LemonLaw says:

                                  @Rambone71: It would appear you would have a claim under State and Federal laws. Please visit to find a firm in your state that can help.

                                  • #17 David Haynes says:

                                    I purchased a completely loaded 2016 sierra 4×4 double cab tax title extended warranty everything out the door was pretty close to $60,000 Now when I test drove the truck I instantly noticed a vibration on the freeway the salesman told me that it was just a simple flat spot in a tire from sitting in the lot sounded reasonable to me he said don’t worry it would be 100% fixed ! Well my truck that I’ve only owned for six weeks has now been back and fourth four times and the last time being for 10 days and the dealer has now put three sets of brand-new tires on the truck and a tested other miscellaneous things and it still has the same vibration and they are now telling me they don’t know what the problem is that I’m going to have to deal with it ! So as of right now I am searching lemon law lawyers ! So if I was you I would stay as far away from any GM product that you can !!!!!!!!!

                                    • #18 Tim James says:

                                      Yup, I’m driving a vibrater too. 2016 Chevy Silverado Z-71LT Crew Cab- 4 Wheel Drive, 5.3 engine, 18″ tires.. The truck had 275 miles on it when it went back to the dealer for the first time. Then it went back again at about 850 miles because I got something in my tire while driving and the tire sensor told me the left rear was going flat, but it was the left front. While it was in there, they fixed a recall on the airbag and computer sensor. It went back again at about 1300 miles, for the same vibration. Today, the vibration is back with a bonus this time. The downshift in the 30 mph range is very hard at times. It feels like I just ran over a 2 x 4. It also “stutters” sometimes on the up shift. There is a “new” vibration while slowing down in the 20 mph range.

                                      • #19 Mr. Foote says:

                                        I purchased a new 2015 Silverado 1500 5.3L in September of 2015 and ever since I’ve owned the vehicle it’s had vibration issues from 60mph to 74mph. I haven’t taken it to the shop yet only because I have put about 38000 miles on it in just over a year. I feel like they might tell me it has the issue because of the mileage. I know it is the drive shaft but I don’t want to fix it myself and then end up ruining my truck. Any suggestions?

                                        • #20 LemonLaw says:

                                          @Mr. Foote: You have done yourself a huge disservice by not taking it to the dealer as it appears you now are outside your 3 year/36000 miles warranty. I would get the matter diagnosed as soon as possible. Perhaps, there is a TSB or Powertrain issue that can be addressed.

                                          • #21 LemonLaw says:

                                            @Tim: I would certainly look into your rights. Please visit to find a firm in your state.

                                            • #22 Kevin Duffy says:

                                              I just purchased a 2016 GMC SIERRA 2 wheel drive SLT pickup with the Crew Cab and the 6 1/2 foot bed. It test drove good around town but after purchasing it and getting it on the highway, I noticed a substantial vibration between 70 & 80 mph. Took it back to the dealer on Monday October 31, 2016 to have the bed liner sprayed in. Mentioned to them the vibration problem. The sales rep. had one of their techs test drive it and he agreed the vibration was substantial. They balanced the right rear tire and said it appeared to be better. They also mentioned that this is a truck and I should expect some vibration! When I test drove it, it didn’t really feel any better. I plan to take it out on a smooth section of highway in the morning to see how it rides.
                                              One thing I thought I noticed was that at 75mph on smooth flat surface my truck was vibrating substantially but I sensed when I started going up hill, it seemed like the vibration began to subside. I plan to try this again in the morning to see if i can repeat it. I was wondering if anyone out there experienced similar changes?

                                              Has anyone checked the pinion to transmission angles?

                                              Has anyone compared the pinion to transmission angles of the trucks shaking versus trucks that don’t shake?

                                              Has anyone placed a load in the bed to see if it makes any difference in the vibration?

                                              I wish us all well with coming up with a resolution.

                                              • #23 Scott Ward says:

                                                I have had my 2016 Silverado 1500 for 9800 miles, with the same interstate vibration mentioned several times on this page. Dealer has balanced tires countless times, replaced the entire wheel/ tire package once with latest balance performed 2 days ago and actually made it worse. This all boils down to harmonics and the dealerships are aware of the problem, they just have no support from GM. Funny thing is as mentioned, my truck has been to the same dealer on several occations for this problem and they state there is only one service ticket mentioning a vibration. Just a way for them to attempt to cover their butts. They now have two documented service tickets and I am scheduling it again today to go back in for service to make three service tickets which means, lemon law time.

                                                • #24 VJ says:

                                                  I have a 2012 2500 with same vibration problem. I even bought a new set of rims and tires, had them load balanced, and no change in vibration at 60 and faster. I always thought it was the aggressive mud tires i had on the truck but I guess not. I have been driving a longer distance to work on highway, so thought I should get a smoother set of tires. It doesn’t help one bit. I am disappointed after reading all the others with the same problem and not getting any fixes. Guess I should have stuck with Dodge like my last few trucks

                                                  • #25 David Lynch says:

                                                    WOW!!! this is amazing. I thought I was all alone and the dealership trying to make me feel as if I had nothing and was “making up” the vibration. I bought my 2016 Silverado Z71 4X4 Crew Cab (Close to 60 grand)Mine was vibrating on the day I purchased it. I got it in writing and signed document stating the vibration would be REMOVED from the vehicle. The truck has been at the service department 4 times at least and 3 of those times I turned around and brought it right back because the issue was not fixed. Service department cannot fix so they insist that the problem doesn’t exist yet tires have been replaced and even a case opened with GM who sent a field tech to place sensors throughout the truck to measure the vibration and they say the vibration is within specifications to deal with it. But of course they appraised my $57,000.00 purchase at $34,000.00 and would like me to pick another truck and roll over all that negative equity. How does a brand new truck with less than 3000 miles lose $25,000.00 in value within a few weeks? Believe me, I will definitely be seeking legal assistance with this. DO NOT TAKE THIS LYING DOWN !!!

                                                    • #26 Kenneth M. Czarnecki II says:

                                                      I purchased a brand new 2016 Chevy Silerado with 7 miles on it. I am also experiencing a vibration problem. Going in to have it serviced on 11/29/16. Guess I will be calling attorney Monday since there are so many people having the same issues. Sounds like another class action law suite against GM. These engineers and people need to be held accountable for producing unsafe vehicles. Prices keep going up and the quality continues to decline.

                                                      • #27 Derek says:

                                                        I have the same problem with my brand new 2016 gmc sierra. It has all the same symptoms. I am at the dealership for the second time…god help me, i dont think GMC is going to from what i have read.

                                                        • #28 LemonLaw says:

                                                          @David: Our apologies for the delay in posting but we certainly agree that you should look into your rights. Visit to find a firm in your state to discuss your situation.

                                                          • #29 Aj warner says:

                                                            I have a 2016 Chevy Silverado LT with the factory rims on it I don’t have any vibrations at all I just put aftermarket rims and tires on it and the vibration is so bad took it back they rebalance the whales twice now and it’s still really bad

                                                            • #30 CP says:

                                                              Well guys, I have a 2015 GMC Sierra Denali crew cab 4×4 with the 6.5 bed. Same thing. Mine vibration started at around 9000 mi. Then is getting much worse. I have18,000 on it now. I haven’t had it to the garage yet. Doesn’t sound like I am going to get anywhere with this case, but I suppose I have to take it in to make my case. My vibration starts at around 40 and it used to go away around 60. Now it doesn’t matter. It shakes the steering wheel. It is somewhat of a harmonic vibration. It sort of acts like a wheel bearing or the driveline. It doesn’t matter if you are coasting or under power. In gear or out. Doesn’t matter. Just saying. Good luck.

                                                              • #31 Todd says:

                                                                My 2016 Chevy 2500 HD 3000 miles
                                                                Drives real nice but when I get to 55 it has a pulsating vibration thru the pedal and you can almost hear it. It’s never a solid vibration, only pulsing. Goes away at 65
                                                                It’s worse pulling my 16 ‘ trailer. It almost feels like the gear is too high for the rpm so ya can feel the motor go thru it’s cylinder cycle.
                                                                Sounds like it’s going to be a mystery for them when I bring it in!!

                                                                • #32 Rob says:

                                                                  I have 5000 miles on a 2016 gmc 2500 denalli it is shaking at 69 to 75 replaced rear tire didn’t help 2nd time back for shake whats next thought I was bying a high end truck !

                                                                  • #33 Michael says:

                                                                    My dealership is throwing darts at a picture of the truck and then fixing whatever they hit…no seriously the service manager told me the vibration in my 2016 Z71 $ 55,000 truck is normal!! What ???
                                                                    Oh yeh he said all trucks vibrate….I told him My Dodge never vibrated…and my Ford didn’t vibrate! Oh yeh this guys a real rocket scientist…..

                                                                    • #34 Jerry says:

                                                                      Purchased on 11/28/2016 a 2017 Silverado LT Crew Cab 4×4. Same issue vibrating starting at around 65 and all the way thru to 75 have not drove over 80 yet but not sure I can and feel safe at the wheel. Very disappointed and frustrated if I put out a product or service this bad I would be out or business by now. It seems this has been an issue with GM trucks and can not fixed or will not be addressed correctly. I believe this to be a safety issue that will only get worse as the life of the truck moves along. If I can’t get my wife to drive truck on freeway because of her and kids not feeling safe then what a waste of my money and time. It’s not as if my wife is used to driving BMW’s all we ever have had is GM SUV’s and trucks this being the 3rd Silverado. Should have kept the 2011 would have been better off.

                                                                      • #35 Cherron says:

                                                                        My husband retired and with his retirement money we purchased a 2016 Silverado. Paid $39,000 cash for it. It was a loaner vehicle at the dealership, so it had around 4,000 miles on it. Two weeks after we purchased it, we noticed that when we were sitting at a red light it would start to vibrate slightly. The vibration would stop when we put it in neutral. This continued to get worse over the next week so he took it back to the Young Chevrolet’s service center where we purchased it. They noticed the vibration. Kept it for a few days. We picked it up and it seemed fine for about 10 miles. Then this started again. We have had this truck for less than 3 months and it’s been back at the dealership about as much as we have had it ourselves. Taking it back in again tomorrow, January 3, and leaving it once again. The service manager said that if we bring it in enough times that they can go to GM and request a new vehicle, but it’s a process they have to go through. This is ridiculous.

                                                                        • #36 Michael says:

                                                                          Well going back to the dealer, they did replace one tire but the shaking has returned worse than before. This thing has a mind of its own. Time to get council for lemon law. I won’t be buying a Chevrolet again I know that much.

                                                                          • #37 LemonLaw says:

                                                                            @Cherron: I would agree that this is ridiculous and I think it is time to look into your State Lemon Law rights. Visit to find a firm in your state.

                                                                            • #38 Mark Powers says:

                                                                              Have 2013 2500 HD Ext Cab 6.5 foot bed
                                                                              Has been in shop twice for vibration from 45 to 65 miles per hour.
                                                                              Chevy can’t figure out Pico Test points to rear of vehicle, first was tires didn’t fix,then checked ring and pinion found that to be out of specs, still same problem. Took back as problem seemed to be getting worse, took drive shaft to specialist found to be out of phase, still no resolve, next they took my shell off well that didn’t fix, wow imagine that, next new ring and pinion, gave it back said it was fixed, well not and they had it six weeks the second time
                                                                              To dealers credit I have been in four new loaners
                                                                              I feel sorry for dealers as Chevy can’t find good vendors to make wood components, who knows what is going on
                                                                              Could it be a defective rear end parts ?

                                                                              • #39 Jamie says:

                                                                                Just wanted to take a minute to let everyone that has this problem to make sure they put on you repair sheet that you are having the problem. Our truck is a 2015 and we have told them every time we take it in, there is a issue. The shop says the same thing they don’t feel it because they take it for a short drive. I guess they all had a class on what to say. Sometimes we have a big cluck when backing up and transmission has always shifted funny.(Never have they addressed that but its normal)
                                                                                After many trips they finally starting trying to fix it and some of it has gone away but not all. Since we now have another issue with the radio screen blacken out and the back up camera staying on no signal lights that was address to them several times but sense its not doing it when you take it in or check engine light not on nothing wrong.
                                                                                Now just over a year old we have a bad battery and sensor.
                                                                                Now we need to pay for that. Not even sure if that’s all the problem. My husband driving home one night lost inside lights, radio screen no signal lights.(Hazard lights would work) The next morning he got in wouldn’t crack.. Had to jump it to get it to the dealer.
                                                                                Please make sure to read your law in your state about lemon law. Since I have been doing my homework about this truck and lemon law. State of SC says the first 12 months or 12,000 miles. So are they giving all of us the run around til you hit the 12 month or 12,0000 miles? Even though every time you take it in they say they don’t feel it. And there’s nothing wrong.
                                                                                When the whole time its all over the internet and on there site. So they knew there was a problem, all those times we have taken it in and looked at us like we were crazy.

                                                                                • #40 gene says:

                                                                                  2016 z71 been 3 times with vibration.. 1st time they bal tires… i go back they say tires could be bad..i had 4 tires installed at a custom tire shop/// took bake in they road forced bal tires i called back still vibrating.. took back mananger rode with me says feels like suspension i agree with this also had 2 days.. says there is another thing they can do with tires but cant because they arnt original,,, for real!!!! slip says ck vibration but couldnt get it to do it gee no come on i rode with him befor i left it ……

                                                                                  • #41 Tracy says:

                                                                                    2014 Sierra SLT fully loaded – today at 32,700 miles it started shaking violently as I accelerated above 72 mph. never did this before today. On the way home from work it was exactly the same – no issues below 70 but above 70 feels like its ready to come apart. I purchased it on 1 April 2014 and I have an apt tomorrow to have them look at it. I think I may be in luck if it turns bad because It went south literally just under the 3 year 36k warranty period.
                                                                                    Hope it can be fixed but at least I have the warranty to fall back on if it doesn’t get fixed.

                                                                                    • #42 Greg Scott says:

                                                                                      Same thing for my 2017 silverado spent a lot of money. Now vibration. Bogging.lack of power shifting issue and all I was handed was a service bulletin with no fix. totally sick over this lost trust in gm they will never get back

                                                                                      • #43 Terry Osborn says:

                                                                                        After purchasing or leasing 20 new GMs, vets, Escalades etc. l love my new 2017 gmc 1500 Denali. I just can’t drive it on the hi-way. Dealer going to put on new tires(would not let me pay up charge for michelins) after l complained about their shake meter not being acceptable. After all l have read I’m not looking forward to this journey. Will keep you posted.

                                                                                        • #44 Raymond Tyson says:

                                                                                          I purchased a 2017 Silverado on February 25th 2017 and also have horrible vibration issues along with transmission shift issues and there’s no fix for either. I’d like to know how in the hell is GM allowed to sell these vehicles with all these known issues and no clue on how to fix them? Why aren’t they obligated by law to let you know about these issues before purchasing the vehicle? Does anyone know the law on this?

                                                                                          • #45 Phil Stiver says:

                                                                                            I have been driving Chevrolet 2500’s for 20 years . The same model . Never had a problem until now . I’m underwhelmed by GM . The dealerships are stuck because they have a bad product the manufacturer won’t back . Hired a lawyer on the advice of the manager of the dealership.

                                                                                            • #46 rich says:

                                                                                              2017 Chevy 4X4 Silverado LT 5.3 at 400 miles noticed at 50 and 78 mph weird shake in the front like the tires are out of balance. Steering wheel doesn’t shake and overall handling is good. I guess from what I’m reading I am screwed and stuck with a Chevy shake lemon. Maybe the dealership will help me get out of it and not burn me too bad on a trade out. Put 25K down.

                                                                                              • #47 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                @Raymond–They are not going to deter you from buying their vehicle.

                                                                                                • #48 Paolo says:

                                                                                                  Bought a brand new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 and right off the bat noticed the vibrations in the truck. From there they have tried to fix the truck on three separate occasions and still the same problem! The dealership then told me they were putting new manufactured pieces in my truck called “bushings”. And told me from here on out every gmc model will be equipped with these so called “bushings” to fix the vibrations issue. After in place I was excited to pick up my truck, to find out this never ending issue is still occurring and my truck still remains to shake. I am about to take action and file lemon law, but was wondering if anyone has filed the lemon law for this problem and has won the case? The dealership has advised me not to file lemon law and told me; “it’s a lose lose situation for everyone”. Someone please help me out…

                                                                                                  • State: Ma
                                                                                                • #49 Daniel Hooe says:

                                                                                                  I have a 2016 GMC Sierra that has a vibration that starts around 40 mph. It can be felt in steering wheel and started around 4k miles. Two tires replaced also had tires road force balanced. Dealer says they cannot feel it. Had two people drive truck, both could feel it. One has been a mechanic for 40 years and the other is a master machinist. Three visits and now trouble is worse. I would like to keep truck but what can you do.

                                                                                                  • State: NC
                                                                                                • #50 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                  @Paolo: Give us a call at 1 800 LEMON LAW (1 800 536 6652) to discuss the situation and your rights.

                                                                                                  • #51 Terry Osborn says:

                                                                                                    Update on 2017 gmc Denali 1500. Now after 6500 miles have new Goodyear junk tires, new drive shaft, and new trany fluid(Mobil 1), dealer says drive it for 200 miles and let us know. Still love the truck but hate this experience. Dealer says if still vibrating at hi-way speeds they will install a new rear end, lucky me! Wife has better sense of humor than me, getting me a plate “SHAKER” to go with “TROZCAD” and “7LTRFUN”

                                                                                                    • State: Mi.
                                                                                                  • #52 Donald faulkner says:

                                                                                                    Always been CHEVROLET owner but I bought a 2016 Silverado new has had a vibration since day one truck was delivered by salesman to house called him back told him the problem he said he noticed it hasn’t been fixed yet 4th time in shop still no solution

                                                                                                    • State: Kentucky
                                                                                                  • #53 Richard craig says:

                                                                                                    I have a 2015 Silverado with the same vibration. I filed the lemon law and was told to contact the BBB. I had all the repair bill and took the BBB for a test drive with a GM rep. They all felt the vibration but sided with GM because it’s normal. I say it’s not normal. I can only drive it on short trips. I have a Ford F150 for longer trips and work.
                                                                                                    Don’t ever buy a GM product again. They are in bed with BBB.

                                                                                                    • State: fl
                                                                                                  • #54 Ron Jeremy says:

                                                                                                    Bought a 2017 Silverado in December. I noticed a strange humming noise on the way home from buying it while coasting around 40mph. I ended up just blowing it off and chalking it up to general road noise. The sound continued and became very annoying. At about 1600 miles the truck started to shutter / jerk while accelerating . I decided to take it in while it was still under warranty. Dealership had it for a week. They told me that it was the Exhaust system, so they changed out the entire exhaust system. Picked it up And barely drove a 100 yd before the noise started again. I turned around and dropped it back off for a second time. They ended up having my truck for about 20days when I decided to start a lemon law claim. It took them almost 3 weeks to get an engineer to come down for a final repair attempt. By this point, the truck had been at the dealership for well over 30 days . I kept insisting to the gm case worker that I was assigned, that my truck was a lemon according to florida law. She argued and said that I just left the truck there and that none of those days counted. One new exhaust system, entire rear end, and a torque converter later they finally admitted that the truck was a lemon. They ended up having my truck for around 60 days before they admitted it. I was also not offered any kind of courtesy vehicle during this period. They are now a repurchasing my truck for the entire purchase price plus interest on payments.

                                                                                                    • State: FL
                                                                                                  • #55 Rafael says:

                                                                                                    I just bought a 2014 gmc sierra 1500 about a year and a half..
                                                                                                    And now that I seen this article seems like I just been wasting money trying to fix the vibrating on the rear end that doesn’t seem to go away..
                                                                                                    Now it’s to the point that every little bump I run over feels like the real driver side wheel is going to come apart from the truck..
                                                                                                    Have anyone done something about it??
                                                                                                    I really wanna know what I can do about this issue..

                                                                                                    • State: Arkansas
                                                                                                  • #56 Terry Moore says:

                                                                                                    Have a Silverado 2500 HD Ext. Cab Duramax. When pulling my horse or other trailer, and braking downhill, the truck starts shimmying so bad it feels like the front end is going to fall apart. Have to get off the brakes and use other method to slow down. Told dealership about it for over 3 years, still no solution. Talked with GM, they said to take it back to dealer because no one had ever went for a test ride with me. Very disgusting and from looking at all these complaints they can’t seem to solve the problem. This is the last Chevrolet truck I will ever buy.

                                                                                                    • State: Oregon
                                                                                                  • #57 Bob says:

                                                                                                    GM spent 14 months with me and my “shaky” 2014 Silverado. New driveshaft, reversed drive shaft, balanced drive shaft, 17″wheels, 18″ wheels, 20″ wheels, new Michelins, new rear end, the list goes on. After 14 months they made me an inexpensive way to get into a 2015. It was more than fair and GM tried their best. BUT the new 2015 has the same shake. It’s worse when pulling my boat. I’m living with it until the new 2018 Fords are available.

                                                                                                    • State: Ohio
                                                                                                  • #58 Alvin says:

                                                                                                    I recently purchased a new 2017 GMC Sierra 6 months ago, this vehicle currently has 27000 miles. At 60 mph start feeling a vibration at 75 mph vibration worsen, seats rattle, door pannel rattle, i my self start to rattle. This is crazy $50,000 truck and this, i should have bought a toyota. Ridiculous

                                                                                                    • State: Florida
                                                                                                  • #59 Jesse Inman says:

                                                                                                    purchased a 2016 GMC sierra Z71 2 miles at purchase now has 20,000 been back to dealer 7 times two sets of tires bunch of bull later GM says its with in their specks so 52,000 dollar truck should shake your drink out of the cup holder from 62 to 77

                                                                                                    • State: TN
                                                                                                  • #60 Jock Russell says:

                                                                                                    I have the same shake and vibration everyone else has. The truck is a $60,000 loaded LTZ Z71. It has been in the shop four times and presently in shop for over 30 days. Replaced with three new sets of Michelin’s picking out the very best on road force specs. and it still shakes. My question is has any one received any compensation from GM or used a lemon law lawyer to solve issue. Thanks in advance. My email address is

                                                                                                    • State: GA
                                                                                                  • #61 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                    @Jack: Yes, we have been successful with these cases.

                                                                                                    • #62 Lisa says:

                                                                                                      I purchased a 2015 Chevy Silverado brand new. It’s in the shop right now for a second set of motor mounts. First set was done when truck was a couple months old. I’m not holding my breath that the shacking/ vibration problem will be fixed with this set.
                                                                                                      I really think it’s a more in depth issue since so many of us are having problems and GM can’t find an answer.
                                                                                                      I love my truck but will not put up with this problem!
                                                                                                      Lemon Law here I come!

                                                                                                      • State: Florida
                                                                                                    • #63 Rob McGhee says:

                                                                                                      I just purchased a 2017 Silverado Z71 5 days ago and noticed the vibration when driving the truck back to the dealership from their overflow lot. Was told it was probably flat spotted tires from sitting. I put 500 miles on it in 4 days just so I could take it in for them to look at it. 3 of 4 tires were out of balance and 2 needed road forced. They called me to come in to drive it with the tech and the tired must not have been the problem still same harsh vibration bbetween 40-50 mph. The vibration got worse when I hauled my trailer. Left it with them again so they could hook it up to the picoscope to hopefully isolate the problem but I doubt it.

                                                                                                      • State: VA
                                                                                                    • #64 Al D says:

                                                                                                      Bought a new 2014 1500 Crew Cab Sierra SLT. At 7200 miles I brought it into dealer for vibrations at 40-45 thru 60mph. Dealer rebalanced all four tires and said alinement was out,paid them for balance and alinement. Now July 2017 still under warranty brought in with only13000 miles for same issue, they have had it a week ,balance tires, drive shaft still shakes they now have the ring and pinion gears out. if this don’t fix I will turn to lemon law or a GMC buy out. Any advice?

                                                                                                      • State: New York
                                                                                                    • #65 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                      @Al: I would look into your rights sooner than later.

                                                                                                      • #66 mbx5 says:

                                                                                                        New 2017 2500HD Duramax crew cab. Got the same wheel shake on the way home tonight. 45 miles on the truck. Called dealer – got the flat spots on tires reply. I am concerned after reading these posts… Not cool.

                                                                                                        • State: PA
                                                                                                      • #67 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                        @MBX5: If you find yourself back repeatedly, please call us at 800 536 6652.

                                                                                                        • #68 allen r acker says:

                                                                                                          I have a 2016 chevy 1500 Z71 and it has had a vibration sense i first got it . I have had it in three or four time and the dealer said gm knows they have a problem but there is know fix . but what i have a problem with is they dont have a problem taking are money every mounth… ..I had a ten year old trailblazer that neverhada vibration…. we all need some help getting GM to bye aretrucks back period…

                                                                                                          • State: MI
                                                                                                        • #69 Josie B says:

                                                                                                          Just purchased a 2017 Chevy Silverado regular cab, 8 foot bed. had undercoating, purchased the paint protection, and the 8 year extended warranty on 7-27-17 with 64 miles on the truck. My husband took the truck into Pittsburgh and noticed the vibration immediately. Dropped the truck off at the dealership on 7-31-17, It is now 8-18, they still have the truck. We are getting the same party line that everyone seems to be receiving. They tore the rear end out and said it was too much play in the gears, then they tried 24 tires, then we were told it was a bearing. I was told we are now waiting for a GM engineer to come and inspect our vehicle. We have always been a loyal Chevy family, but no longer. When we dropped the truck off the General Manager at the dealership assured us that they would make it right, whether it was to refund our investment, find us a new truck, or fix this one. Well not one of the 3 promises has come to fruition yet.

                                                                                                          • State: PA
                                                                                                        • #70 Dennis Butkowski says:

                                                                                                          2016 Silverado Double Cab LT. Has been shaking at low speeds for quite some time now. Been back and forth to dealer. Also, a bad rotten egg smell when accelerating from a stop. Dealer drove with me and acknowledges shake, but says just a slight vibration and can’t smell the rotten eggs either. GM has been involved from the beginning, but will not do anything for me. Made another appointment to have truck looked at again of Friday, 8/25/17. Had to take a day off since they apparently can’t do this on a weekend.

                                                                                                          • State: FL
                                                                                                        • #71 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                          @Josie: We would like to help you if the vehicle is out of service 30 days. Visit or call us at 800 536 6652.

                                                                                                          • #72 Josie B says:

                                                                                                            My husband and I will be contacting you on August 30th. We’ve been told that the GM engineer is telling my service manager to keep trying different tires. We dropped the truck off with a little over 100 miles on it as of yesterday we were told there is now 758 miles on our vehicle. Not only does this truck have the vibration issues, when backing up on a severe uphill incline it starts chugging and the engine seems to want to shut down. They haven’t addressed this issue yet.

                                                                                                            • State: pa
                                                                                                          • #73 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                            @Josie: Not sure if you reached out yet but we are here. 800 536 6652 or

                                                                                                            • #74 Dee Aniel says:

                                                                                                              Have 2016 GMC Sierra SLT 4X4. Same problem. After researching, I found out the problem lis in the torc converter. Also wrong transmission fluid used. Have to double flush transmission and recalibrate gears. So far this has stopped the vibration. If, comes back torc converter has to be replaced with new “updated” one. Seems this was caused by the mandatory mph requirement, converters were not updated which in turn throws off calibrations of gears. At least this how I understood it. Good luck !!

                                                                                                              • State: Florida
                                                                                                            • #75 Rudy Johnson says:

                                                                                                              I have an appointment to address my vibration issue this week. The service manager assures me that it is a torque converter issue. I shall see.

                                                                                                              • State: Florida
                                                                                                            • #76 Justin Stokes says:

                                                                                                              I bought a 2016 GMC Sierra Z71 5.3L 8 spd trans, now with 29K mi. About 1000 miles ago I started noticing a shaking/shuddering (steering wheel, seats, pedals, body and bed) when accelerating between 45-70 mph ~5 sec intervals. Something is not right between computer and transmission, when it does it, the RPM gauge fluctuates up and down and seems to do it whether in V4 or V8 mode. Same issue whether in tow mode or not. to the point of serious jerking when on incline with light acceleration. If I stomp on it, it goes away…sort of. I was first told during my last service (not sure if they drove it enough to see what really was going on) this was normal for this truck with the shifting from V4-V8 and a random thunk sound while it is shifting when coming to a stop or taking off. I have been driving this truck for almost 2 yrs and know what is normal and what is not. Strange thing is it sort of comes and goes, but now it back worse than ever, This constant vibration/shuddering makes driving this truck miserable. making an appointment now to have this readdressed.

                                                                                                              • State: NC
                                                                                                            • #77 Dave Nelson says:

                                                                                                              Same issue with my 2017 2500HD crew cab Duramax. It has been in for repairs and was told by the General Manager there was nothing more they could do that it’s my truck now!

                                                                                                              Service manager said he would like to fix it but there is NO fix and that he would be upset also as he drove the truck and felt it saying that its a big problem!

                                                                                                              Going in for the GM final attempt to fix in the morning, I will keep everyone posted very loyal GM guy over 17 new purchases something best happen soon!

                                                                                                              Yes I have attorneys involved.

                                                                                                              • State: Arkansas
                                                                                                            • #78 Allen Roach says:

                                                                                                              I bought my 2016 1500 Silverado LT Z71 with 22” rims and tires in December of 2016. Took it to the dealer service dept. about a week after I bought it and had the front passenger side axel replaced. 4 days later had bad vibration and they replace 3 tires. Took it back in August for vibration and they said it was fixed. It wasn’t ! Just took it back again October 12th , picked it up on the 17th. They replaced 2 more tires. Said it was fixed and road tested. Drove it home and still had vibration. Took it right back the same day. Now they put sensors on the truck and drove it . Now waiting on GM to tell them what to do next.

                                                                                                              • State: WV
                                                                                                            • #79 Justin Stokes says:

                                                                                                              2016 GMC Sierra Z71 is fixed! $0…torque converter and trans flush and oil pan removed and re-sealed. Drives like new, Great Service by my local dealer!
                                                                                                              oh, to the post above about the screen going black and controls not working, almost like is hangs or reboots, this is fixed with a computer/GPS update.
                                                                                                              I’ve fell back in love with this truck already!

                                                                                                              • State: NC
                                                                                                            • #80 George Smith says:

                                                                                                              Bought new 17 GMC Seirra SLT and had vibration issues from get go. They balanced tires, road force, replaced three of them, replaced motor mounts but issue pretty much the same. They put a vibration analyzer on it and said the truck is within spec. Feel it mostly in steering wheel at about any speed but more at the 4 cylinder op level, coasting down hills and at interstare highway speed. Feel stuck….

                                                                                                              • State: WV
                                                                                                            • #81 Mike Krajewski says:

                                                                                                              Wow, like others stated, “I thought I was alone”. I ordered a 2016 silverado crew cab, z71, 6.5 box with 6.2L. I have factory 22″ tires. Vibration started about 15. Factory rotated and balanced tires, turned around and said vibration still there, they then had it for 3 days trying to balance a tire (supossedly). They said the had to order a new tire and pro rate me $100. After I thought about it, I shouldnt have had to pay for that!. Anyway, vibration is back, 26k on it (40-80mph). Not sure about anyone else, but truck allso rides rough as hell, lots of wheel hop. Will be going back and showing them this thread. Then go back one more time befor 36k, then higher an attorney I guess.
                                                                                                              I like the truck, disappointed…….

                                                                                                              • State: Wisconsin
                                                                                                            • #82 Mike Krajewski says:

                                                                                                              #79 Justin Stokes
                                                                                                              I was thinking about that. Had a 2006 escalade once it hit 100k plus it was vibrating, ended up being Torque converter……..

                                                                                                              • State: Wisconsin
                                                                                                            • #83 Justin Ferdenzi says:

                                                                                                              Just bought a 2015 GMC Sierra SLE about 3 weeks ago with 34,000 on it. Noticed the vibration and was so disappointed to find all these different threads explaining the same issue. On rare occasions, the truck rides smooth as glass. If I get on it hard, the truck shutters and it seems like the transmission is slipping. When I called a GMC dealer, they tried to persuasively tell me it was a tire issue and that GM will only offer a pro-rated amount for new tires for the fix and given the mileage, it wasn’t worth bringing it in! I let them know its not the tires and its at the dealer today. I’m sure I will be pressing them to investigate the issues with multiple visits before I hit 36,000.

                                                                                                              • State: MA
                                                                                                            • #84 Ed Constant says:

                                                                                                              Purchased 2017 High Country Silverado 1500 crew cab. Test drive with salesman showed vibration at all speeds. Told him needs tire balance or check the vibration. Picked up the vehicle next day (1st week in Dec) he assured me that it was done and everything ok. I’m 80 years old, traded a perfectly good 2015 2500 to make it easier to get in and out of. Talked to a service manager at another dealership and he told me that all the half tons have the vibration problem and even his 2017 shakes so bad it spills his coffee. He informed me that GM is working on the problem but has no fix yet. I have been GM owner since 19 years old and really disappointed to this point. It is not a pleasure to drive and unless they fix the problem this is the last GM product for me. The only positive thing is I have less than 500 miles on it and my city MPG is 17.4 with the 6.2L.

                                                                                                              • State: SD
                                                                                                            • #85 Don mcdowell says:

                                                                                                              Just bought a used 2013 chevy silverado 4×4 lt with 132000 miles.Great deal on truck was happy about two weeks after purchasing I noticed a vibration,took it in to dealer they balanced tires still vibrating.After reading complaints looks like im screwed! Carfax on truck showed no problems!what should I do?

                                                                                                              • State: Florida
                                                                                                            • #86 Bryan Fuhre says:

                                                                                                              2018 gmc 2500
                                                                                                              Nothing has changed.
                                                                                                              1200 miles on it shakes so bad I can’t drive it on the highway

                                                                                                              • State: Texas
                                                                                                            • #87 allan snyder says:

                                                                                                              seems like a common problem had same issue with vibration but there seems to be a fix dealership here changed the transmission oil to a different brand recommended by gm bingo problem gone but now after 10000miles front differential is pooched I had this happen twice with my 2015 escalade now in my 2017 Denali what a bunch of junk at 4000 bucks a pop for this repair its a little scary

                                                                                                              • State: canada
                                                                                                            • #88 harold hartman says:

                                                                                                              2017 Silverado 1500 4×4 Z 71 hit 30,000 miles started to notice the vibration. 45 mph then 65 mph and up not to bad yet. Pulling a trailer at these speeds really increases the vibration. Just returned from the dealership and 2 new tires no improvement. From everything I have read it will probably only get worse. Have a friend that works for GM one year from retirement and lemon law lawyer both said dump it. Employees at the dealership hardly acknowledge there is a issue or have never heard of this at all. This is my 5th Silverado and probably my last. Please inform everyone possible of this issue. Good luck to all buyers involved I feel your pain.

                                                                                                              • State: michigan
                                                                                                            • #89 Paul Laing says:

                                                                                                              I started to notice a vibration in my new 2018 Sierra SLT almost immediately. Roads at the time were snow covered so I chalked it up to that. After 4000 kms it is obviously vibrating. Going into the dealer tomorrow. After reading all these posts, I am sick to my stomach. Don’t know what recourse we have in Canada.

                                                                                                              • State: Ontario
                                                                                                            • #90 Troy says:

                                                                                                              I have a 2014 Sierra 5.3 I got it at 17000 miles on it used had stock tires Texas edition from 60 to 80 mph the vibration is terrable well I bought bigger rims 26 at that even worse so I’ve done test had bought all new tires for both stock 20s and the 26s had all them balanced and got alligment to spec for the 20s and alligment to spec on the 26s same thing nothing made a difference and the dealer dident know that act like nothing’s wrong I’ve had for 2 years and just dealing with it and I can’t stand it I don’t know what els to do I love the truck hate the vibration

                                                                                                              • State: Texas
                                                                                                            • #91 Will says:

                                                                                                              2017 Allstar. Shakes at 70-80mph. Dealer has had it 4 times and no fix. 9000 miles on it. Highway speeds cause it to vibrate mainly through center console. Sad! GM acts like they have never heard of this issue! SHAME ON GM!

                                                                                                              • State: NC
                                                                                                            • #92 Mark says:

                                                                                                              2015 silveraldo same isues just bought it 3 months used they better fixed it. or They will here this from me

                                                                                                              • State: Ca
                                                                                                            • #93 Caleb Davis says:

                                                                                                              Purchased an end of year 2016 Sierra, loaner truck, had 3000 miles on it and vibrated slightly from the beginning. I asked the rep whats up with it and he said the transmission was still “Learning”.
                                                                                                              Motor mounts couldn’t handle any more vibration and they were replaced at 19,000 miles. Truck has had all fuel injectors replaced and now they want to reprogram the fuel module? Problem has always existed and still exists.
                                                                                                              Not sure what’s going on, Active Fuel management seems to not engage correctly, ever.

                                                                                                              • State: Texas
                                                                                                            • #94 Nick g says:

                                                                                                              I just do not understand why GM keeps insisting that the trucks need AFM. This is the main culprit of most of these issues I am reading about. What’s happening is when the motor drops to 4 cyl and the driver hits the gas but only a small amount. The truck tries to accelerate but the computer has not yet told it to go back to 8 cyl yet. So with truck using only 4cyl of power it will shake and bog until it makes it back to 8 cyls. Now. I too have a 2011 Silverado that shakes. My solution is drive it in manual 5 and leave it there. It then shuts down the AFM. Again I am almost certain it ties back to the AFM design in the engine. GM needs to leave the engines alone. I bought and want a V8. An all time V8 !!! Now they are talking about making it drop to only 1 cylinder…lol oh boy. They just don’t get it. And I just got done with a tranny. Torque converter swap out this week. Truck has 82000 miles on it. Pre mature for a non hauler? Heck yeah. These new tranny’s are crap. To much going on in them. GM needs to head back to basics to fix these ussues. I rented a 2018 Colorado during the swap out. Brand new! Damn thing when shifting into drive or reverse it made the whole truck jerk. But only when I used the automatic starter. Either way this is my last GM vehicle for certain. Granted all these car companies have their issues. But GM takes the Cake. But hey as long as the truck looks good who cares…ha!!!

                                                                                                              • State: Ct
                                                                                                            • #95 Mike says:

                                                                                                              I have a 2014 Silverado single cab 4wd . It’s had a vibration ever since 25000 mi and they say they CAN’T fix it. Im done with GM

                                                                                                              • State: Arkansas
                                                                                                            • #96 Jason says:

                                                                                                              I recently had to hire a lawyer, to get some sort of resolve with my 2015 GMC Sierra Reg Cab 4wd base model. Shaking from day one. Problem was the dealer told me they were not allowed to do anything more than Road Force Balance, until GM sent them a “pico” tool. 10k miles later, they finally look at it, by the way, they didn’t use nor have said tool when looking at the issue. Found the rear diff was “missing” shims or had excessive plan. After the third rear end rebuild the truck still was shaking. I would say the first 10k miles of the faulty rear end caused other issues. That I got tired of dealing with, like the radio not work, the hvac not working. The truck randomly cutting out with no warning. I only wish I hired a lawyer sooner, and got more from the settlement.

                                                                                                              • State: CT
                                                                                                            • #97 John says:

                                                                                                              2014 Chevy Selverado my 1st brand new vehicle ever & I’m 50.. Traded in my 2002 Toyota Tundra & it had over 300,000 miles, never shaked. This Chevy has been shaking since about 20,000 miles. I currently have 98,000 miles & it only gets worse with age. For someone that drives a lot of highway miles, it is brutal on the body after a 3-hour ride. Also, if Chevy doesn’t think it’s a safety issue, try changing lanes at night when your looking into the rearview or side mirrors & all you see is squiggly lines.. plus we buy American cubicles only to find out their made in Mexico.. Time to go back to a Toyota. At least they replaced my frame when it rotted out.. Chevy refuses to fix this safety problem. Cutting my losses with Chevy & buy a Toyota!!!!

                                                                                                              • State: Massachusetts
                                                                                                            • #98 COREY SHORT says:

                                                                                                              I see I am not the only person having this problem. My 2016 Silverado High Country is doing the same thing. Anyone know how I can get GM service to fix this problem for free? All sorts of good info in this thread. I will be taking my baby to a dealership to see what can be done.

                                                                                                              • State: SC - SOUTH CAROLINA
                                                                                                            • #99 Thomas Rorex says:

                                                                                                              I’ve had this vibration problem since new. Dealership refused to acknowledge there was a proplem. Blamed my tires. Forced balanced them to no solution. Torque converter went out today and they wanted $1850 to repair it. Said it damaged the bell housing as well. That should not happen in a centrifugal configuration that is working properly! Chevrolet knows this is a problem and a recall should have been issued a long time ago! Class action lawsuit should be filled!

                                                                                                              • State: AL
                                                                                                            • #100 Kevin says:

                                                                                                              I have a 2018 2500 Duramax and it has been to the dealer twice for a vibration that GM is aware of but they have not fixed it. In 2015 they put out a bulletin for 1500 series trucks but the problem also exist in 2500’s. The dealer where I purchased it has 3 on the lot that have a worse vibration than mine. It will beat your kindey stones out in a 3 hr drive.

                                                                                                              • State: NC
                                                                                                            • #101 Theodore fior says:

                                                                                                              2018 chev 2500 hd. Has had 4 tires changed already. Going back in for shaking again. Worked for chev for18 years and would not ever buy another one.

                                                                                                              • State: Fla
                                                                                                            • #102 Steve Montoya says:

                                                                                                              I bought a 2015 GMC Serria SLT. On my test drive before I purchased it. It had a vibration and the salesperson said because of it sitting it has a flat spot. My truck came with 2 year 24000, free service and every time I took it to the shop I told them about the vibration and they balanced and rotated the tires but the vibration was still there. After 24000 mile again I took it for service and told them it still is vibrating. After a few times telling them they told me they forced balanced the tires, kinda made better but after a my trip home it came right back. So I finally asked them to really look at this problem. So my truck was in their shop for over a month. They replaced the drive shaft, then they had the new shaft rebalanced. then they said the rear differential was the problem, so after another 2 weeks the service manager called and said that he thought it was better but still had a small vibration. So I went to pick it up and test drove it and nope it was now worse because the vibration was still there but now at speeds from 52 to 68 it makes a high pitch whining noise then you can’t hear again until 85 mph and high. I even took the GM for a ride and when showed him the whining he said the it’s the rear differential making that noise. So after all of that the service manager said there was nothing else they could do. He even said that there are other customers with there trucks vibration worse then mine and their not complaining. The GM told me that he called General Motors and they told him that I didn’t qualify for lemon, or buyback. But they would give me 5000.00 more for my truck is worth to purchase a new 2018 truck. But when test driving 2 different new trucks one with 50 miles and the other with 130 miles they both had a really noticeable vibration. So I Said no thank you to that. I need help.

                                                                                                              • State: NM
                                                                                                            • #103 mike says:

                                                                                                              I have a 2015 LTZ Chevy 4×4 6.2 engine bought it when it had 8600 miles on it
                                                                                                              it has 27500 miles now the shake started about 4 weeks ago been to dealer road force bal tires did not do any good going back for second round next week. really is sad that GM can’t fix this problem
                                                                                                              if they can’t fix it they should refund your money . They probably fired the guy who knows how to fix the mess they are in . By the way all the trucks that are having problems where they assembled in Mexico mine was . ??

                                                                                                              • State: mississippi
                                                                                                            • #104 Gary keeling says:

                                                                                                              I’ve got same vibration on my 2018 Silverado only has 1000 miles on it, I took it back to the dealership said that’s normal. Nothing to worry about. Hym. Driving in 7th no problem and they said it won’t hurt anything. Bought that range AFM module to lock into v8 mode. That keeps in v8 but still has the vibration in 8th gear. SO transmission must be the problem in the 8th speed. So now what?…Live with it I guess. G

                                                                                                              • State: Ca
                                                                                                            • #105 Mike says:

                                                                                                              I also started having vibration at 58 mph on my 2016 Gmc 1500 Denali with 38000 miles on it . Comes on and off about every 10 seconds and getting worse.
                                                                                                              This is the 6 speed trans with the 6.2 motor. I know they have problems with the 8 speed also. Bean counters are cutting to many corners and charging more. Very flustered with GM

                                                                                                              • State: Indiana
                                                                                                            • #106 Scott Forlines says:

                                                                                                              At 871 miles I started to have transmission issues, with hard downshifts, from 2-1

                                                                                                              At 3,000 miles I had the Infotainment center reflashed to allow for the rear camera brightness to be adjusted

                                                                                                              3/27/18 –11,005 miles truck was returned to dealership to have the fuel mileage decrease checked (I was only getting 11mpg according to the dash average, but when I finally got it to the dealership they drove it for 32 miles and were getting 18.8-19.2 on the “last 50 miles” average)
                                                                                                              I was also still complaining about the transmission acting up, hash downshifts from 2-1 and shutter/fishbite in top gear under 1500 rpms —Per Bulletin #4944111 they removed the pan, found metal in pan, they flushed the fluid and replace the Torque Converter.

                                                                                                              8/21/18—17, 681 miles. Truck was taken back to the dealer again for the transmission shutter/downshift issues (again). This time they dropped the pan and found more metal in the pan, so they “rebuilt” the transmission and replace the converter again.

                                                                                                              9/19/18— 18,476 Miles. Transmission still shuttering in lockup, when climbing a hill (feels like a miss, and even stores misfire codes in Mode 6 on several different cylinders), not every time when coasting from 30 mph to a stop when it shifts from 2-1 around 18mph you will swear someone has run into the back of you if downshifts so hard.
                                                                                                              They also replaced the Passenger Rear Shock under Warranty for leaking (now at 25k the Drivers side is starting to leak)
                                                                                                              They never found anything on this last check, told me to keep driving it, until it gets worse.

                                                                                                              At the end of December of 2018 I took the truck back to the dealer one last time and they rechecked the ECM and Trans for the latest Flash updates. Everything was up to date already (which I already knew). Just before this I had replaced the MAF because the levels on the scanner was low at idle. Replaced with the new Delco one and the levels are 4.9 at idle., and checked the airbox for the damage per TSB and no damage found.

                                                                                                              My fuel mileage is still out of wack, 15-16 mpg average. (My ’99 5.3 silverado got better than this)
                                                                                                              Before replacing the MAF my long term fuel trims on both banks were -28 now after they are both roughly -9 to -13 (every other vehicle I have checked the fuel trims are +5 to +7 more in line with GDI specs). The truck still seems to be missing under load and under 1500 rpms in top gear. But no check engine light.
                                                                                                              I have checked for exhaust leaks-none
                                                                                                              Performed a BG Intake Service- this helped bring back about 1-1.5mpg
                                                                                                              I have also installed a PCV System Catch Can to help the decrease of oil/fuel vapor going back onto the intake valves.

                                                                                                              • State: VA
                                                                                                            • #107 Walter Hosler Jr says:

                                                                                                              Bought a new 2018 and between 70 and 80 the vibration is so annoying took to multiple dealers and all the same, can’t find a problem. dealt with GM and they said everything on the truck is within Gm variance and there is nothing further they can do. Only have 7000 miles on the truck. So my advice is to stay away from Chevy trucks Got a new 2019 loaner power steering went out almost wrecked on an off-ramp took back got 2018 LD 400 miles on and the vibration was the same as my truck.

                                                                                                              • State: MI
                                                                                                            • #108 Cam Ray says:

                                                                                                              2014 Silverado 1500 LT 4×4. Same vibration as everyone above stated, along with terrible ride quality, which seems to be getting worse (currently at 65,000 miles). Dealership has told me three times it was related to a bent rim and tires that were unevenly worn. Rim was “fixed,” all 4 tires were road force balanced, and after 3 visits, the vibration is still there. Annoyingly, there are times it rides smooth as silk. But other times I can’t keep a cup in the cup holder without it spilling or falling out. And it has nothing to do with the roads…good or bad it vibrates.

                                                                                                              • State: Tennessee
                                                                                                            • #109 David Waters says:

                                                                                                              2018 GMC 2500 Denali 4 X 4. Right front seat vibrates driving down the highway. have taken it to the dealership and they acknowledged there is a problem. too it back 3 times. The second time I took it back they told me it was a truck and I might have to live with it. so I told them I needed to bring in my girlfriends truck and get it fixed then. It also is a 2018 GMC Denali 4 x 4 they said what’s wrong with it. I said her seat does not vibrate so we need to get it fixed so it does. the 3rd time I took it to the dealer they said they filled out a field survey through GM. now this was last July and I have not heard anything from the dealer or GM. both trucks are the same. I should also state they are Duramax’s. Does anyone else have this issue.

                                                                                                              • State: Pennsylvania
                                                                                                            • #110 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                              @David: We certainly can help. Please call us at 800 536 6652 or submit your information at

                                                                                                              • #111 Tracy says:

                                                                                                                My wife and i bought (two) 2017 Chevrolet high country pickups in February of 2017 paid better than 105,000 dollars for the pair.

                                                                                                                both trucks have been in two different shops to take a look at and diagnose this “Shake”/ Vibration issue. they adjusted the shift timing on my wifes the first go round then rebuilt my torque converter on my first trip. next trip for the wife and mine was to flush the transmission.
                                                                                                                the shake is still there. no one seems to have an answer, and we were told that GM is aware of the problem.
                                                                                                                very disappointed in this spent lots of money and have an irritating drive to work and home.

                                                                                                                • State: oklahoma
                                                                                                              • #112 Terry says:

                                                                                                                2018 GMC 6.2 L Denali 4 X 4. Purchased 5/30//2019 with 19 miles. I’ve now had this trucks 11 days and took it to the shop today 6/14/19 back to the shop where I purchased it for vibration-shimmy while driving. It literally vibrates every 8-10 sec and the vibration/shimming last 4-5 seconds all day when driving at all different speeds. It just doesn’t stop. The noise is coming from the front and notice the steering has problems too. Truck was and still in 2wd. I paid $58k and cannot believe this has happened. This my 5th or 6th truck and this has never happened before. I’m being told I have lemon. I’m now in a loaner truck until they fix it. Any advice. I am calling GM to start this process immediately on next steps.

                                                                                                                • State: Florida
                                                                                                              • #113 Kenneth says:

                                                                                                                Just took my 2019 Silverado 1500 WT 2wd to the dealership for the vibration issue. They said it wasn’t the first time they heard of this. I have to take it back July 19.

                                                                                                                • State: PA
                                                                                                              • #114 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                @Kenneth: If/when you have to take it back in three times for this issue, make sure you call us at 1 800 536 6652. And make sure you get detailed repair invoices each time you bring the Silverado in for vibration. Keep those invoices in a safe place.

                                                                                                                • #115 Richard Russell says:

                                                                                                                  Well i have had my 2014 shakerado going on five years. I have had this issue the entire time. Wish I would have known this before now. Chevy sales persons, mechanics, management, corporate and all the rest I have talked to about this issue have all tried to tell me that there is nothing wrong. Well I could put a cup with a drink in cup holder and when I get to certain speed like 70-80 it will look as if my drink is boiling in cup holder.

                                                                                                                  • State: GA
                                                                                                                • #116 Damir says:

                                                                                                                  My cousin told me he has same vibration on his 2015 GMC Sierra and even made me a video driving down the highway. I told him to sell it and to get Toyota Tundra. After that he lived happily ever after.

                                                                                                                  • State: FL
                                                                                                                • #117 Jeremy says:

                                                                                                                  2016 Gmc 2500 duramax. 30k miles. Shakes on the highway like everyone else to the point that your beverage looks like a pot of boiling water. Vibration can also be felt in the seat. I have changed tires, suspension components, and after nothing fixed it I just thought it was normal until reading this?

                                                                                                                  Since gmc doesn’t have a solution how can we get a resolution to resolve this?

                                                                                                                  • State: Ga
                                                                                                                • #118 Rick Murphy says:

                                                                                                                  I have a 2018 Chevy Silverado double cab LTZ 5.3 with a 6 speed trans and two wheel drive I have a vibration in the steering wheel that I noticed when I bought the truck used with 16,000 miles I have had it back to the dealer 3 times and so far they have changed the torque converter, road force balanced the tires,Installed new motor mounts and this last week they changed the trans fluid to a different type It now has 20,000 miles and the vibration is exactly as it was when I first took it to the dealer This is really getting frustrating and I will take it back next week

                                                                                                                  • State: OH
                                                                                                                • #119 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                  @Rick: Please give us a call at 800 536 6652 to discuss or visit

                                                                                                                  • #120 aaron moore says:

                                                                                                                    I have had this issue shortly after purchasing my new 2018 Silverado been in the shop 8 or 9 times for a total of over 45 days. They rebuilt the rear diff twice and still no luck. Truck is in the shop now and previously had a lawyer get me 4500 from GM which I denied because I don’t want the truck anymore due to this issue and many other concerns. I put a claim through to BBB auto line, and am still waiting to hear back. I just want this truck gone, and don’t want to sell it third party because that would be very shitty of me.

                                                                                                                    • State: NC
                                                                                                                  • #121 Mark Clack says:

                                                                                                                    My 2016 GMC Sierra vibrates wildly at many different speeds. I bought it used and didn’t notice it until after a month of ownership. Do you suggest that I take it to a dealership and pay for unnecessary repairs prior to contacting an attorney?

                                                                                                                    • State: OH
                                                                                                                  • #122 Paul Cantin says:

                                                                                                                    My 2017 Sierra Denali just started shaking at 45,000 miles. Plan to b ring it to dealer and see what they say.

                                                                                                                    • State: MA
                                                                                                                  • #123 Joe D Clark says:

                                                                                                                    I bought a brand new GMC Denali 1500 in 2018 and it has the same vibration, shaking problem as described in the other comments. It happens around 45 mph and continue until you hit 60mph. If you are in a 45 mph zone it is a major annoyance to have to remove your foot from the gas, slow down or hammer the pedal just to get it to stop.

                                                                                                                    • State: PA
                                                                                                                  • #124 LemonLaw says:

                                                                                                                    @Joe: I would like to know more about this. Have you been back repeatedly? Please go to and fill out your details. We may be able to help.

                                                                                                                    • #125 Darryl Szydlowski says:

                                                                                                                      i bought my 2014 silverado with 46,000 miles on it i have had the truck to the dealers, 3 differant ones under the same monoply about a vibration between the speeds of 40 – 52 miles an hour all to no avail had the truck test driven twice second time the head of service drove the truck for at least 30 miles , he’s well aware he told me he feels its in the rear pinion gears & as he told me , i got the feeling this wasnt his first he said the casting of the gears could have been honed better as they arent meshing as true & smooth as they probably could see my truck vibrates under gas peddle push & on a coast foot off gas ive had the tires (that were new) replaced had the brakes & rotors checked had the alinement done had the economy mode checked for kick down from 8 cyl. to 4 cyl. checked all passed inspection i tend to feel gm is well aware they have an issue & arent willing to do a recall because too many vehicles are affected im retired so i put up with the chevy shake , i dont drive much now i do feel if i went to a specialized drive train shop the problem would be solved in either a new balanced drive shaft & or new or reworked rear pumpkin pinion gears but i dont have thousands of dollars to spend on a crap shoot general motors knows full well they have put out a faulty product but its found in too many of their truck lines and packages so lucky me im retired & will never buy another G M truck & will be sure to spread the word any chance i get ,,

                                                                                                                      • State: NewYork
                                                                                                                    • #126 Michael says:

                                                                                                                      I have a 2021 Silverado 2500HD and im at the dealership now. My truck has the shakes bad, not so bad at slower speeds but around 30mph it starts real bad and gets even worse the closer to 60mph. I have 13,000 miles on my truck. So we will see what the say

                                                                                                                      • State: Georgia
                                                                                                                    • #127 Arthur Johnson says:

                                                                                                                      I Have a 2018 Silverado High Country 6.2L with 22″ wheels, which I purchased in March 2021. It had 46,000 miles on it when I purchased it. It now has 51,000 miles and last week I started getting the vibration at low and high speed. I feel it in the gas pedal, steering wheel and you can also hear it. After a week of this I have an appointment at my Chevy dealer to fix this next week Aug. 26. When I made my appointment with the dealer I asked the service Rep had he ever heard of this problem in Silverado’s, he lied and said he never heard of the problem. What also worries me is of all the complaints no one has a solution. I will let you know how I make out.

                                                                                                                      • State: DE
                                                                                                                    • #128 Robert Perrault says:

                                                                                                                      i have a 2019 Silverado 4 door . 42.000 miles my truck has a vibration like i am riding on those bumps when you get a little off the road. i brought it to the dealer and they say it is the transmission fluid . i am bringing it in Friday and they are going to change the fluid. He explained the problem to me exactly . when i told him there is a vibration. he says it wont hurt the transmission?. i don’t see how it dosnt.

                                                                                                                      • State: Alabama
                                                                                                                    • #129 vincent mahony says:

                                                                                                                      I have been a mechanic 42 years, with some of those years at dealerships. Of the hundred thousand or so specific complaints, most fit one of a few general pattern defects. Going from specific to general in viewing the problem, this gets put in the group of multiple variables at work where the engineers fail to comprehend the interrelatedness of each component and each subsystem to the others. Its a small detail most often overlooked due to a lack of comprehension of the whole as a fluid thing. In Redneck Speak we say they cannot find their ass with both hands. Here is my path to solving so many automobile problems no one else found: 1) Bitching aside, gather the facts about the complaint. 2) Research it based on information from the internet and elsewhere and use good sense to qualify some and disregard the better part of what is found. 3) You arrive at the solution 90% of the time and its solved. So sorry, this one is in the other 10%. 4) So now you go from the specific to the general: find the problem’s family. Be scientific in your reasoning here, not emotional. In today’s instance we have yet again run aground on a situation where the engineers have altered many aspects under pressure to produce it more efficiently and to higher standards. They did it but fell short on unanticipated side effects. It could be a different choice of material, overstressing an individual component, ignorance of interactions of bound components having different thermal expansion rates, and so on. 5) Now lets go hunting: you want a problem which may appear no way related to this from that same problem family which has clearly been solved. Employ 20-20 vision here on that problems solution looking backward to obtain its answer. 6) Take the answer from specific in that case to general. 7) Overlay that generalized solution to today’s specific challenge. 8) If this gets you to the answer, good for you! You just learned your brain is qualified to use fluid intelligence. Please remember how to do it. As for the rest of you, yeah, okay, I’m just a dumbass and “don’t know nothing.”

                                                                                                                      • State: ga

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