- On 2005 Silverados, the light for the transmission shift lever may not illuminate, which may prevent the driver from knowing which gear is selected, according to Motor Trend (see Reference 1).
- Some Silverado transmissions may have difficulty getting out of third gear and may be caused by a faulty shift solenoid, according to lemonlawclaims.com (see Reference 3).
- The Silverado's automatic transmission may have problems shifting from first to second gear with a hard jerking, and likely can be solved with a retrofit kit from a Chevrolet dealer (see references 2 and 3).
- The Silverado 2500 heavy-duty pickup equipped with an Allison 1000 automatic while in reverse could jerk and surge. It should be inspected by the dealer, according to lemonlawclaims.com (see Reference 3).
- On some occasions while the transmission is cold, the Silverado may experience surging after the brakes are applied, forcing the driver to put the vehicle in neutral. A dealer should inspect the problem (see Reference 3).
- A wet safety switch on the diesel-powered 2004 Silverado with the Allison transmission may short out and force the transmission into fail safe mode preventing it from shifting (see Reference 3).