2014 Chevrolet Silverado

High Country RWD 4-Dr Crew Cab Short V8 auto trans

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Front Drivers Side
Austin, Texas -- When Chevrolet planned to enter the premium pickup segment, it steered clear of gates with wrought-iron lettering. Maria Rohrer, marketing director for Chevy trucks, wanted something other than cow-calf operations and haystacks coming to mind with the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country. "It was meant to be ranch agnostic," Rohrer said.
Yes, this is Chevy's new competitor for the Ford F-150 King Ranch. In Texas, which accounts for a ridiculous percentage of pickup sales, the King Ranch name is known and revered. In the expansive style that typifies the Lone Star state, the King Ranch (the actual ranch, not the truck) is larger than Rhode Island. So Ford has the premium range all staked out. Meantime, Ram has entangled itself on the misnomer Laramie Longhorn (even though shorthorn cattle predominate in southeastern Wyoming), and the Toyota Tundra is bogged down in irrelevance with the 1794 Edition.
"I wanted a truck name and a sub-brand that appeals everywhere," Rohrer said. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country came about after "quite a scientific internal selection process." She said it had to be seen as a step up from the Silverado LTZ trim. "It had to be something that every part of the country could look at and say, 'You know what? I've got a little bit of that terrain in my territory.' "
We also have parkways and cul-de-sacs all over the land. To remind anyone and everyone what you're really all about when you drive this truck, it is is adorned with insipid High Country badges in confirmation that all the camping gear you'll throw into the cargo bed was paid for with your REI loyalty benefits.

More than just a trim package

The 2014 Silverado High Country introduces the new 6.2-liter V-8 to Chevrolet's truck lineup. It will also be available in the Silverado LTZ. This third-generation EcoTec engine with aluminum block and heads optimizes overhead-valve architecture by incorporating three important technologies: direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation. It nets a class-best 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing capacity is 9500 pounds. As we tested the 2014 Silverado High Country in the Texas Hill Country northwest of Austin, fuel economy was still being determined at the EPA's Ann Arbor, Michigan, lab. Update: The 6.2-liter V-8 is rated at 15/21 mpg with two-wheel drive and 14/20 mpg in 4x4 configuration.
Compared with the High Country's standard 5.3-liter V-8, which is already offered in other 2014 Silverado models, the 6.2-liter's extra displacement is achieved by increasing bore by 7.25 mm, to 103.25 mm. A simple, gear-driven pump sends fuel under 1800 psi of pressure to the combustion chambers. The big engine has a slightly higher 11.5:1 compression ratio, and premium fuel is recommended, although powertrain chief Sheryl Balsley estimated that using regular would result in no more than an approximately 1.5 percent drop in power. Michael Norrito, who led the vehicle integration effort at GM's Milford Proving Grounds, estimated a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.4 seconds.
The V-8 is mated with the HydraMatic 6L80 six-speed automatic, which is a bit of a letdown after the Ram's exceptionally good eight-speed, but we think the differences would be more noticeable on the open highway with a heavy payload or trailer than on the ridges and plunges of this karst plateau. Despite being two ratios down, Chevy officials intimate that a class-leading result will be among the Silverado's claims when the EPA finishes up.
Where we did get the opportunity for a good run, the 6.2-liter V-8 operated with the smoothness of a college football coach in a recruit's living room. Transitions into V-4 mode were imperceptible except for the dashboard indicator light. Beyond half-throttle, the engine sent an indifferent moan, but on the other hand we heard no hissing from the direct injection system, and at the 5600-rpm shift point the V-8 settled back down without protest. It's an excellent combination of power and civility.

Saddled with competitors' clichés

Along with the big-bore engine, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country introduces unique accents such as the chrome grille, body-colored bumpers, and 20-inch wheels. Front and rear parking assistance will keep you from squashing the Scion iQ that had no business being at the lumberyard in the first place.
Inside the crew cab, heated and cooled front seats are standard, and there's a bright eight-inch touchscreen. From the high seating position, we were aware of the truck's mass, but the nose was easily placed in the tightest bends through fissured terrain. Although the electrically assisted power steering was just a touch light at times, we saw no reason to occupy the state capitol in protest. The brakes -- with new rotors that are claimed to last longer while also keeping silent and smooth -- were just as transparent about their actions and as highly refined as every other onboard system.
So we've met the new competitor for the Ford F-150 King Ranch. Having run our hands over the thick leather upholstery in an almost Pavlovian way, we say the High Country measures up, cliché for cliché to its competitors. All that's missing inside the cabin is a saddle horn on the dashboard and stirrups instead of LED-accented running boards when you step out.
There are some flaws we could nitpick, like two tones of black trim on the door that clash with each other and the browns of the premium inserts. Additionally, the test truck we drove listed at $54,565, which was $85 more than a GMC Sierra Denali we'd driven earlier -- and the Denali was nicer, with leather on the dash and better color treatments.
But a broader question occupies us: Why do pickups have to be Western? One overly obvious thing Chevy has omitted is to cue the Bose sound system for Gene Autry's "Back in the Saddle Again" as the startup greeting. Having recently driven a slew of trucks, we've had enough of riding the range. If only, when the High Country goes into production in October, it could have a sleek, metro-look interior by Audi. But then, "High Country" would have a different connotation.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

Base Price: $45,100
As Tested: $54,565
On Sale: December 2013
Engine: 5.3-liter direct-injection OHV V-8 with variable-valve timing and cylinder deactivation, 6.2-liter direct-injection OHV V-8 with variable-valve timing and cylinder deactivation
Horsepower: 355 hp @ 5600, 420 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm, 460 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Drive: Two- or four-wheel
Curb Weight: 5156-5429 lb
Towing: 9400-9700 lb
Fuel Economy: 6.2-liter V-8: 15/21 mpg 2wd, 14/20 mpg 4wd
2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Front
In four-wheel-drive form, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 stands 74 inches tall, but in the eyes of General Motors, this truck is nothing short of a giant. Saying trucks are the lynchpin of the General's fortunes in North America is no understatement. Full-size trucks -- especially pickups -- are essential to GM's bottom line. Chevrolet sold 418,312 Silverado pickups in the U.S. last year, making it the most popular model in the division's North American portfolio and the most popular GM nameplate.
Despite the Silverado's significance, GM hasn't exactly kept abreast of updating its light-duty bread-and-butter pickups. Thanks to an economic shakeup, a slow housing market, and the pesky matter of a corporate fiscal meltdown and restructuring, the 2014 Silverado is GM's first attempt at significantly overhauling its full-size truck portfolio. We had our first look at the new Silverado last November, but now that the first examples are starting to trickle to dealers, we had a chance to slide behind the wheel to see what's new.

NIP/TUCKED, BOTH INSIDE AND OUT

Drive past a new 2014 Silverado on the expressway and you might mistake it for its predecessor, but park the two trucks side by side and there's little room for mistaken identity. Yes, the split grille, quad headlamps, massive bow-tie emblem, and boxy form carry through to the new model, but according to design chief Tom Peters, these are all signature Silverado cues that the new truck needed to keep.
The new truck does have those familiar styling elements, but overall it's a little brawnier and more brash than the previous model. The blistered hood gives way to a massive grille opening that's about as tall as those used in heavy-duty Silverados. The grille surround carries into the stacked headlamps, which boast projector low-beam lighting on higher trim models. Fenders and wheel arches are still rather square but look more muscular than before. The visual effect is accentuated by the new Silverado's wider track and stronger shoulder line.
Everything aft of the A-pillars almost looks carried over, but that's not the case. All cabs -- be it regular, double, or crew -- are completely new for 2014. The windshield is a degree flatter to improve aerodynamics, and the doors no longer wrap around the upper edges of the cab. Instead, they're now inset into the cab sides and are triple sealed to cut wind noise. Double cabs ditch the old suicide half-doors for fixed B-pillars and forward-hinged doors, and crew cabs have longer rear doors and a couple extra inches of rear-seat legroom. GM also added reinforcement to the cab and increased the use of high-strength steel while adding enlarged hydraulic body mounts. The result? A stiffer, more isolated cab.
The fully boxed frame, for the record, isn't much different from the last truck. It still boasts a hydroformed front section, but additional high-strength steel in the middle section allowed GM to increase stiffness and shave 44 pounds. The front suspension remains an independent, coil-over-shock arrangement, but control arms are now made from forged and cast aluminum instead of steel, and anti-roll bars are thicker than before. Leaf springs are retained out back but are a little lighter and wider than in prior Silverados.

TEACHING AN AGING POWERTRAIN NEW TRICKS

At first glance, the 2014 Silverado's engine lineup seems old hat. The 4.3-liter V-6, 5.3-liter V-8, and 6.2-liter V-8 have been staples seemingly forever -- but the entire range, now sold under the EcoTec3 moniker, has been significantly updated. All three engines use aluminum blocks and heads, direct fuel injection, 11:1 compression, and cylinder deactivation. The latter isn't an all-new function, but Chevrolet has added a few tricks -- notably some NVH concessions in the exhaust system -- that allow the engines to run on four cylinders for longer periods of time. All three powerplants also eschew hydraulic power-steering pumps in favor of electric power-steering racks.
Predictably, adding direct fuel injection and increasing compression yields more power. The 4.3-liter V-6 is the best example. While the ancient, outgoing 4.3-liter wheezed along with 195 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, the new 4.3-liter serves up 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Horsepower-wise, that's not quite enough to trump the base six-cylinder offerings from Ford and Ram, but the Silverado's base six does have the most torque in the segment. Spec a regular-cab Silverado just right, and a 4.3-liter truck can tow up to 7200 pounds.
The 5.3-liter V-8's output also increases compared with its predecessor, but not by as much as the V-6. For 2014, the direct-injection V-8 serves up 355 hp at 5600 rpm and 383 lb-ft of torque at 4100 rpm. Early estimates from GM suggest two-wheel-drive Silverados with this engine could be rated at 16/23 mpg (city/highway), while four-wheel-drive models could attain a 16/22 rating.
Figures for the optional 6.2-liter V-8 have yet to be formally announced, but Jeff Luke, chief engineer of the Silverado program, says his team is targeting output in the neighborhood of 400 to 450 hp. We expect the official numbers to emerge shortly before the engine goes on sale this fall.
Even with three engine options, the 2014 Silverado has but one transmission to choose from: a six-speed automatic. The 6T80E is essentially unchanged from 2013, despite the fact that some competitors are rolling out eight-speed automatics. Luke says the new Silverado would show even bigger fuel-economy gains with additional gear ratios but says we'll have to "stay tuned" for some "neat things planned for the next few years." GM officials shy away from talking about its eight- and ten-speed automatic transmission programs, but we wouldn't be surprised if development timetables for either transmission didn't line up with that of the new Silverado.

CREATURE COMFORTS

Thankfully, the previous Silverado's dreary, dated cabin isn't carried over into the new truck. The redesigned interior boasts a dashboard with large, round nacelles that flare from the instrument panel. Switches and buttons on both the center stack and the steering wheel are oversized for use with gloves, and a split-level locking glovebox returns. Regardless of trim, the 2014 Silverado makes do with a touchscreen audio interface with USB auxiliary inputs, although higher trim grades gain Chevy's new MyLink infotainment system with an eight-inch screen. The mid-level LT and top-tier LTZ trims have a new four-inch color information center embedded into the gauge cluster. Sadly, the packaging of the four-wheel-drive system results in a steering column that is still slightly off-center from the driver's seat.
There's plenty of storage space inside thanks to a rash of small cubbies cut into each door panel and a new floor console that's capable of holding file folders, small laptops, and so on. Even models with bench seats boast a sizable armrest storage compartment along with a lockable underseat storage area.
Predictably, the top-tier LTZ and the new, Western-inspired High Country model are the most impressive Silverados, boasting leather-wrapped instrument panels with contrast stitching, leather-wrapped door arm rests, and leather seating with contrast stitching and piping. High Country models go a step further with unique trim accents and saddle-hued leather seats. Step down a grade to the LT, and the cabin loses some of that panache: soft-touch materials are still applied to the door panels, but the dashboard regresses to hard plastic and the interior reverts to a monochromatic black color scheme unless you pony up for the optional convenience package. Fleet-oriented WT models are even more modest, skipping the argent dash accents, wrapping the seats in vinyl trim, and eschewing carpet in favor of rubber flooring.

EXTRA CONTENT

Higher-trim models come packed with a fair amount of interesting content. A 120-volt household power outlet is available, as are a pair of 12-volt sockets for the front passengers. Models with the bucket seats/floor console combination gain another three USB ports tied to the infotainment system. LTZ and High Country models are available with forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems, which Chevrolet says are firsts for the segment. Later this summer, crew cab models equipped with both the optional Bose audio system and the 6.2-liter V-8 will be available with an active noise-canceling system.
Some of the new features lie outside of the cabin. All Silverados are available with LED lamps located beneath the bed rails and with steps carved into the corners of the rear bumper. LT grades and higher gain a new "EZ-Lift" tailgate that smoothly lowers itself without assistance and needs only one hand to close. LT models are also available with rear park sense detection, but LTZ and High Country models feature front detection as well. Opt for the Z71 package on either a Silverado LT or LTZ, and you'll gain a few unique trim pieces along with heavy-duty Rancho dampers, upgraded springs, skid plates, a locking rear differential, and, for the first time, a brake-based hill-descent-control function.

HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER

The new Silverado drives a lot like the old truck, although it's sturdier, quieter, and a little more compliant over long stretches of tarmac. Wind and road noise are less intrusive than before. The electric power steering feels much like the old hydraulic system but is still a little light at highway speeds. Four-wheel disc brakes offer good bite and a firm brake pedal.
The stalwart 5.3-liter V-8 remains plenty powerful, but we walked away more impressed with the revised 4.3-liter V-6. No longer the dog of the lineup, the engine had adequate power for around-town use; we used it to lug a 5000-pound camping trailer around the outskirts of San Antonio without much difficulty. Chevrolet views the V-6 as an entry-level engine for budget-minded customers, but we think that is selling it short -- especially as Ram and Ford continue to find success selling six-cylinder engines in their full-size trucks.
Is the 2014 Silverado the sales giant GM needs? That's a question that still needs to be answered. It is certainly an improvement over the last Silverado, but it doesn't quite alter he paradigm of what a Silverado -- or a full-size pickup, for that matter -- can and should be. Revolution seems to be a thing of the past; instead, evolution and cautious progress are the way forward. It's neat that GM is watching the market when it comes to new transmissions and light-duty diesel offerings, but it'd be great if the company actually stepped forward and once again led the entire segment in terms of innovation.
That said, the 2014 Silverado is a solid foundation to build on as time and technology march on. Here's hoping GM does just that -- but before another seven years fly by.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab

Base Price: $35,260-$38,835 (destination not included)
On Sale: Q2 2013
Powertrain
Engine: 5.3-liter OHV V-8
Horsepower: 355 hp @ 5600
Torque: 383 lb-ft @ 4100
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Drive: Rear- or Four-wheel
Measurements
L x W x H: 230 x 80 x 74 in
Curb Weight: 5139-5424 lbs
EPA Rating: 16/23 (2WD), 16/22 (4WD)
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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country represents the top of the Chevrolet truck range in terms of luxury, and the High Country will cost $45,010 including destination, according to a statement from Chevrolet.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
5.3L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
380 hp @ 5600rpm
Torque:
416 ft lb of torque @ 4100rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Maintenance
24,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado trucks manufactured June 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013; and model year 2014 GMC Sierra trucks manufactured June 4, 2013, through June 30, 2013. Welding on the passenger airbag inflator may fracture when the airbag is deployed, allowing some gas from the air bag inflator to vent behind the instrument panel, instead of into the air bag.
Consequences
As a result the air bag may not fully inflate, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners and dealers will replace the passenger air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on August 23, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463. GM's recall number is 13230.
Potential Units Affected
843
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles manufactured August 1, 2013, through September 10, 2013, and equipped with manual reclining seatbacks. In the affected vehicles, either of the front seatbacks may have play. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202a, "Head Restraints."
Consequences
If the vehicle is struck from behind, the head restraint may not properly protect occupants, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
GM has notified owners. Dealers will inspect the seatback recliner mechanisms and make adjustments, as needed, free of charge. The recall began on October 23, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. GM's recall number is 13323.
Potential Units Affected
18,972
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain 2014 model year Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, and 2015 model year Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; Chevrolet Silverado HD; and GMC Sierra HD, Yukon, and Yukon XL, equipped with a 4.3L engine or 5.3L engine.
Consequences
The overheated exhaust components may melt nearby plastic parts and may result in an engine fire.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the engine control module, free of charge. The recall began on January 16, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. General Motors' number for this recall is 14008.
Potential Units Affected
325,213
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain software intended for 2015 vehicles that was installed by service centers into model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras equipped with Allison A1000 transmissions. The incorrect software may cause the transmission indicator not to display that gear position "1" has been selected. As such, this vehicle does not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect."
Consequences
The transmission position indicator may not show that the transmission is in first gear (1) and not drive (D). If the drivers pulls into traffic, the vehicle's speed would be limited, resulting in an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will upload the correct transmission software, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. General Motors' number for this recall is 13442.
Potential Units Affected
18
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM ) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab 1500 series and model year 2015 Suburban and Tahoe; GMC model year 2014 Sierra Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab 1500 Series and model year 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles equipped with a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (feature code MYC). The subject vehicles may have a transmission oil cooler line that is not securely seated in the fitting.
Consequences
If the line is not securely seated and transmission oil leaks from the fitting, the oil could contact a hot surface and cause a vehicle fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission oil cooler line connection and repair the vehicles, as needed, free of charge. The recall began on May 19, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546 or GMC owners may contact GMC at 1-866-996-9463. GM's number for this recall is 14121.
Potential Units Affected
489,936
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado vehicles manufactured May 23, 2013, through March 25, 2014, 2014 GMC Sierra vehicles manufactured May 25, 2013, through March 31, 2014, and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles manufactured January 29, 2014, through March 27, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the tie rod threaded attachment may not be properly tightened to the steering gear rack.
Consequences
An improperly tightened tie rod attachment may allow the tie rod to separate from the steering rack, resulting in a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM notified all owners, and dealers will inspect the inner tie rods to make sure that they are correctly tightened, replacing the steering gear, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 14, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14204. NOTE: Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected and repaired. Owners should contact GM to have their vehicles towed to the dealership.
Potential Units Affected
477
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado vehicles manufactured May 15, 2013, to January 29, 2014, and GMC Sierra vehicles manufactured September 19, 2013, to February 8, 2014, and equipped with both optional accessory all-weather floor mats (option RPO VAV) and optional vinyl flooring (option RPO BG9). The affected vehicles built with the vinyl flooring option do not have the retention features necessary to properly secure the floor mat on the driver's side.
Consequences
The floor mat could shift such that it could interfere with the accelerator pedal, preventing its return to an idle position, which could result in unintended vehicle speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and reimburse the owner for the purchase price upon their return. The owners will also be provided an insert for their owners manual instructing them not to use floor mats, free of charge. The recall began on August 18, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14310.
Potential Units Affected
184
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado vehicles manufactured May 15, 2013, to January 29, 2014, and GMC Sierra vehicles manufactured September 19, 2013, to February 8, 2014, and equipped with both optional accessory all-weather floor mats (option RPO VAV) and optional vinyl flooring (option RPO BG9). The affected vehicles built with the vinyl flooring option do not have the retention features necessary to properly secure the floor mat on the driver's side.
Consequences
The floor mat could shift such that it could interfere with the accelerator pedal, preventing its return to an idle position, which could result in unintended vehicle speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and reimburse the owner for the purchase price upon their return. The owners will also be provided an insert for their owners manual instructing them not to use floor mats, free of charge. The recall began on August 18, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14310.
Potential Units Affected
184
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban vehicles equipped with a base radio and an internal amplifier. The radios in the affected vehicles may become inoperative, and as a result, there would be no audible chime to notify the driver if the door is opened with the key in the ignition or no audible seat belt warning indicating the seat belts were not buckled. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention," and 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequences
Without an audible indicator, the driver may not be aware that the driver's door is open while the key is in the ignition, increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway. Additionally, there would be no reminder that the driver's or front seat passenger's seat belt is not buckled, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on July 2, 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact GM's customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GMC owners may contact GM's customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 14315.
Potential Units Affected
57,512
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban vehicles equipped with a base radio and an internal amplifier. The radios in the affected vehicles may become inoperative, and as a result, there would be no audible chime to notify the driver if the door is opened with the key in the ignition or no audible seat belt warning indicating the seat belts were not buckled. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention," and 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequences
Without an audible indicator, the driver may not be aware that the driver's door is open while the key is in the ignition, increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway. Additionally, there would be no reminder that the driver's or front seat passenger's seat belt is not buckled, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on July 2, 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact GM's customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GMC owners may contact GM's customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 14315.
Potential Units Affected
57,512
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles, and model year 2015 GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe vehicles. In the affected vehicles, an electrical signal short may cause the transfer case to shift to neutral without the driver's input.
Consequences
If the transfer case switches to neutral while the vehicle is parked and the parking brake is not in use, the vehicle may roll away increasing the risk of injury to bystanders. If the transfer case switches to neutral while the vehicle is being driven, the vehicle would lose drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will re-program the software in the transfer case control module, free of charge. The recall began in early August 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14192.
Potential Units Affected
392,459
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SEATS
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore and Cadillac ATS; 2014 Cadillac CTS, ELR, Chevrolet Caprice and SS vehicles; and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks. Due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly, the front seats in the affected vehicles may not stay secured in place during a high load condition such as a crash.
Consequences
A seat that does not stay secured increases the risk of occupant injury in a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat hook bracket assembly weld and replace the lower seat track, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14340.
Potential Units Affected
124,007
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL, and 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Express, Impala, Silverado HD, Traverse, GMC Acadia, Savana, and Sierra HD vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.
Consequences
If the module experiences an electrical short, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chassis electronic module, free of charge. The recall began on December 26, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM¿s number for this recall is 14515.
Potential Units Affected
106,307
Notes
General Motors LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Depreciation
46.9%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$25,583
46.9%
Insurance
$7,095
13%
Fuel Cost
$12,849
23.6%
Financing
$5,154
9.5%
Maintenance
$2,784
5.1%
Repair Costs
$470
0.9%
State Fees
$565
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $54,500 What's This?
Value Rating: Below Average