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  1. UPDATE! Hey Guys, This is a quick update. I took my truck in to get it serviced after I called an made an appointment. I told them over the phone what happened as well as to the service rep on the day of service. I showed them the letter to which they took. I also had my purchase papers along with the warranty papers ready as well. They told me they would scan the vehicle and let me know what it showed. The service rep also surprised me as well by doing a recall check. Mind you I have signed up with the Chevy Owners on GM's website where you can search for recalls and nothing ever came up. The service rep was able to locate a recall on the transmission fluid reservoir tube. Apparently some have cracked. This would be where you would send your transmission fluid and transmission dip stick down. If cracked, they would replace (about 1 hour) and if not, they would place a reinforcing sleeve around the tube. After about 2-3 hours, I did wait as I didn't have anyone available to pick me up, the service rep came to get me from the lounge and stated that the scan did in fact report back a TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) error so they were able to replace that and to drive it around and make sure everything was okay. I signed the service report and out the door with NO MONEY spent by me. I was one happy customer. Since then, I fell nor hear any hesitation and no more warning lights are displayed. I have traveled around my town/county and commuted to work and so far so good. We shall see. I hope this post has helped others and make you aware of a recall that I was surprised about. I will let anyone know if something happens in the future with this. Everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year if I don't hear from you until then! Take care and be safe out there! Ricky Ashley, NREMT
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    CAC in Chapel Hill, NC
  3. Sorry for the lack of information! Purchase Date: January 18, 2010 Current Mileage: 73,434 Last PM was at 70,000. I did have a transmission fluid exchange service on 9/15/2012 along with a brake fluid exchange service as well the same day. BIG UPDATE: My wife reminded me about some letter that came in a long while ago. Guess what, I found it behind the driver's seat in the pocket when something told me to put it there when I cleaned my truck up before a vacation trip. Here is basically what it says: "As the owner of a 2010 model year Chevrolet Silverado LD (didn't know there was an LD, but anyways), your satisfaction with our product is very important to us." "This letter is intended to make you aware that some 2010 model year Chevrolet Silverado LD vehicles, equipped with a V8 engine, may have a condition where the throttle position sensor may cause the engine to run rough and cause the malfunction indicator lamp and/or an Engine Reduced Power message to illuminate. If this occurs, it could result in reduced engine power." I always knew my other half was good for something, LOL! Next step, set up appointment with the Chevy dealer. Thank you all that responded for your help. I hope this information will help someone else who may have a similar situation! Thanks, R. Ashley
  4. "ENGINE POWER REDUCED, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL, SERVICE STABILITRAK" Has anyone ever came across this before? Let me start from the beginning. On 11/2932013, halfway on my drive from work to home, I noticed that my truck would "sputter" and the rpm would fluctuate when giving it some gas while going up a hill/incline (interstate). Once I was done with the hill/incline, everything would smooth out. Closer to home, once again, I would only notice the "sputter-like" reaction and rpm fluctuating slightly when giving it gas to climb a hill/incline. Made it home fine with no problems or warnings/lights. Upon embarking to work the next morning (11/30/2013), at approximately 5-6 miles from home, I went to give the truck some gas to get above 60 and all of a sudden all these warnings and dings starting going off. My engine warning light illuminated and my traction control light came on and I noticed some warnings scrolling through at the bottom saying: "ENGINE POWER REDUCED, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL, SERVICE STABILITRAK". it blew my mind! Meanwhile, I noticed my truck slowing down no matter how much gas I gave it. I was coming to a road intersection just ahead and preceded to turn around and pull over to investigate. I couldn't understand what was going on so since I was close to home, I just "limped" it back home and not getting over 40-45 mph. Got home and shut engine off and called my job. I went back out later before my ride got there to pick me up, and started my truck. It started fine and I didn't notice any "sputtering" like before, however the engine light is still illuminated. I can't do anything until this Wednesday anyway. Is there someone that has come across this before? The day it happened I Google'd to my heart's content and found that I am not alone, however I did notice that there can be a number of things that could cause this. Would any of this be covered under a warranty? How would I know if I still have warranty on my truck? I need some expert advice on this. Here is my truck info to the best of my knowledge: 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Taupe Gray 5.3 L V8 Crew Cab Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, R. Ashley
  5. Hello Fellow Chevy Truck Drivers, I have had my 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT 4x4 Z71 5.3L V8 since new. Since then I have replaced all tires with new Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires in September of last year (2012). I also had brake fluid changed and the back drums and pads serviced. Recently, my brakes in the front (sounds like both) squeak when I apply them to come to a stop. Please note though that they start squeaking about halfway in my commute to work which is about 1 hour in length or 42 miles one way. The area I live in his hilly but not too bad. I live in the Piedmont area of NC. I do not tow anything nor do I drive "like I stole it", at least not in a while since I haven't volunteered with a fire dept. since 2003. I thought about just going ahead and changing my brake pads on the front but I am hung on the subject of what brand to use and ceramic or not. Any help or suggestions or ideas about what is going on and what course of action I should take would be greatly helpful. Thanks in advance. Ricky
  6. I know this is an old post, however I'm from good ol' small town Roxboro!
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