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Hi all,

Should I buy a 2014 Silverado or keep my 2012, that only has 15000 miles on it. I keep reading about all the problems with the new trucks and I'm having second thoughts on the new truck I ordered. My dealer told me GM is due to start building my new truck next week. Do you guys think the bugs will be out of this 2014, since it will have such a late build date (dec)

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Hi all,

Should I buy a 2014 Silverado or keep my 2012, that only has 15000 miles on it. I keep reading about all the problems with the new trucks and I'm having second thoughts on the new truck I ordered. My dealer told me GM is due to start building my new truck next week. Do you guys think the bugs will be out of this 2014, since it will have such a late build date (dec)

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What bugs? All I know of is a back sliding glass pulley? I know there were some constraints caused by supplier shortages but I wasn't really aware of anything major.

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Keep in mind that the internet is a GREAT place to hear about "all of the problems" that a few are having, but you don't hear about "all of the good ones".

 

If you bought from a dealership you know/trust/like, then if/when you have any problems, hopefully you'll have good dealership support to get them resolved :).

 

My $.02.

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The driver's seat movement/noise and the sliding rear window are the only real issues I've seen consistently mentioned as actual design/production defects. The factory now has a fix for the rear window.... the driver's seat, not such much. Hopefully they'll figure that one out in the next few months.

 

Other than that, it's like members above have said, you might have some additional very minor issues but nothing to make you regret your purchase. Just make sure you're getting a good deal.... a 2012 with only 15,000 miles is practically a new truck!

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What bugs? All I know of is a back sliding glass pulley? I know there were some constraints caused by supplier shortages but I wasn't really aware of anything major.

 

You're kidding, right?

 

All you have to do is look down this forum at all the nickel and dime problems these 2014's are experiencing. Sure, they may not fit into the "major" category, but they most definitely fit into the "bugs" category that can only be addressed by taking it back to a dealer or just ignoring them and hoping they go away. I think we all should know by now that "hope" isn't a strategy.

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You're kidding, right?

 

All you have to do is look down this forum at all the nickel and dime problems these 2014's are experiencing. Sure, they may not fit into the "major" category, but they most definitely fit into the "bugs" category that can only be addressed by taking it back to a dealer or just ignoring them and hoping they go away. I think we all should know by now that "hope" isn't a strategy.

No. I'm not kidding.

 

When you take into consideration the thousands and thousands of cars being manufactured, you're going to have some problems here and there. Even on a long run model. The Lexus IS 2nd generation was made between 2006-2013 and close to the end of the cycle there were still some bugs here and there. My a piller had delamniation issues as well as the cooled seats in passenger side stopped working at a period of time. Dads 2010 6.6 2500 silverado had some rattling in the ac duct that needed replaced early this year.

 

When you start to do the math. Thousands of cars produced times the amount of onboard electronics nowadays, it's going to happen.

 

Sure, my 65 Scout might not have had many issues from the factory, but there is 1/20th the amount of things in the vehicle.

 

You can go back and will see problems online for any year of any model.

 

What I am saying is that it would be very very rare to get a car that continuously had problems. Don't think that a 2014 is going to have a 3% chance of being a lemon against a 2015 that will be 1.5% hell if I were concerned about anything it would be that 8 speed with ford in the mix.

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The only people that post problems here are forum members. A very small sample of the production. You are saying that only 3% of the forum members that purchased a 2014 out of the gate should be having issues?

 

 

Look at started threads. Heated seats, rattle, etc. They start out with "new to the forum but…" or the post count is 1 on that post.

 

What i am saying is that I don't think you're going to see a drastic change in problems from one year to the other. If it makes you feel better then wait. I've owned many first runs and haven't had more issues than the next year. (All of these first year runs) Acura MDX, RX8, Toyota Celica. Sister: AllTerrain Mother: Tahoe, Sequioa, Camaro Granparents: Silverado, STS, Avalon and I can't say that one of those cars had major issues but my RX8.. However all those RX8 apex seals are going bad at 80-100k and that's 2004-2008 same with the radio but again.. that's a problem that's all over the years.

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When you start to do the math. Thousands of cars produced times the amount of onboard electronics nowadays, it's going to happen.

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Yes, please do the math. The members here that own 2014's are a small sample size in the overall population of 2014's that have been purchased thus far. When you have that many issues in just this small sample you can extrapolate that out and determine that GM-Trucks.com members aren't just unlucky...these trucks have more bugs than a NYC hotel room.

 

To the OP: No, I wouldn't buy a 2014. Why give GM your hard-earned money and reward them for pushing out garbage, hoping you get lucky and get one that doesn't require a call to the dealer for service when the nibs aren't even wore off the tires yet.

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I too am on here with a gripe. My voice prompts on nav are to loud. In real world terms no big deal. Seat clunker, as of 1000 miles after dealer fixed still solid no clunk. No vibrations here have over 5000 miles now. Love the truck beats the hell out of my problematic 2012 wrangler I traded in. If you want no problems dont drive at all. I went for new GMC front end and am glad.

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I just traded in my 2011 ( with 112k miles on it) for a 2014. The day I picked up my 2014 I made a work trip and put 910 miles on it, half of that with a large motorcycle in the bed. I love the new one, quiet, love the gauges, better gas mileage, etc.

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