GM Recalls 2011 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy Duty Trucks for Hill Start Fix

They haven’t been on the market that long, but some customers have noted a problem with the hill start assist feature on the 2011 Heavy Duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. The hill-start assist, which is integrated with the trailer brake control function is designed to apply the brakes for an additional 1.5 seconds after the pedal is released, if the truck is parked on an incline of five percent or greater. However, there have been instances where it hasn’t engaged, instead the truck rolls as soon as brake pedal is released.

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GM Suspends Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra Heavy Duty Production Over Defective Part

GM has added numerous improvements into its 2011 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy-Duty full-size pickups, but barely a month after production began at the Flint assembly plant, the company recently decided to suspend it in order to trace and repair a defective part.

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD Priced From $27,965; Duramax Diesel From $36,360

After unveiling the new 2011 Silverado HD at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year, Chevy has now released pricing for the big truck. Standard models will start from $27,965, while those wanting the Duramax diesel and Allison transmission combo will have to spend $36,360 – a jump of $8,395. That price is, however, the exact same number as last year’s model, which is impressive considering the improvements made for the all-new 2011 truck.

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Chevy Silverado HD Tops Ford F-Series Super Duty With Power, But Not Capability

With Ford announcing its F-Series Super Duty power, payload and towing capabilities just a few weeks ago, Chevrolet has responded with some big numbers for the all-new 2011 Chevy Silverado HD. The new 6.6-liter Duramax V8 is rated at 397-hp at 3000 rpm  and 765 ft-lbs of torque at 1600 rpm. This tops the F-Series Super Duty that’s rated at 390-hp at 2800 rpm and 735 ft-lbs of torque at 1600 rpm. The increase for Chevy is a total of 32-h and 105 ft-lbs over the previous Duramax.

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Chicago 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD World Premiere and First Live Photos

Chevy chose the Chicago Auto Show to debut its all-new 2011 Silverado Heavy Duty pickup truck with more power and capability. New Silverado HD models sit on new frames and come with an optional all-new 6.6-liter Duramax V8 and Allison 1000 six-speed transmission. The truck’s base tow rating is now 16,000 lbs, while a 3500 crew cab/long box can pull up to 20,000 lbs. For the record, that’s 2,400 lbs more than the RAM 3500 and 1,200 lbs more than the 2010 F-350 – although no 2011 F-350 stats are available. Maximum payload is now 6,335 lbs, well above both the Ford and Dodge, although (again) Ford claims segment-best payload… but that was before the new Silverado HD was unveiled.

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Report: GM Vice Chair Throws Down a Gauntlet to Ford in Heavy Duty Tug of War

General Motors’ vice chairman of global product operations is so strong a believer in his company’s product he’s willing to prove it in a tug-of-war between the GMC Heavy Duty and the Ford F-Series Super Duty.

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Chicago Preview: 2011 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty Models Expected to Debut in the Windy City

Chevrolet is expected to unveiled the all-new 2011 Silverado 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups at the Chicago Auto Show in just a few weeks. The same show, just a year ago, is where Dodge launched the new Ram HD line. Later this year, Ford is preparing to introduce its new 6.7-liter Powerstroke-powered F-Series HD.

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