2023 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Safety and Reliability

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Reliability Rating

2023 Silverado 3500HD Safety

The safety of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has not been determined; the NHTSA and IIHS have no safety ratings for the Chevy because these agencies don't crash-test HD trucks. The truck conforms to modern safety legislation and comes with basic safety features, but for the rest, you'll just have to hope for the best. The huge weight of over 6,000 lbs, even for the lightest model, does count in your favor in a crash, though, especially against smaller vehicles.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Silverado 3500HD Key Safety Features

Besides the standard six airbags and the obligatory ABS, stability control, tire-pressure monitoring, and backup camera in all models, the 3500HD has minimal safety features. At least you can add the necessary safety tech to the WT, including forward-collision alert, automatic emergency braking, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-departure warning via packages such as the Safety and Safety Confidence packages.. The High Country is the only trim to get a standard 360-degree camera, a bed-view camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane-change alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. Forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, a camera-based digital rearview mirror, a head-up display, and a following-distance indicator cost extra, even on this trim.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD TrimsWork TruckLTLTZHigh Country
Back-Up CameraOOOO
Cross-Traffic AlertOOOS
Rear Parking AidOOOS
Blind Spot MonitorOOOS
Lane Departure WarningN/AOOO
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/AN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSOOO
Brake AssistN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stability ControlSSSS
Traction ControlSSSS

2023 Silverado 3500HD Reliability

There is no 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD reliability rating available from J.D. Power, but the Silverado is known as a dependable truck with tried-and-trusted mechanicals. For comparison, the similar 2500HD scored 84 out of 100 overall at J.D. Power and an excellent 86 for quality & reliability. The 2021 model was recalled three times, for a shorting brake-pressure modulator, an improperly secured front center seatbelt, and incorrect bolts used to attach seatbelts. This dropped to a single recall in 2022, for the brake-pressure modulator problem carrying over. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD's warranty is average. The limited bumper-to-bumper warranty is valid for three years/36,000 miles, and the powertrain warranty for five years/60,000 miles, but at least free maintenance is included for the first visit or within a year.


  • Warranty Note:
    Preliminary 2023 Warranty \ 
  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note:
    HD Duramax Diesel: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles; Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Note:
    HD Duramax Diesel: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles; Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit


Is the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD a safe truck?

There are no crash-test ratings and only basic safety features are fitted, with most driver assists costing extra.

How many airbags does the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD have?

There are six airbags - two front and two side airbags for the first row, and full-length curtain airbags for all outboard passengers' heads.

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