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How paint problems are infuriating 2015 Chevy Silverado owners

A check of recent truck forums finds that a number of owners of 2015 Chevy Silverados are having problems with paint flaking or peeling off. The problems are serious enough that people are taking their complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, because they aren’t receiving help from the dealerships.

On one discussion about “weak paint”, one owner asked “Has anyone else noticed that the paint on 2014+ silverados chip and scratch very easily? Seems like every time I wash my 2015 I find new chips or scratches.”

Another person adds, “Yes the paint quality on the 2014+ trucks is poor, my 15 already looks about how my 08 did after it was 7 years old. You can thank the epa for that.” And yet another posted, “My black 2015 gets scratches just by looking at it. I have a buddy who needed to get his front end repainted a month after purchase because of all the stone chips.”

A person who claims to work for a dealership denies there is a problem with the paint on 2015 Chevy Silverados “Well as a painter at a Gm dealership, your 2015 weak paint complaint is completely false. The paint is actually pretty good vs the 09-13s. We haven't been seeing any issues with 14 and ups at all.”

But yet another owner fires back “about the fragile paint on the K2XX trucks, worst paint I have ever seen, but the problem is wide spread over all the newer GM vehicles, water based paints suck but our air has improved 700 percent since GM was forced to switch.”

Chevy Silverado Paint Problem Complaints Are Widespread
The complaints are widespread, from different climates all over the U.S. and Canada. A check of the website, that compiles consumer issues on all types of vehicles, finds that the concerns are serious enough that many owners have taken their complaints to NHTSA.

For the 2015 model year there have been four complaints to NHTSA over paint problems with the 2015 Chevy Silverado. The complaints are that the paint either peels or chips too easily. The paint problems seem even more pronounced for the 2014 Chevy Silverado. For the 2014 Chevy Silverado there are 33 complaints, again for peeling or excessive chipping.

I have messaged the public relations person who oversees truck production for General Motors but haven’t heard back yet. It is true that the auto companies are constantly reformulating paint mixtures to be more environmentally friendly but paint peeling within the first few months or even the first few years is inexcusable. I can’t find any recalls for paint for these model years but there are enough forums and complaint sites to indicate that the issues are widespread enough to trigger concern.

Mary Conway covered the Detroit Three for more than twenty years for the ABC affiliate, in Detroit. Her affection for the Motor City comes naturally. Her father ran a gas station while Mary was growing up, in Wisconsin. Follow Mary on Twitter at @maryconwaymedia.

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I bought a new 2015 Silverado blackout at 6000 miles I found paint chips worse than on my 2007 Tahoe. Took it to the dealership today they would not acknowledge the problem. Said rock chips and if it flaked around the chip it wouldn't be warranted. This really sucks. Saved along time to buy a truck like this. Very disappointed.
Well here's another one costing us $1400.00 to fix paint chips. We were wondering if anyone else is having this problem with there 2014 high country. Will not be buying a chevy again.
Did you ever reach out to GM ? My 2015 Tahoe is fading and has a rough feeling on the roof and hood. I would really appreciate any advice or guidance you may have.
Am very disappointed with our 2015 Chevy Tahoe, paint is prematurely fading on the hood and roof. Will be reaching out to dealership and GM Customer Satisfaction.
Does the hood and roof look like a Brillo pad was taken to it? I was told it was the aluminum body parts that the paint does not work with it.
I called Chevrolet and they said to speak to the dealer the dealer said speak to the other! I have a 15 Tahoe ltz.
My White 2015 Silverado has paint peeling off front door post on both sides. A local body shop owner claims he has seen several doing this.
I have the same problem with my white truck on the same location. It's down to the gray metal. Auto body shop said to call GM, but I see from other posts that they aren't concerned about it.
We have same problem with our 2014 silverado truck. We have taken our 2014 silverado in twice to have areas on right passenger side 2/2019 and fender 4/29/20 repainted. Now today I noticed the driver side back door has paint falling off. So frustrating. Contacted dealer in 2019, they would not reimburse because they said it was out of warranty. Any ideas on furtherAction would help?
I had the exact same experience with my 2014 GMC.
I have the same problem. The paint started chipping driver side pillar and it's just getting worse. I contacted GM and they told me to get a estimate. The estimate was $1000.00 and GM was going to reimburse $100.00, that's crap. My truck is 2015 High Country with the pearl white and it started pealing around 50000..My friends and family who own chevy trucks switch to ford. Something has to get done.
My White 2015 Silverado has paint peeling off front door post on both sides. A local body shop owner claims he has seen several doing this.
My white 2015 GMC Denali is peeling. The back two doors around the windows are both peeling. I called gnc and they said it wasn’t on them. I call BS! Waiting for a recall and dealerships to open!
there needs to be a class action law suit
I have a 2016 GMC Denali Diesel crew cab. It is white and it is also peeling paint behind the rear doors where the water channels off. There is a small crack running up the pillars and this is happening on both sides. Also a place on front of the hood. I bought this truck last March of 2020. Paid too much for the paint to be coming off. GM should cover this, but I have my doubts.
When I took my truck to dealership the said they would fix the places behind passenger doors but would have to collect $758.00 dollars as a deductible. So I am actually paying to have the vehicle touched up on those two places. The place on the front of my hood they said they would not repaint because it was caused by a rock chip even though there was no ding or dent. They could care less about us the consumer.
I have a 2015 Silverado and the paint is peeling bad bumper to bumper warranty dealer says not covered this is not right
The paint is chipping on my 2015 Silverado on the door wells
I have a 16 sierra and all along the bottom of the panels it is peeling clear coat . This will be the 3rd time I have it re painted on the bottom. I dont know if they are painting the whole bottom or spot painting . Car dealers will lie their ass off, so you dont know what they are doing with your vehicle. I am bringing it in tomorrow to see what they will do next.
My 2012 Gmc Sierra penalized white is chipping and peeling . It gets a small chip and the wind while driving just peels big swaths off. Dealer refuses to help ,GM denies there is a problem .
Yes this is ridiculous My pain is chipping on the rear door near the window yesterday I noticed it started chipping on the roof even worse than the door I'm pissed and will never buy a GM product again if they don't take care of this.
Exactly what happened to mine and I'm pissed off as well. I'm about to purchase another new pickup and GMC lost a 70,000 sale cause of their cheap paint. I'm buying a Dodge.
My 2015 silverado has paint peeling around both back windows and on the roof and chevy will not own the problem
WHY is there not a class action lawsuit?!?
I have a 2015 GMC seirra I’ve have several areas chipping and peeling one is on the driver side back door it just keeps growing one on my hood a 4 or 5 on the leading edge above the windshield dealer say it not their fault it’s from rock chips and windshield installers
WHY is there not a class action lawsuit!?!?
Yes, I too have a chipping problem with a 2014 Silverado. I now have 28,000 miles on it and the front end, behind the tires, and the driver's side door is the worst I have experienced on a Chevrolet product in over 40 years. There is very little paint and it chips to the metal. I have said something about it at every oil change but I cannot even get someone to order touch-up paint. Looks like it is definitely a factory problem.
Add another silverado(2014,white,under 30k mi)to your list of chipping paint victims.please let me know of any solutkons ,for this will really screw up sell/trade in value.thanx ..joel
I bought a 17 Silverado in November of 17. As of January 22nd I only have 3000km on the truck and it looks worse then my 08 sierra already. This truck has never seen gravel roads either. What a shame for the cost of these trucks...
Paint flaking off there are spots all over the truck 2017 Gmc red in color