looking at buying a used 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4 w/ 162k mi. The guy said he’s replaced the power steering pump and has kept it serviced. What problems could I be looking at?
- Fuel pump failures
- Fuel injector issues
- Corroded brake lines
- Instrument cluster issues
- Power steering issues
these are the recalls that should have been done. and you can look at customer complaints on this site to give you an idea.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Recalls | CarComplaints.com
Most critical test: Make sure the check engine light (on dashboard display) turns on when the key is in the “on” position, but engine is not yet started. It should then immediately turn off after starting engine. If that test fails, suggest to nix the idea.
You should also check the instrument cluster gauges are working correctly. Make sure they seem to be moving as the car powers up, and they are registering reasonable readings once engine is idling.
If vehicle can be driven in either 4WD or 2WD mode, make sure that function works correctly, esp the front hub actuators.
It’s a good idea to hire your own mechanic do a pre-purchase inspection before buying a used car. Around $100-$200, money well spent. Make sure the mechanic verifies there are no unexplained diagnostic codes in any of the critical computer modules, powertrain, transmission, ABS, body control, etc, and especially important, that all the “readiness monitors” are in the “complete” state. It is also worthwhile to read what Consumer Reports Used Car Guide has to say about the make/model/year as well. Most public libraries will have a copy. Best of luck.