10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,413 miles

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problem #19

Dec 122004

Silverado 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
2000 Chevy Silverado, problems with brakes. When applied brakes they went to floor and had to pump brake pedal to stop. It took a long distance to stop. Almost had several accidents because of this problem. Replaced both hub assemblies on the front of the vehicle. At the cost of $420.42. Mechanic said that they he had several repairs of this kind and brake sensor failed that was in hub assembly.

- Prattsburgh, NY, USA

problem #18

Apr 032005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The consumer had difficulty stopping the vehicle when he applied the brakes.

- Comstock Park, MI, USA

problem #17

Aug 082004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,100 miles
The brakes on my truck do not stop the truck in a reasonable distant. When I pulled off the wheels you could see where the pads on the front wheels were almost gone, but the rear shoes were hardly worn. I did change the front pads. I also have the sticking gas pedal problem which I have had the dealer work on with no results.

- Henniker, NH, USA

problem #16

Jan 302005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer states that upon coming up on a stop the vehicle will continue to coast almost causing an accident a total of two times. Consumer states that it has the very same problem as GM states in the recall for the brakes.

- Ithaca, MI, USA

problem #15

Apr 022000

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brake pedal, the brakes failed. The driver applied the brake pedal, numerous times and the vehicle failed to stop completely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic can not duplicate the problem at this time.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #14

Nov 012004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Vehicle was taken to dealer for replacement of brakes and rotors. Few weeks later, the ABS light illuminated. Consumer took vehicle back to dealer, and was told that brakes needed to be replaced again. Cost would be $400 since it was not under warranty.

- Frostburg, MD, USA

problem #13

Sep 182004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
While driving and upon depressing the brake pedal it felt as if there was air in them. Had to push down harder than normal stop the vehicle. The seat belt began to tighten to the point where it was hard to breath. The consumer had to unfasten the belt to release the tension.

- Brookings, SD, USA

problem #12

Aug 042004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
A loud squeaking noise was heard coming from the rear. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer. The mechanic determined that rear brakes and rotors needed to be replaced. While making a sudden stop the consumer noticed that the brakes were not responding properly. The consumer then noticed the rear brakes making a squeaking noise. The consumer moved the rear wheels, brake calipers and rotors and found a metal surface where the brake pads deteriorated. On the drivers side rotor, the pad was wearing on 3/8 inch of the metal surface. The consume knew of others with the same make/model/year with the same problem.

- Cannelton, IN, USA

problem #11

Sep 152003

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,563 miles
Brakes fail at low speed, try to go into anti-lock. Changed complete brakes, rotors, pads etc. On all four(4) wheels of the vehicle. Problem still exists. Scheduled for recheck September 30/03 for review of hoses and lines also will put on computor for fault readings. Truck crashed into a wood pile at our summer home no personnal injuries but some paint scratching. Disconnected the fuse for the anti-lock brakes had no problem with brakes failing just that ABS light and hand brake light stayed on all the time. Put the fuse back in and problem still exists this is why it will be rechecked September 30/03 to read faults as they are still failing. Very scarey when all of a sudden no brakes at low speed.

- Kitchener, UN, USA

problem #10

Jul 152003

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
The truck has intermittently had brake problems since it was new. What will occur is when applying the brakes below 20 mph the pedal will fade to the floor and you will hear the ABS kicking in. The truck will take a very long time to stop. This occurs once a month and has now started to occur weekly if not daily. We are afraid to drive the truck.

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #9

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is experiencing problems with engine making a knocking noise and the brake system malfunctioning.

- Delevan, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 072003

Silverado

  • 36,000 miles
When brakes were applied they jerked and were not stopping the vehicle efficiently, there was also a clanking noise noticed while driving the vehicle. Dealer was consulted - he stated that the people who rotated the tires torqued them too much. Went back to dealer who supplied the tires - they replaced the brake linings on the front thinking this would solve the problem - it didn't. they then pulled the rotors and found that the rotors were basically falling apart - the metal was just falling off. Front rotors were replaced. Within a week the back rotors were doing the same - took the vehicle to a local garage, because the brakes were not functioning very well. The rear rotors were in the same if not worse condition. Chevy was contacted. They did not want to acknowledge the problem even though their dealer service manager, backed up the complaint (we took one of the rotors to the service manager to show him. They are not interested in this problem - said that they couldn't be sure the rotors came off of their vehicle. They also did not show any understanding of the seriousness of not having brakes - their attitude was very disconcerting.

- New Bloomfield, PA, USA

problem #7

Jul 102003

(reported on)

Silverado

  • 900 miles
Vehicle has brake system failure. Intermittently while driving below 2O mph and brake pedal is depressed, pedal goes to floor, but doesn't hold. Dealership has been contacted.

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #6

Jan 022003

Silverado

  • miles
Consumer stated that when applying the brakes the brake pedal would go to the floor causing the vehicle to the floor causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance dealer notified.

- Henderson, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 082002

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,544 miles
State inspection revealed that the front and rear rotors and front and rear brake pads had rusted out and needed to be replaced.

- North Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 012002

Silverado

  • miles
When driving vehicle and the brakes are applied the vehicle will slow down but will not come to a complete stop in a timely manner vehicle rolls to a stop.

- Union, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 012002

Silverado

  • miles
When driving and the brakes are applied. Consumer states' the vehicle will roll until it stop. Brakes are not stopping properly.

- Union, SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 212002

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with brakes. Also stated that it needs new brake pads on one wheel which is the right passangers side. Dealer was contacted and stated that is not normal and will not pass the inspection.

- Green Rich, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 282002

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
While driving the vehicle the brakes failed. The ABS braking system resistance behind the pedal became inoperable causing an accident. Please provide any furhter information.

- Bellevue, WA, USA