really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,514 miles

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problem #21

May 092007

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While maneuvering through a parking lot at 5 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and it went all the way down to the floor. He attempted to apply the brake a second time and the failure recurred. He exited the vehicle and noticed brake fluid on the ground. The vehicle was towed and the mechanic informed him that the brake line had failed. The failure occurred in sunny and dry weather conditions. The contact would like a zone representative to inspect the vehicle. The # of cylinders was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 55,000.

- Goshen, OH, USA

problem #20

Nov 202005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
Chevy Silverado Z71 4X4 in November 2005, I had an accident due to the ABS not functioning correctly, while pulling into a parking space lightly applying my brakes the ABS started to chatter and I could not stop fast enough and hit a light poll with the right side fender and bumper. I got out to look to see why I slid, but the surface was clean and dry. I was puzzled, on the drive home it happened again this time coming to a stop and again lightly applying the brakes the ABS shuttered, this time stopping into cross intersection traffic. I was now scared and the slower I drove the worse it was, I approached a school zone in my neighborhood and a child ran accross the street and again I braked but I could not stop quick enough and struck this child, not seriously but enough to knock him down. I got home parked the truck and have not driven it since. I have not taken it to the shop because last year I spent a lot of money at the Chevy dealer getting a complete brake job, and several service items costing thousands and I was just tapped out and I figured I would wait till I get some money. I heard the other night on the news about a recall on this very issue so I contacted my dealer and they stated that my VIN number [xxx] is not included in the recall for the ABS speed sensor problem. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #19

Dec 032005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,300 miles
While traveling at very low speeds vehicle's ABS system kicks in and vehicle will not stop in a timely manner.

- Watertown, MN, USA

problem #18

Jun 052005

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
1) my father and I both own 2000 Chevy Silverado and both trucks have had ABS malfuntions where they truck can't stop at low speeds 2) we've both had close calls stopping in traffic 3) we both have pulled the ABS fuse to disable the ABS system

- Littleton , NH, USA

problem #17

May 052005

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Anti lock brakes kick in when attempting to try to stop my Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck. After it had happened a few times I did not think anything of it and thought maybe the brakes had been exposed to greese or something. I eventually wound up rear ending a vehicle when attempting to park behind it in a mall parking lot. It cost my insurance company $600 and I am sure that this will impact my insurance costs. I recently heard that the gonvernment was looking into this issue and GM had done a recall in Canada for the same issue. I am frustrated with GM and currently have this truck for sale and will be contacting them to request that they fix it. If they are not willing to repair it then I will be considering taking them to court to recover the cost my insurance company and hopefully keep my insurance from increasing. Any assistance with this matter from you would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #16

Mar 272005

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,002 miles
ABS brakes on 2000 Chevy sliverado pickup truck are functioning every time you step on the brakes.

- New Haven, VT, USA

problem #15

May 012004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
When applying the brakes, brake pedal would continue to pump back out, giving little use, or very hard stopping. Difficulty using brakes. Disconnected the ABS.

- Eastlake, OH, USA

problem #14

May 012005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Silverado experiencing problems with the anti lock brake system. The anti-lock braking system activates when vehicle comes to a stop and to include speeds under 10 mph. This definitely a safety issue for the consumer and also other who are experiencing the same problems with their make/model vehicles.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #13

May 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
2000 Chevrolet Silverado had defective brake sensor replaced. Provided IVOQ no inquiry/questions......notice the antilock brakes were making noise and engaging at low speeds during stops. It seemed the truck was not stopping and would have to pump the brakes to get them to engage, replaced defective brake sensor.

- Silver Lake, OH, USA

problem #12

Apr 152005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
Consumer states: When coming to a stop when you get to 10 mph or so, anti-lock brakes kick in but do not stop the vehicle. No fore warning. If pull the fuse for brakes the brakes will work fine.

- Richland, MI, USA

problem #11

Apr 062005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,500 miles
ABS warning light started coming on and off at random while driving. Randomly when pulling slowly up to intersection to stop, antilock brakes would engage and vehicle would not stop but instead roll out into intersection. Imediate fix was to release brakes and re-apply repeatedly to get vehicle to stop. Long term "temporary" fix was to remove 60 amp ABS fuse to disable ABS all together. (found this solution on internet) read a tip on the internet that stated problem was with the speed sensors and corrosion or rust building up around sensors. Removed both sensors and saw no corrosion. Replaced sensors and am currently driving without antilock brakes. (ABS light and parking brake light are now permanetly lit as a result of removing the 60 amp fuse.)

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #10

Jun 062004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes don't respond immediately at stops. Like you don't have brakes and then they suddenly catch

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #9

Nov 252004

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
All of a sudden when trying to stop the vehicle will not stop. The pedal hits the floor but no brakes work. The truck has new rotors and pads on the back and front. We thought they were the problem but nothing changed after putting rotors and pads on. One time we pulled into a driveway and the truck would not stop and we hit the vehicle that was parked in the driveway, nothing was damaged.

- Pulaski, NY, USA

problem #8

Jun 152004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Contact states: Contact was driving vehicle slowing down to pull into a parking spot, between 7-10 mph, the ABS engagement does not allow you to brake completely and come to a complete stop and the contact hit a guard rail. Normal weather conditions. General Motors being investigated for the brake problem. General motor refused to take care of the brake problem, they would take care of it but contact would be responsible for the cost. The service manager at a GM dealer said this problem happens approximately 30,000 miles. Contact unplugged the anti lock brake system

- Barneveld, NY, USA

problem #7

Dec 232004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Constant failure of my 2000 Chevy Silverado brakes. My ABS was constantly kicking in every time I was trying to stop at slow speeds. As an example: In my driveway. My mechanic was informed of service bulletins by GM about corrosion in the sensor area. I had one sensor replaced, but it was stated that this will happen again, it was just a matter of time.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 012002

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Re: antilock brake engagement at low speeds I own a 2000 Chevy Silverado ls 1500 4-dr, VIN [xxx]. I have had it into a brake shop twice over the last 3 years for the antilock engaging at low speeds (3-5mph). The antilock alarm does not light up. I finally got disgusted when it started doing it again this winter and pulled the fuse for the ABS system. Both repairs were performed at the brake and alignment service center 1770 barlow, traverse city, mi 231-947-2600. Each time they identified the ABS sensor for a single wheel engaging inappropriately at very low speed. I do not have the exact dates of the repairs handy, but can get them from the above business if needed. The incident date below is my best guess at the moment for when this first started. I can tell you that there is great potential for low speed accidents at intersections with this defect. When the ABS system engages, the vehicle does not brake effectively at all. The brake pedal has to be released briefly and then pressed again to engage the normal braking action. I can't count the number of times I have had to release and than stand on the brake pedal to stop in time without rear-ending someone. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Fife Lake, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 132004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I own a 2000 Chevy 1500. I have had a lot of problems with the ABS braking system. At low speeds the ABS will kick on and make it difficult to stop. I have almost created an accident on several occasions. I have spoken to the dealer and there is no recall for this common issue.

- Northborough, MA, USA

problem #4

May 102004

Silverado 2500

  • 42,000 miles
I own a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4. The ABS brakes will engage at 5-10 mph when normal, light pressure is being applied to the brakes during a normal stop. The brake pedal will then depress fully when you are not expecting it to. This will increase the stopping distance and in some cases I have almost hit the car in front of me because you are not expecting the pedal to depress to the floor. The problem will occur 5-10 times a day and is becoming worse. I sent my vehicle to the dealer and wanted to take a test drive with a technician because no warning lights occured. When I was explaining the problem to him he knew immediately what it was. It is obviously a common problem with these vehicles and is very dangerous. I have searched recalls for the vehicle and this problem has not been recalled yet. I have only 42,000 miles on the vehicle and believe this is a serious safety issue and should be a recall.

- Wrentham, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 032000

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Vehicle would not stop during emergency situations. Many times I slammed on the brakes and the truck will stop at first a second and then the brakes would let go and the truck would still go. I have to put the brakes to the floor and then the truck would slow down. I have taken the truck to 3 different dealers in san diego and none of them knew the problem. One dealer told me to gently apply the brakes for the vehicle to stop properly, but I'm sorry, I can't do that during a panic situation. The has failed at least 5 times and one time when my pregnant sister was driving, the truck would not stop through a parking lot, so she crashed into another vehicle. Don't know what do now. Truck is already over extended warranty. We plan on selling the truck soon and buying another because this one is not safe.

- Bonsall, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 272003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This involves a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. VIN [xxx]. on multiple occasions the truck failed to stop. On the last occasion, it was coasting down a drive way, traveling less than 10 M.P.H. the driver had his foot on the brake the entire time, when, once again, the truck failed to stop and hit a block wall. It was a dry sunny day. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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