10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
40 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,181 miles

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problem #70

Sep 082002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Consumer experiencing problems with brakes. Delayed stopping when brakes are applied. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Fryeburg, ME, USA

problem #69

Jul 012002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Dealer confirmed by inspection that ABS pump needs replacement at a cost of about $700 I did not have the repair done due to the cost.

- Canton, NY, USA

problem #68

May 042002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While applying brakes pedal sticks to the floor. Dealer has been notified.

- Burlison, TX, USA

problem #67

Aug 231999

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When anti lock brakes kicks in, it will shut of brake system for a few seconds, unable to stop vehicle. Contacted dealer, dealer said this was normal. Jlg

- Newbrighten, PA, USA

problem #66

Feb 192000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes while going down a decline if there is any bump in the road the ABS brakes kicks in, and vehicle rolls forward unable to stop. Contacted dealer.*akthis problem is intermittent and there is no warning when the anti lock sytem will start to fail.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #65

Apr 262002

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had problems with this vehicle since I bought it. My brakes habitually fail if I hit a bump while braking, and I have been told by both the dealer and the manufacturer that my brakes are operating within the normal specs for this vehicle and the driving conditions in my area. They do nothing to fix the problem. I use my personal vehicle to respond to fires and medical emergencies, and am concerned that I will have an accident en route to help someone. Also, my automatic transmission occasionally goes into neutral while stopped in traffic, or will not engage upon putting it in 'drive', but the dealership is unable to duplicte the problem, so they say they can't fix it. My fuel pump has failed and been replaced more than once. My windshield wipers repeatedly fail on the passenger side.

- Hinsdale, MA, USA

problem #64

Oct 011999

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Since my purchase of this truck I have had over 10 incidents involving the braking system. I have returned to jim ellis servicing 5 times for this problem. I will be corrected for a short period of time and than return to the same problem. I am going through the BBB now to get GM to repurchase this truck because it is unsafe.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #63

Oct 102001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
On four separate occasions while applying brakes pedal would go to the floor, and vehicle would continue on before stopping. Vehicle been to dealer on two occasions, and they were unable to duplicate the problem. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Santa Paula, CA, USA

problem #62

Nov 302000

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident due to malfunctioned brake system. Vehicle was repaired under warranty. Mechanic at another shop stated that dealer replaced all defective parts after accident. However, parts were not factory products, resulting in an ABS failure.

- Grand Rappids, MI, USA

problem #61

Feb 012002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving out of driveway, consumer applied brakes and ABS did not kick in. Dealer contacted.. consumer skidded onto highway, vehicle was taken to a mechanic, and a new ABS midule and solenoid was needed.

- Alexandria Bay, NY, USA

problem #60

Aug 072000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 00 V 055 000/ABS spring clip: Brake pedal intermittently goes to the floor during normal stopping. Vehicle has been to dealer on several occasions, and they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Coppertown, PA, USA

problem #59

Nov 012001

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Our truck has been to tony Chevrolet for the brake system problems 3 times. When braking anytime on a bumpy road the ABS system kicks in resulting in loss of stopping power and causing a near accident. During Alaska winter months, the ABS system is over sensitive and does not allow the truck stop in a timely fashion. There are times when the ABS kicks in, the brake pedal gets hard and pushs back against your foot. Tony Chevrolet states the braking system is acting normal. There favorite term is "unable to duplicate condition at this time" I went to another GM dealership with this problem and they also stated there was nothing wrong with the ABS system. When service techs. Hook up to the trucks computer and the computer system doesn't show any fault codes, that doesn't mean there isn't something wrong. Twice this condition has just about caused an accident with another car. I wonder how many accidents have to occur before GM does something about these defects? please help before somebody gets hurt or killed. Thank you.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #58

Nov 282001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Clinton, SC, USA

problem #57

Nov 282001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving could step on brake pedal, but vehicle would not stop on time. Brakes were pressed, and consumer had taken vehicle to dealer for that problem.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #56

Jan 202001

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake system failed with 5,600 miles on vehicle which resulted in a crash. Dealership examined vehicle, and replaced brake master cylinder to correct problem. Since this repair brakes have operated erratically, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealership claimed brakes were within specifications set by manufacturer. One person was injured in accident.

- Alkol, WV, USA

problem #55

Feb 192001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Consumer states brake pedal pulsated and front brakes made a loud clunking sound and there was no stopping power, consumer took vehicle into dealership and mechanic test drove vehicle and stated that possible ABS failure prematurely, consumer left vehicle at dealership, however none of the problems could be duplicated.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

problem #54

Aug 232001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
When applying brakes pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance which results in vehicle going straight through intersections. Addition to complaint filed: On November 17th, 2001 the consumer was driving at 35 mph and the brakes failed causing her vehicle to rear end another car. There were no injuries during this incident.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #53

Oct 022000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Well first off 1: vibrations at speeds of 40+ the front end feels like it going to fall apart the sterring wheel shakes violently when slowing as the the vibrating is going on, you have to come to a complete stop and put it park and then proceed and it might go away, it's like the driveline or shaft gets out of balance, and the brake barley work its like they are fighting against you putting pressure on them. #2: when you hit a bump with brakes applied the peddal starts pumping back and forth and you can barely stop. #3: front left suspension squeaks and rattles when making a right or left turn its like your shifting the weight and something is looose. #4: transmission clunks when putting into gear from park or into reverse almost as if a U-joint was bad but noise comes from tranny and driveshaft. And when coming to a stop you can feel the tranny down shifting like its just dropping out of gear the whole truck rocks. Well Chevy need to do something before someone dies, , after reading the previous complaints I thought I just had a lemon but I see I'm not alone I took the trk to the dealer for the vibration and was told no problem existed but the vibration went away for awhile do they know something and just are told be quiet. Help me I should have got Ford

- D'iberville, MS, USA

problem #52

Oct 022000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Well first off 1: vibrations at speeds of 40+ the front end feels like it going to fall apart the sterring wheel shakes violently when slowing as the the vibrating is going on, you have to come to a complete stop and put it park and then proceed and it might go away, it's like the driveline or shaft gets out of balance, and the brake barley work its like they are fighting against you putting pressure on them. #2: when you hit a bump with brakes applied the peddal starts pumping back and forth and you can barely stop. #3: front left suspension squeaks and rattles when making a right or left turn its like your shifting the weight and something is looose. #4: transmission clunks when putting into gear from park or into reverse almost as if a U-joint was bad but noise comes from tranny and driveshaft. And when coming to a stop you can feel the tranny down shifting like its just dropping out of gear the whole truck rocks. Well Chevy need to do something before someone dies, , after reading the previous complaints I thought I just had a lemon but I see I'm not alone I took the trk to the dealer for the vibration and was told no problem existed but the vibration went away for awhile do they know something and just are told be quiet. Help me I should have got Ford

- D'iberville, MS, USA

problem #51

Jan 302001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Date of failure and mileage are approximate. Dealer was advised of problem at time of oil change but no action was taken. The second failure occurred approximately April/may, 2001: Speed was approximately 35 to 40 mph. The first incident was a near accident: I was forced to run a stop sign. I will be happy to provide further detailed description of problem if requested.

- Petersburg, MI, USA

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