10.0

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

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problem #30

Aug 011999

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Since first day it has been hard to stop, then, it got harder and harder, took vehicle to dealer in June of 2000, and they could not find cause. Consumer stated it was also hard to steer.

- Son Jose, CA, USA

problem #29

Jan 112001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
On several ocations the anti-lock system has activated for no reason. This has happened on dry roads and no panic bracking was envolved. When the system activates, breaking distances become much greater than normal, thus necessating corrective action to avoid a collission.

- Duryea, PA, USA

problem #28

Dec 152000

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing problem with delay in stopping distance when applying brake on wet snow road conditions. Dealer / manufacturer were not notified at this time. The consumer indicated that the sudden loss of braking when the ABS engages was frightening and dangerous.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #27

Dec 292000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After starting vehicle applied brake to get ready to back out of parking space and pedal went to floor, and vehicle continued backwards. ABS light was on, had vehicle towed to dealer, who said brakes were fine. Chevrolet company told consumer that was how brakes acted in a vehicle with ABS. Consumer test drove 10 other vehicles like it at dealers, all 10 had brakes that did not go to floor. Brakes worked on consumer's vehicle, but pedal went to floor before there was any braking action.

- Purdy, MO, USA

problem #26

Dec 292000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Pulled into a parking lot and parked. Then, consumer pumped brake pedal and it went to the floor, there were no brakes. Consumer put vehicle in gear and it started to roll backwards. Took to dealer, and they said it was normal for brakes to go to the floor.

- Purdy, MO, USA

problem #25

Nov 012000

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While at a stop and about to accelrate vehicle shutters intermittently. When braking and letting off brake pedal about 50 %, and pressing brakes again, vehicle will lunge forward which may cause a crash. Dealer cannot determine the cause.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #24

Dec 252000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying brakes and pulling into garage brake pedal went down to floor, causing vehicle to damage front bumper and hood. Dealer notified. The dealer couldn't find problem.

- Aplington, IA, USA

problem #23

Dec 212000

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While traveling 10-15 mph driver tried to stop, brakes failed and vehicle struck a steel pipe. Vehicle damage did occur. Driver only passenger. Brake pedal went all the way to the floor. No prior warnings before incident.

- Anahuac, TX, USA

problem #22

Feb 062000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS failing to operate properly and causing brake pedal to go to the floor intermittently when driving over bump or rough surface. Dealer was not contacted at this time. ABS is too sensitive when applying brakes, any type of pump or wet pavement will set off the ABS. Thus the brake pedal becomes soft and goes down to the floor. The dealer could not fix it.

- Aberdeen, SD, USA

problem #21

Dec 122000

Silverado 2500

  • miles
When consumer applied brakes the pedal would go all way to the floor. There was double pad on caliper.

- Klawock, AL, USA

problem #20

Nov 302000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving could step on the brakes pedal, sometimes will go to the floor, then suddenly will have brakes. Vehicle was taken to dealer twice where dealer has not found out what had been causing this problem.

- Holly, MI, USA

problem #19

Nov 022000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Likely failure of braking system. Hydraulic (brake) fluid reservoir is free to flop around on mounting. Braking system must ultimately fail do to ultimate failure of the seal(s) around the base of this plastic reservoir. Evidence of failure would be in the form of corrossion (rust), water, and air in the system or loss of break fluid, depending on wheather or not the failure is do to internal and/or external failure of the seals. If the vehicle is used on rough roads or in climates w/extreme temperature variations are present, the failure will be much quicker. Failure will be in the form of total loss of brakes, brake fade, and poor stopping power. It will totaly confuse any ABS system in use do to inconsistent/erratic brake performance. All of these conditions have already been reported by various individuals on prior years trucks. Why hasn't this reservoir been investigated as to the effects of its leaking in the form of being albe to suck air/moisture into the brake system or loosing fluid to the atmosphere?? regardless, failure is inevitable, as dynamic seals must utimately fail, and something should be done to eliminate this weak point in this system. If I am wrong, and it has been investigated and determined to be safe, please let me hear from you as I am very concerned about my family's safety where this matter is concerned!

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #18

Jul 282000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Truck lurches violently when brakes are applied but only when towing a horse trailer. Condition is so severe that the truck is not safe to drive when towing. The trailer has been weighed (8300# empty) and carefully inspected, no problems. The truck is rated to pull 10,800#. dealer tells me that I am pulling too much weight. The disc brakes, all four, were found to be severely overheated and were replaced, but the problem persists. The truck will lurch even when the trailer brakes are disconnected and the trailer brakes can stop both the truck and trailer smoothly by using the hand control. Three dealers, two service reps and a GM engineer are stumped, but GM refuses to give me a buy back.

- West Windsor, VT, USA

problem #17

Nov 042000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Brake held to floor.heard anti-lock motors, but there was not much braking action.

- Fountain Inn, SC, USA

problem #16

Sep 262000

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
When braking anytime there is a slight bump in the road the brakes fail, this has almost caused the consumer to collide into other vehicles, the dealer can not locate the cause of the problem.

- Canastota, NY, USA

problem #15

Nov 022000

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While coming to a stop pedal felt like it was stopping but vehicle was still moving. Then, brake pedal came back up, and consumer had brakes again.

- Morganton, GA, USA

problem #14

Oct 172000

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There has been vibration problems with the truck since May. Now when hitting a bump or any irregularities in the road or depressing brake pedal at the same time, ABS system avance. Truck has been taken to the dealership several times for vibration problems. Dealership has not been able to solve this problem, and stated that this was a normal condition.

- Pine Hill, AL, USA

problem #13

Aug 182000

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Vehicle experiencing problem with momentary delay in stopping when applying brakes in low speed of 30-40 mph. Vehicle been inspected by dealer on two occasions, and informed consumer problem could not be duplicated. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Muldrow, OK, USA

problem #12

Sep 202000

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
When applying brakes at a certain point a noise occurred and braking capacity lessened which could result in a collision, cause unknown.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #11

Sep 082000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While coming down a steel hill truck would not stop, foot went to the floor, and nothing happened. Felt vibration in the brake. Once on the freeway, and saw brake lights ahead, consumer tried to brake and vehicle would not stop. If any closer, consumer would have rear ended another driver.

- West Garden Grove, CA, USA

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