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

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problem #130

Mar 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
NHTSA campaign 00V055000; Chevrolet issued an ABS spring clip recall. This vehicle is not included in the recall, but the ABS was not operating properly. This VIN is outside the remedy scope.

- Thompsonville, MI, USA

problem #129

Jan 102005

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 999,000 miles
When driving below 10 mph vehicle will loose the ABS braking. Brakes work intermittently. Consumer struck the garage when the brakes failed, and at other occurrences a vehicle.

- Brookpark, OH, USA

problem #128

Dec 122004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,500 miles
Failure of service brakes which resulted in a crash (low speed). Caused by corrosion of speed sensors. Repaired by dealer (cleaning of speed sensors). Dealer repair manager explained that the problem has occurred in past and another similar incident occurred a few days after this one, involving another Chevrolet truck. Dealer further related that the manufacturer is aware of the problem however has only issued a bulletin on how to repair at owners cost (approx. $400 without replacement parts, only labor).

- Coatesville, PA, USA

problem #127

Jan 122004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
When driving under 10 mph on dry pavement, the ABS activated and it became hard to stop the vehicle. The vehicle has not been serviced for the defect since the consumer has to pay out of pocket. This was a regular problem.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #126

Jan 112005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle came to a rolling stop at about 5 miles per hour, the ABS check light illuminated when the brakes were applied. Owner will contact the manufacturer.

- Central Square, NY, USA

problem #125

Dec 092004

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
I was driving my 2000 Silverado 1500 pick-up truck on dry pavement, as I was about to make a left hand turn going less than about 10 mph, I tried to brake. The anti-lock brakes engaged and all I could feel was a rolling sensation when I was depressing the brake pedal. Luckily, I had time to lift my foot off the brake and push down again, this time the anti-lock brakes did not engage and I stopped inches from the vehicle ahead of me. There could have been a serious accident.

- Westfield, NY, USA

problem #124

Oct 292004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
There were no unusual events leading up to the failure of the anti-lock braking system in my truck. The system would fail to operate properly at approximately 5 mph when coming to a stop. The failure is that the system engages unnecessarily at low speeds, causing the vehicle not to stop when desired. It would happen several times daily, and the only crash I did not avoid was into a chain link fence, which did not cause damage. However, there were several near misses. The corrective action that I took was to remove the fuse for the anti-lock brakes. The corrective action that my dealer suggested was to spend $500 replacing the front wheel speed sensors. He said that this is a common occurrence on the Chevrolet Silverado, and that my problem would only get worse. GM has issued a tsb on this issue, but not safety recall. I feel that since I have lurched into busy intersections, lurched forward in crosswalks, and come close to crashing into other vehicles while parking, this should be regarded as a safety issue.

- Biddeford, ME, USA

problem #123

Nov 212004

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Intermittently when braking, the brake pedal felt soft and caused extended stopping distance.

- Park Rapids, MN, USA

problem #122

Nov 082004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,399 miles
While applying brakes from low speeds, the ABS system failed. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a building. No injuries were reported. The drivers side window had difficulty going up and down, the brakes were mushy, there was grinding in the rear due to rotor delamination, the door lock passenger side was inoperative, and the brake pedal goes to floor.

- New Castle, PA, USA

problem #121

Oct 212004

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving and when hitting the brakes vehicle continuously kept moving. Consumer took the vehicle to dealer to be looked at. However, the sensor light did not illuminate. Found that it was the ABS system.

- Ashtabula, OH, USA

problem #120

Oct 212004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,760 miles
Since I bought my 1500 series truck I have had problems with the braking system which the dealer said they could not duplicate. On 10-21-04 while pulling into my work location my brakes failed to stop my truck and ran into a chain-linked fence causing damage to the hood, light lenses, and bumper. A couple days later my brakes failed again putting me in the middle of an intersection with a truck skidding toward me. I have just had my truck inspected and the dealer passed my truck.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #119

Oct 042004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 99,000 miles
ABS brakes engage each time I come to a slow stop( I.e. pulling up to a stop sign or red light) extending my stopping distance. Dealer states that the ABS speed sensors and front hubs must be replaced but cannot tell me what is wrong. The ABS warning light does not come on although according to the dealer( kelly Chevrolet, butler, pa) the system is malfunctioning.

- Harmony, PA, USA

problem #118

Oct 152004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I have started to experience a problem with my ABS system on my 2000 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado. When the brakes are applied at slow speeds the anti look brakes will activate and braking is lost for a moment. Upon further research I found that the cause of this is dirt getting into the fron ABS sensors. I also discovered this is a very common problem for the Silverado.

- St. Inigoes, MD, USA

problem #117

Oct 112004

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Intermittently the brake pedal would become stiff and lock up when braking 5-65 mph. At 60,000 miles the vehicle was taken to a repair shop. The mechanic cleaned both ABS sensors. Now at 70,000 miles, the problem had returned.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #116

Jan 012004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
I purchsed my truck used, however it was in excelent condition. Shortly after I noticed that when ever I tried to stop the anti-lock brake would come on for no reason. Even if I was only rolling to a stop. The anti-lock brakes would activate and actually prevent me from coming to a smooth controled stop. Finally it got so bad that I was nervous about driving the truck. I brought the truck to the shop. They told me that there were no recalls for the truck. However they did tell me that there was a parts change order. Apparently chev. Has issued new wheel bearings for my truck. The type installed at the factory are no longer available. This is a very dangerous condition. I feel that chev. Is aware of the condtion, hence the new part, and should recall the truck. The bearings in my truck were replaced and the problem has stopped.

- Cedar Grove, NJ, USA

problem #115

Sep 032004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
While driving ABS inadvertently engaged. This caused extended stopping distance when braking. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Just before the end of a stop antilock kicks in extending stoping distance. The problem is worse when stopping from traveling in reverse. GM did not put enough greese in antilock brakes so they rusted.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #114

Sep 012004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Ltr. Request a mandatory recall for the ABS sensor malfunction on a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado truck, ABS sensor fails due to a design problem. The consumer stated the front rotors were out of round at 50,000 miles due to the use of inferior reprocessed steel.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #113

Sep 102004

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,550 miles
While driving at a low speed brakes failed. The emergency brake was the only thing that stopped the vehicle. Repairs were made on the hub. After repairs brakes failed again, consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. V

- Ghent, NY, USA

problem #112

Sep 172000

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The ABS system operates at low speeds (5 to 10 mph) on dry pavement resulting in extremely long stopping distances. I called my dealer and they are well aware of the problem. They clam that it is due to a batch of faulty sensors that GM was supplied. So why should the consumer get left holding the bag. Why is no recall being done to correct this issue. I feel that an investigation is strongly needed. This is oviously a manufacture defect (extremely widespread).

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #111

Sep 092004

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently while driving at any speed and applying the brakes the rear brakes froze and wont release the brakes. Also, consumer indicated hada problem with the front brakes too.

- Monongahela, PA, USA

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