really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,573 miles

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problem #3

Jul 262007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,741 miles
2005 Silverado with brake problems customer states that this is a safety defect* the consumer stated approached a stop sign and realized the brakes were not working properly and the power assist was not working. The consumer left the vehicle with the dealer for 2 days to assess the problem but to no avail. The consumer stated he took the vehicle to a dealer where he had previous work performed on the vehicle such as steering, but they were also unable to duplicate the problem.

- Grand Saline, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 152005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 4,978 miles
Entering freeway as truck merged on freeway. Vehicle suddenly jerked to one side while turning steering wheel. After several people observed the vehicle we realized when you turned the steering wheel the brake locked up by themselves with no one touching them. If you turn the steering wheel the brakes apply very rapidly and / or lock up. I believe this to be extremely dangerous. We had tow truck pick up vehicle and deliver to Chevrolet dealership. Left vehicle at dealership and they said they would repair the vehicle and repair the damage done to the vehicle in the accident at no charge. I informed the dealership that I thought this was a extremely dangerous condition. They all agreed and said thy had never seen or heard of this problem before. When I went to talk to them after fixing the vehicle the service representive pulled me to the side and told me he thought this was a extremely dangerous condition and did not believe the vehicle was safe to drive. He also let me know that there is a tsb on this problem and Chevrolet is aware of the problem (tsb document id 1686251). After talking over this mater with several mechanics they all agreed this was a extremely dangerous problem and could easily cause injury and / or death. What is amazing is Chevrolet is aware of the problem and from what I can see the ntsb is also aware of the problem and nothing has been done. If I was in a turn on a overpass and the brakes suddenly applied from turning the steering wheel I assume this would cause a very serious accident. Please let me know the findings of your investigation as soon as possible due to the seriousness of the defect.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 062005

Silverado 2500

  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Silverado experiencing problems with steering and brake equipment.** answer required***. when the consumers wife made left turn, she stated the steering and felt sluggish, she then noticed the brakes felt useless. She struggle for about 60 yards to keep the vehicle under control. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, however they were unable to rectify the problem, but the dealer did suggest that the flow control valve to the boost vacuum power in the brake and steering system be replaced.

- Downey, CA, USA