10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,037 miles

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problem #28

Jul 162005

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,772 miles
I was driving on a four lane interstate in cruise control going 70 mph. Suddenly I was going down the highway sideways. I slid off the road and hit a highway sign which slowed me and must have jarred something because then I could use my brakes and all four of them seemed to work. I smashed the drivers side door and rocker panel and other damage, probably bent the rim on a tire, had cuts on both hands and had to take my dogs and cat to the vet as they were in shock. I was about 130 to 150 miles from home and thanks to friends was able to get home that evening. The Chevrolet dealership I had it towed to, said they could find no reason for the rear wheels to lock. But according to the dps officer that is what they seemed to do.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #27

Aug 052005

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Silverado developed problems with the brakes and the engine. The engine knocks when started due to piston play.

- Harlan, IA, USA

problem #26

Oct 032004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The consumer stated the rotors rusted on the vehicle and ripped the brake pads off. The vehicle had 30,000 miles on it. The brakes started to squeal when the steel backing was rubbing against the rotors. The dealership would not fix the problem under warranty; it was 1 year out of warranty. The consumer had to pay for the problem himself. The manufacturer stated it was normal wear and tear for the brakes to go out at 30,000 miles. Consumer isn't exactly sure when the brakes started going bad, but it was approximately 9 months ago. This same vehicle the tailgate support cable broke on the passenger side, broke. There is a recall for this, NHTSA #04V129000, but his vehicle was not part of the recall. The consumer noticed that the cable was broke approximately 1-2 months ago.

- Bellevue, IA, USA

problem #25

May 232005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,200 miles
Lost power steering and power breaks while driving vehicle

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #24

Dec 122004

Silverado 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
2000 Chevy Silverado, problems with brakes. When applied brakes they went to floor and had to pump brake pedal to stop. It took a long distance to stop. Almost had several accidents because of this problem. Replaced both hub assemblies on the front of the vehicle. At the cost of $420.42. Mechanic said that they he had several repairs of this kind and brake sensor failed that was in hub assembly.

- Prattsburgh, NY, USA

problem #23

Apr 032005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The consumer had difficulty stopping the vehicle when he applied the brakes.

- Comstock Park, MI, USA

problem #22

Nov 012004

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Chevrolet 3500 van 2000, calipers and rotors defective. The brakes fail every 600 to 1000 miles.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #21

Aug 082004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,100 miles
The brakes on my truck do not stop the truck in a reasonable distant. When I pulled off the wheels you could see where the pads on the front wheels were almost gone, but the rear shoes were hardly worn. I did change the front pads. I also have the sticking gas pedal problem which I have had the dealer work on with no results.

- Henniker, NH, USA

problem #20

Jan 302005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer states that upon coming up on a stop the vehicle will continue to coast almost causing an accident a total of two times. Consumer states that it has the very same problem as GM states in the recall for the brakes.

- Ithaca, MI, USA

problem #19

Apr 022000

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brake pedal, the brakes failed. The driver applied the brake pedal, numerous times and the vehicle failed to stop completely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic can not duplicate the problem at this time.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #18

Nov 012004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Vehicle was taken to dealer for replacement of brakes and rotors. Few weeks later, the ABS light illuminated. Consumer took vehicle back to dealer, and was told that brakes needed to be replaced again. Cost would be $400 since it was not under warranty.

- Frostburg, MD, USA

problem #17

Sep 182004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
While driving and upon depressing the brake pedal it felt as if there was air in them. Had to push down harder than normal stop the vehicle. The seat belt began to tighten to the point where it was hard to breath. The consumer had to unfasten the belt to release the tension.

- Brookings, SD, USA

problem #16

Aug 042004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
A loud squeaking noise was heard coming from the rear. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer. The mechanic determined that rear brakes and rotors needed to be replaced. While making a sudden stop the consumer noticed that the brakes were not responding properly. The consumer then noticed the rear brakes making a squeaking noise. The consumer moved the rear wheels, brake calipers and rotors and found a metal surface where the brake pads deteriorated. On the drivers side rotor, the pad was wearing on 3/8 inch of the metal surface. The consume knew of others with the same make/model/year with the same problem.

- Cannelton, IN, USA

problem #15

Sep 152003

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,563 miles
Brakes fail at low speed, try to go into anti-lock. Changed complete brakes, rotors, pads etc. On all four(4) wheels of the vehicle. Problem still exists. Scheduled for recheck September 30/03 for review of hoses and lines also will put on computor for fault readings. Truck crashed into a wood pile at our summer home no personnal injuries but some paint scratching. Disconnected the fuse for the anti-lock brakes had no problem with brakes failing just that ABS light and hand brake light stayed on all the time. Put the fuse back in and problem still exists this is why it will be rechecked September 30/03 to read faults as they are still failing. Very scarey when all of a sudden no brakes at low speed.

- Kitchener, UN, USA

problem #14

Jul 152003

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
The truck has intermittently had brake problems since it was new. What will occur is when applying the brakes below 20 mph the pedal will fade to the floor and you will hear the ABS kicking in. The truck will take a very long time to stop. This occurs once a month and has now started to occur weekly if not daily. We are afraid to drive the truck.

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #13

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is experiencing problems with engine making a knocking noise and the brake system malfunctioning.

- Delevan, NY, USA

problem #12

Mar 172004

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle pulls to the right and left when braking, in addition, there was a rattle noise in the left front end when going over bumps. The left rear tail light bulb was inoperative. The left front wheel cover came off. The tail pipe made a rattle noise, the dealer replaced the tail pipe. The fog light bulb was inoperative. The front brakes made a grinding noise when they were applied. The air condition was not cooling properly. The wood trim on the dash was loose. The right rear axle seal leaked. The plastic compartment above the glove box was cracked. The base of the windshield was cracked.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #11

Jul 072003

Silverado 3500

  • 36,000 miles
When brakes were applied they jerked and were not stopping the vehicle efficiently, there was also a clanking noise noticed while driving the vehicle. Dealer was consulted - he stated that the people who rotated the tires torqued them too much. Went back to dealer who supplied the tires - they replaced the brake linings on the front thinking this would solve the problem - it didn't. they then pulled the rotors and found that the rotors were basically falling apart - the metal was just falling off. Front rotors were replaced. Within a week the back rotors were doing the same - took the vehicle to a local garage, because the brakes were not functioning very well. The rear rotors were in the same if not worse condition. Chevy was contacted. They did not want to acknowledge the problem even though their dealer service manager, backed up the complaint (we took one of the rotors to the service manager to show him. They are not interested in this problem - said that they couldn't be sure the rotors came off of their vehicle. They also did not show any understanding of the seriousness of not having brakes - their attitude was very disconcerting.

- New Bloomfield, PA, USA

problem #10

Oct 082003

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
While pulling into the driveway brakes and steering simultaneously failed. Emergency brake had to be used to stop the truck. This failure was caused by the steering shaft breaking. Dealership replaced steering shaft but the problem recurred within the next 15,000 miles while driving at 25-35 mph.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 102003

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • 900 miles
Vehicle has brake system failure. Intermittently while driving below 2O mph and brake pedal is depressed, pedal goes to floor, but doesn't hold. Dealership has been contacted.

- Franklin, MA, USA

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