10.0

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

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problem #8

Nov 032003

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
When the was in reverse on an incline, the front tires locked up and the back tires failed to function, which made it difficult to steer. The brakes only lasted about 7-8 thousand miles. The brakes didn't perform very well and they locked up while driving down dirt roads.

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012000

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,237 miles
The brakes overheated and they smoked when driving on long steep grades, also when down shifting, it was difficult to slow or stop. The brakes were not adequate for the weight of the vehicle. The brake pads were replaced, the rotors were resurfaced, the rear brake drums were cleaned, and the brake shoes were adjusted. (this did not fix the problem) the vehicle continued to experience these problems. The dealer representative suggested the consumer purchase a 2001 model which had the revised braking system.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #6

Jan 022003

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Consumer stated that when applying the brakes the brake pedal would go to the floor causing the vehicle to the floor causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance dealer notified.

- Henderson, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 082002

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,544 miles
State inspection revealed that the front and rear rotors and front and rear brake pads had rusted out and needed to be replaced.

- North Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 012002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
When driving vehicle and the brakes are applied the vehicle will slow down but will not come to a complete stop in a timely manner vehicle rolls to a stop.

- Union, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 012002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
When driving and the brakes are applied. Consumer states' the vehicle will roll until it stop. Brakes are not stopping properly.

- Union, SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 212002

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with brakes. Also stated that it needs new brake pads on one wheel which is the right passangers side. Dealer was contacted and stated that is not normal and will not pass the inspection.

- Green Rich, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 282002

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving the vehicle the brakes failed. The ABS braking system resistance behind the pedal became inoperable causing an accident. Please provide any furhter information.

- Bellevue, WA, USA