really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,296 miles

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problem #9

Feb 282006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,590 miles
All of the brake lines rusted through causing a complete brake failure on the 2000 Silverado truck. Had to have all of the lines replaced along with the calipers. Truck had approximately 52590 miles.

- Tyrone, PA, USA

problem #8

Jul 012000

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,200 miles
Brake problems

- Luxemburg, WI, USA

problem #7

Jun 012005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,700 miles
Problems began about March 2005, with anti lock brake system. Front brakes are grabbing, and calipers stay shut. When driver hits the brakes hard calipers lock. And when making turns a noise is heard, a grinding noise. In last 4 months brakes were replaced twice. Extended stopping distance is caused when this occurs. No warning lights come on, after removal, the pads were chewed up. Not worn, but damaged. Owner replaced brakes.

- Catoosa, OK, USA

problem #6

Dec 302004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
While driving and trying to park the vehicle depressed the brake pedal and vehicle surged. Consumer has had the rotors replaced at 32, 000 miles all around the vehicle. Dealer told consumer that the calipers were working about 50%.

- Hollis Center, ME, USA

problem #5

Aug 102004

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Bought in 2000 brakes and all components have been replaced by owner at owners expense. Brakes have a growling crunching sound on and off. The brakes will become disfunctual unless you compleatly release and immedieatly re apply.this has been an ongoing mechanical failure. At 11,000 miles this vehicle litterally "blew the front rotors into pieces.GM would not honor the repairs that I have continiously kept having to pay for.

- Corning, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 162002

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,171 miles
I took delivery of my truck on 6/1/00 and realize that it is no longer under warranty. But I have had a lot of problems with the rear brakes. The rear calipers freeze up suddenly, cause the pads to wear down to the metal and then destroy the rotors. The problem always seams to start at the right rear inner pad. By the time you notice a problem, the damage is severe. The first time this occurred at 29,171 miles, the dealership initially would not, but eventually did (after I told them I would accept nothing less) repair it N/C on 1/16/02 (invoice olcs67487). They replaced the pads, turned the rotors but didn't replace the calipers. They blamed the problem on mud intrusion. The second time this occurred at 55,421 miles, the right rear inner pad was the worst again, but I didn't catch it in time and both rear rotors were destroyed. This time it cost me nearly $530 to repair the rear brakes on 5/27/03 (invoice 84481) at bonus tire in sterling heights. Pads, rotors and calipers were replaced. Calipers were frozen. One thing that really doesn't make any sense is that the front brakes have never been changed! they are factory original! the truck has currently 63,400 miles and at the last tire rotation, done about 3,000 miles ago, they were at about 40%. GM will do nothing for me! the dealer fixed the brakes themselves the first time, but wouldn't the next time. I understand that there is no recall concerning these brakes, but that there is a problem with the rear brakes on the Silverado. I have heard this from not only service garages and parts suppliers, but also from GM dealership service department managers. I have been told that there is nothing the dealership can do for me. They say that there is a GM rear brake problem, but so far, GM is blaming it on a lack of owner maintenance. I was told that a possible fix is offered by GM (at a charge) for a forward mud flap / deflector for the right rear wheel.

- Ray Twp, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 262003

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
2000, Chevrolet Silverado K1500 truck - rear brake rotors failed at 14,000 miles on new vehicle purchase. Replaced by dealer, and failed again after only 9,000 miles. Rotors rusted from the inside of metal outward. Appears that rear brake design or rotor parts quality is defective. Normal expected life of rear brakes is typically 50,000 to 75,000 miles. Dealer confirms that GM has had problems with this model. Contacted GM customer service but to no avail at this point.

- Tully, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 182000

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Consumer believes the safety improvement campaign 00X-001 which calls for attaching a notice lable to the front brake hose stating that the calipers must be supported when removed, consumer believes the warning lable is useless. Nlm

- Spartanbur, SC, USA

problem #1

Feb 012001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Right rear caliper jammed because rocks and mus has gotten into it. A tsb has been issued on the vehicle. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Luther, OK, USA