fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,333 miles

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problem #3

Jun 012005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The emergency brake has been used very rarely, but with just over 40K on it they eventually faded out enough to fail inspection. The dealership advised me that I must have drove with it on. I never used it, yet they collected over $200 to repair a defect. Over time I noticed the tension progressively weakened. Rusting on the rotors is extremely common, yet GM ignores the problem. I was told by the dealership on multiple occasions that it was from condensation. It causes premature failure of the brake pads & a rotor replace as a resolution(turning alone doesn't remove the rust). My other family member have had all the exact issues with the same type trucks(three different 2000 GMC/Chevy). My rotors will be replaced in the summer, however my braking is reduced due to rust wearing the pads unevenly.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 312005

Silverado 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors on 2000 and up Chevy pickups rust out and chip off cutting brake pads without warning.

- Lewisburg, WV, USA

problem #1

Oct 192001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake light and parking light were wired incorrectly, causing operation to work reversed. Brake lining broke off from metal pad while driving, resulting in severe damage to rotors. Alignment warped rotors. At 30-35mph the tire incident threw the cap off of rear driver sid tire, resulting in severe damage to gas tank and tire ripped off the gas tank inlet.

- Peoria, AZ, USA