really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,348 miles

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problem #5

Mar 132003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • 20,000 miles
The park brake had worn out, the dealer replaced it, however the problem recurred.

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 042003

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The emergency brake failed to hold in the upright position.

- Billarica, GA, USA

problem #3

Feb 262003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The parking brake did not hold because the parking brake pad on the drivers side had nothing to hold it in place. It dropped down and drug against the drum until it wore the bottom of the shoe out.

- Jacksonville, AL, USA

problem #2

Sep 152002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
The parking brake shoes are not anchored properly due to poor design causing them to drag continuously while driving. The shoes wear out as do the drums within the rotors causing loss of parking brake action. This can occur unexpectedly allowing the vehicle to roll and possibly impact a pedestrian or other object. The dealer (tropical Chevrolet) advises that there is a problem and has repaired several vehicles with the same issues using original parts. A kit is forthcoming to correct the problem, however GM will not issue a recall. The problem will repeat iteslf until a correction is made.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 262000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer is complaining of the design of the rear left emergency brake shoes and drum elbows, they allow road salt and other debris to get into the drum possibly causing them to fail. The consumer also states that the rear brakes are squealing due to the rust building up in the brake drum and shoes.

- Harriston, Ont, UN, USA