really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,517 miles

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problem #82

Nov 142020

Silverado 2500

  • 105,000 miles
Steering locked up brake quit working. In motion

- Pisgah, AL, USA

problem #81

Mar 012019

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 325,400 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle took a long time to slow down when the brake pedal was depressed. On another occasion, when barely depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle completely stopped, causing the contact to jerk forward. The contact associated the failure with NHTSA campaign number: 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic). There were no warning indicators illuminated. An independent mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 325,400.

- Brenham, TX, USA

problem #80

Jan 012000

Silverado 2500

  • 0 miles
Steering problem. Power steering goes out when slow down. Chevrolet is very aware of the problem and there is currently a recall on the later model vehicles. The 2000 we have is very dangerous and we have reported it numerouse times and wonder how many tragic accidents have to happen before it is corrected?

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #79

Jun 022017

Silverado 2500

  • 180,000 miles
I am unhappy that GM made a recall for the problem my Silverado is exhibiting however since I do not live in the neighboring state I cannot have my problem fixed. I also live in the "salt belt" being in Kansas, I live 20 miles from the state of mo. I am having the exact problem as the recall - 05V379000. I wish I knew who I could contact to aid me in solving this problem. It sounds like this results in a crash due to constant corrosion. If you look at statistics of Kansas City. We are equivalent to Kansas City mo. I'm feeling very frustrated about this.

- Basehor, KS, USA

problem #78

Nov 052016

Silverado 2500

  • 73,000 miles
When coming to a stop sign I applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. I was able to steer into a parking lot and coasted to a stop. I had no brakes front or rear. When I stopped at the previous stop sign the brakes worked as usual. After having the pickup towed to a repair shop I was told and shown that the brake lines at the frame behind the left tire had rusted through. This failure came with no warning and at no time did the dash brake light come on.

- Bettendorf, IA, USA

problem #77

Aug 082016

Silverado 2500

  • 62,900 miles
I was driving approx. 25 mph within 100 ft. Toward a red light. A truck pulling a trailer pulled across the road in front of me. I pressed on the brake pedal. The pedal held for a second and then quickly dropped to the floor. I was able to swerve to the right of the truck, missing it and pushed the emergency brake. Realizing I encountered total brake failure I cautiously drove the truck into a mcdonald's parking lot at the corner. There was no brake warning light come on. I looked under the truck. On the drivers side under the drivers door the underside was soaked with brake fluid. Where the 4 brakelines are bundled together directly on the frame under the drivers door, one of the brake lines has a split in it. The truck is presently being evaluated for repair.

- Gladys, VA, USA

problem #76

Nov 192015

Silverado 2500

  • 168,523 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at approximately 15 mph, the brakes failed when the brake pedal was depressed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ABS module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 168,523.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #75

Oct 052015

Silverado 2500

  • 48,000 miles
As I attempted to brake to a stop on dry pavement, the brake pedal suddenly stiffened, preventing me from using the pedal to come to a controlled stop. Fortunately, I was going slow at the time and was in a parking lot, so was able to steer away from colliding with a parked car.. from all that I read, the root cause of this problem involves the ABS system. About 3 years ago, I had the brake lines completely replaced with a better grade than came with the truck. I did this because, while the truck is going on 15 years, the main components appear to have several more years. But not with this sort of fundamental safety issue. I'm angry that GM has not had to recall my truck for this obvious safety flaw in the brake system.

- South Hadley, MA, USA

problem #74

Feb 262015

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The ABS braking system goes stiff at low speeds. I have to jam on the brakes extremely hard in order for them to stop, the brakes eventually will stop after a 3 to five more feet.the ABS braking system is extremely dangerous and serves no purpose.the vehicle works better after disabling the ABS brake system.please recall all Chevy Silverado and Tahoe due to ABS braking system issues.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #73

May 072015

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 132,543 miles
When returning home my brakes failed when entering my driveway causing me to strike a tree. There was minor damage to the grill of my vehicle. The cause was a ruptured brake line. There was no warning of the loss of brakes.

- Morehead, KY, USA

problem #72

Mar 092015

Silverado 2500

  • 190,000 miles
Driving down interstate at 50mph was approaching a traffic light which turned yellow stepped on my brakes felt like I wasn't even pushing them pumped a few times the truck starts braking the once again with my foot still on brake pedal it felt like I wasn't stepping on the pedal so pumped again and I almost ended up running a red light with two small children in the truck. With all these complaints for the same problem there should be a recall!!!

- San Luis, AZ, USA

problem #71

Jan 022015

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 243,000 miles
Driving on 4 lane business road coming to a red light pushed on brakes pedal went to floor and no brakes had to swerve into other lane to keep from hitting car in front of me ran red light downshifted into low gear and began rubbing tires on curb until I came to a stop.checked brake fluid level was empty looked under truck and brake line had rusted through under drivers door.walked 2 blocks to parts store and brought brake fluid filled master cylinder pumped brakes still had no brakes, I could not understand how one broken line left me with no brakes, I thought they were supposed two systems front and rear ? I have several vintage trucks from 67-72 era all still have original brake lines, I think GM skimped on materials and left us with a safety issue.

- Lockridge, IA, USA

problem #70

Dec 132013

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact applied excessive pressure to the brake pedal but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact had to shift into neutral in order for the vehicle to slow down. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Keokok, IA, USA

problem #69

Nov 222014

Silverado 2500

  • 216,563 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While entering the driveway, the brake pedal sank to the floor. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact indicated that the brake lines rusted to the point of corrosion and fractured. Also, the contact noticed the presence of brake fluid leaking from the vehicle. The contact was able to park the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced all four brake lines. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 216,563.

- Mays Landing, NJ, USA

problem #68

Nov 032014

Silverado 2500

  • 78,000 miles
NHTSA campaign id number: 05V379000 NHTSA action number: PE05020 past recall fix by General Motors was done incorrectly. Front sensors for the ABS system become dirty because of bad seals in the hub assembly.original fix only provided maintenance to the problem not a permanent fix. At low speeds the ABS system kicks in when you put your foot on the brake pedal.

- Pocono Lake, PA, USA

problem #67

Oct 112014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 158,020 miles
Without any warning I was backing up and brake pedal went to floor, the curb stop the truck.truck was in Chevy dealer service for a complete rear brake job, pad kit, rotor, and parking brake kit in 2013 which included a multi-point inspection, also in 2009,2012. At no time verbally or written on my receipts were brake lines needed replacing. Put truck in shop to have brake line replace by dealer recommendation and when I picked truck up 10/25/2014 found they didn't replace rusted brake line to rear brakes.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #66

Oct 242014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 159,000 miles
While coming to a stop light going about 25 mile an hour I pressed on the brake pedal and it felt mushy then went all the way to the floor finally stopping before entering a highway with oncoming traffic traveling at 50 miles per hour. Turned around and went home noticed brake fluid coming out under the drivers door. All the lines corroded just a few more feet to stop and it could have been very bad.

- Metamora, IL, USA

problem #65

Sep 132014

Silverado 2500

  • 134,833 miles
Sudden brake failure due to rusted brake lines.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #64

Aug 112014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 149,125 miles
Brake pedal went to the floor, the vehicle did finally stop. Drove carefully home about 2 miles. I found a steel brake line that had rusted through and failed. Brake fluid was all over the under side of the truck.

- West Plains, MO, USA

problem #63

Aug 072014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 195,000 miles
The metal brake line blew a hole in it causing me not to be able to stop.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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