really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,842 miles

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problem #15

Nov 202005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
Chevy Silverado Z71 4X4 in November 2005, I had an accident due to the ABS not functioning correctly, while pulling into a parking space lightly applying my brakes the ABS started to chatter and I could not stop fast enough and hit a light poll with the right side fender and bumper. I got out to look to see why I slid, but the surface was clean and dry. I was puzzled, on the drive home it happened again this time coming to a stop and again lightly applying the brakes the ABS shuttered, this time stopping into cross intersection traffic. I was now scared and the slower I drove the worse it was, I approached a school zone in my neighborhood and a child ran accross the street and again I braked but I could not stop quick enough and struck this child, not seriously but enough to knock him down. I got home parked the truck and have not driven it since. I have not taken it to the shop because last year I spent a lot of money at the Chevy dealer getting a complete brake job, and several service items costing thousands and I was just tapped out and I figured I would wait till I get some money. I heard the other night on the news about a recall on this very issue so I contacted my dealer and they stated that my VIN number [xxx] is not included in the recall for the ABS speed sensor problem. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #14

Jan 082005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Just joining the massess of GM truck owners with faulty hub assembly ABS sensors. 2000 Chevy Silverado - 50,000 miles (problem started at approx 45,000) lack of ability in slow speed stopping created some near miss situations with garage doors and people/other autos in parking lots. Temporary solution was to pull the fuse, a whole lot less danger on the road without any ABS than with it.

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #13

Aug 152005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Failuree of the anti-lock braking speed sensors at low speeds that led to two separate crashes. The dealership cleaned the wheel speed sensors but did not replace any parts

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #12

Aug 162005

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Intermittent brake slippage was noticed. Brakes would engage, then actually felt like they weren't holding, significantly increasing stopping distance. Problem worsened quickly and within a few days happened on almost every stop. Repair shop checked rotors and pads, and declared them okay. They suspected something with ABS, found at least one ABS recall notice, and suggested repair at the dealership. Dealership determined that both front wheel speed sensors were bad, and replaced both at a cost of nearly $600. Brakes function correctly now. Vehicle is 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and problem follows symptoms and remedy associated with NHTSA PE05020.

- Galloway, OH, USA

problem #11

Jul 052005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,100 miles
This complaint is in regard to my 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 4X4 and its poor brakes. At 40,000 miles just over a year ago, all of its disc rotors were replaced due to excessive wear by my certified mechanic. A complaint was filed with GM customer service at that point. At 50,000 miles, a small leak was found on my rear caliper and vast, significant corrosion was noted on all 4 calipers. Due to safety issues, all 4 calipers were replaced by the same mechanic. I continue to experience further braking difficulties. As I approach a stop, my braking distance will increase at 5mph or less and it feels like hesitation through the pedal and a chattering. This has caused me to stop further into intersections than anticipated and many near- misses for rear end accidents. No warning lights have been activated and no diagnostic coding is evident when tested. I brought the truck to a local GM dealership who claimed to know nothing of problems with the ABS in my truck's model or year. Upon test drive the GM mechanic felt it was the ABS sensor and corrosion causing the problem, therefore the wheel assembly and sensor were replaced as one unit at cost of $520 paid by me.

- Walpole, MA, USA

problem #10

May 172005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67 miles
When I'm going at slow speeds and hit the brakes quite often the antilock braking system will come on for no reason. This has led to many close calls regarding accidents.

- Willard, OH, USA

problem #9

May 282005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado. The anti-lock brakes are malfunctioning at low speeds. The truck has a hard time stopping on dry pavement, the anti-lock brakes activiate. From the information I have and talking with other Chevy truck owners the problem is related to the wheel speed sensors. I pulled the fuse on the anti-lock brakes, now the truck stops fine. This problem really concenrns me. I underestand, based on a detroit news article, that this problem was recalled in Canada. Why is this not being recalled in Michigan and other similiar states that used salt in the winter time? based on the article, the cause to the problem is the corrosion caused by the salt. Thank you,

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #8

Aug 012004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Since last summer, I have experienced a problem with the ABS on my 2000 Chevy Silverado. This is the same problem that is currently being investigated by the NHTSA. While stopping, the antil-lock brakes activated on all surfaces (even on smooth, dry, pavement) below 10mph which incresases stopping distance.

- New Haven, MI, USA

problem #7

May 302005

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am responding to the current investigation of the braking problem involving the ABS sensor. I have a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. Vehicle. I called the dealer on 05/30/05 for the ABS activation at low speeds when braking. The dealer recommended removing any rust from ABS sensor surface for a cost of about $240. I get a pulstation kicking back on break pedal and are unable to stop. The vehicle in unfit to drive as is as I've come very close to hitting people and the rear ends of vehicles in front of me as I try to stop at intersections. This is a deadly situation and requires immediate attention to those who own this vehicle. If any questions, please contact me.

- Sandown, NH, USA

problem #6

May 142005

Silverado 2500

  • miles
ABS breaks kicking in when vehicle is almost coming to a complete stop. This has caused me to almost hit a few vehicles.

- Lower Burrell, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 302005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,665 miles
Turned into a convenience store and brake pedal was firm. Crashed into a bollard next to building and dented front bumper.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #4

May 122005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
ABS brakes kick in during low-speed (less than 10 mph) braking. This is happening during every stop, sometimes resulting in the in-ability to stop the vehicle.

- Lockport, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 302005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,800 miles
I am responding to the current investigation of the braking problem involving the ABS sensor. I have a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. Vehicle was purchased new in Jan. 01. I took the vehicle to the dealer on 11/06/03 for the ABS activation at low speeds when braking. The dealer removed front calipers and rotors and ABS sensors and cleaned rust away from the mounitng surface for the sensor per bulletin #02-05-25-006A. Problem recently returned when braking. You get a pulstation kicking back on break pedal and are unable to stop. Last week I almost ran into front of a hollywood video store when pulling up. I had to press the emerengcy brake to stop. I was prepared because it also happen a couple of days before in another parking lot at the fitness gym. I replaced the ABS sensor (driver's side) myself on 5/2/05. The cost of this was $120.55. Dealership only had one in stock, wanting to replace them both because this is a known problem. Just wanted to let you know that this a current problem and needs to be rectified. If any questions, please contact me.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 022005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
ABS doesn't work when going under 10 mph. This happens everytime I drive the vehicle. Have not fixed it yet.

- Canisteo, NY, USA

problem #1

May 052004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
When applying the brakes at a low speed, the brake pedal forcde itself back up and caused severe extended stopping distance. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer informed the consumer that the front speed sensor needed to be cleaned. Both speed sensors were replaced.

- Irons, MI, USA