really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,283 miles

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problem #19

Mar 012006

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The ABS system which consists of the electronic brake control module (ebcm) and the brake pressure modulator valve (bpmv) has gone out. Dealer says it will cost $1500 fo fix. Happened 2 weeks after recall ABS speed sensor work done on vehicle. Contacted Chevrolet and there was nothing they could do.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #18

Dec 022005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
ABS control module failure-2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- I have been the sole owner of above vehicle and throughout the course of owning it, the ABS light would intermittently activate. At times during slow speed stops, the ABS pump would activate on its own. When I inquired about this at a local service station, I was told my wheel sensor was probably dirty. After cleaning, the light would go out and then come back on. Now with less than 65,000 miles on the vehicle, the ABS light is constantly on, I checked with the dealership and I'm told the ABS control module is dead...$1300 estimate for repairs. Checking online at this forum, www.4X4review.com/discussions2/robots/1346.asp, I see that several of us have had the same problem with no assitance from GM about an obvious defect in their product that directly effects the safety of it's owners. Please advise of the status of this complaint and any resolutions.

- York, PA, USA

problem #17

Oct 042005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Multiple times has my anti lock brakes activated at slow speeds. This has caused near miss crashes at various intersections and parking lots.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #16

Jan 012001

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
2000 Silverado pickup. Brakes will not stop vehicle- slow it down and it rolls to a stop. Low speeds. Happens intermittently- especially during rain or muddy road conditions. Strongly believed to be improper sensing or adjustment by ABS system. Do not understand why Hawaii not part of recall. Is this a matter of what states sends in the most votes or a matter of safety? GM has a faulty product- I and my family are endangered and I want it fixed- as do others here in Hawaii.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #15

May 302005

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
2000 Chevy Silverado has anti-lock braking problem under 5mph. Several near crashes or rear-enders have occured. I shouldn't have to pump the breaks to avoid the system (ABS) being activated and have an accident!

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #14

Feb 072005

Silverado 2500

  • miles
My 2000 Silverado pickup truck had the bad brake sensor in the front wheel. As I would roll to a stop the ABS system would activate and I would have to push on the brake pedal with both feet to stop. I never got in an accident, but had several scary moments before the truck stopped. I got the sensor replaced and it fixed the problem GM should have covered the repair, it is a bad safety issue.

- Stoughton, WI, USA

problem #13

Apr 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
ABS pump motor faulty, consistant with campaign no. 00013. Dealer won't fix. VIN's [xxx], [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Keene, NH, USA

problem #12

Oct 082004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact stated: Contact was having a problem with emergency brake. The emergency brake fell apart into pieces. The repair shop replaced the brake shoe pad and the rear rotors. Also, the dealer had to replace the monitor speed sensor which indicated that the ABS was over active. While driving 10 mph vehicle made a noise while hitting the brakes. It almost caused an accident when the ABS was applied.

- Mechanic Falls, ME, USA

problem #11

Jun 122004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Antilock brakes "locked out" at 5 mph, truck rolled into a barrier dealer replaced hub sensor (twice) at no charge.

- Freeport, ME, USA

problem #10

Oct 012004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
My truck experiences ABS activation at low speed as described in news releases about the government investigation. I have not had it repaired, but do still drive it daily and this brake activation happens everytime I drive it. It is a 2000 cheverolet Silverado. Also, the tailgate does not latch properly. Please advise me as to what action I should take and is the vehicle safe to drive.

- Spring Arbor, MI, USA

problem #9

Mar 152005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
Consumor states: Control module for ABS just went out. Had to pump brakes. Also. Back rotor went out at 30,000 miles, and had to have a new one.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #8

Mar 122004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
The ABS control module failed while driving at 50 mph. Vehicle could be driven, but there were no anti lock brakes. ABS light sensor stayed on until consumer tapped on control board box.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #7

Nov 172004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brake pedal brakes failed. However, consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to a garage for inspection. Mechanic determined that the wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced.

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #6

May 242004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The ABS brakes came on when they were not suppose to while driving less than 5 mph and hit another car pulling into the driveway. Took vehicle to the brake shop for brake inspection, and mechanic determined it was due to rust behind the brake sensor. The dealer called the problem environmental and offered to pay 50% of the cost. The rust was located in an area that was suppose to be sealed.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 182004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,672 miles
ABS electronic module failed at 44,000 miles. Replacement part cost $800 plus. The local garage that replaced this for me told me this was the 4th or 5th one he has done. I feel that this part failing for all the more miles that are on this vehicle (with the majority of them being highway miles)constitutes some type of problem.

- Clearfield, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 262003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,700 miles
2000 Chevrolet Silverado ABS brakes. On December 22, I noticed that my antilock brakes would activate at low speeds. At first I thought it was normal because the road might of had some ice. On December 26, 2003, I was in the mall parking lot traveling 3 to 5 miles per hour when I applied the brakes and the pedal went hard. I had to apply both feet to keep from hitting a person in the crosswalk. The problem is that sometime the brakes work fine giving a false sense of security. The dealer betley Chevrolet said that both ABS front speed sensors are bad and need to be replaced. The repair cost is over $700. I question that both sensors could go at the same time without it being a safety defect. This truck is 2 wheel drive and has never been off road. Chevrolet has a bulletin for the repair. I question how many people could get injured before Chevrolet fixes the problem.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #3

Nov 122003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle is experiencing a problem with the ABS brakes indicator on the dashboard. The ABS light will not go out. Owner took vehicle to the dealership who described the problem as an ABS break pressure module valve assembly. This defect is presently being re-called. However, the VIN# for this vehicle is ineligible but the diagnosis is similar to those who are eligible.

- Holton, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 162003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
ABS light illuminated and vehicle started to experience extended stopping distance when trying to stop vehicle. Dealer determined that the electronic brake control module failed and should be replaced.

- Rockvale, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 072003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
ABS light illuminated. Vehicle was taken to the dealer which stated that vehicle needed a new ABS valve and module.

- Middletown, NY, USA