really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,025 miles

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problem #26

Aug 072004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Brake rotors rotted out, could have resulted in a terrible accident.

- Needham, MA, USA

problem #25

Sep 172004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
While driving and applying the brakes pedal went to the floor, causing pulsation and extended stopping distance. Vehicle was taken to the a independent shop, and mechanic determined that four rotors and pads needed to be replaced at consumer's expense. The vehicle had only 41000 miles on it.

- Jacobsburg, OH, USA

problem #24

Sep 102004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Vehicle would shimmy when braking 60-65 mph, the consumer stated all four rotors had disintegrated and none of the pads showed any sign of wear.

- Highland Plantation, ME, USA

problem #23

Sep 022004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The consumer took vehicle to dealer for brake inspection, and was informed that the rotors were completely rusted. The consumer contacted the manufacturer, and was told that warranty expired, and there was nothing they could do. Also, the vehicle had only 37,000 miles since the brakes were serviced, and the rotors were completely destroyed. The brake pads were worn and the front were severely blackened. The power brakes and the power steering pump failed.

- Galion, OH, USA

problem #22

Jun 152004

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Consumer took vehicle to dealer to have the brake pads replaced, and was told that the rotors were defective. Consumer stated that vehicle's mileage was low for replacement.

- Hawesville, KY, USA

problem #21

Jul 222004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
While applying the brakes, the vehicle jerked and vibrated uncontrollably. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic determined that the front rotors rusted, and needed to be replaced. The brake problem was continuous front and back since 5958 miles. Chevrolet would not replace the brakes. The calipers were leaking, the security light had come on three times when the vehicle was in motion with the key, the reluctor ring/sensor was out of adjustment caused by rust, and the driveline made a clanking sound. GM had been made aware of the problems.

- Gasport, NY, USA

problem #20

Jul 122004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,900 miles
Consumer received recall 00 X 001 000 concerning brake hose failure. Consumer was concerned that the brake hose erupted while driving and rust build up on both front rotors. Vehicle was hard to stop when coming off a small incline. All four brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced due to rust.

- Saint Marys, PA, USA

problem #19

Mar 162004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
When the brakes were applied, the consumer felt a vibration in the pedal. The dealer examined the vehicle and claimed that the rotors needed to be turned and the pads needed to be replaced. The consumer checked the pads and rotors and found that the pads were ok and that the rotors were laminated and cracked.

- Plano, IL, USA

problem #18

Feb 172004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,369 miles
Front and rear brake rotors failed at 13,250 miles, then all four rotorsfailed again at 25,300 miles due to corrosion. Manufacturer refused to replace defective rotors at 25,300 miles.

- Trafford, PA, USA

problem #17

Feb 102004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • 40,000 miles
When braking at 10 to 15 mph brake pedal went to the floor. Driver had to jam the pedal to the floor to stop the vehicle. Dealer replaced rotors and pads.

- North Versailles, PA, USA

problem #16

Jan 302004

Silverado 2500

  • 27,600 miles
While braking brake pedal went all the way to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealership informed consumer that the problem was due to front brake rotors being rusted.

- Cambridge, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 292004

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I took my truck in for a routine brake job and they discovered that all 4 of my rotors were rusted out and had to be replaced. The mechanic informed me that this was definitely unusual for rotors to rust out so soon. The truck is only 4 years old at this point. In his oppinion, GM uses shoddy rotors on their vehicles. I saw the rotors and pieces of them were chipped away due to being so rusted out. I believe this is very dangerous and there should be a recall.

- Madison Heights, MI, USA

problem #14

Dec 152003

Silverado 2500

  • 32,000 miles
All four brake rotors were peeling. Each rotor flaked off and left pits in the surface. As a result this caused extended stopping distance. The manufacturer and the dealer are aware of the problem.

- Sharon, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 172003

Silverado 2500

  • 24,000 miles
Brake rotors rusted from the inside out. As result, the brakes became inoperative.

- Saint Albans, VT, USA

problem #12

May 012003

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors have a very short life span. They rust and warp at 50,000 miles. The rotors were pitted. The consumer was driving off a ramp when the vehicle started to jump while braking.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #11

Sep 022003

Silverado 2500

  • 18,000 miles
Brake rotors are losing the plating, and brake pads are frozen on the rear wheels. Previously, vehicle was examined by a certified mechanic after the consumer felt a pulsing and vibration coming from the wheels, and the aforementioned problem was discovered. Manufacturer was informed of the problem.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #10

Aug 262003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Ltr fm audrey wissinger (pa) concerned about the problems she experienced with her 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Both front/rear rotors had to be replaced. The old brake linings were replaced with new ones. The rotors were literally falling apart-inferior metal. Dealer stated this was the result of the vehicle not being driven enough. There was a terrible "kluncking" sound in the rear end or drive shaft. This happened in a downshift or upshift. The dealer stated it was normal play in the drivetrain. All four wheels had to be replaced at 6000 miles because they were rusted. Tailgate strap broke at 17000 miles. When the 4-wheel drive was engaged, it made a terrible growling that didn't seem normal.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 292003

Silverado 2500

  • 34,199 miles
When braking brake pedal would be soft and make a loud noise. Mechanic indicated theatproblem could be the brake rotors which were wearing out and needed to be changed.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #8

Sep 122003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
While the vehicle was being serviced for regular maintenance, the mechanic noticed the rotors on the vehicle were rusted and pitted, all 4 four rotors were replaced.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 152003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,600 miles
I have had a problem with the rotors on my 2000 Chevrolet truck. After 18,600 miles all four rotors have stated to fall apart. The surface were the pad contact have great amount of corrosion and the rotor material flaked off. Some had voids about two inches in diameter and deep enough that the pads no longer made contact with the surface of the rotor. The material that rusted off got imbedded into the pads so they were less effective on the remaining surface material of the rotor. I found out about the problem when the truck did not want to stop properly. I had my local garage check the brakes and they informed me about the rotors. They rebuilt the rear brakes. I then took the truck to the local Chevy garage and they replaced the front at no cost.

- Hopwood, PA, USA

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