really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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problem #3

Aug 202003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado that has had two brake master cylinder failures. I have seen internet postings of others with this problem. My concern is that the master cylinder could fail if the design is defective, leading to an accident.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 202001

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake system failed with 5,600 miles on vehicle which resulted in a crash. Dealership examined vehicle, and replaced brake master cylinder to correct problem. Since this repair brakes have operated erratically, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealership claimed brakes were within specifications set by manufacturer. One person was injured in accident.

- Alkol, WV, USA

problem #1

Dec 041999

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The plastic brake-fluid reservoir is very sloppily (and loosely) attached to the master cyclinder via two pins thru oversized holes in the reservoir assembly. The holes are much larger than the restraining pins resulting in considerable slop. The reservoir assembly is not rigidly attached to the master cylinder and is free to vibrate. The range of motion allowed by the slop is considerable. I fear that sympathetic engine or road vibrations may damage the master-cylinder/reservoir interface. I checked out a new Silverado in the dealer's show room and its brake-fluid reservoir also appeared to be inadequately fastened to the master-cylinder assembly.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA