definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,168 miles

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problem #5

Dec 012012

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,862 miles
As I approached a stop sign, I applied the brakes and the brake pedal went soft and then to the floor. Immediately followed by a brake system warning and a brake light on the instrument panel. I got the vehicle stopped on the side of the road and checked the brake fluid reservoir. It was empty. It had been snowing that day and I noticed a puddle of fluid had formed in the fresh snow under the driver's side of the vehicle, just inboard and aft of the front left wheel. When I crawled underneath and looked I found what appears to be severely rotted brake lines. I have never had a solid brake line fail on me before and was quite shocked at how progressed the corrosion was. I take care of my truck and it gets washed and serviced regularly. With that it gets used as a truck as well. I feel that the corrosion was excessive and perhaps is the result of a material flaw/cheap materials used. I shudder to think what the outcome would have been had I been towing my horse trailer or my camper that day.

- Stafford Springs, CT, USA

problem #4

Jul 082009

Silverado 2500

  • 90,000 miles
General Motors pickup hood mounted latch fatigue. I have noticed complete separation and severe wear in the welded engine compartment hood latch that could result in the hood coming up at high speed and either blinding the driver or the hood separating from the vehicle upon failure of the hood latch.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 072009

Silverado 2500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact placed a snow plow on the vehicle. While driving 10 mph, the front differentials and axles failed. The contact called the GM manufacturer and they stated that he should have not placed a snow plow on a diesel vehicle. The contact feels that the vehicle is unsafe because he is unable to steer. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 50,000.

- Combined Locks, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 212006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
2006 Chevy truck with brake system and suspension problems. Customer states he has had problems with this vehicle since he purchased it. Consumer wants to have this vehicle checked. The consumer stated the brakes made a noise and would shake when coming to a stop. The consumer removed the wheels and discovered the rotors had grooved out pretty badly for a vehicle that only had 20,000 miles. When the consumer went to the dealer the last time, they informed him they would replace the brakes one more time and after that the warranty would end. Updated 12/12/2007 the consumer stated drivers front door harder to close than passenger and the consumer further stated hearing noise in lft wheel area. Updated 12/12/07

- Sylacauga, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 212006

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,976 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on dry roads, the vehicle vibrated roughly. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer determined that the cause of the problem was a beam frame shake; meaning that that the bed of the truck was too long, causing the frame to flex and vibrate while moving. The consumer was told the problem could not be fixed. Uddated

- Moab, UT, USA