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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Kodiak brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Kodiak Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012008

Kodiak 8-cyl Diesel

  • 3,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Kodiak. The contact has been experiencing issues with the exhaust brakes on his vehicle. The brakes have been replaced numerous times over the years, but the failure persists. The exhaust brakes have been shutting off at the wrong time. The brakes are supposed to shut off when coming to a stop or traveling 15 mph; however, they have been shutting off while traveling 30-45 mph. As a result, the vehicle has no braking system. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer and repair shops approximately four times. During each visit, the mechanic replaces different parts within the exhaust braking system, but they have been unable to repair the failure. Since the vehicle is currently not under warranty, the dealer refuses to remedy the failure. The failure mileage was 3,000 and current mileage was 14,000. The fuel gauge was inoperative. The consumer stated the fule gauge pegs out and is not accurate. The cruise control was inoperative. Updated 02/04/09.

- Watsonville, CA, USA

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