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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
21,877 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #42

May 012002

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and ABS brakes were failing on dry pavement. Also, there was a bad wheel bearing.

- Luxemburg, WI, USA

problem #41

Jan 012003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Chevy Silverado. ABS brakes activate at very slow speeds (5 mph) and vehicle will not stop. This is a regular occurance for over 2 years. Dealer indicated it will be $650 to remove and clean front wheel speed sensors.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #40

Jan 092003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The same as NHTSA action number : PE05020 but with a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

- Saint Albans, VT, USA

problem #39

Dec 011999

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Contact states: Trouble with anti lock brake system. The brakes are slow to stop and pulsate. In winter they will hardly stop when brake is pushed. Pedal goes down slow and pulsates. Problem since time of purchase. No work done on brakes to date.

- Corry, PA, USA

problem #38

Feb 012005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brake is applied at low speeds the anti lock brake system engages. Same problem that has been reported 1999 model.

- Litchifeld, ME, USA

problem #37

Sep 182001

Silverado

  • 40,000 miles
While driving at 30 mph ABS warning light came on. While this light illuminated the ABS motor did not shut off. Consumer had to pull the fuse to shut the ABS off.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #36

Oct 162003

Silverado

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ABS braking system was operating on fuse, causing motor to run hot. Braking system was operating as manual brakes, ABS system was not working at that time. The dealership was aware of the problem.

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #35

May 162003

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
There was a loud squeaking noise coming from the steering area and the ABS light was blinking. The dealer replaced the ABS module.

- Columbiaville, MI, USA

problem #34

Mar 052003

Silverado

  • 60,000 miles
The ABS failed, which caused the brakes to engage when it was not needed.

- Churchville, NY, USA

problem #33

Mar 272003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
On many occasion the ABS failed suddenly which caused extended stopping distance. It was later determined that the ABS sensor was faulty.

- Hilton, NY, USA

problem #32

Dec 022002

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ABS locked up and consumer was unable to stop vehicle, which caused vehicle to skid. Ts inspection revealed that ABS sensor needed to be replaced. However consumer chose not to have it repaired..

- Marietta, NY, USA

problem #31

Nov 062002

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer state while depressing the brakes to come to a slow stop the ABS kicks in causing the brake pedal travel to the floor board in result of an extended stopping distance.

- Olean, NY, USA

problem #30

Jun 202002

Silverado

  • miles
ABS would intermittently engage while applying brakes during low speed and dry pavement. Vehicle been to repair shop on three occasions, and they were unable to duplicate the problem. Dealer and manufacturer have not been notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Rossiter, PA, USA

problem #29

Mar 152001

Silverado

  • miles
ABS would engage intermittently during normal braking, causing brake pedal to harden when applied. Vehicle been to dealer, and they were unable to locate cause of problem. Feel free to provide any further information.

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #28

Dec 011999

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
My 1998 Chevrolet pickup seems to have an ongoing problem in the anti-lock brake system. The system activates on dry or wet pavement at slow speeds. It's like a pulsating feeling on the pedal or I like to call it a crunching feel with a noise. It does this about 90% of the time. I have spent over $600 at an independent repair shop with out any real diffrence in the way it works. At this point I have been putting up with the problem wondering if the system will fail. Iwould guess that it takes about 2 to 5 ft. Extra to stop at 5 to 10 mph.

- Fredericktown, OH, USA

problem #27

Jan 102002

Silverado

  • miles
When applying brakes on a rough road surface/bump or pot holes it causes extended stopping distance. Vehicle been to dealer on ten occasions, but dealer has been unable to duplicate the problem.

- Vassalboro, ME, USA

problem #26

Sep 152001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Dealer said wheel bearing was out of tolerance causing sensor to engage anti-lock braking which resulted in longer stopping distance. Cannot replace just bearing whole hub unit $300.dealer says right side is going as well.

- Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

problem #25

Mar 011999

Silverado

  • miles
Front brake rotors became warped at approximately 15000 miles. They have been removed and machined four times and were replaced the last time. The rotors are now warped again after about 5000 miles. I know of two other people with this model of truck that are experiencing simalar problems.

- Butler, GA, USA

problem #24

Nov 102000

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
ABS has failed daily no ABS light comes on indicating failure.

- Hartland, MI, USA

problem #23

Jan 011999

Silverado

  • miles
Consumer was traveling 45mph on highway and without prior noise vehicle would lock up. Also, there was a grinding noise. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

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