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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 052005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


1998 Chevrolet sk pickup truck. When going at low speeds the brakes failed. Took vehicle to local mechanic, and had brake line replaced. Also replaced, the front rotors and the pads. The problem started after the work was done. Called General Motors. Took down the information and made a file claim number. Just about every time the vehicle was going below 10 mph the brakes failed.

- Madison, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 092003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
While driving at 35 mph passenger's side rear rotors broke off the hub. Consumer felt lucky this didn't happen at highway speeds, it might have caused a serious collision.

- Grafton, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 011999


  • 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 #2

Dec 242000

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In July of 2000 I purchased a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, used, from a Ford dealership. There was only a 30 day warranty. In the beginning of December the brakes went on the vehicle. The brakes and rotors were replaced. On December 24, 2000, without any notice whatsoever, while shifting the truck into reverse I noticed it would not move. I put it into drive and it moved. After having the truck looked at, it was determined that there was a problem with the transmission. When I called the dealership where the truck was purchased, I was told that it would cost approximately $2,000 to re-build the transmission. After only having the truck for six months, driving it 30 miles round trip to work, never using the vehicle as a plow truck and never misusing the vehicle I would like to know how a vehicle of this year could lose such a major unit and have no recourse on the part of the dealership or manufacturer, that it become the responsibility of the owner to correct such an expensive error.

- Pulaski, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 152000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes, vehicle will pull to left or to the right. Also, steering wheel will bounce/shake. Dealer has turned rotors at 40,000 miles, but defect keeps has not been able to stop vibration. Also, brakes do not catch right away, causing extended stopping distance.

- Porter, OK, USA

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