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

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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.

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 242000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles

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

Brakes are getting progressively worse whenever they are applied. This would cause vehicle to shimmy. It would also increase the stopping distance. Have not taken vehicle to dealership.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #5

Sep 011998

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
There has been an ongoing brake problem with this vehicle. When traveling 30 - 40 mph and approaching a stop sign or light. You will get a very hard brake and go thru the intersection before the brakes actually stop the truck. This does not happen every day only occasionally, but on going the truck has been to the dealer with this same problem at 19,000 miles and they could find no problem the truck finally lost all brake power and is at the dealer now with the problem being with the hydraulics and brake booster. The dealer refused to take care of the problem because the truck has 44,000 miles on it. We first complained about this problem in Jan 99( invoice # ctcs50319), I would like this problem noted in case of a future problem with the brake system in this vehicle

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 212000

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes, there was resistance in the pedal. Also, front brake pads wore out at 17,896 miles. Front brake pads were replaced, and rotors were turned and resurfaced. At 2, 433 miles and four months later, problem was back. Fuel injector, right front wheel bearing and hub assembly were replaced. All replacements performed by and paid for by dealer.

- Ranton, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 011998

Silverado

  • miles

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

Braking system malfunctioned, causing more wear and tear on the brakes. Dealer replaced brake rotors and pads 5 times which caused extended stopping distance and resulted in a crash.

- Moss Point, MS, USA

problem #2

Oct 101997

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whenever driving the vehicle there is a loud noise coming from the brakes and the pedal vibrates. Also, when applying the brakes the pedal goes straight to the floorboard. Sometimes the parking brake doesn't work.consumer had the vehicle in the shop five times for repairs, and the dealer still doesn't know what the problem is. Since then dealer changed the brakes/ rear drums/front pads the rear shoes and back drums twice, and they still can't determine the problem.

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 141999

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
When the brakes are applied the light comes on, vehicle pulsates and vibrates. Dealer has replaced the master cylinder /pads, and reserfaced the rotors. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

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