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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.

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

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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

Jun 232004

(reported on)


  • miles
Problems with front braking on 1998 Silverado. Faulty brakes caused the front calipers to stick in the braking position. It was later determined that the front flex brake line was clogged due to the lining separating and lodging itself in the brake line.

- Manvel, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 262002

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Three brake lines had to be replaced due to rust and corrosion. Vehicle being repaired at dealer. Consumer took the vehicle to the original dealer for inspection. The service manager informed consumer that the brake failure was not uncommon due to the environment in vehicles as young as two years old and that the lines could have failed due to electrolysis but the rest of the damage due to the rust was common. Cheverolet would not take responsibility.

- Crystal Beach, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 312002


  • miles
A brake line failure, brake line available for analysis. Manufacturer was notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Safety Harbor, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 182000

(reported on)


  • miles
Factory installed battery is leaking acid onto metal tubing of the brake line causing it to corrode and eat line away, resulting in loss of brakes.

- Florence, AL, USA

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