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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

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Around 45 mph there is intermittent brake failure. When applying brakes vehicle starts to slow down. Then, braking action stops, pedal feels spongy. Vehicle taken to dealer 3-4 times, master cylinder was replaced, did not remedy the problem.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 011998


  • miles
Brakes-master cylinder.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 141999

(reported on)


  • 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

problem #1

Apr 221998

(reported on)


  • miles
When the brakes are applied they become spongy and weak. The pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Has had the master cylinder and the brake pads, and various other parts of the brake system replaced twice. The manufacturer has been notified.

- Laurel, MD, USA

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