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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,348 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #45

Dec 082011

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 182,345 miles

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

Complete brake failure when driving due to rusted brake lines. Had one replaced earlier. No proportioning. Front and rear failed together. Only way to stop is the emergency brake (which had previously failed and been repaired).

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #44

Jul 052009

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle was parked on an incline and the emergency parking brake was engaged; however, the vehicle begin moving without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The contact is aware of the safety risk. The failure and current mileages were 90,000. Updated 09/23/09 the consumer stated the failure was a defect in the materials not a failure from usage. Updated 09.29.09

- Midford, MN, USA

problem #43

Apr 192002

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While undergoing a state inspection, the contact was informed that the emergency brake pads were worn. When placed into neutral with the emergency brake was applied, the vehicle still moved forward. The current mileage was 160,000 and failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 5/19/08 updated 05/19/08

- Waxaahachie, TX, USA

problem #42

Aug 132007

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

The emergency parking brake does not hold.

- Hewitt, TX, USA

problem #41

Feb 012007

Silverado 6-cyl

  • miles
Silverado truck with a defective emergency brake customer is looking for reimbursement** the consumer stated prior to the recall, his vehicle rolled down a hill.

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #40

Mar 242006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,500 miles
: the contact stated while driving in normal conditions, the fuel gauge do not read properly. The gauge only reads half a tank, regardless of the amount of fuel in the tank. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The emergency brake failed to hold. Updated 05/04/06.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #39

Mar 112006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,730 miles

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

: the contact stated the parking brake was inoperable. While depressing the pedal, it went to the floor. The dealership determined the parking brake was rubbing on the rear rotor. The contact replaced the parking brake and rear rotor. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V161000, regarding the parking brake. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #38

Feb 012006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle would not pass inspection because it was determined the parking brake was inoperable. The parking brake has never been used on this vehicle. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V161000, regarding the parking brake on manual transmissions. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the VIN and also because the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission. Updated 02/27/06.

- Del Rio, TX, USA

problem #37

Dec 232005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states there is a NHTSA recall campaign 05V161000 concerning the parking brake. This vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to the vehicle having an automatic transmission. The vehicle has not been repaired.

- Houiston , TX, USA

problem #36

Jun 012005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The emergency brake has been used very rarely, but with just over 40K on it they eventually faded out enough to fail inspection. The dealership advised me that I must have drove with it on. I never used it, yet they collected over $200 to repair a defect. Over time I noticed the tension progressively weakened. Rusting on the rotors is extremely common, yet GM ignores the problem. I was told by the dealership on multiple occasions that it was from condensation. It causes premature failure of the brake pads & a rotor replace as a resolution(turning alone doesn't remove the rust). My other family member have had all the exact issues with the same type trucks(three different 2000 GMC/Chevy). My rotors will be replaced in the summer, however my braking is reduced due to rust wearing the pads unevenly.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #35

Aug 152003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Parking brake failure.

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

problem #34

Oct 012005

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. Recall 05V161000 was issued concerning parking brake defect. Contacted the manufacturer and was told this vehicle was not included in this recall due to VIN. While driving the vehicle you could hear a squealing noise, it ate up the rotor. Took the vehicle to the shop 10-7-05 where they replaced the parts.

- St Martinville, LA, USA

problem #33

Sep 102004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
Same issue as mhtsa action number EA04011 but with the automatic transmission parking brake becomes useless, will not case a crash, but the owners manual states that you must use the parking brake on inclines. This is to avoid a load on the transimission that will make it impossible to shift out of park untill stress is removed from the transmission. Launching a boat or parking on a slight hill with a load can result in becoming stranded. The Z71 is marketed as off-road, if this happens in remote areas without cell phone converage, it could become life threatening. GM has already agreed to recall the manual transmission version, this needs to be expanded to include all versions using this type of parking brake.

- Waynsville, OH, USA

problem #32

Jun 252005

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
Contact states emergency brake is not working. She took vehicle to a mechanic to have it inspected, and they told her a lot of the same make vehicles had similar problems. She never even used the emergency brake, but did not know it wasn't working until she took it in to have it inspected.

- Zachary, LA, USA

problem #31

Mar 152003

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact statest that parking brake will not work. Vehicle will not stay still on a hill or any incline unless he puts the vehicle in gear.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #30

May 182005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Could not get 2000 chev Silverado Z-71 safety inspection done due to parking brake not working. Technician said he has failed numerous chev truck for this. Local dealer said it was a mfg problem and would cost betrween $280 to $880 to fix and should have been a recall done on this model.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #29

Feb 012003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Contact states his vehicle has had repeated parking brake failure starting at 16,000 miles. The dealership refused to warrant the work performed on the vehicle. The last failure happened March, 2005.

- Jumping Branch , WV, USA

problem #28

Jan 032002

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Anti lock brakes at 5-10 mph the brakes failed and cause extended stopping distance. Problem began 11/03 vehicle was serviced, cleaned hubs and sensors. Problem returned on 3/15/05. Problem is persistent. Brake light is not on or ABS light. Happens in all weather conditions. (4 wheel antilock). Vehicle is regularly serviced, service records available. Parking brake, three years ago parking brake failed completely. Dealer repaired. The problem returnes about every 3-4 months. Last summer parking brake failed, and vehicle rolled into another vehicle while contact was in gas station.

- Jumping Branch, WV, USA

problem #27

Oct 082004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact stated: Contact was having a problem with emergency brake. The emergency brake fell apart into pieces. The repair shop replaced the brake shoe pad and the rear rotors. Also, the dealer had to replace the monitor speed sensor which indicated that the ABS was over active. While driving 10 mph vehicle made a noise while hitting the brakes. It almost caused an accident when the ABS was applied.

- Mechanic Falls, ME, USA

problem #26

Mar 152004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Parking brake on 2000 Chevrolet Silverado is inadequate and fails to protect the safety of me and those around me. This vehicle's parking brake is short lived and requires frequent replacement just maintain minimal braking effectivenes.

- Evans, GA, USA

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