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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
25 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,092 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.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 11 of 11)

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problem #4

Mar 172001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles


3 times in same applied brakes hard to stop, brake pedal soft, truck did not stop very fast. On the 3rd time, I hit another vehicle. The truck should have stopped in time before hitting the vehicle. Have to push extremely hard on pedal, but truck still does not stop fast enough. Roads were dry. I feel the ABS brakes do not stop fast enough in an emergency stop.

- Aztec, NM, USA

problem #3

Mar 242001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
The anti-lock brakes on my truck will often activate when going over speed bumps, minor pot-holes, or slippery surfaces (as one might expect). However, when the ABS activates, it feels like I lose 50% or more of my braking capability. I've come close to hitting objects (no people, thank goodness), when my brakes feel like they've cut out at slow speeds. When the ABS kicks in, I have learned that my stopping distance is suddenly going to be 2-3 times longer! once activated, the anti-lock brakes don't seem to return to normal braking until the vehicle has come to a complete stop, or until I remove my foot from the brake pedal! I'm sure it's only a matter of time before this defect will cause someone's death!

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 272000


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Emergency brake gave way on flat ground, and subsequently ran over driver's legs. Emergency brake goes to the floor. The rear brakes lock up. It was hard to shift into first gear and sometimes pops out of first gear.

- Troy, MO, USA

problem #1

Dec 102000

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After driving in snow and parking vehicle brakes would not work. Dealer could not find any problems.

- Bellevue, MI, USA

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