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

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 11)

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problem #184

May 032006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

2001 Chevrolet Silverado brakes malfunction when attempting stop at slow speeds. When I apply the brakes at slow speeds the truck stutters like the ABS system has gone active and it is very difficult to stop the truck. I have nearly hit other parked cars and my garage door on several occasions. Getting to the point where I'm afraid to drive the truck any longer.

- Lowell, MI, USA

problem #183

Apr 272006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at 5mph or less, there was an increased stopping distance and the ABS activated. Although the dealer was alerted, the vehicle was not inspected. There is a NHTSA recall, #05V379000, regarding the antilock brakes. The VIN was not included in the recall.

- Dundee, OH, USA

problem #182

Feb 212006

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Consumer complaint regarding the 2001 Silverado ABS feels as if they are activating when applying brakes. The consumer was informed that due to the state in which he lived, his vehicle was not included in the ABS recall.

- Combined Locks, WI, USA

problem #181

Mar 302006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

: the contact stated the ABS engaged at 5 mph and below. As a result, the stopping distance was increased. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, concerning the ABS. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, is not included because of the VIN. The dealer repaired the problem at no charge.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #180

Mar 222006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,960 miles
: the contact stated while applying the brakes at less than 5mph the ABS activates. During the activation the vehicle stopping distance is increased. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the ABS. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- East Providence, RI, USA

problem #179

Nov 262005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
I own a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado [xxx]. I have experienced brake loss with the pedal going to the floor with no braking action. The dealer has changed the master and done other work. None of this has corrected the loss of braking. This condition has been recognized under nhtsarecall 05V379000. This does not include my vehicle, although I have experienced the trouble described in the recall. I want the recall extended to include all vehicles of this type. Updated 07/16/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #178

Mar 152006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,500 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving at various speeds and applying brake pressure there was a grinding noise. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the service brakes hydraulic antilock. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Updated 4/6/2006 -

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #177

Feb 102006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
2/10/06- letter from GM denying recall on 2001 Chevy Silverado truck, reference recall notice 05V379000. 4/9/03 - took vehicle to authorized GM dealer with concern that ABS brakes malfunctioning. They replaced 4 wheel drive hub because no code showed on brakes. 9/17/03 took vehicle back to authorized GM dealer for same problem, they verified and replaced low speed sensor. 1/30/06, sent letter to GM customer service with information on repairs and notified them that they hadn't sent us a recall notice. These brakes have been repaired at the dealer and at a private repair shop and they still pulsate and fail at low speeds.

- Erie, IL, USA

problem #176

Feb 012005

Silverado 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 10 mph slowing to a stop the antilock brakes activated causing an increase in stopping distance. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the service brakes hydraulic antilock. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Updated 3/20/2006 -

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #175

Feb 142006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
: the contact stated the antilock brakes engaged at 10 mph. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the antilock brakes. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Updated 3/20/2006 - the ABS would activate resulting in extended stopping distance. When applying the brakes the vehicle would shudder and just before the vehicle would stop there was a load groan. The brake pedal would push up on the driver's foot ten the vehicle would lurch forward before the vehicle would stop.

- Eden, NY, USA

problem #174

Feb 142006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

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

ABS engages whenever vehicle is brought to a stop. GM has already recalled vehicles with same year and model as my truck, but has refused to repair my truck even though I live is a "recall state".

- Glenmont, NY, USA

problem #173

Feb 132006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at low speeds 3 to 5 mph the ABS activated, which caused the vehicle to have longer stopping distances. A recall letter was received in the mail however; the manufacturer determined the state was not included in this recall. There is a NHTSA recall # 05V379000, regarding the anti-lock brakes. The vehicle has the same problem as indicated in the recall, no repairs have been made. Updated 03/03/06.

- Isom, KY, USA

problem #172

Mar 012005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,000 miles
: the contact stated the ABS activates below 10 mph. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the anti-lock brakes. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Upon inspection of the vehicle, it was discovered both ABS speed sensors were faulty. Updated 03/03/06.

- Ashville, NY, USA

problem #171

Feb 032006

Silverado 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle's ABS engaged at speeds of 5mph or less resulting in increased stopping distance. The contact discovered a recall 05V379000 concerning the anti-lock brakes online. The contact took the vehicle to a local dealer for inspection, but was informed the VIN was not included in the recall even though the vehicle is currently in a "salt belt state." Furthermore, the dealer refused to inspect or repair the vehicle and allow the contact to request reimbursement if the VIN became included in the recall. The manufacturer was alerted and referred the contact to another dealership in the area for inspection on Monday. Additionally, the contact was concerned the recall remedy would only provide a temporary remedy to the braking problem and should be broadened to included the replacement of parts rather than simply cleaning and adding rust inhibitor.

- Catonsville, MD, USA

problem #170

Feb 022006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 149,000 miles
: the contact stated the ABS activated at speeds of 20mph or less, and the stopping distance was increased. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the antilock brakes. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Although the problem persisted, the vehicle was not seen by a dealer.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #169

Oct 012005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
: the contact stated while pulling into a parking lot at 5mph and depressing the brake pedal the antilock brakes activated. This increased the stopping distance of the vehicle at lower speeds. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the service brakes hydraulic antilock. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Custer, WI, USA

problem #168

Jan 302006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
: the contact stated the ABS activates at speeds below 5 mph. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the antilock brakes. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Redwood Falls, MN, USA

problem #167

Aug 152005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd service brakes, hydraulic, antilock this vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN although the truck was having the same problems as indicated in the recall. This is a safety issue. Also. Please check into this and put my VIN # on the recall list. I was told to file a complaint.

- Rockton, PA, USA

problem #166

Jan 192006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
: the consumer stated the ABS engaged at 8 mph or less. There are no warning lights that illuminate when this occurs. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000 regarding the anti-lock brakes. The consumer experienced the same problem as indicated in the recall. However, the vehicle identification number was not included. Updated 4/11/2006 -

- Macedonia, OH, USA

problem #165

Dec 192005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,736 miles
: the consumer stated there is a recall, #05V379000 regarding the ABS. The vehicle was repaired under the recall on December 19th, 2005. The remedy did not correct the problem because the ABS continued to activate at low speeds. The manufacturer has been contacted. The vehicle needs more diagnostics test to further evaluate the problem. Updated 2/13/2006 -

- North Attleboro, MA, USA

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