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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,567 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 282005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

We have a 2001 Chevy Silverado pick-up. Last week we were informed that it needs a new brake job because of the salt corrosion being thrown into the brake pads and a problem with the ABS sensor. Of course this will cost $600. Now I see on the internet that there is a recall for this problem for part of the country, but not Colorado. Why do they get their trucks fixed when Colorado has just as much dirt and salt on the roads from our winters of snow? the safety of my family should count, too. It should not take an accident to fix this!!!! and I should not have to pay to have this repaired, when they know there is already a problem and they are fixing it in some parts of the country.

- Johnstown, CO, USA

problem #2

Feb 102004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,700 miles
I have a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 pick-up, which to my dismay needed rear brake replacement with less than 50,000 miles (90% highway miles). I was told by the service manager of the local GM dealer (hutchins Chevrolet, soldotna, ak.) that this is a common problem with these vehicles due to a design flaw. Had I not been concerned over a developing squeezing noise and taken my truck in for inspection, the potential for brake failure would have been immanent. Instead of addressing the problem as a viable safety concern, they decided that a simple front mount mud- guard "may help" pro-long wear. This is simply unacceptable...this is (was) a 34,000 dollar truck with a serious design flaw that the manufacturer should be held accountable for not the consumer...brake replacement cost me $ $566 that I should not have been forced to take out of pocket due to their flaw.

- Soldotna, AK, USA

problem #1

Jan 052004

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear passenger side caliper was sticking using only one side of the brake pad. As a result a grinding noise was produced. Please provide additional information.

- Redding, CA, USA

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