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9.5

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$650.00
Average Mileage:
89,579 miles
Total Complaints:
25 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace brake lines (23 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Sep 012011

Silverado Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,500 miles

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

This is the first time I've had to replace brake lines, and I'm 55 and owned dozens of vehicles, some of which were over 15 years old, including a '92 CK1500 which I had for over 10 years. This '04 Silverado under discussion blew a line out a half mile from my house, and thankfully I live in a fairly rural area, and was able to limp home using the emergency brake. My mechanic replaced all the lines, as they were all so corroded they could have blown any time. A case of inferior metal to save on manufacturing costs, an unconscionable decision on GM's part, as this is going to lead to unnecessary injuries and death eventually and maybe already. Stainless steel brake lines should be made mandatory for all automotive applications, regardless of the cost. If GM makes no move to rectify this issue, and there innumerable cases of this problem out there, this will be my last GM vehicle.

- , Gardiner, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 112010

Silverado Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,780 miles

BRAKE LINE ON LEFT FRONT RUSTED OUT CAUSING LOSS OF BRAKES. HAD TO DRIVE INTO A DITCH TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT WITH OTHER CARS. I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK NEW. THIS IS THE 2ND NEW TRUCK FROM CHEVROLET THAT I HAVE HAD. I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER

- , Colona, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 212011

Silverado Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,604 miles

FIRST TIME IT WAS THE FRONT LEFT BRAKE LINE AND I DROVE INT A DITCH TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT. THIS TIME THE RIGHT BRAKE LINE BLEW OUT AND I HIT THE CORNER OF MY GARAGE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT WILL BE TO REPAIR EVERYTHING, BUT AT LEAST THERE WAS NO LOSS OF LIFE OR BODILY INJURY EITHER TIME. I OWN 4 DIFFERENT CHEVERLOT'S AT THIS TIME, I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER AND WILL GET RID OF WHAT I HAVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER ONE, I WILL VOICE MY CONCERNS TO EVERYONE I MEET AND TALK TO.

- , Colona, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 162011

Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

Continue to have rust issues with this vehicle including replacing rotors, differential cover, and other frame/running gear components. must have used some very cheap steel for parts manufacturing. My next truck will not be a GM product.

- , Horsham, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 022010

Silverado 1500 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,823 miles

I bought the silverado new, but it seems to be a real rust bucket. had brake failure due to brake line corrosion.

- , Franklin, TN, USA

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