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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 072011

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


When coming to a stop the brakes operate properly until just under 10mph. Around 10mph it felt like the brakes faded away causing the truck to lurch forward. I replaced pads and rotors on the front and back thinking this was the issue. The problem persisted after installation of new brake components. I later learned this was an issue of the ABS kicking and was informed the entire wheel hub assembly had to be replaced to correct the problem. There were no issues with the bearings in the hubs and could not afford the cost of $280 each. Since this vehicle is not driven daily I assumed I could just be cautious and allow extra braking distance to compensate for the problem. In may of 2012 I encountered a situation where I had to make an abrupt stop from a speed of 45mph. As my speed decreased the ABS engaged causing me to lurch forward and I came within inches of crashing into the vehicle in front of me. While researching this problem I found GM recall #05068C front wheel speed sensor corrosion. The symptoms in this document are identical to the issue I have experienced. I have performed the repair procedure outlined in the document and can report this issue has been resolved. However, it took a significant amount of time and one wheel speed sensor had to be replaced. GM should be required to extend this recall beyond the 2002 model year. I aware of at least 2 other GM truck owners (2005 model year) that have replaced their wheel hubs due to this issue.

- Mount Zion, IL, USA

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