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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,868 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.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #9

Nov 092008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 12,500 miles


Antilock brake system engages at vehicle speeds of under 10 mph on dry conditions. I previously owned a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe with the same problem. One would think that GM would correct this problem. Vehicle has 13,000 miles, but is over 36 mo. Old, so is no longer covered under warranty.

- Mt. Pulaski, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 012008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 40,000 miles
Anti-lock brakes activitating @ 10 mph or less.

- Toronto, OH, USA

problem #7

Sep 292008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact smelled smoke. She pulled into a parking lot and noticed that the front driver's side tire was smoking. In addition, the hub cap melted and fell to the ground. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the braking system failed. The current and failure mileages were 78,000.

- Gibsonton, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 242008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 31,000 miles


Anti-lock brake intermittent malfunction, as with other years comes on at low speed.

- Ringle, WI, USA

problem #5

Jan 172007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. When the contact applied pressure to the brake pedal, the ABS failed and the pedal extended to the floor. The vehicle was unable to be stopped. The dealer replaced both slow speed ABS sensors at the cost of $212 each. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure mileage was 16,000 and current mileage was 18,000.

- Glonda, NY, USA

problem #4

May 012006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The vehicle started having brake problems at 4,000 miles. The brakes pulsated and shook. The dealer rotated the rotors and cut them down twice. The brake pedal shook when it was depressed. The dealer had tried several fixes, but the brake problem continued. The contact had an appointment to have the hub sensor replaced. The current mileage is 13,000.

- Prospect, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 142006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 10,950 miles


2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 had continuous problems with the brakes. The steering wheel vibrated while braking. The dealer determined that both front rotors were out by 4 thousands of an inch. The dealer resurfaced both front rotors. The brakes continued to be a problem so the dealer replaced the rotors. The consumer still experienced some brake shimmy. The dealer replaced the brake vacuum booster.

- Heber, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 062005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
: the contact stated the brakes on the vehicle are not working properly. When applying the brakes, the rear brakes do not work. The vehicle was taken to the dealership to determine what the problem. The dealership adjusted the rear brakes and explained the vehicle was repaired. After driving the vehicle for a period of time, it is experiencing the same problems with the brakes. The vehicle was taken in a second time for repairs to be made. At that time the drums were turned. The vehicle was driven again for a period of time, while still experiencing the same problems with the brakes. The vehicle was taken back a third time and at this time the dealership is unable to duplicate the problem.

- Glenwood, IA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012004

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,449 miles
I reported that the vehicle did not seem to want to move from a stopped position. Approximately three weeks later the problem repeated itself but with the service brake system lights coming on.

- Cleveland Hts, OH, USA

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