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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
26 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,023 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 11)

problem #211

Nov 192010

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds on low, flat surfaces, the ABS would activate independently. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the ABS sensor had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was also contacted and they advised him that there were no recalls for the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000. Updated 06/16/11 the consumer stated a recall was issued for ABS activation at low speeds for his make and model. However, the consumers vehicle was not included. The hub assembly, ABS, sensor, brake pads and rotors were replaced. Updated 09/16/11

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #210

Apr 012010

Silverado 2500

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the anti-brake warning light illuminated periodically. As of April 2, 2010, the ABS light would not turn off. The vehicle had not been taken to an authorized dealership when the complaint was filed. The current and failure mileages were approximately 84,000.

- New Richmond, WI, USA

problem #209

Sep 192009

Silverado 2500

  • 101,531 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 5 to 10 mph on normal road conditions and applying the brakes, the anti-lock brake system intermittently activated. An authorized dealer stated that the failure was caused by the ABS speed sensor. NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000, service brakes, hydraulic, anti lock was related to the failure; however, the recall remedy was insufficient and does not address the defect. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 101,531.

- Little Canada, MN, USA

problem #208

Jun 152009

Silverado 2500

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact noticed that his vehicle was experiencing the same failures as stated in NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in the recall. The current and failure mileages were 95,000.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #207

Jul 042009

Silverado 2500

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that the interlock braking system failed in her vehicle. The mechanic stated that the wheel interlock system was dirty and triggered the sensor. When she pulled into her driveway, the system failed and caused the contact to crash into the garage. There were no injuries. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). The contact would be responsible for the repair costs. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Fayette, ME, USA

problem #206

Aug 132008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock); however, the contact is now experiencing the failures listed in the recall notice. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 59,000. Updated 11/17/08 updated 11/18/08.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #205

Mar 142008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving at an unknown speed and attempting to stop the vehicle, the ABS activated without warning. The vehicle had not been taken to a dealer. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 82,000 and failure mileage was 79,000.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #204

Jan 052008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
When coming to a full stop, speed less than 10 mph. Could not stop, and sounded like brake shoes needed replaced. After replacing shoes, still same sound. More work on brakes, no improvement still. Then talked to muffler brothers, franklin Ohio. Also gas gage acting up.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #203

Jan 122006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes engaged when driving and braking at low speeds such as braking in traffic or at light. Silverado ABS appears to engage and unable to stop in distance needed. Driver has avoided a number of incidents by swerving or has ended up in the intersection past the approved stopping point.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #202

Nov 012007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 5 mph in clear road conditions, the ABS activated without warning. The stopping distance increased. Approximately two years ago, the dealer repaired the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock). As of December 12, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle due to the previous recall repair; however, they would check to see if the manufacturer would authorize the repair. The VIN and engine size were unavailable. The failure mileage was 94,000 and current mileage was 95,000.

- Manorville, NY, USA

problem #201

Nov 082007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

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

1. no warning 2. ABS kick in at low speed and little to no braking is result in forward and reverse, inconsistently occurring 3. dealer replaced front hub #15233111

- Austin, MN, USA

problem #200

Jul 092006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2001 Silverado pickup. The contact stated that every 2000 to 3000 miles while driving at 50 mph the engine would lose power momentarily, and then start back up. The contact would sometimes have to pull over on the road and restart the vehicle. The failure became more and more frequent. He took the vehicle to three or four different dealers, and they could not duplicate or diagnose the failure. The contact determined that the failure was due to the ignition and had it repaired, after being told he would be reimbursed the contact has not received the reimbursement. Also the brake light and ABS lights turn on intermittently when driving without applying the brakes. This failure had occurred ten times. The transmission, fuel gauge sending unit, the right power window all had to be replaced. The engine light illuminated. Updated 03/07/07.

- Ashland, MO, USA

problem #199

Jan 302006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
- there was a recall for the sensor on the ABS of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. He was driving and trying to stop at a light when the brakes did not stop the vehicle. He took the truck to the dealer for repairs and they told him that there was a recall notice sent for this vehicle, and confirmed that this vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The contact called GM, and they stated that therewas a recall on this particular truck. They gave him a different dealers to take the vehicle to. He then called up the dealer and took the truck to be repaired. The dealer was not going to repair the brakes. Theytold him if they choose they could deny the service.

- Summerville, NJ, USA

problem #198

Jan 202007

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,836 miles
TL * - the contact has a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that there were three different incidents when she applied the brakes, and the ABS system locked up. The last time this happened was 01/20/2007. The contact stated that on each ocassion she was driving approximately 15 mph and there was snow on the ground. Also, the contact stated that at no time did the ABS light come on. The contact stated that she had the ABS system worked on before under a safety recall. The contact would like to know what she could do now.

- Omro, WI, USA

problem #197

Nov 072006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
: the contact expressed concern that the vehicle had a problem with the wheel speed sensor and the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA recall #05V379000 regarding service brakes, hydraulic:antilock due to the VIN. The vehicle was not taken to a service dealer to verify the problem with the vehicle.

- Mancelona, MI, USA

problem #196

Oct 242006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
ABS recall for 2001 chevorlet Silverado, recall # 05068 vehicle recall was performed by seaway chevorlet (dealmaker) thersa NY 13691 on November 18, 2005. Vehicle has same problem as before, at slow speeds vehicle or turning ABS engages and makes it so the vehicle will not stop without letting off the brakes. Recall was performed but same problem exists.

- Clayton, NY, USA

problem #195

Sep 262006

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Submission in regards to problems experienced with 2001 Chevrolet Silverado after a safety recall; seeking reimbursement for repairs. When the brakes failed, the consumer slid across a stop sign and caused an accident. The consumer's husband had 2 minor accidents due to the brakes failing. The consumer believed the accidents were due to the brakes locking up at low speeds.

- Prince, WV, USA

problem #194

Sep 152006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated when the brake was applied, there was a grinding noise. The ABS activated prematurely while driving 10 mph. The dealership was aware of the problem. There was a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Magnolia, KY, USA

problem #193

Jul 282006

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer would like to be reimbursed for brake repairs. Consumer received the recall notice after brakes were already repaired. Prior to the recall notification, the consumer and her husband complained that when traveling at low speeds the brakes were not holding. There were 2 minor accidents which were believed to be associated with the recall. The consumer had the brakes repaired, however the problems continued with the brakes locking up.

- Prince, WV, USA

problem #192

Jun 142006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,233 miles
: the contact stated upon turning off the vehicle the ABS light illuminated and the pump motor was heard running. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was determined the ebcm needed to be replaced due to a short which caused the motor to run. The ebcm has been replaced which corrected the problem. Updated 7/21/2006 -

- Avon, MN, USA

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