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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,675 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.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Aug 162004

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


Consumer was driving at approximately 55 mph and had to apply the brakes. Heard noises coming from rear of vehicle when this happened. The rear brakes locked up. Took vehicle to an independent mechanic for repairs and was informed the rotors on the rear brakes failed to release and caused the brake pads to wear out. The dealership refused to repair. The brake pads stuck on the clips and would not release from the rotors.

- Springport, IN, USA

problem #8

Aug 232004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brake pedal the brakes failed. Vehicle failed to stop completely and continued to accelerate. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the rear rotors needed to be replaced.

- Dresden, OH, USA

problem #7

May 272004

Silverado 2500

  • 8,000 miles
The consumer indicsated that the rotors were rusting on the inside. When the brakes were applied they didnt sto the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted who stated there was nothing they would do since the vehicle was past 16,000 miles. Please provide any additional information.

- Shelby, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 022004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


Poor breaking. Premature deteriorating of brake rotors (40,000 miles.) the surface of the rotors where the pads make contact appeared to flake away, leaving a smaller contact with the pads. Have pictures of rotors and the rotors for inspection.

- Wasington, NJ, USA

problem #5

May 112004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The rear rotors were pitting and needed to be replaced. This condition did not cause any problems while driving. The rotors should not have to be replaced so soon. Noise was heard in the rear. The rotors were composite rotors, layered metal instead of cast and were not to be turned or faced. The rotors were rusted out, the parking brake did not hold the vehicle on an incline (service bulletin# 10000172)

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 102004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Related: PE03057 I have been experiencing premature brake pad and rotor failures with my 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. I have the automatic transmission, but have the same problem with dragging emergency brake shoes that is described in the above referenced nhsta action number. I'm about to replace the entire rear brake system for the second time. The dealer said there was nothing unusual about this. I beg to differ. Please take this into consideration for further action. Thank you.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 222003

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


While getting routine maintenance on my 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, I asked the dealer to check the brakes. I was informed that the rear brake rotors were so corroded, that they had to be replaced. The truck only has 27,000 miles. I informed General Motors, and was told that this was normal wear and tear. I know of two other people that had this same problem. GMC attitude is "too bad". my complaint is would this not be a safety problem? if I had not caught mine in time, my brakes could have failed me at a critical time. The Chevy mechanic that I took the truck too said that it was defective rotors.

- Greenville, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152003

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The rotors were out of round, which caused the vehicle to experience extended stopping distance.

- Littleton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 50mph vehicle will sputter, /barely idling, and then stall in middle of an intersection. Vehicle checked by dealer 3 times, who advised consumer that he could not duplicate problem.

- Marion, NC, USA

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