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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,845 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.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 062005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,000 miles


The parking brake on 2003 Chevrolet 2500 Silverado pickup trucks with manual transmissions will not hold the vehicle on even a very slight grade without constant adjustments being made to the brake system. If there is a trailer being towed or a load being carried in the truck bed, the parking brake will not hold even following a dealer service adustment. I have reported this problem to the dealer and beyond adjusting the brake they say there is nothing that can be done. My truck has 48000 miles on it and this has been a problem almost from the beginning. The truck has nearly run into the side of a building, rolled out of its parking space, and started rolling down a hill while I was exiting the truck. I cannot safely park the truck unless it is on level ground, parking brake engaged and transmission placed in reverse. I have a friend that owns a 2001 Chevrolet 3500 Silverado with the same problem.

- Crestwood, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 062003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,690 miles
Vehicle had a faulty radiator hose and heater hose along with brake problems.. the vehicle was repaired four times to no avail. The consumer felt the problems had became worse after picking the vehicle up from the mechanic after it's third repair. The cable for the parking brake was replaced.

- Seaford , DE, USA

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