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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,472 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.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 282006

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Recall 05042 was completed on my 3500 series Silverado used as a tow truck. This recall has not fixed the problem and repeated calls have ended with they will fix the problem as long as it is paid out of pocket. No parking brake on a tow truck is a very serious problem. As of yet no accidents have occurred.

- Jamesville, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 192005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 24,943 miles
Parking brake would stay engaged but would not prevent vehicle from rolling. When the parking brake was in place the vehicle would still roll as if the parking brake was not engaged. Received a recall notice concerning the parking brake. Took vehicle to a dealer for recall repairs. Dealer completed the recall repairs. However, the parking brake issue has not been remedied. The parking brake will still allow the vehicle to roll. Consumer has not contacted Chevrolet manufacturer. Contacted dealership, who said this was a design problem, and the parking brake would not hold a heavy duty pickup, and there was nothing else they could do., no further repairs. This vehicle was purchased for a government contract. The consumer was told by the dealer that the parking brake is too small for this pickup and that the consumer should not trust it to hold the vehicle in place.

- Ava, MO, USA

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