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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
8,100 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 #3

May 252005

Silverado 2500

  • 14,900 miles


The truck stops and has no power brakes or steering control. When it comes to a final stop it cannot be restarted. The computer light comes on, stating service brake booster failed. Once consumer waited about five minutes before truck restarted.

- Crossville, TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 172004

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Death was the result of a crash involving a 2004 Silverado truck, dually. My son, gene, deceased owner, was returning home when truck skidded and rolled over at least twice, killing him. I think there may have been a problem with the brakes or power steering, but am not sure how to proceed with this. I hope you can help in some way. Gene's work was on the road, and he lived on the road. Although alcohol was a factor in the crash, his mother spoke to him within the hour of his death and he did not seem very intoxicated.

- Dunseith, ND, USA

problem #1

May 102004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,400 miles
When coming to a stop light I was applying my brakes to stop behind a vehicle, brakes went to the floor, causing an accident. Vehicle was taken to the dealer. All brake component were checked, no current technical service bulletins and contacted technical assistant. Dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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