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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,300 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 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 162005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,800 miles


2001 Chevy 1500hd ABS electronic brake control module failure.

- Markham, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 222005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,500 miles
2001 Chevy Silverado Z-71 - 78,000 miles - ABS brakes engage during normal road conditions at slow speeds (under 10mph). This occurs 80% of the time the vehicle needs to brake. Mechanic has quoted me $900 to replace ABS control module. Needless to say, this a very dangerous problem!!! GM needs to resolve this problem before someone is seriously injured or killed!!!!

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #4

Feb 132003

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The ABS system of my 2001 Chevy Silverado has never worked properly. The system activates constantly, and the dealer was repeatedly unable to repair the problem. I urge to to issue a recall for this type of vehicle.

- C'sted, VI, USA

problem #3

Dec 012004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


While driving exactly 10 mph the vehicle's brakes locked up. The consume has stopped driving the vehicle because he is afraid an accident will result. The dealer has not repaired the vehicle but indicated T needed to be cleaned.

- Crooksville, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 182005

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles
Total failure of the ABS braking unit.

- Bedford, NH, USA

problem #1

Aug 312003

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
I have an 01 Chevrolet Silverado with an ABS problem. The motor or pump activates prematurely and way too has been worked on, at a GMC dealership, three timesthe first inccident happened in a walmart parking loti was turning into a space when the ABS motor just took off.I wasnt going to get stopped, my wife screamed, I threw the gear selector into park. I hate to think that if my wife had been driving and there was person in front of us instead of a parked car what might have happened. Thank you GM for caring about americas safety.

- Hannibal, OH, USA

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