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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,000 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 #1

Sep 012012

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact stated that the brakes failed to engage, causing the contact to drive through a red traffic light. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic and a diagnostic was performed. The failure was located at the rear brake lines and the fuel tank, which was severely corroded. The contact stated that the front frame was also found to be corroded. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate current and failure mileage was 104,000. Updated 01/05/13 the consumer stated this malfunction has also caused the left rear rear brake caliper to fail. The caliper had not been replaced. Updated 02/08/2013

- Bensalem, PA, USA

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