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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
25 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,650 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments (Page 10 of 11)

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problem #29

Oct 152003

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Anti-lock system on vehicle engages at a very slow speed. The vehicle would not stop. The consumer was informed that the front hub sensors dropped out. The consumer knew a person that experienced the same problem in which that person was informed that the problem would occur between 50K and 55K miles on these vehicles. Per invoice, the brake had worn out. The consumer requested reimbursement.

- Lancaster , NY, USA

problem #28

Feb 102003

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The ABS was not functioning properly, when the brake was applied, it would go all the way to the floor.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #27

Jan 102003

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While braking, if the truck hits a bump or rough surface, occasionally you can feel a vibration in the brake pedal and it has no stopping power. You can let up on brake, then re-apply and stopping power is provided. I am told by the Chevrolet dealer, where I purchased the truck, that this is a problem with the anti-lock braking. When I asked about a recall on this, I was told there was none.

- Nesbit, MS, USA

problem #26

Jan 112003

Silverado 3500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While travelling over an expansion joint on a bridge, the anti lock brake system engaged as if truck was skidding. This caused consumer to lose temporary control of braking and steering functions which resulted in a collision.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #25

Sep 022002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
ABS brake system doesn't work properly, dealer has been notified.

- Smithville, MI, USA

problem #24

Aug 162002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving at any speed, and with no warning, if consumer hits a bump in road anti lock brakes will not work, and it will be hard for vehicle to stop. Dealer notified.

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #23

Jul 012002

Silverado 3500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While traveling on highway and without prior warning steering will turn to left, and the ABS braking light appears on dashboard. Dealership is aware of problem.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #22

May 052001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are appled they do not hold. This caused an accident. Had parts replaced 7 times, however problem reoccurred.

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #21

Mar 152002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Rear brakes system not working properly. When applying brakes it causes extened stopping distance. Vehicle been to the dealer on two occasions and proble reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Latrobe, PA, USA

problem #20

Sep 012001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed and when applyng brakes, vehicle will pull to the left and will shimmy. Vehicle was serviced 6 times. Dealer repaired the brakes; however, did not find a solution for the problem. Vehicle still pulls to the left and steering shakes whenever stopping. Condition is worse.

- Feasterville, PA, USA

problem #19

Sep 152001

Silverado 3500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving the ABS brakes failed to operate, the pedal went to the floor and eventually it stopped the vehicle, the dealer turned all four rotors and serviced the calipers.

- Galway, NY, USA

problem #18

Apr 272001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 5-10 mph powersteering went out, brakes as well. Brake pedal went to the floor. Vehicle was towed to dealer, ower steering pump failed, causing the brakes to fail, as well.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #17

Aug 012001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When stopping, brake pedal was down to the floor. ABS brakes locked up and vehicle slid before coming to a stop. Took vehicle to dealer who could not duplicate the problem. Dealer replaced leaking master cylinder and deglazed the rotors. Transmission experienced slipping, clunking and would not shift into 1st gear, dealer replaced transmission. Rear end is noisy, U-joints have been replaced, however noise reoccured, consumer states Chevrolet has a U-joint and bearing problem.

- Black Canyon City, AZ, USA

problem #16

Mar 222002

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
The problem is when coming to a stop (under braking) if you don't come to a complete and total stop and you decide to switch back to the accelerator, the truck free revs for about half a second and then dumps the transmission in gear. While this has yet to cause me any dangerous problems, I believe it very well could in the rain or ice/snow. If you're not prepared for it, sometimes it hits hard enough that for a moment you're somewhat disoriented, representing a dangerous situation if there's other traffic around.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #15

Mar 082002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving could step on the brakes pedal, but brakes will not operate, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer was contacted.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #14

Feb 062002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Car parked in fast lane/no shoulder/applied brakes and slid could not steer truck/brakes locked.

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #13

Nov 072001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
I was traveling westbound on state route 262 at approximately 32 miles per hour when I encountered a stopped vehicle. I applied the brakes and the vehicle began an initial brake and then lurched forward without my releasing my foot from the brake pedal. This caused me to strike the vehicle in front of me. The air bags did not deploy nor did the seat belt properly restrain me. This caused me to strike the steering wheel with my chest and stomach. The hamilton county police office documented that the air bags and the seatbelt did not properly function. I was sited for following to close even though I feel that the brakes failed. I plan to appeal the ticket due to this reasoning in court on November 29, 2001. The safey of other owners/drivers of these vehicles is what prompted me to write. I would like to know if there have been other failures. Please send them to my E-mail address: Mbrusman@cinergy.com thanks for your time and attention with this matter.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #12

Sep 192001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
ABS brakes, do not stop. I was going 40mph and a flock of turkey was in the road, I put on my brakes and they went to the floor. Thank god that there was no oncoming traffic. Your brakes are there to stop you, not to go to the floor and travel about another 100 feet. I know there has been alot of complaints about these brakes, and my dealer said my brakes are fine. I guess it will take people getting killed in order for someone to adress this problem. Another problem>>> I have this clucking nosie in the rear of my truck, it sounds like the rear of the truck is going to fall off. A dealer stated that the drive-shaft yolk was dry, they removed drive-shaft and lubed yolk. Problem is worse than it was before. This is a 2001 brand new truck, I should not be having all these problems.

- Dickson, TN, USA

problem #11

Sep 152001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While coming to a stop vehicle accelerated, applied brakes, but vehicle kept going. Went over a small barrier which caused vehicle to become airborne. Came down, and hit a parked vehicle. Distance travelled about 100 feet. Consumer injured back. Damage to vehicle unknown at this time.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 152001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving the ABS brakes failed to operate, the pedal went to the floor and eventually it stopped the vehicle, the dealer turned all four rotors and serviced the calipers.

- Galway, NY, USA

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