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10.0

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

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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

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problem #9

Aug 142001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles

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

While driving 20 mph brake and power steering pump broke. Consumer rearended another vehicle with frontal impact. Brakes did not take hold. Consumer contacted dealer, and mechanic stated brakes should not have broken.

- Boonville, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 092001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving vehicle at slow speed brakes would go down to the floor.this failed to stop vehicle, and happened intermittently. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated nothing to be done.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #7

Apr 062001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving at 10 mph consumer applied brakes and vehicle kept rolling. Then, after roliing about 10 yards, it stopped. On 05/01/01, consumer applied brakes when coming to a stop sign, and vehicle rolled right through stop sign. Consumer took to vehicle dealer, and they said this was normal. Consumer had applied brakes too fast.

- Palastine, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 252001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When attempting to apply brakes while hauling/pulling materials or riding brake pedal, there will suddenly be no resistance behind brake pedal, and consumer can push pedal all the way to the floor. Dealership has examined vehicle, and determined operation of brakes to be normal.

- Miles, IA, USA

problem #5

Apr 112001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Brake pedal spongy at times scince new. Dealer states pads need to brake in. With spongy pedal there is almost no braking ability.

- Manahawkin, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 172001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
3 times in same applied brakes hard to stop, brake pedal soft, truck did not stop very fast. On the 3rd time, I hit another vehicle. The truck should have stopped in time before hitting the vehicle. Have to push extremely hard on pedal, but truck still does not stop fast enough. Roads were dry. I feel the ABS brakes do not stop fast enough in an emergency stop.

- Aztec, NM, USA

problem #3

Mar 242001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles

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

The anti-lock brakes on my truck will often activate when going over speed bumps, minor pot-holes, or slippery surfaces (as one might expect). However, when the ABS activates, it feels like I lose 50% or more of my braking capability. I've come close to hitting objects (no people, thank goodness), when my brakes feel like they've cut out at slow speeds. When the ABS kicks in, I have learned that my stopping distance is suddenly going to be 2-3 times longer! once activated, the anti-lock brakes don't seem to return to normal braking until the vehicle has come to a complete stop, or until I remove my foot from the brake pedal! I'm sure it's only a matter of time before this defect will cause someone's death!

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 272000

Silverado 3500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Emergency brake gave way on flat ground, and subsequently ran over driver's legs. Emergency brake goes to the floor. The rear brakes lock up. It was hard to shift into first gear and sometimes pops out of first gear.

- Troy, MO, USA

problem #1

Dec 102000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After driving in snow and parking vehicle brakes would not work. Dealer could not find any problems.

- Bellevue, MI, USA

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