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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 #2

Oct 252004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The rear brake rotors were pitted and throwing the brakes shoes off. The rotors and shoes were replaced. The dealership indicated that this is becoming a common problem with these vehicles.

- Camdenton, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 102004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Related: PE03057 I have been experiencing premature brake pad and rotor failures with my 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. I have the automatic transmission, but have the same problem with dragging emergency brake shoes that is described in the above referenced nhsta action number. I'm about to replace the entire rear brake system for the second time. The dealer said there was nothing unusual about this. I beg to differ. Please take this into consideration for further action. Thank you.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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