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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,500 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.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 312006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles


: the contact stated while there was moisture on the brakes, the brakes would not grab properly. The condition worsened while towing any load. The dealership determined the caliper rod corroded due to the vehicle being located in a salt belt state. The dealership replaced the caliper brackets, pads, and rotors. The problem persisted.

- Farmington, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 042005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact stated the left front brake caliper broke while driving. The vehicle was taken to a certified dealer for inspection and repair. The manufacturer was contacted. They have agreed to reimburse the contact a portion of the repair cost.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

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