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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,231 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.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #8

Jan 032005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Recall # 05 V 043 000/bos/hydro booster/hydraulic brake: Consumer is reporting that while driving at highway speeds the brake booster pressure accumulator blew off the vehicle. Consumer was able to bring the vehicle to a stop. Vehicle was taken to a repair shop. The mechanic confirmed that the brake accumulator needed to be replaced.

- Branford, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 222005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,036 miles
While driving 55 mph and attempting to stop the brake pedal went to the floor and the brake service light came on. Please provide additional information.

- Morrice, MI, USA

problem #6

Oct 012004

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Intermittent brake malfunction. When the pedal was applied it slow went to the floor which result in little to no brakes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several but htey have not been able to duplicate the problem.

- Red Rock, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 062004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle was having a difficult time slowing down when the brakes were applied, especially when towing items. Dealer was notified by consumer, but refused to repair vehicle.

- Carbondale, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 122004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There are 3 recalls on my vehical why have I not been notified

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #3

May 302004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96 miles
When attempting to apply the brake from a low speed the pedal intermittently proceeded to the floor. Please provide additional information. Problem could not be found by dealership.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 232004

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
On two separate occasions power steering malfunctioned, and brakes failed. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the hydraulic brakes needed to be replaced.

- Anoka, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 022004

Silverado 3500

  • 363 miles
The vehicle's brakes failed without warning. The dealer stated that the brake booster was the cause of the failure.

- Holtwood, PA, USA

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