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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,558 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

problem #6

Jun 262014

Silverado 3500

  • 96,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the brake lines were completly rusted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician stated that the brake lines needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 96,000. The VIN was not available.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #5

Feb 022013

Silverado 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the brake lines were corroded and caused the brakes to fail. The contact was attempting to stop when the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard abnormally. The contact was able to cruise to a stop. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where they informed the contact that the complete undercarriage of the vehicle was corroded. The contact traded in the vehicle. The failure and the current mileages were 143,000. Updated 04/30/13

- Sandisfield, MA, USA

problem #4

Sep 142012

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the brake pedal became abnormally stuck to the floorboard. The contact had to apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the local mechanic where the failure was located at the brake lines, which were corroded and caused the brake fluid to leak. The brake lines were replaced. The failure and current mileage was 51,000. Updated 10/17/12

- New Castle , PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 142011

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the brake lines failed and caused the contact to crash into a garage door while entering a residential driveway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the brake lines were rusted completely. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,988.

- Wilcott, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 282009

Silverado 3500

  • 59,347 miles
The contact owns 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. When shifting the vehicle into the "reverse" position to exit the drive-way, he applied pressure to the brake pedal but the vehicle would not stop. As a consequence the vehicle struck a large decorative boulder directly in the pathway. The vehicle came to a complete stop. There was not a brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel prior or during the failure. The driver sustained no personal injuries. The vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic for inspection. The failure was contributed to a rusted brake line. The vehicle was repaired for the malfunction. The failure and current mileages were 59,347.

- Unadilla, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 172004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 20 mph consumer applied the brake pedal and the brakes failed. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pulled over. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the brake lines needed to be replaced.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

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