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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,143 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.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,143 miles


Upon attempting to back up from a parked position, an audible "pop" was heard by the vehicle operator and three bystanders. The vehicle then stopped motion after about five feet of travel as the right rear wheel was locked up. Upon visual on-the-spot inspection by company mechanic, it was obvious the casting attached to the axle end which acts as the support for both the brake caliper and the parking brake had "exploded" with a large piece shooting onto the ground and other pieces jamming up in the drum part of the rotor assembly causing the lock-up. Vehicle immovable, was flatbeded to the selling dealer. Repair was made by replacing all affected components with new, and we were billed even though vehicle was well with-in its original warranty based on service managers assumption that we (the operators) had somehow contributed to the failure. Telecom complaint to GM cust. Assistance, (file no, 1-299810112) returned same results. It is our contention that this critical part failed of its own Accord either through defect or design, and that we were extremely lucky that this happened in our parking lot and not on a highway at 55 mph. Vehicle operator has lost confidence in the safety of this equipment without a valid explanation and corrective action to a permanent remedy.

- Chardon, OH, USA

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