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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,854 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.

1996 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 292005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,300 miles


Metal hydraulic brake fluid line rusts, degrading to the leaking of fluid and total loss of braking ability. Metal line to be replaced with stainless-steel. Fuel line is in same condition, though not leaking fuel. Fuel line to be replaced with stainless steel.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 242005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 192,000 miles
While the caller was driving at 30 mph the brake failed, resulting in an accident. Another vehicle stopped in front of the caller's vehicle, and when he applied the brakes they did not work. The insurance adjuster said the main brake line to the back brakes was rusted through and caller said it was leaking fluid. The brake pedal went to the floor. There was a crash. One passenger w in callers vehicle sustained injuries. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. There were no warning lights on the dashboard. The police came and a report was taken. Dealer has not been contacted yet. Manufacturer was called, but they have not called him back. The other vehicle had some damage to the rear, but caller's vehicle was totaled.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 152004


  • 73,262 miles
Vehicle experienced loss of brakes while towing a trailer. Consumer inspected the vehicle, and replaced two front brake hoses that erupted. Also, vehicle stalled while in motion. Vehicle had been to dealer on two occasions, and they were unable to duplicate or resolve the problem.

- Oriskany Falls, NY, USA

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