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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
158,904 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. recall. had to clean the around the wheel speed sensors (1 reports)
  3. replace wheel bearing (1 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 232013

Silverado LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles


First off, I know this is now a 14 yr old truck with ~ 137K miles, but I have had the same problem MANY others have reported since it was a fairly new truck with low mileage, whereby the antilock brake system would kick in unnecessarily at low speeds and have had more than a few "close calls" of narrowly missing rear-ending the vehicle in front of me. This reported problem is now both the "ABS" system 'yellow' light and the "Brake" system 'red' light coming on and staying on often. Sometimes it will clear if I turn the key all the way off and then restart the vehicle. Also, waiting about 20 seconds before engaging the transmission seems to help.

I have gotten an estimate (verbal only) from my mechanic of $1850 to repair the problem, but I really think the root problem has existed since the vehicle was new and should be a manufacturer recall repair based on the number of other incidents I have seen reported. This has obviously been an otherwise good vehicle and I don't expect GM to warrantee it forever, but there is an apparent problem area that has gone ignored for years here.

How much would it cost to recall every 14 yr. old Chevy truck with ABS on the road today? It couldn't be too much, as I doubt there are many left. A number of them likely expired prematurely in wrecks caused by this braking problem.

- , Orange, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 012006

Silverado 1500 EXT CAB 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

There is a recall from a couple of years ago regarding this problem. It's a problem with the mounting area for the wheel speed sensors. Contact your dealer about getting this taken care of, for your safety and the safety of others.

- , Willowbrook, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 132010

Silverado LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

The problem with my brakes is that the abs kicks on when you are going at slow speeds, around 5-15mph braking. I had just recently had my front wheel bearings replaced and it did it a little before i had them replaced, but now its worse than ever. Ya this really sucks and should be recalled before someone gets in a wreck in dies. again another dissapointment from chevrolet!!!

- , Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012009

Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 279,617 miles

My ABS kept coming on when i was braking and i reached 10 to 5 km/h. I took it to my auto shop where they did a scan and because there was no code or no history of a code they could do nothing... Still this problem persisted as well did I! They once again did another scan but while I was driving. I showed that my front left tire was slower than the rest. ABS saw the slip and would become active... Now i need to replace my wheel bearing... THIS IS DANGEROUS, I was almost involved in several collisions because of this. Not only that but the ABS light should of been activated...Verry disappointing in GM for this poor judgment in design as far as I am concerned!

- , Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada

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