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Crashes / Fires:
39 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,413 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 4 of 14)

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problem #202

Nov 242003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Break problems, truck does not want to stop on occasion. I have made several complaints to the dealer, and to GM, however the dealer has fixed my truck, and it still has problems, I have found out that there is a recall on it ( recall number 05068) GM has not given me any satisfaction, and was very rude telling me that I did not know how to drive, I am a 66 year old man and I have been driving since I was 16, I think I should know when my truck will not stop.

- Fenwick, WV, USA

problem #201

Feb 102004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,649 miles
The consumer complained about ABS brake problems with a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The brakes were not stopping properly. When the consumer pushes the brakes the vehicle continued going. The ABS went off, and the car jumped, and was moving forward. This has been happening for a year. The consumer tried to repair the vehicle but the brakes were still having the problems. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and they tried to fix the problem. Also, the consumer contacted GM and was told this vehicle was not included in recall 05V379000 due to VIN. The consumer lived in Michigan. The consumer was employeed by GM. The speed was 15-25 mph when the ABS would kick in.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #200

Apr 012004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
I purchased the vehicle with just over 36000 miles and have used it as a daily-driver. The ABS began to activate while maneuvering at low speeds. Problem has occurred more often than I can count. Has lead to the vehicle running up onto curbs/sidewalks. One occasion has caused me to hit another vehicle. Dealership told me, after examining the vehicle, it was defective speed sensors. (they didn't really inspect it. The speed sensors were replaced earlier that week) ended up replacing entire front assemblies. I was told that the parts wore out. (funny, was told the plastic speed sensors wore out the metal surrounding them. And they showed no wear) I have the original speed sensors.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #199

Aug 312005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


We have had problems with the brakes on our 2000 Silverado 1/2 ton since we bought it in 2003. We have replaced both rear and front brakes (including front rotors). The pedal has always been soft, and sometimes goes right to the floor. The ABS light comes on and off. Recently the brakes have been failing, resulting in us rolling through stop signs, gas stations, driveway, causing dangerous situations. The pedal either goes to the floor, or the anti-lock grabs, causing the brakes to 'catch' and 'uncatch' and us to roll through. My husband and I are both concerned about the money we are putting into these brakes, and are worried that an accident is imminent if the brakes continue to function in this way. Our dealer says they can do nothing until a recall letter is sent out. As of now, we have had the ABS disconnected by our mechanic, so that we can have some brakes without the worry of the anti-lock catching and us rolling through intersections. Is chevorlet worried about this" when can we expect something to be fixed by GM"

- Millersburg, MI, USA

problem #198

Aug 012005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Recall #05068 on the ABS system. The consumer experienced the same problem as stated in the recall, however the state that the consumer resides in was not included. The consumer stated that the problem has been going on for a month and it was getting worse. The consumer noticed the problem around August 1, 2005. The consumer could feel it through the brake and hear a clicking sound. (11/17/05)

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #197

Aug 012005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,793 miles
There was a problem with the ABS brakes. The problem first started on 8-1-05 and on 8-14-05 the consumer ran two stop signs. The problem occurred at least 12 times. There have been no accidents as of yet. When the consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic, they told him that there was a problem with corrosion of the ABS. The consumer heard that there was a recall on this issue that only included certain states, but his state was not included.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #196

Feb 242004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


2000 Chevy Silverado. A while back I had a problem with the anti-lock brakes. They would engage at low speed and make it near impossible to stop. A mechanic friend told me that it was because of corrosion under the antilock sensors in the front wheel. He cleaned this area and the problem was gone. Now the problem has returned. This has to be a safety violation on behave of Chevy.

- Midland, PA, USA

problem #195

Aug 012005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
Activation of the antilock brake system at low braking speeds for no reason.

- Hampton, TN, USA

problem #194

Aug 152005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
There is a problem with the ABS brake system. On 8-15-05 the brakes failed, causing the consumer to run a stop light at an intersection. The consumer was able to safely get the vehicle home without incident. After the brake failure he noticed the ABS warning light came on. The consumer has not driven the vehicle since. The consumer has not been able to take the vehicle to a dealer to be inspected as of yet. The consumer had contacted the dealership and they told him to contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer told him that it was under investigation.

- Shelburn, IN, USA

problem #193

Jul 042005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,570 miles
The consumer experienced a problem with unwanted anti lock brake activation. The problem first started around 7-4-05. The consumer contacted a dealership by phone and they told him that it was normal for this to occur. This happened at slow speeds, 10 mph or less. This was an on going problem. And it has caused the consumer to almost have an accident a couple of times. The consumer found on the website that there was NHTSA recall 05V379000/GM recall 05068. When the consumer contacted the manufacturer they told him that it was still under investigation.

- Massena, NY, USA

problem #192

Aug 262005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


The contact was driving on 8-26-05 going 20 mph and he slowed down as he was coming to a stop sign and when he put foot on the brake it slowed him down initially and then it just got very hard to stop. He hit someone from behind. No one was hurt. There was no police report taken. The consumer heard on the news that there was a recall 05V379000.

- Wentzzille, MO, USA

problem #191

Aug 302004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The consumer experienced the same problems as stated in recall 05V379000 concerning the anti-lock brakes. He said the recall did not include his state. Dealer and manufacturer have not been contacted. The consumer stated when he begins to slow down, the brakes begin to pump and take control and then return to normal before coming to a complete stop, which greatly increase stopping distance.

- Shephardsville, KY, USA

problem #190

Aug 222005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,400 miles
Consumer experiences a problem at speeds of ten miles and less when applying brake pressure. This felt like false activation of the ABS system. There were no brakes when this occurred. The vehicle did not stop no matter how hard brake pressure was applied. Had to pump the brakes in order to stop. Consumer has not had any repairs or corrections done to ABS at this time. The consumer has not taken truck to a dealership for diagnosis of this problem.

- Bellville, OH, USA

problem #189

Jul 182005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When trying to stop at slow speeds the brake pedal kicks back like the ABS is engaged. I have to take my foot off and re-apply the brakes to stop.this is a very dangerous situation.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #188

Aug 242005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
I have had ongoing problems with the antilock brakes on my 2000 chev. Silverado. This morning I pulled into my drive and the brakes would not stop the truck. My grandchild was in the driveway and by the grace of god he jumped out of the way in time. I understand you are considering a recall on the brakes on these vehicles - please, prevent further incidents by making GM fix this problem!!

- New Paltz, NY, USA

problem #187

Aug 182005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
(1) driving in normal conditions. Dry roads. Normal speeds. (2) when having to stop, the anti-lock brakes kick on, keeping my 2000 Silverado from being able to stop. I have to let up on the brakes and re-apply in order to prevent myself from hitting the car in front of me or rolling through a stop sign or light. (3) nothing has been done. I have read that a lot of people have been removing the fuse so the anti-lock brakes don't even work. This is not a proper solution.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #186

Jul 102005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2000 Chevy Silverado. While traveling at low speeds the anti-lock brake system activates which makes it harder to stop the vehicle. I have had several near misses because this defect has affected stopping distances. GM is aware of the problem with the faulty ABS sensors. I know that there was a recall in Canada but they haven't done a recall in the us. I talked to a mechanic at a Chevy dealership who stated that it would cost hundreds of dollars to fix the sensors. I am on a fixed income. It should be their responsibility due to the faulty sensors. This defect is jeopardizing people's lives. I can't drive my children in the vehicle because I fear for their safety.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #185

Aug 112005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Anti-lock brakes activating at low speeds leading to longer stopping distance.

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #184

Aug 092005

Silverado 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,765 miles
2000 Chevy Silverado brakes - vehicle has less than 50,000 miles and I started having brake problems - the brake pedal will kick back as if the ABS goes on when I am stopping at a stop sign, etc -- starting occurring more frequently so I decided to change the brake pads in the rear. To my surprise the left rear rotor and backing plate were totally rusted through and that brake pad was worn down almost completely while the right rear rotor/backing plate and brake pad were almost new"? I went ahead and put on the new brake pads but this did not cure the problem. I now am going to take it in to the brake shop where I suspect I will need a new rotor/backing plate and ABS sensor on the left rear. I doubt this is due to salt as if it was, it would occur on either both sides or the drivers side more than the passenger side, don't you?" as well, I live in a county that doesn't use straight salt and do little to no city driving.

- Lima, NY, USA

problem #183

Oct 012004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The consumer states that 2000 Chevrolet Silverado is having problems with the ABS brake system at low speeds. When traveling at low speeds the ABS would activate and the truck would not slow down correctly. This resulted in extended stopping distance. The owner took vehicle to a repair shop, and the mechanic cleaned both front sensors and reinstalled them, and then road tested. The truck was fine at this point. The owner wanted reimbursement from Chevrolet for repair work.

- Masonville, NY, USA

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