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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,894 miles

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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.

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #14

Jul 032005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

ABS system inoperative since 70,000 miles due to burnt control module. Paid dealer $100 to test to find out repairs will be in excess of $900. Module located on frame rail where it takes all water from lf tire. Numerous others that I know of with same problem. No help from either GM or dealer. Duct shields/backing plates completely corroded at 175000 miles as well as the rear differential cover. Vehicle has not been in any unusual conditions. Failure of the backing plate caused emergency brake shoes to become misaligned and damage rotors and service brakes. At 65000 miles gas gauge became sporadic. Dealer service rep informed that they go bad due to cold gas being put into vehicle in winter. Entire pump assembly needs replaced at $380. I realize truck has now 175000 miles, but I know too many others and have read hundreds of posts on message boards about the exact same problems.

- Connellsville, PA, USA

problem #13

Oct 282003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,513 miles
While driving on dry road, and traffic coming to a stop ahead I applied the brakes to stop. The brakes began to pump as if the ABS system was engaged increasing the stopping distance. I have had brake trouble with this vehicle since I purchased it. Once before the dealer found that the rear brakes were not working properly when stopping. The vehicle was stopping with only the front brakes, the rear brakes were not even working. My wife is scared to drive this vehicle, it only has 40,000 miles. What a shame to have a vehicle like this.

- Oil City, PA, USA

problem #12

Sep 252002

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear brake rotors are flaking away in layers. The owner found this out when the truck was taken in for state inspection. Nlm the brake pads and rotors were worn out prematurely and the dealer replaced it.

- Utica, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 242002

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles

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

Consumer states when brakes are applied, the pedal would goes to the floor and causes a delay in stopping distance. Dealer notified and replace the wheel sensors. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Markleton, PA, USA

problem #10

Sep 022002

Silverado

  • miles
Consumer states whien vehicle come to a stop the accelerator pedel sticks causing the vehical to speed off when it catches. Nlm

- Dunkirk, MD, USA

problem #9

Jul 072001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Brake pedal was pulsating badly, dealer found that all four rotors were warped, four days later while approaching an intersection, consumer attempted to brake and went right through the intersection, consumer could hear air coming through the front wheels when pumping the brakes, consumer could see that brake fluid had sprayed all over the wheel well, dealer found that the rubber brake line had been rubbing against the rim and wore a hole in the brake line, consumer states having only 1/4 of an inch clearing between the brake hose and caliper is a safety defect.

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

problem #8

May 102002

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Extended stopping distance when applying the brakes, the pedal feels spongy. Dealer stated that there was nothing he could do. Brake pedal goes to the floor and the front brakes will not lock up even if the ABS is disconnected. The trucks frame is so thin that the whole truck vibrates when taking off. Consumer states that the horn button has to be pivotted up and the steering wheel has to be at twelve oclock in order for the horn to sound, heat shields rattle under vehicle when traveling over bumps, dealer made adjustments.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #7

Oct 011999

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is pulling to left and right upon braking. Consumer is especially concerned about drifting to left because of traffic. Driver side window molding comes loose when the window rolls down. Right front wheel and spare wheel are bent. Cruise control is inoperative at times. Right rear axle experienced a leak. Blower is noisy on low speeds.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 072001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Brake pedal was pulsating badly, dealer found that all four rotors were warped, four days later while approaching an intersection, consumer attempted to brake and went right through the intersection, consumer could hear air coming through the front wheels when pumping the brakes, consumer could see that brake fluid had sprayed all over the wheel well, dealer found that the rubber brake line had been rubbing against the rim and wore a hole in the brake line, consumer states having only 1/4 of an inch clearing between the brake hose and caliper is a safety defect.

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 012001

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied vibration runs through vehicle, dealership has examined vehicle, and stated that premature wear of rear disc rotors were causing vibration. Also the front axle seal was leaking as well as the rear shocks, and the brake pads were cracked.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 222001

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles

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

The service department only had limited repair times and they would not offer a loaner until the vehicle had been there for eight hours for recall repair service. Nlm

- Highland Heights, KY, USA

problem #3

Jan 312001

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
ABS system does not permit the vehcle to stop in a safe or timely fashion, under certain conditions the ABS system actually extends the stopping distance or does not stop the vehicle in the distance required compared to the vehicle without ABS system.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 242000

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes are applied it becomes hard or the pedal would fall to the floor then consumer would here a crunching noise. While slowing for a stop sign, the brake failed causing consumer to hit the vehicle in front, resulting injuries to occupants.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012000

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes have completely failed on several occasions, the truck nearly went all the way through an intersection before stoppping. Nlm

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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