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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
47,067 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had to replace rotors, brakes and emergency brake (2 reports)
  2. replace all 4 pads and rotors (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

May 162008

Silverado LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,200 miles


I had to replace both rear rotors and brake pads after only 64200 miles. My truck does not go off road and is not abused. The rotors were rusting away and the pads were down to metal on metal. The mechanic said he had not seen anything like this on a newer vehicle before today. The cost was $585.00 which I definitely had not planned on. I will keep this vehicle for sure. The ride is exceptional.

- , Tooele, UT, USA

problem #2

Feb 022008

Silverado 1500 2.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

I feel with a truck or car, with 44,000 miles on it, should NOTTT go thru front AND rear brake pads, alonggg with ALL 4 rotors. There was also NO squealing or grinding, and I was told, the rotors just wore down with the pads.. So if I figure this right,, with EVERYYY brake job, I will need all 4 Rotors replaced..

PS, I will say, this is the best riding truck i have been in, and will MOST definitely

keep it..

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 222003

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • 33,000 miles

We saw rust appearing on our rims about 8 months after buying the car. We brought it in to have looked at and we were told they needed to be washed which we do all the time. We felt this was unacceptable but let it go. We then began to hear our brakes rubbing and screeching very badly and noticed that our rotors were severley rusted so we brought it into the dealer. The mechanic said that these things happen and that it would cost us $1,000 to replace all four rotors, the brakes and the emergency brake. We felt this was a warranty issue due to faulty rotors. The rears were the worst which doesn't seem right but the fronts also needed to be repalced. The truck is only 2 years old, does not go off road and used as our luxury vehicle. The GMC mechanic said it was our fault and must be the environment, we live in the middle of MA what STRANGE enviroment. The file that he had on our vehicle had all sorts of photos and as far as I know it is not normal for mechanics to take photos if it was just something that we did. We brought it to a diiferrent mechanic to get a diiferent opinion and he said it was faulty rotors and that he has seen several other Chevrolets with the same problem. We feel that Chevrolet knows that this is a problem but does not want to own up to it.

- , Northborough, MA, USA

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