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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,064 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Mar 122001

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles


While driving at any speed the vehicle drifted to the left and right. The owner made contact with the dealer multiple times, however the problem still existed. The vehicle pulled to the right and left while in motion. The right wiper did not clean the windshield. There was a rattle noise which had come from the dash area on the left side while the vehicle was in motion. The dealer found four missing bolts under the steering. Due to the vehicle going to the left, the front calipers were removed, to check movement, the rear drums for dragging, binding, adjust and reassemble.

- Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA

problem #4

Jun 262003

Silverado 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
When the vehicle brakes were applied the brake pedal went to the floor and the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance. The dealer replaced the hydraulic booster. The booster had to be replaced again because of the same failure.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 102003

(reported on)

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,600 miles
The brakes did not hold when they were pressed while driving over a bump.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 212002


  • 20,000 miles
Sometimes while driving, when the brakes are applied the brake pedal is very hard. The driver has to pump brake pedal to stop.

- Michawaka, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 022002


  • 20,000 miles
When driving under rainy conditions, the brake became very hard when it was applied.

- Mantachie, MS, USA

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