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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,465 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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2003 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Nov 112003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


At any speed when pressing the brakes pedal would go to the floor and feel spongy. Also, when pressing the brakes vehicle will take an extremely long time to stop. Dealer had the vehicle four times concerning this problem. The dealer informed the consumer that the brakes were designed that way.

- Grand Saline, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 152004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
While applying the brakes, the pedal went to the floor. The driver pumped the brake pedal and the brakes released power. The consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for analysis.

- East Otto, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 062003


  • miles
While driving and making left or right turns steering made a noise. Also, brakes and transmission problems. Dealer notified.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I own a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 purchases in July 2003. When towing a travel trailer (approx 4,000 lbs) I have noticed what feels like a "spongy" brake pedal. Recently, I discovered that if steady, moderately heavy pressure in maintained on the brake pedal, it will slowly go down completely to the floor. Dealer service manager has similar truck with identical situation. They have no answer. Question was directed by dealer to district service rep who stated something to the effect that this is a design situation and there is no fix!!!! I suspect GM is avoiding a costly recall. However, they should know that one accident could well cost more than the recall, particularly if there is loss of life. How is one expected to remain stopped on a grade for any period of time when the brake pedal goes to the floor?

- Mitchell, NE, USA

problem #1

Aug 122003


  • 50 miles
Vehicle would not stop in a reasonable distance under normal conditions; therefore, excessive forc ewas needed to stop vehicle.

- Columbiana, OH, USA

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