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Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
15,880 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Feb 232005

Silverado 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


While pulling inside of the garage the consumer applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. The vehicle stopped by hitting the house wall. The braking before the crash caused the ABS and the engine lights to appear on the dashboard which remained on. The consumer was able to drive to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #6

Feb 012004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Mushy brake pedal goes almost to floor and requires extreme pressure on pedal, especially at slow speeds, worse with load. No consequences yet. Problem since new and dealer said brakes would wear in ok, now 40,000 mi and problem worse.

- Dahlonega, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 212004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,726 miles
While driving, the service brake light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic determined that computer has to be reset by the manufacturer. At this time the software had not been approved by the epa. The vehicle was operating as designed. The consumer was unsure if the system was working properly.

- Ellenville, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 172004

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


While driving at low speeds consumer heard a popping noise. Then, the ABS light came on, and the brake pedal went to the floor. Consumer tried to turn the steering wheel to avoid hitting another vehicle, and the steering wheel locked up. Consumer's vehicle collided with the other vehicle, but no damage was sustained due to the low speed driving at time of impact. There was brake valve recall 04V045000, but this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Larksville, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 132004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,400 miles
While driving 30-35 mph I took notice to vehicle slowing down in front of me. I applied my brakes and pedal went to floor causing me to rear end vehicle. Upon impact air bags did not deploy. Truck was taken to dealership of purchase, still sits there today. Third occasion of brakes going to floor, first occasion of air bags not deploying.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #2

May 132004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles
Going downhill on a S curve, I was applying my brakes to slow down and pedal went to the floor had to pump a few times to get brakes.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 302004


  • miles
While driving 60 mph driver applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. This caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, and hit another vehicle on the passenger side. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries.

- Mccrory, AR, USA

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