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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,878 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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2005 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 182009

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,120 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. When the contact attempted to brake at a low speed the ABS system activated causing the vehicle to stop. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer and there were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 84120. Updated 01/05/10 the consumer stated the ABS should not have activated on dry pay pavement under normal speed conditions. The failure was due to the ABS sensor being moved out of alignment due to corrosion. Updated 01/07/10.

- Johnson City, NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 012009

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 20 mph, the ABS failed to stop the vehicle. The contact almost struck a child. After finally stopping the vehicle, he took it to the dealer and they stated that the brake sensors failed. The dealer installed a temporary sensor to make sure that would remedy the failure. The manufacturer stated that they were not responsible for the repairs. He found a recall for the failure, but it did not include his model year. The contact believes that the design was never changed and the newer models have also been affected by this defect. The vehicle has not yet been permanently repaired. The the consumer stated the ABS activated at a low speed and the pedal would go all the way to the floor. Updated 03/19/09

- Pent Water, MI, USA

problem #7

Aug 012008


  • 40,000 miles
Anti-lock brakes activitating @ 10 mph or less.

- Toronto, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 092007

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,250 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. Over a three week period, while driving 8 mph, the antilock brakes failed. The ABS would lock up the pedals and cause the vehicle to vibrate. The repair cost $400. The current and failure mileages were 44,250.

- Kent, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 212006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32 miles
2005 Chevrolet crew cab 1/2 ton two wheel drive has had a vibration while driving and while braking since the first test drive. The salesman promised it was just the tires with flat spots and would go away. John keating Chevy. As changed the front rotors the back drums, two tires aligned the front end put in steering kit. The truck still has the vibration and now the front left and the rear brakes are locking up. If you brake hard the brakes skids on the left side. I have contacted customer service they will not return my calls. I was at the dealership on 2/21/06 I tried to talk the owner I left my name and I was there for 5 hours he never contacted me. I called him that night around 6:15 and spoke with him, he wants to ride in the truck, I called the next afternoon left my number and asked for appointment. I called again 2/23/06 around 2:00 again I left my number.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 282005

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle at low speeds when brakes are applied can become hard to change direction of travel.

- Norwood , OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 122005

Silverado 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving on a steep curve he had to panic brake to avoid going over an embankment. The brakes locked and would not allow the vehicle to slow down or stop. The vehicle hit the ground and proceeded to flip over. The vehicle is equipped with driver and passenger side air bags. Upon impact the front air bags did not deploy. The vehicle has not been inspected to determine why the brakes locked up or why the air bags did not deploy. He has not contacted the manufacturer or the service dealer.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 132005


  • miles
The day the vehicle was purchased the consumer noticed that the check engine light on his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado had illuminated. The dealer reset the check engine light, however it illuminated again and the dealer stated it was a bad gas pressure sensor. 4 months after owning the vehicle the vehicle started jerking and the consumer was unable to pass other motorist on the highway. The consumer managed to get to his destination when all of a sudden all of the lights on the dashboard lit up and the vehicle cut off. The dealer informed the consumer the ABS sensor and crank positioning sensor were bad.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 242005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
No accident yet, brakes feel weak and "spongy".

- Dracut, MA, USA

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