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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,598 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Feb 242010


  • 30,000 miles


On my 2007 Silverado I am constantly having to take it in to get serviced for traction control and service stabilitrak. My active fuel management lifters are also not functioning properly. This happens when I am making turns. The vehicle will lose control and it feels very brakes are constantly being replaced and I feel like there is some major issues when the vehicle was built.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #20

Jan 262016


  • 141,000 miles
Brakes failed at stop sign. Got truck back home and it has faulty brake lines

- Custer, KY, USA

problem #19

Sep 252015


  • 71,500 miles
When stopping quickly to avoid a deer, the brake line leading to the rear wheels failed. Luckily I did not hit the deer but if it was pedestrian or another vehicle later in the trip there would have been fatality. There are numerous reports of these rusty brake lines failing. My truck 8 years old with <72,000 miles. I live in the very bottom of the "snow belt". my mechanic says he sees multiples of these every month. He has a note attached to the lift for directions on connections because he does it so often. I lost all brake fluid to the ground and had no brakes! I had a 12,000 # trailer behind me. Thankfully this trailer has great brakes of its own or I would have never stopped (was on a downhill)

- Landenberg, PA, USA

problem #18

Aug 182015


  • 113,905 miles


Last fall 10/14 replaced all brake lines due to corrosion (97000 miles). Which has been mentioned numerous times already. After that ABS light came on intermittently lost brakes last week to it to the shop they had it for the day everything worked fine. Continued driving light started coming back on & brakes were erratic. Yesterday was pulling out of parking lot had no brakes. If these are known problems why isn't anyone taking care of it. Why you would put untreated brake lines on a vehicle in the salt districts is beyond me. I had an 1989 Oldsmobile with the original line on it til 198,000 miles. I also replaced the transmission at 77,000 miles due to corrosion of the lines.($2700)

- Geneseo, NY, USA

problem #17

Mar 162014

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 92,150 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to stop the vehicle. The contact drove the vehicle to an independent mechanic using the parking brake to stop. It was diagnosed that the brake lines were rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,150. Updated 5/15/15

- Silver Creek, NY, USA

problem #16

Mar 042015

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
The brakes failed due to rusted lines. There was no pressure on the brake pedal and the vehicle needed to be stopped using parking brake. Mechanic said that this is not the first one he has seen. Extremely unsafe condition.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #15

Jun 022014


  • 100,000 miles


Noticed that cruise control did not work while driving. Took vehicle to auto shop to have problem fixed, was told brake lights remained on even when brakes were not being applied (did not remain on when ignition was off), had the brake light switch replaced and problem was fixed. A few months later, a fellow drive told me that my brake lights were staying on while driving and then I noticed that the cruise control was not working again. Took back to auto shop, was told that the brake light switch was ok. Took vehicle to GM dealership and was told that the body control module needs to be replaced. I did some research and noticed that GM had a recall in May 2014 for passenger cars with similar problems.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #14

Nov 142014

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,654 miles
While driving to the doctors office the service brake light came on and I had no brakes on the rear wheels. Upon inspection of the fluid reservoir, I found it to be empty. After carefully getting it home I found the brake line to the rear brakes to be rusted through. On further inspection, all of the lines under the truck are very badly rusted.

- Jersey Shore, PA, USA

problem #13

Oct 242014


  • 137,184 miles
TL - the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact received rear brake recall number 14459 from the manufacturer. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer; however, they failed to properly install the cable onto the rear brakes and when the brake pedal was engaged the vehicle failed to stop while driving approximately 65 mph. The contact was only able to stop the vehicle by applying excessive and continuous force to the brake pedal. The dealer was notified about the cable; however, they have not responded to the contacts request. After the recall repair was performed the front brake warning clip made a grinding and squealing sound. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 137,184.

- Cincinatti , OH, USA

problem #12

Sep 162014

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 54,500 miles
Brake failure due to corroded brake pipes.

- Spring Grove, IL, USA

problem #11

Sep 122014

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,148 miles


I began hearing a grinding sound in the front end. Upon removing the tires and rear brake drums I noticed the left front brake pads and the right rear brake shoes showed excessive wear. I know that combination disk/drum brakes use a proportioning valve to adjust hydraulic pressure. I also know that newer systems are dual circuit with one front and one rear wheel on each circuit. I feel my proportioning valve is either misadjusted or malfunctioning applying greater pressure to one circuit over the other. This could cause swerving or a spin out under heavy braking situations.

- Langeloth, PA, USA

problem #10

Oct 142013

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the brakes failed. The brake pedal was fully depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. The emergency brake had to be engaged in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the brake line was rusted. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 47,000. Updated 08/28/14 updated 11/10/2014

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 152014

Silverado 6-cyl

  • 18,500 miles
The vehicle was traveling on holsey road approaching the intersection of holsey road and ridge road. The brakes suddenly failed when depressed to stop the vehicle, and the pedal went down to the floor with no brake control. The brakes had been working perfectly before the incident, and there was no warning of an impending failure.

- Damascus, MD, USA

problem #8

Apr 152014

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
Lost braking power when trying to stop. Was able to make a complete stop without running all the way into the intersection. Drove home carefully and called dealer. Dealer service said one brake line was completely rusted in two and the other one was just about to.

- West Union, OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 202014


  • 65,500 miles
Doors continuously locking/unlocking, all dash lights continuously turning on/off, clock reset itself to 12:00, engine cutting in/out which also resulted in the loss of power steering and power brakes, all of which occurred while at freeway speed. I purchased the vehicle approximately a year and a half ago from a Chevrolet dealer in sacramento, ca. Since I've owned the vehicle there have been multiple occurrences of the clock resetting itself to 12:00, complete power loss when attempting to start the vehicle.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 122014

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
It has not happened yet but all brake lines under truck are corroded real bad.I am worried that I will loose brakes at anytime.I have had to replace steering box and power steering pump because of rust.I only have 48000 miles on truck, why is this happening?

- Monson, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 202013

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 55,612 miles
Defective brake lines excessive rust destruction of metal lines no other rust on vehicle line to rear brakes corroded at fuel tank area both lines from master cyl. To ABS block broke off at wheel well left front this truck was in back yard for two weeks wait for title transfer rusted through just sitting there GM does not have replacement brake lines it is my understanding that all Chevy GMC Ford have same issue with brake line rusting thru I am a mechanic this is serious safety issue.

- York, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 302012

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 82,880 miles
While traveling at about 25 mph a light application of the brake was followed by the brake pedal going completely to the floor. An investigation revealed a ruptured brake line in the area of the brake control valve. After being towed to the dealer I was advised that all the brake lines were severely corroded and needed to be replaced. I bought the truck new and was very concerned to find that my brake lines had failed with only 82,800 miles on the truck and only 6 years old. Brake lines should last the life of the vehicle. This was a serious life threatening failure.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 032013

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 78,332 miles
Coming home from car wash brake pedal felt spongy.pulling into driveway the pedal went to the floor. Looked under truck and saw puddle of brake fluid on ground by left rear wheel. Brake line going to rear brakes had ruptured from major rust. Upon further inspection I found brake and fuel lines suffer from major rust and will need to be replaced asap.

- Falls, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 112012

Silverado 6-cyl

  • 39,700 miles
Driving at 30 miles an hour brakes failed due to rusted rear brake line. Chevrolet dealer (palm Chevrolet of punta gorda Florida) said this was normal wear & tear and that all the brake lines needed replaced due to rust. They charged $343. For just 1 brake line. They would not honor a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty that I purchased with the vehicle for $1,200. Truck is only 5 years old with 39700 miles on it.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

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