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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,522 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012015


  • miles


2011 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle brakes issue. Consumer has another vehicle complaint listed in artemis. The consumer stated the rear brake shoes would stick to the drums after getting wet when the parking brake was applied. The brake shoes would release with a thud when the vehicle was put into to drive or reverse. The vehicle would not move or roll, until the accelerator was depressed to move the vehicle. When the vehicle was driven in wet conditions, the braking felt different when compared to dry condition.

- South Bound Brook, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 202011

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated while driving at speeds of 60 mph, the brakes were engaged and the vehicle failed to slow down immediately. The brake pedal was engaged with extreme pressure in order to stop the vehicle. The failure occurred four times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and was advised there was nothing wrong and the computer was suppose to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 7,000 and the current mileage was 11,000. Updated 03/05/12 updated 03/06/12

- Dickson , TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 102011

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 4,105 miles
I have a 2011 Chevy Silverado with a fuel gauge problem. While driving downhill, my fuel gauge light just comes on and the fuel gauge goes down to empty. The vehicle then stalls losing all power and control of the vehicle (brakes, steering). As I reach the bottom of the hill, I have to place the vehicle in park and it starts right back up but the fuel gauge stays at empty. I had the vehicle serviced at a GM dealership and it was stated by the tech that vehicle is working as designed. This was also confirmed by GM engineering department. If I recall, the fuel pump is placed more toward the back of truck and while driving downhill gas moves towards front of tank giving the fuel sensor a false reading. I'm no engineer but I had a 2009 Silverado and never came across this problem. This is a big vehicle and I believe this poses a great safety risk to myself and family as well as the public. Many times when the truck has lost all power steering and braking capability, myself or my family members who are driving have narrowly avoided accidents. GM tech and GM corporate said remedy is to keep more gas in vehicle. This is a continuous problem as at times in travel I may not keep my tank as full as required by GM.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 072011

Silverado 6-cyl

  • 2,981 miles
Brake failure. Applied brakes rapidly due to vehicle stopping in front of me. Noticed tire squeal then brake pedal remained firm but, my vehicle failed to stop. Had to steer into opposite travel lane to avoid accident. Brakes then began to function normally. Drove to dealership to have checked. Service manager said brakes checked ok. In route to my home service brake soon light appeared on dash display.

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

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