really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,287 miles

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brakes problems

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 172016

Silverado 1500

  • 20,000 miles


Front brakes completely worn at 12,000 miles. Dealer replaced rotors and pads free of charge. Vehicle now has 20,000 miles on it, and front pads are worn prematurely again.

- Idaho Springs, CO, USA

problem #9

Jun 182016

Silverado 1500

  • 12,000 miles
Check trailer wiring warning - while driving down the road at different speeds, weather, smooth versus rough roads, while pulling two different trailers, the truck indicates to check the wiring and 1 second later it indicated the trailer is connected. It may happen several times in a mile and then not occur for 50 miles. One time there was a message to check the brake controller. This happens each time I hook a trailer up to the truck. Truck is at the dealer and they are saying there is nothing wrong with the truck. 6 months ago when I pulled the same trailers with my 2012 Chevy pickup, I did not have this concern. Only started with the new truck. Is a concern when the trailer brakes do not work during this time. This could be a serious problem when I tow my travel trailer again.

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #8

Jun 182016

Silverado 1500

  • 12,000 miles
Trailer not connect warning

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 042016

Silverado 1500

  • 3,500 miles


Please see attached documents pertaining to vibration issues, emergency brake cable being cut and U-joints oozing grease. Also have numerous videos on the vibration issues like many others.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 052016

Silverado 1500

  • 60,000 miles
ABS activates at slow speeds creating an inability to stop properly.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #5

Mar 252016

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Takata recall I got a recall notice and tried to make an appointment at the dealership I bought the vehicle. No appointments were allowed. You arrive at eight am and it will take a least 4 hours to do. The letter stated 40 minutes or less. I cannot take a whole day off of work to do this so I guess my life is in jeopardy.

- Bridge City, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 152016

Silverado 1500

  • 14,000 miles


I was involved in an accident on 1/15/16 in which I was sideswiped by another vehicle. Upon impact, I had no brakes and no steering control. This caused me to rear end another vehicle and hit a tree head on. The airbags never deployed. I was unable to stop the vehicle or control it. I could have been killed or killed someone else. I am very concerned. I have had the truck in the shop on several occasions with electrical issues, yet the dealership could not find anything or it was minor corrections. I have been very concerned with the electronics of this vehicle since I bought the truck in August 2015. The insurance company totaled the truck.

- Henderson, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 242015

Silverado 1500

  • 12,366 miles
On October 24, 2015 while following my wife home on hwy 182 between West pasco and richland my truck experience what felt like a tire blowout on the right rear wheel. I was traveling the speed limit at 70 mph. The road was level and flat with no debris on the road. I proceeded to change out my tire with the spare, thinking that the tire had a large bolt or nail in it. To my surprise, the tire was intact with no sign of damage. The factory rim had failed. Here are the facts of the situation: ¿2015 Chevrolet Silverado lt Z71 with 12,366 miles 'smooth highway surface on a clear day traveling straight at 70 mph with no debris on the road ¿not hauling or towing 'single occupant in vehicle ¿the tire is intact (not damaged at all) ¿no damage to the right front wheel or tire or any other part of the vehicle 'severe damage to the right rear rim ¿rim impacted the brake system hard enough to bend parts and cause leaking of brake fluid

- West Richland, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 232015

Silverado 1500

  • 4,000 miles
I was driving downhill for aproximately 30 minutes towing a boat. My family was in the truck total of five passangers. Suddenly I noticed a smell of something burning. I drove fro approximately five more minutes the I noticed the break pedal was going all the way in, therefore I pulled over on the side of the road. That is when I saw smoke coming out of the left front tire brakes.

- Norwalk , CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 032014

Silverado 1500

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 25 mph, the steering wheel shook violently and the brake pedal vibrated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- Longmeadow, MA, USA

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