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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brakes problems

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 052020

Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,126 miles


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brakes not working

As I drove out of my driveway the truck refused to go forward. I restarted it several times and finally got it to move I drove about 200' to the intersection and the truck would not stop. I had to instantly put two feet together on the brake pedal to get it to stop. I needed a prescription so I continued to drive to the drug store. Each stop was a two foot stop. I called my dealer located 50 miles down the Interstate and told them I would be up in the morning. If I had a problem getting there, they offered to come a get it.

Initially the dash lit up like a Xmas tree, and when safe, I iPhoned a photo *enclosed herewith).

I took with me a recall notice I received in December for the fire potential.

All was fixed at no charge on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Now, today I received another recall notice from GM addressing the brakes, ABS, and ESC systems. This site, "" now has me thinking that once GM fixed these problems, they've generated yet another problem. Now, I'm confused, so I will call GM tomorrow, 2-11-2019.

Honestly, I do NOT appreciate having to drive 100 mile round trip, burning up gas and wasting nearly a full days waiting at the dealership for these fixes. I have a business to run. If this continues, I am going to pursue some reimbursements for business loss, mileage, and wasted time.

- Jim W., Rapid City, US

problem #8

Dec 282019

Silverado 1500 Lt Trail Boss

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,224 miles

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brakes not working brakes not working brakes not working brakes not working

I drove my truck this morning no issue whatsoever. I parked for a few hours and decided I needed to run to the mall this evening. I turned the truck on and I put it in reverse, and immediately the lights lit up on the dash and the brakes felt hard. Dash Message center said BRAKE SYSTEM FAILURE 62MPH TOP SPEED, SERVICE ESC, SERVICE TRAILER BRAKE SYSTEM. The dash lights that were lit up in cluster was CHECK ENGINE, BRAKES, ABS, TRACTION CONTROL.

I thought maybe it was a glitch because the truck was recently in for the recall notice for “BRAKE SYSTEM MALFUNCTION WARNING”. The dealership said they serviced this. There has also been weird squeezing coming from the brakes all of a sudden with 5k miles on it. The dealership said they don’t know what it is, and can’t fix it. Anyhow, I continued to drive thinking the lights would go away since this was serviced.

As I got to the end of my street on a hill with snow, I pushed the brakes and there was nothing. Felt like I was pushing on a cement block. I then pumped the brakes because the abs wasn’t applying. Pumping the brakes felt like I was getting all air straight to the floor. My truck went into cross traffic and I was nearly t-boned by a huge city snow plow. I felt I was going to die!!! I contacted my friend at the dealership service to advise of the issue to have it documented. I took photos as proof also. I will be calling a tow truck to tow this crap to the dealer Monday. I won’t risk my safety.

- Christina C., Flagstaff, US

problem #7

Oct 212019

Silverado 1500 LD 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,588 miles

I purchased a 2019 Silverado 1500 in August for the sole purpose of towing our travel trailer. The first thing I noticed was the auto stop function worked sporadically. Since I don't use this function while towing it was a minor inconvenience. We camp in back areas where the roads are winding and braking is crucial. On October 19th 2019, my wife and I decided to camp at a local KOA to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary. The trip to the KOA was uneventful. On Oct 21st, the day of our anniversary, we were shopping the local merchants when suddenly the brakes completely failed. I barely stopped at a stop sign and proceeded downhill to access the outer road to return to our campsite. As I approached the turn I braked to slow down and nothing happened. Fortunately no cars were coming from either direction, so I coasted onto the road and proceeded to accelerate at a prudent speed test braking to no avail. Sudden the driver information display suddenly displayed a warning of a complete failure of the ICBS (Integrated Brake Control System). I coasted down the road and, again luck was on my side as I coasted through an intersection on to an uphill incline that led to a McDonald parking lot.

I coasted down into parking space and called roadside assistance. The vehicle was towed to a dealership where it sat for an entire day. Later in the day I received an email for ONStar warning me of a complete brake system failure. Thanks ONStar for nothing. Meanwhile my travel trailer was stuck at the KOA. When the dealer called the next day I was informed the master cylinder has failed along with other components of the braking system. No parts were available, and the dealer stated it may be weeks before the parts could be obtained.

So at the dealership my truck sits. My son in law towed my camper back to my house. I strongly urge readers to research the ZF brake system on the new 2019 Silverado. The brake pedal is not connected to the brakes. It's a switch that activates a motor which applies the brakes.The switch interprets how much braking powered should be applied, not the driver. This is a dangerous system that has an Achilles heel. If the brake pedal sensor fails the entire brake system fails up to and including the brakes on any RV you may be towing. When I think back on the many winding turns I've made with our trailer attached I cringe at what could have happened if the brakes failed. I no longer trust this vehicle and neither should any other owner.

Update from Nov 1, 2019: The dealership has informed me that there are no parts available nationwide for the brakes on the 2019 Silverado. Apparently there are multiple part numbers for the part needed adding to the confusion. There is no estimate when a part will be available. To their credit the dealership has given me a loaner until the truck is fixed.

- Dale V., Saint Louis, MO, US

problem #6

Feb 012020

Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,700 miles


I will never purchase another General Motors product again. I went to go some way in my truck tonight and all the brake lights and a message saying 'do not go over 60 mph brakes are not working'. I just had it in the shop for the recall updates.

- Jason G., Forest Lake, MN, US

problem #5

Jan 162020

Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,200 miles

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brakes not working

Left work heading to highway, pressed brake pedal and dash lit up like a Christmas tree, noises. Brakes did nothing, pedal was rock hard, cross traffic coming was a semi, I was lucky that I had this happen earlier in the day so I was careful and prepared, call valley Chevrolet in Hutchinson Mn and dropped it off, bales seems different, I was told it could have something to do with the my Chevrolet app, causing this issue.

- Brian D., Litchfield, US

problem #4

Jan 112020

Silverado 1500 LT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,417 miles

Purchased the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss in November 2018. I had 1400 miles on it and up in the mountains for vacation when my ABS, ESC, Trailer braking system all went out and it locked into 4 wheel drive. Had to get the dealer to tow it back 300 miles. Dealer repaired it. Then I got a recall notice, one for the seatbelt four for the brake system. Had the dealer work on it, two weeks later complete ABS failure again, returned to the dealer had them work on it, one week later complete ABS failure again and now it is back in the shop for another round of repairs. I currently have 29,417 miles on it. I do a lot of driving for work and I do not feel safe in the vehicle due to the braking system failures I have had. I do a lot of hunting/fishing in the back country where there is no cell service and some pretty winding roads and I do not feel safe while driving these roads.

- blainelyons, Bakersfield, US

problem #3

Jul 122020

Silverado 1500 Z71 Trail Boss LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,600 miles


After driving approximately 100 miles, I was at a stop waiting for a traffic light. Upon turning green, I tried to accelerate only to have brake system failure notification no speeds over 62 flash and the engine turn off. After waiting a moment, restarted vehicle and didn't notice any braking issues or warning lights. Frustrating as I bought this vehicle two weeks ago as a certified pre-owned truck from the Chevy Dealer.

- Neil R., Albuquerque, NM, US

problem #2

Jul 152019

Silverado 1500 LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles

My husband was driving his 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at 62 mph, when he got a brake failure warning. He had to use his emergency brakes to stop. The truck is still at the dealership, they tried to tell me they have never seen this issue before. That was obviously not true. I am unhappy with the Chevy brand and will never purchase another. Thank God my husband knew what to do, he could have died. Then I ask myself what if I were in his truck, or our 14 year old who is learning to drive. Would we have known what to do ? Probably not.

- niki brown , Belle Rose, US

problem #1

Aug 142019

Silverado 1500 LTZ 6.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles

2019 Silverado LTZ with 7500 miles. Filled up with gas and drove away and almost ran into a 4 lane highway because the brakes were spongy and basically not working. I had no error lights. I contacted OnStar and they ran diagnostics and showed no issues. Limped to the dealer and left it there. No information at this point but I don't have a lot of trust in this vehicle now.

Update from Aug 15, 2019: Vehicle has a bad Master Cylinder. Told they are electronic and GM is having issues. There are 0 (zero) available at this time. I am told I could be without my vehicle for a month or more.

Update from Oct 8, 2019: Day 57 issue has still not be resolved by GM. I have been provided a loaner to drive but often they are not on the same par as the vehicle I purchased.

- Joe S., Talbott, TN, US

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