really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,868 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid brakes problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #29

Aug 032010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 87,122 miles


I have a 2005 chev Silverado truck where the ABS system comes on at 15kms or less. This happens on matter the road condition, its started about 2 months ago. Now it comes on all the time, everytime I stop. What happens is that the ABS comes on when below 15kms, scarely whne your not exspecting it. I reaseached this as to why or if theres any recalls. I found out the 1999-2002 chev Silverado's had recalls on these vehilces for this problem. Problem is that it stated that it's caused from corrision in the hub, giving a wrong signal to the ABS system.

- Quispamsis, 00, USA

problem #28

Mar 092009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 19,000 miles
While braking hard for a turn I came up on quickly, and as I approached slower speeds, the anti lock braking system completely released allowing the truck to surge forward. I was just beginning my turn and I believe there was a small amount of sand on the roadway that caused a wheel to slide momentarily but all the brakes released in a manner that could have caused an accident if there was a vehicle in front of me. The truck moved forward for a full 2 seconds prior to the brakes re-engaging. The brakes did not immediately reapply as you would expect a properly working system to behave. It wasn't the rapid application you get like when your on ice. The condition has not repeated itself to date although I have not tried to recreate the same conditions either.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #27

Jan 092008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 30,000 miles
2005 Silverado ABS engaging at low speeds. ABS system engages and vehicle fails to stop. Can cause rear end collisions in stopped traffic or allows vehicle to enter cross roads. Vehicle behaves the same way that prompted the ABS recall on older model pickups.

- Batavia, NY, USA

problem #26

Mar 082010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 35,480 miles


I read an article in the paper regarding failure of the brakes on older full size Chevy trucks due to rust. I would like to report this problem as occurred on my 2005 Chevy 1500 full size pickup. The failure [rust] also included the ABS system on my Chevy truck. I bought the truck new in 2005 and the truck only has 35,480 miles on it. I paid $414.93 to repair the brakes on this truck on March 8,2010. I had the brakes repaired before an accident could occur.

- Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #25

Nov 012008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The anti-lock braking system has failed for approximately two years. Occasionally, when the contact approached a stop sign and depressed the brake pedal, the brakes would not engage. The dealer stated that they could repair the vehicle at the owners expense. The failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 38,000.

- Pentwater, MI, USA

problem #24

Nov 102009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 60,000 miles
I am experiencing the exact symptoms of recall # 05V379000 on my 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. At low speeds the ABS activates resulting in reduction of braking ability and multiple near accidents. After experiencing the problem, I searched the internet and discovered that the defect existed on previous model year of my truck. This a serious defect GM uses the same bearings on 1999-2009 Silverado. ABS shouldn't activate on dry pavement at low speeds. Help get this fixed before someone gets hurt or killed!

- Millbury, OH, USA

problem #23

Sep 092009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 30,226 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact had to replace the entire braking system on his vehicle. The contact stated that both of his wheels would not turn while driving approximately 15 mph. The contact wrote the GM manufacturer in regards to the failure and they responded that the contact was responsible for replacing the brakes. The failure mileage 30,226.

- Mt Pleasant, MI, USA

problem #22

Sep 142009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. I had to replace all of the brake system at 30,000 miles. I E-mailed fritz at his E-mail site. I was called by a rep and was told that they would not reimburse me.

- Mt.Pleasant, MI, USA

problem #21

Dec 042009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 25,000 miles
Antilock braking system is activated at when 1) vehicle brake pedal is pressed, 2) vehicle is traveling less than 6 mph, 3) tire traction to road is excellent and antilock braking activation is not necessary. Deceleration is greatly reduced by antilock braking system activation under these conditions.

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #20

Dec 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 36,000 miles
ABS brake problem 2005 Chevy truck dose not always stop. Sometimes rolls up to 15 feet past stop signs and crosswalks is very dangerous. I found out there was a recall for 1999 to 2002 trucks. This is the same problem. My tuck is now in the shop for repairs. It's going to cost big bucks. Has only 37,000 miles on it and I am unemployed. Just glad I did not hurt anyone.

- Bluemounds, WI, USA

problem #19

Oct 142009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 42,000 miles


At low speeds (from 5mph to 0mph), the ABS braking system on my 2005 Chevrolet Silverado engages on dry pavement and the brake pedal goes to the floor. There is a well documented recall on Chevy trucks built in 2000 - 2004, but GM says that they do not have an active recall on later models (mine's a 2005). This is a severe problem because the vehicle does not want to stop. www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/02/gm_regional_recall.html.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

problem #18

Sep 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 22,536 miles
I am experiencing the exact symptoms of recall # 05V379000 on my 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. At low speeds the ABS activates resulting in reduction of braking ability and multiple near accidents. After experiencing the problem, I searched the internet and discovered that the defect existed on previous model year of my truck.

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #17

Aug 292009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 18,000 miles
Rotors rusted, separated and chipped, destroying the rotors and brakes.

- Pennsburg, PA, USA

problem #16

Aug 242009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 51,000 miles
ABS brakes on 2005 Chevy Silverado kicked in at low speeds without the need for them. This is exactly the same as the situation on the recall for 1999-2002 Silverado. This old recall is NHTSA campaign id number: 05V379000.

- Corunna, MI, USA

problem #15

Apr 012005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 1,000 miles
Purchased 2005 brand new from dealer. I am familiar with what to do to break-in a new vehicle. I occasionally cross a mountain, and when I apply the brakes lightly, they immediately start to pulsate very noticeably. To get them to stop pulsating, I must apply the brakes fairly hard. This happens all the time on hills/mountains. I was hoping that this would work itself out with time. I presently have 21,000 miles on the truck. I am the only driver since new and it has never seen winter here in Pennsylvania. I rotate the tires every 5,000 miles and that hasn't made any difference. I have inspected the brakes and they look fine. The brakes are very strong on this Silverado.

- Duncansville, PA, USA

problem #14

Jan 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,000 miles
Anti-lock brake sensor allows salty water to enter, ABS activates at low speeds every stop every day.

- Warners, NY, USA

problem #13

Mar 182009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 44,000 miles
ABS light came on and flashed while driving. It went off when vehicle was turned off and sat for several hours. Two days later, was driving and heard a noise from the driver's side front wheel. Took vehicle into a mechanic and discovered wheel bearing was bad and had to be replaced. The mechanic advised me to keep the part due to the fact of the number of Chevrolet he has seen with this same problem. My vehicle has approx. 44,000 miles.

- Georgetown, SC, USA

problem #12

Aug 152007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 17,000 miles
On a 2005 truck with 20,000 miles on and it's a babied truck the brake rotors appear warped as it has a wave like braking. Even worse when braking on a surface with poor contact, sandy, sand on concrete or blackop, wet cement the anti-lock brakes completely release and the truck jumps forward like no brakes are applied 15 ft. Or so. I'd much rather have no anti-locks because at least I can use a stabbing motion if needed. These brakes don't work like normal anti-locks. It fully releases and there's too much lag time before they resume braking. I can live with the speedometer reading wrong at times, the knock in the steering column was repaired, even the warped rotors that started at 12,000 miles but these anti-lock brakes are a safety hazard. Please look into these before someone is seriously hurt. This has happened multiple times spanning several years.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #11

Feb 052009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 39,000 miles
Narrowly avoided 2 low speed rear end collisions when ABS activated at low speed (less than 10 mph) when approaching other stopped vehicles at intersections. The ABS has activated 6 times, intermittently for the past 3 months. Luckily, there were no other cars present on the other 4 occasions. Weather/road conditions were always good with dry roads. Temps. Varied from cold, <32 deg. F to seasonal 40-60 deg. F I have researched the tsb on this item and it is consistent with recalls on earlier Chevrolet models, yet, GM refuses to issue a recall on this safety critical item. Dealer refused to pay for repairs as I am past the warranty period for this vehicle (41,000+ miles, model year 2005). Problem has not been corrected yet.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #10

Dec 252008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 38,500 miles
Driving home on the highway the left rear wheel became detached from the axle and hub assembly. The tire and wheel assembly rolled away from the vehicle to the other side of the highway, causing the vehicle to lose traction and crash into the median of the highway and skid to a halt. Completely tore apart the driver side rear suspension and brake assembly as well as considerable body damage to the rear quarter panel, rear bumper, and tow hitch. Vehicle has only light duty use, mostly commuter miles, with good tires, excellent maintenance records, and less than 39,000, just out of warranty.

- Reno, NV, USA

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