really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,293 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid brakes problems

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #15

Sep 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 31,852 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. At low speeds the ABS will activate without warrant. This condition causes the vehicle to lurch forward before making a complete stop. The dealer was contacted and they repaired the left side at the owners expense. One month later the right side needed to be repaired at an expense of $848. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 31852. The current mileage was 35786.

- North Belmore, NY, USA

problem #14

Sep 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 24,500 miles
Refer to NHTSA campaign id number: 05V379000. Which states: Summary: Certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles may experience unwanted antilock brake system (ABS) activation. This condition is more likely to occur in environmentally corrosive areas. This recall will be launched in the "salt belt" states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia only. Consequence: This can cause increased stopping distances during low-speed brake applications, which could result in a crash this is acknowledged in vehicle model year 1999-2002 Chevy Silverado, and was issued in 2005, however, my 2005 Silverado with 25000 miles has the same issue, and an investigation has determined that the issue that had forced this recall is not resolved and carries through additional model years, through at least 2006. This issue results in an unsafe condition, and Chevrolet must extend this recall to include later model trucks that fall within this recall.

- Whitman, MA, USA

problem #13

Sep 182009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,120 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. When the contact attempted to brake at a low speed the ABS system activated causing the vehicle to stop. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer and there were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 84120. Updated 01/05/10 the consumer stated the ABS should not have activated on dry pay pavement under normal speed conditions. The failure was due to the ABS sensor being moved out of alignment due to corrosion. Updated 01/07/10.

- Johnson City, NY, USA

problem #12

Aug 282009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 49,600 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. At low speeds, the vehicle did not stop when the brakes were engaged. He spoke with two dealerships and advised them that the ABS doest engage when it should. The dealer stated that the ABS failure was a widespread issue. The dealer also confirmed that the ABS rotor and sensors would become corroded and the ABS would respond as if the tires were skidding and enable it at the inappropriate time. The ABS fuse was checked; however, it indicated that the brakes were functioning properly. The manufacturer advised him to take his vehicle to a dealer so that they could provide them with the findings. The current mileage was approximately 49,700 and the failure mileage was approximately 49,600.

- Elmira, NY, USA

problem #11

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 #10

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 #9

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 #8

Feb 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 20 mph, the ABS failed to stop the vehicle. The contact almost struck a child. After finally stopping the vehicle, he took it to the dealer and they stated that the brake sensors failed. The dealer installed a temporary sensor to make sure that would remedy the failure. The manufacturer stated that they were not responsible for the repairs. He found a recall for the failure, but it did not include his model year. The contact believes that the design was never changed and the newer models have also been affected by this defect. The vehicle has not yet been permanently repaired. The the consumer stated the ABS activated at a low speed and the pedal would go all the way to the floor. Updated 03/19/09

- Pent Water, MI, USA

problem #7

Aug 012008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 40,000 miles
Anti-lock brakes activitating @ 10 mph or less.

- Toronto, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 092007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,250 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. Over a three week period, while driving 8 mph, the antilock brakes failed. The ABS would lock up the pedals and cause the vehicle to vibrate. The repair cost $400. The current and failure mileages were 44,250.

- Kent, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 212006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32 miles


2005 Chevrolet crew cab 1/2 ton two wheel drive has had a vibration while driving and while braking since the first test drive. The salesman promised it was just the tires with flat spots and would go away. John keating Chevy. As changed the front rotors the back drums, two tires aligned the front end put in steering kit. The truck still has the vibration and now the front left and the rear brakes are locking up. If you brake hard the brakes skids on the left side. I have contacted customer service they will not return my calls. I was at the dealership on 2/21/06 I tried to talk the owner I left my name and I was there for 5 hours he never contacted me. I called him that night around 6:15 and spoke with him, he wants to ride in the truck, I called the next afternoon left my number and asked for appointment. I called again 2/23/06 around 2:00 again I left my number.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 282005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle at low speeds when brakes are applied can become hard to change direction of travel.

- Norwood , OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 122005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving on a steep curve he had to panic brake to avoid going over an embankment. The brakes locked and would not allow the vehicle to slow down or stop. The vehicle hit the ground and proceeded to flip over. The vehicle is equipped with driver and passenger side air bags. Upon impact the front air bags did not deploy. The vehicle has not been inspected to determine why the brakes locked up or why the air bags did not deploy. He has not contacted the manufacturer or the service dealer.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 132005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The day the vehicle was purchased the consumer noticed that the check engine light on his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado had illuminated. The dealer reset the check engine light, however it illuminated again and the dealer stated it was a bad gas pressure sensor. 4 months after owning the vehicle the vehicle started jerking and the consumer was unable to pass other motorist on the highway. The consumer managed to get to his destination when all of a sudden all of the lights on the dashboard lit up and the vehicle cut off. The dealer informed the consumer the ABS sensor and crank positioning sensor were bad.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 242005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
No accident yet, brakes feel weak and "spongy".

- Dracut, MA, USA

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