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Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,683 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #21

Jul 252012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact inspected the vehicle while parked and noticed that the brake lines were corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the brake lines would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Rural Retreat, VA, USA

problem #20

Nov 012012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 180,000 miles
My wife and I drove our truck to town about 10 miles. I noticed the brake pedal felt spongy so we finished our business and drove home, when we pulled into the drive the brake pedal went to the floor. But we were able to get it stopped. I checked the fluid level and it was empty so I put some fluid in and ask my wife to push brake pedal as I looked around. I saw brake fluid spraying out from under the cab on the drivers side. I got under it and saw the brake lines were leaking and they were really rusted. It looked liked the brake line ruptured due to corrosion.

- Manilla, IN, USA

problem #19

Mar 152000

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, he applied the brakes and there was an abnormal increase in stopping distance. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock) however the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was 127,000..... updated 02-20-13 updated 02/25/2013

- Elk Rapids , MI, USA

problem #18

Jan 052013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles


Brake line failure in lines to the ABS electro-hydraulic control unit. Loss of braking experienced.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #17

Aug 232012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 115,230 miles
Brake line corroded to the point of failure.

- Red Lion, PA, USA

problem #16

Aug 202010

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 150,000 miles
Rusted out brake lines caused loss of fluid while driving. Rusted out fuel line caused fuel leak while driving.

- Warminster, PA, USA

problem #15

Sep 162012

Silverado 2500

  • 155,289 miles


Found a puddle of brake fluid on the driveway below the driver's side door. Inspection revealed that the brake lines that run along the frame rail below the driver's side door are completely rusted/corroded, and are leaking brake fluid. Vehicle is unsafe to drive until repaired. This is an extremely serious safety issue, and needs to be addressed immediately.

- Lothian, MD, USA

problem #14

Aug 302012

Silverado 2500

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet K2500. The contact stated that while at a complete stop with the brakes depressed, the brakes failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was advised that the brake lines were corroded. The brake lines were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to take vehicle to the dealer for repairs. The vehicle was not taken to dealer. The approximate failure and current mileage was 130,000.

- Woodbine, MD, USA

problem #13

Sep 012012

Silverado 2500

  • miles
I applied my brakes to slow down for the three cars stopping in the lane ahead of me. I started to decelerate and then all of a sudden my brake pedal went to the floor and I had to swerve to avoid rear-ending the car in front of me. Luckily there was no one in the other lane (same direction) so there was no accident but I had to then push the brake all the way to the floor going 10 mph for minimum stopping power.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #12

Jul 172012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 162,000 miles
Brake line failure due to corrosion. No brakes at all pedal went to the floor. 9-4-12 another brake line failure due to corrosion. No brakes at all pedal to the floor. Someone needs to do something about this!!!!!

- Alburtis, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 092004

Silverado 2500

  • 60,000 miles


ABS sensor engages at low speeds every single time the brakes are applied between 3 mph and 10 mph. Multiple replacements, and recall warranty have not fixed this issue. Lawyers are being contacted.

- Champlin, MN, USA

problem #10

Aug 182012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Steel brake line ruptured while braking going down a steep hill with approximately 1,000# of cargo. This is the third such incident of a ruptured/leaking line on this truck. All lines were original equipment before failure. Brake pads/discs were replaced and rotors machined between the first and second brake line failure. The emergency brake was used to successfully stop the vehicle.

- Rockwood, TN, USA

problem #9

Aug 012012

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 124,086 miles
Brake pedal went to the floor while backing my boat trailer at a boat launch. All lines are rotted where they are fastened to drivers side inner frame. Brake line blew near gas tank where it is fastened to inner side of frame.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #8

Oct 032000

Silverado 2500

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph the vehicle anti-lock system engaged without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was 41,000.

- Pinconning, MI, USA

problem #7

May 262010

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 167,000 miles
I had brake line failure, due to rusted lines, had to replace all lines!! almost caused an accident. Had rocker panels, and cab corners rust through, had to replace rear bumper, because of extreme rust through, have had to have frame repair, because of extreme rust. The rust is not slowing, and the truck will eventually have to be taken off the road, because it will be un- road worthy. Why will GM not address this widespread issue?

- Vassalboro, ME, USA

problem #6

Jul 062012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 144,000 miles
Attempted to stop at 10 mph driving straight antilock brake system activated, had no brakes, put transmission into 1st gear stopped 1 foot from building. Almost went through plate glass window! I just changed both my front antilock sensor's and had no effect on the loss of the brakes, they just pulsed. Owned this vehicle since 2001 and have had two antilock brake computers replaces at a cost of $800 each time.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 302012

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 142,000 miles
The hydraulic pump shaft broke the evening before very common on these trucks and Chevrolet did a limited recall. After replacing the pump the rear main brake line was rusted and could not handle the pressure of the new pump.

- Clarkrange, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 112012

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
My brakes failed without warning in a parking lot. Carefully, I made it home with no brakes and found the brake lines were all corroded and leaked brake fluid. Brake lines are supposed to be made from non-corrosive material. Fixing brakes on this model pickup is a massive undertaking. One brake line is located under the bed of the truck. When the consumer examined the brakes on the vehicle, he was shocked to see the extent of corrosion on the meal brake line. He was also shocked to find that for one of the brake lines, he had to remove the truck bed, in order to see it. The first rupture occurred on the line running from the metering or proportional valve to the rear brakes. There was no way he could see that area. The second failure occurred during bleeding and testing of the first repair. The third leak appeared by the movement of the line during the second repair. All were due to corrosion in what should have been non-corrosive material. The consumer stated the location of the brake lines and the materials used were totally unacceptable and he is seeking reimbursement for parts and labor. Updated 06/29/12.

- Bucyrus, KS, USA

problem #3

Jun 022012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 92,736 miles
Turned into my driveway and brake pedal went to the floor. As I pumped brake pedal vehicle slowly came to stop. I opened the hood and saw brake fluid around brake lines. I noticed rust on brake lines. My wife pressed on brake pedal as I saw fluid spray from rusted area of brake line.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 122012

Silverado 2500

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the vehicle would not stop. The contact had to maneuver to the shoulder in order to stop the vehicle. No warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but no diagnosis was performed. The manufacture was contacted and they stated that the vehicle was already repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the current mileage was 140,000.

- Minneapolis , MN, USA

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