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Crashes / Fires:
8 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,987 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 #29

Mar 122008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While attempting to park the vehicle at approximately 3 mph, the brakes failed. The contact crashed into a pole. There were no warning lights prior to the failure. The front bumper was damaged. Two days after the crash, the contact received a recall notice for the brakes. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer. The contact has changed the fuel pump every 2,000 to 3,000 miles. Each time the fuel pump failed, the engine shut off and prevented her from driving the vehicle. The recall number was unknown. The failure mileage was 119,000 and current mileage was 119,500.

- Beach Park , IL, USA

problem #28

Jul 092007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact applied the brakes while driving 5 mph, but the vehicle failed to stop. She was forced to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the brake line was corroded and needed to be replaced. Parts of the brake line have previously been replaced at 54,000 and 55,000 miles. At 55,000 miles, the vehicle crashed into the garage due to brake failure while driving 5 mph. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA recall numbers 00V055000 and 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock), however, the failure was not related and the recalls were closed. The current mileage is 58,000 and failure mileage was 54,000.

- Portland , CT, USA

problem #27

Nov 152005

Silverado 2500

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Silverado lost brakes due to the flex pipe rubbing the right front wheel. February 2001 the consumer received a recall for clearance condition between the front right brake pipe and the body cross sill (00V345000). On Oct 14, 2003 the front brake pads and rotors had to be replaced. The vehicle had 75155 miles. On Nov 9, 2005 another recall was received in reference to rust on the front wheel sensors (05V379000). After repair and less than 100 miles later the brakes failed due to the flex pipe rubbing the right front wheel. Emergency brake had to be adjusted. The consumer believes that when the recall work was done some how they got the flex line against the wheel causing the brakes to fail. The consumer is convinced that the dealer never did the recall for the right brake pipe.

- Sunbury, OH, USA

problem #26

Oct 042005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,880 miles


Failure of 3 brake components within 3 1/2 months, including replacement of all 4 rotors due to their having rusted out, 2 front ABS sensors, and immediately thereafter we are advised that the brake lines have rusted out (not yet replaced); neither the dealer nor the manufacturer will discuss with us, state that this is environmental, notwithstanding that our other (and older) vehicles have never had anything like this; we have been stone walled by the dealer and GM. Truck is presently inoperable due to no brakes!

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #25

Jul 162005

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,772 miles
I was driving on a four lane interstate in cruise control going 70 mph. Suddenly I was going down the highway sideways. I slid off the road and hit a highway sign which slowed me and must have jarred something because then I could use my brakes and all four of them seemed to work. I smashed the drivers side door and rocker panel and other damage, probably bent the rim on a tire, had cuts on both hands and had to take my dogs and cat to the vet as they were in shock. I was about 130 to 150 miles from home and thanks to friends was able to get home that evening. The Chevrolet dealership I had it towed to, said they could find no reason for the rear wheels to lock. But according to the dps officer that is what they seemed to do.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #24

Aug 052005

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Silverado developed problems with the brakes and the engine. The engine knocks when started due to piston play.

- Harlan, IA, USA

problem #23

Oct 032004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The consumer stated the rotors rusted on the vehicle and ripped the brake pads off. The vehicle had 30,000 miles on it. The brakes started to squeal when the steel backing was rubbing against the rotors. The dealership would not fix the problem under warranty; it was 1 year out of warranty. The consumer had to pay for the problem himself. The manufacturer stated it was normal wear and tear for the brakes to go out at 30,000 miles. Consumer isn't exactly sure when the brakes started going bad, but it was approximately 9 months ago. This same vehicle the tailgate support cable broke on the passenger side, broke. There is a recall for this, NHTSA #04V129000, but his vehicle was not part of the recall. The consumer noticed that the cable was broke approximately 1-2 months ago.

- Bellevue, IA, USA

problem #22

May 232005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,200 miles
Lost power steering and power breaks while driving vehicle

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #21

Dec 122004

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
2000 Chevy Silverado, problems with brakes. When applied brakes they went to floor and had to pump brake pedal to stop. It took a long distance to stop. Almost had several accidents because of this problem. Replaced both hub assemblies on the front of the vehicle. At the cost of $420.42. Mechanic said that they he had several repairs of this kind and brake sensor failed that was in hub assembly.

- Prattsburgh, NY, USA

problem #20

Apr 032005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The consumer had difficulty stopping the vehicle when he applied the brakes.

- Comstock Park, MI, USA

problem #19

Aug 082004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,100 miles


The brakes on my truck do not stop the truck in a reasonable distant. When I pulled off the wheels you could see where the pads on the front wheels were almost gone, but the rear shoes were hardly worn. I did change the front pads. I also have the sticking gas pedal problem which I have had the dealer work on with no results.

- Henniker, NH, USA

problem #18

Jan 302005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer states that upon coming up on a stop the vehicle will continue to coast almost causing an accident a total of two times. Consumer states that it has the very same problem as GM states in the recall for the brakes.

- Ithaca, MI, USA

problem #17

Apr 022000

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brake pedal, the brakes failed. The driver applied the brake pedal, numerous times and the vehicle failed to stop completely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic can not duplicate the problem at this time.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #16

Nov 012004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Vehicle was taken to dealer for replacement of brakes and rotors. Few weeks later, the ABS light illuminated. Consumer took vehicle back to dealer, and was told that brakes needed to be replaced again. Cost would be $400 since it was not under warranty.

- Frostburg, MD, USA

problem #15

Sep 182004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
While driving and upon depressing the brake pedal it felt as if there was air in them. Had to push down harder than normal stop the vehicle. The seat belt began to tighten to the point where it was hard to breath. The consumer had to unfasten the belt to release the tension.

- Brookings, SD, USA

problem #14

Aug 042004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
A loud squeaking noise was heard coming from the rear. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer. The mechanic determined that rear brakes and rotors needed to be replaced. While making a sudden stop the consumer noticed that the brakes were not responding properly. The consumer then noticed the rear brakes making a squeaking noise. The consumer moved the rear wheels, brake calipers and rotors and found a metal surface where the brake pads deteriorated. On the drivers side rotor, the pad was wearing on 3/8 inch of the metal surface. The consume knew of others with the same make/model/year with the same problem.

- Cannelton, IN, USA

problem #13

Sep 152003

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,563 miles
Brakes fail at low speed, try to go into anti-lock. Changed complete brakes, rotors, pads etc. On all four(4) wheels of the vehicle. Problem still exists. Scheduled for recheck September 30/03 for review of hoses and lines also will put on computor for fault readings. Truck crashed into a wood pile at our summer home no personnal injuries but some paint scratching. Disconnected the fuse for the anti-lock brakes had no problem with brakes failing just that ABS light and hand brake light stayed on all the time. Put the fuse back in and problem still exists this is why it will be rechecked September 30/03 to read faults as they are still failing. Very scarey when all of a sudden no brakes at low speed.

- Kitchener, UN, USA

problem #12

Jul 152003

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
The truck has intermittently had brake problems since it was new. What will occur is when applying the brakes below 20 mph the pedal will fade to the floor and you will hear the ABS kicking in. The truck will take a very long time to stop. This occurs once a month and has now started to occur weekly if not daily. We are afraid to drive the truck.

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #11

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is experiencing problems with engine making a knocking noise and the brake system malfunctioning.

- Delevan, NY, USA

problem #10

Jan 102004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
2000 K2500 pickup. Have had the brakes and rotors replaced twice and now needs a 3rd time. Truck only has 40,000 miles and can not keep brakes and rotors on it. The second time the dealer finally told me GM had a problem with these brake issues and now are giving me the run around to get the brakes done the 3rd time.

- N. Lewisburg, OH, USA

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