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Crashes / Fires:
40 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,181 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 14)

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problem #210

Sep 022005

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles


2000 Chevrolet ABS system developed problems.** answer required***. on two separate occasions the consumer was unable to stop the vehicle at low speeds. The consumer had to use the emergency brae to stop the vehicle.

- Princeton, WV, USA

problem #209

Mar 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
At speeds under 15 mph the ABS activates and the vehicle goes 1 to two feet further than expected. Usually happens when coming to a stop sign, stop light, parking or in heavy traffic. This happens a lot!! I know there is a campaign out there, but they need to approve it before there are more wrecks! the Canadian recall was over a year ago, why is the us recall so far behind?

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #208

Aug 082005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
After narrowly avoiding an accident, I noticed that the ABS would activate in the last ten feet or so when stopping my 2000 cheverolet Silverado pickup truck. VIN [xxx]. I took the truck to the GM dealership and reported the incidents and requested repair. The service department of brenengen cheverlet, West salem Wisconsin found a GM bulletin on the problem and followed the instructions contained therein and cleaned the ABS sensor mounts which corrected the problem. I have read in the local newspaper about a possible recall of some GM vehicles. So far this recall has not been released in the state of Wisconsin, but certainly there is an ongoing problem that needs immediate attention and action to correct this problem. I am convinced from my experience, that this situation will cause or has caused many accidents/incidents in the state of Wisconsin. Updated 07/19/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- La Crosse, WI, USA

problem #207

Jul 112003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Dt the brake system would activate at 3.7 mph and it would not stop. The consumer hit a wall. The vehicle would make a growling noise indicating that the ABS was not working. This started on Jan 1, 2001. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer twice and they found nothing wrong with it. The dealer replaced the wheel speed sensor.

- Mineral Ridge, OH, USA

problem #206

Sep 072005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,800 miles
2000 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up has been having brake problems and is getting worse. Truck has a defect with the antilock brake sensor that is know to GM. There was an announcement on the news about a recall on brakes for GM trucks and SUVS. According to information on the internet the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado is part of that recall. When I called the dealer to get it fixed they said an "official" recall hasn't been made yet. I told them that I have already been experiencing problems with the brakes and was almost in an accident due to this. They said to bring it in. When the dealership called GM for authorization to repair the vehicle GM refused to authorize truck to be repaired because "the recall is not going out until November". this is a safety issue and it needs to be addressed now. The truck is becoming unsafe to drive. GM has already made it public that there will be a recall due to this problem. They should take responsibility for this problem and repair vehicles that are currently experiencing brake problems before someone gets into a serious accident because of it.

- Sturbridge, MA, USA

problem #205

Nov 242003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Break problems, truck does not want to stop on occasion. I have made several complaints to the dealer, and to GM, however the dealer has fixed my truck, and it still has problems, I have found out that there is a recall on it ( recall number 05068) GM has not given me any satisfaction, and was very rude telling me that I did not know how to drive, I am a 66 year old man and I have been driving since I was 16, I think I should know when my truck will not stop.

- Fenwick, WV, USA

problem #204

Feb 102004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,649 miles


The consumer complained about ABS brake problems with a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The brakes were not stopping properly. When the consumer pushes the brakes the vehicle continued going. The ABS went off, and the car jumped, and was moving forward. This has been happening for a year. The consumer tried to repair the vehicle but the brakes were still having the problems. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and they tried to fix the problem. Also, the consumer contacted GM and was told this vehicle was not included in recall 05V379000 due to VIN. The consumer lived in Michigan. The consumer was employeed by GM. The speed was 15-25 mph when the ABS would kick in.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #203

Apr 012004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
I purchased the vehicle with just over 36000 miles and have used it as a daily-driver. The ABS began to activate while maneuvering at low speeds. Problem has occurred more often than I can count. Has lead to the vehicle running up onto curbs/sidewalks. One occasion has caused me to hit another vehicle. Dealership told me, after examining the vehicle, it was defective speed sensors. (they didn't really inspect it. The speed sensors were replaced earlier that week) ended up replacing entire front assemblies. I was told that the parts wore out. (funny, was told the plastic speed sensors wore out the metal surrounding them. And they showed no wear) I have the original speed sensors.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #202

Aug 312005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
We have had problems with the brakes on our 2000 Silverado 1/2 ton since we bought it in 2003. We have replaced both rear and front brakes (including front rotors). The pedal has always been soft, and sometimes goes right to the floor. The ABS light comes on and off. Recently the brakes have been failing, resulting in us rolling through stop signs, gas stations, driveway, causing dangerous situations. The pedal either goes to the floor, or the anti-lock grabs, causing the brakes to 'catch' and 'uncatch' and us to roll through. My husband and I are both concerned about the money we are putting into these brakes, and are worried that an accident is imminent if the brakes continue to function in this way. Our dealer says they can do nothing until a recall letter is sent out. As of now, we have had the ABS disconnected by our mechanic, so that we can have some brakes without the worry of the anti-lock catching and us rolling through intersections. Is chevorlet worried about this" when can we expect something to be fixed by GM"

- Millersburg, MI, USA

problem #201

Aug 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Recall #05068 on the ABS system. The consumer experienced the same problem as stated in the recall, however the state that the consumer resides in was not included. The consumer stated that the problem has been going on for a month and it was getting worse. The consumer noticed the problem around August 1, 2005. The consumer could feel it through the brake and hear a clicking sound. (11/17/05)

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #200

Aug 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,793 miles


There was a problem with the ABS brakes. The problem first started on 8-1-05 and on 8-14-05 the consumer ran two stop signs. The problem occurred at least 12 times. There have been no accidents as of yet. When the consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic, they told him that there was a problem with corrosion of the ABS. The consumer heard that there was a recall on this issue that only included certain states, but his state was not included.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #199

Feb 242004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
2000 Chevy Silverado. A while back I had a problem with the anti-lock brakes. They would engage at low speed and make it near impossible to stop. A mechanic friend told me that it was because of corrosion under the antilock sensors in the front wheel. He cleaned this area and the problem was gone. Now the problem has returned. This has to be a safety violation on behave of Chevy.

- Midland, PA, USA

problem #198

Aug 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
Activation of the antilock brake system at low braking speeds for no reason.

- Hampton, TN, USA

problem #197

Aug 152005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
There is a problem with the ABS brake system. On 8-15-05 the brakes failed, causing the consumer to run a stop light at an intersection. The consumer was able to safely get the vehicle home without incident. After the brake failure he noticed the ABS warning light came on. The consumer has not driven the vehicle since. The consumer has not been able to take the vehicle to a dealer to be inspected as of yet. The consumer had contacted the dealership and they told him to contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer told him that it was under investigation.

- Shelburn, IN, USA

problem #196

Jul 042005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,570 miles
The consumer experienced a problem with unwanted anti lock brake activation. The problem first started around 7-4-05. The consumer contacted a dealership by phone and they told him that it was normal for this to occur. This happened at slow speeds, 10 mph or less. This was an on going problem. And it has caused the consumer to almost have an accident a couple of times. The consumer found on the website that there was NHTSA recall 05V379000/GM recall 05068. When the consumer contacted the manufacturer they told him that it was still under investigation.

- Massena, NY, USA

problem #195

Aug 262005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact was driving on 8-26-05 going 20 mph and he slowed down as he was coming to a stop sign and when he put foot on the brake it slowed him down initially and then it just got very hard to stop. He hit someone from behind. No one was hurt. There was no police report taken. The consumer heard on the news that there was a recall 05V379000.

- Wentzzille, MO, USA

problem #194

Aug 302004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The consumer experienced the same problems as stated in recall 05V379000 concerning the anti-lock brakes. He said the recall did not include his state. Dealer and manufacturer have not been contacted. The consumer stated when he begins to slow down, the brakes begin to pump and take control and then return to normal before coming to a complete stop, which greatly increase stopping distance.

- Shephardsville, KY, USA

problem #193

Aug 302005

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Why does GMC not do a total recall on the vehicle they sale and they pick the states where they want the recall to take place. In Utah we use salt on the roads and yes we do get snow remember the winter olympics of 2002 this is not right for them to pick and choose states. If it a recall on brakes it should be nation wide not just the one's they feel is right. This puts my family at risk of serious injury. I have a 2000 Chevy pickup.. please help.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #192

Aug 222005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,400 miles
Consumer experiences a problem at speeds of ten miles and less when applying brake pressure. This felt like false activation of the ABS system. There were no brakes when this occurred. The vehicle did not stop no matter how hard brake pressure was applied. Had to pump the brakes in order to stop. Consumer has not had any repairs or corrections done to ABS at this time. The consumer has not taken truck to a dealership for diagnosis of this problem.

- Bellville, OH, USA

problem #191

Jul 182005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When trying to stop at slow speeds the brake pedal kicks back like the ABS is engaged. I have to take my foot off and re-apply the brakes to stop.this is a very dangerous situation.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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