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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,290 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 232005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,028 miles


Intermittently the brake pedal hardened after applying the brakes several times while driving. This caused extended stopping distance, and vehicle did not stop. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced both rear drums and brake pads. However, the problem recurred. When the consumer turns the vehicle at a 90 degree angle the brakes only go down about 1 or 2 inches and are hard to push down any further. The brakes do not stop the vehicle. The consumer had to stomp on the brakes 2 to 5 times for them to stop the vehicle.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 092004

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently while driving at any speed and applying the brakes the rear brakes froze and wont release the brakes. Also, consumer indicated hada problem with the front brakes too.

- Monongahela, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 292003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
When applying the brakes brake pedal went down to the floor, and the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance. The dealer informed the consumer that the problem was with the antilock braking system, but did not specify the components that needed to be replaced. Also, the vehicle was only using the front brakes for a period of time because the rear brakes stopped operating. The rear brakes were replaced.

- Oil City, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 022002

Silverado 2500

  • miles


Rear brakes are wearing out excessively, causing extended stopping distance. Contacted dealer.

- Bangor, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 082001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Right rear brake does not release and it stays locked up after releasing brake pedal which is causing damage and tearing wheel/rotors and calipers. Consumer was told by dealer that pins are freezing up. Problem is common on 1/2 ton pickups, and 90% of time it is on right rear brake. Also, repairs would have been covered if vehicle had 40,000 miles on it.

- Carsonville, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 012000

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake slack adjuster was designed to work wrong way, instead of tightening, is loosens brake line. Ttok vehicle to dealer who could not remedy problem.

- St.Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 262000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer is complaining of the design of the rear left emergency brake shoes and drum elbows, they allow road salt and other debris to get into the drum possibly causing them to fail. The consumer also states that the rear brakes are squealing due to the rust building up in the brake drum and shoes.

- Harriston, Ont, UN, USA

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