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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,067 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 272006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,268 miles


The parking brake friction linings wore to an extent where the parking brake was ineffective immobilizing the parked vehicle. When the parking brake does not hold, unintended vehicle movement occurs, which could result in a crash or rolling over a pedestrian.

- Elgin, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 012005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
My 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1/2 ton ext cab pickup's parking brake is apparently worn out and will not hold vehicle at all. I have ask the local GM dealer to adjust the parking brake but they told me they are not adjustable (which now I found out was not true) but must be replaced. They told me the rear brakes and parking brakes need replacing much more often than the front brakes. My rear disc brake pads are still in good shape and do not need replacing but the parking brake has not been holding for over a year now. I have found there is an investigation on this exact problem NHTSA action number EA04011. I am interested in knowing the outcome and if somehow I can get repair/correction assistance from GM on this matter. Thanks.

- Gentry, AR, USA

problem #2

Apr 052002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Premature wear of parking brake caused brake shoe to wear. Dealer has repaired vehicle. Consumer stated that the parking brake design allows shoe to drop down and contact the parking brake drum while vehicle was moving. This wears out shoe and drum.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 152001

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Emergency brake was not holding when engaged. Vehicle was taken to dealer, and informed dealer that emergency brake was wearing out. Consumer would like to know how could it be when it was never used. GM informed consumer that this was a design problem and if the brake was replaced, the same thing would occur.

- Tchula, MS, USA

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