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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,207 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #19

Mar 162014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 92,150 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to stop the vehicle. The contact drove the vehicle to an independent mechanic using the parking brake to stop. It was diagnosed that the brake lines were rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,150. Updated 5/15/15

- Silver Creek, NY, USA

problem #18

Apr 012011

Silverado 2500

  • 98,000 miles
ABS does not work, light is on the dash. Airbag lights are on the dash and not sure if they are working, tailgate does not latch closed. Key does not always want to turn and we need to move it back and forth before it will start the vehicle.

- Novelty, OH, USA

problem #17

Apr 282014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 67,265 miles
Towing my 12000lb. 5th wheel on interstate 95 just South of palm coast fl. I puller over to check the brakes on the 5th wheel. The brake pedal went to the floor, because the brake line had rusted through. The truck has never been in an snow. Had to flat-bed truck to local Chevy dealer. They replaced two lines. On May 1, 2014, the other remaining lines ruster through and the truck had to be towed to the dealer again. No warning, either time. Never had a brake line rust through. Truck only had 67,000 miles on it. Luckily, it didn't quit towing 12000 ibs. Down the expressway...updated 06/26/14

- New Smyma Beach, FL, USA

problem #16

Oct 062013

Silverado 2500

  • miles


2007 Chevy Silverado brake lines rusted out. Luckily I wasn't driving. Noticed while car was parked. Oil all over the ground. Chevy charged me 480 for new brake lines. Ridiculous. I have had cars 20 years old and lines never rusted. Dealer admitted they aren't stainless steel from factory. People can die from this if they are driving, lines leak, they have no brakes.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #15

Oct 092011

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 56,460 miles
Brake line ruptured when applying brakes resulting in the complete loss of braking.

- New Hartford, CT, USA

problem #14

Sep 012011

Silverado 2500

  • 48,000 miles
The front wheel hubs and bearings, including wheel speed sensors, are failing on these pickups. This is, apparently, a known issue and GM refuses to do anything about it. Why not? this is a blatant safety issue.

- Penfield, NY, USA

problem #13

Nov 212011

Silverado 2500

  • 76,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet K1500. The contact stated that the ABS would fail intermittently with the illumination of the warning light. The contact disconnected the ABS wire so that the warning light would no longer illuminate. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 76,000.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #12

Apr 032011

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 27,606 miles
Vehicle would not stop properly, rear brake rotors were very rusted causing brake pads on rear to come apart even though there was plenty of linging left on pads.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

problem #11

Jan 032011

Silverado 2500

  • miles
ABS sensor reads incorrectly and triggers the ABS system to kick in every time the brakes are used, causing the brake pedal to rumble and giving the sensation of brake failure when the pedal goes soft under your foot. This is worse when turning left. Extra distance is required for braking at all times. ABS warning light comes on at random times for no apparent reason.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #10

Mar 192010

Silverado 2500

  • 44,000 miles
When slowing to a stop, the ABS system would let loose causing the truck to drift appx. 10 feet before stopping.

- Linesville, PA, USA

problem #9

Sep 152009

Silverado 2500

  • 50,000 miles


My 2007 Silverado has the same brake problem that was a recall on older model Silverado's. the NHTSA campaign number for the previous recall was 05V379000. It appears the Canadian transportation board ordered a recall for the 2007 models but the NHTSA has not. Is this something being looked into?

- Georgia, VT, USA

problem #8

Apr 192007

Silverado 2500

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. Immediately following brake application at 55 mph, he heard a squealing sound. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the front rotors were replaced. After the repair the failure resurfaced. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer multiple times, and the rear brakes were cleaned and the rotors were replaced. Upon further inspection he noticed that the front brakes drag. None of the repairs have remedied the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000. The current mileage was 35,241.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #7

Apr 232008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,907 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 25 mph downhill, the steering column shook violently when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the front rotors failed. The contact had the rotors resurfaced. A few months later, while driving downhill at an unknown speed, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the rotors needed to be turned. The vehicle was repaired at that time. The contact called the manufacturer and was advised to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The failure mileage was 12,907 and current mileage is 29,000. Updated 04/24/09.

- Ripid City , SD, USA

problem #6

Oct 122008

Silverado 2500

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 35 mph on normal road conditions, the contact depressed the brake pedal and heard a loud grinding noise and vibration. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was unavailable.

- Alexandria, MN, USA

problem #5

Nov 192008

Silverado 2500

  • 30,000 miles
Started hearing noises from the brakes, took to shop, and was told it was not under warranty even though there are only 30,000 miles on it. They had to turn the rotors. Also tires are falling apart. Another issues is with the 4 wheel drive it doesn't engage properly.

- O'fallon, Mo, MO, USA

problem #4

Jan 212008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
Problems when I back up and forward, the brakes make noise I went to the dealer and they tell me, that is normal, but for a new vehicle it's not I don't like it they don't do anything, this bother me, plus this is the third time I took it in and I told them since the first time that it was vibrating, it seems that they are some transmission problems too.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Oct 012007

Silverado 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Chevy Silverado problems with the brake controller. Consumer states that the brake controller on the trailer was inoperative. Mechanic told him that the brake controller was not working as designed. The consumer stated he purchased the truck for the purpose of towing his new fifth wheel he just purchased. The consumer further stated at the time of purchase he informed the sales representative the purpose of the truck and optional integrated braking system was discussed. The consumer was informed that the controller was working as designed, however the system was incompatible with certain types of trailer brakes.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact purchased the vehicle with an integrated brake controller that is used for hauling a trailer with brakes. When he applies the brakes in his vehicle, the brakes on the trailer are supposed to illuminate simultaneously. However, this is not the case. While hauling a camper at 30 mph, each time the contact applied the brakes, the trailer would push the vehicle forward, nearly causing a rear end crash. The vehicle was taken to the dealer approximately 3 times. The first time, the dealer stated that they could not diagnose the failure because the system was brand new. The second time, the contact spoke with the service manager and was informed that they needed the proper tools to diagnose the failure. The third time, they inspected the vehicle and stated that the vehicle was supposed to have a 2.5 second delay from when he electronically applied the brakes in the vehicle to the time that it reached the trailer. The contact stated that it felt more like a 3.5 second delay. The failure mileage was between 500-1000 and the current mileage was 8,606.

- West Suffield, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 032007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Brake and power steering failure while driving. No indicator lights, no warnings. Unable to stop or steer vehicle weighing over 6000 lbs.

- Milwaukie, OR, USA

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