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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,576 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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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012015

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 26,500 miles


The brake system went out. The dealer refused to repair under warranty, because it is out of warranty. This is the second 2009 with brake problems.....updated 04/02/15

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 102010

Silverado 2500

  • 12,000 miles
We could hear the truck making a grinding noise as we slowed for a stop sign. When we looked, the whole brake pad was missing from the drivers side rear brakes. This caused extensive damage to the rotor. We have since replaced the rear brake pads several times but the front brakes have not been replaced a single time.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 142011

Silverado 2500

  • 36,270 miles
Service trailer brake system message came on. Next day Chevy found "circuits rubbing on bracket... repaired, covered harness with conduit..repositioned away from E-brake..." dealer found Chevy doc#2491825 that warns the dealership of "wiring chaff concern ear the E-brake pedal" but no notice was sent to owners. Truck manual on page 3-37 says to take it to a dealer if the message remains on after the ignition is cycled on and off. Message did not return, but took in anyway. Chevy dealer said computer records show this condition was detected a number of times but we received only one single message on the digital information center. A brake system failure while rv or commercial towing downhill or on wet roads could lead to catastrophic results-owners should be notified and affected vehicles inspected.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 152010

Silverado 2500

  • 15,535 miles
Brake failure on two occasions, second failure resulted in vehicle damage.

- Petersburg, IL, USA

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