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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,863 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 202007

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,452 miles


We purchased a new 2004 Chevrolet Silverado that currently has only 11,475 miles on the vehicle. I was informed during a safety inspection that the brake rotors and brakes need to be replaced (complete) and had commented he has experienced "many failures" such as mine. Failure due to porous casting of rotors causing pads to become unusable. Servicing dealer that inspected failure listed as rust? the repair will cost in excess of $700. In researching the failure I found interesting documentation that the failure of the rotor material has been an ongoing problem with Chevrolet products and many claims have been filed with the NHTSA. I am aware Chevrolet has paid claims to others with the same conditions and I feel the NHTSA should look at this problem before there are fatalities caused by this material failure. Repairs have been made by Chevrolet at not cost to me however I was not entitled to the original parts since cost to me was waived. Now we can only hope the new rotors have a better service life then the original set.

- Pennsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 132007

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 25 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floor when depressed. The contact shifted into first gear. The vehicle coasted for three minutes before it stopped. The emergency brake was not applied. The contact drove the vehicle home without functioning brakes. He inspected the vehicle and determined that the failure was caused by a split left rotor. The rotor was replaced. The defective rotor is available, if needed. The current and failure mileages were 68,000. Updated 12/12/2007 updated 12/12/07

- Artie , WV, USA

problem #2

Aug 282006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
: the contacts stated while driving at various speeds, the brakes were less effective when hot. The dealership determined the rotors were corroded and this was a result of road salt. The vehicle was in a salt belt state. Updated 09/13/06.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 092006

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevy Silverado front rotors and pads rusted after being told there was no problem with vehicle. ** answer required*** the consumer was told he had two badly worn tie rods which was the cause of the tires being worn out.

- East Falmouth, MA, USA

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