Brake Abs Warning Light problems of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado - part 1

62 problems related to brake abs warning light have been reported for the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 1
Failure Date: 07/02/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated they were driving the vehicle and when they engaged the brake pedal, they failed to respond. The contact stated the abs light did not come on, but the emergency brake did not work as well. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the entire brake line had corroded. The vehicle was at the dealership waiting to be repaired. The failure and current mileages were 73,000.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 2
Failure Date: 04/01/2005

The abs system will turn on around 5 mph every time I try to stop . It has been getting worse as time goes on .

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 3
Failure Date: 01/03/2005

The abs check light cam eon on while consumer heard a noise coming from under the driver's seat. Took vehicle to dealer for check up, and results showed that anti lock brakes needed to be replaced.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 4
Failure Date: 09/09/2004

While applying the brakes abs braking light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 5
Failure Date: 09/01/2004

Consumer stated that while driving and applying the brakes, he heard a humming noise. It sounded as if the abs was kicking in. This should not happen because there was no bad weather. The consumer stopped and turned the vehicle off and the noise was still there. After getting off work the noise was still there, but the vehicle would not start. Consumer got a CO-worker to jump start the vehicle. When raising the hood, the found the fuse for the abs and removed it. The noise then stopped. But when the consumer put the fuse back the noise started again and the abs illuminated light. The mechanic told the consumer that it was a mechanical design flaw common with these vehicles.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 6
Failure Date: 08/01/2004

In the last month I've had my abs brakes on my 1999 Silverado engage at between 10 and 5 mph every time I stop. . On three different occasionsif there hadn't been a curb in front of me io would have been crosswise on a heavy traffic street twice and once I'd have gone into a business front. . . No abs light has been on in the vehicle. . I brought this up to the dealership and all they told me was that there was a service bulletin on this and no recall. . In my opinion this is a very serious problem on a nearly 30,000 dollar vehicle and also an 850 dollar option. . The parts alone are over 400 to 700 dollars. . . I checked several forums on the internet and this is a highly reported problem. . . My vehicles are kept in showroom condition and serviced well.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 7
Failure Date: 02/03/2004

The contact stated abs brakes kicked in at low speeds. The contact's vehicle was having the same problems as described in recall 05v379000. The contact stated the state of wisconsin was not included in the recall. He had it repaired about one year and half ago, in February 2004. They told him the hubs were corroded, and had to have the left hub assembly replaced. Now, he was having the same problem with the right hub assembly. Abs light did not come on. He started having the problems in November 2003.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 8
Failure Date: 11/02/2003

Abs module failed without warning.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 9
Failure Date: 11/02/2003

The abs light illuminated, and when turning the vehicle off, the abs pump continued to run. Also, there was a burning smell present while driving.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 10
Failure Date: 10/19/2003

The consumer noticed the abs pump would not shut off. This would cause the battery to run down. The vehicle was taken to the service station to have it checked. The mechanic could not determine the cause of the problem, and had not been able to resolve it. The abs light had come on, the engine shut off and the fuse had to be removed to disable the abs. The consumer requested that gm should cover the repairs due to the part being a safety feature.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 11
Failure Date: 10/03/2003

Brakes pulsate when coming to a stop or over rough/bumpy roads. This has been happening since I owned the truck. Dealer informed it was normal. In the past two weeks I have been having a problem with the abs light occasionally staying on and during the first braking where the truck will not stop and the brakes chatter or pulsates but then will work fine for the rest of the day. Brake fluid is fine.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 12
Failure Date: 09/23/2003

When driving over bumps abs light would come on.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 13
Failure Date: 08/18/2003

1999 Chevrolet Silverado/27420 miles/ abs light came on/abs motor continues to run even when engine turned off/ seems like this is a safety issue, and also numerous incidents of this occuring/ is something going to be done to force Chevrolet to have a recall?.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 14
Failure Date: 06/04/2003

The abs light came on while driving. When vehicle was shut off, the abs unit continued to run. Pulled the 60 amp fuse and the unit shut off. Continued to drive vehicle without the fuse. Been driving it this way for about a month. Brakes are now worn. Do not relish spending $1000+ to repair a 4 year old truck with low mileage!!.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 15
Failure Date: 05/27/2003

While driving the abs light illuminated on the dash until the vehicle was shut off. .

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 16
Failure Date: 05/14/2003

Had prior issues regarding braking; now the abs light came/stays on and was advised by the gm service manager that I am stuck with the 995. 00 bill if I choose to have it repaired/replaced, otherwise I would have to live with it since "it is not a safety issue. " it seems that I am not the only one.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 17
Failure Date: 04/01/2003

Just after the 36,000 mile warranty was up, the abs light illuminated and the pump motor runs continuously. Had to remove the fuse to stop it. Cost to replace is $900 plus, on a part that should last the life of the truck! friends purchased an identical truck to our, did the same thing at 38,000 miles.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 18
Failure Date: 02/20/2003

The abs light illuminated, which caused loss of braking ability.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 19
Failure Date: 12/08/2002

At 51,346 miles the abs motor stopped working, which caused the abs light to remain on. The abs motor would remain running, after the was turned off. The dealer had been notified, and vehicle was not covered under a recall. Ph the consumer requested a full reimbursement. Scc.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 20
Failure Date: 10/21/2002

Driving to work, abs light came on, ran code check, c0265, c0267, c0281, and then told parts would be $850. Decided to expensive to fix and not worth it with the number of problems the state inspector had seen. Dt5.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 21
Failure Date: 08/15/2002

My abs light came on when I started my car and I heard a winding out noise coming from beneath the area where the front passenger seat is. I immediatly called my mechanic and I brought my truck in to him. I have yet to have the problem diaganosed as of yet because of my time schedule. I am concerned because my father-in-laws truck (same make and model) had the same problem, the same week as ours.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 22
Failure Date: 08/15/2002

The abs control valve and abs control module shorted out causing the abs warning light to illuminate on the instrument panel while driving. Water had entered both units, the pins of the control unit and sockets of the module unit were covered with rust, shorting the system, in some manner water entered through the control unit and caused the pins and sockets to rust resulting in premature failure.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 23
Failure Date: 08/09/2002

Abs light on, abs motor keeps running after engine shut off, numerous units already replaced locally.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 24
Failure Date: 08/02/2002

Abs system is not working properly, and that abs light came on and stayed on and after turning off vehicle. Consumer could still hear the motor of abs running. Contacted dealer.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 25
Failure Date: 07/24/2002

Turned truck on this morning and abs light would not go off. Shut truck off and the abs "compressor" stays on. Contacted local Chevrolet dealer and they said that is a common problem - no recalls, no resolve except to replace unit for more than $400 + labor. Abs has always reacted unexpectedly on uneven roads(bumps or railroad tracks) and inconsistently on wet surfaces (sometimes grabbing the road, other times free wheeling).

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