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Brake Abs Warning Light Problems of Chevrolet Silverado



Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 103 problems related to brake abs warning light (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1
Failure Date: 03/05/2014

I got off interstate hit my brakes to stop at light when I hit my brakes it made a noise and went to the floor I almost hit another car in the rear had to run a stop light because it wouldn't stop some one could have been hurt bad this has happened to me twice. I was told my brake line was rusted which I had it replaced about 2 months ago and my abs lights come on and it dings.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2
Failure Date: 02/24/2014

The brake lines on this truck are so rusted so are the fuel lines I'm surprised even stops or that the fuel lines haven't burst yet I have abs light on and service brake system because everything is so rusted and now have a short somewhere so anytime you hit a bump warning light flashes and it starts dinging and warning lights flashes service brake system. . . There is no reason for this to be rusted like it does this vehicle is washed at least once a week it is in immaculate shape.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 3
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.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 4
Failure Date: 01/03/2011

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.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 5
Failure Date: 08/21/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact was driving 25 mph and approaching a stop. The brake pedal became extremely stiff and resistant to the contact's attempts to brake. The failure would cause an increase in braking distance and time that it took to stop the vehicle. The abs warning light was also illuminated. The contact stated that the brake pedal would intermittently vibrate and the contact would have to repeatedly pump the brakes in order to stop the failure. The brake pads and rotors were replaced by an independent repair facility yet the abs warning light remained illuminated. The failure recurred within three days of the repair. The contact stated that he did not feel safe driving the vehicle to an authorized dealer which was several miles from his residence. The manufacturer was contacted three times and would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 104,000.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 6
Failure Date: 07/22/2009

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the abs light illuminated on the dashboard. The contact noticed that the brakes and rotors were wearing excessively due to a defective hub senor that controlled the braking system. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer to have the hub sensor and brake bearing replaced three times. None of the repairs remedied the issue with the braking system. The contact called the manufacturer regarding NHTSA campaign I. D. 07e106000 (wheels:cap/cover/hub). The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 88,000. Kmj.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 7
Failure Date: 06/10/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 5-10 mph, the brake pedal became very difficult to depress. After approximately one minute, the brake pedal returned to normal and the abs light illuminated. The vehicle has not yet been taken to the dealer, but will be towed to them by the end of the week. The contact feels that the vehicle is unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 108,000.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 8
Failure Date: 01/20/2007

Tl * - the contact has a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that there were three different incidents when she applied the brakes, and the abs system locked up. The last time this happened was 01/20/2007. The contact stated that on each ocassion she was driving approximately 15 mph and there was snow on the ground. Also, the contact stated that at no time did the abs light come on. The contact stated that she had the abs system worked on before under a safety recall. The contact would like to know what she could do now.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 9
Failure Date: 06/14/2006

: the contact stated upon turning off the vehicle the abs light illuminated and the pump motor was heard running. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was determined the ebcm needed to be replaced due to a short which caused the motor to run. The ebcm has been replaced which corrected the problem. Updated 7/21/2006 -.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 10
Failure Date: 01/01/2006

2000 Chevrolet Silverado abs activated 2 weeks after recall work was performed with no warning of abs light. The consumer was told the front wheel assemblies needed to be replaced, but the repair was not included in the recall.


 
car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 11
Failure Date: 11/29/2005

The contact had NHTSA recall campaign id # 05v379000 concerning anti lock brakes. Recall repairs were performed. However, the repairs have not corrected the problem. At low speed the vehicle stopped, and there was a howling noise from the brakes. The abs light illuminated. He returned to the dealer that performed the recall repairs, and the mechanic was unable to diagnose the problem.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 12
Failure Date: 11/15/2005

I have a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado VIN #1gcek19t91e158201. I am experiencing an abs activation when applying the brakes at slow speeds. There is no abs light that goes on, but I can feel and here the abs activating. This is causing a greater stopping distance that is hard to estimate. This has caused me to come very close to hitting other vehicles, and people. This problem started roughly in November, and continues everytime the truck is used. I cannot give an accurate number of times this has happened, but it would be more than 50 times. Please help me. The dealer tells me there is a recall for these trucks, but when I call chevy, they tell me my truck is not included. This truck was just purchased from a dealer that took it in as a trade. The previous owner lived in michigan with this truck until trading it in here in wisconsin (also in the salt belt). I would like to have this safety problem addressed by gm.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 13
Failure Date: 09/06/2005

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The abs brakes kicked in at low speeds of 5-7 mph. This started about one month ago. The contact was aware that recall did not start until 11-05, but wanted to file a complaint anyway. She has not yet received a recall letter in the mail. This was in regard to recall 05v379000. The abs light did not illuminate prior to this happening.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 14
Failure Date: 08/31/2005

We have had problems with the brakes on our 2000 Silverado 1/2 ton since we bought it in 2003. We have replaced both rear and front brakes (including front rotors). The pedal has always been soft, and sometimes goes right to the floor. The abs light comes on and off. Recently the brakes have been failing, resulting in us rolling through stop signs, gas stations, driveway, causing dangerous situations. The pedal either goes to the floor, or the anti-lock grabs, causing the brakes to 'catch' and 'uncatch' and us to roll through. My husband and I are both concerned about the money we are putting into these brakes, and are worried that an accident is imminent if the brakes continue to function in this way. Our dealer says they can do nothing until a recall letter is sent out. As of now, we have had the abs disconnected by our mechanic, so that we can have some brakes without the worry of the anti-lock catching and us rolling through intersections. Is chevorlet worried about this? when can we expect something to be fixed by gm?.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 15
Failure Date: 08/15/2005

There is a problem with the abs brake system . On 8-15-05 the brakes failed, causing the consumer to run a stop light at an intersection. The consumer was able to safely get the vehicle home without incident. After the brake failure he noticed the abs warning light came on. The consumer has not driven the vehicle since. The consumer has not been able to take the vehicle to a dealer to be inspected as of yet. The consumer had contacted the dealership and they told him to contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer told him that it was under investigation.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 16
Failure Date: 07/19/2005

The contact stated abs brakes activated at low speeds. The brakes pulsated, and the vehicle did not want to stop right away. This started happening a couple of months ago. The dealer said that recall 05v379000 did not apply to the state where the consumer lived. The abs light came on when he applied the brakes.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 17
Failure Date: 07/18/2005

Dt:contact stated the braking system was defective. The pedal went down very far and was spongy. It took a long time for the truck to stop. The consumer stated pumping the pedal did not help. Contact bought vehicle new and was having this problem somewhat since he purchased it, but did not realize it was so bad until he drove other vehicles. This happens at any speed. The dealer said it was operating as designed. The consumer stated the abs light came on. When the consumer drove 45 mph down a gravel road, and applied the brakes, there was no abs function and the wheels did not lock. Although the truck did eventually stop, it took a great distance to do so. The steering shaft was replaced.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 18
Failure Date: 07/05/2005

Intermitent abs problem at low speed. Almost drove into a parked car when pulling into a parking space. Stepped on brake , pedal felt soft , abs light did not come on. By putting transmission in neutral I was able to stop before hitting parked vehicle. From what I have heard this is a common problem and transport canada has issued a recall on 1999 thru 2002 gm pickups to fix this safety problem . How many deaths will it take before the us takes action?.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 19
Failure Date: 05/23/2005

Contact states vehiclewas in an accident because the brakes failed. Contact started to slow down and the brakes would not go down. When pressed the brakes were hard and stayed in the upward position. The abs light illuminated.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 20
Failure Date: 04/10/2005

My 2001 Chevrolet Silverado with approx 46,000 miles has the same intermittent slow speed abs activation problem as I have read other accounts of here. Abs will activate at below 5 mph such as pulling into parking space garage etc thankfully I have never hit anything as yet but have had close calls have had to dealer and told that I needed two new sensors minimum maybe whole hub assembly but even if I repair that if the sensors go bad or get rust under them this could happen again with no warning light. There is no abs warning light activated for this failure and this is the saftey problerm !!! there has been a canadian recall for this why not in us ??? have deactivated abs for time being rather than worry if the truck will stop when I want it too.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 21
Failure Date: 04/03/2005

I see that the NHTSA is currently investigating gm brake failure problems and I would like to relay my recent experiences with the failure of my brakes. I was on vacation back in early April when the abs warning light illuminated and stayed on. I took the vehicle to solomon Chevrolet for diagnosis. I was informed that the brake traction control module (btcm) had failed and the repairs would cost approximately $1100. I elected not to have the item repaired at that time due to the cost involved. After returning home, on 4/26, the entire brake system warning light illuminated and stayed on. I took the vehicle to dundee Chevrolet and was informed that not only was the btcm defective, but also the hydraulic actuator. In addition they stated that I needed both front and rear brakes replaced (pads and rotors). They said that my brakes were falling apart. Total cost for the repairs would be $3031. 00. After contacting gm they offered to goodwill the btcm and hydraulic actuator, but I still had to pay for an entire brake job. Eventual cost was $1566. 00. I am extremely disappointed and amazed that I suffered a catastrophic failure of the brake system after only 42000 miles. Unbelieveable.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 22
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 image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 23
Failure Date: 03/19/2005

The consumer was driving about 5 mph, it was very little snow on the ground and the abs light came on. When the consumer hit the brakes, the vehicle skidded through a gate. There was no warning prior to the failure. The consumer took the vehicle in for a regular inspection and the repair shop noticed a very unusual wear pattern for the rear brakes. An insurance claim was filed.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 24
Failure Date: 03/02/2005

The abs system is locking up while driving. The vehicle feels pulling back and someone is tugging on the vehicle while driving. The vehicle starts with the problem about 65 mph. Consumer has not tried to correct the problem yet. She is waiting on the dealership to call her back. This problem started about two months ago. This is the only transportation that the consumer has. The dashboard lights are on ,the abs light and the emergency light are on.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 25
Failure Date: 01/11/2005

The vehicle came to a rolling stop at about 5 miles per hour, the abs check light illuminated when the brakes were applied. Owner will contact the manufacturer.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 26
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 image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 27
Failure Date: 11/16/2004

The contact complained about abs brake problems. The vehicle was taken in to the dealership numerous times to have the abs brakes worked on. The abs light came on. They took the vehicle to the dealership the first time to have the light checked. The problem with the light was repaired. The second time the vehicle was taken to the dealership to have the rotors changed. The third time the vehicle was at the dealership the brake pads were changed. Also, the rotors were turned. The fourth time the vehicle was taken in to the dealership it was still having the same problems. Repairs to the vehicle were made at contact's expense. At this time there was NHTSA recall campaign 05v379000. Recall repairs were done. The vehicle currently has the same problems as before. Updated 03/03/06.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 28
Failure Date: 11/01/2004

Vehicle was taken to dealer for replacement of brakes and rotors. Few weeks later, the abs light illuminated. Consumer took vehicle back to dealer, and was told that brakes needed to be replaced again. Cost would be $400. 00 since it was not under warranty.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 29
Failure Date: 10/06/2004

Brake failure 2002 chevy Silverado. Replace abs sensors front wheels.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 30
Failure Date: 09/23/2004

In my 2000 chevy Silverado 4x4 truck, without warning the brake pedal went to the floor as I was pulling into my garage and the vehicle did not stop causing minor damage to garage contents (shelves, stored garden equipment; no damage to truck). My mechanic could find no problem after inspection. Brake failure occured twice more and then I went to the dealer mechanic. The abs error light never came on. I paid approximately $500 to replace driver side front abs sensor. This was in oct 2004 so the old part is not available.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 31
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 image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 32
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 image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 33
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.


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