Brake Light Problems of Chevrolet Silverado



Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 10 problems related to brake light (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1
Failure Date: 06/17/2014

Without any impact or damage the third brake light has cracked and the dealer won't warranty.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2
Failure Date: 06/09/2009

If I am going down the road and press my brake pedal and then let up a little bit so that I don't have as much pressure on the brakes the brake lights go out. They go out before I am off of my brakes. So if I am coasting down a hill and apply my brakes and then realize that I have applied too much pressure and I have to let out a little bit to calibrate the pressure correctly my brake lights do not stay on, they go out before the pedal is completely released. I want my brake lights to stay on until I let off my brakes completely, it shouldn't matter how much pressure I have on my brakes, if my brakes are on so should my lights. The reason I am concerned with this is because I had someone nearly run into the back of my car. Also if I am sitting at a redlight and ease up on the brake pedal but still at a full stop, the brake lights go out while I am sitting there, I have to press my brake pedal all the way down to get the brake lights to come on and stay one, if I have any pressure on the pedal the lights should stay on. This has scared me plenty of times at night because I will be stopped and the person behind me has to slam on their brakes to keep from hitting me. I believe this is a design flaw in the brake system with my 08 Silverado. I have been to the dealer to get this fixed as a warranty issue but they say "failure to replicate problem. " so that is why I am filling out the complaint.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3
Failure Date: 12/27/2007

2007 Chevrolet Silverado new body style. When depressing the brake pedal the brake lights illuminate quickly and correctly. When partially releasing the brake pedal the brake lights will prematurely extinguish. The indication at this point to rearward vehicles is that a partial braking situation does not exist and that my vehicle is either coasting or under some level of power. On occasion this has caused vehicles behind me to panic stop, thankfully successfully, when they otherwise would have been aware of my intentions had my brake lights properly indicated my partial brake application.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4
Failure Date: 04/28/2006

Rear brake light stopped working. Replaced the fuse, and hit the stop pedal. Fuse once again burned out again. Removed rear lamps. Replaced fuse again hit brake pedal again fuse burned out again. All most hit in the rear. Third brake light does work, other light in this socket does work.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 5
Failure Date: 02/09/2004

Both taillight inserts, the piece that holds the bulbs in taillight lens went bad within a 1 month period. This caused me to have no taillights or blinkers. Each piece costs over $50. This is a defective design as 3 other people I know have had the same problem.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 6
Failure Date: 11/11/2003

1999 Chevrolet Silverado which I purchased on 01-06-2001, with 25,587 miles on the odometer reading. Brake lights have quit working on 3 different occasions. Third light (cab stop light) works. Blinkers work,and back up lights work. All fuses are good. Replaced break light bulbs. First occasion, I was pulled over by the police advising me my brake lights were not working. The dealer(huffines Chevrolet stated that a switch in the steering column had to be replaced. Vehicle was under warranty but I had to pay a $250 deductible. Second occasion I had to pay $280 and vehicle was out of warranty. Third occasion, it has been only six months since last repair was made. Repair has not been made of this date 11-13-03. Still trying to find what is causing the break lights to be defective for the reason that expenses for this same problem and for the third time is unsatisfactory.


car image   Brake Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 7
Failure Date: 06/12/2003

When applying the brake rear lights were not working . Dealer replaced them at 40. 000 miles. Once again it happened at 59,000 miles. Consumer indicated that vehicle was not any longer under warranty.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Silverado 8
Failure Date: 04/22/2002

Brake lights on the vehicle are not working properly ,and when checking the light assembly of the brake light is the problem with the vehcle. Contacted dealer.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 9
Failure Date: 10/19/2001

Whenever the brakes were applied they would fail to operate properly. This would cause vehicle to have an extended stopping distance. Would have no warning. Taking vehicle to dealership to check brakes out. Consumer states that the brake lights did not come on at all.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 10
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2006 chevy Silverado with faulty brake lights. Consumer stated that the brake lights have failed four times in ten months. This failure almost got the consumer in a serious accident. The consumer discovered the bulbs were not burning out, but the problem was due to arcing caused by poorly designed socket contacts. The consumer stated gm needs to redesign the socket to provide line contact at the socket/bulb electrical interface. The present design provides contact only.

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