Brake Sensor Problems of Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 101 problems associated with brake sensor (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved is a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. I purchased a 2014 Silverado crew cab ltz z71 on August 16. Almost immediately it began having issues with the safety systems that were extra modules on this vehicle. Parking assist sensors do not work consistently, lane departure warning system fails to initialize or operate consistently and downhill grade breaking system fails to initialize or operate consistently, forward collision warning system fails to initialize and operate consistently. (I have photographs of the safety features failing). In addition, the heated/cooled seats (driver side) overheats with driver weighing 280 lbs - causing rear vent /exhaust covers to separate from the seat. Seat gets very hot- passengers in back of vehicle complain about extreme heat (again photographed failures) failures with safety system functionality are described by multiple owners of the same model truck (ltz) that I purchased. This brake sensor problem happened on Sunday, August 18, 2013.. Read more...
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#2 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The car is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The VIN of this vehicle was 2GCEK19T12_. Abs sensors faulty no brakes,next brake problem on 5-31-2011 break line rotted no brakes,next brake problem 6-24-13 no brakes again abs sensors broke again,next brake problem,7-20-2013 all brake lines rotted need to be replaced no brakes again cost to me so far almost $2800. 00. This problem occurred on 08/05/10.
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#3 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
Tl- consumer owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 10 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal when the vehicle exhibited an abnormal humming sound and began to pull to the right. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the abs sensors would have to be cleaned. In addition, the mechanic suggested the abs fuse be disconnected to permanently prevent the failure but the abs function would no longer be operable. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock) and contacted the manufacturer who then advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. Kmj. It was March 12, 2008 when this brake sensor issue occurred.
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#4 - Brake Sensor problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle was a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado. I as driving my 1999 Silverado to work . Approaching a traffic signal ,I applied brakes and felt the line let go as my pedal went to the floor. My mechanic was shocked at the amount of rust under my truck with only 40000 miles. I had already replaced rotted rotors,abs sensors,etc. More recently I had two other brake lines fixed. Really dont feel safe driving this anymore. Gm should recall pronto before someone gets killed. It was 09/14/10 when this brake sensor issue happened.
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#5 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. There was crash involved with this problem. Abs sensor engages at low speeds every single time the brakes are applied between 3 mph and 10 mph. Multiple replacements, and recall warranty have not fixed this issue. Lawyers are being contacted. This brake sensor issue occurred 09/09/2004.
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#6 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
The car involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. I have a 2011 chevy Silverado with a fuel gauge problem. While driving downhill, my fuel gauge light just comes on and the fuel gauge goes down to empty. The vehicle then stalls losing all power and control of the vehicle (brakes, steering). As I reach the bottom of the hill, I have to place the vehicle in park and it starts right back up but the fuel gauge stays at empty. I had the vehicle serviced at a gm dealership and it was stated by the tech that vehicle is working as designed. This was also confirmed by gm engineering department. If I recall, the fuel pump is placed more toward the back of truck and while driving downhill gas moves towards front of tank giving the fuel sensor a false reading. I'm no engineer but I had a 2009 Silverado and never came across this problem. This is a big vehicle and I believe this poses a great safety risk to myself and family as well as the public. Many times when the truck has lost all power steering and braking capability, myself or my family members who are driving have narrowly avoided accidents. Gm tech and gm corporate said remedy is to keep more gas in vehicle. This is a continuous problem as at times in travel I may not keep my tank as full as required by gm. This issue happened on Sep. 10, 2011.
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#7 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GCEK19T05_. The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. When the contact attempted to brake at a low speed the abs system activated causing the vehicle to stop. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer and there were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 84120. Updated 01/05/10
the consumer stated the abs should not have activated on dry pay pavement under normal speed conditions. The failure was due to the abs sensor being moved out of alignment due to corrosion. Updated 01/07/10. This brake sensor issue occurred September 18, 2009.
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#8 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd has antilock brake problems. The antilock wheel sensor became dirty which caused the antilock to engage right at the end of braking causing it to take longer to stop the truck. The manual never indicated that the sensors needed to be checked or cleaned. There was no warning for this failure. This problem occurred on Tuesday, January 1, 1901.
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#9 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GCHK29U64_. Abs activation at speeds under 20 mph, sometimes jerk the wheel to the right, for no apparent reason. Mechanic replaced abs wheel sensors, problem even worse, and told to bring it to gm. It was Wednesday, October 15, 2008 when this brake sensor issue happened.
#10 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
The VIN of this vehicle is 2GCEC19T64_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the antilock brake sensor indicator illuminates immediately while attempting to stop from 5-10 mph. This is during a soft stop, not a hard stop; therefore, the sensor should not illuminate at that speed. The weather and speed are not factors. The contact paid $90 to have the vehicle diagnosed; however, the failure still persists. The failure mileage was 32,000. The failure date was 10/26/08.
#11 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GCEK19T64_. 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. When decelerating to stop for a red light, the abs system activated causing the vehicles deceleration to decrease, thus increasing the stopping distance, resulting in a near collision. The vehicle now does this consistently during every stop once the vehicles speed drops bellow 10 mph. There are no warning lights indicating anything is wrong with the vehicle, which is even more alarming. This problem seems to be identical to that in NHTSA campaign id number 05v379000. If there is an problem with speed sensing (as in NHTSA campaign id number: 05v379000), the system should be able to detect inconsistent sensor readings and render the abs system into a passive mode as a fail safe measure. It was Wednesday, September 15, 2010 when this brake sensor issue happened.
#12 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
The car is a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. : the contact states there is a NHTSA recall campaign 05v379000 regarding the abs. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall. The abs activated at low speeds, however it was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The dealer replaced a wheel sensor on 9-2-03, but this did not correct the problem. The rotors have been replaced twice, which also did not correct the problem. The contact finally disabled the abs in 12-04 as a solution to the problem. It was September 2, 2003 when this brake sensor issue happened.
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#13 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The VIN of the problem Silverado is 2GCEK19TX3_. The rear brakes are prematurely wearing out and have been replaced three times with less than 40,000 miles. My abs sensors had to be replaced also. Chevrolet is obviously aware of the design flaws of these type of vehicles, based on the number of online complaints I have read regarding the disc brake system of 2002-2004 pickup trucks. Chevrolet went back to drum brakes on the rear for 06 due to the problems, but they will not recall or warranty any of the problems. It was Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 when this brake sensor issue occurred.
#14 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2GCEK19V63_. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - abs activation during low speed breaking that led to increased stopping distances, intermittent at first but over 3 to 4 months increased to the point that it nearly resulted in an accident. Brought the vehicle to an authorized Chevrolet dealer for repair, diagnosed that the abs sensors were corroded and after testing, found that the "lifting sensor causing different wave lengths at speeds below 5mph". The repair consisted of cleaning the rust build up under and around the sensors and replacement of both sensors. The repair cost $430. 00. Told by the service advisor that this was a common problem in this model and year and advised to file a claim with gm for reimbursement of cost as this repair was not as a result of accident or negligence on the part of the owner. This repair is similar to the remedy mandated for the exact same condition under recall notice 05v379000 for Chevrolet Silverados, model years 1999-2002. The claim for reimbursement filed with gm/Chevrolet was summarily rejected with the stated reason that the vehicle is out of warranty period. Even when apprised that there is a recall in place for the same condition on vehicles one model year older, Chevrolet refused to negotiate this claim. I then filed a claim with the bbb as recommended in my vehicle's owners manual and though helpful could not assist stating that vehicle is out of manufacturer's warranty period. Looking for help in recouping repair cost for damage that was as a result of flawed design from a corporation that refuses to listen to consumers complaints and instead throws up a firewall to deny claims in the hopes of disheartening the claimant until they give up. It was Wednesday, July 7, 2010 when this brake sensor issue occurred.
#15 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The car is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle had a crash. While driving at low speeds, the consumer applied the brake pedal and the brakes failed. In addition the brake pedal vibrated uncontrollably. The consumer was not able to maintain control of the vehicle and it crashed into a garage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic determined that the anti lock brake sensors were corroded, and needed to be replaced or cleaned. The problem recurred. It was Sep. 1, 2004 when this brake sensor issue occurred.
#16 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. Contact states: having problems with the braking system on a gm pickup truck. Abs system keeps acting up. Dealer is not helpful at all. When he presses on brakes abs sensors kick in, and takes away all of the power from the brakes , and vehicle accelerates throughout the intersections. This brake sensor issue occurred Thursday, April 7, 2005.
#17 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The car involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GCEK19T32_. The exact problem you describe in investigation #pe05-020. I came within inches of hitting a parked car. I spent $266. 30 to have the abs sensors cleaned. This should require a recall: this is a very serious problem. The failure date was Tuesday, March 15, 2005.
#18 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. Crash happened when the problem occurred. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2GCEK19V32_. Prior to the crash I'll describe, I noticed that the antilock brakes on my truck would engage randomly at low speeds, even though the road was clear and dry. I never received any indication from indicator lights or the truck's status display that there was a malfunction in progress. Until the incident below, braking control always returned within a few seconds and seemed to pose no safety threat. On this particular evening, they had performed without incident all the way home from work. I pulled into my driveway and into my garage. Upon entering the garage proper, the antilock brakes engaged. The garage floors (and driveway) were both clear of any snow, ice, or liquids. When the antilock brakes took control, it released the brakes and locked the brake pedal in such a way that I could not regain control. This time, I was unable to push the pedal down. My vehicle subsequently stuck the workbench along the back wall of my garage. The impact pushed the entire garage wall out almost 12 inches, including the cement block foundation. Fortunately, there was no damage to the vehicle. However, the damage to the garage remains. To correct the failure, a mechanic at a local dealership removed the fuse that controls the antilock brake functions, essentially disabling the antilock system. Due to the nature and location of the antilock sensors (in the wheel bearings), repairs are not financially feasible at this time. The truck's brakes function normally with the antilock system disabled. I believe that this complaint directly relates to NHTSA action number pe05020. It was Mar. 10, 2005 when this brake sensor issue happened.
#19 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. I currently am having problems with the abs sensor on my 2002 chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck. I have done some research and found an investigation that is open on this problem. The truck is having the same problems as described in the investigation report, and on several occasions in the past month or so the truck has had trouble stopping. I am taking it in for service tomorrow, as there is no recall on this. I would like add my complaint to the file to make you aware of another person experiencing this problem. There are currently 45,000 miles on this truck. I am submitting 15 failures, but it has trouble almost every time I stop, and has for the past month. Unfortunately I didn't have the money to fix it until now, so I only drove it sparingly. This issue happened on July 1, 2005.
#20 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The car involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The VIN of this Silverado is 2GCEK19T12_. The contact states when coming to almost a complete stop the sensor that detects abs kicks in and vehicle just keeps going. This happens at low speeds of 5 mph or less. Once the abs kicks in it almost seems like vehicle accelerates. He noticed this about 2 weeks ago. Mechanic had him call the gm dealer , and they verified the problem. But because there was not a recall they could not do anything. Also called the manufacturer, and they made an appointment to diagnose the problem and go from there. When the contact bought the truck it had 19,000 miles on it. At 21,000 there were brake problems. Had new rotors/pads put on the back, resurfaced the front and put pads on the front. At 37,000 the contact was on a trip and the brakes starting clattering and screeching from the back. They told him the discs were so rusted they destroyed the brake pads, and he had to replace everything. It was Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 when this brake sensor issue occurred.
#21 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GCEK19V12_. I just heard of gm's recall on abs braking systems. I have a 02 Silverado that has had this same problem two separate times. When the brakes were applied it felt like no pedal then it would pulsate. Which you could feel through the pedal. Both times the dealership said the sensors were to blame. The second time it happened they did not want to fix without pay. Since it had happened a couple months earlier. This brake sensor problem happened on Wednesday, October 20, 2004.
#22 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The consumer stated that she was having a problem with 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The abs system kicked in at low speeds of 0-10 mph. This happened when the truck was slowing down or coming to a stop. This has been happening since may 2005 intermittently. The consumer had the abs sensors cleaned, and the truck was driving much better after the cleaning. The dealer has not been contacted because the vehicle was out of warranty. The manufacturer was contacted, and they told the consumer that this truck was not included in the recall currently. General motors told the mechanic at the repair shop to just clean the sensors instead of replacing them. This was at consumer's expense. This brake sensor issue occurred Sunday, May. 8, 2005.
#23 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The contact stated that the brakes on h 2002 Chevrolet Silverado were bad. At low speeds the truck will not stop. The contact noticed this a couple of weeks ago. When he took vehicle to the dealer they replaced some sensors, and it was still doing the same thing. The pedal went to the floor. Nhtsa recall 05v379000 regarding the abs brakes was issued. But the state of virginia was not included in the recall. He has not yet talked to the manufacturer. Also, was having problems with the rotors. The contact had to replace the rotors at 40,000 miles about a couple of months ago. This brake sensor issue occurred September 8, 2005.
#24 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The car was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated anti -lock brakes were activating at low speeds. Road salt corrosion led to false brake sensor readings, causing anti lock brakes to activate at wrong speeds. While driving in a parking lot the contact ran over a concrete parking barrier because he could not stop. The parking lot was dry. He had not contacted the manufacturer. Took vehicle to a dealership, and they were able to clean the sensors. The consumer didn't learn about the recall until after he paid for the repairs. Updated 11/29/05. Updated 11/29/05. The consumer contacted the manufacture and was told that wisconsin was excluded from the recall. The consumer was not aware of the recall until after the dealer had repair the problem. The consumer request reimbursement for the repairs. This brake sensor problem happened on Thu., Sep. 1, 2005.
#25 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle had a crash. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2GCEK19V82_. Truck will not come to a complete stop. I ran into another person coming to a stop. Truck will just keep rolling a little even with the brakes fully depressed. Talked to a couple of service stations and they said it was my abs sensors in the front hubs. Gm has a recall but not in my state and that is why I am filing a complaint. This brake sensor problem happened on Oct. 8, 2005.
#26 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 2GCEK19V82_. Had my 2002 chev Silverado in for recall service 05068 on 10-24-05. Dealer advised that recall service performed but vehicle required new front hub assemblies to correct abs problem at a cost of over $1000 to me; the recall states it will correct problems caused by corrosion between hubs and abs sensors. Cost should not be incurred by me for defective manufacture. This problem occurred on October 24, 2005.
#27 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The VIN of this Silverado is 1GCEK19T72_. 2002 chevy Silverado brakes failed at low speeds. When the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to be inspected, he was informed there was a problem with the abs. The sensor was cleaned and a part was replaced. The consumer then received a recall notice in October 2005 regarding the abs. The recall letter stated the consumer could apply for reimbursement. The tailgate rusted and broke. The steering relay and right front idler arm were replaced. The window regulator was replaced. The wheel center cap fell off. It was Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005 when this brake sensor issue happened.
#28 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
The car involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GCEK14V92_. In December of 2005 I brought my 2002 Silverado to the dealer for a recall on abs sensors. I was contacted and told I needed brake rotors and pads on all four wheels. I asked them how a truck with only 10,200 miles that had been garaged since purchase could require $900 worth of brakes. First I was told it was due to inactivity. After explaining I have a 1976 GMC ck10 parked beside the Silverado and it did not require such repair, I was told new brake materials are inferior to the older brake materials. I suspect there may be faulty materials used in GMC truck brakes circa 2002 and seek you advice on the matter. Thank you. The failure date was December 20, 2005.
#29 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The VIN of the car is 2GCEK19T61_. Anti-lock system on vehicle engages at a very slow speed. The vehicle would not stop. The consumer was informed that the front hub sensors dropped out. The consumer knew a person that experienced the same problem in which that person was informed that the problem would occur between 50k and 55k miles on these vehicles. Per invoice, the brake had worn out. The consumer requested reimbursement.
#30 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
The car was a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle had a crash. While driving and pulling into a parking space or stopping brakes disengaged. One occurrence resulted in a rear collision. Took vehicle to the dealer. They informed consumer that brake sensor failed. This brake sensor problem happened on Thu., Apr. 1, 2004.
#31 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
The car involved was a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at any speed abs brakes system is under the impression the one of the wheels is locked up. When this occurs the abs system will release the wheels due to corrosion. This problem occurred numerous times before the consumer became concerned about it. Dealer examined the vehicle, and cleaned the sensor disc on the braking system. When the brakes were applied the vehicle began to slow down normally until the speed was around 5-10 mph. When the speed was low the abs would activate. The vehicle would slow down but not stop. This problem occurred on Thursday, Jul. 17, 2003.
#32 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
The car is a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2GCEK19T11_. Abs sensor corrosion causing abs to activate at five miles per hour leading to brake pedal traveling to floor and loss of braking ability. The failure date was Aug. 3, 2004.
#33 - Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. Intermittently while driving under 15 mph, the consumer applied the brakes and they failed. The dealership inspected the vehicle and the technician replaced the abs module sensor at the consumer's expense of $294. 14. It was Tue., Aug. 17, 2004 when this brake sensor issue occurred.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||716|
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||242|
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems||169|
|Service Brakes problems||157|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||112|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||101|
|Brake Sensor problems||101|
|Brakes Failed problems||90|
|Abs Brake Fail problems||90|
|Brake Antilock Wheel Speed Sensor problems||80|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||75|
|Brake Fluid Leak problems||62|
|Brake Light On problems||56|
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||37|
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||33|
|Brake Foundation Components problems||30|