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Brake Sensor Problems of Chevrolet Silverado - part 1

Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 109 problems related to brake sensor (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1
Failure Date: 01/12/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the brake pedal shakes when attempting to engaged it. The problem recurred several times. The vehicle was taking to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the sensor was rusted and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Pam.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2
Failure Date: 11/03/2014

Nhtsa campaign id number: 05v379000 NHTSA action number: pe05020 past recall fix by general motors was done incorrectly. Front sensors for the abs system become dirty because of bad seals in the hub assembly. Original fix only provided maintenance to the problem not a permanent fix. At low speeds the abs system kicks in when you put your foot on the brake petal.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3
Failure Date: 03/28/2014

Abs engages at slow speeds - evidently there is a known problem with the abs sensors engaging at low speeds. This is a potentially dangerous defect. It is scary when you approach a stop and the brakes release. Gm has known about this problem and has issued a service bulletin. There was a recall on previous years but stopped in 06 even though they never fixed the problems. They should reinstate the recall and fix the remaining vehicles. We have not been involved in an accident because of the defective sensors but I consider us fortunate.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 4
Failure Date: 02/06/2014

Driving down highway, check engine light pops up, tractions control indicator light, along with digital display saying several things. Such as, engine reduced power, service traction control soon. . . . . . . . . . Pulled over, had a very rough idle. Made it to parts store and have the truck scanned. Turns out it need the throttel positioning sensor needs replaced. Had them clear the code, drove few more miles and all happens again.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 5
Failure Date: 08/18/2013

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. . Read more...

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 6
Failure Date: 08/10/2013

Service brakelines rotted and caused a complete loss of service brakes - while driving and close to home - used emergency brakes and low gear to get to home. Spoke to friend at chevy dealer. They are having problems with this truck series due to corrosion and premature rusting. Truck is currently in garage due to failure (corrosion) of transmission cooling lines. Current mileage 15,211. Lost both anti-lock brake modules and alternator and temperature sensors.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 7
Failure Date: 06/11/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the air bag sensor light was illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic that determined a sensor inside the front bumper was the cause of the defect. The contact also reported that the driver's side rear brake line was rusted and ruptured, which caused the rear brakes to become inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired for the problem. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 72,000.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 8
Failure Date: 09/03/2012

Purchased the used vehicle originally at 42000 miles. Have taken impeccable care of it. Acual dates of incidents are unknown due to the fact most have been ongoing. Brakes failed due to abs. Fixed twice by gm under the safety recall. Both fixes were bandaids (dealer cleaned and applied a "special" grease twice, they never replaced the abs sensors. Third fix I paid out of pocket to replace the sensors, and since then the abs has been ok. Brakes failed due to rust and corrosion (all lines and 2 calipers had to be replaced. Fuel pump failed, fuel lines failed due to excessive corrosion, fuel tank straps failed due to excessive rust and corrosion. Slow leaks in 3 of 4 wheels due to excessive rust and corrosion in the rims.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 9
Failure Date: 09/10/2011

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.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 10
Failure Date: 09/17/2010

Right after I bought the truck in 2010 I notice right off my brakes werent working right . So I got in touch with the dealership and they told me to bring it in I took the truck in and they had one of thier employe to take it for a drive around town he came back and siad nothing was wrong but I still had the problem so icalled them back again and then they told me to get in touch with general motors so icalled them and talk to 2 different people there and then general motors called ramey Chevrolet in richland va and they told general motor that where welive in the mountains that it would cause the brakes to do that but the only mountain I have to cross is the one going to the dealeship but it not a high elevation to climb to where I would have to use my brakes alot and this is not the only problem I have had out of my truck they had to put some sensors on the motor because the truck just up and quit on me coming home one evening and I have had to have some new rubber seals put around the doors due to water coming in and causing my floor board to rust out and I have all my paper work on the work I have done on it my truck is suppose to be stilll under warrenty and this has all happen in the first year I own the truck sincerley.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 11
Failure Date: 09/15/2010

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.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 12
Failure Date: 09/14/2010

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.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 13
Failure Date: 08/05/2010

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.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 14
Failure Date: 07/07/2010

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.

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car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 15
Failure Date: 09/18/2009

The contact owns 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.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 16
Failure Date: 10/26/2008

The contact owns 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.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 17
Failure Date: 10/15/2008

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.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 18
Failure Date: 03/12/2008

Tl- the contact 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.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 19
Failure Date: 12/14/2006

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.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 20
Failure Date: 01/30/2006

- there was a recall for the sensor on the abs of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. He was driving and trying to stop at a light when the brakes did not stop the vehicle. He took the truck to the dealer for repairs and they told him that there was a recall notice sent for this vehicle, and confirmed that this vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The contact called gm, and they stated that therewas a recall on this particular truck. They gave him a different dealers to take the vehicle to. He then called up the dealer and took the truck to be repaired. The dealer was not going to repair the brakes. Theytold him if they choose they could deny the service.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 21
Failure Date: 12/20/2005

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.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 22
Failure Date: 12/12/2005

The contact stated the rear wheel shields deteriorated, causing the brake pads and rotors to wear out. He contacted the dealership, and they told him this was a common problem with this type. Of vehicle. The dealership replaced the brake pads and rotors at the consumers expense. The manufacturer was contacted, who wanted more information on the problem and receipts of any repair work done on the vehicle. The sensors wer replaced on 12-16-05 . Updated 01/11/06.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 23
Failure Date: 12/06/2005

At slow speeds the anti-lock brake kick in and causes me to loose control and making stopping distances longer. To correct the problem the wheel bearings and anti-lock sensors had to be removed and cleaned. Nhtsa has a recall # for this problem (05v379000) but the recall does not cover the state of minnesota.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 24
Failure Date: 11/15/2005

2000 Chevrolet Silverado lost brakes due to the flex pipe rubbing the right front wheel. February 2001 the consumer received a recall for clearance condition between the front right brake pipe and the body cross sill (00v345000). On oct 14, 2003 the front brake pads and rotors had to be replaced. The vehicle had 75155 miles. On Nov 9, 2005 another recall was received in reference to rust on the front wheel sensors (05v379000). After repair and less than 100 miles later the brakes failed due to the flex pipe rubbing the right front wheel. Emergency brake had to be adjusted. The consumer believes that when the recall work was done some how they got the flex line against the wheel causing the brakes to fail. The consumer is convinced that the dealer never did the recall for the right brake pipe.

car image   Brake Sensor problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 25
Failure Date: 11/04/2005

The contact states received a recall notice concerning abs brakes. He had recall repairs performed, but it did not correct the problem. The service dealer said they did what was required on the recall notice. The dealer claimed the problem was due to the brake pads and rotors being low. The manufacturer said the service dealer performed the recall service as indicated on the notice. Updated 12/7/2005. The vehicle would not stop between 4-10 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer claimed they cleaned the abs sensor . While the consumer was leaving the dealer the vehicle would not stop when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the technician said there was nothing else they could do. The consumer called the manufacturer and was told to take the vehicle to another dealer. The vehicle was taken to another dealer who determined that the first dealer never cleaned the left sensor. Since the left sensor has been cleaned the brakes work perfectly.