Brakes Failed Problems of Chevrolet Silverado - part 1

Chevrolet Silverado owners have reported 101 problems related to brakes failed (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1
Failure Date: 04/09/2018

Brakes failed when driving slowly in both forward and reverse. This occurred following a period of extensive highway driving. Brake pedal was extremely hard to push and resulted in no braking of vehicle. No trailer towing was involved.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2
Failure Date: 11/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, when the break pedal is depressed the brakes failed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the abs module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 168,523. Jw.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3
Failure Date: 03/04/2015

The brakes failed due to rusted lines. There was no pressure on the brake pedal and the vehicle needed to be stopped using parking brake. Mechanic said that this is not the first one he has seen. Extremely unsafe condition.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 4
Failure Date: 09/16/2014

Brake failure due to corroded brake pipes.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 5
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

The vehicle was traveling on holsey road approaching the intersection of holsey road and ridge road. The brakes suddenly failed when depressed to stop the vehicle, and the pedal went down to the floor with no brake control. The brakes had been working perfectly before the incident, and there was no warning of an impending failure.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 6
Failure Date: 07/08/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 5 mph, the brakes failed and the service brake indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated that the brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 7
Failure Date: 07/03/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes failed without warning. The contact mentioned that when the brake pedal was depressed it sank into the floorboard. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 8
Failure Date: 06/17/2014

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. While slowing down at a stop light at approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal failed to respond and the contact had to depress the brake pedal several times to stop the vehicle. Once the vehicle stopped, the abs and brake warning indicators illuminated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was recently repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. However, the brakes were replaced and the failure persisted. The failure recurred on several occasions. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 9
Failure Date: 10/31/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while coming to a stop, the vehicle's anti-brake system applied itself causing the brakes to failed while being depressed. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000. Jo.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 10
Failure Date: 09/22/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the brakes failed when engaged. In addition, the parking brake abnormally traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 11
Failure Date: 09/12/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving, the brakes failed to stop in a timely manner. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 12
Failure Date: 09/09/2013

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the brakes failed to engage while he attempted to park at 10 mph. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 231,000.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 13
Failure Date: 07/17/2013

I have a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd all of the brake linings had rusted. My brakes failed while I was driving. Fortunately I controlled the vehicle and was able to stop, saw the leak and was towed . A private company replaced all lines. I emailed my concern to Chevrolet, asked to have my comments forwarded to ceo-product improvement. Subsequently had a phone conversation (866-790-5600) x10344 with carlos could not send this information to ceo product improvement. If the brake linings fail you have no brakes. My service request-71 1286637809 I spoke to private mechanics they said this was systemic issue to Chevrolet.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 14
Failure Date: 06/29/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the brakes failed while entering a residential driveway. The contact was able to hear brake fluid spraying out of the vehicle and onto the driveway. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 115,000.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 15
Failure Date: 05/26/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the brakes failed completely and no warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The technician deemed the vehicle was a total loss due to numerous issues that could not be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 50,187.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 16
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

I drove my truck earlier in the morning, to run an errand. I returned home, and after about an hour I headed back out. As I was backing out of my driveway, I noticed the brake pedal felt soft. I drove down one house and applied the brake again, and the pedal went to the floor. Upon returning to the house, I observed a puddle in the driveway, and upon investigation under the truck, saw fluid had been leaking from corroded lines under the drivers side of the cab. I took my wife's vehicle to work and did some research. I found that this has happened quite a bit to Silverado owners. I had the vehicle towed to a local mechanic and am waiting to hear what the bill is going to run. Regardless of what the bill runs, I am thankful there were no kids running around in the neighborhood, as it was a school day, and that I was not on I-95 when the brakes failed. This could have ended much worse. The fact that the truck is paid off is only going to keep me from buying a new vehicle, (I'm thinking Ford?) for so long if the issues keep up.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 17
Failure Date: 09/01/2012

Applied parking brake on steep hill and parking brake did not hold. Took truck to mechanic and he said this was a common problem on this truck as the parking brake shoes fail even if the brake is seldom or never used.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 18
Failure Date: 07/28/2012

Total brake failure due to brakelines rusted out, had to replace all brakelines. Powerplant company truck.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 19
Failure Date: 06/27/2012

I was pulling into a parking place and as I stepped on the brake pedal it moved up and down real fast and it got real hard. The brakes failed to stop. I hit the car. The same exact thing happened to my wife and she hit a handicap sign. I contacted Chevrolet and was told that my truck is not in the recall. The recall described the exact problem that our truck is having.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 20
Failure Date: 05/26/2011

Backing boat trailer on boat ramp, summitt lake, tekamah, ne. Sudden brake failure (pedal went to floor) with no warning or warning light. Managed to get truck into drive, and pull out before I went in the water. The brakeline under the drivers side door had rusted through, and there were no brakes working. Had the truck taken to blair, ne, and repaired at private shop. Before repair, I contacted the service manager at dillon Chevrolet in blair to ask if covered, was informed no warranty was available despite low miles, and cost of repair would be approx $1000 to $1500 depending on amount of corrosion present. The independent garage repaired for ~$800. There are thousands of complaints noted on various internet web sites, and I am aware of current investigation due to other catastrophic failures. Fortunately, there was no accident. Had I been on the highway when the brakes failed, I can only imagine that the outcome might have been different.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 21
Failure Date: 10/18/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While attempting to decelerate down-hill, the brakes failed. He had to down-shift the gears to stop. A mechanic concluded that the entire brake system was corroded. The components were repaired at an expense of $3000. 00. The manufacturer stated that the failure occurred because he resides in a salt dense region. The failure and current mileages were 86,000. Updated 12/09/09 updated 12/11/09.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 22
Failure Date: 01/06/2006

: the contact stated the abs brakes engaged at low speeds low . The abs engaged at low speed and kept the vehicle from coming to a complete stop. The brake failure occurred when the brakes were applied at speeds of 3 to 10 mph. The vehicle was seen by the service dealer, who confirmed the problem was with the abs. There was NHTSA recall 05v379000 concerning antilock brakes. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 23
Failure Date: 12/13/2005

Have 1998 chevy Silverado 1500 short-bed v-6 pickup with abs brake problems. Have researched and found there is a history of this problem. The maker is fully aware of the problem but only recalled 1999 and later models. I don't know how they decided that one, but I do know it has to do with money! in December of 2005, I was in an accident due to the truck brakes failing with the anti-lock pulsing on and I had no braking time and hit another vehicle. It is a well known problem with many GMC truck owners. It's the reason I will never own another GMC product! if a manufacturer has knowledge of a defect and does nothing, it is wrong! at slow speeds when coming to a stop, the abs system kicks on and makes it nearly impossible to stop on time. Took it to a dealer who ran the VIN and said my truck was not covered. It is not right! a maker who knows of a defect should have to make good on its repair to correct the issue.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 24
Failure Date: 11/13/2005

Contact states he is a police officer that worked an accident case that was the result of brake failure. There is an NHTSA recall campaign id #05v379000 concerning the service brakes, hydraulic: anti-lock. The consumer experienced the same symptoms as indicated in the recall. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 25
Failure Date: 10/21/2005

2002 Silverado brakes failed causing consumer to hit a vehicle in driveway. *****.



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