Abs Brake Fail Problems of Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners have reported 26 problems related to abs brake fail (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 based on all problems reported for the Silverado 1500.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1
Failure Date: 07/29/2014

As I was leaving my driveway, when I braked, my truck would not stop, made a loud sound, but after pumping the brake, it finally stopped. I had new brakes, plus rotors and calibers put on truck before all of this happened, I figured they did something wrong, but took it back to goodyear and they assured me the brakes were ok, and that it is the abs. I almost broadsided another vehicle. I noticed that there is a recall on these in certain states, but my state is not listed in the recall. I can't understand this because if my abs fails, they should include all the states in the recall, as mine evidently needs replaced. I would like to know why this is, please, because I think that it is an expensive fix and I think gm should replace it. I am afraid to drive my truck now and need to resolve this complaint as I do need to get back to driving it. Tks.

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

Brake lines were heavily corroded and failed. No warning signs to make this problem identifiable or expected. The truck was immediately unsafe to drive. Both the front and rear lines between the master cylinder and abs module failed, causing the truck to have no braking power whatsoever.

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3
Failure Date: 04/22/2014

At different times the brakes would make a chatter noise and then no brakes. It seemed to have brakes after I would hit the pedal again. This time they chattered as I was stopping to pull on the highway and I had no brakes at all. I was proceeding onto the highway and there was a loaded 18 wheeler with logs bearing down on me. I saw what was going to happened so I accelerated at a high rate of speed and shot across the highway out of the trucks path. Thank goodness no vehicles was in the other lane. I checked with a local Chevrolet dealer and they said there was a recall in the northern states for this problem but not in our area. He said it would cost around 1200 to 1400 dollars to repair the abs system failure. Last fall I was towing my camper home and the brake busted on the rear of the vehicle and leaving me with no brakes. Once again I was lucky and had no accident. I had it towed to a local shop and had it repaired. He said it was a common problem of the lines rusting on the gm vehicles. I know the truck is a 2000 model but I had a 1958 Chevrolet truck with over 300,000 miles on it and had no problems what so ever. Seems like the new improved safety products are not so safe after all. Thank you for your interest.

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

My 2003 Chevrolet silverado has now had two brake line failures (one in 2010 and one in 2013) resulting in no braking ability. In both cases the emergency brake was quickly used to avoid a possible accident. Both incidents occurred while driving within city driving conditions. Both brake line failure were due to corrosion according to the auto repair shop. I have also had to replace a brake caliper and a front wheel hub assembly (due to abs sensor failure).

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5
Failure Date: 02/28/2011

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While the contact was driving approximately 5 mph on dry road surfaces, the anti-lock system activated and the vehicle would not slow down when the brakes were engaged. Suddenly, the gear was shifted into reverse causing the vehicle to crash into a cement barrier. The contact resumed driving without experiencing the abs failure. There was no personal injury. A police report was not filed. The front bumper sustained minor damage. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6
Failure Date: 09/04/2010

Abs bearing failure for 4th time. Brake lines all need replaced due to rust. I have never had this on cars with 200,000 miles on them. All brake lines are corroded. It will cost as much to fix as truck is worth. Truck has only 57,000 miles on it. All chevy owners seem to experience these issues.

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 7
Failure Date: 06/28/2010

2000 chevy silverado - unwanted abs activation. Attempted to stop on a declining driveway - abs came on - est. Going slow between +/- 4-10 mph. Vehicle did not stop and crashed into back of parked car causing significant damage (~$2k) to car. Truck continues to have abs stopping failure at slow speeds. Was part of recall in 2006; 'corrected' by dealer. Concern 'correction' did not fix issue. Truck driven daily (no choice) . . . Concerned with safety.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 8
Failure Date: 03/09/2010

My 1999 chevy Silverado 1500 4wd (purchased new by me) has had multiple corrosion/rust brake line failures that first began when the vehicle was only three years old. One event left me desperate as the failure occurred when backing my 8,000lb boat down a steep boat ramp into the water. The abs module also failed to operate when only two years old. All of this has led to extremely expensive repairs and modifications at my expense. My truck was not included in the previous rust belt states recall as I live in virginia.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 9
Failure Date: 03/03/2010

Abs failure. I turned in my 01 1500 silverado (94k miles)back in 07 for the initial brake recall. The dealership cleaned the sensor and I haven't had a problem till March 2010. The abs is none stop now,it was not a gradual growing problem my brakes just stopped working. If im going about 10-20mph and do not slam on the brakes the abs sets off and the truck just slides till I pump the brakes and get vehicle to stop. I have used a few cans of brake cleaner on the front brakes and it seems to work for a week or two but there needs to be a permanent solution.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 10
Failure Date: 03/01/2010

Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6) abs false activation at low speed, when almost stopped on 2004 chevy. Silverado. Increased stopping distance almost resulted in accident. Hub corrosion causes abs failure and was subject of recall # 05v379000 (NHTSA action # pe05020) covering 1999 to 2002 model years. Same design seeing same problem on subsequent years. Gm TSB # 03052007-d covers description for 1999 to 2006 model years, but "special (warranty) policy" only covers 1999 to 2002. Tried working with gm before repair and received case # [xxx]. After repair was completed, was told by district manager (patrick) that repair would not be covered due to age of vehicle. Dealer confirmed with gm customer rep (edward) that truck was low mileage, not abused, and passed "multi-point" check without any problems. Paid $212 out of pocket to get truck released. It is ironic that if the truck was 2 years older it would be covered. This recall needs to be expanded to cover all model years, after 2002, with this same hub design! district manager also said if recall is expanded, they would issue refunds to people who already paid out of pocket for this repair. Work was performed at shearer Chevrolet, shelburne rd. , south burlington, vt on 05-20-2010. Their phone # 802-658-1111, service rep was sandy, invoice # [xxx]. [xxx].

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 11
Failure Date: 01/15/2010

Abs failing at low speeds. Have cleaned both sensors, checked voltage and the problem still occurs. I hit my gate at the house where I park the truck because the truck would not stop and ran forward.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 12
Failure Date: 08/28/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. At low speeds, the vehicle did not stop when the brakes were engaged. He spoke with two dealerships and advised them that the abs doest engage when it should. The dealer stated that the abs failure was a widespread issue. The dealer also confirmed that the abs rotor and sensors would become corroded and the abs would respond as if the tires were skidding and enable it at the inappropriate time. The abs fuse was checked; however, it indicated that the brakes were functioning properly. The manufacturer advised him to take his vehicle to a dealer so that they could provide them with the findings. The current mileage was approximately 49,700 and the failure mileage was approximately 49,600.

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 13
Failure Date: 07/15/2009

When coming to a stop, the abs system fails. I researched and I found a recall up to 2003 model for the same exact problem. I do not think it was corrected in the 2004 model. Disconnected the fuse to stop the problem but it now is an issue because I'm trying to sell the vehicle and the abs light on all the time. They want $900 to replace the abs module.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 14
Failure Date: 09/15/2008

Abs failed, motor kept running until the fuse was pulled, went to dealer, I was told repairs would cost $800-1100 for repair. I was told there was a recall in the ice belt states, but not in the south. . The abs failed and caused an accident, I was traveling 35 mph with a 1000 pound trailer in tow, a vehicle suddenly stopped in front of me and I hit him, minor damage $2500. My point is the south has a humidity problem that causes electrical components to fail, we have salt air in mobile, alabama. This recall should be for all not just the ice belt c/k 1500 pickups.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 15
Failure Date: 04/13/2008

The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. There was a recall issued on the braking system, which included the rims, emergency brakes, and rotors. The abs light illuminated when the vehicle was started, but then dimmed after a few minutes. The failure occurred for over a week until the light remained completely illuminated. The dealer stated that the abs control box failed. Chevrolet stated that the vehicle had too many miles to be repaired under the recall. The contact believes that if there was a recall on the entire braking system that was repaired when the vehicle had the same mileage, then the abs control box should be repaired under the recall as well. The failure mileage was 217,000 and current mileage was 224,000.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 16
Failure Date: 12/25/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 10 mph or below, the abs sensor failed and prevented the vehicle from stopping. The contact has had one side of the vehicle repaired; however, the failure recurred. He took the vehicle back to the dealer and they took apart the component and placed it back in the location that the sensors were replaced. The first time the failure occurred, the vehicle was repaired under warranty. He was informed that the recall did not apply to his vehicle because he does not live in a high corrosion area. As of January 9, 2008, the vehicle is still at the dealer to be repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 75,000.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 17
Failure Date: 12/11/2007

Abs system failure. . . Brakes fail to work at slow speeds. Previous recall work on this system performed by dealer, still not fixed.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 18
Failure Date: 08/28/2007

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 hd. While driving 10 mph and attempting to stop the vehicle, the abs activated. The brake pedal extended to the floor when it was depressed. No warning indicator lights were present. The contact received recall notice number 05068 and NHTSA campaign id number 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). The dealer stated that they cleaned the wheel sensor speed control and after test driving the vehicle, the abs continued to fail. The dealer also advised the contact that there is a $90 diagnostic fee and a $300 fee to replace the hub. The dealer stated that the hub repair may not correct the failure. The failure and current mileages were 57,200. Updated 01-15-08. Updated.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 19
Failure Date: 06/20/2007

1999 chevy silverado 4 wheel drive abs brain board failed.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 20
Failure Date: 04/14/2007

The abs module failed, leading to the abs pump running all the time.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 21
Failure Date: 02/26/2007

The abs failed in my truck, causing me to hit a trailer parked in my driveway. While gm has already "repaired" this under a previous recall, their "repair" obviously doesn't work. They were unresponsive about my complaint, since my truck had already been "repaired". If someone would have been walking in front of my truck when the brakes failed, I would have killed them. It is one thing to have the radio quit working, it is an entirely different thing to have the brakes totally fail. Gm needs to do something about this besides cleaning a couple sensors. There were no warning lights, no indication whatsoever of the impending failure. I backed up and the brakes worked fine. There are still no warning lights. I spoke with the dealership and their answer was "there isn't anything we can test for this intermittent problem. We can try to get it to fail and go from there". I now have a 6000 lb projectile that I have no idea if it is going to stop or not. I removed the abs fuse until I can figure out what to do with this unreliable product.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 22
Failure Date: 07/10/2006

Abs system failure abs light on 77,000 miles 2002 silverado gm will not admit it has a manufacturing defect with the abs system - after searching the internet I find there are an abundant of abs failures.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 23
Failure Date: 09/01/2005

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. In 2005, the antilock braking system would engage while driving 20 mph. This also increased the stopping distance of the vehicle, which eventually led to a minor crash. A police report was filed. The contact took the vehicle to a repair shop. Body work was performed, but no repairs were made to the braking system. After the crash, the contact began to notice that the abs would randomly engage while driving at low speeds. Approximately one month later, he received a recall notice relating to the abs. He took the vehicle to a dealer and they stated that it could not be repaired because it was a product liability. They further stated that a gm representative needed to inspect the vehicle prior to it being repaired. The contact took the vehicle to a different gm dealer and they repaired the vehicle. Approximately six or seven months later, the abs failure recurred. He took the vehicle back to the dealer and was informed that an entirely new braking system was needed. The dealer replaced the rotors and shocks; however, the failure has begun to recur a year and a half later. The abs is currently engaging again and almost causes rear end crashes. The contact believes that a secondary recall needs to be issued to properly repair this defect. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 71,000.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 24
Failure Date: 01/01/2005

Abs module failure.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 25
Failure Date: 04/15/2004

Front wheel abs sensor failure (2 times) - when stopping, the abs controller modulates the brake hydraulic pressure causing long stop distances. This first incident occurred in 2004 when the vehicle was two years old and again in 2007 when the vehicle was five years old. Consequences both times were near misses of the car in front of me. I was able to stop the vehicle with the emergency brake both times before collision. The first time one front wheel abs sensor was replaced by dealer at no charge under warranty. The second time both front wheel abs sensors were removed and coated with an anti-corrosive material by the dealer at no charge under NHTSA recall.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 26
Failure Date: 03/19/2002

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While traveling at 10 mph, the contact applied the brakes and there was an increase in stopping distance. The contact stated that the brake pedal would sporadically fall into the floorboard when depressed, causing an increase in stopping distance and time. The dealer advised the vehicle was performing as designed. The vehicle was then taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the master cylinder was defective and was not producing the required braking pressure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3 and the current mileage was 78,000. Updated 10/04/10. The consumer stated the abs was fixed under recall. However, the problem has since returned. The abs failed under 10 mph. Updated 10/05/10.



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