Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
05V043000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 04/01/2004 to 09/30/2004V (Vehicle)7741103/23/2005MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.02/08/200502/08/2005
Defect SummaryCertain trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans equipped with bosch hydro-boost brake assemblies, the hydraulic brake booster pressure accumulator may crack and separate from the hydro-boost assembly during normal operating conditions.
Consequence SummaryIf a separation occurred and the hood of the vehicle were open, fragments from the accumulator could cause injury to people in the immediate area. the presence of this crack or fractured surface could allow the hydraulic fluid to leak from the accumulator circuit of the booster assembly. the loss of fluid would cause increased steering and braking effort and a crash may occur without prior warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will test the hydro-boost assembly for functional operation of the two-function valve. if the hydro-boost assembly fails the test, dealers will replace the assembly free of charge. the recall began on march 23, 2005. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc trucks at 1-866-996-9463 and hummer at 1-800-732-5493.
NotesGm recall no. 05006.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
35683568B10021133Service brake booster message. *kb03/13/2007
402410/11/20064024B10020929Rear brake pulsation check drum to axle clearance, with rpo jf3 or jf7. *kb01/30/2007
325010011595Service engine soon light illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0171 or p0174 set. the root cause may be a damaged or missing seal from the master cylinder to the brake booster. *eh01/27/2005
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
04052500206/01/2007040525002D10022470Abs light on, dtc's c0265, c0201, u1041 set and/or loss of communication with brake module. (reground ebcm ground). *kb08/15/2007
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DRUM
395810/04/20063958B10020577Rear drum brakes excessive wear, drag, and aggressive. *kb11/17/2006
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
377910018628Squeak noise on brake apply. *tt01/09/2006
372810017307Service vme - brake pulsation due to rotor corrosion. *tt11/02/2005
332610017253Creak/twang noise on brake pedal apply ore release. *tt10/31/2005
368510017244Brake drag or highway speed vibration. *tt10/28/2005
3568A10017092Service brake booster message. *tt10/24/2005
355901/01/200510016892Low brake fluid level source of leak unknown. *sc10/14/2005
70202/01/200510016377Brake twang noise. gm tech links. *tt09/09/2005
61212/01/200410015784Service engine soon light illuminated. diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0171 and/or p0174 (lean fuel trim) may be set. master cylinder o-ring damaged. gm tech link. *tt08/11/2005
309201/01/200410010230Brake dust accumulation. *sc11/05/2004
315608/20/200410009996Rear park brake cable may not be properly connected. *tc gm administrative message. *tt11/03/2004
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
03052500705/01/2009030525007D10004310Antilock brake (abs) activation at low speeds (clean wheel speed sensor mounting surface). *tt updated 10/23/09. *pe12/02/2003
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
040525002B11/01/2005040525002C10008659Anti-lock brake system (abs) light on, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) c0265, c0201, u1041 set and/or loss of communication with brake module. *tt update. *tt08/13/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
03/03/2013130000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, he depressed the brake pedal but the brakes were hesitant to respond. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed corrosion and brake fluid leaking from the brake lines. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000.
03/03/2013130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, he depressed the brake pedal but the brakes were hesitant to respond. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed corrosion and brake fluid leaking from the brake lines. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000. kmj
03/03/2013130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, he depressed the brake pedal but the brakes were hesitant to respond. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed corrosion and brake fluid leaking from the brake lines. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000. kmj
03/03/2013130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, he depressed the brake pedal but the brakes were hesitant to respond. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed corrosion and brake fluid leaking from the brake lines. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000. kmj
03/03/2013130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph he depressed the brake pedal but the brakes were hesitant to respond. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed corrosion on the brake lines and brake fluid leaking from the brake lines. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 130,000. da
02/10/2013140000
 I was driving and applied the brakes for a stoplight when i felt a sudden lack of resistance in the petal. no warning lights were activated at all. i pulled over and pumped the brakes a few times and no pressure was regained. i got out of the truck and noticed a puddle of brake fluid towards the rear. upon further inspection all od the brake lines were rusted badly and one had ruptured. no warning lights ever came on during the whole ordeal. the truck is under 8 years old and all of the brake lines need to be replaced. luckily i was not in traffic or traveling faster when this occurred. i have never seen more rust on a newer vehicle in my life. obviously the rust is beyond cosmetic and has proven to be a hazard.
02/09/201363000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while the brake pedal depressed he noticed that the brake pedal fell to the floor board. the contact applied the emergency brake. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated that the front brake lines were corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 63,000.
02/10/2013140000
 I was driving and applied the brakes for a stoplight when i felt a sudden lack of resistance in the petal. no warning lights were activated at all. i pulled over and pumped the brakes a few times and no pressure was regained. i got out of the truck and noticed a puddle of brake fluid towards the rear. upon further inspection all od the brake lines were rusted badly and one had ruptured. no warning lights ever came on during the whole ordeal. the truck is under 8 years old and all of the brake lines need to be replaced. luckily i was not in traffic or traveling faster when this occurred. i have never seen more rust on a newer vehicle in my life. obviously the rust is beyond cosmetic and has proven to be a hazard.
02/09/201363000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while the brake pedal depressed he noticed that the brake pedal fell to the floor board. the contact applied the emergency brake. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated that the front brake lines were corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 63,000.
02/10/2013140000
 I was driving and applied the brakes for a stoplight when i felt a sudden lack of resistance in the petal. no warning lights were activated at all. i pulled over and pumped the brakes a few times and no pressure was regained. i got out of the truck and noticed a puddle of brake fluid towards the rear. upon further inspection all od the brake lines were rusted badly and one had ruptured. no warning lights ever came on during the whole ordeal. the truck is under 8 years old and all of the brake lines need to be replaced. luckily i was not in traffic or traveling faster when this occurred. i have never seen more rust on a newer vehicle in my life. obviously the rust is beyond cosmetic and has proven to be a hazard.
02/09/201363000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while the brake pedal depressed he noticed that the brake pedal fell to the floor board. the contact applied the emergency brake. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated that the front brake lines were corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 63,000. mah
02/09/201363000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while the brake pedal depressed he noticed that the brake pedal fell to the floor board. the contact applied the emergency brake. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated that the front brake lines were corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 63,000. mah
02/09/201363000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated while parked with the brake pedal depressed he noticed the brake pedal fell to the floor board. the contact applied the emergency brake. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated the front brake lines were corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 63,000. da
06/16/200615669
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving 9 mph, the contact attempted to decelerate but stopping power greatly decreased. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and was informed that the two front abs sensors had become corroded and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 15,669 and the current mileage was 65,500. mah
06/16/200615669
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving 9 mph, the contact attempted to decelerate but stopping power greatly decreased. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and was informed that the two front abs sensors had become corroded and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 15,669 and the current mileage was 65,500. mah
06/16/200615669
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving 9 mph, the contact attempted to decelerate but stopping power greatly decreased. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and was informed that the two front abs sensors had become corroded and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 15,669 and the current mileage was 65,500. mah
06/16/200610000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated while driving 9 mph it took an extra one to two vehicle lengths to stop. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and was informed that the two front abs sensor had become corroded and would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 15,669 and the current mileage was 65,500. dt
12/19/2012920001
 I was driving south on i-95 on the new jersey turnpike and slowed due to traffic and brakes went to the floor. i pumped them several times and put on the emergency brake and luckily stopped before hitting anyone. i had my whole family in the car, wife, 4 kids as we were heading to maryland from connecticut to visit family for christmas. i pulled over and was able to stop again but the brakes never felt quite right again. i had warning list come on several times and had to keep adding brake fluid. when i inspected the leak it was under the drivers door right where the lines sit in their plastic hanger. i also noticed all the other lines were shot as well (as in rusted). this is my family car as i use it for work and every time we go out as a family as well as drive kids to school etc..... i am amazed at the corrosion level and am currently attempting to replace the line that is leaking, but just a small portion of it. after reading the complaints associated with this vehicle and brake line corrosion, i hope you do something! as thank goodness i am a careful and conscientious driver because if i was going any faster (faster than 35 mph on a 65 mph highway) i would have caused a crash. suffice to say we had to use relatives cars to travel and then carefully plan the trip home with lots of brake fluid and constant stopping to avoid holiday season traffic. not a good scenario! *tr
12/19/201292000
 I was driving south on i-95 on the new jersey turnpike and slowed due to traffic and brakes went to the floor. i pumped them several times and put on the emergency brake and luckily stopped before hitting anyone. i had my whole family in the car, wife, 4 kids as we were heading to maryland from connecticut to visit family for christmas. i pulled over and was able to stop again but the brakes never felt quite right again. i had warning list come on several times and had to keep adding brake fluid. when i inspected the leak it was under the drivers door right where the lines sit in their plastic hanger. i also noticed all the other lines were shot as well (as in rusted). this is my family car as i use it for work and every time we go out as a family as well as drive kids to school etc..... i am amazed at the corrosion level and am currently attempting to replace the line that is leaking, but just a small portion of it. after reading the complaints associated with this vehicle and brake line corrosion, i hope you do something! as thank goodness i am a careful and conscientious driver because if i was going any faster (faster than 35 mph on a 65 mph highway) i would have caused a crash. suffice to say we had to use relatives cars to travel and then carefully plan the trip home with lots of brake fluid and constant stopping to avoid holiday season traffic. not a good scenario!
12/19/201292000
 I was driving south on i-95 on the new jersey turnpike and slowed due to traffic and brakes went to the floor. i pumped them several times and put on the emergency brake and luckily stopped before hitting anyone. i had my whole family in the car, wife, 4 kids as we were heading to maryland from connecticut to visit family for christmas. i pulled over and was able to stop again but the brakes never felt quite right again. i had warning list come on several times and had to keep adding brake fluid. when i inspected the leak it was under the drivers door right where the lines sit in their plastic hanger. i also noticed all the other lines were shot as well (as in rusted). this is my family car as i use it for work and every time we go out as a family as well as drive kids to school etc..... i am amazed at the corrosion level and am currently attempting to replace the line that is leaking, but just a small portion of it. after reading the complaints associated with this vehicle and brake line corrosion, i hope you do something! as thank goodness i am a careful and conscientious driver because if i was going any faster (faster than 35 mph on a 65 mph highway) i would have caused a crash. suffice to say we had to use relatives cars to travel and then carefully plan the trip home with lots of brake fluid and constant stopping to avoid holiday season traffic. not a good scenario!
12/19/201292000
 I was driving south on i-95 on the new jersey turnpike and slowed due to traffic and brakes went to the floor. i pumped them several times and put on the emergency brake and luckily stopped before hitting anyone. i had my whole family in the car, wife, 4 kids as we were heading to maryland from connecticut to visit family for christmas. i pulled over and was able to stop again but the brakes never felt quite right again. i had warning list come on several times and had to keep adding brake fluid. when i inspected the leak it was under the drivers door right where the lines sit in their plastic hanger. i also noticed all the other lines were shot as well (as in rusted). this is my family car as i use it for work and every time we go out as a family as well as drive kids to school etc..... i am amazed at the corrosion level and am currently attempting to replace the line that is leaking, but just a small portion of it. after reading the complaints associated with this vehicle and brake line corrosion, i hope you do something! as thank goodness i am a careful and conscientious driver because if i was going any faster (faster than 35 mph on a 65 mph highway) i would have caused a crash. suffice to say we had to use relatives cars to travel and then carefully plan the trip home with lots of brake fluid and constant stopping to avoid holiday season traffic. not a good scenario!
10/27/201297001
 Started truck placed foot on brake and pedal went to floor. brake fluid leaked all over the ground. had vehicle towed to repair shop. brake line were totally rusted through. i drive the vehicle approximately once a week. it only has approximately 9700 miles on it. i am the only owner. the under carriage is also rusted. luckily it happen in my driveway rather than on the road. can provide a receipt for all new brakelines installed if needed. *tr
10/27/20129700
 Started truck placed foot on brake and pedal went to floor. brake fluid leaked all over the ground. had vehicle towed to repair shop. brake line were totally rusted through. i drive the vehicle approximately once a week. it only has approximately 9700 miles on it. i am the only owner. the under carraige is also rusted. luckily it happen in my driveway rather than on the road. can provide a receipt for all new brakelines installed if needed.
10/27/20129700
 Started truck placed foot on brake and pedal went to floor. brake fluid leaked all over the ground. had vehicle towed to repair shop. brake line were totally rusted through. i drive the vehicle approximately once a week. it only has approximately 9700 miles on it. i am the only owner. the under carraige is also rusted. luckily it happen in my driveway rather than on the road. can provide a receipt for all new brakelines installed if needed.
10/10/201282000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the rear brake lines near the fuel take were completely covered with rust causing the vehicle to lose all of the brake fluid. the contact was driving 60 mph at the time of the failure. the brake pedal extended to the floor when the pedal was engaged. the contact had to shift the vehicle into a lower gear and use the emergency brake in order to drive the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer confirmed the brake lines rusted through in the rear. the failure and current mileage was 82,000. rvk
10/10/201282000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the rear brake lines near the fuel take were completely covered with rust causing the vehicle to lose all of the brake fluid. the contact was driving 60 mph at the time of the failure. the brake pedal extended to the floor when the pedal was engaged. the contact had to shift the vehicle into a lower gear and use the emergency brake in order to drive the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer confirmed the brake lines rusted through in the rear. the failure and current mileage was 82,000. rvk
10/10/201282000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the rear brake lines near the fuel take were completely covered with rust causing the vehicle to lose all of the brake fluid. the contact was driving 60 mph at the time of the failure. the brake pedal extended to the floor when the pedal was engaged. the contact had to shift the vehicle into a lower gear and use the emergency brake in order to drive the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer confirmed the brake lines rusted through in the rear. the failure and current mileage was 82,000. rvk
10/10/201282000
 Tl- the contact owns a chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the brake lines failed on the vehicle. the contact stated that the rear brake lines near the fuel take rusted through and the vehicle lost all brake fluid. the contact stated they were traveling 60 mph at the time of the failure. the brake pedal went to the floor when pressed. the contact had to put the vehicle into a lower gear and use the emergency brake to get the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer confirmed the brake lines rusted through in the rear by the fuel tank. the failure mileage and current mileages were 82,000.rl
07/29/20121130001
 Brake pedal went to the floor without stopping the vehicle. found the lines on the driver side below the door on top of the rail were corroded and had burst. *js
07/29/20121130001
 Brake pedal went to the floor without stopping the vehicle. found the lines on the driver side below the door on top of the rail were corroded and had burst. *js
07/29/20121130001
 Brake pedal went to the floor without stopping the vehicle. found the lines on the driver side below the door on top of the rail were corroded and had burst. *js
07/29/20121130001
 Brake pedal went to the floor without stopping the vehicle. found the lines on the driver side below the door on top of the rail were corroded and had burst. *js
07/29/2012113000
 Brake pedal went to the floor without stopping the vehicle. found the lines on the driver side below the door on top of the rail were corroded and had burst
07/29/2012113000
 Brake pedal went to the floor without stopping the vehicle. found the lines on the driver side below the door on top of the rail were corroded and had burst
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
12/01/201149000
 The problem addressed in your nhtsa action number: pe05020 for earlier model years of the same truck are occuring in my 2005 truck. this has led to near rear-end collisions. the brakes go into an anti-lock condition at slow speeds while braking, no matter what the weather or road conditions are. you should extend the model years covered in your earlier recall to include all thru 2005 models and perhaps beyond or issue a new recall based on this and similar complaints from consumers. obviously gm did not fix the problem in follow on versions of the silverado.
12/01/201149000
 The problem addressed in your nhtsa action number: pe05020 for earlier model years of the same truck are occuring in my 2005 truck. this has led to near rear-end collisions. the brakes go into an anti-lock condition at slow speeds while braking, no matter what the weather or road conditions are. you should extend the model years covered in your earlier recall to include all thru 2005 models and perhaps beyond or issue a new recall based on this and similar complaints from consumers. obviously gm did not fix the problem in follow on versions of the silverado.
12/01/201149000
 The problem addressed in your nhtsa action number: pe05020 for earlier model years of the same truck are occuring in my 2005 truck. this has led to near rear-end collisions. the brakes go into an anti-lock condition at slow speeds while braking, no matter what the weather or road conditions are. you should extend the model years covered in your earlier recall to include all thru 2005 models and perhaps beyond or issue a new recall based on this and similar complaints from consumers. obviously gm did not fix the problem in follow on versions of the silverado.
12/01/201149000
 The problem addressed in your nhtsa action number: pe05020 for earlier model years of the same truck are occuring in my 2005 truck. this has led to near rear-end collisions. the brakes go into an anti-lock condition at slow speeds while braking, no matter what the weather or road conditions are. you should extend the model years covered in your earlier recall to include all thru 2005 models and perhaps beyond or issue a new recall based on this and similar complaints from consumers. obviously gm did not fix the problem in follow on versions of the silverado.
09/29/201190000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 45 mph, the contact abnormally depressed the brake pedal into the floorboard. the contact was able to drive the vehicle home where it was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic advised that there was excessive rust on the frame and the rear brake line was fractured. the rear brake line was replaced. the mechanic informed the contact that the other front brake lines were also rusted and could possibly fracture if not repaired. the vin was not available. the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. kmj
09/29/201190000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 45 mph, the contact abnormally depressed the brake pedal into the floorboard. the contact was able to drive the vehicle home where it was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic advised that there was excessive rust on the frame and the rear brake line was fractured. the rear brake line was replaced. the mechanic informed the contact that the other front brake lines were also rusted and could possibly fracture if not repaired. the vin was not available. the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. kmj
09/29/201190000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. while driving at approximately 45 mph the contact depressed the brake pedal and it dropped to the floor board. the contact was able to drive the vehicle home. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated there was excessive rust on the frame and rear brake line had fractured. the rear brake line was replaced. the mechanic informed the contact the other front brake lines were also rusted and could possibly fracture. the vin was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. ds
07/04/201029500
 Anti- lock brakes are activating on dry pavement at slow speeds. this happens 95% of all stoppings. when you think you will stop in 10-15 feet, it might take twice the distance as expected.
07/04/201029500
 Anti- lock brakes are activating on dry pavement at slow speeds. this happens 95% of all stoppings. when you think you will stop in 10-15 feet, it might take twice the distance as expected.
07/04/201029500
 Anti- lock brakes are activating on dry pavement at slow speeds. this happens 95% of all stoppings. when you think you will stop in 10-15 feet, it might take twice the distance as expected.
07/04/201029500
 Anti- lock brakes are activating on dry pavement at slow speeds. this happens 95% of all stoppings. when you think you will stop in 10-15 feet, it might take twice the distance as expected.
07/04/201029500
 Anti- lock brakes are activating on dry pavement at slow speeds. this happens 95% of all stoppings. when you think you will stop in 10-15 feet, it might take twice the distance as expected.
11/09/2008125001
 Antilock brake system engages at vehicle speeds of under 10 mph on dry conditions. i previously owned a 2001 chevrolet tahoe with the same problem. one would think that gm would correct this problem. vehicle has 13,000 miles, but is over 36 mo. old, so is no longer covered under warranty. *tr
08/01/2008400001
 Anti-lock brakes activitating @ 10 mph or less. *tr
09/06/20057000412/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated the brakes on the vehicle are not working properly. when applying the brakes, the rear brakes do not work. the vehicle was taken to the dealership to determine what the problem. the dealership adjusted the rear brakes and explained the vehicle was repaired. after driving the vehicle for a period of time, it is experiencing the same problems with the brakes. the vehicle was taken in a second time for repairs to be made. at that time the drums were turned. the vehicle was driven again for a period of time, while still experiencing the same problems with the brakes. the vehicle was taken back a third time and at this time the dealership is unable to duplicate the problem. *nm
12/01/20041449211/27/2004
 I reported that the vehicle did not seem to want to move from a stopped position. approximately three weeks later the problem repeated itself but with the service brake system lights coming on.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
09/18/200984120101/01/2008
 Tl*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 *bf 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.*jb
02/01/200921500105/26/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. while driving 20 mph, the abs failed to stop the vehicle. the contact almost struck a child. after finally stopping the vehicle, he took it to the dealer and they stated that the brake sensors failed. the dealer installed a temporary sensor to make sure that would remedy the failure. the manufacturer stated that they were not responsible for the repairs. he found a recall for the failure, but it did not include his model year. the contact believes that the design was never changed and the newer models have also been affected by this defect. the vehicle has not yet been permanently repaired. the the consumer stated the abs activated at a low speed and the pedal would go all the way to the floor. updated 03/19/09*jb
08/01/2008400001
 Anti-lock brakes activitating @ 10 mph or less. *tr
10/09/200744250106/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. over a three week period, while driving 8 mph, the antilock brakes failed. the abs would lock up the pedals and cause the vehicle to vibrate. the repair cost $400. the current and failure mileages were 44,250.
02/21/200632404/29/2005
 2005 chevrolet crew cab 1/2 ton two wheel drive has had a vibration while driving and while braking since the first test drive. the salesman promised it was just the tires with flat spots and would go away. john keating chevy. as changed the front rotors the back drums, two tires aligned the front end put in steering kit. the truck still has the vibration and now the front left and the rear brakes are locking up. if you brake hard the brakes skids on the left side. i have contacted customer service they will not return my calls. i was at the dealership on 2/21/06 i tried to talk the owner i left my name and i was there for 5 hours he never contacted me. i called him that night around 6:15 and spoke with him, he wants to ride in the truck, i called the next afternoon left my number and asked for appointment. i called again 2/23/06 around 2:00 again i left my number. *jb
12/28/2005505/27/2005
 Vehicle at low speeds when brakes are applied can become hard to change direction of travel. *nm
10/12/200525000104/28/2005
 Dt: the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet silverado. while driving on a steep curve he had to panic brake to avoid going over an embankment. the brakes locked and would not allow the vehicle to slow down or stop. the vehicle hit the ground and proceeded to flip over. the vehicle is equipped with driver and passenger side air bags. upon impact the front air bags did not deploy. the vehicle has not been inspected to determine why the brakes locked up or why the air bags did not deploy. he has not contacted the manufacturer or the service dealer. *ak
06/13/2005202/19/2005
 The day the vehicle was purchased the consumer noticed that the check engine light on his 2005 chevrolet silverado had illuminated. *nm the dealer reset the check engine light, however it illuminated again and the dealer stated it was a bad gas pressure sensor. 4 months after owning the vehicle the vehicle started jerking and the consumer was unable to pass other motorist on the highway. the consumer managed to get to his destination when all of a sudden all of the lights on the dashboard lit up and the vehicle cut off. the dealer informed the consumer the abs sensor and crank positioning sensor were bad. *jb *nm
01/24/20050109/30/2004
 No accident yet, brakes feel weak and spongy. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
02/10/2008390001
 Complete failure of anti-lock braking system. new chevrolet silverado pickup truck with only 39,000 miles with no damage. have heard that a large number of chevy cars and trucks are having this problem. the cost to fix the abs system is $800.00 this is a system that should not fail. it is a selling point on the vehicles and should be warranted for life of vehicle. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
01/10/200525143109/18/2003
 Upon attempting to back up from a parked position, an audible pop was heard by the vehicle operator and three bystanders. the vehicle then stopped motion after about five feet of travel as the right rear wheel was locked up. upon visual on-the-spot inspection by company mechanic, it was obvious the casting attached to the axle end which acts as the support for both the brake caliper and the parking brake had exploded with a large piece shooting onto the ground and other pieces jamming up in the drum part of the rotor assembly causing the lock-up. vehicle immovable, was flatbeded to the selling dealer. repair was made by replacing all affected components with new, and we were billed even though vehicle was well with-in its original warranty based on service managers assumption that we (the operators) had somehow contributed to the failure. telecom complaint to gm cust. assistance, (file no, 1-299810112) returned same results. it is our contention that this critical part failed of its own accord either through defect or design, and that we were extremely lucky that this happened in our parking lot and not on a highway at 55 mph. vehicle operator has lost confidence in the safety of this equipment without a valid explanation and corrective action to a permanent remedy. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
04/07/2005466103/13/2005
 2005 silverado ls extended cab: extreme heat with smoke billowing from the front disc brakes. extremely hot hubs left and right front. proir to todays pre-fire conditons, i reported to the chevrolet dealer that the front brakes seem to stick while driving and were hot with a burning smell. (truck was purchased last month and has only 466 miles) intermittent hot hubs and burn smell, but no smoke. today, reporting fire conditions with the extreme heat and billowing smoke. left a message to the chevrolet dealer and will put in their shop tommorrow the 8th of april 2005.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
07/21/200634300403/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated about every 6,000-7,000 miles, when the pressure is applied to the brake, the front end shakes badly. the first three times the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the brake pads were resurfaced. the last time the front brake pads and rotors were replaced. the problem has recurred.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
07/21/200634300403/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated about every 6,000-7,000 miles, when the pressure is applied to the brake, the front end shakes badly. the first three times the vehicle was taken to the dealership where the brake pads were resurfaced. the last time the front brake pads and rotors were replaced. the problem has recurred.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
07/11/200513206/03/2005
 Dt: 2005 chevy c1500 half ton pickup t was placed in storage for about a month. this vehicle was never used and had only 13 miles on the speedometer when recieved from the dealer. this was a company vehicle, and when out of storage it was discovered there was no brake fluid. the master cyclinder was completely dry. took to a dealer and dealer could not find any leaks. essentially ,they could not find the cause. *ak
12/01/20041444211/27/2004
 Rear brakes; hanging up, the vehicle did not seem to want to mone from a stopped position. three weeks later the service brake system light came on. the brake master cylinder was removed and replaced.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
07/26/200717741106/01/2005
 2005 silverado with brake problems customer states that this is a safety defect**cc the consumer stated approached a stop sign and realized the brakes were not working properly and the power assist was not working. the consumer left the vehicle with the dealer for 2 days to assess the problem but to no avail. the consumer stated he took the vehicle to a dealer where he had previous work performed on the vehicle such as steering, but they were also unable to duplicate the problem. *tr
09/15/200549781
 Entering freeway as truck merged on freeway. vehicle suddenly jerked to one side while turning steering wheel. after several people observed the vehicle we realized when you turned the steering wheel the brake locked up by themselves with no one touching them. if you turn the steering wheel the brakes apply very rapidly and / or lock up. i believe this to be extremely dangerous. we had tow truck pick up vehicle and deliver to chevrolet dealership. left vehicle at dealership and they said they would repair the vehicle and repair the damage done to the vehicle in the accident at no charge. i informed the dealership that i thought this was a extremely dangerous condition. they all agreed and said thy had never seen or heard of this problem before. when i went to talk to them after fixing the vehicle the service representive pulled me to the side and told me he thought this was a extremely dangerous condition and did not believe the vehicle was safe to drive. he also let me know that there is a tsb on this problem and chevrolet is aware of the problem (tsb document id 1686251) . after talking over this mater with several mechanics they all agreed this was a extremely dangerous problem and could easily cause injury and / or death. what is amazing is chevrolet is aware of the problem and from what i can see the ntsb is also aware of the problem and nothing has been done. if i was in a turn on a overpass and the brakes suddenly applied from turning the steering wheel i assume this would cause a very serious accident. please let me know the findings of your investigation as soon as possible due to the seriousness of the defect. *nm
03/06/20051
 2005 chevrolet silverado experiencing problems with steering and brake equipment.***no answer required***.*mr when the consumers wife made left turn, she stated the steering and felt sluggish, she then noticed the brakes felt useless. she struggle for about 60 yards to keep the vehicle under control. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, however they were unable to rectify the problem, but the dealer did suggest that the flow control valve to the boost vacuum power in the brake and steering system be replaced. *jb