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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Brake Problems

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  • tglinktglink Posts: 2
    The abs system on my 2007 silverado is causing the brakes to pulse every time i stop regardless of conditions. I had the problem diagnosed as a bad wheel bearing and repaired,however the problem returned. I was wondering if anyone faced the same problem and managed to have it repaired correctly and what was the cause.
  • I have a 2009 Chevrolet 1500 Ext Cab. The brakes went out at 7000 miles, front & rear. The dealer replaced front pads & rotors & the rear brakes & drums. At 10,000 miles the front pads were replaced again. At 15,000 miles the front pads, rotors, rear shoes & drums were replaced again. The truck now has 40,000 miles and the brakes, front & rear, have been replaced (8) times. The dealer says they can find no problems with the brake system. I've taken the truck to an independent shop. They have replaced rotors, pads, shoes & drums twice. They also can find no other problems with the brake system. Can anyone offer any reasons why this is happening?

    Thanx
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    What kind of mileage are you getting?
  • I'm getting 11.9 mpg according to the truck's computer.
  • I am not sure what the variations on brakes were on the chevy silverado line, but I have a 2003 silverado 1500 HD crew cab with the quadrasteer option. The truck is used about 10% of the mileage for towing my 4000 lb boat trailer to the ocean. It has 118000 miles on it and still has plenty of life on the original brake pads! Now we can talk about the emergency brake which has never worked right from when I bought it new...
  • Not trying to be funny, or offend, but you dont drive with both feet like alot of folks, do you? Some people i have rode with use the right foot on the accelerator, and the left foot on the brake. I'm pretty sure that you wouldnt be asking about this if you did that, but just in case. jim
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    sparkmark,

    Would you mind emailing me your VIN and involved dealer please? I’d like to look into this further for you.

    Thanks,
    Laura
    GM Customer Service
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Tglink,

    First off, let me apologize for the lengthy wait for a response to your situation. Since, you had posted your situation on here, have you taken the vehicle back to dealership for further diagnosis? Could you please, provide us with an update?

    Michelle P., GM Customer Service (assisting Christina)
  • The dealer is MK Smith Chevrolet Chino, Ca. The VIN #1GCEC29J49Z145670
    They did the second brake job replacing the front rotors & pads & the rear drums & shoes. I have done the brakes myself and Chino Hills Transmission has replaced everything twice. Chino Hills Transmission was the last shop to work on my truck. Last date of service was 4/01/11.
  • The truck has not been back to a dealer. I took it to an independent shop. Last service on the brakes was 4/01/11.
  • Hey guys I work for a hunting club and they bought a 2009 2500 hd in March of 09. I just got the 4th set of brakes put on it this week. I am on my third set of rotors also. I only have 23,729 miles on it. This truck is a work truck and is in the mud on the club 99% of the time but this break thing is getting a little old. Any thoughts?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    sparkmark,

    When was the last time you spoke to the dealership regarding the brakes? Have you contacted customer assistance?

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • tglinktglink Posts: 2
    Michelle P. In response to your question, no I have not taken the truck back since posting my message. The diagnosis was made at an independent garage rather than a dealer and I had hoped to narrow the potential solutions before returning to either one. This is apparently not an isolated problem and I am attempting to educate myself in an effort to avoid unnecessary and costly repairs
  • barnowl3barnowl3 Posts: 70
    Yes, please post the results of your situation. Parts that wear or fail are understandable and different quality vehicles have different levels of reliability. However, parts that fail within years of new and affect life safety is an incorrect and unsafe design. Living through 2 premature brake line failures, I am now wondering if ABS should be replaced for safety purposes. You are doing GM truck owners a service by keeping us posted. I have heard of no recalls yet from GM.
  • I tried to replace the drum shoes on my truck last week and everything was going smoothly until I attempted to remove the emergency brake line from the old shoe. I think I can see how it needs to be done. I think i need to pull the cone like head of it and push it down at the same time until it can move freely in the spring. I could be wrong but even if that is correct I couldn't seem to do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    edited April 2011
    tglink,

    Please keep us posted on any updates.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    barnowl3,

    Are you currently experiencing any issues with your vehicle?

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Tglink,

    Thank you for providing us with additional information about your situation. I can understand the quest for more information to assist in saving money with parts and repairs.

    Please, don’t hesitate to contact Caron or Christina if you have further questions or concerns.

    Michelle P., GM Customer Service
  • My truck had the brake failure, that occurred when the wheel bearings went bad, and the abs system stopped working, and dis-allowed the brakes to work,- AND ITS A 2001. I keep up with this forum pretty much, EVERY DAY.

    My observation is this, and i'm wondering- A CHEVY SILVERADO, made in 2001, and now, 10 YEARS LATER, I still see posts of fellow Chevy truck owners, with the very same things with their newer trucks. HOWEVER- THE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT GM wants "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION",

    10 YEARS OF TRUCKS SOLD, AT OUTRAGEOUS PRICES, 'AND' A STIMULUS FROM THE OBAMA BUNCH- SEEMS TO ME, THAT AS MANY GOOD CUSTOMERS, AS GM HAS SEEN IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, You would think that GM would actually give a crap, and reimburse their customers for the trouble, or at least give a RE-CALL on their defective trucks. Guess i dont know much about business, BUT I KNOW WHO I "WONT" BE BUYING MY NEXT TRUCK FROM!! I wont forget, i have that big dent in the front bumper to remind me how well the brakes worked when i needed them, EVERY TIME I GO TO GET IN. HAVE A GREAT DAY- HATEFUL JIM!!
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