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#343 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [sparkmark]
Apr 06, 2011 (5:28 pm)
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...
#344 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [sparkmark]
Apr 07, 2011 (6:00 am)
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
#345 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [sparkmark]
Apr 08, 2011 (8:55 am)
Would you mind emailing me your VIN and involved dealer please? I’d like to look into this further for you.
GM Customer Service
#346 of 618 Re: ABS problems [tglink]
Apr 08, 2011 (10:23 am)
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)
#347 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [gmcustsvc]
Apr 09, 2011 (7:37 am)
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.
#348 of 618 Re: ABS problems [gmcustsvc]
Apr 09, 2011 (7:39 am)
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.
#349 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [sparkmark]
Apr 10, 2011 (7:38 am)
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?
#350 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [sparkmark]
Apr 11, 2011 (12:28 pm)
When was the last time you spoke to the dealership regarding the brakes? Have you contacted customer assistance?
Caron, GM Customer Service
#351 of 618 Re: ABS problems [gmcustsvc]
Apr 13, 2011 (12:37 pm)
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
#352 of 618 Re: ABS problems [gmcustsvc]
Apr 13, 2011 (6:30 pm)
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.