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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Brakes, Truck
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#466 of 618 Re: Burst brake line - 2002 Silverado 1500 z71 [walterkeen]
Jan 02, 2012 (3:36 pm)
My husband had the exact same thing happen to him. I would also recommend that you check the frame, especially in regards to the gas tank. My husband was told his is about to fall out, and a neighbor of mine has a Chevy Silverado ( same frame) and his gas tank DID fall out while he was driving. So sad that GM will not stand by their products. Please visit a site that I set up with all GM contact information. Hopefully if enough people speak up they will do something. Gook luck!
#467 of 618 GMC Brake and steering failure
Jan 02, 2012 (8:55 pm)
I have a 2008 sierra 2500 4wd crew cab with 35,750 miles. My brakes and power steering have gone out twice. first time when backing out of my barn. Started it up and put in reverse and had no brakes. Threw it in neutral and nearly tore off my mirrors before I got it stopped. Folded them in and backed out slowly and found I had no steering. Worked hard backing up and forth to get it to the house to call the dealer. After a dozen or more attempts it broke loose,and I had brakes and steering. I checked the fluid in the pump and is was over full. Took it to the dealer and they changed the steering box first, then when that did not work ,the pump.After That ,I drove it about 120 miles, parked it, and a few days later went to leave,and no brakes or steering. Called the dealer and they sent a wrecker to pick it up.Before the wrecker arrived,I took the cap off the pump and it blew fluid every where. I had to pressure wash it before the wrecker picked it up.When the wrecker picked it up,had brakes and steering. Now the dealer says that General motors wants to put a fluid in the pump that is not as thick.They think it is too thick for colder weather and I should let my engine idle a while before driving???? I think they are full of bull since it did not happen the 2 past winters.Who ever heard of warming up an engine to make sure your brakes and steering works? I hope this will help others who may have or experiencing this problem. I tow a 11,500 lb. RV 5th wheel. RH,
#468 of 618 Re: GMC Brake and steering failure [paparichard]
Jan 03, 2012 (6:38 am)
Thank you for your patience in working with us to sort through this concern. If we can follow up with your dealership for you to see if we can learn more from them, please let us know in an email that includes your name, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and the name of your dealership.
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#469 of 618 Re: GM brake failure [hateful_jim]
Jan 03, 2012 (6:04 pm)
AMEN X2. FYI, I did look at the new GM trucks and yes they NOW do coat their brake lines (hmm, seems engineering does realize they had a problem) . But on trade, when the dealer said he needed to deduct $ from the trade due to a rusted out bumper ( which they undercoated under warranty and replaced the rusty rear after ONE month of ownership), and a bad Stainless Steel Exhaust ( rusted inside, $1,000 to replace since it is welded to the catalytic and they refused to fix under warranty). Their response was, well it is not all SS, but I showed them the window sticker and got a blank stare. So I said, what else will they cover up and not stand behind? Why put myself through this pain again? I walked out and drove to Ford.
So now I hear the NHTSA closed their case and GM continues to ignore this issue till it goes away.Well GM, here is what you lost in the past 6 months due to just one lost loyal customer after 33 years:
1.) 2 Months ago - One lost $50,000 sale on crew cab diesel, not a GM.
2.) Wife needs a new car, kiss that $35,000 sale goodbye. Oh yeah, no service or parts sales from us for 10 years.
3.) Sister needs a car, wants a Buick. She trusts me, since I've worked on cars for 33 years. She knows of my experiences and trusts my recommendation.
4.) Neighbor looking to buy another Buick. He knows my story.
5.) His son has a GM truck with brake problems, he knows my problems. yep, you will lose that sale too as he said GM blew him off as well. Hmm..pattern
6.) Co worker lost his brakes on his GM pickup (again rusty brake lines, go figure!), and his wife hit a tree in the front yard. Yep they drive a Honda pickup now.
And my recommendations will continue, because GM trucks with suddenly failing brakes will hit other innocent vehicles.
#470 of 618 Re: GM- FAIL [pattipie3]
Jan 03, 2012 (6:12 pm)
Can you provide more info on the facebook group? I searched for it, but it did not come up in a Facebook search. These posts did come up in a search though!
#471 of 618 Re: GMC Brake and steering failure [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jan 03, 2012 (8:58 pm)
The dealer is working well with me to solve the problem and I will pick it up tomorrow. Will let you know what develops from there. I do not feel to safe not knowing if this is a test on my truck or if this really is the problem.They say it is only happening with the diesels in the north in extreme cold weather,and the diesel idles on a lower RPM. If this is happening,I can not find anyone posting this problem on the net from the north,only a few on older models. Two winters and no problems till now makes me wonder on my truck.(????).RH
Jan 04, 2012 (7:59 pm)
What about the truck frames. They are rusting apart! Your bumpers, made of heavy metal but rusting through in three years. Anyone driving a GM truck better get your brake lines checked and replace immediately.
#473 of 618 Re: ABS problems [hateful_jim]
Jan 08, 2012 (9:10 am)
I had the problem with the 4wheel drive light coming on and not being able to use 4wd. I ended up taking out the push button switch and re soldering the loose wire connections after i fixed the hole that appeared in the transfer case caused by a BAD PART inside it. It works now and light does not come back. I wish the abs problem was this easy to fix. Bought chevy all my life. This silverado is the LAST CHEVY I WILL OWM. $50,000 piece of ****
#474 of 618 Re: GM brake failure [barnowl3]
Jan 10, 2012 (6:48 pm)
I have a 2004 GMC 2500 HD and just replaced all the calipers and pads 60000 mile in 2009. Now I'm having to do it again on the front and I went back to Autozone where I first got them to get the warranty honored and they can't get the caliper alone they only sell a loaded caliper. Well to make a long story short they ended up paying me back for a set of calipers, core fees, and pads from O'Reilly's and to turn the rotors. Also my wife's Tahoe had calipers go bad on the rear at 65,000 mile. What happened to making things last!! My older daughter has the first Toyota Tacoma truck in our family and I'm curious to see what it will do versus the Chevy's. My brother in law has had Toyota trucks for years and never had problems like this with brakes.
#475 of 618 Re: ABS problems [lastchevyibuy]
Jan 14, 2012 (4:44 pm)
Jim here- Just wanted to say, WINTERS HERE- Wife drives across Cowee MTN every day, but she wont be driving my Chevy truck, (JUST IN CASE). I found a like new NISSAN Exterra, needs just a little bit of transmission work, but am getting it for 1000.00. I'm pretty sure the brake lines or the frame rails wont fall out on her now.
TOLD YA MY NEXT PURCHASE WOULDNT BE A GM PRODUCT. HAVE A GREAT DAY, HATEFUL JIM SAID THAT!!