Chevrolet Silverado 1999 - Service brakes



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Chevrolet Silverado 1999 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 - ANTILOCK
05V379000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 04/01/1998 to 07/31/1999V (Vehicle)135371809/22/2005ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.08/29/200508/29/2005
Defect SummaryCertain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles may experience unwanted antilock brake system (abs) activation. this condition is more likely to occur in environmentally corrosive areas. this recall will be launched in the salt belt states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maryland, massachusetts, maine, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia only.
Consequence SummaryThis can cause increased stopping distances during low-speed brake applications, which could result in a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers are to remove the wheel speed sensor and thoroughly clean the wheel speed sensor mounting surface on the bearing, apply rust inhibitor to the cleaned surface, grease the mounting surface, reinstall the wheel speed sensor, and check the peak-to-peak output voltage to ensure the wheel speed signal is within specifications. the recall began september 22, 2005. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or gmc at 1-866-996-9463.
NotesGm recall no. 05068. gm revised the involved vehicles by amending the original 573 report on october 4, 2005. gm revised the original 573 report on december 16, 2005, to include additional states and vehicle population.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.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
00X001000GENERAL MOTORS CORP. X777873ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.05/23/200008/24/2000
Defect SummaryThis is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: 1/2 ton light duty pickup trucks. on certain trucks, failure to follow the service procedure set forth in the service manual for removal of the front brake caliper can result in movement of the front brake hose relative to its knuckle mounting bracket. if this movement results in increased length between the bracket and the banjo fitting that attaches to the brake caliper, it is possible for the brake hose to come in contact with the wheel rim.
Consequence SummaryThis contact with the wheel rim could, in time, cause the brake hose to become worn to the point that brake fluid leakage could occur. if this occurred, loss of front brakes is possible.
Corrective SummaryDealers will attach a notice label to the front brake hoses stating that the calipers must be supported when removed.
NotesGm has decided to conduct a service program to install a label on the hose with warning and recommendations to support the brake calipers when removing them.owners can contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc at 1-800-462-8782, concerning this program.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
00V345000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 04/01/1998 to 07/31/1999V (Vehicle)138392202/05/2001MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/30/200010/30/2000
Defect SummaryVehicle description: light duty pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. some of these vehicles have a clearance condition between the front right-hand brake pipe and the body cross sill that could decrease to the point of allowing contact during the life of the vehicle. if contact occurs and the brake pipe becomes damaged, in half of the brake system there can be a loss of brake fluid and pressure. the brake warning lamp will be activated when the brake fluid level reaches the indicator limit.
Consequence SummaryDuring braking, the pedal will be lower than normal and stopping distances will be longer. if this occurs when stopping distance is limited, a crash could occur.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the front right-hand brake pipe for wear. if there are signs of wear, this section of the brake pipe will be replaced with a new designed brake pipe section. if there are not signs of wear on the brake pipe, the dealer will install a spacer clip to ensure sufficient clearance between the brake pipe and the body cross sill.
NotesOwner notification began february 5, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc at 1-800-462-8782. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
Chevrolet Silverado 1999 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
020525006A12/01/200202052500610000749Antilock brake (abs) activation at low speeds on various models including the 1995 and 1996 envoy. *tt2003-03-28
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). *kb2007-08-15
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
345510017232Supplement to 04094 front wheel speed sensor corrosion. *tt2005-10-28
0506809/01/200510016715Product safety recall regarding front wheel speed sensor corrosion. *tt2005-09-28
02052500206/01/2002634839Subject regarding revised wheel speed sensor replacement procedure. *tt2002-10-09
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
04052300506/01/200410012141Availability of rear wheel mud flaps to reduce debris build-up on rear brake calipers and/or rear wheels. *tt2005-02-15
0205301/01/2004308010007739Information on resurfacing the park brake portion of the rear brake rotor. *tt2004-07-09
000523005B06/01/2003000523005A10002132Right rear inner brake pad wear. various modles including the 2004 silverado and sierra. *tt2003-08-13
0009301/01/2001618102Subject pertaining to front brake pipe contact with body cross sill. *jb2001-04-04
0009301/01/2001618104Exhibiting front brake pipe contact with body cross sill. *jb2001-04-04
86502210/01/1998602980Comments of a clunk or a thump noice from rear of vehicle when brakes are applied.1999-01-22
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
03052500705/01/2009030525007D10004310Antilock brake (abs) activation at low speeds (clean wheel speed sensor mounting surface). *tt updated 10/23/09. *pe2003-12-02
02052500601/01/2006020525006B10000062Antilock brake (abs) activation at low speeds. *tt2003-02-10
22010101/22/2001618187On some vehicles, after turning off the vehicle, the abs motor continues to run. *tt2001-04-06
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. *tt2004-08-13
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
18020202/18/2002629811Customers may comment about a brake squeak or a noise, particularly after a cold soak and on the first brake application. *tt2002-04-09
0009301/12/2001618115Subject regarding a clearance condition between the front right-hand brake pipe and the body cross sill. *jb2001-04-04
0002402/21/2001617530Subject regarding customer satisfaction campaign - front brake hose abrasion. *tt2001-03-19
86502401/01/1999603985Complaints about a squeal noise coming from the brakes. *tt1999-03-12
Chevrolet Silverado 1999 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
EA11001GENERAL MOTORS CORP.01/05/2011Brake line corrosion failure
 The office of defects investigation (odi) received defect petition dp10-003 on march 2, 2010, requesting the investigation of model year (my) 2003 chevrolet silverado 2500hd 4wd pickup trucks for corrosion failures of the vehicle brake lines.dp10-003 was granted and on march 30, 2010, preliminary evaluation pe10-010 was opened on more than six million model year 1999 through 2003 light trucks and sport utility vehicles manufactured and sold by general motors corporation (gm).on july 2, 2010, odi received gm's response to an information request, which included gm's assessment of the frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect. gm stated that:(1) the brake system of the subject vehicles is split front/rear and should a brake pipe suddenly fail for any reason, the affected vehicle would be capable of stopping with the pressure supplied by the remaining circuit; (2) the subject vehicles were designed to meet the hydraulic circuit partial failure requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standards 105 and 135, light vehicle brake systems; and (3) should a brake fluid leak occur for any reason, the brake system malfunction indicator lamp (mil) would illuminate and warn the driver before the brake fluid level was low enough to cause a loss of line pressure. of the890 total complaints for brake pipe corrosion identified, 761 were located in salt belt states (connecticut, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia and wisconsin).the complaint rate per 100,000 vehicles sold is significantly higher in the salt belt, 43.0, compared with 3.0 for the remaining states.in approximately 25 percent of the complaints, the brake pipe failure has allegedly occurred suddenly, with no warning to the driver (i.e., no brake warning light), and resulted in extended stopping distances.in 26 of these incidents, the increase in stopping distance that resulted was alleged as a factor in a crash and in 10 others the vehicle was intentionally steered off the road or into another lane of travel in order to avoid a crash.an engineering analysis has been opened for subject vehicles sold or currently registered in salt belt states to further assess the scope, frequency and safety risks associated with sudden failures of corroded brake pipes that can result in decreased brake effectiveness. odi will continue to gather information on subject vehicles outside the salt belt as well.
PE10010GENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/30/201001/05/2011Brake line corrosion failure
 The office of defects investigation (odi) received defect petition dp10-003 on march 2, 2010, requesting the investigation of model year (my) 2003 chevrolet silverado 2500hd 4wd pickup trucks for corrosion failures of the vehicle brake lines.dp10-003 was granted and on march 30, 2010, preliminary evaluation pe10-010 was opened on more than six million model year 1999 through 2003 light trucks and sport utility vehicles manufactured and sold by general motors corporation (gm).on july 2, 2010, odi received gm's response to an information request, which included gm's assessment of the frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect. gm stated that:(1) the brake system of the subject vehicles is split front/rear and should a brake pipe suddenly fail for any reason, the affected vehicle would be capable of stopping with the pressure supplied by the remaining circuit; (2) the subject vehicles were designed to meet the hydraulic circuit partial failure requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standards 105 and 135, light vehicle brake systems; and (3) should a brake fluid leak occur for any reason, the brake system malfunction indicator lamp (mil) would illuminate and warn the driver before the brake fluid level was low enough to cause a loss of line pressure.odi's and gm's analysis indicates that 85 percent of the complaints occurred on vehicles used primarily in states that use salt on the roads during winter months (connecticut, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia and wisconsin).overall the complaint rates per 100,000 vehicles for salt belt states is 43.0 and non-salt belt is 3.0.in approximately 25 percent of the complaints the brake pipe failure occurred suddenly, with no warning (i.e., no mil, brake fluid loss warning), and resulted in extended stopping distances.in 30 of these the increase in stopping distance that resulted was a factor in the crash and in 10 others the vehicle was intentionally steered off the road or into another lane of travel in order to avoid a crash.this investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis (ea11-001) for subject vehicles sold or currently registered in salt belt states to further assess the scope, frequency and safety risks associated with sudden failures of corroded brake pipes that can result in decreased brake effectiveness. odi will continue to gather information on subject vehicles outside the salt belt as well.
PE10010GENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/30/2010Brake line failure due to corrosion
 The office of defects investigation (odi) received a defect petition on march 2, 2010, requesting the investigation of model year (my) 2003 chevrolet silverado 2500hd 4wd pickup trucks for corrosion failures of the vehicle brake lines.the petitioner alleged a sudden loss of brake effectiveness and extended stopping distance after a corroded brake burst during a brake application. odi has received 110 owner complaints for my 1999 through 2003 chevrolet and gmc c/k series pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, including 3 involving my 2003 2500 series heavy-duty pickup trucks.the complaints allege the loss of braking effectiveness due to brake line rupture because of corrosion.in 37 of these complaints, the brake line failure was confirmed by a dealer inspection.three complaints allege that corroded brake line failure resulted in a crash.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to determine the frequency, scope and safety consequences of the alleged defect in the subject vehicles.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
PE05020GENERAL MOTORS CORP.04/28/200509/13/2005UNWANTED LOW-SPEED ABS ACTIVATION05V379000
 In a letter dated august 29, 2005, gm notified odi that it was recalling certain model year 1999 through 2002 c/k pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles to correct a problem with anti-lock brake system (abs) wheel speed sensor corrosion that may result in unwanted abs activation and extended stopping distances during low-speed braking (recall 05v-379).gm's recall covers approximately 804,000 vehicles currently registered in the following 14 salt-belt states:connecticut, illinois, indiana, massachusetts, maine, michigan, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, and west virginia.the recall procedure will involve removing the sensor, cleaning the mounting surface, applying a rust inhibitor (zinc-x) to the surface, and reinstalling the sensor.if necessary, the sensor will be replaced. the population and failure report data given in this resume are for the full region that has been considered by odi as the salt-belt.that includes delaware, iowa, maryland, minnesota, missouri, wisconsin and the district of columbia in addition to the 14 states included in 05v-379.the states covered by gm's recall have the highest incident rates for the subject condition, accounting for 91% of the incidents, but only 24% of subject vehicle sales in the united states.odi's analysis determined that 840 of the complaints, 244 of the crashes, and 16 of the injuries identified in this investigation occurred in those states.the resulting incident and crash rates are 96.2 and 28.0 per 100,000 vehicles respectively (note:rates are based on vehicle sales, not registered vehicles). the corresponding numbers in the excluded portions of the salt-belt are 399,000 vehicles, 81 incidents (20.3 per 100,000 vehicles), 3 crashes, and no injuries.the statistics in the remaining 30 states are 2,406,000 vehicles, 168 incidents (7.0 per 100,000 vehicles), 31 crashes, and one injury.gm and odi are continuing to monitor the problem experience in states that are not included in the recall.gm will provide odi with updated complaint, field report, and warranty data in november 2005.odi and gm will review that data and assess the appropriateness of the current scope of the recall at that time.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
PE05020GENERAL MOTORS CORP.04/28/200509/13/2005UNWANTED LOW-SPEED ABS ACTIVATION05V379000
 In a letter dated august 29, 2005, gm notified odi that it was recalling certain model year 1999 through 2002 c/k pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles to correct a problem with anti-lock brake system (abs) wheel speed sensor corrosion that may result in unwanted abs activation and extended stopping distances during low-speed braking (recall 05v-379).gm's recall covers approximately 804,000 vehicles currently registered in the following 14 salt-belt states:connecticut, illinois, indiana, massachusetts, maine, michigan, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, and west virginia.the recall procedure will involve removing the sensor, cleaning the mounting surface, applying a rust inhibitor (zinc-x) to the surface, and reinstalling the sensor.if necessary, the sensor will be replaced. the population and failure report data given in this resume are for the full region that has been considered by odi as the salt-belt.that includes delaware, iowa, maryland, minnesota, missouri, wisconsin and the district of columbia in addition to the 14 states included in 05v-379.the states covered by gm's recall have the highest incident rates for the subject condition, accounting for 91% of the incidents, but only 24% of subject vehicle sales in the united states.odi's analysis determined that 840 of the complaints, 244 of the crashes, and 16 of the injuries identified in this investigation occurred in those states.the resulting incident and crash rates are 96.2 and 28.0 per 100,000 vehicles respectively (note:rates are based on vehicle sales, not registered vehicles). the corresponding numbers in the excluded portions of the salt-belt are 399,000 vehicles, 81 incidents (20.3 per 100,000 vehicles), 3 crashes, and no injuries.the statistics in the remaining 30 states are 2,406,000 vehicles, 168 incidents (7.0 per 100,000 vehicles), 31 crashes, and one injury.gm and odi are continuing to monitor the problem experience in states that are not included in the recall.gm will provide odi with updated complaint, field report, and warranty data in november 2005.odi and gm will review that data and assess the appropriateness of the current scope of the recall at that time.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
EA11001GENERAL MOTORS CORP.01/05/2011Brake line corrosion failure
 The office of defects investigation (odi) received defect petition dp10-003 on march 2, 2010, requesting the investigation of model year (my) 2003 chevrolet silverado 2500hd 4wd pickup trucks for corrosion failures of the vehicle brake lines.dp10-003 was granted and on march 30, 2010, preliminary evaluation pe10-010 was opened on more than six million model year 1999 through 2003 light trucks and sport utility vehicles manufactured and sold by general motors corporation (gm).on july 2, 2010, odi received gm's response to an information request, which included gm's assessment of the frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect. gm stated that:(1) the brake system of the subject vehicles is split front/rear and should a brake pipe suddenly fail for any reason, the affected vehicle would be capable of stopping with the pressure supplied by the remaining circuit; (2) the subject vehicles were designed to meet the hydraulic circuit partial failure requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standards 105 and 135, light vehicle brake systems; and (3) should a brake fluid leak occur for any reason, the brake system malfunction indicator lamp (mil) would illuminate and warn the driver before the brake fluid level was low enough to cause a loss of line pressure. of the890 total complaints for brake pipe corrosion identified, 761 were located in salt belt states (connecticut, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia and wisconsin).the complaint rate per 100,000 vehicles sold is significantly higher in the salt belt, 43.0, compared with 3.0 for the remaining states.in approximately 25 percent of the complaints, the brake pipe failure has allegedly occurred suddenly, with no warning to the driver (i.e., no brake warning light), and resulted in extended stopping distances.in 26 of these incidents, the increase in stopping distance that resulted was alleged as a factor in a crash and in 10 others the vehicle was intentionally steered off the road or into another lane of travel in order to avoid a crash.an engineering analysis has been opened for subject vehicles sold or currently registered in salt belt states to further assess the scope, frequency and safety risks associated with sudden failures of corroded brake pipes that can result in decreased brake effectiveness. odi will continue to gather information on subject vehicles outside the salt belt as well.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - HYDRAULIC - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
PE10010GENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/30/201001/05/2011Brake line corrosion failure
 The office of defects investigation (odi) received defect petition dp10-003 on march 2, 2010, requesting the investigation of model year (my) 2003 chevrolet silverado 2500hd 4wd pickup trucks for corrosion failures of the vehicle brake lines.dp10-003 was granted and on march 30, 2010, preliminary evaluation pe10-010 was opened on more than six million model year 1999 through 2003 light trucks and sport utility vehicles manufactured and sold by general motors corporation (gm).on july 2, 2010, odi received gm's response to an information request, which included gm's assessment of the frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect. gm stated that:(1) the brake system of the subject vehicles is split front/rear and should a brake pipe suddenly fail for any reason, the affected vehicle would be capable of stopping with the pressure supplied by the remaining circuit; (2) the subject vehicles were designed to meet the hydraulic circuit partial failure requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standards 105 and 135, light vehicle brake systems; and (3) should a brake fluid leak occur for any reason, the brake system malfunction indicator lamp (mil) would illuminate and warn the driver before the brake fluid level was low enough to cause a loss of line pressure.odi's and gm's analysis indicates that 85 percent of the complaints occurred on vehicles used primarily in states that use salt on the roads during winter months (connecticut, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia and wisconsin).overall the complaint rates per 100,000 vehicles for salt belt states is 43.0 and non-salt belt is 3.0.in approximately 25 percent of the complaints the brake pipe failure occurred suddenly, with no warning (i.e., no mil, brake fluid loss warning), and resulted in extended stopping distances.in 30 of these the increase in stopping distance that resulted was a factor in the crash and in 10 others the vehicle was intentionally steered off the road or into another lane of travel in order to avoid a crash.this investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis (ea11-001) for subject vehicles sold or currently registered in salt belt states to further assess the scope, frequency and safety risks associated with sudden failures of corroded brake pipes that can result in decreased brake effectiveness. odi will continue to gather information on subject vehicles outside the salt belt as well.
PE10010GENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/30/2010Brake line failure due to corrosion
 The office of defects investigation (odi) received a defect petition on march 2, 2010, requesting the investigation of model year (my) 2003 chevrolet silverado 2500hd 4wd pickup trucks for corrosion failures of the vehicle brake lines.the petitioner alleged a sudden loss of brake effectiveness and extended stopping distance after a corroded brake burst during a brake application. odi has received 110 owner complaints for my 1999 through 2003 chevrolet and gmc c/k series pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, including 3 involving my 2003 2500 series heavy-duty pickup trucks.the complaints allege the loss of braking effectiveness due to brake line rupture because of corrosion.in 37 of these complaints, the brake line failure was confirmed by a dealer inspection.three complaints allege that corroded brake line failure resulted in a crash.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to determine the frequency, scope and safety consequences of the alleged defect in the subject vehicles.
Chevrolet Silverado 1999 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
02/22/2013114000
 Went out to get into my truck to go to work. we had just had a snow storm and when i backed out of my drive i got stuck trying to get to the street. i went to put the truck into drive from reverse. so i hit the brakes so that i could shift into drive and when i hit the brakes they went to the floor. i tried pumping them with no success. so i pulled the truck back into the drive and noticed a big puddle of brake fluid under the truck. i parked it and drove my tahoe to work. came home from work that day and pulled the truck into the garage and looked underneath to see what had caused the issue. i found all the brake lines had just crumbled to pieces. thankfully i was not on the highway or in heavy traffic when this failure occured. i have ordered a prebent stainless steel replacement set to replace all the brake lines with. this is clearly an issue gm must deal with.
02/22/2013114000
 Went out to get into my truck to go to work. we had just had a snow storm and when i backed out of my drive i got stuck trying to get to the street. i went to put the truck into drive from reverse. so i hit the brakes so that i could shift into drive and when i hit the brakes they went to the floor. i tried pumping them with no success. so i pulled the truck back into the drive and noticed a big puddle of brake fluid under the truck. i parked it and drove my tahoe to work. came home from work that day and pulled the truck into the garage and looked underneath to see what had caused the issue. i found all the brake lines had just crumbled to pieces. thankfully i was not on the highway or in heavy traffic when this failure occured. i have ordered a prebent stainless steel replacement set to replace all the brake lines with. this is clearly an issue gm must deal with.
02/22/2013114000
 Went out to get into my truck to go to work. we had just had a snow storm and when i backed out of my drive i got stuck trying to get to the street. i went to put the truck into drive from reverse. so i hit the brakes so that i could shift into drive and when i hit the brakes they went to the floor. i tried pumping them with no success. so i pulled the truck back into the drive and noticed a big puddle of brake fluid under the truck. i parked it and drove my tahoe to work. came home from work that day and pulled the truck into the garage and looked underneath to see what had caused the issue. i found all the brake lines had just crumbled to pieces. thankfully i was not on the highway or in heavy traffic when this failure occured. i have ordered a prebent stainless steel replacement set to replace all the brake lines with. this is clearly an issue gm must deal with.
02/22/2013114000
 Went out to get into my truck to go to work. we had just had a snow storm and when i backed out of my drive i got stuck trying to get to the street. i went to put the truck into drive from reverse. so i hit the brakes so that i could shift into drive and when i hit the brakes they went to the floor. i tried pumping them with no success. so i pulled the truck back into the drive and noticed a big puddle of brake fluid under the truck. i parked it and drove my tahoe to work. came home from work that day and pulled the truck into the garage and looked underneath to see what had caused the issue. i found all the brake lines had just crumbled to pieces. thankfully i was not on the highway or in heavy traffic when this failure occured. i have ordered a prebent stainless steel replacement set to replace all the brake lines with. this is clearly an issue gm must deal with.
02/22/2013114000
 Went out to get into my truck to go to work. we had just had a snow storm and when i backed out of my drive i got stuck trying to get to the street. i went to put the truck into drive from reverse. so i hit the brakes so that i could shift into drive and when i hit the brakes they went to the floor. i tried pumping them with no success. so i pulled the truck back into the drive and noticed a big puddle of brake fluid under the truck. i parked it and drove my tahoe to work. came home from work that day and pulled the truck into the garage and looked underneath to see what had caused the issue. i found all the brake lines had just crumbled to pieces. thankfully i was not on the highway or in heavy traffic when this failure occured. i have ordered a prebent stainless steel replacement set to replace all the brake lines with. this is clearly an issue gm must deal with.
01/15/200540000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact noticed a noise coming from under the hood while parked. the contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the anti-braking motor remained in operation while the engine was powered off. the contact disconnected the battery in order to power off the anti-braking motor. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician advised that the anti-braking motor would have to be replaced. some time later while the contact was driving approximately 5 mph and depressing the brakes, the brakes would not respond. the dealer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was included and previously repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 00v345000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). they would not provide any assistance in repairing the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. kmj
01/15/200540000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact noticed a noise coming from under the hood while parked. the contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the anti-braking motor remained in operation while the engine was powered off. the contact disconnected the battery in order to power off the anti-braking motor. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician advised that the anti-braking motor would have to be replaced. some time later while the contact was driving approximately 5 mph and depressing the brakes, the brakes would not respond. the dealer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was included and previously repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 00v345000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). they would not provide any assistance in repairing the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. kmj
01/15/200540000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact noticed a noise coming from under the hood while parked. the contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the anti-braking motor remained in operation while the engine was powered off. the contact disconnected the battery in order to power off the anti-braking motor. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician advised that the anti-braking motor would have to be replaced. some time later while the contact was driving approximately 5 mph and depressing the brakes, the brakes would not respond. the dealer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was included and previously repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 00v345000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). they would not provide any assistance in repairing the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. kmj
10/15/2012280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500. the contact was driving approximately 5 mph when the brakes were applied and they abnormally traveled to the floorboard. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake lines were corroded, which would require replacement. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the contact replaced the brake lines himself. the vehicle was repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 280,000. kmj
10/15/2012280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500. the contact was driving approximately 5 mph when the brakes were applied and they abnormally traveled to the floorboard. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake lines were corroded, which would require replacement. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the contact replaced the brake lines himself. the vehicle was repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 280,000. kmj
10/15/2012280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500. while driving approximately 5 mph the driver depressed the brake pedal and noticed the brake pedal dropped to the floor board. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the brake lines were corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the contact replaced the brake lines himself. the vehicle was repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 280,000. da
10/15/2012280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500. while driving approximately 5 mph the driver depressed the brake pedal and noticed the brake pedal dropped to the floor board. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the brake lines were corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the contact replaced the brake lines himself. the vehicle was repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 280,000. da
11/05/2012128000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph she noticed a burning smell and a grinding sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. the contact stopped the vehicle and noticed the rear brakes were smoking. the vehicle was taken to the independent dealer where the contact purchased the vehicle a day prior for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated the rear brakes were replaced. after the repair the brakes continued to smoke. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the contact was informed the vehicle was purchased as it was and no further assistance would be provided. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 128,000. pmb
11/05/2012128000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph she noticed a burning smell and a grinding sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. the contact stopped the vehicle and noticed the rear brakes were smoking. the vehicle was taken to the independent dealer where the contact purchased the vehicle a day prior for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated the rear brakes were replaced. after the repair the brakes continued to smoke. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the contact was informed the vehicle was purchased as it was and no further assistance would be provided. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 128,000. pmb
11/05/2012128000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph she noticed a burning smell and a grinding sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. the contact stopped the vehicle and noticed the rear brakes were smoking. the vehicle was taken to the independent dealer where the contact purchased the vehicle a day prior for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated the rear brakes were replaced. after the repair the brakes continued to smoke. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the contact was informed the vehicle was purchased as it was and no further assistance would be provided. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 128,000. pmb
09/27/201259000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for brake service and was informed that the frame and brake lines were completely rusted. the contact was also told that the vehicle could no longer be driven. the vin was not available. the failure and the current mileages were 59,000. kmj
09/27/201259000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for brake service and was informed that the frame and brake lines were completely rusted. the contact was also told that the vehicle could no longer be driven. the vin was not available. the failure and the current mileages were 59,000. kmj
09/27/201259000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for brake service and was informed that the frame and brake lines were completely rusted. the contact was also told that the vehicle could no longer be driven. the vin was not available. the failure and the current mileages were 59,000. kmj
09/27/201259000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for brake service and was told the frame had rusted out on the vehicle. the contact was told that the vehicle could no longer be driven. the rust included the brake lines as well. the was not available. the failure mileage and current mileages were 59,000.rl
05/05/2012870001
 I have a 1999 chevy silverado and at low speeds my anti-lock braking system engages which causes my truck to stop later or further than anticipated. this has been an ongoing problem for about 6-8 months. i called general motors to see about a recall and was told that there wasn't a recall. my boss has a 2002 silverado and he is experiencing the same problem. the only thing we can do is to pull the fuse and the brakes will act like conventional brakes. *tr
05/05/201287000
 I have a 1999 chevy silverado and at low speeds my anti-lock braking system engages which causes my truck to stop later or further than anticipated. this has been an ongoing problem for about 6-8 months. i called general motors to see about a recall and was told that there wasn't a recall. my boss has a 2002 silverado and he is experiencing the same problem. the only thing we can do is to pull the fuse and the brakes will act like conventional brakes.
05/05/201287000
 I have a 1999 chevy silverado and at low speeds my anti-lock braking system engages which causes my truck to stop later or further than anticipated. this has been an ongoing problem for about 6-8 months. i called general motors to see about a recall and was told that there wasn't a recall. my boss has a 2002 silverado and he is experiencing the same problem. the only thing we can do is to pull the fuse and the brakes will act like conventional brakes.
05/05/201287000
 I have a 1999 chevy silverado and at low speeds my anti-lock braking system engages which causes my truck to stop later or further than anticipated. this has been an ongoing problem for about 6-8 months. i called general motors to see about a recall and was told that there wasn't a recall. my boss has a 2002 silverado and he is experiencing the same problem. the only thing we can do is to pull the fuse and the brakes will act like conventional brakes.
09/14/2010390001
 I as driving my 1999 silverado to work . approaching a traffic signal ,i applied brakes and felt the line let go as my pedal went to the floor. my mechanic was shocked at the amount of rust under my truck with only 40000 miles. i had already replaced rotted rotors,abs sensors,etc. more recently i had two other brake lines fixed.really dont feel safe driving this anymore. gm should recall pronto before someone gets killed. *tr
09/14/2010390001
 I as driving my 1999 silverado to work . approaching a traffic signal ,i applied brakes and felt the line let go as my pedal went to the floor. my mechanic was shocked at the amount of rust under my truck with only 40000 miles. i had already replaced rotted rotors,abs sensors,etc. more recently i had two other brake lines fixed.really dont feel safe driving this anymore. gm should recall pronto before someone gets killed. *tr
09/14/201039000
 I as driving my 1999 silverado to work .approaching a traffic signal ,i applied brakes and felt the line let go as my pedal went to the floor.my mechanic was shocked at the amount of rust under my truck with only 40000 miles. i had already replaced rotted rotors,abs sensors,etc.more recently i had two other brake lines fixed.really dont feel safe driving this anymore. gm should recall pronto before someone gets killed.
08/13/20121179161
 At slow speeds the antilock brakes fail dramatically. your stop is accelerated, until such point that the brakes actually revert to regular braking and the antilock brake annunciator light illuminates on the instrument panel. the wheel sensors are less than a year old as i have had both front wheel hubs replaced. *tr
08/13/20121179161
 At slow speeds the antilock brakes fail dramatically. your stop is accelerated, until such point that the brakes actually revert to regular braking and the antilock brake annunciator light illuminates on the instrument panel. the wheel sensors are less than a year old as i have had both front wheel hubs replaced. *tr
08/13/2012117916
 At slow speeds the antilock brakes fail dramatically. your stop is accelerated, until such point that the brakes actually revert to regular braking and the antilock brake annunciator light illuminates on the instrument panel. the wheel sensors are less than a year old as i have had both front wheel hubs replaced.
03/16/2010110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was engaged and there was no response. in order to come to a complete stop the gear was shifted into a low range and the emergency brake engaged. the failure occurred when braking at low speeds. there was recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). the manufacturer was notified of the problem and they informed the contact that the vin was ineligible for the recall. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 110,000. kmj
03/16/2010110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was engaged and there was no response. in order to come to a complete stop the gear was shifted into a low range and the emergency brake engaged. the failure occurred when braking at low speeds. there was recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). the manufacturer was notified of the problem and they informed the contact that the vin was ineligible for the recall. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 110,000. kmj
03/16/2010110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was engaged and there was no response. in order to come to a complete stop the gear was shifted into a low range and the emergency brake engaged. the failure occurred when braking at low speeds. there was recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). the manufacturer was notified of the problem and they informed that the vin was ineligible under the recall defect. the vehicle had not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 110,000. js
07/28/2012130000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact was traveling 55 mph when the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. the mechanic confirmed that the brake line ruptured due to corrosion. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 130,000.
07/28/2012130000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact was traveling 55 mph when the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. the mechanic confirmed that the brake line ruptured due to corrosion. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 130,000.
07/28/2012130000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact was traveling 55 mph when the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. the mechanic confirmed that the brake line ruptured due to corrosion. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 130,000.
07/28/2012130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact was traveling 55 mph when the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. the mechanic confirmed that the brake line ruptured due to corrosion. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 130,000. kmj
07/28/2012130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact was traveling 55 mph when the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. the contact confirmed the brake line ruptured due to corrosion. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 130,000. rds
07/16/20121355001
 Complete and total brake failure, without warning, from burst brake lines caused by rust in the lines from master cylinder to the junction box under driver's seat. i had this problem previously in the brake line from junction box to passenger front wheel two years ago. the previous rupture was in the same area, but not the same spot as this failure. i have kept visual checks for extensive rust on the other lines since then. however this new failure was where the line went through the cab to the frame, out of clear sight and behind inner fender liner. i had backed vehicle and a trailer down boat ramp to recover ski boat. vehicle stopped normally at water edge and boat was loaded. upon applying brakes to take vehicle from park to drive, brake pedal went completely to floorboard. i drove vehicle and boat up the ramp slowly into parking lot where i attempted to stop on flat ground. vehicle rolled to a stop with brake pedal completely on floor. in order to get home, i removed fender liner and made emergency repairs with store bought brake lines and splice connectors. only the line from the firewall side of the master cylinder originally failed, however in attempting to remove that broken line, the front line also had extensive rust and also started leaking. the break in the second line was within an inch of the other break. it appears the driver's side front wheel throws water, salt and debris on all lines where they run down frame through body cavity and along frame rails. most extensive rust is located in plastic clips that stabilize brake lines to the frame. brake lines are vital safety features, not wear items and should not fail for the life of the vehicle, in my opinion. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
07/20/2001
 Air brakes abs motor continues to run, and over time drains battery and reduces operating ability of braking system. dealership has replaced this component at the consumer's expense. please provide any additional information/attachments.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
05/01/200514500020001/07/1999
 Anti-lock brakes engage at low speed braking. the sensors have been cleaned twice, and the abs module has been replaced. total cost for these is $1,100.00.
09/08/2004645007511/16/2002
 Low speed activation of abs, tried to remedy with gm despite their awareness of the problem and a known design defect, they declined any assistance in the repair
05/10/200242000105/03/1999
 Antilock brack module failed at approximately 42,000 miles.
10/27/20046600007/17/1999
 While vehicle was under warranty i complained of fading brakes while traversing rough spots in roads.dealership mechanics said it was the abs system. he said i could disconnect it?but i chose not to. now my 1999 silverado has an even bigger problem. while performing a gentle stop the brake pedal becomes hard and vehicle will not stop unless i stand on the brake pedal. i crashed through my garage door the last time this happened. my brakes were inspected and they are all in good order. the mechanic did however notice that the abs was on constantly. ( so does someone have to die before action is taken on this matter) there is numerous complaint about the abs system in this truck.
06/26/2004340001
 Like so many others, my abs system has gone out on my 1999 chevy silverado, i was simply driving to town when the light came on, 34,000 miles on the vehicle. the motor kept running even when the vehicle was turned off, i immediately proceeded to my asc certified mechanic who reviewed the vehicle and informed me my abs module is shot and the estimated repair cost is $1000.00+ (partially due to no aftermarket parts available.) so not only is gm unwilling to acknowledge the problem, they are compounding the pain for owners by holding a monopoly on the repair part. unacceptable - a recall is in order - this is a serious safety issue gm is not addressing. *ak
08/01/2003120002512/31/1999
 1999 chevrolet silverado has two problems with brakes. first problem is that truck continues to go full speed after hitting brakes if there is any uneven roadway or if road is wet or if any number of other conditions exist. very scary when it won't stop. 2nd complaint is abs module went out at 34,000 miles and 42 months. was told that it was not under warranty. spent $900 to replace, did not solve any of my braking problems. it is scary to drive because you never know when it will decide not to stop. cannot identify a single date, the stopping problem has happened too many times to enumerate.
01/08/2003
 Abs system is not working properly. also, intermittently abs light. come on. dealer has been notified. ts. *ak
12/23/2002
 Consumer stated that while driving and without warning the abs failed causing the consumer to have extended stopping distance. dealer notified. ts
11/01/20021510/01/2099
 The break pedel becomes rock hard and the truck will not stop have to use the emergancy brake when the antilock brake fuse is removed the brakes work fine. before i removed the fuse was almost in many crashes, if i had not used the e brake!!!!!!!!!! dt
3005/01/2002
 Abs brakes severly resist the operators attempts to bring the vehicle to a stop at slow speed. the brake pedal vibrates but increased pressure by the operator will not being the vehicle to a stop. you have to take your foot off of the pedal completely, then slam it down with force to get the truck to jerk to a stop many feet past where it would normally stop. this frequently causes a loss of control at slow speed such as pulling up to a gas pump or stopping at an intersection. on numerous occasions, the vehicle failed to stop until it was well into an intersection. dealer would not repair unless the abs light came on which it never did. owner removed the abs fuse and the vehicle stops normally with abs disabled. owner investigation revealed that this is a common problem on the 1999 silverado which requires nearly $1000 to repair, but gm will not cover the repair of these obviously defective abs systems. dt
08/10/2002108/01/2001
 No summary. dt
10/21/2002109/01/2002
 No summary. dt
11/25/2002111/01/2002
 When brake applied at slow speed, truck failed to slow down with constant brake pressure. i almost rear-ended vehicle in front of me. pavement was clean and dry. i have also been getting abs chatter when stopping at slow speeds. dt
10/23/2002104/01/2099
 Ecbm shorted out. located on top of abs brake pump, attached to frame under drivers seat. dealer wanted $1100 to fix, $770 part. bought part $409 (discount) had installed for $300, called chevrolet service help. no help!! got other recalls fixed at dealer. dealer nor me couldn't get hold of chevorlet service help. ecbm located where water can damage it. seems to be a problem with 1999. dt
11/09/200206/01/2002
 I have talked with over 50 people just in the knoxville area that have had this same problem - a burnt out electrical delay in the abs unit - costing upwards of $1000 to fix. i have put less than 5000 on this vehicle from my date of purchase earlier this year. i am still under dealer warranty and i will be demanding a refund and an explanation. if so many people are having this same exact problem, some people told me it is caused by water from the left tire splashing on the speed sensors, vitrually rendering them useless, then why isn't there a recall? dt
11/12/200209/01/2099
 Many people simply pull fuse or disconnect abs pump power and go without abs because of the cost of repairs. due to the number of vehicles experiencing the same failure, this could be a significant safety problem. dt
11/01/200207/01/2099
 The abs motor keeps running after the truck is cut off. the only way to stop it is to pull the fuse, so i have no abs. gm finds ways to get out of their warranties and could careless that they are creating safety problems. when you pay $26,000 for something you expect it to work and extended warranties should be just that instead of ways to suck out more money from buyers. dt
09/01/2002104/01/2002
 Abs pump continued to run with vehicle off. abs/brake light remain on seems to be a very common problem. dt
10/27/200201/01/2002
 Abs module fails, and antilock brake are inoperatable. module is located under the truck on the frame rail. this probably causes water to short it out. dt
 The front driver's side seat slide forward while stopping at a stop sign. i stopped and could not get it to latch back in place which is difficult since i am some what tall and had to use my left leg to brace my self so i would not slide forwrad the rest of the way. the abs light came on while driving home upon arriving home i got out and heard a noise which seemed to be coming from under the driver's side door. i let it go for a while about two days and it ran the battery down causing me to have it jump started since then i have pulled the fuse to the abs in the fuse box to turn whatever was running off. dt
06/18/2002103/01/2002
 The module that controls the abs is failing to turn the abs motor off when the truck is stopped. i have contacted chevy and they have said there is nothing that can be done but said this is a common problem with these trucks. it was not mentioned at the time of purchase. i have searched the internet concerning this issue and it is filled with message boards complaining of this same issue. how much more has to be done to start a recall campaign for this? dt
10/26/2002101/01/2002
 No summary. dt
11/02/2002
 Consumer noticed the at home didn't have antilock brake system. dealer has not been notified yet. please provide further information . mr
06/21/2002102/01/1999
 Consumer states that the module that controls the abs failed, resulting in no abs brakes, when needed. dealer contacted, this is a common problem. ts *jb
10/15/200011/01/1998
 The failure of the abs ecu and pump are due to the location of the unit which is located under the vehicle below the drivers seat. the abs unit is in the direct spash path of the front left tire. i dont think the engineers that designed this unit took into consideration that the abs ecu and pump get a presure wash evertime it rains. when the unit failed i went to the dealer in norman, ok (mark heitz) and talked to the service manager about it. he told me that they replace these units quite often because they get water in them and short out. not being familiar with the unit i asked more question. the ecu is sealed to the pump and when water enters through the seal it shorts out the ecu and starts rusting out the pump. the rust in the pump concerns me because it can potentialy contaminate the brake fluid and cause brake failure. tom-the service manager at mark heitz exact words the pump had water in it and it was full of rust mark heitz phone number is 405-321-7021. the other failure is the parking break. i dont think it ever worked the day it came off the dealer lot. the first time i tried toused the parking brake was at beaver lake in arkansas on a camping trip. this was last summer -summer of 2000-. i parked on a steep hill and applied the parking break . the pedal went to the floor rater easily and i thought nothing of it, that was unitll i got in the truck and tried to put it in drive, i had a hard time getting it out of park. the nut on the tensioner shaft to the parking brake system under the truck is completely tightened. the cable brances off to each rear caliper and is each attached to a lever on the calipers. i've observed the levers move and still no parking brake. the levers look to be fully engaged, that is the levers are pulled as far forward as possible by the cables. it's a great feeling to know that you've paid thirty grand for a vehicle with problems. if you have any question i can be reached at any time on my mobile 405.205.6621-thanks.
03/13/2001102/01/1999
 The abs pump continues to run even after ignition is turned off, thus draining battery. inorder to stop pump the abs must be disabled resulting in a dangerous situation, driving the vehicle wih compromised stopping ability which can result in an accident causing bodily harm or even death. *ak
03/01/2000
 Front brakes don't have a sure stop when going over a bump. dealer has seen vehicle several for the problem, but can not find anything wrong.*ak
08/15/2000311/01/1998
 When stopping on rough road the brakes released and then locked up. i talked to the dealer and they advised they haven't received any complaints on the brake systems. problem was not resoved.
07/01/20001003/01/1999
 The abs system/pump made a terrible sound and the warning light came on inside the vehicle. i contacted the dealer who stated just to unplug the abs power supply but the brakes were fine. another friend, julian scaff, has the same make/model/year truck and has had the exact abs failure. both were at approx. 45,000 miles. i have also had problems with the rear brakes locking up and not unlocking for a few minutes. this has caused untold wear and reduced fuel milage considerably. these are serious safety issues.
08/23/2000609/01/1999
 Abs failed on wet surface,spun 450 deg,after spin failed to stop vehicle. history: appoximately 4-6 times over a nine month period, when the brakes were first applied they did not appear to work. upon releasing the brake and reapplying, the brakes then worked. then over three month period the brakes began to feel choppy when stopping. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and all four rotors needed to be turned (only 10000 miles on vehicle). two days later on a wet surface, going 16-20 mph on a right turn with a slight uphill grade, when the brakes were applied the back end of the truck came spinning around in a clockwise direction. at 90 degrees the brake was released. the truck spun a total of 450 degrees. then the brakes were applied hard, you could hear the sound of the abs but the truck did not respond at all, there was no braking action. the vehicle crashed head on into a guard rail. the entire front bumper needs replacing. fortunately no one was injured.
12/15/19991009/01/1999
 The brakes get hard and won't work, then they suddenly lock up. this has happened to us several times, and to the service guy once. the first two times it was in for service, they couldn't duplicate the problem. after they went out on the service guy, they replaced the brake booster. they went out again, and they replaced the master cylinder. they just went out again, at an intersection, and we almost had an accident. it is back at the chevy dealer, but they don't know, and chevy doesn't know what to do with it. this is a dangerous situation. is anyone else reporting problems with these trucks?
05/01/1999
 Abs: while braking over semi-rough/rough surface, brakes seem to slip or disengage, causing extreme vibration. transmission: while pulling trailer or accelerating uphill, excessive vibration occurs. steering: while speeds 45 mph+, moderate vibration in front-end and sterring column. suspension: while tiurning wheels maximum left or right, or driving over uneven surfaces, hear a clicking noise in front-end. rear window: latch does not securely tighten window causing excessive wind noise.
04/23/1999412/01/1998
 New vehicles need more testing before they are sold to the public.
02/22/19991502/01/1999
 Since date of purchase, transmission has been vibrating and causing engine to feel like it is under stress/heavy load. contacted dealer and another chev. serv. both advise chev. knows of problem but does not know what it is or how to correct it. contacted chev. cust.serv. total waste of time. they do not care. simply state if chev. tac says they are working on problem what do i care. they will fix it eventually. problem is if they dont know what the problem is how can chev. claim it is not a safety issue. second problem- abs brakes are activating on dry hard surface at speeds under 40 mph. dealer syays problem does not exist. stated they called chev. tac know nothing about break problems so there must not be one. tried to say that i dont know how abs works. have had abs for 15 years know it pretty well. it is definitely activating when is should not. it seems that chev. is not concerned becasue truck was bought and paid for.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
05/10/20014900004/10/1999
 Gm 1999 silverado anit lock brake unit would not shut off even when truck was shut off. i tried to disconnect battery and burned fingers. to correct the failure pulled the fuse, but brakes do not stop good i have to press real hard to stop. the problem with the abs brake is that the pump motor is producing voltage spikes and the amplifier shorts and won't shut off drawing high current and anti lock brake failure and over heating of battery terminals causing burns when touched. this was so hot that the post came out of the battery. to correct the problem gm needs to change the amplifier to original failed 75 amp pump motor power amplifier with a double duty rated 104 amp (360 amp surge) device. add a 600 watt high speed voltage suppressor to protect the ebcm and the new amplifier set from voltage spikes created by the pump motor and jump starts. i have not had this fixed on my truck because i have been waiting for a recall. when are you going to make them fix this. you have many listing of this failure on your site. listed as brake lights on, abs etc. ebay now has people who fix these modules one has over 400 satisfied customers. i this this may effect million of trucks. incident date i would have to check for actual date.
09/05/20031
 When shutting vehicle off abs motor continues to run and overheats. *ak
06/16/200376000103/01/1999
 Loud humming from under drivers side of truck with engine off. abs light on when truck started. pulled 60 amp fuse for abs to stop humming. problem seems to be corrosion on a circuit located under the truck. abs now not functional and brake warning lights stay on after fuse was pulled. vehicle now without antilock brakes. * faulty connection happend about 800 miles over extended warranty and dealer would'nt even discuss covering it. *ak
02/07/2003106/15/2001
 Abs system on the vehicle is not working properly due to a faulty module. dealer was notified. ph
12/24/2002550002004/10/2000
 Loud humming from under drivers side of truck with engine off. abs light on when truck started. pulled 60 amp fuse for abs to stop humming. abs has performed erratically over life of truck, including not stopping numerous times on bumpy road surface. apparently general motors is aware ofissue with faulty design of unit, but refuses to accept responsibility. will they accept the responsibility when someone dies becuase of their neglect? will the nhtsa accept responsibility for not assisting in the protection that they say they are providing? why are failing components of this magnitude allowed to remain on these vehicles without any justification?
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
11/26/200771000106/07/2002
 On my way home from a boy scout meeting, i heard what sounded like an electric motor or pump running continuously and the check abs light was on on my dash board of my 1999 chevrolet silverado 2500 hd extended cab 4x4. the next morning i took it to a brake shop and they tested it on the computer and confirmed that the abs system had failed. if general motors put out a recall for this part, i was never notified and never received any recall notice. i have since found out that the abs systems failure is a common occurrence. so, why no recall? *tr
09/01/200561000104/01/1999
 Abs motor continued to run and would not shut off. had to disconnect the 60 amp fuse to prevent battery from running down. am told that the abs module is defective and will cost well over $1000 of my money to repair - this has not been recalled. this from a chevy with 80,000 miles?? i've discovered that this is not an isolated incident, that this is a common defect with this vehicle. i was told by the dealership that this failure occurs so often that they keep 4 to 5 units in stock. why isn't this being recalled? what else can we do? *ak
06/06/2005
 My father father-in-law is a certified mechanic and was doing some work on my 1999 silverado and noticed that the abs motor was continually running. to stop this he had to pull the fuse. i recently drove my truck from minnesota to california and on numberous ocassions i had trouble stopping. i had to push the brakes all the way to the floor and the truck still was slow to react. most of the time there was no one in front of me, but there were a couple times when i almost rear ended someone. i haven't done anything to correct the problem because i live in overseas. the truck is left in minnesota and i drive it whenever i am home for vacation. once i move home next year i will have to do something to fix this problem if chevy hasn't sent out a recall. how many stories like this does it take for chevrolet to do something about it? how many complaints have to be submitted about an abs motor that won't stop running unless the fuse is pulled? i sure hope chevy does something soon.
10/15/20037603305/03/1999
 Abs and brake light turn on. no crashes or injuries yet. gm knows of module problem but says item is not on recall.
06/06/20051300001
 Driving with family abs light came on. when shutting down the engine, a pump noise continued. the pump continued to run and drained our battery leaving my family stranded. tow truck mechanic, disconnected the pump, jump started our battery, and we brought the truck to the chevy dealer. dealer said it was the abs module and would cost $1100 to repair! researched the internet and found there were many complaints about this problem.
10/17/200346000101/02/1999
 Anti-lock break system failure on my 1999 chevrolet silverado pickup
05/15/2005103/08/2002
 Abs module failed on my 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500 ext. cab truck. the module stuck and kept abs running till i unpluged fuse. luckly there was no accdent. but i checked with my dealer no recall said they had replaced lots of these module. so i had to have them replace at a cost of $923.00. guest that is why chevrolet has not recalled!!!!
03/17/20051
 Abs pump on my truck will not turn off and without abs the brake system could lock and injure many people. they should recall this before someone gets hurt
01/01/200330000105/21/2001
 Brake anti lock motor runs continuously had to disconnect motor. now there is no antilock protection for brakes
02/07/2005980005010/31/1998
 The abs & brake warning lights sporatically illuminate while driveing and will sometimes reset to normal after you shut engine off and remove key. this has continued for 2 or 3 months. last week it finally went on and remained on and would not clear. i took the truck to the mechanic and his diagnostics indiacted a faulty ebcm. i have had it changed just today. i have checked with e others who also own this year truck silverado and they also have had problem. some have had it fixes and others not. the mechanic said is the abs light is iluminated then the abs is not operatable.
09/28/200440000105/15/2004
 Abs brake failure with only 40,000 miles on the truck. the abs brakes would come on if i went over bumps or railroad tracks, and then i would have to pump my brakes to get them back (or the truck wouldn't stop). finally, at 40,000 miles my abs light came on, my abs pump came on and would not turn off, and the chevy dealership told me my abs module blew. i was quoted $1,200 to replace it. instead, i pulled my abs fuse and operate the vehicle without abs brakes as i refuse to pay for what i believe is a defective abs system. it is my humble opinion that chevy should recall and replace this defect.
11/18/2004712563509/01/2003
 I own a 1999 chevy silerado ext.cab,i'm having problems with the anti-lock brake system it engauges when it is not needed cause the truck not to stop properly.i have to leave the anti-lock brake fuse out to drive the truck.
09/28/200423500108/24/2004
 Purchased 99 silverado in aug 2004, with only 22600 miles. within 1000 miles my abs light came on, with a loud humming sound from under my truck. my abs module failed. cost to replace just the part exceeds $800.00. gm say there is not a recallable issue, but every dealer/service dept i talked to stated it was a common problem. i do not have the money to replace it, abs fuse was removed so that the pump would not burn up.
03/21/2005510001
 On monday, march 21st, 2005, when my 1999 chevy silverado truck was started, the abs light came on and a loud buzzing sound from under the truck started. when the truck was turned off, the buzzing continued. the 60 a fuse was removed to finally making stop, after running the battery down the first day. this is a major safety issue that shoudl be recalled or on extended warranty. i read on a website that many many other truck owners have had the same problem. i am looking at upwards of $1200 to have this module on the abs pump fixed, and that might not solve the problem long term. it could happen again right away. i would appreciate gm or chevy recalling this malfucntion to the abs before a serious accident takes place. i purchashed a chevy truck to avoid these types of issues. now i have a $1200 estimate to fix a problem that shoudl be under warranty or recalled. please inform me as to how much chevy is willing to reimburse me on this major problem that is chevy/gm's fault. michael a. setlak 8937 nautical way new haven, in 46774
01/10/2004380002
 1999 full size chevrolet truck-- frequent abs brake failures causes vehicles not to stop at low speeds problem could cause serious or fatal injury to individuals in parking of crosswalk instances
02/25/200535000102/20/2004
 While driving my 1999 chevy silverado, the abs light came on and stayed on. a little searching brought me to the abs module on the frame under the left side of the passenger compartment. it was running, even after the vehicle was turned off and the key removed, it continued to run. i disconnected the power to the unit and tapped the wire up so as not to let it get wet,(obviously,it's carrying a lot of juce.) when i took the truck to the dealer where i had purchased it the service manager told me that the entire module was bad and it would cost nearly 1000 dollars to fix. he said that the module itself was going to cost 761 dollars. it's my opinion that nothing more than an internal relay has gone bad and i know for a fact it has happened to others too. my truck has only 35,000 miles on it and shouldn't be presenting costly repairs like this while i'm still making payments on it and have babied it in the 13 months that i've owned it. if these modules are failing at the rate that it appears they are then chevy should recall them or come up with a less expensive solution like an external by-pass type relay that wouldn't involve replacing a costly module like this over some 5 or 10 dollar relay. *ak
08/10/200137800103/15/2001
 2 months after 36,000 mile warranty on a 1999 chevrolet siverado, anti-lock brake pump fails. called the dealership called chevrolet and no calls recalls or concerns on this matter. it is fine if this was a single incident, but when you know of two other owners that have had the same problem on the same vehicle and live in the same county? please any help????? or is this not a problem?. *ak
10/01/200463525101/11/1999
 The abs module is defective. the abs pump continues to run after the vehicle is turned off. my family has two of these vehicles and both have had the same problem. what does it take to get nhtsa or gm to realize that this is a safety related problem and do something about it before someone is injured?*ak
11/15/200150000104/01/1999
 The fuel gauge sending unit failed (i go by mileage to know if i need fuel or not). driver's side seat belt locks up when you go to look to change lanes (dealer couldn't reproduce the problem--so it's never been fixed). passenger seat belt locks up if you just lean forward to roll down the window (was told this was a mechanism for a baby seat--didn't think car seats were supposed to be in the front seat). right side daytime running lamp burned out a long time ago. abs module failed (had to pull the fuse so the pump wouldn't burn up) therefore the truck no longer has abs. driver's side front wheel hub failed due to lack of grease in the non-consumer maintainable bearing (the whole hub had to be replaced). the water pump has already failed (replaced that). the transmission is starting to slip here & there. the accelerator sticks causing you to have to jam on it in parking lots & other places where it's just not safe to be darting forward. this model year was just a bad year for gm. they need to fix these problems. this is the worst gm vehicle i've ever owned (and i've been a loyal gm customer all my driving years). *ak
07/26/199957074104/28/1999
 Normal driving conditions with consistent vehicle maintainence. the abs module failure occurred without warning. the braking system in the vehicle seemed to lose power and required more than normal braking time. i took the vehicle in for repairs immediately at a cost of $1,000. i was told it is due to a faulty part that general motors is aware of but refuses to recall due to the 750,000 1999 silverados on the road. at a part cost of $700 you can easily do the math. a recall must be in order. these heavy trucks are not safe on the road if not a class action lawsuit is in order.*ak
03/11/2003510001
 The consumer shut the vehicle off and the brake pump will not shut off. it continued to pump even when the ignition is off the dealer stated that the control module on the abs brakes is defective. *la
06/11/199937700103/22/1999
 At 38000 miles my abs control module failed. two local dealers informed me that gm has had a lot of problems with the abs module at a cost of $1200.00.i called gm customer assistance and got no assistance.i would like someone to look into the abs module failure problem. *ak
09/08/20031
 The service abs light on my 1999 silverado went on, and i noticed a humming noise coming from under the driver side of my vehicle. i traced the noise to the abs control unit. the pump on this unit would continue to run after the ignition was turned off. the only way to stop the pump from continuously running was to remove the abs fuse which disables the abs braking system. i contacted gm but they're advice is to take to a dealership for repair. in the meantime, i am operating the vehicle with abs disabled.*ak
03/30/2004700001
 The abs controller failed which allows abs pump to run continously. must pull abs fuse to stop pump. lack of abs system in pick-up truck very unsafe due to weight distribution. have read many similar complaints specific to this model. per www.circuitsolutions.com, very common problem. claims switch voltage overloaded.*ak
08/02/19991200105/31/1999
 Anti lock brake system - i have documentation starting from 2 months after the purchase of my 99' chevy z71 complaining of the brake system. every time i took the vehicle to dealer, he said oh, that's normal. i have taken to the dealer numerous times over the course of time for all sorts of defects with the brakes being the biggest problem. the last time i took it was for the anti lock brakes was one month prior to the warranty going out. once again, oh, that's normal. once my warranty expired, so did my anti lock brakes. even with documentation, the dealer would not fix it and chevrolet said i had to go through the dealer. i have a stack of documentation from where this vehicle has been in the shop for malfunctions as well as pretty much everything that can go wrong with a vehicle. i am upset because this is a problem that need fixing from the start and the dealer or chevrolet would make it good. *ak
01/18/2004310001
 Abs control module failed at 31,000 miles. part alone is over $800.00. dealer apparently unwilling to do anything . never buy a gm product again!! buy imports, they make better cars and provide superior service by far! when someone dies due to this problem, hope gm and nhtsa get the hell sued out of them for doing nothing to take care of a very serious safety issue that exist and both parties have known about for some time. question to nhtsa! if i check fatalities box as 4 people dead!! then will you act??? *cb
03/01/2003310001
 Faulty 4 wheel drive switches &abs modules running non stop. dealer says they see a lot of these but there are no recalls. an average of 1 per week. *cb
10/11/200355000103/08/2003
 The abs pump keeps running after the truck is turned off.pump gets very hot and could cause fire. i had to unplug it to keep from overheating and in doing so i lost the anti-lock brakes. now gm is going to take me for about $1600 for a problem they know they've had with this.this should be a recall. *la
09/30/200374225107/21/2003
 After work today, i started my truck, the abs light went on, and a loud noise came from underneath the driver's side. i called my gm dealer, and he told me it was the abs module. he said a new one would cost from $400-500 dollars, plus an hour of labor. i bought it in july of 2003, spent a lot of money on accessories, and paid it off last month. just after the dealer's warranty ran out(2300 mi), i now have an expensive repair. after much research and talking with parts supply companies, this is an on going problem. when will gm make ammends with their consumers? i am presenting 12 pages of documents to my dealer. who knows, maybe they will admit there's a problem.
09/24/200377650002/16/1999
 Abs module failure. continues to run after truck is shut off.
09/10/2003108/21/2003
 Abs comes on and stays on. when ignition switch is turned off the montor on the brakes continues to run. the only way to stop it is to pull the fuse.*ak
08/03/200349945108/20/2002
 Abs module runs contiually. electronic brake control module attatched to the abs pump malfunctions, causing the pump to run continually, even after the vehicle has been switched off. local dealer is aware of problem, and has seen it before on several occasions. local salvage yards can't keep parts on hand because of high demand. there is no recall!!!!!!!! why???*ak
08/03/200378960111/26/1999
 Abs failure - the abs light came on and loud humming noise coming from abs system when engine is off and key is removed. had to pull 60a fuse to stop the abs system from continueing to make noise. pulling this fuse also cause the main brake indicator light to stay on, thus i have no true indidcation presently if main brake failure occurs.*ak
06/15/20031010001
 Abs electronic brake control module failed on truck. replacement cost was $860.00. after reviewing the complaints on the internet this appears to be a common problem which the manufacturer should be responsible for fixing.*ak
05/25/200360000105/28/1999
 The abs control module went out on my 1999 chevy silverado z-71 (four wheel disk) with only 60,000 miles. i was told the part would cost $1147.00 from gm, not including tax or labor. the abs pump and motor continued to run until i disconnected the 60 amp fuse. of course, now the abs warning light stays on. i have since learned of at least 30 others silverado owners with the same problem. the 99 model seems to have the most problem. gm refuses to recall the part, which is very expensive. many of the other victims had less mileage on their vehicles than mine. *ak
07/19/2003539001
 The ehcu for the abs system on my 1999' chevrolet sivlerado went out after just 53000 miles. i have found endless complaints about this on the web and it is a severe safety issue that needs to be fixed.*ak
11/24/200272000101/09/2002
 Abs module shorted out and now the antilock brakes are inoperable. this is a known problem by generals motors. dealership said they replace several weekly. also, 2000 silverado`s have the same problem ,and i beleive module they have been recalled for a new module. told general motors this and all they could say was but sir yours is a 1999 model isn`t it. nhtsa please help us consumers . we are driving trucks without antilock brakes. how safe could this be? this is definitely a safety issue.*ak
07/13/200380000104/12/1999
 Abs light came on then heard grinding sound of abs motor running. turned off vehical abs motor still running without key. took vehical to repair shop $1000 estimate to replace ebcm.*ak
06/24/200353000102/25/2000
 The abs brake controllmodule is defective, had to pull the 60 amp fuse to get the abs pump to stop running, the dealer says its a common problem and will cost $1000 to fix.truck only has 53000 miles on it.*ak
06/24/200376800102/06/1999
 My wife backed out of the garage and the abs light came on. she pulled back in to the garage and turned the truck off. she heard a motor running sound from under the drivers seat. i believe after researching on the internet that the abs control module has shorted out. pulled the fuse causing the abs and parking brake lights to stay on. very disappointed to hear there have been numerous failures of this module with no relief from gm. was told by the dealer that the repair would cost approx. $1000.*ak
07/05/200352450104/30/2001
 I don't know if you got my previous complaint.1999 silverado,anti-lock brake module bad.talked to the dealer this evening and cost will be $972.he is working with gm to see if they will eat any of the cost.i called gm and the lady was very nice but refused to admit this was a problem.from my internet research this is a major problem that should be addressed. *ak
07/10/200342000104/01/1999
 Humming noise coming from abs control module under left side rail. pulled 60 amp fuse to stop from running. contacted dealer and found that these modules go out all the time. $800 for parts and $250 for labor to install.after checking the internet i found this a widespread problem throughout the country. what will it take to get gm to fix this problem? there should be a recall on these units, this is a national highway safty issue. *ak
07/01/2003350001
 Abs motor continues to run after vehicle is turned off.local dealer said he has to replace 1 module a week on the average. why isn't there a recall?*ak
07/10/20025700012/31/1999
 With under 60,000 miles the abs failed allowing the module motor to run constantly. chevy mechanic advidsed pulling the 60 amp fuse as the cost for the module was over $500. alos told to be careful drivng on wet pavement as the braking would not be as safe w/o the abs sytem working. contacted chevy and negotiated the replacement of the abs module, however upon agreeing to pay for 1/2 the cost the chevy folks raise the initial $500 dealer quote to $899 which would not include the labor. as the safety is less when on wet payment i am l;ooking for a recall of this abs system. the chevy mechainc say it is a common problem wiht the ussual course of action being to pull the fuse and run with the brake warning light on. as i have leased this vehicle i have also been told by the leasing company i will have to repair the problem before it is accepted back when the lease expires. i have copiies of all the coreespondance with the chevy folks itf you would like to see them.
05/10/200370000102/26/2003
 Abs pump failure resulting in loss of abs braking ability. abs pump remained on after even after igniton was shut off. had to remove abs fuse to get abs pump to shut off
11/15/200260000106/21/2002
 1999 chevrolet silverado - abs module runs even when the ignition is turned off causing a failure.
05/01/20024100011/17/1999
 Failure of electronic abs control module. got out of vehicle and noticed there was the sound of an electric motor running even after the ignition was turned off. found out that it is over $1,000 to have fixed. just so happens that the dealer keeps several of these in stock because of the numerous failures. problem was that mine was out of warranty by around 5,000 miles. do you think gm would offer to cover this... of course not. what a joke.
12/27/200259526108/31/1998
 I own a 1999 chevy sivlerado. on 12/27/02 i started my vehicle after leaving work and noticed that the abs light went on. after i got home and shut the truck off there was a noise coming from under the truck (sounded like an electric motor running). i drove the truck over to my local chevy dealership and one of the tech's listened to the truck and diagnosed it as the abs module. i told the service manager to call me with a quote for repair. he called about an hour later and said that it was the abs module, and it would cost around $1000 to repair. i declined repair as i was told that the brakes would function fine by just pulling the abs fuse (the abs wouldn't work, but the brakes would work fine). trying to negotiate with dealer and/or gm on repair cost. truck has 60000 miles, so they are saying out of warranty. i said stand behind your product! saw these other instances of the same problem on this web site, so i thought i would add mine. looks like they have a problem with the abs on this vehicle and they are not taking care of it.
12/28/20025700012/14/1998
 We have been having problems with our abs since we purchased the vehicle. at times the abs would suddenly engage when it wasn't warranted (i.e., in the middle of summer on a dry road, slowly approaching a stop). then suddenly, backing out of the driveway the abs light came on, along with the buzzing noise. the only way to stop the noise was to pull out the fuse to the abs system. upon researching the problem on the internet, i've noticed that this is a very common problem among other 1999 chevy silverado owners. something is obviously wrong with the abs system in these models. general motors won't do anything about it. the unit costs $1000 to fix, which by the time the defect usually shows up, warranties don't cover. my guess is that by the time someone takes this problem seriously enough to take a look into this and realizes that there is a problem with the abs system in the 1999 chevy silverado, that someone will have gotten hurt or even worse...a death will occur because of it.
09/15/20024200010/20/2001
 Abs pump continues to run after ignition is turned off. i called norman frede chevrolet in houston texas and the service technician told me to take the 60 amp fuse out from the distribution center under the hood and bring it in. he also told me that this is a $600.00 part alone. he said this is a common problem with 1999 silverados. if its so common, how come there isn't a recall on this yet. it still isn't fixed.
02/05/20038210003/28/2002
 Abs motor continued to run and would not shut off. had to disconnect the 60 amp fuse to prevent battery from running down. am told that the abs module is defective and will cost well over $1000 of my money to repair - this has not been recalled. this from a chevy with 80,000 miles?? i've discovered that this is not an isolated incident, that this is a common defect with this vehicle. why isn't this being recalled? what else can we do? m.e.
01/21/200381000002/11/2001
 Electronic brake control module went out
01/21/200351000104/30/1999
 6 days after replacing tires with same size tires, i got in my 99 chevy silverado truck and started it up. a strange humming noise started coming from underneath the truck. upon further investigation i found it was coming from the abs control module. i called the local chevy dealer to verify what it was and they new instantly that it was indeed the abs control module and it would have to be replaced.
06/01/2001
 When consumer turned off ignition and exited vehicle, he heard a noise coming from engine area, indicating that a system was still operating. dealership examined vehicle, and determined that control module for anti-lock braking system had failed, which resulted in continued operation. replacement of module was needed. please provide any additional information/attachments.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
09/08/20046400011/16/2002
 A recall was issued re: unwanted low speed activation of the abs. prior to the recall i had already had the problem fixed and requested reimbursement after the recall was issued. i was advised that my truck was not included in the recall based solely on the fact that it is currently registered in maryland and not registered in the specific states listed. this truck was purchased brand new in pa and was registered in pa, then oh exclusively until feb. 04 when the truck was registered in maryland as a result of a relocation from ohio. i am simply stunned that gm is excluding me from the recall. this is unacceptable and bottom of the barrel customer service
06/23/20053002508/09/1999
 I bought this truck in ohio for my wife cheryl, she reported that the abs brake would simply not work on accasion and the pedal would go straight to the floor .we took the vehicle in to the dealer but he could not find the problem . at lows speeds i was able to reproduce the problem. dealers down here say the sensor is bad. we pulled the fuse to disable the brakes when the vehicle was new becuase a delphi engineer told me that would at least keep the brakes working . i have 58000 miles on my truck and we have replaced the calipers the rotors and even some of the brake lines have rusted rupturing and causing a loss of brakes. the power steering hose line rusted at the cooler radiator. . yesterday the chevy dealer in gainseville called me to the shop to see how the frame is being eaten away , i believe the vehicle either wasn't proberly prepared when built or the protective paints and coating were deffective. the records at jim douglas chevolet evidence the expenses we have incuured to keep the truck operational. the abs module and the loss of break lines seem to relflect extemely poor metal coorosion resistance , even both my tailgate cable rusted and broke .each time i have taken in to the chevy dealer for repair they are amazed at the corrosion problems. even the tire jack in the passenger compartment was rusted and it was never used. the screws inside the center console were rusted. i spent between 2500.00 and 3000.00 in just the brake problem and that is without trying to fix the defective sensor module. i assure absent a forced recall i suspect gm will not fix this problem. gm conumer relatios suggested i get a recall number and maybe they could be of further assistance. thus i am send you my complaint. sincerely david and cheryl king . our vin is 1gcek19t2xz211614 our model is ck15753 the car was assembled at fort wayne. june 6,1999. note i selected 25 failures as an estimated of failed componets in the unrecarrage including the brakes and the abs module.
10/17/200346000101/02/1999
 Anti-lock break system failure on my 1999 chevrolet silverado pickup
01/01/200505/05/1999
 I have a 1999 chevy silverado that has been experiencing a problem with the abs systems. when you get below 10 miles an hour it starts acting up.. it doesnt want to stop. sometimes you have to let off and stomp them a couple of times to get them to stop.. you dont know when its going to act up either. it may go a few times without a problem then the next thing you know it starts doing it. i try not to drive it and when i do its close by. i have taken it to a shop and they said it was the abs wheel speed sensor . then they said that they had seen on the news where there is a concern with this problem.. and told me i should wait abit if i could because they may have a recall and that this could be expensive..
02/15/20041000003011/01/2002
 Increased stopping distance when brakes applied under 10 mph and abs fails...my vehicle slammed into a cement pole in parking space causing $1600 damage...original dealership refused to accept responsibility as vehicle was in their repair shop the very day before for exact complaint and was not addressed...second dealership immediately knew the problem and corrected the problem by replacing front speed sensors.
02/01/2005600002007/05/1999
 Abs brakes activate in wet weather for the first 5 minutes of driving.
05/03/2005874001510/10/2004
 The abs system on my 1999 silverado activates at low speeds causing eratic braking.
05/05/200305/05/1999
 I own a 1999 chev. silverado. about 2 years ago i had problems with the anti-lock brakes failing at low speeds. i had it serviced and it was due to corrosion. the problem is starting to reappear again.
09/02/20046460025
 Low speed activation of the antilock brakes resulting in unsafe braking conditions. despite widespread problems with my model and several others, gm was unwilling to assist in a repair exceeding 1,000.00
09/03/2004360213
 While applying the brake pedal at low speeds brakes failed. vehicle jerked and vibrated uncontrollably. consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to dealer for inspection. mechanic determined that abs wheel sensor needed to be replaced. *ak the consumer owns a 1999 chevy silverado and a 2001 tahoe with the same problem. the consumer stated that the vehicle moves abour 4 feet farther than intended after brake is applied. no warning lights on dash to let the driver know the brakes are having problems. *tc
01/10/20033310005/15/1999
 The brakes failed to stop the vehicle. ph
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - CALIPER
10/17/200346000101/02/1999
 Anti-lock break system failure on my 1999 chevrolet silverado pickup
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - ROTOR
11/11/2002
 Consumer states the back rotors have completely disintegrated and could not be cut or turned upon recent brake service. mr
109/20/1999
 Rotors deteriated
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - SLACK ADJUSTERS
01/13/200409/16/2003
 Nhtsa campaign id number:98v2420000 involves problems with the steering box and according to the dealer my vin number of 1gcek19t3xe152712 is not one of the ones involved in it.even though i keep getting a knocking noise occurring right in front of me and the steering shaft has been replaced for some reason.can you check into this?also i have had the brake work done but it seems sometimes i'll be pressing on the brakes to stop and its like they give away and i have to press the petal down farthers to get them to stop.can you also check this out?
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - SUPPLY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
10/26/200486000103/09/1999
 Brake lines completely rusted through and caused the brakes and emergency brake to totally fail while driving without prior notice. fuel lines rusted through as well. vehical was at dealership 4 months prior for a total maintenance check. nothing was found. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
01/10/20033310005/15/1999
 The brakes failed to stop the vehicle. ph
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 The abs electro hydraulic control unit continuously ran with the ignition switch in the off position. scc
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
06/23/2010104040
 While on vacation in the outer banks north carolina the brakes went out on my truck. there was a lot of fluid left under the truck on the drivers side around the begining of the bed. i was able to see brake fluid squirt out from the brake line when my wife would press on the brake pedal. i was able to get the truck to outer banks chevy for repair. they told me that all of the brake lines were very rusted and needed to be replaced. i had them make the repair for around $1500. on the trip back to my home state the brakes became very soft and caused the return trip to take very long. i needed to take the truck to my local chevy dealer for more repair. the local dealer stated that the original repair was not done correctly and needed to be fixed again. i thought gm would cover the cost because of the fact the original repair was completed at a chevy dealer. that was not the case. i contacted the corporate office and was told after many conversations that the second repair was not covered because the replacement parts were not gm parts. the repair of the brake lines is custom because gm does not make replacement brake lines and a service tech is required to manually bend aftermarket lines. i was reqired to pay additional money to have the repair completed again and i am now out over $2000. the brakes have been ok since the second repair.
02/22/2012107000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated while driving 35 mph, the brakes were applied and the pedal extended to the floor board. the contact was able to stop the vehicle by shifting into a low gear and driving onto the emergency lane. the contact noticed that the vehicle was also leaking brake fluid and there was corrosion on all of the brake lines. the vehicle failure was not diagnosed nor was it repaired. the vin was not available . the failure and the current mileage was 107,000. rvk
06/23/2010104040
 While on vacation in the outer banks north carolina the brakes went out on my truck. there was a lot of fluid left under the truck on the drivers side around the begining of the bed. i was able to see brake fluid squirt out from the brake line when my wife would press on the brake pedal. i was able to get the truck to outer banks chevy for repair. they told me that all of the brake lines were very rusted and needed to be replaced. i had them make the repair for around $1500. on the trip back to my home state the brakes became very soft and caused the return trip to take very long. i needed to take the truck to my local chevy dealer for more repair. the local dealer stated that the original repair was not done correctly and needed to be fixed again. i thought gm would cover the cost because of the fact the original repair was completed at a chevy dealer. that was not the case. i contacted the corporate office and was told after many conversations that the second repair was not covered because the replacement parts were not gm parts. the repair of the brake lines is custom because gm does not make replacement brake lines and a service tech is required to manually bend aftermarket lines. i was reqired to pay additional money to have the repair completed again and i am now out over $2000. the brakes have been ok since the second repair.
02/22/2012107000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated while driving 35 mph, the brakes were applied and the pedal extended to the floor board. the contact was able to stop the vehicle by shifting into a low gear and driving onto the emergency lane. the contact noticed that the vehicle was also leaking brake fluid and there was corrosion on all of the brake lines. the vehicle failure was not diagnosed nor was it repaired. the vin was not available . the failure and the current mileage was 107,000. rvk
06/23/2010104040
 While on vacation in the outer banks north carolina the brakes went out on my truck. there was a lot of fluid left under the truck on the drivers side around the begining of the bed. i was able to see brake fluid squirt out from the brake line when my wife would press on the brake pedal. i was able to get the truck to outer banks chevy for repair. they told me that all of the brake lines were very rusted and needed to be replaced. i had them make the repair for around $1500. on the trip back to my home state the brakes became very soft and caused the return trip to take very long. i needed to take the truck to my local chevy dealer for more repair. the local dealer stated that the original repair was not done correctly and needed to be fixed again. i thought gm would cover the cost because of the fact the original repair was completed at a chevy dealer. that was not the case. i contacted the corporate office and was told after many conversations that the second repair was not covered because the replacement parts were not gm parts. the repair of the brake lines is custom because gm does not make replacement brake lines and a service tech is required to manually bend aftermarket lines. i was reqired to pay additional money to have the repair completed again and i am now out over $2000. the brakes have been ok since the second repair.
02/22/2012107000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated while driving 35 mph, the brakes were applied and the pedal extended to the floor board. the contact was able to stop the vehicle by shifting into a low gear and driving onto the emergency lane. the contact noticed that the vehicle was also leaking brake fluid and there was corrosion on all of the brake lines. the vehicle failure was not diagnosed nor was it repaired. the vin was not available . the failure and the current mileage was 107,000. rvk
06/23/2010104040
 While on vacation in the outer banks north carolina the brakes went out on my truck. there was a lot of fluid left under the truck on the drivers side around the begining of the bed. i was able to see brake fluid squirt out from the brake line when my wife would press on the brake pedal. i was able to get the truck to outer banks chevy for repair. they told me that all of the brake lines were very rusted and needed to be replaced. i had them make the repair for around $1500. on the trip back to my home state the brakes became very soft and caused the return trip to take very long. i needed to take the truck to my local chevy dealer for more repair. the local dealer stated that the original repair was not done correctly and needed to be fixed again. i thought gm would cover the cost because of the fact the original repair was completed at a chevy dealer. that was not the case. i contacted the corporate office and was told after many conversations that the second repair was not covered because the replacement parts were not gm parts. the repair of the brake lines is custom because gm does not make replacement brake lines and a service tech is required to manually bend aftermarket lines. i was reqired to pay additional money to have the repair completed again and i am now out over $2000. the brakes have been ok since the second repair.
02/22/2012107000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving at 35 mph ,the brakes were applied when they went straight to the floor. the contact was able to stop the vehicle by shifting into a low gear and getting over a median . the contact noticed that the vehicle was leaking brake fluid and then also saw that there was corrosion on all the brake lines. the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired.the vin was not available . the failure and the current mileage was 107,000.cv
06/23/2010104040
 While on vacation in the outer banks north carolina the brakes went out on my truck. there was a lot of fluid left under the truck on the drivers side around the begining of the bed. i was able to see brake fluid squirt out from the brake line when my wife would press on the brake pedal. i was able to get the truck to outer banks chevy for repair. they told me that all of the brake lines were very rusted and needed to be replaced. i had them make the repair for around $1500. on the trip back to my home state the brakes became very soft and caused the return trip to take very long. i needed to take the truck to my local chevy dealer for more repair. the local dealer stated that the original repair was not done correctly and needed to be fixed again. i thought gm would cover the cost because of the fact the original repair was completed at a chevy dealer. that was not the case. i contacted the corporate office and was told after many conversations that the second repair was not covered because the replacement parts were not gm parts. the repair of the brake lines is custom because gm does not make replacement brake lines and a service tech is required to manually bend aftermarket lines. i was reqired to pay additional money to have the repair completed again and i am now out over $2000. the brakes have been ok since the second repair.
02/22/2012107000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that while driving at 35 mph ,the brakes were applied when they went straight to the floor. the contact was able to stop the vehicle by shifting into a low gear and getting over a median . the contact noticed that the vehicle was leaking brake fluid and then also saw that there was corrosion on all the brake lines. the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired.the vin was not available . the failure and the current mileage was 107,000.cv
03/27/2012190000
 My 1999 chevy silverado z71 had a catastrophic brake failure last night. as i was driving home, i applied the brakes to slow down for my upcoming exit ramp. the pedal went all the way to the floor...maybe had 10% brake performance. luckily, this was later at night, and there was very little traffic. i was able to go through a traffic light that was green. if it had been red, i would have had to go through the intersection, and could have caused an accident. i pulled in to a parking lot after using the emergency brake and shifting to lower gear. i inspected, and all of the brake lines are severely corroded, with one of them having a hole. the fluid was pouring out. all of the brake line will need to be replaced before the truck is operational and safe. i expect gm to make this right. this is an extremely dangerous condition, where inferior materials were used. lives are in danger as a result.
03/27/2012190000
 My 1999 chevy silverado z71 had a catastrophic brake failure last night. as i was driving home, i applied the brakes to slow down for my upcoming exit ramp. the pedal went all the way to the floor...maybe had 10% brake performance. luckily, this was later at night, and there was very little traffic. i was able to go through a traffic light that was green. if it had been red, i would have had to go through the intersection, and could have caused an accident. i pulled in to a parking lot after using the emergency brake and shifting to lower gear. i inspected, and all of the brake lines are severely corroded, with one of them having a hole. the fluid was pouring out. all of the brake line will need to be replaced before the truck is operational and safe. i expect gm to make this right. this is an extremely dangerous condition, where inferior materials were used. lives are in danger as a result.
03/27/2012190000
 My 1999 chevy silverado z71 had a catastrophic brake failure last night. as i was driving home, i applied the brakes to slow down for my upcoming exit ramp. the pedal went all the way to the floor...maybe had 10% brake performance. luckily, this was later at night, and there was very little traffic. i was able to go through a traffic light that was green. if it had been red, i would have had to go through the intersection, and could have caused an accident. i pulled in to a parking lot after using the emergency brake and shifting to lower gear. i inspected, and all of the brake lines are severely corroded, with one of them having a hole. the fluid was pouring out. all of the brake line will need to be replaced before the truck is operational and safe. i expect gm to make this right. this is an extremely dangerous condition, where inferior materials were used. lives are in danger as a result.
03/27/2012190000
 My 1999 chevy silverado z71 had a catastrophic brake failure last night. as i was driving home, i applied the brakes to slow down for my upcoming exit ramp. the pedal went all the way to the floor...maybe had 10% brake performance. luckily, this was later at night, and there was very little traffic. i was able to go through a traffic light that was green. if it had been red, i would have had to go through the intersection, and could have caused an accident. i pulled in to a parking lot after using the emergency brake and shifting to lower gear. i inspected, and all of the brake lines are severely corroded, with one of them having a hole. the fluid was pouring out. all of the brake line will need to be replaced before the truck is operational and safe. i expect gm to make this right. this is an extremely dangerous condition, where inferior materials were used. lives are in danger as a result.
03/10/2012180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while parked, the contact noticed that the brake lines had ruptured and was leaking brake fluid. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake lines were corroded. the contact replaced the brake lines. there was an investigation open under nhtsa action number: ea11001 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) that could possibly have been related to the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 180,000. kmj
03/10/2012180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while parked, the contact noticed that the brake lines had ruptured and was leaking brake fluid. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake lines were corroded. the contact replaced the brake lines. there was an investigation open under nhtsa action number: ea11001 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) that could possibly have been related to the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 180,000. kmj
03/10/2012180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while parked, the contact noticed that the brake lines had ruptured and was leaking brake fluid. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake lines were corroded. the contact replaced the brake lines. there was an investigation open under nhtsa action number: ea11001 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) that could possibly have been related to the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 180,000. kmj
03/10/2012180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while parked, the contact noticed that the brake lines had ruptured and was leaking brake fluid. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake lines were corroded. the contact replaced the brake lines. there was an investigation open under nhtsa action number: ea11001 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) that could possibly have been related to the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 180,000. kmj
03/10/2012180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while parked the contact noticed the brake lines had burst and the brake line fluid was leaking. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the brake lines had corroded. the contact replaced the brake lines. the vehicle was repaired. there was an investigation open under nhtsa action number: ea11001 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) that may be related to the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 180,000. ds
01/21/201269652
 As slowed down to stop for a light the brakes completely failed with no warning. luckly no one was in front of us or collision would have occured. mechanic said that brake line exploded due to major corrosion that should not be so extensive on a vehicle of this condition and mileage. very scary situation.
10/14/201098000
 Multiple brake line ruptures under drivers side of cab due to rust. as each failed line was replaced another ruptured during the bleeding process. all four (4) lines replaced due to failure at point where lines cross frame rail. chassis is also extermely rusty.
10/14/201098000
 Multiple brake line ruptures under drivers side of cab due to rust. as each failed line was replaced another ruptured during the bleeding process. all four (4) lines replaced due to failure at point where lines cross frame rail. chassis is also extermely rusty.
10/14/201098000
 Multiple brake line ruptures under drivers side of cab due to rust. as each failed line was replaced another ruptured during the bleeding process. all four (4) lines replaced due to failure at point where lines cross frame rail. chassis is also extermely rusty.
10/14/201098000
 Multiple brake line ruptures under drivers side of cab due to rust. as each failed line was replaced another ruptured during the bleeding process. all four (4) lines replaced due to failure at point where lines cross frame rail. chassis is also extermely rusty.
12/06/2011200000
 The brakes failed when pulling into a turn lane to exit off a busy main highway. no warning, no brake light came on to indicate trouble. there were no brakes at all. although there is high mileage, the brakes should still function and should provide some indication that there is a problem. this could have caused a serious accident.
12/06/2011200000
 The brakes failed when pulling into a turn lane to exit off a busy main highway. no warning, no brake light came on to indicate trouble. there were no brakes at all. although there is high mileage, the brakes should still function and should provide some indication that there is a problem. this could have caused a serious accident.
12/06/2011200000
 The brakes failed when pulling into a turn lane to exit off a busy main highway. no warning, no brake light came on to indicate trouble. there were no brakes at all. although there is high mileage, the brakes should still function and should provide some indication that there is a problem. this could have caused a serious accident.
12/10/2011114877
 Plain and simple..i hit the brakes pedal went to the floor and i ran off the road and up a hill in a field to stop..there was no warning of any kind..the rear hard line on the drivers side was rusted through
12/10/2011114877
 Plain and simple..i hit the brakes pedal went to the floor and i ran off the road and up a hill in a field to stop..there was no warning of any kind..the rear hard line on the drivers side was rusted through
12/10/2011114877
 Plain and simple..i hit the brakes pedal went to the floor and i ran off the road and up a hill in a field to stop..there was no warning of any kind..the rear hard line on the drivers side was rusted through
06/15/2011205000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 00v345000 (service brakes, hydraulic foundation components: hoses, lines, piping/fittings) but the braking system failed after repairs. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was confirmed that the same failure as described in the recall had occurred. the vehicle was not repaired and the dealer advised that they would not be able to make repairs under the recall a second time. the failure mileage was 205,000 and the current mileage was 207,000.
06/15/2011205000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 00v345000 (service brakes, hydraulic foundation components: hoses, lines, piping/fittings) but the braking system failed after repairs. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was confirmed that the same failure as described in the recall had occurred. the vehicle was not repaired and the dealer advised that they would not be able to make repairs under the recall a second time. the failure mileage was 205,000 and the current mileage was 207,000. kmj
06/15/2011205000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 00v345000 (service brakes, hydraulic foundation components: hoses, lines, piping/fittings) but the braking system failed after repairs. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was confirmed that the same failure as described in the recall had occurred. the vehicle was not repaired and the dealer advised that they would not be able to make repairs under the recall a second time. the failure mileage was 205,000 and the current mileage was 207,000. kmj
06/15/2011205000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact had nhtsa recall campaign id number: 00v345000 (service brakes, hydraulic foundation components: hoses, lines, piping/fittings performed on the vehicle in 2007. the braking system failed again. the vehicle was taken to the dealer were it was confirmed it was the same failure, but the contact was told it will not be repaired. the failure mileage was 205,000 and the current mileage was 207,000.rl
06/15/2011205000
 The contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact had nhtsa recall campaign id number: 00v345000 (service brakes, hydraulic foundation components: hoses, lines, piping/fittings performed on the vehicle in 2007. the braking system failed again. the vehicle was taken to the dealer were it was confirmed it was the same failure, but the contact was told it will not be repaired. the failure mileage was 205,000 and the current mileage was 207,000.rl
09/15/2011228000
 Rusted brake lines failed on my 99 chevy silverado and i crashed into my garage door pulling in. there was no brake warning light until i hit the brake and there was none the petal went to the floor. the only reason why my truck has so many miles is because it was used to tow a trailer across country for 5 years for the last 7 it has been used as a as needed truck.
09/15/2011228000
 Rusted brake lines failed on my 99 chevy silverado and i crashed into my garage door pulling in. there was no brake warning light until i hit the brake and there was none the petal went to the floor. the only reason why my truck has so many miles is because it was used to tow a trailer across country for 5 years for the last 7 it has been used as a as needed truck.
09/15/2011228000
 Rusted brake lines failed on my 99 chevy silverado and i crashed into my garage door pulling in. there was no brake warning light until i hit the brake and there was none the petal went to the floor. the only reason why my truck has so many miles is because it was used to tow a trailer across country for 5 years for the last 7 it has been used as a as needed truck.
09/15/2011228000
 Rusted brake lines failed on my 99 chevy silverado and i crashed into my garage door pulling in. there was no brake warning light until i hit the brake and there was none the petal went to the floor. the only reason why my truck has so many miles is because it was used to tow a trailer across country for 5 years for the last 7 it has been used as a as needed truck.
11/26/201192000
 All brake line are rusting out. truck is kept indoors and not driven in snow.
11/26/201192000
 All brake line are rusting out. truck is kept indoors and not driven in snow.
11/26/201192000
 All brake line are rusting out. truck is kept indoors and not driven in snow.
11/26/201192000
 All brake line are rusting out. truck is kept indoors and not driven in snow.
11/26/201192000
 All brake line are rusting out. truck is kept indoors and not driven in snow.
11/01/201090000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that there was excessive corrosion on the frame. the contact also mentioned that due to the corrosion, the brake lines failed. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that all of the brake lines needed to replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 91,000.
11/01/201090000
 Tl - the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that there was excessive corrosion on the frame. the contact also mentioned that due to the corrosion, the brake lines failed. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that all of the brake lines needed to replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 91,000. kmj
11/01/201090000
 Tl - the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that there was excessive corrosion on the frame. the contact also mentioned that due to the corrosion, the brake lines failed. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that all of the brake lines needed to replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 91,000. kmj
11/01/201090000
 Tl - the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that after inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that there was excessive corrosion on the frame. the contact also mentioned that due to corrosion the brake lines failed. the vehicle was taken to a local shop who stated that all of the brake lines needed to replaced . the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 90,0000 and current mileage was 91,000. pm
10/28/201198000
 Brake lines on this 1999 chevy silverado lt 1500 4wd z71 have failed 2 times. first in october 2006 with approximately 98,200 miles. all brake lines were replaced at a cost of $1,400, plus the cost of the tow. then again in october 2011 at approximately 173,600 miles. the first occurrence happened in my driveway while pulling out onto the street. fortunately, i was not moving too fast and was able to pull over without incident. the second occurrence happened at speed, approximately 35 mph, as the light turned red and the car in front of me applied his brakes. i applied mine only to have them go straight to the floor. i was able to make an erratic loop around the other vehicle, going through the red light and the intersection. had it not been the middle of the day, with light traffic, i, and any number of other drivers, could have been severely injured or killed as a result of this failure. this vehicle was towed, at my expense, and is presently in the shop being evaluated for needed repairs. two complete brake failures in 12 years or a failure once every 6 years is totally unacceptable. i have been a chevy driver for more than 36 years, however, i no longer trust my vehicle, or any chevy.
10/28/201198000
 Brake lines on this 1999 chevy silverado lt 1500 4wd z71 have failed 2 times. first in october 2006 with approximately 98,200 miles. all brake lines were replaced at a cost of $1,400, plus the cost of the tow. then again in october 2011 at approximately 173,600 miles. the first occurrence happened in my driveway while pulling out onto the street. fortunately, i was not moving too fast and was able to pull over without incident. the second occurrence happened at speed, approximately 35 mph, as the light turned red and the car in front of me applied his brakes. i applied mine only to have them go straight to the floor. i was able to make an erratic loop around the other vehicle, going through the red light and the intersection. had it not been the middle of the day, with light traffic, i, and any number of other drivers, could have been severely injured or killed as a result of this failure. this vehicle was towed, at my expense, and is presently in the shop being evaluated for needed repairs. two complete brake failures in 12 years or a failure once every 6 years is totally unacceptable. i have been a chevy driver for more than 36 years, however, i no longer trust my vehicle, or any chevy.
10/28/201198000
 Brake lines on this 1999 chevy silverado lt 1500 4wd z71 have failed 2 times. first in october 2006 with approximately 98,200 miles. all brake lines were replaced at a cost of $1,400, plus the cost of the tow. then again in october 2011 at approximately 173,600 miles. the first occurrence happened in my driveway while pulling out onto the street. fortunately, i was not moving too fast and was able to pull over without incident. the second occurrence happened at speed, approximately 35 mph, as the light turned red and the car in front of me applied his brakes. i applied mine only to have them go straight to the floor. i was able to make an erratic loop around the other vehicle, going through the red light and the intersection. had it not been the middle of the day, with light traffic, i, and any number of other drivers, could have been severely injured or killed as a result of this failure. this vehicle was towed, at my expense, and is presently in the shop being evaluated for needed repairs. two complete brake failures in 12 years or a failure once every 6 years is totally unacceptable. i have been a chevy driver for more than 36 years, however, i no longer trust my vehicle, or any chevy.
10/28/201198000
 Brake lines on this 1999 chevy silverado lt 1500 4wd z71 have failed 2 times. first in october 2006 with approximately 98,200 miles. all brake lines were replaced at a cost of $1,400, plus the cost of the tow. then again in october 2011 at approximately 173,600 miles. the first occurrence happened in my driveway while pulling out onto the street. fortunately, i was not moving too fast and was able to pull over without incident. the second occurrence happened at speed, approximately 35 mph, as the light turned red and the car in front of me applied his brakes. i applied mine only to have them go straight to the floor. i was able to make an erratic loop around the other vehicle, going through the red light and the intersection. had it not been the middle of the day, with light traffic, i, and any number of other drivers, could have been severely injured or killed as a result of this failure. this vehicle was towed, at my expense, and is presently in the shop being evaluated for needed repairs. two complete brake failures in 12 years or a failure once every 6 years is totally unacceptable. i have been a chevy driver for more than 36 years, however, i no longer trust my vehicle, or any chevy.
10/16/201179000
 Went to back up out of driveway and peddle went to floor. no breaks hit parking break nothing there either. two lines rusted threw and two mor of 5 were bad. back calipers frozen and damaged . thought breaks would never fail totally but this is not true. no warning lights either just roll and stop when you hit something. not fun. good thing i was not on the freeway or in traffic could have killed one.... not happy......... just nice fat bill to pay...
10/16/201179000
 Went to back up out of driveway and peddle went to floor. no breaks hit parking break nothing there either. two lines rusted threw and two mor of 5 were bad. back calipers frozen and damaged . thought breaks would never fail totally but this is not true. no warning lights either just roll and stop when you hit something. not fun. good thing i was not on the freeway or in traffic could have killed one.... not happy......... just nice fat bill to pay...
10/16/201179000
 Went to back up out of driveway and peddle went to floor. no breaks hit parking break nothing there either. two lines rusted threw and two mor of 5 were bad. back calipers frozen and damaged . thought breaks would never fail totally but this is not true. no warning lights either just roll and stop when you hit something. not fun. good thing i was not on the freeway or in traffic could have killed one.... not happy......... just nice fat bill to pay...
10/16/201179000
 Went to back up out of driveway and peddle went to floor. no breaks hit parking break nothing there either. two lines rusted threw and two mor of 5 were bad. back calipers frozen and damaged . thought breaks would never fail totally but this is not true. no warning lights either just roll and stop when you hit something. not fun. good thing i was not on the freeway or in traffic could have killed one.... not happy......... just nice fat bill to pay...
08/11/2011101100
 Brakes failed when leaving a residential driveway. two lines split near the balancer valve located below the driver seat underneath the vehicle resulting in catastrophic brake failure. noticed extreme corrosion around all five of the brake lines around the balancer valve upon inspection.
10/14/2011151000
 Was driving my truck to the carryout when i went to stop and all of sudden there were no brakes and the pedal went right to the floor. never had a warning it was going to happen. i was lucky that the person that didn't have to stop didn't hit me, as they had to slam on their brakes and swerve to avoid me. i am lucky this happened at 2 am in the morning when there wasn't much traffic. i was only able to stop because i ended up hitting the curb and jumping in someones yard scared me into thing i weas going to smash into the house. well the truck came to rest about 10 foot from the porch. i looked under the truck and can see that the lines are rusted really bad under the driver side cab and it looks to be all need replaced. i have never had brake lines rust like this ever and i own several older trucks and they aren't this bad being twice the age of this truck. gm should own up to this problem and do a recall before somebody gets killed if that hasn't happened already. like i can just let my truck sit while this investigation is slowly looked at by officials that don't care if people die by not issuing a recall now.
08/11/2011101100
 Brakes failed when leaving a residential driveway. two lines split near the balancer valve located below the driver seat underneath the vehicle resulting in catastrophic brake failure. noticed extreme corrosion around all five of the brake lines around the balancer valve upon inspection.
10/14/2011151000
 Was driving my truck to the carryout when i went to stop and all of sudden there were no brakes and the pedal went right to the floor. never had a warning it was going to happen. i was lucky that the person that didn't have to stop didn't hit me, as they had to slam on their brakes and swerve to avoid me. i am lucky this happened at 2 am in the morning when there wasn't much traffic. i was only able to stop because i ended up hitting the curb and jumping in someones yard scared me into thing i weas going to smash into the house. well the truck came to rest about 10 foot from the porch. i looked under the truck and can see that the lines are rusted really bad under the driver side cab and it looks to be all need replaced. i have never had brake lines rust like this ever and i own several older trucks and they aren't this bad being twice the age of this truck. gm should own up to this problem and do a recall before somebody gets killed if that hasn't happened already. like i can just let my truck sit while this investigation is slowly looked at by officials that don't care if people die by not issuing a recall now.
08/11/2011101100
 Brakes failed when leaving a residential driveway. two lines split near the balancer valve located below the driver seat underneath the vehicle resulting in catastrophic brake failure. noticed extreme corrosion around all five of the brake lines around the balancer valve upon inspection.
10/14/2011151000
 Was driving my truck to the carryout when i went to stop and all of sudden there were no brakes and the pedal went right to the floor. never had a warning it was going to happen. i was lucky that the person that didn't have to stop didn't hit me, as they had to slam on their brakes and swerve to avoid me. i am lucky this happened at 2 am in the morning when there wasn't much traffic. i was only able to stop because i ended up hitting the curb and jumping in someones yard scared me into thing i weas going to smash into the house. well the truck came to rest about 10 foot from the porch. i looked under the truck and can see that the lines are rusted really bad under the driver side cab and it looks to be all need replaced. i have never had brake lines rust like this ever and i own several older trucks and they aren't this bad being twice the age of this truck. gm should own up to this problem and do a recall before somebody gets killed if that hasn't happened already. like i can just let my truck sit while this investigation is slowly looked at by officials that don't care if people die by not issuing a recall now.
08/11/2011101100
 Brakes failed when leaving a residential driveway. two lines split near the balancer valve located below the driver seat underneath the vehicle resulting in catastrophic brake failure. noticed extreme corrosion around all five of the brake lines around the balancer valve upon inspection.
10/14/2011151000
 Was driving my truck to the carryout when i went to stop and all of sudden there were no brakes and the pedal went right to the floor. never had a warning it was going to happen. i was lucky that the person that didn't have to stop didn't hit me, as they had to slam on their brakes and swerve to avoid me. i am lucky this happened at 2 am in the morning when there wasn't much traffic. i was only able to stop because i ended up hitting the curb and jumping in someones yard scared me into thing i weas going to smash into the house. well the truck came to rest about 10 foot from the porch. i looked under the truck and can see that the lines are rusted really bad under the driver side cab and it looks to be all need replaced. i have never had brake lines rust like this ever and i own several older trucks and they aren't this bad being twice the age of this truck. gm should own up to this problem and do a recall before somebody gets killed if that hasn't happened already. like i can just let my truck sit while this investigation is slowly looked at by officials that don't care if people die by not issuing a recall now.
03/21/2011140000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 10 mph and coming to a stop the abs activated inadvertently. the failure occurred intermittently. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing nor was it repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 140,000.
09/24/2011194000
 After stopping hard due to traffic, the brakes lost almost all pressure. stopping distance increased greatly while pedal went to the floor without much resistance. upon returning home, albeit slowly, it was discovered that there was a small leak just after the master cylinder in the steel brake lines where they enter a plastic retaining clip. all of the surrounding steel lines have corrosion on them as well.
03/21/2011140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 10 mph and coming to a stop the abs activated inadvertently. the failure occurred intermittently. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing nor was it repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 140,000. rvk
09/24/2011194000
 After stopping hard due to traffic, the brakes lost almost all pressure. stopping distance increased greatly while pedal went to the floor without much resistance. upon returning home, albeit slowly, it was discovered that there was a small leak just after the master cylinder in the steel brake lines where they enter a plastic retaining clip. all of the surrounding steel lines have corrosion on them as well.
09/05/2011130000
 When i apply my brakes the truck does not want to stop, and i see an accident coming.
03/21/2011140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 10 mph and coming to a stop the abs activated inadvertently. the failure occurred intermittently. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing nor was it repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 140,000. rvk
09/24/2011194000
 After stopping hard due to traffic, the brakes lost almost all pressure. stopping distance increased greatly while pedal went to the floor without much resistance. upon returning home, albeit slowly, it was discovered that there was a small leak just after the master cylinder in the steel brake lines where they enter a plastic retaining clip. all of the surrounding steel lines have corrosion on them as well.
09/05/2011130000
 When i apply my brakes the truck does not want to stop, and i see an accident coming.
03/21/2011140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 10 mph and coming to a stop the abs activated inadvertently. the failure occurred intermittently. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing nor was it repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 140,000. rvk
09/24/2011194000
 After stopping hard due to traffic, the brakes lost almost all pressure. stopping distance increased greatly while pedal went to the floor without much resistance. upon returning home, albeit slowly, it was discovered that there was a small leak just after the master cylinder in the steel brake lines where they enter a plastic retaining clip. all of the surrounding steel lines have corrosion on them as well.
09/05/2011130000
 When i apply my brakes the truck does not want to stop, and i see an accident coming.
03/21/2011140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving at approximately 10 mph and coming to a stop the abs activated inadvertently. the failure occurs intermittently. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 140,000. ds
09/24/2011194000
 After stopping hard due to traffic, the brakes lost almost all pressure. stopping distance increased greatly while pedal went to the floor without much resistance. upon returning home, albeit slowly, it was discovered that there was a small leak just after the master cylinder in the steel brake lines where they enter a plastic retaining clip. all of the surrounding steel lines have corrosion on them as well.
09/05/2011130000
 When i apply my brakes the truck does not want to stop, and i see an accident coming.
09/19/2011124000
 Fuel line failed while sitting in driveway due to extensive corrosion after repairing the fuel line and running the truck to check for leak i applied the brakes and the foward brake line failed. the entire under carrage is rusty and all fuel lines and brake lines are completly rusty and will need to be replaced.
09/24/2011194000
 After stopping hard due to traffic, the brakes lost almost all pressure. stopping distance increased greatly while pedal went to the floor without much resistance. upon returning home, albeit slowly, it was discovered that there was a small leak just after the master cylinder in the steel brake lines where they enter a plastic retaining clip. all of the surrounding steel lines have corrosion on them as well.
09/05/2011130000
 When i apply my brakes the truck does not want to stop, and i see an accident coming.
09/19/2011124000
 Fuel line failed while sitting in driveway due to extensive corrosion after repairing the fuel line and running the truck to check for leak i applied the brakes and the foward brake line failed. the entire under carrage is rusty and all fuel lines and brake lines are completly rusty and will need to be replaced.
09/19/2011124000
 Fuel line failed while sitting in driveway due to extensive corrosion after repairing the fuel line and running the truck to check for leak i applied the brakes and the foward brake line failed. the entire under carrage is rusty and all fuel lines and brake lines are completly rusty and will need to be replaced.
09/19/2011124000
 Fuel line failed while sitting in driveway due to extensive corrosion after repairing the fuel line and running the truck to check for leak i applied the brakes and the foward brake line failed. the entire under carrage is rusty and all fuel lines and brake lines are completly rusty and will need to be replaced.
08/28/201187262
 The contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that at low speeds, the abs would activate without warning. the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock) but the failure recurred. the dealer and manufacturer denied any assistance with further repairs to the vehicle. the failure and current mileage was 87,262. kmj
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
08/28/201187262
 The contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that at low speeds, the abs would activate without warning. the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock) but the failure recurred. the dealer and manufacturer denied any assistance with further repairs to the vehicle. the failure and current mileage was 87,262. kmj
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
08/28/201187262
 The contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that at slow speeds the abs would activate at any time. the nhtsa campaign id number: 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock) recall was performed on the vehicle, but the failure recurred. the dealer and manufacturer denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. the failure and current mileage was 87,262. nw
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
11/30/200785000
 After exiting the main road, i started a curve and downhill exit which had a traffic light at the end of the exit, which dead ended on to another main road. seeing that the light was turning from yellow to red i started to brake. fortunately for me no traffic was approaching the green light as when i began to brake the pedal went to the floor. as i was attempting to stop,i continued through the red light and onto the opposite shoulder of the road and used my emergency brake and downshifted the trans. once i stopped i checked under my truck and found a ruptured brake line. i managed to get my truck to a service store and had the line replaced. at that time the service provider told me all chevy trucks have bad lines and mine was no different as they were common steel line and he priced replacement of the lines at about $1300.00 give or take.
08/09/2011150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of brakes while driving. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the brake lines were completely rusted through. the contact also stated that the frame was rusted through and there was hole the size of a half dollar on the passenger side of the vehicle. the failure and current mileages were 150,000. sm.
08/09/2011150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of brakes while driving. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the brake lines were completely rusted through. the contact also stated that the frame was rusted through and there was hole the size of a half dollar on the passenger side of the vehicle. the failure and current mileages were 150,000. sm.
08/09/2011150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated the brake lines on the vehicle have completely rusted. the contact was driving the vehicle and loss the brakes. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic and it was confirmed that the brakes lines were rusted through. the contact stated the frame is also rusted through and there a whole the size of a half dollar on the passenger side of the vehicle. the failure mileage and current mileages were 150,000.rl
08/09/2011150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated the brake lines on the vehicle have completely rusted. the contact was driving the vehicle and loss the brakes. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic and it was confirmed that the brakes lines were rusted through. the contact stated the frame is also rusted through and there a whole the size of a half dollar on the passenger side of the vehicle. the failure mileage and current mileages were 150,000.rl
07/02/201173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated they were driving the vehicle and when they pressed the brakes, they did not get response from the brakes. the contact stated the abs light did not come on, but the emergency brake did not work as well. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the entire brake line had corroded. the vehicle was at the dealer to be repaired. the failure mileage and current mileages were 73,000.rl
07/02/201173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated they were driving the vehicle and when they pressed the brakes, they did not get response from the brakes. the contact stated the abs light did not come on, but the emergency brake did not work as well. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the entire brake line had corroded. the vehicle was at the dealer to be repaired. the failure mileage and current mileages were 73,000.rl
07/02/201173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated they were driving the vehicle and when they pressed the brakes, they did not get response from the brakes. the contact stated the abs light did not come on, but the emergency brake did not work as well. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the entire brake line had corroded. the vehicle was at the dealer to be repaired. the failure mileage and current mileages were 73,000.rl
07/02/201173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact stated they were driving the vehicle and when they pressed the brakes, they did not get response from the brakes. the contact stated the abs light did not come on, but the emergency brake did not work as well. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the entire brake line had corroded. the vehicle was at the dealer to be repaired. the failure mileage and current mileages were 73,000.rl
09/11/2010160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while attempting to stop the vehicle the contact noticed that the brake pedal had suddenly fell to the floor of the vehicle. after examining the vehicle the contact noticed that the brakes lines on the driver side of the vehicle were rusted through. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 160000. bml
09/11/2010160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while attempting to stop the vehicle the contact noticed that the brake pedal had suddenly fell to the floor of the vehicle. after examining the vehicle the contact noticed that the brakes lines on the driver side of the vehicle were rusted through. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 160000. bml
09/11/2010160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while attempting to stop the vehicle the contact noticed that the brake pedal had suddenly fell to the floor of the vehicle. after examining the vehicle the contact noticed that the brakes lines on the driver side of the vehicle were rusted through. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 160000. bml
04/25/2010140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while traveling 25 mph the contact applied the brakes and noticed that the brake pedal had fell to the floor causing the contact to drive through a traffic light, however a crash did not occurr. 7 months prior the same exact failure had occurred, the vehicle was taken to local mechanic where the brake line was replaced. the failure mileage was 140000 and the current mileage was 155000. bml
07/20/200785000107/29/1999
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. when the brakes were applied at 5 mph, the vehicle failed to stop. the contact applied the emergency brake. he noticed an oil spill on the ground. the vehicle was towed to the repair shop and they stated that the metal brake lines were rusted and needed to be replaced. the vin was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 85,000.
06/09/2006101355203/04/2001
 First incident occurred on june 9, 2006 where the rear brake line failed while pulling boat from remote fishing lake at approximately 10:30 pm, leaving a large amount of brake fluid on the ground and on the right rear tire. no dealers are open at this hour, therefore i had to drive truck with only emergency brake. delivered truck to the dealer during business hours where the rear brake line was replaced due to failure from being corroded through. asked for inspection of all remaining brake lines and have them replaced if required as i did not want the incident to happen again - none were replaced and was informed everything was now fine. 2nd incident occurred december 6, 2006. another brake line along the left side of the frame near the transfer case failed due to severe corrosion. this happened as my wife was returning home and drove to the end of our driveway and when the brakes were applied the pedal went all the way to the floor. our house is located on a hill and the truck went off the drive and headed through the yard down the hill - luckily she placed the transmission in park without an accident or injury. i inspected all of the brakes lines and found that all are severely corroded. if they are touched in any way, large flakes of corrosion come off in you hand. i will not return this vehicle to a gm dealer for repair as i would rather complete the job myself rather than have someone lie to me and jeopardize my families or my life any further! *nm
01/23/2006789503010/20/2003
 My problem is similar to the problems that i have read about related to nhtsa recall campaigns 05v379000 . at slow speed abs will activated, but the truck with not stop. this truck was not included in the recall which seemed weird since it had the same problems as described in the recall, and i live in a state which has salt on the roads almost half of the year. when i brought truck in to the chevrolet dealer, who stated that they needed to replace the entire hub assembly for both the right and left. to fully fix the problem they could not simply apply a rust inhibitor as the recall above suggested. i did some internet research and found that other consumers experienced the same problem. many who brought their trucks in under the recall also had to have the hub assembly replaced. the two crashes this problem caused included the vehicle running in to a tree in a parking lot and a tool chest in garage. i have been fortunate enough not to have run anyone over because of this problem.*ak
01/11/200685000112/01/1999
 Dt*: the contact stated the rear brake backing plate deteriorated and will not work properly due to corrosion. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for general inspection of the corrosion. the service department determined the rear brake backing plate was corroded due to the corrosive road salts used on the highway in that area. *nm
10/20/2005110/30/1999
 I bought my 1999 checy silverado new. the brakes were never as good as the vehicle i had traded in or in fact drove at work for my employer. i took my vehicle back to the dealer, mckee auto several times. the service advisors would not log my complaint or attempt to repair the vehicle. i have run several stoplights because of the lousy brakes, luckily there haven't been any accidents. last october the rear brakes went out on this vehicle. i replaced the rear pads and rotors while the front brakes look the same as new. this leads me to believe maybe they aren't hardly being used. i thought there was supposed to have been a recall for early models of this vehicle, but was never notified. *nm
08/01/2005348472
 1999 silverado ext cab abs pump motor had to be replaced due to a short caused by corrosion. *ts the consumer believes this part failed too soon. this is not the first time the consumer has experienced problems with the brakes or abs system. *nm
03/09/2004680002004/29/2003
 When going at low speeds (between 5 and 15 mph) the truck does not want to stop and i have had a couple of close calls of hitting a car in front of me or a car park in a parking lot. i was in a parking garage and the exit for it is like a spiral staircase i had to tried going down it three times before i could make it down to the exit. *nm
08/01/2005103/01/1999
 1999 chevrolet silverado brake pedal gets hard when stopping while driving at 5 to 10 mph. *mr *nm
05/14/2005108000107/09/2002
 Dt: the back brakes and back braking plate has rotted out. the consumer noticed the problem when changing the rear brakes and rotors. the plate that everything bolts to is rotted and has holes in it. the dealership did not give any information on why this happened. on may 20, 2005 the vehicle was taken to the dealership the consumer stated he noticed the problem approximately one week prior. *jb
05/02/20051
 1999 chevrolet silverado experiencing problems with the brake equipment.*mr the consumer had difficulty bringing the vehicle to a complete stop. the dealer stated there was nothing wrong with the brakes, however the consumer continued to experience problems. *jb
01/01/2005500001
 Dt: when the brakes are applied they will not stop the car; it doesn't happen all of the time but most of the time.*ak
05/06/2005700003003/05/1999
 The abs engages at low speeds. this has almost caused several accidents in parking lots. i have pulled the abs fuse in the fuse panel.
04/06/2005209/30/2000
 Contact stated: 2nd time the brakes failed on this vehicle. during second incident an accident occurred on 4/6/2005, contact was going about 35-40 mph, there was another vehicle in the lane, stopped, and another vehicle stalled in the same lane. contact slammed on the brakes, and the brakes failed. *ak *sc *jb
01/13/200490000204/07/1999
 When the consumer applied the brakes, the vehicle did not stop and consequently he hit another vehicle. *jb consumer had abs brake module replaced because engine still ran when key wasn't in the ignition.*sb *nm
01/31/2005355721
 Chevrolet silverado 2004, premature failure of brake system. *bf while driving the abs light and brake light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed the consumer that a new abs brake module needed to be installed because the current on shorted out. the dealer also rplaced the electronic brake control module. *nm
08/02/2004106/01/2000
 The brakes on my 1999 chevy silverado failed. i realized the brakes were dragging/locking up and when i tried to stop got a terrible noise which was heard by everyone in the parking lot. when i was driving home, they finally gave out and i coasted into the intersection. i can stop if i pump the brakes but the right rear caliper, rear pads and rear rotors are shot. brake fluid is leaking all over the place and it literally ate right through while driving home for 45 miles. what a disappointment. total estimate to fix = $1250.00 , recovery from gm = nothing. *ak
07/15/2003106300
 1. power window passenger door: operates slowly and if it gets too warm will quit. after 30 seconds will continue slowly 2. other - cd player: plays tract 1 then skips & ejects cd (laser out of line) 3. abs system has failed - automatic brake control module has to be replaced. this is a common problem for the '99 siverado. (the local auto wrecker won't even sell a used one unless there are less than 40000 km. this should say something!) i feel this should be a recall
08/15/200344245
 Abs system has a continuous buzzing sound coming from beneath the truck even when the keys were turned off. the only way to stop it was to disconnect the battery. during evaluation of a repair, the steel screws that hold the system together were screwed into an aluminum plate and were so rusty and corroded that one of them broke off when the repairman attempted to remove it. abs system is placed where it is unprotected from moisture and road chemicals, such as salt.
09/15/20030
 This is the first new vehicle we have ever bought. but not a good expreience, we have always had gm products with no problems. we just had the truck in the garage and they put it on the computer, it said code po137 02 sensor bank 1 sensor 2 replace also code po300 misfire #7 cylinder replace injector and fuel pressure regulator. this cost 448.78. also po300 misfire #7 cylinder replace injector and fuel pressure regulator and code po463 fuel level sensor needs fuel sensor replaced at a cost of 301.00. we can't afford this at this time. they also said both front wheel bearings with speed sensors need replaced at a cost of 642.00. we can't have this done now either. we are going to try to get along with the brake failure long enough to save money to fix. we replaced the battery sept 11th at a cost of 65.00 and an alighment in june at a cost of 47.00 and rear brake rotors and pads replaced in july at a cost of 279.00. we had thought of trading or selling outright and getting another truck, but can't sell it as it is.
05/15/200124000
 Manual transmission locked in gear. emerg. brk. cable will not adjust. abs module has noise. stopped by removing fuse, abs feature not functioning. trans failed in feb. 2003 @ 65k miles. repair made by valencia chevrolet in valencia calif. cost was handled by a extended service warranty. cost to me after a lot of heated negotiation was 85.00. the agency wanted me to authorize a new trans. and clutch. cost: 3600.00 the emergency brake cable failed @21k miles in 2001, the abs module failed @42k miles. in 2002. neither brake item has been repaired. valencia chevrolet wants 2300.00 to repair the abs problem, no quote to repair brake cable.
05/15/200124000
 Manual transmission locked in gear. emerg. brk. cable will not adjust. abs module has noise. stopped by removing fuse, abs feature not functioning. trans failed in feb. 2003 @ 65k miles. repair made by valencia chevrolet in valencia calif. cost was handled by a extended service warranty. cost to me after a lot of heated negotiation was 85.00. the agency wanted me to authorize a new trans. and clutch. cost: 3600.00 the emergency brake cable failed @21k miles in 2001, the abs module failed @42k miles. in 2002. neither brake item has been repaired. valencia chevrolet wants 2300.00 to repair the abs problem, no quote to repair brake cable.
11/15/20020
 Abs pump motor runs all the time , even when the ignition is turned off. p.s. looked for a solution on the web, found that this is a fairly common problem with the 1999 chevy silverdo and very costly. called chevy motor division, they gave me a service request number and said to take the vehicle to the dealership for evaluation.
09/15/200332964
 Abs control module failed abs motor runs continously even after turning the vehicle off.
04/13/2004957311
 When applying the brakes brake pedal stuck. *ak
03/07/200434000104/20/1999
 While braking pedal went to the floor, then the brakes failed due to corrosion. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak *la
12/12/200320000203/17/1999
 The brakes pulsated when the consumer attempted to brake. this problem caused extended stopping distance. the dealership had been notified, but was unable to resolve the problem. please provide more information. *jb *mr
12/05/200317700105/27/1999
 The truck experienced brake failure. the brakes failed to stop the truck immediately. the rear right caliper locked up and ate the rotor. the other rotors were pitted and rusted. the front and left brakes had 100% pad on them, only the rear right pad had worn. the manufacturer indicated the truck was not being driven enough. *jb the lleft rear wheel was the only wheel stopping the vehicle. *jb *nm
12/02/2003540003
 While braking, the brake pedal would lock up and the consumer would be unable to depress to brake pedal to decrease speed. this problem caused extended stopping distances. the cause had not been determined. the dealership has been notified but the problem was not resolved. *ph the consumer would become unable to stop the vehicle at high speeds. the left front hub assembly was found defective and was replaced. the vehicle needed a throttle body. *sc
05/27/2003104/25/2003
 The brakes failed while coming to a stop causing an accident. *nlm
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 The brake wheel sensor failed and caused an accident. the dealer was notified. *nlm
 The brakes failed and caused an accident. *nlm
303/01/1999
 The brakes failed. *jb gm replaced the solenoid sensor as a gesture of goodwill. *jb
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 When the brakes were applied, the pedal traveled all the way to the floor, which almost caused an accident. *jb *ts
12/20/20022845305/28/1999
 Abs system whent bad seems to be a major problem with silverados.
12/20/20022845305/28/1999
 Abs system whent bad seems to be a major problem with silverados.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
09/15/2006120000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. the antilock brake system light illuminates intermittently on the instrument panel. the failure has occurred ever since the vehicle was purchased. a mechanic confirmed that there was an issue with the antilock braking system. the current mileage was 170,000 and failure mileage was 120,000.
03/06/2004450002
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 10 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle failed to slow down. he crashed into the trash cans and the vehicle sustained minor damages. there were no injuries. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic that stated the failure was related to the rusting of the anti-lock sensor. the vehicle was repaired. recently, the failure recurred. the authorized dealer advised the contact to pay for a diagnostic test. the contact was concerned of the safety risk involved with this malfunction. the failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 85,000. updated 07/29/08 *bf the consumer stated the problem was due to a rusty speed sensor and the repair that the dealer performed was only a temporary fix. updated 08/07/08. *jb
01/03/2007183100103/29/1999
 Pulling into a gas station with my son from a road with a 45 mph speed limit. slowed down to attempt to park on side of building and about the last 50-75 feet the abs brake system pulsates and brake pedal is slammed down as hard as could and there is absolutely no brakes. truck hits corner of gate damaging bumper,grille,hood and small dent in door from gate. taken to dealership to have recall campaign 05068 looked at and damage accessed. dealership says damage not due to recall campaign. they also state that there are other components that caused crash and i am charged $220.00 to fix these. called chevrolet hot line and of course they do nothing but deny responsibility for products they have problems with. they insult my good faith in them by asking me how tall i am (they probably think that i am a short person and inadvertantly stepped on gas pedal instead of brake).
02/15/20069765210007/25/2003
 I have developed a problem with anti-lock brakes with my 1999 chevy ex cab 1500 4x4 and i have tried to have the vehicle repaired as per the recall to no avail ( gm claims my truck is not one of the involved vehicles, but it is doing the same thing as the recalled vehicle is doing!!!!! i contacted gm at chevrolet.com and spoke with a mr. brandon christen file # 1-387148116 and was informed of the above then i received an e-mail from a mr. michael goonan and he also told me that it was not covered!!!!!! i feel that this a gm problem and being that it is doing the same thing as the stated 99 through 05 pickups that this should be repaired by gm!!*jb
01/01/19011
 When brakes were applied on consumer's 1999 chevrolet silverado the brake pedal seemed to travel farther than usual then the vehicle would not stop. the antilock brake light illuminated and remained on occasion. *kb ***nar*** the consumer is aware of several recalls and service bulletins related to abs brakes. *nm
05/09/2006125000102/01/2000
 Dt*: the contact stated the abs pulsates while the vehicle is at a static position. the vehicle has not been inspected by a mechanic for this issue. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the antilock brakes; however, it is not included in the recall due to the vin.
07/01/2004900001
 Abs pump malfunctioned, causing it to activate and remain running, even with the key removed from the ignition. brakes work okay, just without the assistance of abs. dealer estimated fix at approximately $1,000. abs and brake warning lamps are illuminated and have remained on for almost 2 years since the pump initially malfunctioned. *jb
04/26/200664000111/11/1999
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at any speed the antilock brakes fail. there was a nhtsa recall # 05v379000 concerning the antilock brakes however this did not correct the problem. the dealer determined the brake pump ran continually causing the brakes to fail. this was not part of the recall.
09/01/200436000101/01/2003
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 25 mph a noise was heard coming from under the vehicle. the dealership determined the antilock brake system had failed and needed to be disconnected. a local independent repair shop disconnected the antilock brake system. updated 5/10/2006 - *nm
01/01/19011
 1999 silverado anti lock and brake indicator dash lights are coming on all the time. *ts the consumer was told the anti-lock brake module needed to be replaced. the consumers vehicle was included in the recall, however after the recall was performed, the lights illuminated every time the vehicle was in motion. the consumer was told the problems were not related and the manufacturer was not willing to replace the module free of charge. *jb
03/24/2006
 Front hub/bearing assembly and wheel speed sensor not working when vehicle is traveling between 3 and 10 mph and brakes are applied. the abs is activating causing one wheel to continue and speed higher than other preventing safe turning and stopping of vehicle. the truck had this problem upon purchase, and dealer attempted to fix. approximately 3 months later vehicle began doing same thing. this was a recall, and was taken to dealer to be repaired. dealer only cleaned the area. chevrolet was called by me and dealer and refused to replace hub, so vehicle is still doing same thing. representative from chevrolet on phone was rude, and replied that all that was covered under recall was cleaning hub. however the recall notice clearly states in some cases, the front wheel speed sensor may need to be replaced. it also states this service will be performed at no charge to you. i received recall notice in mail, and took immediately to dealer only to have problem keep occurring and chevrolet refuse to fix it. this problem poses a danger and could cause a crash because of failure to stop. *jb
03/14/2006135000102/14/2000
 Dt*: the contact stated the abs activates at speeds of 5 mph or less. this caused the stopping distance to be increased. the vehicle has not been taken to dealer however; the fuse to the abs has been removed to deactivate the antilock brakes. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the service brakes, hydraulic: antilock. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the vin.
01/12/20063750010003/10/1999
 Abs system failure. vehicle has 38000 miles. had to disconnect fuse. web search indicates this is a common problem with this vehicle/model. gm has not done a recall on this safety issue. i originally reported braking failures to dealer years ago that vehicle would lose brakes if you hit rough road or pot holes while attempting to stop. got typical run-around. *nm
01/01/19011
 Letter stating has not been reimbursed for recall repairs on 1999 silverado's antilock system. *ts ***nar*** the antilock brakes would activate while braking the repairs were made prior to the consumer receiving the recall notice. the consumer submitted a claim for reimbursement. the manufacturer denied the claim for reimbursement because consumer did not produce a work order from a certified mechanic. *nm
01/01/19011
 Consumer 1999 silverado developed corrosion between the front hub/bearing assembly and the wheel speed sensor. *ts the consumer received recall 05v379000. in september 2003 the consumer had to replaced the front an rear brake rotors and pads with less than 17000 miles. the consumer was told then that the cause was excessive corrosion. the consumer contacted gm at that time but they offered no assistance. when the consumer received the current recall he submitted the invoice to the manufacturer. they refused to reimburse the consumer stating the work done was not covered by the recall. *nm
12/15/2005105000109/15/1998
 Dt*: the contact stated while attempting to apply brake pressure at 20 mph there was an increase in stopping distance. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the service brakes hydraulic anti-lock. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the vin. updated 03/09/06. *jb
01/01/19011
 Ltr from consumer (mn) requesting nhtsa extend recall no. 05068 to the state of minnesota owner of a 1999 chevrolet silverado truck, reply to the fort snelling office. *nm the consumer stated the abs engaged inappropriately at low speeds.*jb
02/21/200691700304/17/1999
 Dt*: the contact stated the brake pedal became hard to depress at 5-10 mph. a new wheel speed sensor was installed in 2002, but the problem returned. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the antilock brakes. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the vin. both frnt hub sensors were defective, they were both replaced on each side. also,replaced rear tail lamp. *ak
08/03/20055700010010/26/1999
 Abs brakes fail at low speeds, making it impossible to stop. took it to the dealer (2-20-2006) with a recall relating to the abs brake system, and was told the recall didn't cover the problem with the truck. i was told if i had $1,100 to replace the ebcm motor relay circuit, that would solve the problem. i have found with only minimal research, there's a lot of folks out there with the same truck, or similar trucks having the same problem. this is an extremely dangerous situation in heavy traffic, the truck will not stop!! i have had to remove the abs fuse, and completely disable the abs system, in order to make this vehicle safe to drive. *jb
03/06/199950005010/10/1998
 I have a 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500 truck . if i hit a bump in the road the abs goes crazy and the truck will not stop. i replaced brake pads, rotors and calipers several times and my odometer reading is now at 69, 520 miles. the truck simply will not stop and i have rolled on through intersections and other places i could not stop. when gm issued a recall on the speed sensor i contacted them to reimburse me the $900 that i have spent trying to make my truck safe. they informed me brakes were not covered under warranty even though i have had 99% of the brake work performed at the gm dealership, hewitt motors. they said sorry, we cannot help you. i think it is really excessive that i should have to pay that much money in such little mileage for the brakes. and i see from your other complaints it is definitely a major problem that gm needs to address. we really like the truck but the brakes are just not safe!! *jb
09/15/20051
 Anti-lock brakes engaging and low speed and not shutting off. they keep pulsating even after taking foot off brake pedal. the only way to stop it was to remove the 60 amp fuse. this is on my 1999 chevy silverado. i have taken it to a chevy dealership and they told me it would cost over $800.00 just for parts alone. i feel g.m. should fix this safety feature defect. *nm
02/08/200669000103/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated the abs engaged while attempting to stop at 5mph or less. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the antilock brakes. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the vin. although the problem persisted, the vehicle was not seen by a dealer.
10/20/200489000104/06/1999
 Abs pump failed. have no anti-lock brakes. had to pull fuse to stop pump from running. will not replace at $1,800. *jb
01/26/200627000105/25/1999
 Dt*: the contact stated that there was increased stopping distance while applying brake pressure at low speeds. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the antilock brakes. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, however it is not included in the recall due to the vin. updated 2/27/2006 - *nm
07/01/20057350010009/01/2003
 Dt*: the consumer stated the abs activated at low speeds between 5-10 mph. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000 regarding the service brakes, hydraulic:anti-lock. the consumer experienced the same problem as indicated in the recall; however, the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall. *jb
09/01/20052
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving on normal road conditions at low speeds, and under normal braking conditions, the anti-lock brakes failed to stop the vehicle. the abs activated, causing extended stopping distance. after the first incident the dealer replaced the rotors. the second time the dealership put brake pads on the rear, cleaned the sensors, and resurfaced the front and rear rotors. however, the problem recurred. *ak the right rear window regulator was replaced. updated 02/07/06. *jb
10/06/200470000109/15/1999
 Driving on the road and the abs control module came on and would not stop, even if truck is off and the key removed from it. the only way to stop the module from working is to remove the electrical wiring from it. *jb
12/01/2005660004
 Dt: the contact states there is nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000 regarding the anti-lock brakes. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the vin. the vehicle was repaired.*ak
07/01/2003111/29/2001
 Dt: the contact states there is a nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000 concerning the anti lock brakes. this vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to vin. there have been no repairs made to the vehicle.*ak
02/01/200430000103/01/1999
 Consumer complaint regarding gm abs brakes. abs brakes are overly sensitive to corrosion causing failure of the abs system. *ts the consumer stated the recall only covers the least expensive part of the problem. *jb *nm
12/01/20044200007/26/1999
 Dt: the contact states there is nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000 concerning the anti lock brakes. this vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to vin. there have been no repairs made to the vehicle. *ak
09/13/2005830003007/14/2005
 I purchased a used 1999 chevrolet silverado 4wd in july and around sept of this year i had trouble breaking in low mph situations such as stop signs, lights and in parking situations where the abs would trigger on dry clean pavement causing many close calls where i almost rear ended vehicles or ran into buildings ect. there is a recall on this particular problem in salt using states which ironically does not include wisconsin or minnesota. the recall# is 05068 regarding wheel speed sensors in years 99 thru 02 models. *jb
10/01/2003600001001/05/2003
 Dt: the contact states there is a nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000 concerning the service brakes. this vehicle is experiencing the same problems as indicated in the recall, but is not included in the recall due to vin. *ak
12/12/2004540001204/10/1999
 Dt: the contact states there is nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000 concerning the anti lock brakes. this vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but is not included in the recall due to vin. the contact repaired the vehicle at his own expense.*ak the abs failed at low speed. updated 01/04/06. *jb
11/28/200585350111/06/2001
 When applying the brakes at low speeds the anti-lock system engages and the vehicle is very hard to stop. *jb
10/30/2005800001202/10/2004
 Dt: the contact states there is a nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000 concerning the anti lock brakes. this vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to vin. the contact repaired the vehicle at his own expense.*ak
11/20/20054300010003/16/2000
 While braking at low speeds, maining decreasing from about 7mph to 5 mph the anti-lock brakes activate. when it activates, you have no brakes and it has almost caused several accidents. this has been happening for about a year now. several people in my area are having the same problems with different years models also. this occurs every time you apply the brakes while coming to a stop. *nm
05/22/2000507/12/1999
 1999 silverado brake system failed, when pressing the brakes they went to the floor. *ts the consumer experienced brake failure on 5 separate occasion. on 2 of the 5 occasions the consumer rear ended a vehicle and the last time the consumer was unable to stop the vehicle and subsequently crashed through a garage door. the consumer stated she was never notified of the recall investigation of the abs. the dealer did admit on the invoice there was a problem, however they refused to fix it. the cd player was not reading the cd's it would issue an error message. *jb
11/04/200582000212/08/2002
 I took my 1999 chevrolet 1500 series pickup to a local dealer to get the recall on the front speed sensors fixed. the anti-lock brakes were activating every time i tried to stop the vehicle. they said they serviced the truck but when i picked it up the problem persisted. i took it back a second time and they told me that the right front hub assembly was bad. i took the truck to the mecanic i normally use and he put the hub in, the problem still persisted. i called general motors to report that the dealership didn't fix the problem, then told me to replace a part that wasn't defective. they did nothing, now i have a truck that i make a monthly payment on and is unsafe to drive as it will not stop. *nm
06/19/20051150006
 The anti lock brakes locked up while moving at a very slow speed 3- 10 mph as note in gm's recall # 05v379000. this recall only recognized the rust belt states. my truck on several occasions as i was coming to a stop light the anti- lock brakes would activate and have come close several times with swerving off the road to avoid having a collision with another vehicle. this caused one time to run up on the curb and almost hit a light post. my truck was brought to les schuab tire center and they could not find anything wrong with the abs system because no codes flashed. problem is still not fixed. *jb
12/02/200446255112/12/1998
 Dt: the contact stated abs brakes failed due to faulty left front sensor. when depressing the brake pedal it went to the floor. the consumer stated the frist time the incident occured he had to pay for the repairs. the second time it failed it was replaced under recall. the second problem was the emcm module failed which and caused the abs motor to run even when the engine was turned off. the passenger side door lock was inoperative. the mechanic found the the door lock rod disconnected. updated 12/07/05. *jb
10/29/2005802951
 Dt: the contact stated the brakes failed. the front abs sensor had corrosion build up on it. the contact's vehicle was involved in a crash because of the brake failure. he then took the vehicle to a service dealer and had the sensor cleaned. the brakes were fine after the cleaning. he contacted the manufacturer , and they offered no free remedy. the speed at the time of impact was 3 mph.*ak
11/01/200455000107/01/2003
 Dt: the contact stated this vehicle is experiencing the same problem as stated in nhtsa recall, 05v379000. the abs problem started approximately one year ago. he called gm, but this vehicle was not included in the recall due to vin. the vehicle was in vermont all but the last twelve months. he disabled the abs himself, but no repairs have been made.*ak
06/01/200390000101/01/2002
 Dt: the consumer stated that the brakes worked intermittently, allowing the brakes to go to the floor. the abs would activate at low speeds. the consumer had taken the vehicle to the dealer, who noted that there was a problem with the wheel speed sensor and the hub. nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000, but the vehicle was not included due to the vin, however the vehicle experienced the same problem was indicated in the recall. the recall repair work was performed at his own expense. *ak (11/21/05) *sc
07/15/20051
 Dt: the contact stated when putting pressure on the brake pedal the vehicle did not stop properly. there was extended stopping distance. the abs system activates, and it took longer for the vehicle to stop. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic shop and had the vehicle repaired. the mechanic replaced the left and right front speed sensors. there was manufacturer's recall 05068 but the contact's state was not included in the recall. *ak
10/24/2005107/01/2000
 Dt: the contact received recall 05v379000 concrning abs brake failure. the recall repairs was performed on october 24, 2005. the vehicle was not drivable. when she tried to use the brakes they did not stop the vehicle. when she pushed the brake pedal it pushesd back up on her foot. she contacted gm's customer service, and they stated she will have to pay $75 to test the vehicle. if it turned out the problem was not with the abs she will have to pay for the repairs. *ak
07/01/200537131108/15/1999
 Dt: the consumer stated that the abs motor had broken. he then had to take the fuse out to shut the motor off. the consumer received a recall on the front wheel speed sensor for corrosion. the vehicle was taken to the and was fixed. the consumer thought that when the dealership performed the recall repair that it would fix the problem, however, the abs motor was still not working properly. the vehicle was driven for three months with the fuse out to the abs motor. the emergency brake and abs light had come came on when the consumer had taken the fuse out. a couple of months later the service engine light and service four wheel drive light had come on. the dealership said that this was not related to the abs motor. the consumer had not contacted the manufacturer. *ak (11/29/05) *sc
10/24/200563000104/01/1999
 Dt: the abs would activate at a low speed when coming to a stop resulting in extended stopping distance. this happened frequently. the contact would like to know why this vehicle was not included in the recall. *ak (12/07/05) recall campaign# 05v37900. *sc
10/24/2005560001
 I have been having trouble with the brakes on my pickup truck causing my truck to want to go into a spin when i try to stop. the truck pulls to either the left or right when slowing to a stop. i brought it to the dealer to have the problem checked out and they told me the brakes just needed cleaning. the problem continued after the cleaning and recently i noticed the abs system kicking in also. i heard about a recall involving 1999 vintage gm pickup trucks having a problem with the abs brakes so i inquired with gm about the recall. i was told that there were no recalls on my vehicle; a 1999 chevy silverado 3500. i also read a couple of news articles that said gm wasn't finding enough evidence here in the us to justify a recall on these vehicles. i haven't had an accident caused by this yet and i hope that i don't but winter is coming and the likelihood will increase due to the driving conditions.*jb
07/20/200584000111/30/1998
 Dt: the contact stated his brakes pulsated. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop for inspection. the repair shop tested the brakes and the brake lines busted in two separate places. the repair shop discovered extreme corrosion on the brake lines. as a result, the brake lines were replaced, but the problem with the pulsation was not corrected. the contact has now received nhtsa recall 05v379000 concerning anti lock brakes, but not on the brake lines. ak
09/15/200572000109/15/2002
 Dt: the contact found out that there was a safety recall 05068 on chevrolet silverado but his vehicle was not included because he lived in wisconsin. contact talked to the dealership and the manufacturer about this problem. the consumer contacted his state representative.*ak when coming to a stop,the brake would pulsate. updated 11/29/05.*jb updated 11/29/05 - the brake pedal would pulsate at 5 mph. the consumer was told that this problem was caused by rusted and corroded abs sensors. *nm
11/13/2003790005011/11/2003
 1999 chevy, abs activates at low speeds ever since i bought the truck used in ny 2 years ago. when the problem started it was hit and miss, but now it happens all the time at low braking speeds. i have replaced 1 low speed sensor that did not help, so i removed the abs fuse. gm said that my problem fits the recall #05068, but i was not the original owner and live in nc that i was not going to be included in the recall. i feel that this recall should include all vehicles that have been titled in the salt belt states regardless of where they are now and who owns them. *nm
10/08/200565000110/01/2003
 The abs module failed on my 1999 silverado pickup. only 65,000 miles. repair is very costly at $1000.00. *jb
09/10/2005505001
 Dt: 1999 chevrolet silverado. the contact complained about an abs brake problem. when coming to a stop the vehicle started free wheeling , and he will lost control of the vehicle. chevrolet stated there was a recall, but state of virginia was not part of the recall. the contact was required to pay for the repairs. this happened at 10 mph or less. there has not been anything done to correct the problem at this time. the contact was not currently driving the vehicle; he did not feel it was safe. this started approximately a month ago on september 10, 2005. *ak
04/30/2005112/29/1998
 Dt: the consumer stated there was a problem with the anti-lock brakes. noticed this problem on april 30, 2005. a recall was issued, however, this vehicle was not included in the recall. when coming to a slow stop the brakes will sometimes catch and other times will keep moving. had to increase stopping distance in order to get the vehicle stop. there is a loud noise every time you come to a slow stop. this problem occurred on all road conditions. the contact stated they have taken the vehicle to the dealer and they said it was normal. *ak the consumer stated the problem with the anti-lock brakes was resolved on 10-13-05. 11/15/2005. *jb
07/07/200375000103/29/1999
 Abs pump began to run continuously. owner disconnected fuse. abs capability not available. *jb
01/01/19011
 Ltr fm don olson (mi) inquiring why the 1999 gmc silverado pickup trucks with defective brakes (abs) sensors in the front wheels have no recall in the us as the ones built in canada, reply to the wash. dc ofc. *ts *jb
02/03/2004135143112/02/2001
 Dt: the contact stated abs brakes kicked in at low speeds. the contact's vehicle was having the same problems as described in recall 05v379000. the contact stated the state of wisconsin was not included in the recall. he had it repaired about one year and half ago, in february 2004. they told him the hubs were corroded, and had to have the left hub assembly replaced. now, he was having the same problem with the right hub assembly. abs light did not come on. he started having the problems in november 2003. *ak
09/27/2005210/17/2002
 Dt: 1999 chevrolet silverado half ton pick up truck. the consumer complained about the anti lock brake system. spoken to the manufacturer on september 28, 2005, and they said it was not under any recall due to the vin. recall 05v379000 was issued on the year, make and model of my truck on august, 29, 2005. when approaching a stop it took a longer time to stop the vehicle. in inclement weather vehicle did not grip the road. it would hydroplane more often. this started in november 2003, pulled the fuse on the abs pump because it shorted out and would drain the battery. it will cost $1,200 - $1,300 to repair the pump. when this first started to happen the consumer lived in north carolina, and it was during a snow storm. too many failures to count. *ak the consumer's vehicle was not included in the recall because it was not registered in a snow belt state. *nm
10/04/2003102538201/16/1999
 Dt: the contact stated the state of wisconsin was not included in nhtsa recall 05v379000 concerning abs brakes t because there was a lot of salt there. the contact spent over $600.00 for two separate abs repairs. however, the problem recurred. the contact's vehicle has problems stopping at slower speeds. he started having these problems at first about three years ago. the dealer told him the contact that wisconsin was not included in the recall. the last repair work was done on 4-17-04. the first repair was done in 10-03.*ak
09/23/200545500301/01/1999
 Dt: the consumer complained about an abs brake problem. the warning light stayed on, and the pump was constantly running until he pulled the fuse. there was recall 05v379000 for a similar issue. the consumer stated that the manufacturer told him that there was a currently an investigation for more states to be included in the recall. the problem first started on september 23, 2005. *ak
09/24/20051000050
 In reference to gm recall no. 05068 involving several gm model trucks and suv's antilock brake issues at low speeds. i own a 1999 silverado and have this problem. it is extremely dangerous! gm should be taking immediate action, not two months from now! i have had too many very close calls and my wife refuses to drive the truck. a second independent investigation may be warranted to determine why vehicles do not stop when antilock braking systems are engaged! i have had close calls with my gm truck and gm lumina car with antilock braking system not providing braking when needed. one such occurrence on winter roads in my gm lumina nearly killed my entire family of five! the failure is the gm antilock braking systems can reduce or eliminate the ability to stop or slow down to safely control the vehicle and prevent an accident. i don't know what i can do about it except remove the antilock braking system fuse. *nm
08/08/200463122112/18/1998
 Anti- lock brakes failed during a sudden stop and the brakes locked up causing a skid. after the failure something (a pump) kept running and would not stop until the control module was unplugged. *jb
09/06/2005720004008/09/1999
 Nhtsa campaign id number : 05v379000 according to this recall, the abs sensor can give false readings due to dirt and grim build up. gm's response for corrective action is to clean the sensor. what happens once the sensor is dirty again?i don't see how this could be a corrective action, because the chance of it happening again is great. my father owned this truck before me and had the same problem i am now having the abs engaging at low speeds, (i almost crashed twice, because of this). my father had the dealer repair the truck and at that time the service manager told my dad the only way to fix it was replace the hubs. the truck was under warranty so the service manager put down that the hubs were bad so my dad would not have to incur the cost. (sensor is warranty item, hubs are not). (country club chevrolet oneonta, ny) once again my father was told the sensor can not be replaced with out changing the hubs. i have also been told this by two other dealers. (norris chevrolet westfield , nj- sullivan chevrolet rosepark, nj). the hubs were replaced at 60,000 miles, at 72,000 the problem once again returned. so this has been a problem for about 7 months, i know when driving the truck to give myself extra stopping distance, it does not always do it mostly after sharp turns (pulling in drive way or parking lot). so if the hubs have to be replaced as per three dealers, so why does the recall corrective action take about removing sensor and cleaning (see following) dealers are to remove the wheel speed sensor and thoroughly clean the wheel speed sensor mounting surface on the bearing, apply rust inhibitor to the cleaned surface, grease the mounting surface, reinstall the wheel speed sensor, and check the peak-to-peak output voltage to ensure the wheel speed signal is within specifications. i think gm needs to resolve the issue not just apply a temporary fix. regards philip j savarese. *nm
04/01/200590000100010/31/1998
 Unwanted anti-lock brake system activation during low-speed brake application that started in april of 2005. *jb
08/15/200575800103/15/2004
 Dt: 1999 chevrolet silverado pickup - the brakes are not working at slow speeds. consumer called general motors and the dealership, and there was recall, # 05068. the dealer said that this was not a safety problem, and the manufacturer claimed there was no recall on this vehicle due to vin. while coming to a stop between three and zero mph the brake pedal was hard to press down and there were no brakes. vehicle hit the retaining wall at consumer's residence, and did damage to both vehicle and to the wall. this did not happen every time that consumer drove the vehicle. the problem started in the middle of august 2005. *ak
01/01/200554000308/15/2000
 Dt: the caller said this vehicle is not included in the nhtsa recall 05v379000 concerning anti lock brakes. the vehicle experienced the same problems as mentioned in the recall. the dealer and manufacturer said her residence was not included in the recall at this time. caller stated she hit garage door as a result of brake failure. *ak the abs brakes activated while parking or stopping at a stop sign. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop but they were unable to duplicate the problem. an accident occurred when the abs brake did not activate as they should when on an icy driveway. as a result the vehicle hit the consumer's garage door. *nm
07/29/2005104/23/2005
 I was pulling into a parking spot at a local store in crandon, wisconsin. the abs system on the truck started pulsating and never stopped until i hit the car in the parking spot in front of me, which resulted in a crash. the problem was corrected when i took it to the dealer for repair the next day in rhinelander. they said the abs sensors where corroded and need either replacement or cleaning, which is what the dealer did.*jb
06/01/2004800003004/17/2003
 My abs brakes are not working correctly on my 1999 chevy silverado 1500. when i try to stop the abs causes the brake pedal to push back at me and does not allow me to fully stop in a safe distance. i took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs and the entire wheel assemble was cleaned to remove rust from the hub. they say that is causing the abs sensor to send false readings. yet they say it is not going to be a recall issue because it only has been reported by a few people. well i am now reporting this in hopes of a more permanent solution such as a recall. i read that they recalled the trucks in canada but not here. this is a huge safety issue. it has happened to me going as slow as 5 mph and as fast as 40 mph. it is only a matter of time before someone is really hurt. i have no confidence in my trucks ability to stop now. *jb
11/20/2003107/10/1999
 Anti-lock brake failure on a 1999 chevrolet silverado. *jb
07/01/200485000112/31/1998
 The abs module in my truck failed at ~85,000 miles. the motor wouldn't stop running. from what i've seen in my research this is a common complaint. the worst part is that the repair cost $1,000! i feel this is a defect in manufacturing, or a poor placement of the unit, as it is totally exposed on the frame-rail. *nm
08/11/2005415005
 When stopping at low speed on dry pavement, anti-lock brakes engage causing greater stopping distance than anticipated. nearly hit a parked car. *nm
08/09/200571490307/25/2005
 The abs brake system are messing up at low speeds causing the abs sytem to engage for no apparent reason. *jb
08/01/2005400001008/21/2000
 Anti-lock brakes turning on and off by themselves, anti-lock motor continued to run after taking key out of vehicle, went to g.m. garage they said, 1500 to 3000 dollars to fix( i said yeah right!) i then pulled the relay switch under the hood eliminating the anti-system all together. now dash lights stay on but i don't have braking problems. this all happened at 40,000 miles i now have 65000 on truck. way to stand behind product gm thanks a lot! for nothing! *nm
04/01/200548000105/01/2003
 I own a 1999 chevy silverado. the abs sensor went bad and i was told it would be $1000 to fix this. outrageous! i did more research and found that this problem is common and gm is doing nothing about it. i read that they recalled all trucks with same problem in canada, but not here. this is a safety concern because my abs does not work, and the abs motor runs, which is a fire concern. next, with winter driving coming soon, this is a major concern to not have abs. this problem should be recalled and fixed at gm's expense. *jb
05/20/200540000810/01/1998
 Anti lock brake failure at low speed. near colision with two garage doors and one resturant. what will it be next time? *jb
01/15/200565000205/15/1999
 Dt: the vehicle is a 1999 chevrolet silverado. every time the consumer comes to a slow stop the abs brakes come on when they are not suppose to. do so. consumer states abs will come on when driving 5 mph. consumer feels abs brakes should not be coming on in these conditions, like when the roads are dry. the consumer is almost unable to get the vehicle to stop quickly enough to keep from hitting anything else. consumer has disabled the abs by pulling the fuse. he states that it has not missed with any other part of the vehicle. the brakes work fine now, and the other components with it. in 2002, the abs part had been replaced. he believes it was because of the control unit. the problem at that time was that the abs would not turn off. this is the only problem with the vehicle. he has not taken it to the dealer or the manufacturer. consume r states there has been a recall in canada concerning this problem. the dealership he purchased it from is out of business. *ak
07/18/20052
 Dt: consume rcomplained about a brake problem.. when coming to a stop the brake will go just about to the floor, and would stop half way through a stop. it has 34,000 miles, and yesterday it was like it had no brakes at all. pushed hard as i could and i went through the garage door. this happened yesterday july 18, 2005. just about anytime hadto push the brakes to the floor. its happened twice were y mashing the brake as hard itwas like haveingno brakes. when first got the vehicle iconsume rcomplained to the dealer, and the dealer and said this was normal for anti lock brakes. *ak
07/25/200458000106/07/2003
 Dt: consumer says this problem is being investigated by nhtsa. consumer has 1999 a chevrolet silverado and is experiencing problems at low speed with the abs. the investigation is nhtsa action number pe05020. on several occasions, the consumer says that he has been lucky to avoid accidents when traveling at low speeds. the problem seems to increase the stopping distance. consumer has now disabled the abs due to the fear of the malfunction of the abs. the consumer says that road conditions doesn'tt seem to matter, wet, dry, cold, or hot the abs caused the vehicle to take an extreme amount of distance to stop. consumer received an estimate on repairing the problem. it was 800 dollars for parts alone. *jb
04/21/2005301/01/1999
 Emergency brake failed three times. the consumer contacted the manufacturer. *nm while driving consumer tried to down shift and the vehicle would not go into gear. the brakes locked up and the anti-lock braking system did not work. the emergency brakes also failed to work causing the driver to hit a tree. the driver or passenger side air bag did deployed. the driver's seat ejected off of the floor with the driver strapped into the seat. the vehicle had caught on fire upon the side impact. consumer has had trouble shifting threes times previously and the transmission along with the clutch had been replaced once before. *tt *sb
02/15/200468000104/28/2003
 Dt:consumer has 1999 chevrolet silverado. vehicle does not stop at slow speed, when applying brakes vehicle makes a terrible clanking or grinding noise. consumer noticed this in february. consumer said that she heard of recall by gm in march, and checked her vehicle to find no recalls. consumer contacted gm, and was told that problem was her responsibility. *ak
09/01/2000106/15/1999
 We have taken very good care of our vehicles, because we try to maximize their lives. one day, the brakes light came on. i contacted my chevrolet dealer, who checked it out, then told me you are better off just driving with it the way it is. when i asked why, i was told that gm has a problem with the abs systems going whacky, but will not do anything. i made several calls to gm, trying to plead my case and listing the several others and web sites created by some of them, that have had this same problem. i was coldly told that there had to be large numbers of people having this problem, like millions. this is a safety device that buyers have no choice whether to have or not, but it is not backed by the manufacturer! it is ridiculous!!!
08/01/200337000209/01/1999
 Dt: truck does not brake properly, resulting in extended stopping distances. had 2 accidents as a result. the brakes were applied, but they do not stop vehicle. this could occur when standing on the brakes. had brakes replaced ,and mentioned this to dealer, who ignored this problem. *ak
02/10/2005100
 At low speeds the antilock brakes on my 1999 chevy silverado (4x4) activates for no apparent reason and almost resulted in an accident. the brakes continue to be unpredictable at low speeds. a garage said they had multiple inquiries about this and knew of the problem well. i think this is a recall item and gm should resolve the issue. incident date is approximate first occurence.
06/11/2005809592007/07/1999
 When applying the brake at speeds under 10 mph i will hear the anti lock brakes turn on and then the brake pedal cannot be depressed and the vehicle will roll another 5-10 feet further then intended. this has happend to at least 6 other people that i know with the same type of vehicle. one of them a sheriff's department vehicle.
11/03/20041830001
 Dt: abs motor was running all the time. consumer took vehicle to local mechanic, and was told abs valve along with the control valve were bad. the parts were replaced, and had no problems since. *ak mechanic contacted gm and was told the 1999 models were too old to qualify for repair assistance despite low mileage. consumer therefore had repair done locally, replacing abs pump and valve control at cost of $995, of which $825 were parts.*sb *nm
06/07/200120000205/01/1999
 Dt: abs brakes went out 20,000 miles and this again occurred at 45,000 miles. this occurred at low speeds but happened once at high speed on the highway. took to dealer for repairs and they said that simply the abs was out and needed to be replaced. consumer saw report where gm was recalling canadian vehicles due to the salt conditions and its affect on the abs system. owner feels his vehicle should be recalled because his state uses the same salt used in canada. *tt
12/15/200440000110/01/2002
 Dt: 99 chevy silverado pickup. abs brake motor operation. dealer told consumer it would be costly to fix. the brakes were making a humming noise and consumer had the abs system disconnected. the noise stopped, but consumer does not have abs brakes. *tt
03/01/200413000501/01/2004
 Dt: since 12,000 miles the abs was disconnected by dealer because brakes were not working properly. they failed to activate at low speeds. there was extended stopping distance along with vibration. abs was disconnected due to this problem. the vehicle is now driven with manual brakes only-no abs due to the faulty situation they provided, unable to drive safely due to the abs. *ak
05/30/20055350010
 Gm/chevrolet light truck abs activates at slow speeds. at approximately 5 mph, when the brakes are applied, the abs activates (audible) and diminishes braking requiring increased pedal pressure and increased stopping distance.
11/01/2004168000100005/01/2001
 Dt: abs enables itself when coming to a low speed stop. the abs makes it hard to stop when it is enabled. no accidents. no repairs. a few close calls with almost hitting vehicles. *ak
05/19/20055000010008/15/1999
 Dt: about a year in half ago the anti lock brakes starting acting up, when it was wet and preparing to stop the anti lock brakes would engage and the truck would not stop. code was left front sensor. this was replaced. did not correct the problem. had the right front sensor replaced, did not correct the problem. the fuse was then unplugged just so i would have brakes. currently, in vermont truck was due for inspection in june, and it will not pass inspection, with or without the anti lock brakes. spoke with elmore at gm in portland office, and he advised to take vehicle to gm dealer and have a diagnostic test done.*ak dealer cleaned both front speed sensors but did not guarantee it would solve the problem. *tt
02/10/20051250002408/24/1999
 Dt: driver's side safety belt will not extend so it can be used. will not come out of the reel. the other concern were the abs brakes. had situations while in traffic the abs activated on their own. this removes control from the driver, and is startling when it happens. there is a vibration from the abs. tried to corrrespond with gm, but feot concerns have fallen on deaf ears. no repair has been made as of yet. the seat belt began to fail on 1-1-03, and the abs system began to malfunction on 2-10-05. *ak
03/03/200569754802/28/2000
 Traveling at slow speeds, the brakes would not work (anti-lock activating) causing long stopping distance or had to stomp brake peddle several times to get vehicle to stop. no major accidents but second time i ran over sidewalk i took car to service center (not dealer) and they disconnected anti-lock brakes and have not had any further trouble. mechanic said the brake sensors (speed sensors?) would need to be replaced.
07/04/20045000010009/15/1999
 Dt: abs problem. coming down a hill, the brake was pushing back, not allowing the brake to engage. after pumping the brake several times, it re-engaged. *tt dealer stated that it was the left abs sensor.
07/01/20045500010002/01/2002
 Abs system engages at low speeds, creating long stopping distances. had several close calls. pulled fuse out to override abs.
03/01/2002105/10/1999
 Dt: the consumer vehicle had problem with it's abs brakes. while coming to a stop below 5 mph the abs would kick in while on dry pavement. the vehicle was taken to the dealer nov.2004 to be fixed. the dealer cleaned the sensor mounts of rust and retested and it showed that the left side was out of limits. the road test showed no unwanted abs stops. this has happen to the consumer one time within the last month. the consumer has the service invoices. *nm
06/06/2004480001510/02/1999
 My1999 chevrolet silverado 4wd had 48,00 miles on it when problems started. in good weather on dry smooth roads my abs would engage while i was stopping or slowing in a normal manner. even though this was somewhat surprising i did not feel that the stopping distance was being compromised. then an incident occured while my wife and i were turning into a parking space at a retail store. as i was turning into the parking space i applied the brakes to solw the vehicle and it felt like i had no brakes, the pedal was very hard to push, felt like it would not move like it was stuck, and there was no braking action. i immediately believed that i was going to strike the vehicle ahead of me and continued to push the brake pedal with greater force. the result is that all of a sudden the brake moved forward and the antilock brakes engaged. the truck stopped before i struck the other vehicle. a good mechanic explained that his experience with chevry truck abs throwing false signals was that the sensors were probably dirty and needed cleaned. as a simple check of the abs i removed the 60 amp fuse for the antilock brake system. my brakes work very well now and i have not had a problem. i have not scheduled an appointment to get the problem fixed and after reading that your organization is now conducting an investigation into problems with chevrolet truck antilock brake failures i intend to leave the system as it is now until you finish your investigation. some information on my background. i am 54 years of age, a retired law enforcement officer,26 years service, having reached the rank of chief deputy/undersheriff. i have owned, worked on, and built old cars since i was a teenager.
04/29/200567000403/10/1999
 The motor continued to run after the vehicle was shut off. the dealer did not cooperate until a recall was placed on the vehicle. the vehicle was equipped to start itself but if the vehicle begun to move, the only way to stop it was to pull the electrical impulse or pull one of the two fuses that went with the abs system, and would make the vehicle stop. the other fuse indicated whether or not the vehicle was running on the dashboard. the consumer has had other recall work done to the vehicle in reference to the transmission in which they replaced the driveshaft. *ak *sc
06/01/2003120000103/01/1999
 Contact states he became aware of a report about gm vehicles, abs system. approximately 2 years ago in the summer while coming to a stop sign he pushed on the brake pedal, he heard and felt the abs kick in, he could not stop. *ak the consumer stated he disconnected the abs because it doesn't operate properly. *jb
05/01/200519204103/19/1999
 Abs motor runs continuously after turning off. happened on 5/1/05. has continued since first occurrence. *ak *nm
05/08/200029141403/29/1999
 Anti lock brakes; when going slower the anti lock brakes engage themselves. was never repaired. main brakes, both front and rear were replaced ( pads and rotors) after an unusually short amount of time. *ak left door glass was inoperative. tech replaced broken door glass regulator. *tt *nm
02/14/200565000104/17/1999
 Abs system failed at 5 mph, made noise, and truck would not stop at 5 mph. had to hit brake hard to stop the truck.*ak
02/27/200568000609/20/2000
 Consumor states: brakes do operate properly at low speeds. vehicle continues to roll, and doesn't come to complete stop. pressing very firm, and not stopping. no for warning before hand, checked brake fluid. took vehicle to mechanic, and had it checked out. *ak *tt
01/14/2005815001506/07/2001
 1. i began to notice that as i applied my brakes to come to stops at stop signs or destination arrivals that the anti-lock brakes would deploy. 2. the anti-lock brakes would activate when coming to a stop when they should not have (the wheels were not slipping). although i never actually hit anything, i did come close several times. 3. i took the truck to my local chevy dealer and they fixed the problem. the charge was $90.93 for labor. i still have the receipt.
11/01/200475000112/03/2001
 Contact states: trouble with brakes on and off on his truck, at low speed the brakes start pumping, but will not stop the vehicle. contact thinks it is the anti-lock brakes. contact has not had the vehicle serviced. there was a minor collision as a result of the brakes not stopping the vehicle. *ak *nm
11/09/200499
 My '99 silverado had the brake failure problem (anti-lock brakes not working at very low speeds) that i see is now being investigated. i took it to the chevy dealer, and was told it was a common problem. i was required to pay to have it fixed. i suspect this was never reported by gm.
04/08/200546212601/28/1999
 The abs malfunctioned. the system engaged without cause, resulting in the service brakes not working when depressed. when this occurred, the consumer has to pump the brake pedal several times to stop the vehicle. the dealership indicated that this occurred because the sensor on the front wheels gets corroded, causing the system to mis read. therefore the system indicates that the vehicle is on ice when it isn't and the abs engages. the dealership cleaned the front wheel sensor assembly. the dealership indicated that there's a recall on this problem but only for vehicles assembled in canada. *jb consumer concern when coming to a stop the abs system will activate caused by unwanted abs activation. *bf
03/16/2005806005
 In low speeds there was no stopping power, and the anti-lock brakes seemed to kick in. the consumer struck another vehicle at 5 mph when this occurred. the manufacturer stated that there was no problem with the vehicle. the consumer did find a technical service bulletin on the internet. *ak *sc *jb
07/15/2004610007
 While driving down a bumpy dirt road at approximately 20 mph driver applied the brakes and they grabbed. then made a grinding sound and released, resulting in extended stopping distance. owner took vehicle to two different dealerships, yet neither were successful in remedying the problem. owner contacted the manufacturer, and they were not giving the owner any assistance. *ak
03/02/20052
 Steering wheel and brakes failed while driving. driver drove vehicle home. then, driver contacted a mechanic for an appointment. *ak
02/01/2005600001001/09/2004
 Anti lock brakes come on at 5 mph or less and the car will not stop. *ak
01/16/200245000105/16/1999
 Module controlling the abs brake system fails making the system inoperable. braking system reverts to the standard braking system. my contacts with local garages indicates this is a common failure. module replacement costs are in excess of $1,000. been advised that most owners do not have it repaired. *jb
10/21/1999940005008/20/1999
 When braking the abs motor will be activated and the brake pedal will get rock hard but does not stop the vehicle at all i have to let off the brake and press the pedal again to get vehicle to stop . happens at all slow speeds and all the time on any road and any conditions even dry roads. *jb
01/03/20051
 The abs check light cam eon on while consumer heard a noise coming from under the driver's seat. took vehicle to dealer for check up, and results showed that anti lock brakes needed to be replaced.*ak
11/19/200439500512/12/1998
 Anti-lock brakes engaging at low speeds on dry pavement causing brakes to fail and vehicle to continue moving. after several near misses of other cars and buildings, the fuse has been removed to disable the system. *jb
12/11/2004675001
 Abs pump stays on all the time. have to remove fuse to stop it. many others on http://www.carsurvey.org/viewmorecomments_review_30093_1.html experienced the same problem. average cost of repair: $1000. gm will not recognize as a failure necessitating a recall. *jb
11/20/20042
 The consumer was pulling into the driveway, when he pressed the brakes to stop, the pedal froze. the car did not stop which resulted in a crash. *jb
04/01/20031
 Abs light and brake light stay lit in on my 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500 (vin 2gcec19v9x1142136). i brought the vehicle to a chevrolet dealer to have it serviced. the dealer told me it was the abs motor is misaligned and is burnt out and would cost in excess of $1,000 to fix. also, that he has seen this problem a lot. for a quick fix he told me i can remove the fuse to the abs. he told me he could not do it because it was a safety issue. i had no choice since i did not have the money to fix it. but recently i notice there was a recall on the 2000 models (nhtsa campaign id#: 00v055000). since the 1999 model was release toward the end of 1999 and uses the same part as the 2000 model, it only seems logical the recall should extend also for the 1999 models. i brought this point up to the dealer, but they said they are very specific to servicing vehicle recalls and my vehicle did not qualify. i fear if this problem is not recalled, many trucks with this faulty braking system is a serious safety concern. i have had this problem for about 1 year. please help. thank you. ali mohamed alioshman@hotmail.com.*ak
04/03/200142143112/08/2000
 Abs system went out at 42000 miles. realized this when i took the truck to the dealer to ask about the buzzing sound the truck was making after i shut the engine down. was informed that it was the braking module, and parts and labor would be $1200. was notified this is only covered under 36k warranty. read the manual and figured out which fuse to pull to disable the module. abs light remains on as well as the parking brake light.*ak
10/07/2004199011
 The consumer experienced a brake problem. the rotors rusted which caused the brake pads to wear prematurely. *jb the rotors rusted and pitted causing the three inside pads to be ground away. *sc
10/12/20043
 Complaint sent via e-mail. i have own my vehicle since it was new. it has a problem with the anti-lock brakes. the pedal gets so hard that you can't stop the vehicle even with all the pressure applied to the brake pedal. i almost had 3 accidents with this problem. a diagnostic test was done, no problem found with the brake system. *jb
08/07/20047900005/06/2001
 The abs brake system light on my 1999 silverado comes on intermittedly. the dealer advised me that the 1999 had a problem with the abs pumps and gm refuses to recall, they stated this repair costs over 1000 dollars to fix. the brakes are mushy on this truck since new and the service manager stated the brakes suck on 99's. many web sites have complaints posted about the abs system yet gm apparently is ignoring this problem. the dealer advises the only solution to the cost of replacement is to remove the fuse and disable the abs. why is this not a recall?*ak
07/15/20047700015
 When braking at a low speed abs system suddenly engaged causing the brake pedal to go almost to the floor and drastically increasing the stopping distance, almost causing an accident. this occurred on dry pavement with no skid imminent.*ak a mechanic informed me that it was caused by minute particles from the wheel bearings affecting the magnetic detector for the abs system causing it to activate suddenly and without warning. this occurred frequently until i had to replace both front wheel bearings.
09/15/200439500106/10/1999
 Vehicle was experiencing an intermittent problem with extended stopping distance. when braking, the brake pedal would feel soft, and the vehicle would continue before stopping. vehicle was taken to a repair shop, and dealer informed consumer that the abs sensor needed to be replaced. dealer was not notified.*ak
08/01/200449500305/31/1999
 In the last month i've had my abs brakes on my 1999 silverado engage at between 10 and 5 mph every time i stop..on three different occasionsif there hadn't been a curb in front of me io would have been crosswise on a heavy traffic street twice and once i'd have gone into a business front...no abs light has been on in the vehicle..i brought this up to the dealership and all they told me was that there was a service bulletin on this and no recall..in my opinion this is a very serious problem on a nearly 30,000 dollar vehicle and also an 850 dollar option..the parts alone are over 400 to 700 dollars...i checked several forums on the internet and this is a highly reported problem...my vehicles are kept in showroom condition and serviced well. *ak
08/23/200468000305/15/2001
 Intermittent loss of braking power. the brake pedal went to the floor, and vehicle experienced extended stopping distance. dealer was notified. dealer informed consumer that wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. *ak the vehicle crashed into a wall resulting in front end damage. *tc
09/09/20041
 While applying the brakes abs braking light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. consumer drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection.*ak
01/14/200450000101/03/2004
 1999 chevrolet silverado extended cab, abs system motor runs after vehicle is shut off, runs down battery. abs motor was unplugged. module needs replaced.*ak
09/01/20041
 Consumer stated that while driving and applying the brakes, he heard a humming noise. it sounded as if the abs was kicking in. this should not happen because there was no bad weather. the consumer stopped and turned the vehicle off and the noise was still there. after getting off work the noise was still there, but the vehicle would not start. consumer got a co-worker to jump start the vehicle. when raising the hood, the found the fuse for the abs and removed it. the noise then stopped. but when the consumer put the fuse back the noise started again and the abs illuminated light. the mechanic told the consumer that it was a mechanical design flaw common with these vehicles. *ak *jb
08/11/200455000103/05/1999
 The abs on my 1999 chevrolet silverado failed while trying to park in a parking space, causing truck not to stop and crashed into a retaining wall. this occurred under normal driving conditions on a clear and dry day.*ak
05/01/200456000101/07/1999
 The abs control module went out on my 1999 chevy silverado c1500 truck (56,000 miles). the failure causes the abs pump to run continuously and renders the abs system inoperable, and the truck undriveable. the temporary solution is to remove the 60 amp abs fuse to make the pump stop running. my local chevy dealer says the repair will cost $1,200. based on the number of other failures with this same part, i feel that this is a defect from the manufacture and should be recalled/repaired by them. *jb
06/18/2004810001
 Abs & brake lights come on intermittently. took to dealer to have checked but lights were not on at the time. they did not even get in and test drive. i was told its a common problem caused by the abs modules and that its not a safety issue. people are driving around with brake warning lights illuminated and they are lead to believe they dont have a safety issue. *ak
02/13/20041
 Complete brake failure while pulling into a parking space at 2 mph, resulting in a accident. *ph the consumer read there was a common problem with the anti-lock brake system activating at low speeds, if any surface rust or debris build up was on the wheel speed sensor mounting surface. *jb
01/01/1901500050
 When driving over a rough surface road, such as a gravel road, abs system chattered and the brake pedal went to the floor. also, when this occurred, excessive force had to be applied to the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. dealership replaced the abs computer chip. this corrected the problem temporarily. . the problem had progressively gotten worse. the regional representative indicated that the abs was within their level of acceptance. *ak *la
03/19/20041
 When depressing the brakes, the brake pedal would pulsate, causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. the consumer contacted the dealer about this issue. the mechanics will inspect the vehicle. please provide any further details. *nm
02/18/2004400001
 The vehicle's antilock brake motor continues to run after vehicle was turned off. as a result the battery started to run low. the cause was unknown. please provide any additional information. *nm
27000102/01/2000
 The antilock brake system does not operate properly. when applying pressure to the brake pedal it feels like there is no brake power. driver must apply excessive force to the brake pedal to get the vehicle to slow down or to stop. *ak the problem was intermittent, but it didn't happen when fuse for antilock brakes was removed. *la
01/25/2004785001009/15/2002
 Intermittent brake failure at low speeds, brake pedal on dry pavement stiff non-responsive mashed pedal no brake response struck pedestrian dealer finds no problems changed brake fluid no change don't know what else to do. *la
11/27/200350000110/11/2002
 The abs motor/pump runs constantly when the engine runs and when it is not running. even though i think i have antilock brakes when i need them; i do not! my abs doesn't work. chevrolet won't pay to have it fixed. dealer wants $1,500.00 to fix. *la
01/07/2004540002
 While driving the abs light illuminated intermittently and would remain lit while the vehicle was being driven. the dealership's mechanic informed the consumer of a possible abs pump failure. *nm
11/28/200349000109/19/1999
 1999 silverado z71 pickup abs control module failed. chevrolet servicer joked that when they see one come in they don't even have to look at the vehicle to diagnose it because it is so common. he even stated that with the cost of the repair that it appears that chevrolet discovered a way to increase new vehicle sales. then he said maybe i should talk to a salesman while they make the repair. this is dangerous and certainly is no joking matter. researched and it is very obvious that this is not just an occasional problem. considering a vehicle costs $30k & the danger i think chevrolet should do a recall.*ak
12/05/200345000101/01/1999
 1999, chevrolet, silverado, at 45000 miles the abs light came on. the abs motor continued to run even when the engine was turned off. it seemed like this was a safety issue and numerous incidents of this problem occurred. *ak the module was replaced by the dealer. this problem made the abs inoperative. *sc the problem was diagnosed as an electrical failure. *jb
06/11/200286000103/26/1999
 Abs motor on our 1999 chevy silverado 1500. went out it dose not work right so it burs its self out we know of many people that this has happened too. *la
06/19/200136000208/25/1999
 My chevrolet silverado 4x4 ext cab while backing down boat ramp with 3000 lb boat during launch procedure on asphalt ramp in reverse gear activated antilock brakes and slid into water. *la
03/14/200238155203/11/1999
 Brake failure. abs activated on my 1999 silverado pickup and truck would not stop and rolled into traffic lane from gas station. this has happened a number of times, necessitating pulling of the abs fuse in engine compartment thus rendering abs inoperative. had wheel hub bearing unit replaced at a cost of $377.00 and the day after the abs activated again and vehicle would not stop. pulled fuse again and have not replaced. checked around the country in ny and ok., and had sons check with dealers and they asked why do you want to know if a problem. dealer here says not a problem but i feel it should be looked into before maybe more people have problem and are killed.*ak
11/02/2003700001
 The abs light illuminated, and when turning the vehicle off, the abs pump continued to run. also, there was a burning smell present while driving. *ak
10/27/20034
 I work as a salesman at a small used car dealership. in the past few months, we have had at least 4 general motors full size trucks (1999 suburban, 1997 chevy silverado, 1998 silverado, 1999 silverado) have speed sensors fail, causing the abs to come on at slow speeds when braking. at first, we thought that this was just an inconvenience, but i was recently test driving a 1999 silverado, and when i pulled into my driveway, i was not able to stop and drove right into the garage. fortunately, i was not stopping to let a pedestrian cross the street, because i would not have been able to stop and could have caused serious injury. this is a dangerous situation, and if i have experienced this problem on 4 vehicles, there must be many more on the road with this same problem. *la
639001
 The vehicle experienced a problem with the anti-lock brake motor. it continued to run even when the vehicle was off. the owner had to pull the fuse to get the anti-lock motor to disengage. *jb
10/19/2003330002
 The consumer noticed the abs pump would not shut off. this would cause the battery to run down. the vehicle was taken to the service station to have it checked. the mechanic could not determine the cause of the problem, and had not been able to resolve it. *ak the abs light had come on, the engine shut off and the fuse had to be removed to disable the abs. the consumer requested that gm should cover the repairs due to the part being a safety feature. *sc *jb
10/04/200358000103/01/1999
 Abs wheel speed sensors 1999 chevrolet silverado - abs kicks in when slowing to low speed (no abs or brake lights come on). very dangerous! you have no control of the vehicle when this happens. i called several local chevrolet dealerships about this problem and they are so familiar with the problem that they can tell you right away how long it will take to fix and how much it will cost (just by me telling them what the vehicle is doing). i was pulling into a parking lot, going less than 5 mph and the truck did not stop, i bounced off of the curb - due to the abs kicking in when it did not need to. if i was slowing for traffic, i have no doubt that i would have hit the person in front of me! this is a very common problem (i have since researched this problem on the internet) and a serious one - this needs addressed by chevrolet as soon as possible. my truck only has 57,000 miles on it - the cost of repair will cost up to $800 or more. the truck is unsafe to drive. any response to this problem would be greatly appreciated. thank you. *la
10/09/200349929002/01/1999
 1. abs motor started running while driving, then kept running, even when vehicle was shut off. 2. engine turns over but is hard to start if it sits longer than 15 minutes and less than 6 hours 3. while idling, engine occasionally shakes and sounds like it's going to die. *la
10/30/2001530002
 While driving the brakes operated poorly, intermittently took them a long time to slow the vehicle down. vehicle was taken to the dealer on two occasions, and consumer was told that the braking system was working normally. *ak
07/19/2003109000104/01/1999
 My father-in-law pulled up at work. he turned the truck off and he heard a noise under the truck near the drivers door. he looked under the truck to see what was making the noise and found the abs pump still running. he had the mechanic at the job site look at it and he disconnected the pump. the abs light as well as the brake light came on but the truck was drivable. he told me about it and i did some research and found that it is a very large problem! chevrolet is refusing to recall the part and putting the general public in danger. if the abs fails during bad road conditions everyone is at risk. the occupants and the other drivers on the road. this needs to be put into a force recall by the nhtsa for the safety of the general public. there should not have to be deaths on the road before safety issues are addressed. please act swiftly in this matter before the deaths start showing up from this issue. *jb
10/03/200359600104/20/1999
 Brakes pulsate when coming to a stop or over rough/bumpy roads. this has been happening since i owned the truck. dealer informed it was normal. in the past two weeks i have been having a problem with the abs light occasionally staying on and during the first braking where the truck will not stop and the brakes chatter or pulsates but then will work fine for the rest of the day. brake fluid is fine. *jb
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 Abs failure. abs pump continued to operate although the vehicle was turned off. consumer was unable to restart vehicle as a result.*ak
09/23/20031
 When driving over bumps abs light would come on. *ak
04/25/20015300009/11/1998
 Dry and sunny conditions. anti-lock brake system caused brake pedal to go to the floor causing greatly extended stopping distance. hit the guy in front of me.
09/23/20031
 While traveling at a normal speed anti-lock brakes were not operable, and when consumer applied brakes, vehicle vibrated. *ak
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 Consumer complained about abs brake problems. consumer was browsing around and a mechanic told him that it the first thing that went wrong with those vehicles. manufacturer or dealer were not contacted at the time of this call.*ak *nlm
01/30/200245000109/28/2001
 Abs brake system.*ak
07/11/20031
 When driving at variuos speeds and when applying the brakes abs pump failed, causing extended stopping distance. *ak
08/13/200374500110/20/1998
 Abs system failure, 65,000 miles motor module failed and replaced, 75,000 rest of system failed and was replaced. as a standard equipment item, this is very disheartening and worrisome. it is also expensive, as i am $1700+ out of pocket for a repairs. it happens does not seem a good explanation for why this has happened. no loss of control or accident occurred. the repairs were made as soon as they were identified and could be scheduled.*ak
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 Consuemr states when coming to a stop abs light comes on. brake pedal may get hard , and consumer has to pump the brake to get the pedal back up. *ak
11/24/200272000101/09/2002
 Abs module shorted out and now the antilock brakes are inoperable. this is a known problem by generals motors. dealership said they replace several weekly. also, 2000 silverado`s have the same problem ,and i beleive module they have been recalled for a new module. told general motors this and all they could say was but sir yours is a 1999 model isn`t it. nhtsa please help us consumers . we are driving trucks without antilock brakes. how safe could this be? this is definitely a safety issue.*ak
06/05/20031
 When the brakes were applied, they locked up, which caused the vehicle to experience extended stopping distance. *ak *ts *jb
06/30/2003500001
 Abs module failed causing the abs pump to run contantly. there should be a safety recall issued to repair this safety issue due to loss of anti-lock braking.*ak
06/17/20031
 Consumer stated having the same as a tsb#868309, abs. dealer notifed. *ak
06/20/20032
 Chevrolet siverado extended cab, 1999 ;abs system failed in june 2003! (transmission broke in summer 2002.couldn't back-up anymore!). *ak
04/01/20034000004/01/2002
 Just after the 36,000 mile warranty was up, the abs light illuminated and the pump motor runs continuously. had to remove the fuse to stop it. cost to replace is $900 plus, on a part that should last the life of the truck! friends purchased an identical truck to our, did the same thing at 38,000 miles. *nlm
06/04/20032
 The abs light came on while driving. when vehicle was shut off, the abs unit continued to run. pulled the 60 amp fuse and the unit shut off. continued to drive vehicle without the fuse. been driving it this way for about a month. brakes are now worn. do not relish spending $1000+ to repair a 4 year old truck with low mileage!! *nlm
05/27/20031
 While driving the abs light illuminated on the dash until the vehicle was shut off. *nlm. *ak
04/13/200327000108/21/1999
 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500 pick up truck. *nlm
05/14/200356895002/21/1999
 Had prior issues regarding braking; now the abs light came/stays on and was advised by the gm service manager that i am stuck with the 995.00 bill if i choose to have it repaired/replaced, otherwise i would have to live with it since it is not a safety issue. it seems that i am not the only one. *nlm
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 The anti-lock brakes failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an analysis. *jb
05/10/200365000110/01/1999
 When the consumer tried to apply the abs, they locked up and caused extended stopping distance. *nlm ph *jb
04/23/20034957009/27/2001
 Abs motor keeps running after engine is shut off. *nlm
05/07/200257000212/17/1998
 Abs motor failed, was told it would be $1300. to fix. was able to remove fuse and continue driving without abs. *nlm
04/06/2003146500504/20/1999
 Apparent abs failure. i am the original owner 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500 4wd pickup. several times during the last four years (at least 5 distinct times i recall), the abs seemed to fail. all the incidents occurred when i was attempting to stop rapidly on a rough/bumpy road. the symptoms are the same each time: after starting to brake normally, the brake pedal drops a bit and there is a grinding noise for a few moments (a second or two at most) along with some significant resistance to the pressure of my foot on the pedal, then the resistance and the grinding disappear, and i lose the power brakes. if i lift my foot off the pedal and press down again, the power brakes are restored. the last time this happened (april 6), i nearly rear-ended someone at a stop light. i have complained of this problem to multiple dealer mechanics, but they have all stated that this is the normal way for abs to work. after the last incident, i removed the abs fuse. *jb
04/15/200348500101/22/1999
 1999 chevrolet silverado. abs motor runs continuous even after shutting off the truck. removed fuse to shut down the system. i am told by dealership, not under warranty or recall. repair part alone will cost over $800. i don't think this type of safety equipment should fail at 49,000 miles. i don't have the money for repairs. this unforeseen failure decreases the safety and the value of my investment. *nlm
 While driving 15 mph the consumer noticed that when depressing the brake pedal the brakes made noise and the vehicle experienced extend stopping distance. *nlm
04/04/20035200003/01/1999
 The abs motor on my 1999 silverado ext. cab 2- wheel drive 5.3l motor would not shut off. i had to pull the fuse to get it to stop and not run down the battery. i took it to the dealer and they said it would cost $975.00 to replace the module. the truck has 52,000 miles on it. i looked on the internet and this is a common problem. gm should repair this for free. *nlm
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 The anti-lock brake system failed. *jb
03/29/200347800112/15/1998
 On 03/29/03 the abs system failed on my 1999 silverado truck. after turning off the ignition i could still hear the abs motor continuing to run. i had to pull the 60 amp fuse to keep from running the battery down. i looked at this site and notice several other 1999 silverado owners with the same problem. the prospect of shelling out $1000 to fix a vehicle with less than 50,000 miles will definitely make me reconsider my loyalty to gm products. *nlm
03/06/200368789102/28/2003
 I just bought this vehicle, and a week later the anti-lock relay switch stuck in the on position. running the battery down, and disabling the anti-lock brake system. now i have to pay 700.00 for this little part or i have no active working brakes. dealers will not fix this because it's not part of the drive train.........help! *jb
03/05/200368000102/27/2003
 Anti-lock brake relay sticking in the on position. *jb
 1999 silverado abs failure. *tt *nlm
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 1999 silverado abs failure. *tt *nlm *ts
02/01/200349000107/26/2002
 The anti-lock brake system engaged without warning, consumer had to pull the fuse to disengage the anti-lock brake system.*jb *jb *nlm
01/17/20033
 Consumer contacted manufacturer on 01/17/02 regarding anti-lock brake system complaint. manufacturer advised consumer that vehicle had 3 open recalls that consumer never received notification of. consumer was first owner of vehicle and address information was correctly listed in system. recall campaigns; 00v345000, 00x001000, 98v242000.*ak
01/14/200352000204/07/2001
 When the anti lock brakes have been applied, the brakes will lock up and the vehicle will have heavy vibration. thus causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. the dealer had been notified. ph the vehicle would not stop on heavy slick surfaces and would slide out of control. scc
11/17/2002420000
 1999 chevy silverado-abs system fails at slow speeds,or coming to a stop.brakes release,pedel goes to floor causing the truck to continue forward.
12/02/2002109/01/2000
 General motors has indicated that pretty much every 1999 silverado will have this defect. the abs motor will stick on and not shut off even if the truck is off. you have to pull the fuse out. the dynamic rear proportioning system is now not working. which balances the front to rear brake balance. gm know this part is defective and has recalled it on the 2000 model year but not the 1999 model year. i am sure you already know about how many others are like this and could cause the truck to handle different leading to possible accident. repair cost are around 1000 dollars and many people will not have it replace. dt
11/16/2002105/01/2000
 No summary. dt
09/28/2002312/01/2098
 I have had three problems with the abs brakes. first problem was the truck would not stop while towing my tailer with electric brakes and doing 10mph on dry, level road. the second was same as first but without the tailer. both times the dealer found nothing. the third was that the rear rotors had rusted over and the pads were down to the metal backing. this was all before 21,000 miles and i had to pay for the pads. gm only paid for the rotors. now the truck is out of warranty the module has gone bad and after several phone calls to gm they said they will only pay 30% of the repair bill and i will have to pick up the other 70%. talking to the dealer they tell me gm has a problem and gm knows it. gm told the dealer the trucks were not designed for the weather in the northeast (snow, salt, water) so why are they selling these trucks where they know their going to have problems. this problem is going to get someone hurt if not kill if someone doesn't do something about it. a mechanic friend at the gmc dealership in town said that the location of the abs system is the biggest problem. he also said that they have replaced quit a few units in the last two years in gmc trucks. why don't they do a recall and fix the problem. dt
11/01/2002112/01/2098
 Abs module failure abs module runs continuously and must be shut off at the fuse or it will run down battery. the part must be replaced as a dealer part (no aftermarket) at a cost of $1000 plus. dealer indicated that failure is a systematic problem with the 1999 model. has been corrected for 2000 model. this should be a recall item! dt
10/21/2002110/01/2001
 Driving to work, abs light came on, ran code check, c0265, c0267, c0281, and then told parts would be $850. decided to expensive to fix and not worth it with the number of problems the state inspector had seen. dt5
10/01/2002
 Consumer states that while driving abs engaged w/o warning when brakes were applied under normal conditions. consumer had to pull abs fuse in order to get function to disengage. ts
09/25/2002104/01/2000
 Problems with brake system. mr
09/20/2002112/01/2098
 No description given. nlm
09/27/20021
 Consumer states that abs motor will continuously run while the vehicle is running or when it is shut off. contacted dealer and the dealer is taking a look at it. nlm
09/15/20021
 Consumer states that the abs system on the vehicle is not working properly when appliying the brakes. dealer has been notified and also put a wrong part. please provide further information. nlm
09/18/2002703/01/2000
 These three defects that are mentioned here nearly cost me my life!. no safety defect listed. *ak
07/24/2002103/01/2099
 Abs module failed at just over 43,000 miles. dealer said this was common problem with '1999 silverado. contacted chevrolet to question why recall has not been placed or if they are providing assistance with repair cost due to the failure on a newer, low mileage vehicle. told by chevrolet there was nothing they could do. researched problem on internet and discovered this is a widespread problem for this truck. i feel as if chevrolet should live up to the high standards they claim and take care of a problem of this nature.*ak
09/04/200201/01/2001
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
03/15/2001104/01/2099
 When vehicle is turned off electric module for the abs does not shut off. dashboard light continually on. chevrolet will not take responsiblity.*ak
09/13/2002
 Abs system not working.consumer has taken vehicle to dealer, and dealer has disconected abs brakes.*ak
09/06/2002
 Abs pump runs constantly, and only way to shut it off is to pull fuse. please provide any further information. please provide any further information.*ak
09/08/2002112/01/2098
 Abs pump continously runs. pulled abs fuse so battery would not run down. took truck to local shop where they ran diagnostics. informed me that both the abs module and pump needed to be replaced. this is a very expensive repair for a vehicle that has less than 50,000 miles on it.*ak
09/06/2002
 Abs motor would continue to run after turning off ignition switch. dealer contacted. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
09/06/2002101/01/2099
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
07/26/2002
 When trying to apply anti lock brakes they will lock up, causing vehicle to have extended stopping distance. dealer notified. *ak
08/20/2002111/01/2001
 While driving 45mph brakes locked up, causing vehicle to skid.*ak *jb
06/01/200207/01/2099
 These abs brakes just don't work properly. i am actually scared to drive my truck. i paid over 52000 canadian dollars for this peice of junk. how many people will have to die before chevy bothers with us?? i am assuming the dead ones haven't complained on here. will someone please let me know when this is going to be fixed??*ak
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 Anti lock brakes has a hydraulic system (motor) failed running while truck is shut off. please describe details.*jb
08/15/2002107/01/2099
 My abs light came on when i started my car and i heard a winding out noise coming from beneath the area where the front passenger seat is. i immediatly called my mechanic and i brought my truck in to him. i have yet to have the problem diaganosed as of yet because of my time schedule. i am concerned because my father-in-laws truck (same make and model) had the same problem, the same week as ours.*ak
08/24/2002
 Abs module runs all the time, resulting in abs not working properly.*ak
08/02/2002
 Abs system is not working properly, and that abs light came on and stayed on and after turning off vehicle. consumer could still hear the motor of abs running. contacted dealer. *ak
05/15/200203/01/2099
 Abs system cylinder continued to run after vehicle ignition was turned off. $850 to replace part.*ak
02/01/2099
 Upon leaving parking spot. the abs light on the dash came on and the abs unit started to run as if stopping on a slippery surface. stopping and shutting off the truck did not stop the abs unit and it continued to run. the only way i could get it to stop was by pulling the 60 amp fuse under the hood.*ak
08/12/2002112/01/2001
 Abs motor was running all the time. had to pull fuse. abs light & brake light on. item was replaced at local gm dealership at a cost of $904.00.,after examining the old part,poor quality and design was evident.*ak
06/20/200204/01/2001
 In my research of 1999 chevrolet, silverados, all owners i have contacted have had this component fail. chevrolet has chosen to replace this device at their cost all of them. some of these vehicles were under warranty, some were not. mine was not replaced due to the mileage on the vehicle. the abs is a safety device and there is obviously a problem since everyone i know - this is greater than 10 owners - have had this device fail. i think this is a safety issue with the 1999 chevrolet's silverados and should be addressed.*ak
08/13/2002
 After shutting off vehicle abs pump kept running. vehicle is at dealership at this time.*ak
 While driving abs brake sensor light came on, indicating that anit lock brakes were inoperative. contacted dealer. this was a common problem.*ak
08/09/2002101/01/2098
 Abs light on, abs motor keeps running after engine shut off, numerous units already replaced locally.*ak
08/12/2002108/01/2099
 The abs system on this vehicle needs to be recalled due to the large amount o f failures occuring on low mileage as well as the outragious amount to repair.*ak
 When depressing brake to make a stop consumer noticed a skipping noise, and vehicle had extending stopping distance. please provide further information.*ak
08/09/200212/01/2098
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
06/25/2002
 When slamming on brakes to avoid an object in road vehicle went to the left into traffic. consumer feels abs is not working properly because abs light has illuminated. please provide any further information.*ak
08/01/2002
 Abs motor would remain running after turning off vehicle. vehicle taken to a repair shop. dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
07/15/2002101/01/2099
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
07/05/20021
 Abs pump unger drivers side runs when the truck is turned on or off. i have found a number a people on the internet with the same problem.*ak
08/06/2002
 After shutting off vehicle abs pump kept running, vehicle at dealership at this time.*ak
08/01/2002
 While traveling on highway went to apply brakes. to avoid a truck and pedal went all the way to the floor. brakes were stuck. vehicle had to be towed to dealership.*ak
07/15/2002
 While driving at 40mph anti-lock brake system failed, making it hard for consumer to stop. dealer notified.*ak
07/25/2002107/01/2002
 The anti-lock brake pump, a major componet, of the abs system, continues to run constantly. this causes a drain on the battery. the pump must be disconnected to prevent battery drain. disconnecting disables the anit-lock system. at only 22,000 miles this is obscene! dealer refuses to pay for repair.*ak
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 Consumer states when the vehicle is in 4-wheel drive, and he accelerates quickly, and then lets up on the brakes, the abs goes into effect without consumer touching the brake pedal, this only happens when there is snow/ice on the roads, consumer has no control of the braking, consumer contacted the manufacturer and was informed that they were aware of the problem and had no plans of correcting it.*jb
04/25/2002112/01/1999
 After shutting off engine, the abs pump kept running, according to dealer part has to be replaced.*ak jlg
07/15/2002
 After shutting off vehicle abs pump keeps running. vehicle has not been examined by dealer.*ak
07/24/2002
 Anti-lock brakes do not work when applied. contacted dealer.*ak
07/18/2002103/15/1999
 This is a 1/2 ton series, brake complaint relates to abs brakes failing, losing power on a dry surface. also abs runs when truck is off. owner indicated that he had to pull a wire on the brake system. *ak consumer stated the abs module shorted out.*jb
07/15/2002102/01/2002
 The ebcm of the abs shorted causing the electric pump motor to run continously. there are only two methods to discontinue its operation, one is to pull the 60 amp fuse under the hood, the other is to disconnect the connector at the module, under the drivers side door. researching this problem on the internet, i have located an unbelievable amount of information on the 1999 silverado abs failure. it appears to most common between 30k-60k miles. the manufacture has introduced a new part number for its replacement while contending there is no issue. the replcement cost is approximately $1000., while the actual dealer purchase price for the part is $386., it appears to create revenue. while there may be no safety issue related to this problem, i believe there is enough incidents to classify as a manufacture defect.*ak
02/28/2002
 After starting vehicle abs brake light came on and stayed on. turned vehicle off, and abs brake motor kept running. dealer contacted.*ak
07/24/2002105/01/2001
 Turned truck on this morning and abs light would not go off. shut truck off and the abs compressor stays on. contacted local chevrolet dealer and they said that is a common problem - no recalls, no resolve except to replace unit for more than $400 + labor. abs has always reacted unexpectedly on uneven roads(bumps or railroad tracks) and inconsistently on wet surfaces (sometimes grabbing the road, other times free wheeling).*ak
07/19/2002112/01/2098
 While under warranty i complained to dealer that the anti-lock brakes were to sensitive and would engage while braking on the slightest bump, lenghtening the stopping distance. of course they never can duplicate the problem. now with 41000 miles, i start the truck and the abs light comes on. i get home and hear a noise from under the vehicle with the key off. i had to unplug the abs pump to shut it off. i called the dealer and they said this is a common problem and the cost of the unit alone is $780. after researching this i've found the number of this type of failures are astounding!! there is no excuse for this failure, abs has been around for over 15 years now. gm knows there is a major problem with their abs braking system and should be made to recall & fix this problem before someone is killed!! anyone who has paid for this should be re-inbursed for their expense. this failure seems to happen around the 40,000 mile mark just after the warrany has expired.
07/22/2002
 Abs motor would remain running even after vehicle was switched off. dealer contacted. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
01/15/1999
 When braking on a rough surface/ bumps or pot holes brake pedal would go to the floor. dealer and manufacturer have been contacted, and informed consumer that they are aware of problem. there were no corrections at this time. feel free to provide any further information.*aki
05/02/2002107/01/2000
 - abs pump runs continually. - had to unplug the pump, and i now have no abs brakes. this is a very common problem, as local mechanics and a vast number of complaints are found on the internet.gm is not repairing these parts/recalling, even though a large number of vehicles are showing the problem.*ak
07/03/2002511/01/2099
 When slowing to a stop, brake pedal starts to pulse, then ,abs effect kicks in and drivercannot stop vehicle. brakes have been questionable from beginning, however within the last 8 months have become increasingly unstable. during past month, there have been 5 near misses with other cars, garage doors and stationery objects where truck has failed to stop.
07/13/2002102/01/2099
 Abs motor continued to run after the ignition was turned off. *ak
01/15/2002112/01/2098
 The antilock brake controller failed. i talked to the dealer here in tupelo, and he said that it was out of warranty and they would not fix it unless i paid. i checked on the cost and they said that it would cost around 950.00 but would be about a month because they only had a couple of the units that would fit my truck and they were keeping them on hand for warranty calls. i asked them why the long delay and they said they were going out quite often. i called gm customer service to inquire and was told they were unaware of any problems with the antilock systems on my year of truck. that did not seem to be the same information i received from the dealer, so i called 7 more dealers in the surrounding area and talked to the service departments. all i had to do was say that i was having problems with my antilock brakes and they said oh is the pump running all the time? they said that was a very common problem and they had to replace them all the time. i then thought that i would see if i could locate a used one in a salvage yard and replace the controller my self... i called numerous salvage yards and found quite a few of 1999 silverado's but all of them had already had the controller removed. i then called gm back and told them of what i had found out, they were very nice but in effect told me tough so i thought i would write to you and file my complaint and see if you have had any others.*ak
06/01/2002101/01/2002
 Abs pump continues to run after vehicle is turned off. abs light continues to illuminate. abs fuse had to be disconnected so that pump would not overheat, and possibly cause a fire. dealer was notified. *ak *yh
06/15/2002
 After shutting off vehicle abs pump kept running. dealer stated abs pump had to be replaced.*ak
06/28/2002
 After shutting off engine abs pump kept running. dealer stated theatabs module neededto be replaced.*ak
05/01/2002
 While driving abs and service brake light came on, after shutting off engine abs pump kept running. dealer stated abs module needed to be replaced.*ak
07/06/2002
 A near head-on collision was avoided by applying abs brakes. after incident abs pump would not turn off so consumer had to physically remove battery. vehicle was checked by a dealer, who advised consumer that abs system had failed.*ak
07/07/2002
 When turning off motor abs pump continues to run. consumer has to unplug switch to get it to stop. please provide any further information.*ak
06/01/2002104/01/2000
 Abs pump modular is defective, there is no abs braking.*ak *jb
06/14/2002104/01/2099
 Ebcm constantly running with vehicle on or off. short occuring and failing abs system. abs system will not engage and potentially cause braking failure.*ak
06/27/2002102/01/2002
 Abs pump failure, pump will remain on while vehicle ignition switch is turned off. dealer and manufacturer were notified at this time. *ak *yh
 While vehicle in reverse it will engage in high rpms. dealer has been notified. consumer has told mechanic there was a service bulletin concerning abs brake system on chevrolet, silverado truck.*ak
06/20/2002108/01/2000
 Approximately one week ago i began noticing problems on rough surfaces with my anti-lock brakes. whenever the brakes were applied on a rough surface the anti-lock brakes actuated but didn't seem to be stopping the car. i attributed the problem to be simply a function of the rough surface combined with the rainy conditions at the time. yesterday morning when i started my vehicle the abs light came on and i immediately noticed a loud clicking noise which continued even after turning off the ignition. i had to remove the 60 amp fuse for the brake system to stop the pump from actuating. i took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the electronic module which operates the system had shorted out. this same problem has been experienced by 6 other people i work with here at eglin afb.*ak
 While driving at low speed and without warning anti-lock brake system was inoperable. dealer has disconnected the system until further service.*ak
06/16/2002102/01/1999
 When engine is turned off abs pump continues to run. consumer has to disconnect wire for pump to stop. *ak *yh
06/13/2002
 After starting engine consumer noticed abs pump kept running.*ak
06/07/2002103/01/2001
 The ebcm (electronic brake control module) failed, leaving me with no anit-lock brakes. i believe this is due to the fact that they mounted this electrical system underneath the truck (exposed to all elements) rather than underneath the hood. in fact, chevrolet must believe the same thing, because they changed the design in 2000 (they now put this component underneath the hood). i know this has happened to many people (see discussion thread silverado abs module failure on http://www.4x4review.com/discussions/chevy/). furthermore, chevrolet wants to charge almost $1800 to fix this ($711 for just the part, but special tools are required to calibrate it). i think this cost is prohibitive (almost 10% cost of the vehicle) to many people, causing them to neglect this repair and go without abs. the central point of this complaint is that this is a design flaw and chevrolet refuses to provide any cost assistance.*ak.water can also get into the hydr, pump and brake down the brake fuel,causing brake failure.
05/27/20021
 Consumer states at 50,000 the abs light stays on while driving. cause unknown. dealer notified.*ak *tt
05/26/2002
 After turning off vehicle they can still hear abs engaging. cause unknown. dealer notified.*ak
06/10/2002
 Abs pump motor continuously runs ,causing abs system to fail, resulting in extended stopping distance. abs and regular brake light illumiinates if the vehicle stops quickly showing a system malfunction. please describe more information.*ak
06/02/2002
 Abs motor will continue to run even after the vehicle is shut off. contacted dealer, and the dealer is not willing to do anything.*ak
05/01/2002103/09/1999
 When shutting off engine abs pump keeps running, braking distance is normal.*ak.*mj
05/04/2002101/01/2001
 The abs module started running when it did not need to be and would not shut off. i contacted service department at molle chevrolet in blue springs, mo, and they knew exactly what the problem was because they had seen the same thing several times before. they wanted around $1000 to fix it. i feel like gm needs to recall this component if it is failing with such high frequencies. i don't feel as safe driving without abs especially in a pickup which is light on the rear end and can slide easily in an emergency situation.*ak
05/28/2002
 Abs motor will not turn off after the consumer takes the keys out of ignition.
04/22/2002102/23/2002
 While traveling at 30 mph, consumer pressed brakes to avoid hitting a deer and vehicle started to slide. consumer states abs locked up. driver and passenger sustained injuries, passenger sustained injury to vocal cord due to seatbelt failure. *jb
05/18/2002
 Abs motor was still running while vehicle was parked in the garage. dealer contacted. feel free to provide any further information. *ak
04/27/2002111/01/2001
 I already filled out a vehicle owner's questionnaire to send through the mail with my signature to authorize nhtsa to provide a copy of the report to the manufacturer. reference no. 8008990. i included a copy of a recall notice on the 2000 chevrolet silverado 1500. the recall states: light duty pickup trucks equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes. some of these vehicles have an abs motor containing an out-of-specification spring clip. this clip could allow the motor bearing to become misaligned. if misalignment occurs, eventually the abs would be non-functional. the base brakes would remain functional, but the dynamic rear proportioning system (drp), which optimizes front to rear brake balance, would become inoperative. this is the same malfunction my 1999 silverado 1500 has. the abs systems are identicle in the 1999 and 2000 silverado. the replacement part number is the same for a 1999 and a 2000. i don't believe this is a coincidence, that this part has failed in my 1999, when in fact this is the same part in the 2000's that were recalled.*ak
03/01/2000202/24/1999
 Vehicle exhibiting antilock brake module and antilock brake valve failure. *tt
 Control module failed, pump runs off of which makes abs inoperable. please provide any further information.*ak
02/02/2002112/20/1999
 Consumer stopped vehicle, when he went to restart the engine, consumer noticed the motor running, after investigating consumer discovered the abs brake module was still running after the engine was shut down and the key turned off, consumer removed the fuse for the abs to get the motor on the brake module to stop running.*jb
04/22/2002202/23/2002
 Brakes locked up while the consumer was driving 25-35 mph, causing vehicle to crash into a tree. contacted dealer who was not willing to do anything. *ak. consumer has documentation that the abs module malfunctioned, there were 2 injuries, consumer does not believe that the recall on the seat belts was not repaired.*jb
05/02/20021
 Abs computer malfunctioned causing loss of anti lock braking feature. abs motor continues to operate after vehicle is shut down. dealer disconnected fuse to deactivate the motor.*ak
 Abs was not working properly due malfunction of control unit. dealer contacted. *ak
04/18/2002
 Vehicle could be turned off and abs motor would remain on. repair shop notified, and informed consumer that abs pump and module needed to be replaced. dealer notifed. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
04/28/2002112/01/2098
 The abs light came on and the abs pump runs continuously even after the ignition is turned off. the only way to shut off the pump is to disconnect the battery or the pumps power supply. chevy says so far that they are unaware of the problem, but they are looking into it. *ak
04/27/20021
 Consumer had to unplug abs due to abs motor running. dealer contacted.*jb also the brake light is on. dealer found abs moudle failed. *tt
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 The abs module was making noise. took to dealer and dealer indicated the electrical brake control module was faulty.*jb
02/25/2002111/06/2001
 Transmission causing vehicle to stall. *ak the first shift solenoid broke and the sencond one cracked, the abs module failed at 73554 miles causing the abs pump to remain on, consumer had abs pump disconnected. *mj
02/25/20021
 Abs brakes operate poorly making it difficult to stop the vehicle. *ak abs module failed causing the abs pump continuously operate, component was disconnected causing the abs to be inoperative. *mj
04/10/2002103/30/1999
 Abs and brake lights came on while driving 20-30 mph. abs motor remained running after vehicle was turned off. vehicle at the dealer. *ak consumer states abs makes noise. *yh
04/24/2002109/01/2001
 Gas pedal sticks every time you start the truck, which makes you lunge forward or backwards every time you drive. i have read numerous complaints on this situation & i think it should be recalled. the abs system went out and when i took it to the shop they said it was very common for the chevrolet, silverado to do that, i think it should be checked on too.*ak
07/01/2001103/01/2099
 Abs brake boxes failing. causes box to run with the ignition switch turned off. fuse must be removed to cut power to box. when power is cut abs system no longer is in service. boxes are not replaced at manufactures expense if vehicle is out of warranty. cost is extremely high for consumer, $1000.00 to $1400.00. this problem is occurring with chevrolet and gmc trucks equipped with abs brakes. this situation creates a fire hazard, a braking hazard and economic hardship on the consumer.*ak
04/23/20021
 Electronic braking control module, which is part of the abs brake system, malfunctioned, resulting in lack of abs brakes. also caused battery to drain within 12 hours with vehicle turned off.*ak consumer disconnected fuse for abs brakes to prevent battery drain, the motor continues to run after the vehicle is turned off. *slc
04/18/2002104/01/1999
 Abs light came on at 40 mph. when shutting off engine abs pump kept running. dealer determined abs pump needed to be replaced.*ak consumer feels chevrolet should pay for the service of their failed component. also the steering clunks when going over bumps. *jg
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 Consumer stated the abs light comes on and engine starts making a noise. when vehicle is shut offthe abs motor continues to run. nlm
04/09/2002101/01/2099
 The abs motor won't shut off. i had to remove the fuse. *ak
09/13/2001111/01/1999
 Abs module has failed i have been told by some techs that work in dealerships that this has occured in other makes and models like mine. they are telling me it will cost me 900.00 to fix it ,meantime i have no abs brakes. *ak
 Upon placing vehicle in park abs brake system was running after vehicle was turned off. took vehicle to dealer, and mechanic advised consumer to unplug abs system or have it replaced. *ak
03/25/2002111/01/2000
 Consumer states the abs motor remained on after turning off the vehicle, dealer notified. nlm *yh
02/01/20021
 At 60 mph there was vibration and shaking in vehicle when braking, dealer determined the abs pump needs to be replaced. nlm
03/11/2002102/01/1999
 A recall was issued for this problem on 2000 models, however, my truck is a 1999. i doubt this was a coincidence since i had the exact same failure. this part is virtually impossible to abuse under any driving condition. i feel this part is inherently defective and gm should shoulder the $1,000 repair bill. *ak
01/08/2002103/01/1999
 Abs light illuminated while driving; upon parking vehicle with ignition off, abs motor continuously running, requiring fuse to be pulled to deactivate pump; service technician identified bad control module and abs pump/motor; current technical service bulletin #220101; chevy first agreed to reimburse 25% of repair (parts only) but would not honor after they learned of independent garage repair.*ak
01/01/2002
 While traveling on highway abs braking light and parking brake warning light appeared on dashboard. applied brakes, pedal vibrated and went all the way down to the floor. dealership was aware of problem. *ak
103/01/1999
 Consumer has to go under vehicle to disengage engine from running upon turning vehicle off. please provide any further information.*ak the abs brake system collapsed while driving. heavy drain on engine and battery. the regular brakes remained functional. *jg
01/15/2002110/01/1999
 After turning off the vehicle abs motor continued to run. dealer was notified. *ak *yd
03/08/2002
 Abs braking light came on t dashboard,and when he applying brakes there was a humming noise coming from underneath the wheels.*ak
02/19/2002104/01/2001
 The truck was started and the abs motor started a whirring sound and would not shut off. the manufacturer, chevrolet, informed me that because i'm out of the warranty period there's nothing they can do and that there is no history of this defect.*ak
02/05/200201/01/1999
 Abs unit went out last month; continued to run after motor was shut off; after checking around, unable to locate part because all on used vehicles are already gone on this year model. have also found out that several other people that i know have had the same problem with the same year model abs unit. only unit that can be found is a new unit through gm at the dealer not at an auto parts store at all. they cannot keep them in stock. suggest that there is a defect in this unit. have mine still disconnected till i can find one that is not $700.00+ dollars, but have checked the web around the us and am still unable to locate any for a 1999 chev. pu. suggest there is a problem. *ak
06/01/2001
 While driving at highway speed anti lock brake light illuminated. driver shut off truck and removed key. driver could hear a loud buzzing noise that would not stop. driver located box were noise was coming,m and could feel heat, and it was getting hotter. consumer had to unhook battery cable. consumer felt vehicle could have caught on fire. chevrolet has been contacted.*ak
08/01/1999
 I have complained of a very soft brake pedal ,will go almost to the floor, the problem still exists, i feel very unsafe driving this vehicle. the dealer said this is a normal feel.*ak
02/26/2002107/01/1999
 Abs motor continues to run after engine is turned off. abs motor is located in terrible position under driver side door. bolts to system have rusted due to placement of motor. abs light stays on and motor runs continuously. dealer says problem is electronic brake control module. very expensive to replace and will problably just happen again in another 45,000 miles. some dealers say just to disconnnect fuse to abs motor, which could lead to a major problem. chevrolet should make this a recall.*ak
03/02/2002
 Abs braking light appear on dashboard permanently. there is a loss of braking power. dealership is aware of problem.*ak
02/24/2002103/01/2001
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
02/01/2002112/01/1998
 Abs pump is continously running. also, abs light stays on, but the system will not work. contacted dealer.*ak *tt
02/01/2002
 When applying the brakes pedal was very stiff. dealer has been contacted, and dealer was replacing abs module. *ak
02/01/2002103/01/1999
 While traveling at 30 mph, abs light illuminated. driver parked/turned off ignition, and heard a humming noise under vehicle. driver had to unplug a wire so battery would not go dead. driver felt this was unsafe, brakes might not work.*ak consumer states that the abs module is under or behind the drivers side tire, everytime it rains, it gets wet and causes it to rust, consumer states that over time this causes the system to short out. *slc
09/01/2000103/01/1999
 The abs motor failed and needs to be replaced. the motor itself costs almost $800. more than 90% of my miles are highway miles. at my 40,000 mile brake check, the technician said i was only 30% into my original brake pads. i have heard of numerous failures of this component from other silverado owners. this is an important safety feature of this truck and it should be recalled and repaired by the manufacturer. my brake warning system is now disabled until this abs motor is replaced.*ak
12/09/200101/01/2000
 The abs pump just kept running. *ak
06/11/2001103/31/1999
 Abs light came on while driving also, when engine was shut off fan kept going. dealer replaced abs motor. *ak the rear window on passenger side leaks water. driver side window rattles when closing door. driver door squeaks when opening and closing. the front seat belt locks up. the front end was leaking due to front differential vent failure. wiper blades failed. driver?s seat would not move due to seat adjuster failure. the abs light came on because the abs motor was defective. transmission was leaking. the battery was leaking and was replaced. the coolant light came on due to a leaking water pump. *yh
02/02/2002106/01/1999
 While coming to a stop from 10mph abs motor came on and will not shut off even when ignition key is shut off. removed fuse and now have two warning lights. contacted dealer and they claimed this was an unheard of failure. after reading other reports on your website for the same problem with this truck i find that hard to believe. with as many failures as you have there should be a recall and repairs done at manufactures expense.
03/01/2000202/24/1999
 Vehicle exhibiting antilock brake module and antilock brake valve failure. *tt
02/06/20021
 While driving 10 to 15 mph, abs light illuminated and stayed on. when driver turned off vehicle there was a funny noise. *ak *jb
02/02/2002
 Abs braking system light is permanently on dashboard. when consumer applied brakes. brake pedal is soft. dealership is aware of problem.*ak
01/24/200202/01/1999
 I understand from reading that these abs modules go out often. anything relating to the brakes would seem to be a saftey issue. not to mention that the part itself is over $700.00 at the dealer which is the only place you can get it. the location seems to be a prime place for water to leak inside the module. *ak
01/27/2002
 While driving 35 mph and applying the brake the abs system failed. brakes locked up, and abs light came on. dealer inspected vehicle, and determined abs system needed to be replaced.*ak
01/15/200001/29/1999
 Emergency brake has been adjusted 4-5 times. when applied, brake holds vehicle, but pedal goes to the floor. also, dealer replaced brake pads. *ak daytime running bulb blew out after it had just been replaced. rear window assembly was leaking, power window was slow going up. transfer case was replaced due to a clunk noise, transaxle shaft replaced due to leaking. front brake hose experienced an abrasion. vehicle was leaning, dealer adjusted front torsion bar. *jb
10/15/2000106/07/2000
 At 43,000 miles vehicle abs motor would remain on after turning off vehicle. dealer and manufacturer notified. *ak *slc
01/25/2002
 When turning engine off abs motor continues to run. while applying brakes abs fails, and wheels loks up. please add vin.*ak
12/21/2001101/01/1999
 While driving home, the abs light came on in my dashboard. i pulled over and there was a loud buzzing noise coming from under the truck. this is the abs pump running continuously. after driving home (1 mile from where the light came on) i turned off my truck. the noise continued to run. i disconnected the battery terminal and the noise stopped. i have contacted gm concerning this and have not received any help thus far. it concerns me that a major component of my brake system would fail at such low mileage. this could have been dangerous had the roads been snow or ice covered. please help me in this problem. i am not alone in this problem with my truck. there are numerous other owners that have posted their problems on the internet. this needs to be taken care by gm as soon as possible. i am not currently driving my truck until i hear something stating that it is safe to drive with a malfunctioning brake system.*ak
01/19/2002102/01/1999
 Pump motor relay in ebcm shorted causing pump motor to remain on. needs ebcm, diagnosed by ginn motor co. on 1-21-02 (no problem with them, fine folks). this is a manufacturer design error. this module should have never been placed in the wheel well area where it isn't protected. there are numerous reports of these failures on various internet sites and this needs to be recalled. cost to repair this is $951.50, not including the $72 diagnosis i paid. i declined repair and will drive without abs. contacted chevy once today....of many more to follow. ok , chevrolet... your turn... are you commited to making the most dependable, longest lasting trucks? *ak
01/10/200206/01/2001
 Abs pump runs even with key off, had to unplug abs pump. *ak
01/15/20021
 Abs light stays on. consumer lifted hood and noticed abs pump is running. cause unknown. *ak the abs control module failed due to loose or worn out seal, which the module was mounted. consumer states that the abs control module is located under the truck and mounted to the frame, this was subject to water after the seal came loose, causing it to fail. *yh
01/04/2002102/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
01/16/20021
 When starting vehicle, consumer heard a loud noise under the truck, and then turned the vehicle off, but noise continued, conseumr was informed by a mechanic that the abs system was not functioning correctly. *ak*yd
12/02/2001101/01/2000
 After turning off ignition switch, abs motor continues to make noises. contacted dealership.*ak consumer stated dealer aware of the problem, consumer believes this part should be recalled.*slc
12/27/2001103/01/1999
 Vehicle was driving for 85 miles then parked for about 7 hour, when vehicle was started the abs warning light stayed on after its self test. the vehicle was turn off and on three times and the light stayed on and the abs hydraulic pump continue to run even when vehicle engine was off. the vehicle was driving for about 1 mile to the nearest motel and the vehicle's battery was dead the following morning caused by the hyd. motor running the battery down. the vehicle was driving back home after it was determine by driver and the aaa representative that jump start the truck it would be safe to drive with light on. truck driven back home about 85 miles and parked in the garage with the abs motor 60 amp fuse removed to stop the motor from running. vehicle taken to salburry chevrolet for service and had the abs electronic module replaced at a $978.00 cost. was informed by serviceman that he has replaced 4 of these modules in the past two months. i have notice that you have a service bulletin # sb618187 out on the same problem with these hydraulic motors. any follow up you could give me on this issue would be appreciated, since the vehicle is only a couple years old and would like to see a re-call on this item come out. thank you. *ak
12/15/2001106/01/2001
 When i started the vehicle, the abs pump came on and stayed on. even after i turned the vehicle off. thus, the only way to rectify it was to unplug the abs. in researching further, i have found that this is happening to all the 1999 silverados. what can i do other than shell out $1,000 to have the pump replaced? shouldn't chevrolet address this?
12/24/2001
 Intermittently anti-lock brake motor starts to run. even when turning vehicle off motor to abs is still running. this could cause brakes to lock up and cause an accident. please provide any further information.*ak
04/01/20011
 Consumer heard a winning noise coming from underneath of vehicle. noise was coming from abs braking system pump. consumer unpluged it because of wear on battery, dealership was aware of problem. *ak
12/12/2001103/01/1999
 Anti-lock motor module fails, causing motor to run constantly even when ignition is off causing danger of fire. contacted dealer, and was told it is a common problem and parts are not available due to high failure rate. several chevrolet truck forums on the internet also revealed a common failure. repair cost are $800.00-$900.00 and it appears many owners are simply pulling the 60 amp. fuse and driving vehicles in this condition. *ak
12/16/2001110/01/2001
 Anti-lock motor module continued to run with ignition off. had to unplug. motor got extremely hot before i could figure out what was happening and since it is located next to the gasoline fuel filter it can very dangerous. my concern now is that i have a vehicle without anti-lock brakes because at $800 -$1000 dollars how many people can rush right out and replace something that expensive. when a fire occurs from the excessive heat build up someone will get hurt. why should gm or nhtsa wait for that to happen. *ak
2503/01/1999
 Brakes have went all the way to the floor several times on the first occasion pedal went all the to the floor causing my truck to rear end the vehicle in front of me at a spead of 15mph i had no way of stoping the truck and could not avoid the car in front of me, i have read numerous complaints on your web site as well as many others i wonder might you do something or is general motors more powerfull then you.*ak
10/15/2001104/01/1999
 Abs pump was energized when i started vehicle and continued to run even after i turned off the key. only way i was able to stop pump was by removing abs fuse, causing my abs system to no longer be active. chevrolet said this was a common problem. also fuel gauge will intermittently register no fuel after filling up and while riding even when the tank is full.*ak
12/08/2001102/01/1999
 Abs module failed, motor continuely runs. also caused battery to go dead along with the loss of abs protection. *ak
08/01/2001107/01/2001
 The abs control unit causes the pump motor to run continuously, even when the ignition is turned off. dealer andy mohr chevrolet in plainfield verified this is the problem, and indicated that they are repairing this problem weekly. i know of several other 1999 silverados with same problem this obvious defect in the abs system is a major safety issue, and a recall should be initiated immediately.*ak
01/01/1999
 Brake pedal goes all the way down to the floor, it is hard , and there is less stopping distance. dealership mechanic told consumer that modular pump needed to be replaced. *ak
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 Upon starting vehicle abs warning light on the instrument panel illuminated and a pump started running. when consumer shut vehicle off and removed key from ignition, pump continued to run. dealership was currently examining vehicle for this problem, and is charging consumer $1400.00 for repairs. please provide any additional information / documentation regarding repairs for this problem.*ak
10/09/2001104/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
11/28/200105/01/1998
 Abs pump continues to run after engine is shut off. this seems to be a common problem as i have other friends with the same vehichle that have had to pay upwards of $800 to repair this system. it is my understanding that this failure has something to do with the location of the abs unit?? in addition, the parking brake also does not work properly. even when it is drpessed fully to the floor, the vehichle will still move if the vehicle accidently shifts into gear. i have disabled the abs, at this point.*ak
07/01/2001
 Started my truck, heard humming noise from under drivers door, abs light came on. shut the truck off and the humming noise continued. had to disconnect the battery to get it to quit. when battery is reconnected the humming noise continues. took the truck to the chevy dealership, they unpluged the fuse. i apperently no longer have abs. i called chevrolet (file # 05941718) they said they would pay 30% of the $625.00 module. i started to check into this problem with other silverado owners, it seems numerous owners are having the same problem. i've also had problems with the brake locking up and not releasing. *ak
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 No summary listed for above vehicle *ak
11/01/2001
 Abs brake light is not alluminating properly, and at times will stay illuminated which causes battery to drain. please provide more information.*ak
 While driving at 45 mph brakes went out, had to swerve to stop vehicle. *ak
11/05/2001101/01/1999
 Abs motor will not turn off. fuse was pulled to keep motor from running. location of pump is very near fuel filter. when investigating original problem, motor was very warm!. *ak
11/07/20011
 Consumer stated the abs pump was running constantly and getting hot, causing abs to malfunction. *ak the vehicle had complete abs failure. *yh
11/17/1998
 Brakes fail to work properly when pressed. stopping distance for vehicle was increased. can feel vehicle slowing down, but not stopping right away. took to dealer, and mechanic indicated that brakes were operable. *ak
10/24/2001101/01/1999
 Refrence your service bulletin 22101 nhtsa item number sb618187. from research on the internet this seems to be a problem related to abs pump/module location and mositure infiltration. on the newer models this unit has been moved to another location. chevrolet was contacted and declined to cover the repair.*ak
10/20/200109/01/2001
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak (tiresize: lt245/75r)
10/01/2001109/01/2001
 Abs motor continues to run after engine is turned off. *ak
10/19/20011
 Whenever the brakes were applied they would fail to operate properly. this would cause vehicle to have an extended stopping distance. would have no warning. taking vehicle to dealership to check brakes out.*ak consumer states that the brake lights did not come on at all. *jb
10/15/200112/01/1998
 Abs motor runs after engine is shut off. *ak
10/20/2001102/01/1999
 I was informed by service personnel that they have seen several abs controller failures. this is an expensive($800+)part to replace and there should not be a high volume of failures. the abs system detected the failure before i started to drive. the nature of the failure permits the controller to continue to run even with the key turned off. it only stops when power is removed by crawling underneath the vehicle. if left running the module gets hot to the touch and eventualy runs down the battery.*ak
08/01/2001103/01/1999
 Abs warning light came on. abs system would not stop running after truck was shut off. fuse was removed. gm dealer said system had to be replaced at a cost of $950.00. gm contacted; no response. have spoken to two other people in my office who have same truck with same problem. *ak
 Abs pump does not disengage when ignition is off, motor continues to run. this is caused by water that splashes onto abs system that is located behind left front wheel. please give any further details. *ak
10/10/20011012/01/1998
 Abs system has been failing since the time i purchased the vehicle. abs engages when braking on rough surfaces causing vehicle to coast and not come to a stop. when abs is engaged no control of braking or steering is available. now on 10/10/01 i was pulling out of my driveway and i heard and felt a loud vibrating. i shut off the vehicle and the vibrations continued. i called the dealer service center at marquart and they said they knew what the problem was and that i needed to pull the fuse for the abs or it would drain the battery. the service tech said that he has seen this happen quite a bit and replacement is needed. well now i have no abs and it is over $1,000 to fix. this is a known safety problem and needs to be taken care of by the manufacturer.*ak
10/15/200011/01/1998
 Check out my other listed complain on this site, the odi id # is 745532. i'm just posting another complaint because i haven't heard a word from nhtsa regarding this issue. silverado abs modulators need to be recalled! they are getting water in them. there are numerious listing on this site regarding this issue. nhtsa needs to investigate this issue! it is ridiculous for consumers to take the hit on a failed, poorly designed piece of equipment. the more technology advances the more theses electronic units cost to replace. the direction we're headed in is that ten years from know when a electronic unit fails at a thousand miles over and out of warranty, it will have to sit in the driveway because the average american wont have the cash available to fix it. i had a abs modulator fail at 54,000 mile, the unit would not turn off, even with the key out. i had to pull the fuse to stop it. the dealer would not do a xxxx thing about it and neither would gm. the dealerships are rteplacing alot of these units.that means there is a defect (poor design) with this unit. anybody with this defect should get a new and improved unit for free regardless of warranty! i have a more descriptive explanation of the problem on this site, again the odi id # is 745532. i'm an engineer and it pisses me off when a company hides behind closed doors when an issue like this arises. it pisses me off even more when a government agency (nhtsa) that is suppose to protect the consumers saftey fails to contact me regarding this issue. i'm beginning to wonder if nhtsa actually read these complaints. i submitted odi id 745532 five or six months ago, may be even longer than that and still no word. any body that wants to contact me regarding this issue an email me at jabrant@email.sae.org. *ak
720001
 Actuator within abs brake system malfunctioned, causing system to become inoperable.*ak *jg
10/01/2001103/25/1999
 While backing vehicle out consumer heard a noise,vehicle cut off and still heard noise, consumer noticed abs indicator light was on, looked under hood, and pulled abs fuse out and motor stopped.*ak *slc
09/15/2001
 After turning vehicle off abs motor would continue to run. consumer was instructed to pull fuse for abs motor - which stopped motor from running, and caused abs light on the instrument panel to come on. dealership has not examined vehicle. please provide any additional information / attachments.*ak
04/01/2001
 After vehicle was turned off abs motor continued to run. consumer contacted local dealership, and was told to pull fuse for abs motor. upon pulling fuse, motor stopped running, but abs light on instrument panel was still illuminating. please provide any additional information / attachments.*ak
09/23/2001112/01/1998
 I was told at the dealership that this part (abs module) has a very high rate of failure. the replacement part costs over $900. *ak
07/30/2001103/28/2000
 Consumer stated he experienced abs failure. *ak *jb
09/21/20011
 When shutting off engine right away consumer heard a loud grinding noise. called dealer, who stated that problem was abs module that failed, dealer stated it was a known problem on 1999 models. *ak *jb
09/13/2001101/01/2001
 The abs brake system is a safety issue and i feel the price of $1000.00 to replace this system should be covered by chevrolet .*ak
09/01/2001
 Anti-lock brakes went out. brakes wii stop vehicle, but anti-lock system is inoperable. contact dealer, and dealer stated no recall.*ak
06/15/2001
 Reporting abs sensor failed, causing loss of abs braking. dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of warranty, and ther ewas no manufacturer's recall on that part. feel free to provide any further information. *ak
07/31/2001102/01/2000
 When engine is shuit off the abs motor continues to run.*ak
06/15/200109/01/2000
 The brakes in other trucks in this area was the same problem. the anti-lock brake quit working around 60,000 miles. *ak
08/31/2001
 While applying brakes abs light came on, and a loud hmming sound started, even after the vehicle switch was turned off. sound continued until battery cable was disconnected. dealer was notified. feel free to provide any further information on this mattter.*ak
06/30/2001101/01/1999
 I am aware of several of these modules going out and don't understand why there isn't a recall to fix this problem. no safety defect mentioned. *ak
08/27/2001109/01/1998
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
08/03/2001103/01/2000
 No summary listed for abov evehicle. *ak
08/23/2001103/01/1999
 Abs motor continuously even when ignition is turned off.*ak
08/02/2001112/01/1999
 Abs module failed and caused abs valve to fail. dealer would not contact gm to see if they would cover this failure as a defect. abs has been disabled on the truck. i tried to contact a michelle lee who is gm's northeast rep. whom i spoke to on another matter several times throuigh gm's 800 number to no avail.
08/20/200110/01/2000
 The abs pump continually runs, rendering the system inoperable. brakes still work, just no anti lock.*ak
08/20/2001111/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
08/01/2001101/09/1999
 While traveling at 25mph abs system went out and the brakes locked up. it became difficult for consumer to slow down. contacted dealer.*ak consumer states as he was turning that abs went out and the vehicle began to skid, vehicle was taken into dealership and consumer was informed that the abs computer module failed.*jb
08/11/2001103/01/1999
 Would have no abs brakes after pressing on brake pedal. had fuse removed due to abs pump continuing to run. abs module had shorted out. have taken to mechanic, but warranty expired. *ak drivers side window will not roll up, there was a popping noise when backing up and turning, dealer replaced lower ball joint, passenger side window leaks, leather seats are torn, cruise control module was replaced, dash panel parts inoperative, also cup holder rattles and the right back window leaks.*jb
08/13/2001
 Vehicle experienced a brake loss when applying brakes before reaching a stop intersection. dealer was notified, and informed consumer that abs motor needed to be replaced. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
08/16/2000306/07/1999
 When applying brakes at any speed brake pedal goes down more than it should, it feels spongy, and braking distance is extended. dealer has replaced front and rear rotors 3 times. once due to rust, other times dealer did not know what else to do. front and rear pads were replaced twice.*ak consumer states there is a noise in the steering, also seat belt was hanging up, the underhood lamp was inoperative, an horn acting erractically.*jb
 Abs motor spring clip was defective. also, abs light stays on, and abs brakes do work.*ak
04/09/1999510/21/1998
 Sometimes in heavy traffic, pushed on brake pedal and pedal went down to the floor, also had to pull off road to keep from rearending another vehicle, contacted dealer, and dealer stated had to read manual.*ak consumer was later informed by dealer that they are aware of a problem with the abs but do not have a remedy as of yet.*jb
07/28/2001101/01/2000
 I am aware of two other 1999 silverado owners that have experienced the same abs module failure. *ak
03/01/1999
 When applying brakes and simultaneously hitting a bump in the road abs sensors must believe that the tires are skidding. the results are terrible. you cannot stop vehicle. i talked to the service manager at george white chervolet. he is aware of the problem, but indicated there is no fix. absolutely unbeliveable. i am positive people have been killed by this problem. but, gmc did not have a solution. please advise as to what i should do!! hopefully before i or my family gets killed.*ak
07/12/2001112/01/1998
 Vehicle was parked, started engine, immediately noise from under drivers side, shift off ignition,same noise, finally removed fuse and noise stopped dealer said abs unit failed, needs replacement. unit should be warranted but is not. *ak
102/01/1999
 The abs motor continues to run with key in off position fuse was pulled after talking to dealer. throttle body making accelerator pedal stick in stop position making more press. having to be applied and truck to jump foward when stick breaks free. *ak
02/24/2001109/01/2000
 The abs control pump under the driver seat continues to run after the vehicle is shut off. therefore rendering the abs system inoperative. chevrolet has offered no support to fix this problem. *ak
06/24/200101/01/1999
 Abs motor continues to run after switch off abs system failure could have caused major accident. *ak
07/02/2001112/01/1998
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
07/01/2001112/01/1998
 Abs unit is malfunctioned and will not shut off when engine is turned off, resulting in drained battery. *ak
105/06/1999
 Abs system motor continues to run when vehicle is shut off. vehicle has been repaired by dealer, however problem still exists. a tsb has been issued on vehicle's make and model.*ak consumer states that the brake now locks up when not pressed. transmission failed at 62251 miles, reverse, 2nd, and overdrive do not work, dealer has recall on this as long as vehicle is under warrany, the reverse drum shell failed, this part was made soft and is replaced by a harder part. *slc
06/25/2001
 Abs light stay on and continue to run. module was diconnected to keep battery from wearing down. vehicle doesn't have abs, and regular braking system could be affected. dealer stated this was a common problem. pump or module will need to be replaced.*ak
 Ea-01-013; when driving and applying brakes to make a gradual stop, consumer notice da noise coming from underneath the hood. brakes kicked in and then released, causing extended stopping distances. consumer has yet to contact the dealer. please provide any further details.*ak
06/20/20011
 Brakes are bad and very soft, when hitting pedal, it takes a while for truck to stop.*ak consumer states pedal has lots of slack, on panic stops the brake pedal goes to the floor, brake pads are okay. *slc
06/21/20010
 While driving could step on the brakes pedal and brakes will not activate. had happened a few times. when not driving brakes will feel normal, but there is no sign when the brakes are applied. please provide more information.*ak
06/26/2001102/01/1999
 Consumer had taken vehicle into dealer for routine maintenance and was told that vehicle had a cracked frame.*ak abs module failed. sending unit module failed. *slc
03/27/20012
 Vehicle will not go into drive after it sits for a while. vehicle will start up, but once it goes in drive engine will rev, but no movement. problem seems to be intermittent. dealer couldn't find anything wrong with vehicle. consumer is considering getting a second opinion. *ak when hitting bumps and applying the brakes, there is a noise. accelerator pedal sticks, dealer replaced the throtle body. plastic bezel at tailgate handle came off, delaer reinstalled. *slc
06/13/2001106/01/1999
 Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall 00v345000, dealer did not perform recall repairs, and informed consumer that work had been done. consumer took vehicle to another dealer, original dealer billed manufacturer for repair work. *ak *slc
06/01/2001112/01/1998
 When they turned off the car it would not turn off. took car to dealer, and they replaced module at consumer's expense. *ak *slc
02/01/2001
 This vehicle was rebuilt and the dealer tells me it has a warranty block on the vin. i understand why this is done but i am told that this also blocks any recall campaign work from being done under warranty. this vehicle has not had any campaign work done to it. is it legal for gm to not pay for the repairs to the brake system and seat belt system on this truck?*ak
06/01/2001
 After turning vehicle off motor/control module for abs was still operating/running. concordia automart examined vehicle and determined that control module had failed. local chevrolet dealership stated that this was a common problem in chevrolet trucks. please provide any additional information/attachments.*ak
 While starting vehicle noticed abs indication light on and a loud noise running from vehicle. please provide further information.*ak
03/31/20012
 Since ownership of vehicle, consumer has experienced intermittent brake problems, abs and brake warning lights come on, consumer took vehicle into dealership to have vehicle inspected, the problem was fixed but consumer was advised that brakes were not covered under warranty therefore the charge for fixing problem was $925.15 consumer then contacted manufacturer on 4-6-01 and was told that a resolution would take 48 hours, as of 4-19-01 still no resolution, consumer was advised by manufacturer that dealer was contacted and the dealer states they had no record of vehicle or service. *jb
04/18/2001112/01/1998
 I contacted chevrolet about the fauilure of the control module. the customer service people did not seem to think that this was very important that the module failed, nor could they tell me why it failed, or if it would fail again leaving my truck without the abs working.*ak
02/20/199902/01/1999
 I was driving at about 30mph,aloud humming noise started,and my abs light came on.i turned off the ignition,but the noise continued.i found the humming noise coming from under the truck,on the drivers side,under door area.there is a blackbox with 2 electrical plugs.it was necessary to pull one of the plugs to get the humming to stop.but now my abs light and my brake lights are on all the time on dash.took the truck to original dealership,and was told that the abs pump and module both went bad.i was told that the cost to repairs would be $1685.66.i just can't believe that both parts went bad.the truck is only 2 years old.now i am driving with my truck in this condition,because i don't have enough available cash on hand to have the repairs done.(2) both drivers side and passenger side windows rattle when they are down.it doesn't matter how far down the windows are.i'm waiting for them to break.it sounds as if they are ready to fall off the track.this has been a problem since i purchased the truck.i told the dealer about it ,but nothing was ever done to correct the problem.(3)also,on the front passenger door,there is an air leak when i am driving,again told dealer,and nothing was done.(4)on the third door on right side,rear,water leaks in around glass.took it back to dealer,& was told they couldn't find the reason for the water leak.still continues to leak,when it rains or i wash the truck.another problem i have is with the truck hydroplaneing in the rain.this has also been going on since i purchased truck new in feb.1999.lost total control on one occasion.truck went completely sideways on roadway.i was traveling at about 50mph.,in a 60mph zone.i was in traffic at the time,the other vehicles around me realzed the situation,and backed off giving me room.when i finally regained control,i pulled off of the highway.i was very badly shaken from the experience*ak (tiresize: p265-75r16)( dot number: tire size: p265-75r16 )
04/01/2001101/01/1999
 Abs brake system is out this is a very common problem on 1999 chevrolet trucks. the system has a internal short circuit and the abs pump runs with key turned off. the system shuts done a abs does not work. the repair bill is 1000 dollars to fix this problem and ost people pull thhe fuse instead of spending that kind of money.. this problem is a major expense and common problem is there a recall in the works for this problem.*ak
05/03/20011
 Abs motor shorted out, motor runs constantly when starting vehicle. *ak *jb
04/08/20011
 Abs light came on and there was a humming noise coming from underneath vehicle once abs was engaged. consumer pulled fuse to stop the noise and it shut abs system off. dealer would have to charge $750. consumer went to an independent dealer. but, consumer is still experincing a problem when the brakes are applied. vehicle slides like before. consumer seems to think abs is faulty. *ak the abs system had failed, and the consumer's survey indicated that thousands of consumers had been experiencing the problem. *yh
04/10/200101/01/1999
 Abs unit failed. abs light on dash illluminated. had to remove fuse. 1st dealer said okay to remove fuse.when we took it in to the dealer we were told it was too bad we don't have the extended warranty. the abs module usually fails after the 36,000 mile warranty expires.*ak
01/17/200112/01/1998
 My 1999 silverado pickup has 66,000+ miles at 60,221 miles the abs light came on and the unit directly below the driver's seat that is mounted to the frame began to humm continuosly. after checking with my chevrolet dealer where i purchased the vehicle, he explained that the cost of replacement for the unit in question was $728.00. i asked the service manager if it would be okay to continue driving the vehicle if i unplugged it. he assured me that it was okay. after doing some investigating & questioning other owners i found that they too had experienced problems with the abs system. it is my opinion that the failure of such an expensive, major safety component at only 60,000 is excessive and dangerous. the abs module is the heart of the abs system and without it the vehicle is rendered undriveable and unsafe. this vehicle has already had three recalls, although minor in comparison, but recalls none-the-less. i consider the failure of the abs system serious and a major flaw in the design of this vehicle. *ak
04/06/20012804/01/2001
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
03/14/2001106/01/1999
 Tire failed when the truck was parked. the brakes do not always apply full braking when the peddle is pushed to the floor. this is not the abs activating. the braking distance may be 3 to 4 times what it should be. the dealer tested the the brake system and test drove it and said that everything is normal. the peddle travel does not seem to have enough to allow for variations in the system. i believe this is a design defect. *ak (tiresize: p265/75r16)( dot number: tire size: p265/75r16 )
04/06/2001109/01/1999
 Gas pedal stuck down, could not control vehicle due to slippery road could not brake due to antilock brake system. *ak
04/02/2001103/01/1999
 Power window motor fails, drops glass down inside panel, replaced 4 month old motor going out. window will not respond. power locks; remote keyless entry would not open doors, locked out of vehicle several times. inside manual locks have quit working won't unlock, persons have been locked in vehicle! including children with adult. abs motor won't shut off, pulled fuse, dealer says the motor wiring is shorting out, don't know why, driving through rain or car wash may be cause. ??
03/29/2001112/01/1998
 Antitlock brakes failure, module went out on three different vehicles at 40,000 miles. *ak
04/08/2001
 Consumer was traveling at approximately 60 mph under wet rainy conditions when control of the vehicle was lost. consumer applied brakes and vehicle slid into a jersey wall head-on. driver's and passenger's air bags failed to deploy. dealership has not looked at vehicle to determine reason that air bags failed to deploy. allstate insurance company was currently in possession of vehicle. please provide any additional information/attachments.*ak
02/15/20011
 Consumer contacted the dealership in regard to recall 00v345000 concerning abs brake system. dealership informed consumer that replacement part was not available to repair recalled part. please provide any additional information/attachments.*ak consumer was advised that there was some signs of wear on other vehicles that had been inspected, but was advised they would call consumer once part came in. *jb
04/02/20010
 Consumer was traveling 30mph on hiighway with rear disc brakes that were metal chunks flying off of brakes while traveling. he was able to take vehicle to a dealership safely. dealership was aware of problem.*ak
03/14/20011202/01/2000
 No summery listed for above vehicle. *ak (tiresize: 255 70 r16)( dot number: tire size: 255 70 r16 )
03/29/20011
 Abs pump was constantly running, no abs braking action during that time. also, this would have caused battery to drain. took vehicle to dealer who replaced abs pump.*ak
 While traveling abs indicator light was on. technician stated abs system was bad, and needed to be replaced. please provide further information.*ak
03/16/2001104/23/1999
 Consumer was driving about 10-15 mph applied brakes and abs just pulsated, and there was no braking action. upon inspection of vehicle consumer found out wheel bearing hub and abs were connected. when wheel bearings were worn out abs would fail. dealer stated chevrolet was aware of this problem.*ak consumer hit a barrier post due to the faulty abs brakes damaging the front end of vehicle, even though gm is aware of problem they will not pay damages, when the hub wears the antilock sensor reads falsely leading to no brakes. *slc
03/19/2001
 Break failure with minor road bump. *ak
03/01/2001
 Abs system is not working properly. abs system would not shut off while consumer was driving. contacted dealer, and system needs to be changed.*ak
03/01/1999
 Abs module continues to run, abs & brake light on in dash. many others like this. chevy has started installing a different unit, but has not recalled the older units that have failed.*ak
03/26/2001
 Abs light keeps coming on in vehicle. contacted dealer, and dealer said that there was nothing they could do.*ak
03/21/20010
 When stepping on brake pedal it will go always to the floor, and will not operate. two recalls had been received from manufacturer about this problem.*ak
02/28/2001111/30/2000
 While vehicle was turned off, the electrical brake pump would still run. *ak firestone at tire experienced tread separation, firestone would not replace, but did give a discount, tire size p285/75r16. *slc
03/19/20011
 Abs light came on, causing abs motor to turn on pressing against brakes. dealer has advised that entire abs system must be replaced with consumer's expense.*ak *slc
03/19/2001112/01/1998
 While driving abs light came on. then, consumer drove off road and turned off engine, abs motor kept working. took vehicle to dealer, where they did not explain what could had happened. .*ak the consumer believes, the abs was defective.
 Brakes were applied under normal stopping distances, pedal went to floor, resulting in extended stopping distance, and causing a collision. dealer has inspected vehicle several times, and could not duplicate or correct problem. consumer received recall notice after collision.*ak
 Intermittently when brakes are applied pedal goes partially to floor, resulting in extended stopping. dealer has inspected vehicle and could not duplicate problem.*ak
03/01/2001403/01/1999
 Periodically brakes would stop working. consumer would attempt to stop, but brake pedal would hit floor, and vehicle would not stop until brake pedal was pumped a couple of times.*ak whenever the vehicle hits bump, the brakes go down. *yh
103/13/1999
 Intermittently brake pedal does not depress, and vehicle will not stop, usually in winter conditions or when wet (snow and rain).*ak
02/03/2001105/01/1999
 Applied brakes on concrete driveway (clean and dry) and was unable to stop. crashed throughclosed garage door hitting vehicle parked inside and pushing it thru the homes family room wall. weather conditions dry and cold (approx 25 deg). time of day - 1:30 pm. brake pedal was pushed nearly to floor and abs pulse/noise was heard and felt (passenger verified) but vehicle did not slow down or stop. approx distance 30 ft. after initial accident, witnesses were able to push brake pedal to floor while engine running (several staggered engine restarts and brake trys). all, including driver and passenger, concluded problem exists with abs/brakes. driver has never depressed brake pedal this far in the 18 mos the vehicle has been owned.*ak
02/28/2001
 When anti lock brake system activates on rough surface brakes go to floor. abs module failed and ran all time. consumer pulled fuse out and corrected problem with antilock system. dealer was aware of some major prolems. second problem was driveshaft. rear universal joints came apart while driving at 65mph. it was taken to a driveshaft shop, and they found no signs of grease in joints. *ak
12/02/20003
 Brake problems, vehicle does not have braking distance it should have. took vehicle to dealer 3 times. dealer replaced front rotors and brake pads. currently, dealer said brakes were normal for vehicle. *ak
02/21/2001112/29/1998
 Abs light would remain on, and abs motor would still be running,even with ignition switch turned off. vehicle taken to independent repair shop for repairs/replacement of electronic brake control module. manufacturer notified. *ak the consumer states that there was shortages of the part needed to fix the problem because there were many failure. *yh
 Manufacturer has failed to install a dust guard for disc brakes which could cause brakes to lock up, and had a potential for vehicle rollover. manufacturer sent out tsb, but will not assist consumer because vehicle was driven off road. *ak
02/05/2001
 Brake module has gone out on vehicle. also, gas pedal sticks. every 10-15000 miles consumer has to clean out carbon built up. *ak
02/05/2001105/01/1999
 This truck is only 2 years old and the abs system is out. this is a major safety issue because it affects your whole braking system. i just cannot believe that a company the size of gm would not be concerned. i have purchased over 25 gm units through my company for the last 10 years, but will never purchas another one. *ak
02/05/2001112/01/1998
 The abs pump will not shut off unless the underhood fuse is removed. the brakes still operate somewhat, but not to their potential. could cause accident. out of warranty, have seen more than a dozen other truck owners same problem, same truck on chevrolet performance website. *ak
02/09/20010
 Abs light stayed on, and when turning off truck could hear abs pump running. consumer had to take out fuse to get it to stop. currently, abs and brake lights are on. if consumer would slam on brakes wheels will lock up.*ak
02/05/2001
 Abs light comes on. there's a motor noise coming from back wheel. problem just started. dealer will be contacted. *ak
02/05/20011
 After parking consumer heard abs pump still running. consumer then disconnected pump. dealer advised him that abs system needed to be replaced. vehicle out of warranty. *ak
07/21/1999305/04/1999
 When depressing brake pedal vehicle would go into extended stopping distance. dealer has repaired vehicle 3 times . tech stated normal operation for abs brakes. *ak the brakes had failed six times and no solution had been found. the manufacturer indicated brake fluid as the possible cause, but there was not brake fluid leak. *yh
10/01/19991
 Consumer believes the abs system is defective in design which causes the consumer to loose control while braking and the pedal to feel spongy. nlm
06/01/2000102/01/1999
 Steering and the braking systems on these vehicles should not go out with under 35000 miles on them.*ak
03/01/2000
 Anti-lock brake system will activate when it shouldn't. gmc declares nothing wrong with brakes. it affects risk of braking distance. *ak
01/09/200001/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
01/02/2001101/01/1999
 Abs module tor motor went out.*ak
11/29/2000101/01/1999
 Was driving vehicle approximately 45 mph when abs light came on, and had no brakes. was stepping semi hard on them. trying not to rear end vehicle in front. control module made loud whinning noise. finally, vehicle stopped. still making whinnin noise after turning it off. disconnected fuse to abs brake light. took to dealership & was informed not under warranty, and would not repair abs brakes.*ak
01/20/2000101/01/2000
 Abs motor would came on and caused complete brake loss, disengaged abs system to activate the hyadraulic brake system. dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of its warranty. any repairs would be at dealer's cost. *ak
12/25/2000107/01/1999
 While driving at any given speed and when applying brakes they will not work for 5-10 seconds after traction control is activated. *ak
10/24/19991
 The abs control valve and abs control module shorted out causing the abs warning light to illuminate on the instrument panel while driving. water had entered both units, the pins of the control unit and sockets of the module unit were covered with rust, shorting the system, in some manner water entered through the control unit and caused the pins and sockets to rust resulting in premature failure. nlm
02/25/2000506/01/1999
 During low speed brake application under normal braking conditions pedal is soft,requires pump to bring brake pedal to top of travel. brakes will intermittently fail to stop vehicle,resulting in several near misses. *ak
12/12/2000109/01/2000
 I was slowing down for a red light when i pushed in on the brake it would not work and i was pushing on it with all the force i could apply trying to get it to stop. i heard a strange grinding noise the whole time i was applying the brakes.*ak
11/15/2000110/01/1999
 Need to know if there is a recall on anti-lock brake systems on 99 and 2000 year model trucks from gmc. *ak
11/21/2000105/01/1999
 Abs module went bad. abs pump motor wouldn't stop running. i pulled the fuse and took it right to the dealer. they didn't have a module in stock. it's been over a week and it's still not fixed. i'm driving without abs. *ak
11/16/200010/01/1999
 Vehicle would not stop on clean, dry concrete surface at low speed. vehicle was cold (30 f), driven about 100 yards, crashed slightly into garage door while attempting to park. brakes did work at the last moment after pushing pedal very hard, and left a short skid mark from front tires only. abs appeared to be operating when conditions were such that it should not have been activated. *ak
10/01/2000209/01/1999
 At normal braking procedures brakes will intermittently fail, causing longer stopping distance. dealer cannot determine cause of defect.*ak the brake failure occured three times. *yh
 Motor that controls abs system does not shut off when the vehicle is turned off. to shut off wire has to be unpluged manually. dealer has been contacted.*ak
09/10/2000610/01/1999
 After driving over a bumpy road surface while applying the brakes, it takes 1 to 2 seconds before full braking force can be applied.
09/30/2000312/01/1999
 Service department for wheeler chevrolet cannot find the cause for the failures, they said they hoped the problems was fixed, however the right wheelbearing had to be replaced again and the brakes failed because of the rotor locking to the spindle when the bearing wore out after less then 30 miles and i have retained a private company to correct the defect and to see why wheelers could not sole this problem, they told me at one point that i shouldn't worry about the grinding noise the bearing prior to this one was making and to drive as normal as you can see by the low milage i dont drive it and until the saftey issue is resolved i will not allow my family to either.*ak
08/15/2000111/01/1998
 Water in abs module. abs module mounted on the truck frame under the driver seat shorted out after a low speed rearend accident that sent my trailer hitch thru the other vehicle's bumper. no visible damage to my vechicle. after leaving scene, the abs light on dash was on. on driving directly to the dealer, the abs activated on any braking and increased the stopping distance. the dealer replaced module and found water in it. my truck has never been off-road, or in any deep water. *ak
08/15/2000111/01/1998
 Water in abs module. abs module mounted on the truck frame under the driver seat shorted out after a low speed rearend accident that sent my trailer hitch thru the other vehicle's bumper. no visible damage to my vechicle. after leaving scene, the abs light on dash was on. on driving directly to the dealer, the abs activated on any braking and increased the stopping distance. the dealer replaced module and found water in it. my truck has never been off-road, or in any deep water. *ak
404/01/2000
 This is an intermittent problem that occurs unexpectedly. when brake is applied pedal goes to the floor, resulting in no braking power. dealer cannot duplicate the problem.*ak the customer is concerned about safety, since the problem could reoccur anytime in the future. customer had problems with the transmission and rear gears on rear axle. *yh
02/01/1999
 When going over a rough surface and applying the brakes, they let go and it feels as if you are not applying the brakes at all. several close calls with accidents because of this. told the dealership several times of the problem. they told me it was just the abs system and i was not use to it but it was doing what it was supposed to do. after several attempts to get them to understand this was not normal they have still not been able to fix the problem. only vehicle we own and am afraid we are going to have a major accident.
07/25/20001
 The antilock brakes released while braking causing the consumer to rear end another vehicle. nlm
609/12/1998
 Intermittently brake failure. dealer has attempted to fix defect 4 times, but defect reoccurred and couldn't determine cause. also, a clunk in the front end indicta a loose part in the suspension or engine . dealer has attempted to fix defect 6 times, but couldn't determine cause. *ak
07/31/1999503/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak( dot number: tire size: at )
03/24/20001202/01/2000
 Brakes failed to stop vehicle when traveling over bumpy roads coming to a stop dealer can't find the problem on three trips for service, i can duplicate the problem almost at will, why can't the dealer.*ak
04/06/20003
 Whenever abs brakes were applied vehicle would fail to stop. would lift foot off & applied brakes again before vehicle was able to stop. has taken to dealer 3 different times, each time brake problem could not be duplicated. problem was intermittent. *ak
112/31/1998
 On bumpy surface brakes will not catch, causing extended stopping distance. dealer claimed it was normal. *ak
07/30/20000
 Consumer was traveling about 30mph on highway and applied the brakes, brakes locked up, and vehicle slid off the road into a enbankment and into a tree. *ak
11/16/199910/01/1999
 When pressing brake pedal on uneven or bumpy roads, brakes fail, causing extended stopping distance. *ak
06/30/20008
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
06/01/2000405/01/1999
 When the abs is activated due to a single wheel event (e.g. braking over a bump in road), the brake pedal goes almost to the floor and the vehicle slowly come to a stop. i have ended up in an intersection once, and almost hit the vehicle in from of me three different times. it appears that the abs programming is too sensitive to this type of condition. if uncorrected, it will most likely lead to serious injuries or a death. i was lucky when i ended up in the middle of an intersection that no oncoming traffic existed. *ak
05/26/2000702/01/2000
 Abs brakes failed when applied hard on uneven road surface manufacturer notified twice. *ak
03/01/20000
 When applying the brakes pedal goes all the way down to the floor. and doesn't grab at all. then, a few second later, brake pedal grabs, and vehicle will stop.*ak
05/01/20000
 Steering shaft connected to steering column was loose. dealership replaced it. also, when consumer was traveling at a high speed anti-lock brakes were not operable, and when he applied brakes vehicle vibrated. *ak
05/14/2000101/01/1999
 The brakes failed at 30mph and i almost hit someone the abs went out on me, and i had no brakes for about 1 minute. the pedal was hard and the truck would not stop. dealer has it now replacing a abs part. *ak
12/01/1998
 While driving down the road applied brakes , and pedal will go right to the floor. had to pump brakes for vehicle to stop. contacted dealer, he can't duplicate the problem. *ak
04/06/2000
 While driving and appying the brakes vehicle will not stop. took vehicle to dealer on the 12th of april, 2000. they replaced master cylinder/booster, and and abs brakes. but, problem still occurs. *ak
04/15/2000
 Brakes constantly went out. while driving consumer would press the brake pedal to slowdown, but automobile would continue to move as if brakes were not pressed at all. after brakes were pressed a couple of times, then automobile would stop. automobile has been taken to the dealer and held for 3 weeks. one day after the consumer picked up the automobile, brakes went out again. this could cause consumer to have a serious accident. *ak
09/10/199911/01/1998
 Brakes get hard, then suddenly give and lock up. several near misses due to increased stopping distance. clunking noise in front end that can be felt in steering wheel. *ak
03/27/2000105/01/1999
 No summary listed for abov evehicle. *ak
12/01/1998
 I am planning on turning this vehicle in on the lemon law. no safety defect listed witin summary. *ak
05/14/20000
 While driving about 30 mph consumer stepped on the brake pedal to stop vehicle, but abs did not respond, loss of braking system. *ak
05/04/19990
 When driving vehicle and coming to a stop hit a bump, and brakes dropped down close to the floor, reducing braking power as it dropped. consumer feels it is unsafe if vehicle won't stop at the distance where consumer is trying to stop. took to dealer, and they said it was normal with those type of brakes. *ak
08/23/199945
 While driving at low speed consumer could step on the brakes, and the brakes will feel hard. but vehicle would not stop, resulting in extended stopping distance. *ak
05/11/1999601/21/1999
 Anti-lock brakes experienced failure on several occasions. one incident during rainy weather brakes locked up, causing collision due to loss of control, no deployment of airbags, resulted in injuries. *yc
01/01/1999
 Rear suspension design permits rear wheels to become airborne when driving over small bumps. this causes momentary loss of control and erratic performance of the anti-lock braking system. i was unable to stop after going over a small bump and nearly hit the vehicle in front of me. *ak
02/19/2000102/01/2000
 Will return vehicle to dealer for repairs. no safety defect listed in the summary. *ak
07/01/199906/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
 Whenever abs brakes are applied vehicle fails to stop right away. brake pedal goes to floor. would have no prior warning. the problem is intermittent. also,vehicle would shake and rattle. took vehicle to dealership & mechanic replaced springs & rear shocks. ordering new front hubs & headliner for brakes. *ak
12/27/199904/01/1999
 Anti-lock failed to engage. all four wheels locked up resulting in loss of steering control and crashed into ditch. the brakes have performed erratically since it was purchased. problems include anti-lock engaging on dry roads at low speeds,mushy pedal, pedal oozing to floor at stop lights,and continually poor stopping ability. problems reported to dealer immediately after purchase and several times after. there very competant staff believe the unit performs like all the others they have seen. *ak
06/05/1999
 While making a sudden stop vehicle would continue to travel. dealer has been contacted, and can't duplicate the problem . please provide further information. *ak
 Total abs brake failure. it will last for a short time. while driving 15mph and approaching a stop sign abs brakes failed. no prior warning. contacted the dealer, and he was not able to help. dealer claimed that this happened usually when the road was bumpy or at a speed bump. but this was not the case with this vehicle. *ak
 When the brakes are applied pedal becomes hard, a popping noise is heard, resulting in extended stopping distance. dealer has inspected vehicle, but has not been able to duplicate the problem. manufacturer has been notified. *ak
07/04/1999
 Foot went to the floor when the brakes were applyed causing failure. vehicle experienced no brakes. contacted & took vehicle to dealer. mechanic could not find problem. *yc
10/18/1999
 While pulling into the mcdonald's parking lot, and applying the brakes, the abs system was working intermittently which caused the consumer to run into a pole. *ak
02/02/19990
 Vehicle drives absolutely terribly. when going over a bump car lost control. consumer stated that the dealer said it was the brakes. dealer has put on 14 different tires. *ak
04/01/1999
 Truck has had excessive vibration and front end shimmy in the sterring - tires were replaced once by dealer and then again personally. anti-lock brakes activate if braking even at slow speeds over bump or pavement ripples. front end seems to lose contact with road easily when going over bump or ripples. *ak( dot number: tire size: p235/75r16 )
 Abs problems: when driving on dry roads and applying the brakes, if there are any type of bumps in the road, the vehicle will not stop. this condition caused driver to crash into the rear of another vehicle. dealer could not correct the problem. *ak
01/20/1999
 Vehicle experincing ongoing problem with brake sysytem. whenever going down a hill and running over a manhole cover, it causes the brake system to release by itself for a second or more (by pushing pedal back upward). consumer would push down on brake pedal before it would engage and stop vehicle. dealer notified and nothing can be found. seeking help from nhtsa in this matter. *ak
03/01/1999
 Due to the rubber bushing coming apart while driving over 45 mph and driving over a bump, the steering mechanism malfunctioned,causing a crash. also problems with the braking system, causing extended stopping distance. dealer cannot determine cause of the problems. please provide further information. *ak
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 While backing out of driveway or driving over bumps and then coming to a stop, brake pedal will go to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. *ak *ml
 In bumper to bumper traffic & using brakes which got hot. vehicle accelerated out of control. front end vibrated. foot on brakes/accelerator pedal at time. moved to side of road. waited 1/2 hour before vehicle was controllable enough to drive. taking vehicle to dealer. *ak
 Intermittently when vehicle is going over rough pavements the abs brakes release . the dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem. *ak
08/22/1999
 Intermittently when the brakes are applied the pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stoping distance. the dealer has repaired the vehicle twice, and problem still exists. *ak
01/01/1999
 When hitting a rough spot on the road at slow speeds, the brakes go out for about 50 to 150 ft. owner has to use emergency brakes to slow down. dealer says the abs is engaging, and owner will have to learn how to adjust. *ak *yc
07/20/1999112/01/1998
 The 1999 chevrolet truck ex silv antilock breaks have been failing at random times since april 1 1999. first at slow speeds and then at high speeds randomly. on 720-1999 my speed was 60 mi hr and the brakes failed when a deer crossed the state highway between graham tx and breckenridge tx. the brakes delayed and i hit the deer dead center of my bumper and grill! the air bags didnot inflate ever!
 When applying the brakes the pedal softens and feels like vehicle will not stop. the happens sporadically. dlr says there is nothing wrong. *ak
1002/01/1999
 My 1999 silverado's anti-lock brakes fail intermittently at slow speeds. the symptoms, occurances and frequency of failures are indentical to the ones general motors reported in a press release dated 7/21/99. several weeks ago, i took my truck to the local chevrolet dealer. the service department stated that they had not received any bulletins from general motors regarding the type of brake failures i described however, the service manager did state that one other man in town reported the same problem in his 1999 silverado which almost caused an accident. please advise how i may resolve this sitiuation with my truck's brakes. thanks!
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 When applying the brakes brake pedal went to the floor and vehicle did not stop. this has happened three times. dealer said it was normal. *ak
01/17/1999310/01/1998
 Date of purchase: 10/14/1998. check engine light appeared first day of pick up. kightlinger motors put new part on the next week. december 28, 1998: took to dealer stating something wrong with front diff. said nothing wrong. 1/17/99: front differential snapped, gear box broke. would not warranty! paid 3700 to fix. next week, knocking noise. took in said nothing wrong. took to different dealer. one bolt holding gear box , front diff. in. 6/21/99 brakes metal to metal. took to kight. said stone caught. took to different dealer, replaced brakes and rotors. front end needs replacing 7/3/99: no brakes-fluid leaks. *ak( dot number: 0000 tire size: 265r7516 )
01/01/199901/01/1999
 The vehicle vibrates at and after 65 mph, the steering wheel shimmies and shakes. have taken to dealer on two seperate dates for repair. was told cause unknown. tires have been rotated and balances 4 time in 6 months. tire dealer blames wheels or other mechanical problems. brake pedal will go to floorboard with slight pressure. have not had to make panic stop. vehicle vibrates under slight pull at low speeds as if pulling heavy load.
02/11/1999
 Ongoing / intermittent problem of brakes feeling like they crunched whenever brake pedal was applied. this condition prevented the vehicle from stoppin vehicle has been inspected, and consume rwas informed that nothing could be found. could nhtsa provide addtional information or help in this matter. *ak
03/15/1999
 On-going / intermittent problem with brake pedal would get hard,whenever brake pedal are applyed; causes the vehicle not to stop properly. dealer notified and informed that they are awear of this problem and nothing could be done at this time. can nhtsa help in this matter or provide addtional infomation concerning this problem.
05/01/1998
 Ongoing intermittent problem with brake pedal locking up, and causing vehicle not to stop. consumer have to step on brake pedal several times to get the pedal to relief itself. vehicle been inspected by dealer shop, but nothing could be found. *ak
 The abs system engages under normal braking conditions. dealer has inspected vehicle. *ak
03/30/1999
 Since the day of delivery consumer noticed a lot of pulsation in the brakes. also, a lug: nut of the front left wheel was cross threaded, and the screw broken. dealership has not repaired vehicle because part is not available. martin cehvrolet----330-373-1600. *ak
04/01/1999302/01/1999
 1st: turning on a sharp bend at ten miles an hour, brakes were applied (lightly) and vehicle began to fishtail. 2nd: vehicle was traveling at approximately 45 mph on a short bend in the road when brakes were applied (lightly) vehicle began to fishtail, steering wheel began to vibrate and car spun out of control. 3rd: first day after accident ,brakes jammed and responded extremely slow. *ak
02/01/1999401/21/1999
 Consumer took vehicle to dealership four times for shaking in the steering wheel and column area, also when applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor. dealer indicates this is a design flaw, no remedy. *ak *ml
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
04/01/20056800006/18/2004
 The abs system will turn on around 5 mph every time i try to stop . it has been getting worse as time goes on .
11/02/2003710001
 Abs module failed without warning. *ak
08/15/2002129500106/08/1999
 The abs control valve and abs control module shorted out causing the abs warning light to illuminate on the instrument panel while driving. water had entered both units, the pins of the control unit and sockets of the module unit were covered with rust, shorting the system, in some manner water entered through the control unit and caused the pins and sockets to rust resulting in premature failure.
08/18/2003274141
 1999 chevrolet silverado/27420 miles/ abs light came on/abs motor continues to run even when engine turned off/ seems like this is a safety issue, and also numerous incidents of this occuring/ is something going to be done to force chevrolet to have a recall?*ak
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 Consuemr states when coming to a stop abs light comes on. brake pedal may get hard , and consumer has to pump the brake to get the pedal back up. *ak
02/20/20031
 The abs light illuminated, which caused loss of braking ability.*jb
12/08/2002519761
 At 51,346 miles the abs motor stopped working, which caused the abs light to remain on. the abs motor would remain running, after the was turned off. the dealer had been notified, and vehicle was not covered under a recall. ph the consumer requested a full reimbursement. scc *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
12/23/2006152485110/31/2006
 Defective ebcm . *nm
05/02/200644000111/01/2004
 Antilock brake ebcm defective. *nm
01/01/19011
 1999 silverado anti lock and brake indicator dash lights are coming on all the time. *ts the consumer was told the anti-lock brake module needed to be replaced. the consumers vehicle was included in the recall, however after the recall was performed, the lights illuminated every time the vehicle was in motion. the consumer was told the problems were not related and the manufacturer was not willing to replace the module free of charge. *jb
12/16/200452000112/01/2001
 Anti-lock module unit drained battery, was to expensive to replace so it was disconnected, after researching that it was not to be a safety recall by manufacturer. resulted in brakes being locked up when attempting a curve and vehicle rolling over. *jb
12/05/200560012111/05/1998
 Recall # 05068 for my 1999 chevrolet truck was not done by dealer. *nm
06/22/20055700010010/26/1999
 Abs control module faliure, taken to dealer, said $1,200 to fix. i see alot of people are having the same problem. gm should address this issue. this causes and extremely dangerous situation in heavy, slow moving traffic. the truck will not stop. how many injuries, or worse yet, deaths must occur before gm address's this very dangerous situation?? *nm
10/01/200579000103/27/2004
 The problem occurred suddenly when i noticed a constant humming noise coming from under the driver's side door. i also noticed the abs and brake lights were on. i called craig smith auto group, a chevy dealership. the tech that inspected my truck said there was a problem with the abs module & motor and both needed replaced. he quoted me a price of $2856.00 for the repair. i asked if it would be covered under my extended warranty & he said it was not covered. so as a temporary fix so the battery would not go dead, he pulled the abs fuse. still as of today, the part has not been replaced because of the high cost. i also did research online & found many complaints with the same issue happening. *jb
01/29/200652200110/18/2005
 I was driving home and abs light came on. when i got home the motor on the abs was still running. i had to pull the fuse to get it to stop. i found a lot of people on the web that had the same problem. i think gm should recall the vehicles and fix them right.*ak
08/14/2003543651
 1999 silverado abs sensors were replaced due to failure. *ts the consumer had replaced one sensor prior to learning of the recall because of extended stopping distance. the consumer vehicle is not included in the abs sensor recall 05v-379 because he lives wisconsin. *nm
01/02/2006106/06/1999
 1999 chevy silverado electronic brake control module has a defect that involves a relay inside the ebcm that sticks and will eventually cause it to stop working. *ts the consumer stated a technical service bulletin had been issued and what was recommended for fixing the problem, however the consumer had the work and it didn't correct the problem. in doing some research it was discovered that the problem for the abs failure is with the ebcm itself. the consumer stated the only way to fix the problem was is to replace the ebcm, but the dealership have been instructed not to replace it. *jb
01/02/2006280701
 Abs module failed after only 28,000 on my 1999 silverodo. replaced at a cost of $1069 to me. *nm
12/13/2005405102
 The abs light came on and did not go off. when i turned off vehicle at two different locations, there was something still running. i immediately took it to my mechanic who advised system had to be replaced or battery would run down and there was a likely possibilty of an accident occuring as brakes would not be operating properly. this vehicle only had 40,000 miles on it and regular maintenance has been maintained. this was a major expense ($1078.35) plus a car rental was required as this is my only means of transportation. *nm
12/08/2005108000107/01/1999
 I woke up to a dead battery yesterday on my 1999 z71 silverado. i jumped the vehicle and drove to the local auto parts store to replace the battery since it was the original and i did not want to get stranded in 0 degree weather. in route, my abs light came on and a loud motor sound came from under the vehicle. this noise did not cease once i turned the vehicle off. i replaced the battery & drove to my dealer. he opened the hood and pulled the abs fuse and said you can fix it this way or the expensive way for $1500. i plan on keeping the vehicle for a couple more years and drive three small children in this vehicle so safety is of my utmost concern. the dealer replaced the ecbm for over $1100. there are many complaints on this site as well as numerous other forums. this is not an isolated problem. gm needs to do the right thing and issue at least a recall to inspect these units as they are in an area on the vehicle that is subject to road debris & corrosion. and ultimately reimburse any silverado owners for expenses incurred to replace this unit. how many complaints does it take to get an action out of chevrolet? hopefully they respond before someone gets hurt. *jb
11/15/200599000100001/15/1999
 My 1999 chevrolet silverado pickup truck has the known problem with the anti-lock brake system going into a pulsating mode when stopping at low speeds. this is a significant saftey hazard, and the truck is unsafe to drive. my chevrolet dealer refuses to fix this defect because the truck is not under warranty, and the recall for this problem does not include minnesota, which is the state with the most salt used on highways of any state i have ever lived in. *nm
11/18/200518000112/01/1998
 Gm's safety recall 05068 - front wheel speed sensor corrosion failed to correct the low speed abs activation problem on my 1999 chevrolet silverado truck. the gm dealer followed the gm recall bulletin instructions, and even replaced both front wheel speed sensors. after the work was complete, there was no change to the problem where the abs activates every time i apply the brakes and the vehicle is about to come to a stop. the gm dealer said there was nothing more they were approved to do on the vehicle beyond what they had already done. *nm
11/26/200566500104/01/1999
 Abs module has failed at 66,500 miles. the abs module stays running with the engine turned off. the power cable has to be unplugged at the abs module under the driver side door to turn it off. i have discovered that this is a common problem by browsing the internet. also, this part is heavily stocked by parts distributors because of this common failure. it has not been fixed yet but will cost over $900 to replace this abs module. *nm
11/23/2005354001
 Within 3 weeks of having the recall on the front wheel sensors completed, the ecbm on the abs system failed requiring its replacement. the abs pump ran constantly after this failure and would have run the battery down or runied the pump had i not know to pull the 60a abs fuse. the pump is not rated for contiuous duty. *nm
09/07/200544200103/01/1999
 Dt: the consumer complained about an abs brake problem. the problem first started on september 7, 2005. nhtsa recall 05v379000 concerning the abs sensor was issued. the consumer had contacted the manufacturer multiple times. the manufacturer told the consumer to take vehicle to a dealership to have the vehicle inspected. the dealership inspected the vehicle and said that the abs module was bad, not the sensors. the abs light stayed on even when the vehicle was turned off. the consumer was concerned that the problem could cause an accident. he felt that the problem was the same problem as mentioned in the recall, but just a different cause. *ak (11/08/05) the abs module shorted, which caused it to run and be activated at all times. *sc
05/17/200548000109/10/1999
 Abs pump began to run and continued even after the engine was shut off. it continued until i pulled the fuse, now the abs light and the brake light are lit all the time. repair was quoted around $1000 range. seems like a faulty fet transistor should be a warranty repair, or at least affordable. in the mean time i have a safety issue with a brake light that is always on and not a reliable indicator of the worthiness of my standard brake system.*jb
09/17/200573800108/09/2005
 Went to leave for work this morning only to find that my abs light had come on and that my abs pump was running continuously, upon hearing this all i knew to do is to pull the fuse under the hood to stop it. once at work i find that this is a major problem with a lot of chevy trucks and that gm was not planning on doing something about it? this is an outrage, why wouldn't they own up to the mistake of the abs module failing? this would be considered in my eye a serious matter. what if this had happened to me driving down the road and had to hit the brakes to avoid a crash or worse a child crossing the road? abs would have failed!!! gm really needs to own up to this, from all the posts i have seen on the net from thousands of truck owners are they even listening? *jb
02/13/2004110500103/01/2000
 One and 1/2 years ago on february 13, 2004, the abs system sounded an alarm, and i removed the 60 amp fuse that controls the abs system. when i returned home, i made contact with ressler's chevrolet of mandan, nd, and they indicated to me it was the control module, and it would cost over $800 to repair. i still had brakes, and they continue to work to this day. the abs system remains off although my brake light and abs light are both on. at this cost i was not about to repair such a costly item on my own. i feel there should be a recall on this item, because it is a mandated safety product. at this time i have over 124k miles on my 99 silverado. i am aware of a recall on a wheel sensor corrosion problem on this type of vehicle, but that it would not apply to a vehicle in north dakota. to me this makes absolutely no sense, because i do travel out of the state, and there is a lot of salt used the streets of bismarck nd. *nm
09/02/200552852112/12/1998
 99 chevrolet pu 3/4 ton 52,000 miles abs went out at approximately 50,000 miles recall was made for repair but was stopped at the missouri/illinois state line. repair of abs was $1168.72. complained to gm who agreed abs is a problem but agreed after review to possibly pay half. *nm *nm
01/01/200325000104/01/1999
 I have a 1999 silverado extended cab truck. starting about three years ago i noticed that the anti-lock brakes would engage when driving at slow speeds and going over a bump...with my foot on the brake pedal. when this occurs, it seems as if i have no stopping power at all. i have not had an accident, but i have certainly come close. because of this, i am very careful when applying brakes in a bumpy area. as you can see, i live in south carolina. however i am from wisconsin and have made monthly trips over the last three years, lasting 7-14 days, due to the illness of my mother. my truck has been subjected to salt covered roads on many occasions. i understand that the recall gm has agreed to only affects northern states. it is my hope that you will re-think this recall and take into consideration that people do travel with their vehicles. by the way, we do use salt in south carolina as well. *nm
04/20/200557123104/19/2005
 Abs module failure. *nm
07/15/200549000101/26/1999
 At 49000 miles abs control module would not shut off requiring replacement.
04/02/200560000100
 When brakes are applied at low speed the abs pulsates,and brakes must be applied in full brake lock to stop vehicle.
06/23/20053002508/09/1999
 I bought this truck in ohio for my wife cheryl, she reported that the abs brake would simply not work on accasion and the pedal would go straight to the floor .we took the vehicle in to the dealer but he could not find the problem . at lows speeds i was able to reproduce the problem. dealers down here say the sensor is bad. we pulled the fuse to disable the brakes when the vehicle was new becuase a delphi engineer told me that would at least keep the brakes working . i have 58000 miles on my truck and we have replaced the calipers the rotors and even some of the brake lines have rusted rupturing and causing a loss of brakes. the power steering hose line rusted at the cooler radiator. . yesterday the chevy dealer in gainseville called me to the shop to see how the frame is being eaten away , i believe the vehicle either wasn't proberly prepared when built or the protective paints and coating were deffective. the records at jim douglas chevolet evidence the expenses we have incuured to keep the truck operational. the abs module and the loss of break lines seem to relflect extemely poor metal coorosion resistance , even both my tailgate cable rusted and broke .each time i have taken in to the chevy dealer for repair they are amazed at the corrosion problems. even the tire jack in the passenger compartment was rusted and it was never used. the screws inside the center console were rusted. i spent between 2500.00 and 3000.00 in just the brake problem and that is without trying to fix the defective sensor module. i assure absent a forced recall i suspect gm will not fix this problem. gm conumer relatios suggested i get a recall number and maybe they could be of further assistance. thus i am send you my complaint. sincerely david and cheryl king . our vin is 1gcek19t2xz211614 our model is ck15753 the car was assembled at fort wayne. june 6,1999. note i selected 25 failures as an estimated of failed componets in the unrecarrage including the brakes and the abs module.
06/02/2005117800101/20/1999
 Abs failure in my 1999 chevrolet silverado, abs motor runs constantly weather truck is running or not. pulled 60amp fuse to stop motor, so now this vehicle has no antilock brakes
05/19/2005101/01/1999
 Dt consumer stated when the vehicle was turned off the abs motor pump continued to run, which caused the battery to run down. the abs has been disconnected. the local service dealer states the abs sensor needed to be replaced. *jb
07/01/20045500010002/01/2002
 Abs system engages at low speeds, creating long stopping distances. had several close calls. pulled fuse out to override abs.
10/01/200463000
 Abs motor runs constantly with or without truck running or key in ignition.
10/02/20014000005/29/1999
 Started my truck one day after shopping and a loud humming or buzzing noise was coming from under driver side of the truck. had to disconnect the power from the abs module because it would sit there an run with the truck turned off. took truck to the dealer and they said that the modiule was bad and need to be replaced. i had 40,000 miles and was out of warranty. was told that it would cost $1000 to be replaced and that they have had many of these trucks come in with the same problem. they said it is so common that they think if i fixed it that it probably wiould happen again and the part would be only warrantied for one year. gm has produced a faultly part obiviously and should fix it. now i have a $30.000 truck that has no anti lock brakes and a abs light and a emergency light on my dash that will not go off until the part is fixed.
04/12/200547250505/03/1999
 My 1999 chevrolet silverado antilock braking system is not operating correctly. when nearing a stopping point the antilock system engages and excessive braking distance results. there have been numerous near misses and once ran into an intersection nearly hitting other traffic. this is not acceptable performance for a machine with only 48,000 miles as no changes or services have been made to the vehicle in the brake component area. i have not performed the service as this was a recent incident and have learned about a possibility of a recall.
02/23/20058300005/20/1999
 (1)parked 1999 silverado for 3 days. (2)when started upon return, abs module would not shut down. (3)dealership replaced part (old part not available) cause was due to corrosion.
05/10/20014900004/10/1999
 Gm 1999 silverado anit lock brake unit would not shut off even when truck was shut off. i tried to disconnect battery and burned fingers. to correct the failure pulled the fuse, but brakes do not stop good i have to press real hard to stop. the problem with the abs brake is that the pump motor is producing voltage spikes and the amplifier shorts and won't shut off drawing high current and anti lock brake failure and over heating of battery terminals causing burns when touched. this was so hot that the post came out of the battery. to correct the problem gm needs to change the amplifier to original failed 75 amp pump motor power amplifier with a double duty rated 104 amp (360 amp surge) device. add a 600 watt high speed voltage suppressor to protect the ebcm and the new amplifier set from voltage spikes created by the pump motor and jump starts. i have not had this fixed on my truck because i have been waiting for a recall. when are you going to make them fix this. you have many listing of this failure on your site. listed as brake lights on, abs etc. ebay now has people who fix these modules one has over 400 satisfied customers. i this this may effect million of trucks. incident date i would have to check for actual date.
04/15/200541887103/24/2005
 I purchased a 1999 chevrolet silverado extended cab one month ago used from a local dealer. as i have read on numerous web sites and forums many thousands of people encountered the same problem as i have, abs electronic brake control module failure. i drove home ,parked the truck in the driveway, and the next morning started it up, and the abs pump stayed engaged. as to not cause damage to the system i removed the abs system 60 amp fuse, totally disabling it , and will not drive the truck until i get new part. many can't afford to pay for the expensive replacement cost of a part that obviously failed prematurely, and have chosen the cheaper route by removing a 50 cent fuse that totally disabled the abs system, as not to cause further damage to the abs system or the rest of the vehicle others have paid out of pocket for the repairs and/or replacement of parts. meanwhile all of these vehicles are still used daily on our city streets and highways without the proper vacationing equipment that the manufacturer installed and intended to be used as advertised as a safety feature. through conversations with other mechanics, as i am one myself proudly serving in the military for 17 years, dealers and manufacturer knew about the failure, and admitted that a problem existed. yet nothing was done whether voluntary or mandatory. to fix the problem. i will fix the problem that i have with my abs system because i could not live with myself, knowing that through my failed actions i may cause injury or death to innocent people. let me conclude with a saying we have in the military, service before self. thank you for your time.*ak
01/01/200166934609/12/1999
 Parking brake has never been effective to hold vehicle, at 66000 miles the rear axle pinion bearings wore out. at 68 k000miles the abs controller stopped working/ fuse had to be pulled to stop motor. [should there have been a recall on this part as a lot of silverados have the same problem] 73000 miles front axle housing split in two halves literally/ had to remove axle. 50000 miles battery corroded and leaked at positive terminal tailgate straps broke, luckily one first.*ak
02/05/20051
 While applying the brake pedal, the abs light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. vehicle failed to stop completely. vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. *ak
02/22/2005110000202/19/2005
 Chronic abs system failure. should be recalled. see link: http://www.carsurvey.org/viewmorecomments_review_30093_1.html how can gm get away with selling trucks with obviously faulty abs systems?*ak
02/01/20051
 While applying the brakes vehicle failed to stop completely, and skidded. vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the abs control module needed to be replaced. *ak
11/21/2004670001
 When braking at any speed consumer would hear a noise coming from the front end. then ,the abs warning light would illuminate. dealership informed the consumer of the abs pump failure. the problem had not been resolved. *ak
11/15/2004560001
 The brakes locked when being applied. dealer stated that abs module was defective. the abs light was still on. vehicle was not repaired. *ak
04/01/20031
 Abs light and brake light stay lit in on my 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500 (vin 2gcec19v9x1142136). i brought the vehicle to a chevrolet dealer to have it serviced. the dealer told me it was the abs motor is misaligned and is burnt out and would cost in excess of $1,000 to fix. also, that he has seen this problem a lot. for a quick fix he told me i can remove the fuse to the abs. he told me he could not do it because it was a safety issue. i had no choice since i did not have the money to fix it. but recently i notice there was a recall on the 2000 models (nhtsa campaign id#: 00v055000). since the 1999 model was release toward the end of 1999 and uses the same part as the 2000 model, it only seems logical the recall should extend also for the 1999 models. i brought this point up to the dealer, but they said they are very specific to servicing vehicle recalls and my vehicle did not qualify. i fear if this problem is not recalled, many trucks with this faulty braking system is a serious safety concern. i have had this problem for about 1 year. please help. thank you. ali mohamed alioshman@hotmail.com.*ak
10/05/200464287202/01/1999
 While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor. abs braking light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. the driver took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed determined that the abs module unit needed to be replaced. *ak the consumer stated that the brake surge seems to be from the front. *tc
07/22/200465952103/13/1999
 While driving my 1999 silverado to work i had to stomp on the brakes to try to avoid hitting a deer. at that moment the abs controller failed and subsequently i collided with the deer. i also have checked various forums on the subject and have found that there have been far too many abs failures on the 1999 chevy silverados. gm should be held accountable.*ak
02/03/200465000109/01/2000
 The abs brakes were used for the first time this past winter since i have owned the truck. after they came on, the pump never shut off even after i shut the truck off at work. i had to pull the abs fuse in order for the hydraulic pump to shut down. two chevrolet dealers have told me that i need a new computer component (module) and pump that is only sold together. the cost for parts and labor will be over $1,000. as of now, the abs light and parking brake light are on and i do not have the funds to fix this.
08/06/20041
 Adding one more failure of the abs system to the long list of unhappy gm truck owners. abs failed as described in other complaints and cost to repair is $1000. *ak
07/31/200440400104/13/2000
 Vehicle w/ 40,400 miles. abs warning light on vehicle comes on as start vehicle. abs motor/module under driver's side of cab continues to run after ignition turned off. unit is hot to touch. no abs if unit disconnected to seek repair.*ak
06/18/200337500101/23/2003
 While i was 1100 miles away from home on vacation there was a humming noise from underneath my vehicle. after returning home it was taken to a local garage and i was told from there head mechanic that it was a shorted out control module for the abs motor. the mechanic did not even look under the vehicle because he said he was well aware of this product failing due to all of the other 1999 chevy silverado's that had the same problems. the local mechanic pulled the fuse out and that stopped the motor from running. *la after that, i called the dealer that i bought the certified vehicle from and they told me that it would cost me a fee to have them look at it, i told them that i had a certified mechanic already look at and they informed me that they needed to have a g.m. mechanic look at it before they could do anything for me. so after paying $60 for them to tell what i already knew. they told me that i would have to pay $1200 to $1400 for the new part and labor. i am still driving it today without the abs this i strongly feel this is a safety issue, for one the abs light is always lit along with the brake light. so there would be no way of telling if there is more wrong with the breaks if something else would break on them. also, isn't abs suppose to be a safety device compared to the mechanical breaks of the 80's. g.m. needs to be responsible for this > recall in order! *la
04/20/200341000104/30/1999
 Noticed a loud buzzing sound coming from near the frame under the driver's side door. buzzing present with key on and off. visual inspection indicated that it probably had something to do with the abs. pulled the abs fuse, and buzzing stopped. further research revealed that the ebcm went bad, and must be replaced at a cost of nearly $1000. also, seems to be a very frequent issue with 1999 and 2000 chevy trucks.*ak
08/30/200147016110/15/1999
 Anti-lock brake pump developed internal short. vehicle only had about 47,000 miles on it. chevrolet dealer quoted $1000 to replace pump. called 1 800 complaint number. they called dealer and worked the price down to $400. still too much for me to pay for a defective part that should have been replaced for nothing.*ak
06/05/200363000107/20/2002
 The anti-lock brake motor and module go out around 50,000 miles. i know of at least 5 1999 chevrolet silverado's that this has happened to in roswell alone. the anti-lock motor will constantly run until you pull the fuse on the system. once the fuse is pulled you have no anti-lock brakes and the anti-lock and brake light stay on in the dash. to me this sounds like it could cause some accidents. but i have not heard of it causing any. *jb
06/01/2004555421
 At 55000 miles the abs light came on. the abs motor continued to run even when engine was turned off. this has occured on numerous occassion and appears to be a safety issue. nhtsa had lots of complaints on this issued. is something going to be done to force chevrolet to have a recall. *ak *nm
05/01/200479800105/02/1999
 During normal operation, the abs electronic control unit catastrophicallly failed leading to a battery to abs hydraulic pump motor short circuit. the pump motor coninuously ran even with the ignition off unitll the abs fuse was removed. a new control unit was required to restore the system to operation. this unit cost $877. apparantly the same problem was part of a 2000 model year recall, but did not include 1999 year vehicles. i have found two other 1999 vehicles that experienced the exact same failure. i have the old module which i can make availible for testing.*ak
04/24/200451230102/12/1999
 Erratic abs operation. burning smell from under truck from abs motor.i wear hearing aids & was not aware motor was running & getting hot.*ak
1
 Abs malfunctioned at 45k miles. *ph the consumer did some research on the vehicle and discovered there was a recurring problem with the electronic control unit for the abs valve shortening out which caused the abs pump to continuously run. *jb
01/01/1973110/20/2003
 Ecbm switch to activate the abs pump has fused shut running the pump continuously. pulled fuse to save pump. abs warning light and brake warning light on dash illuminated removing any warning of further brake failure. truck still drives and is no more dangerous than a truck without abs, but failure should not occur on relatively new truck and should not occur so often. finally, gm should reconsider how much it costs to fix this. www.circuitsolutions.info will fix it for about $150 if you remove the module yourself and mail it to them. at $60/hour you would get over nine hours of labor from your local garage before you would exceed what gm wants just for the part.*ak
02/22/200454000105/28/2002
 1999 chevrolet silverado had catastrophic anti-lock brake failure. antilock breaks are now totally inoperable. this is caused by a poorly designed control module, and could potentially cause an accident. the same vehicle has a fuel gauge problem in which the fuel gauge works only intermittantly, and is rarly accurate when it does work. how am i supposed to feel safe when driving this vehicle? how can i in good conscience let my wife drive this vehicle, and feel that she is safe? how could gm not recall, and fix these problems?? please answer my questions!! *ak
02/23/200473000103/23/2000
 While driving the abs light appeared on the dashboard and remained on until the vehicle was turned off. consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the abs module need to be replaced due to worn out parts. *ak *mr
01/19/200457000101/15/1999
 Abs electronic brake control module failed--just like all the rest, started truck, heard pump noise from under cab, pulled fuse, almost $1000 to fix on a truck with 57,000 miles on it. general motors needs to make this right with everyone. i'll be buying a ford or toyota next time around.
01/03/200445480102/14/2000
 I own a 1999 chevrolet silverado 1500 pickup truck with 45480 mileage. on 1/3/04 i noticed a motor noise coming from beneath the drivers door with the ignition turned off. i also noticed the abs warning light was on. to prevent the battery from draining i immediately drove my truck to just brakes. the mechanic informed me the abs module unit has a short. i immediately took my truck to mac haik chevy, katy freeway, houston, texas on a saturday and was told i would need to bring my truck back on monday and there was no recall notice on the abs unit. since i was afraid of damage to my battery and brake system i immediately took my truck back to just brakes to have the problem with the abs system fixed. the abs module was replaced which cost me $ 1,165.00. the mechanic told me there has been many complaints made of chevy silverado pickups with malfunctioned abs module units. i have checked the internet and was amazed by the thousands of complaints regarding chevy pickup truck abs module unit failures and replacements. i do not understand why chevrolet has failed to make such an issue as a recall. with the number of complaints i would think a government organization would force chevrolet to make a recall and reimburse owners who have become victims to chevrolet's deaf ears. *la
43000102/10/1999
 The vehicle's abs module malfunctioned. the brakes worked but the abs was defective. *ak *nm
05/04/20035326806/26/2001
 I own a 1999 chevrolet silverado extended cab 4wd pickup. the antilock brake system electronic control module (ebcm) locked on and would not turn off even with the ignition turned off. when i contacted a chevrolet dealer, i was told to remove the 60 amp fuse in the electric control center under the hood, and that will turn the abs module off so as to not drain the battery. i was also told that this is a common problem with this year and model truck and as of now gm will not replace it free of charge. i was told that the cost to replace the module was at least $1,000 and many replaced modules go bad also, but that i could still drive my truck without the abs system and i would have standard braking, the abs and brake light would just remain illuminated on the dash panel. i searched the web using google and found more of the same complaint then i could count. after going on the nhtsa web site i found about 100 complaints of the same problem that i have. i also checked the nhtsa recall list and found a safety recall (nhtsa recall no. 00v055/gm recall no. 00013) on 10,600 2000 chevrolet silverado, s10, and serra trucks for a defective antilock brake system motor that may become non-functional and cause the dynamic rear proprotioning (drp) system, which optimizes front to rear brake balance, to become inoperative, increasing the likelihood of a crash. now after checking in a repair manual and with an independent mechanic i discovered that the same thing will happen on my truck without the abs module activated, and gm dealers are telling people with this problem that it is an acceptable practice to drive the truck with the abs deactivated. are 1999 chevrolet truck owners more expendable then 2000 gm truck owners? i would think that there are probably as many 1999 gm trucks out on the roads as 2000 trucks, and i wonder how many have the abs system disabled. i feel the nhtsa needs to look into this unsafe condition.
11/24/200324760112/18/1998
 1999 chevrolet silverado z71, 5.3l v8, 24,750 miles when incident occurred. while pulling out of my garage, the abs light on the dashboard came on and the electronic brake control module (ebcm) ran continuously, even with the ignition key off, and removed. as advised by dealer, i pulled the 60a fuse and the ebcm stopped running. i brought truck in to dealer and was advised that the ebcm module would need replacement at a cost of $1,039.68 ($807. for the part, $232.06 labor). from internet research, i discovered this was a very common problem with this year/model truck. also discovered that many people are driving the vehicle with the abs brakes disabled (ebcm 60a fuse pulled) because of the high repair cost. i fell this is a major safety hazard because the dashboard indicator lights, abs and brakes are both illuminated all the time once the ebcm module is disabled. this negates the ability to determine if a brake failure may be imminent because the indicator lights are always on. i also feel that if a person were to pull the fuses to these warning lights so they no longer illuminate, as well as disable (pull the 60a fuse) the ebcm module, and subsequently trade the vehicle in (to avoid the expensive repair), the dealer may not discover this fact and could resell the truck with the customer assuming he/she has antilock brakes when in fact they don't. this could result in a severe accident because handling a skid with abs is different that handling a skid without abs. in addition, in this scenario, if the primary brake system were to fail, there would be no indication from the dashboard warning lights, maybe resulting in death or injury from an accident. *la
08/18/200348500103/05/2003
 The electronic brake control module failed on my 1999 silverado 4x4 ext. cab. the vehicle only had 48,500 miles when the part failed. i would think gm should recall the part being it is part of a critical piece of the braking system. to replace the part would cost nearly $1000.00. *la
620001
 While driving the abs warning light illuminated on the dashboard. a defective abs module caused this to occur. the dealership replaced the module. *ak
10/27/20031
 Upon starting vehicle abs indicator stayed on. there was problem with abs motor running while driving or when vehicle was shut off. *ak
10/18/200331000112/23/1998
 Consumer heard a noise from underneath the vehicle, and the abs warning light illuminated upon the dashboard once vehicle was parked and turned off. the noise occurred because the abs motor was still running which was due to abs control relay module failure per dealership. *ak *jb *nlm
10/22/200160000112/28/2002
 Abs control module. *la
10/17/200354600103/16/1999
 Abs motor continues to run after ignition is turned off. took to dealer who replaced the module, for a fee of course. now brakes are very spongy. needless to say, dealer still has the truck to try and determine the problem. saw a web-site where several other owners have had the same problem. *la
10/10/200382200109/22/1999
 Electronic brake control module failure. abs pump runs continuously as long as the battery is connected and the abs fuse is in place. at this time i have had to disable the abs system to prevent the pump from burning out. replacement cost quoted by chevrolet for this failure is $1000. from discourse on the internet this is a very common failure, and therefore should be considered a design flaw. *la
10/03/2003636861
 While driving, the consumer heard a humming sound coming from under the hood. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the consumer was informed that the abs module pump was malfunctioning. the vehicle was repaired at that shop. *ak the abs motor pump wouldn't stop running. the consumer had to unhook the pump to keep the battery from running down . *ph *jb
500001
 Abs failure. abs pump continued to operate although the vehicle was turned off. consumer was unable to restart vehicle as a result.*ak
08/01/20037600004/01/2002
 Abs system activates at approximately 6 mph at every stop.
09/11/200348625110/01/2002
 Abs motor continues to run after vehicle is shut off. *ak many consumer have elected to have the motor disconnected due to the high cost of repair. *ph *nlm
09/18/200351785106/17/2000
 Abs fault indication. abs motor runs continuously even with ignition off. fuse removal or battery disconnect required to correct abs motor runaway. *jb
09/11/200337045112/01/1998
 Consumer called complaining about having problems with the abs module. the vehicle was diagnosed and the consumer was told that it needs to be replaced. *ph a new abs module was installed after a 2 day wait for the parts to arrive. *nm
09/04/200332964106/06/1999
 Abs control module failed @ 32,964 miles, causing the abs pump to continually run even when vehicle is turned off. *jb
08/17/200331800112/03/1998
 Abs kicks (sound and feel in the brake pedal) in at very low speed (as i came trying to come to a stop) and i loss all braking capability no matter how hard i press the brake pedal. the first time this happened, it caused an accident (hit the vehicle in front of me). i learned that by pumping the brake pedal very fast when this happens, i can regain brake control. this problem is very repeatable.*ak i finally had to pull the abs fuse to disable it. i have already had the abs control modeule replaced once.
09/02/200330000103/05/2001
 Brakes abs module 1999 chevrolet silverado 30,000 miles abs brake module continuously running even with engine shut off. had to pull 60 amp abs fuse. i see there are 68 of these identical problems out just on this site for this. is gm doing anything on this?this should be a saftey related issue that cannot just be ignored. *ak
80000112/04/1998
 The abs motor continued to run when the engine was turned off. the abs motor fuse had to be pulled to disengage the motor. *ak the cause was a malfunctioned microprocessor *jb
07/14/200359000104/01/1999
 Dealer states that the abs decoder motor failed. quoted $700 to repair. abs light remains on and a humming noise from under the truck when it is shut off. had to pull abs fuse to stop the humming noise, but now truck does not have abs brakes functional. after doing a simple search on the internet, i have found hundreds of cases of consumers paying $1000 to repair this problem and many more driving the vehicle with the fuse out either unable or unwilling to pay the repair bill. this is a factory defect which should result in a factory recall.*ak
08/19/2003390001
 Abs motor runs constantly. dealer wants $700-$800 to replace module. found electrical components to be defective and not sufficiently rated for this unit as manufactured by gm. replacement parts up to required ratings cost only about $40. gm will not replace components.*ak
08/02/200335000110/09/2000
 Abs controller failure, motor running with ignition off. *ak
08/01/200364000107/14/1999
 Abs system failed. warning light is on contantly and sound of motor running under the vehicle. had to pull 60 amp abs fuse under hood to keep from draining battery.*ak
04/28/2003693001
 Electronic control module for the abs system failed. dealer notified. *ak gm repaired the unit at 50% of the estimated cost. the consumer felt the component should be recalled because of the failure rate on the 1999 chevrolet silverado. *scc *nlm
06/06/2001486571
 Abs module continues to run when key is shut off and eventually kills battery.i have come across several situations where abs would have helped skidding;sliding on snowy roads. i have been driving my truck for quite sometime without the peace of mind that abs could give people just waiting for that situation where someone gets seriously injured in my truck if they borrow it and drive it not knowing the abs is not working!!! i don't think to tell them because its been so long since it has worked.i can' t afford to pay for the repair, but i believe gm should at the very least acknowledge the problem to the current vehicle owners and offer some kind of full or even partial compensation for this potential safety issue.*ak
05/20/200319500102/19/1999
 Electronic brake control module failure in 1999 chevrolet silverado. milage at time of failure around 19500. chevrolet refuses any help with this problem.vin#1gcek14v0xz142544 i contacted chevrolet directly with this problem.*ak this seems to be a safety issue that chevrolet will not address.
07/08/200354200111/04/1998
 The ebcm of the abs has internal short, causing the anti-lock braking system to stop working. this occurred at 54200 miles. the service writer for thornton chevrolet lithia springs, ga. stated this was a problem with the 1999 chevrolet silverado. the estimate to replace the ebcm was $1000. the abs will not work with out the ebcm. this is a major problem with the 1999 silverado and should be recalled and repaired at gmc expense.*ak
1
 Consumer states abs module failed due to defective electrical wires. dealer hads been contacted. *ak
420001
 Abs warning light came on and stayed on. vehicle's motor continued to run with keys out of the ignition, and turned off. driver had to remove fuse to disengage the motor. dealership replaced the abs module.*ak
11/11/2002110000112/31/1998
 Abs module failure on a 99 silverado 4wd. this failed before the first brake job. when the module fails the motor runs until the battery is dead. replacement of the module is a ridiculous $1000 for 15 mins worth of work. this should be warranted on time not mileage. *nlm
06/24/200349400103/15/2002
 The abs module has just gone out on my 1999 chevrolet silverado (with 49k miles). according to research that i have done on the internet i have learned that this is a very widespread problem. all you need to do is do a search on yahoo with the terms chevrolet silverado abs module and a huge amount of responses come up. gm is charging between $1000 and $1500 to fix the problem. since this is such an expensive repair, to solve this problem what most people are doing to solve this problem is pulling the fuse on the abs system. this means that they have no anti-lock brakes and the brake light is constantly on. therefore there is no way to tell if there is an additional problem with the brakes. i feel that this is a serious safety concern and gm should be forced to address this problem. *jb
110000101/08/1999
 The abs motor was constantly running, even when the abs was not in use. *ak *scc *jb
06/11/2001366681
 The anti-lock brake control valve malfunctioned at low speed when the brakes were applied on a rough surface road. the control valve has been replaced by the dealership. my concern is this seems to be a very common issue with the 1999 year model silverado chevrolet pickups. this valve is very expensive and i hope this is not going to happen again but if it does i don't feel this is fair to the owners of these vehicles. i see there has been 47 complaints logged to date and i know of at least one other that has not logged a complaint. the fix is either replace the valve or disconnect the system so the anti lock system does not work. i feel we ( the public ) pay enough for these vehicles that we are entitled the features we pay for. *nlm
06/16/20038413110/17/2001
 After turning off the engine i noticed a noise coming from under the truck. i took it to a local dealer and was told the abs control module was no good. the mechanic pulled the fuse which shut the motor down. he indicated they have had several vehicles with the same problem but chevrolet wouldn't authorize the repair when out of warranty. he said the part itself would cost $800. seems to me any problem with a brake component should be considered a hazard and a recall should be issued on these vehicles. *nlm
06/07/200359000103/25/2002
 Anti-lock brake control module failure. my truck has brakes now but no anti-lock because fuse was pulled to keep battery from running down due to control module humming. *jb
05/26/200339480102/06/2003
 The abs control module on the 1999 chevrolet silverado has been going bad prematurely. a great number of these trucks are having this unit's motor run continuosly, causing the owners to remove the abs 60 amp fuse to stop the loud humming sound from under the driver's seat. these modules are going out just after the 36,000 mile warranty expires.the cost to replace this unit is extremely high. many owners refuse to spend this much money on a part that should last much longer than that, causing them to keep the fuse out. by doing this, it makes the brake warning lights to stay on all the time. if another problem in the brake system would develop, the driver would have no prior warning something is wrong. that may be a real serious hazard in the years to come. no warning-no brakes! gm has known the problem exists, and since improved the later model silverados. at least they could re-wire a new brake light for those who choose not to have the abs feature on their vehicle. must have an hydraulic brake warning of some kind to avoid serious accidents! approx. cost of repair is close to $1,000. too much for the average working class american! should be recalled by gmc before the accidents start piling up.*ak
01/23/20035900010/20/2001
 The anti-lock control unit hums and had to be disconnected. i was told by chevrolet that would cost $700 to $800 to fix. i have since spoken to other chevrolet owners who have the same problem. this is on a 1999 chevrolet ext cab silverado pickup
05/16/20035640012/16/2002
 Abs control module continued to run after turning off the ignition. i pulled the 60 amp fuse. 1999 chevrolet extended cab z71 only has 56,400 miles at time of occurrence. *nlm
05/04/200332000102/05/1999
 Abs module kept running at all times, even with ignition off. dealer did diagnostic and determined abs module failed and needs to be replaced at a ridiculous cost of $1000. warranty is expired. *jb
05/20/20036400002/13/1999
 1999 silverado abs module failed at 64,000 miles. *jb
05/01/200374000105/01/2003
 The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the abs pump and the pcm module were going bad. *nlm this problem was displayed in 1999 silverado's. the problem was, the abs pump continued to run after the vehicle was turned off. (the abs was inoperative) gm representative stated there was no recall, but an upgraded part and the consumer paid for the repair. *scc *jb
05/16/20034489501/01/1999
 My 1999 4x4 automatic with abs as i turned off the ignition i heard a humming sound coming from the abs pump motor, it continued to hum until i removed the fuse so as not to run down the battery. a buddy said gm knows about the problem and will do nothing. i need a new control module that will cost between $500 and $900. the truck only has 44000 on it. *jb
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 The abs module failed. mr scc *jb
05/05/2003630001
 The abs module has gone out and will cost $100 to get fixed. there is no recall due to the fact that no one has died yet. i guess the concept here is the population is expendable and gm can produce low quality parts. i have also had to replace my battery because of this problem. i have always preferred chevrolet trucks, but i have changed my mind because of this and another incident. *jb
08/27/20021
 Abs pump wont shut off, caused a dead battery which in turn caused me to be late for work on a very important day at work which caused me to be transferred. i went to chevy dealer and they said around $1000 to fix or to pull the fuse. i pulled the fuse but i now have to drive around with 2 lights lit on my dashboard at all times. my next vehicle will be a toyota!!! *jb
103/01/1999
 Abs failed with vehicle in motion. abs motor/pump ran with the vehicle and shut it down. dealer replaced the abs module to correct the fault. dealer personnel commented that this was a rather prevalent failure mode on this model truck. dealer also stated that the replacement abs module was an improved design, and the had not experienced any failures of the improved modules. chevrolet customer assistance refuses to acknowledge that a problem exists and will take no action to correct this deficiency. *ts ***dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis***763173
04/19/200360121108/05/1999
 Ant-lock pump that make anti-lock brakes work was pumping all the time, running down the battery had to pull out fuse to make it stop. went to dealer they said it would cost around $1250.00 to fix. my z-71 is 1999 with only 60121 miles.
06/26/200270000112/01/1998
 Abs motor failed during engine start. after turning the vehicle off, the abs motor continued to run. *jb *nlm *****dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****763880
04/27/200364500004/20/2003
 The sbs light came on. the sbs modulator under the frame started running and even ran after the engine was shut down. also the brake warning light remaines on in the dasboard i pulled a fuse to shut it down.
11/07/20024200009/15/2000
 At approximately 38,000 miles, i began experiencing occasional humming noises and lock up of my abs brakes. at 42,000 miles my abs brakes went off while crossing an intersection in the rain and would not go off. i was forced to remove the fuse for the abs to shutoff the pump and therefore no longer have safety benefit of anti-lock brakes. i have six other friends who have had the exact same problems under similar weather conditions. if this is as common a problem as it appears to be, why hasn't the nhtsa gone after chevrolet to fix this potentially life-threatening problem. i'm sure a survey of chevrolet owners would provide a wealth of information as to the extent of this problem. bc *nlm
07/28/200150000112/15/1999
 At less than 50,000 miles, i experienced failure of electronic abs control module. got out of vehicle and noticed there was the sound of an electric motor running even after the ignition was turned off. under the truck i disconnected the abs module wiring harness. took the truck to the dealer and was advised to just pull the 60 amp fuse and live with the problem. found out that it is over $1,000 to have fixed. dealer indicated there were numerous failures but chevrolet won't authorize repair when out of warranty. this is the last gm product i will own. *nlm
05/11/200259226108/08/1999
 Good morning, i own a 1999 silverado, long bed, with an automatic transmission and i am having a few problems, any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated... first the abs motor continues to run after the engine has been shut off, i had to disconnect the abs fuse so the battery will not get drained. second the automatic transmission is shifting hard from 1st to 2nd and from 2nd to 3rd, i am forced to shut the engine off for a couple of minutes and when i restart the engine the problem disappear, i have read your safety bulletins and gm is aware of these problems. my truck looks and acts practically like new except for the intermittent transmission problems and the abs. i had babied my truck since i bought it, and i have owned gm products all my life and i don't think is fair for me to spend thousands of dollars for gm's manufacturing problems... please advice... thanks...!!!*jb
04/13/200349000112/12/1998
 I have a 1999 silverado with 49,000 miles. we just changed the tires 6 days ago and we got in the vehicle and started it up. the abs light came on and would not go off and a humming could be heard under the vehicle. i shut it off and it would not stop. i unplugged the abs module and it went quite. we took the truck to the chevrolet dealer on monday and they told us the abs module had failed and it would cost us about $900.00 to replace it. they checked with chevrolet to see if they would warranty any of the part and they said since the truck was over 2 years old they would not make good on any of the cost. he told us it was a poor design and they had a lot of problems with these going out. this apparently should be a recall but some one in the right places must be keeping it from happening. i have always been a gm preferred person but i am beginning to have my doubts.*jb
02/13/200365000107/20/2001
 The abs (anti-lock break system) motor went out on my 1999 chevrolet silverado. the motor will begin running as if stuck and will become defective. i was driving down u.s. highway 75 in traffic when someone cutting me off caused me to step hard onto my brakes. because this part was defective it caused my truck to make a complete turn around because all 4 wheels locked up. i believe my truck would have made a safe stop if the abs had been working. this incident didn't cause the abs failure. the cost of this safety product is high and i can't afford to fix it but i believe it is a safety issue that needs to be looked into. i contacted reliable chevrolet and they said they had had the same problems with other trucks. *nlm
04/14/200334468111/30/1998
 The anti-lock brake module failed. *jb the service department(non dealer) stated that there were 16 service bulletins for this vehicle. the consumer requested reimbursement. scc
05/15/2002
 Abs brake module went out, had to disconnect to prevent battery drain from the abs pump constantly running. abs brakes is represented as a safety feature, i know of multiple instances other than myself of this problem occurring. *nlm
02/01/2003680001203/05/2002
 Abs module failed--began experiencing problems in june 2002. sometimes worked but often didn't--finally had the abs disconnected in feb 2003. *nlm
03/01/200345129
 The abs light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the abs module. *nlm
03/06/20031
 The abs pump continued to run after the vehicle was shut off.*jb
02/25/200377845105/10/1999
 Failure of anti lock brake (abs) control module.*jb
02/27/2003450001
 Abs motor runs continually, even after the key is removed. pulling the 60 amp fuse is the only way to shut it off. now the abs and brake system warning light are on.*jb
05/06/2002545001
 The abs motor continued to run after the vehicle was turned off.*jb
02/27/2003720001
 The abs warning light came on, after turning vehicle off, abs pump continued to run, i had to remove the fuse to make it stop. *jb
02/15/20031
 After the vehicle was turned off, the abs pump continued to run.*jb
01/28/200366835104/15/2002
 I was driving the truck when i applied the brakes, and when i released them a constant humming noise was present from the underside of the truck. the brake light came on, abs warning light also stayed on. when i took the truck in to be repaired i was then told the anti- lock brake module was bad and the cost would be around 1000 dollars to repair. i had no choice but to repair the truck. when i called chevrolet with the promblem i was told i was'nt the first with the promblem but since my truck was out of warranty it wasnt chevrolet responsibility to help with any of the repair costs. i even went as far and submitted a letter to the customer service deptartment, and again was told that it chevrolet would not take resposibility for the defective part. i have since spoken with several other people who own the same style truck with milage ranging from 38000 to 66000 all have had the same response, the trucks are out of warranty and chevrolet would not help with the repair costs. i believe a part of this magnitude should not go bad in such a short amount of time.
01/15/200156000102/15/1999
 Anti lock brake system failed. module must be replaced at a cost of $1000 plus, as diagnosed by both a chevrolet dealership's service department and an independent ase-certified mechanic. i know of others with same make and model who have had same problem.
10/05/200278000103/10/1999
 My truck is now out of warranty and i am having problems with the abs. i was driving home and the abs light came on, and i noticed a humming noise, even after the ignition was turned off. i had to remove the 60 amp fuse from the fuse center to turn off the abs module. my mechanic told me that the repair cost is approximately $1000. i can't afford the repair cost and now i am driving without abs. this is a common problem with the silverados and gm is not doing anything about it. my mechanic said that when he called the local dealership and explained the problem to them they immediately told him it was the module. they said that they keep no less than 3 in stock at anytime because they go out so often. if this is the case why hasn't gm looked into it. when you pay $30,000 for a vehicle you should not have to spend another $1,000 for one part to keep it on the road.dl
03/30/200236000
 Anti-lock brake system engaged without warning while driving. abs would not disengage and drained vehicle's battery. had to pull 60 amp fuse to disengage abs.*ak
01/23/2003432001
 On my 1999 silverado extended cab pickup, there is a constant buzzing noise under the drivers door. my abs warning light is up solid. i had to disconnect power to the abs module to stop the battery from draining. the mechanic told me the abs module is defective and that it is a common problem with this model and year. he also advised me that it is very expensive ~$1000 to replace. i checked the interned and there are thousands of complaints about this problem. i think chevrolet should be forced to replace these modules free of charge.
01/18/20034053808/20/1998
 Abs module gets water in it and shorts out causing abs pump to run and burns up motor.talked to a mechanic that works for a chevy dealer and he said that they are having problems with these and it seems to be only the 1999 model
12/17/200258000111/17/2001
 Abs control module failure
01/08/200345620104/18/1999
 My truck now has 45,000 miles (out of warranty) and i am now having problems with the abs. i was driving home, the abs light came on, and i noticed a humming noise, even after the ignition was turned off. i had to remove the 60 amp fuse from the fuse center to turn off the abs module. i am told that the repair cost is approximately $1000. i can't afford the repair cost and now i am driving without abs. this is a common problem with the silverados and gm will not do anything. there are many complaints about this through out the web. it seems to me that this is a safety issue involving the braking system. ts
12/28/200228000112/14/1998
 The abs motor continued to run after the vehicle was turned off.*jb
11/18/200237500104/20/1999
 Abs electronic brake control module went bad on my 1999 silverado. the high pressure pump just turned on while backing out of my driveway. did not shut off when i turned the key off. had to pull 60 amp abs fuse to stop pump from running my battery down. this truck has only 38,000 miles on it. i have read about several other people with the same failure at low mileage. this is an expensive part to replace, and it should last a lot longer. i would like chevrolet to cover the cost of the replacement module. ts
11/13/200240300101/01/2001
 Consumer stated, while driving and without warning, the abs failed causing a loud noise and extended stopping distance. the dealer was notified. ts the abs module failed. scc *jb
01/01/20011
 Consumer stated the anti lock brake control module failed. mr *jb
10/01/2001
 At 40,000 miles abs motor would continue to run even after vehicle is turned off. dealer notified, and informed consumer that problem was due to a broken abs electronic control module. feel free to provide any further information concerning this matter.*ak
09/13/2001
 Rear wheels would intermittently lock up when applying brakes at low speed. dealer notified, and replaced abs senor. problem still reoccurring, and vehicle is being retuned to dealer. feel free to provide any further information.
 When riding on a decline the sensor on the vehicle disengages the brakes, allowing the vehicle to pick up speed. dealer can't duplicate the problem. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
03/06/2004450002
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while driving approximately 10 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle failed to slow down. he crashed into the trash cans and the vehicle sustained minor damages. there were no injuries. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic that stated the failure was related to the rusting of the anti-lock sensor. the vehicle was repaired. recently, the failure recurred. the authorized dealer advised the contact to pay for a diagnostic test. the contact was concerned of the safety risk involved with this malfunction. the failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 85,000. updated 07/29/08 *bf the consumer stated the problem was due to a rusty speed sensor and the repair that the dealer performed was only a temporary fix. updated 08/07/08. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FLUID
1
 Consumer noticed that front fender rubbed a hole through brake line, causing vehicle to lose brake fluid. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
08/30/200147016110/15/1999
 Anti-lock brake pump developed internal short. vehicle only had about 47,000 miles on it. chevrolet dealer quoted $1000 to replace pump. called 1 800 complaint number. they called dealer and worked the price down to $400. still too much for me to pay for a defective part that should have been replaced for nothing.*ak
10/14/2002
 Consumer states of having problems with the abs system. dealer was contacted. mr
08/02/20021
 Consumer states when appling brakes, after vehicle has stop, brake pedal goes all the way to the floor and vehicle suddenly accelerates with feet still on the brake, have to slam on brakes to stop vehicle. maufacturer was of no help with this problem. nlm
08/27/19992
 The brakes were pulsating and squeaking because the front and rear brakes and rotors were rusted. the dealer fixed the problem with recalls c00093-s and c00024 but the problem still exists. *yh
05/10/2002108/24/1999
 While at dealership for repair work mechanic determined that rear rotors were crumbling and needed to be replaced, drums and lining as well.*ak the emergency brake was not working. the rear brakes were corroded and worn out. the rear brake pads and both rear rotors were replaced. the brake shoes on both sides were replaced. there was a squeaking noise in the front end when the vehicle goes over bumps. the driver door panel failed and was reinstalled, also the arm rest for the bucket seat pops off constantly, seat belts lock up after being replaced twice under recall, the steering joint was repaired, also when consumer steps on the gas, the truck does not move for a few seconds, the rear window was replaced, due to leaking, and the engine hesitates. *yh
05/22/20011
 The brakes failed on more than one occassion on the highway. there were two recalls, one of them related to brake problem. the consumer wants the dealer to fix the problem. *yh
08/27/19992
 The brakes were pulsating and squeaking because the front and rear brakes and rotors were rusted. the dealer fixed the problem with recalls c00093-s and c00024 but the problem still exists. *yh
03/30/2000207/31/1999
 Without any indication, front end of vehicle locked up, causing consumer to lose control of vehicle. dealer was contacted, and stated that subframe needed to be replaced. *ak *nlm the front differential was torqued sideways and broken apart, causing the frame to have 2 breaks, this caused the front to lock up, also prior to this consumer complained of a delay between the forward and reverse, when a bump was felt when accelerating, consumer also heard a clunk noise, dealer drained and replaced the transfer case fluid twice. the engine sputters in 4 wheel low and there is a whine noise or pulley noise from the engine. the front seat arm rest fell off. the left front daytime lamp was full of water due to the assembly being improperly sealed at the factory. the brakes pulsated and pedal felt soft, dealer stated the right rear caliper was sticking and the front and rear rotors were corroded badly, causing the brake pads to wear. the electric brake was inoperable, dealer installed a new plug, the wiring harness was badly damaged. the power windows were inoperable. the left door creaks due to front door link being loose. consumer was informed that he was supposed to sign a waiver because of the plow being placed onto the extended cab, this was because the installation was not recommended, however the consumer was never informed of this until after the installation and the problems with the vehicle. *slc
 While driving at 35-40 mph brakes went completely out, dash illumination for bakes stays on, and runs the battery completely down. please provide any further information or make corrections . *ak
05/22/20011
 The brakes failed on more than one occassion on the highway. there were two recalls, one of them related to brake problem. the consumer wants the dealer to fix the problem. *yh
06/20/20011
 Brakes are bad and very soft, when hitting pedal, it takes a while for truck to stop.*ak consumer states pedal has lots of slack, on panic stops the brake pedal goes to the floor, brake pads are okay. *slc
07/01/20001003/01/1999
 The abs system/pump made a terrible sound and the warning light came on inside the vehicle. i contacted the dealer who stated just to unplug the abs power supply but the brakes were fine. another friend, julian scaff, has the same make/model/year truck and has had the exact abs failure. both were at approx. 45,000 miles. i have also had problems with the rear brakes locking up and not unlocking for a few minutes. this has caused untold wear and reduced fuel milage considerably. these are serious safety issues.
12/07/1999304/21/1999
 Brakes have been repaired on several occasions and still experience problems and do not work properly. *mjs
1004/02/1999
 On several occasions brakes pulsate on smooth pavement. *yc
01/01/1999801/01/1999
 While slowing down for stop light the brakes depress an go all the way to the floor but the vehicle does stop but coast through light. nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
03/11/20031
 The front and rear brakes had to be replaced frequently.*jb...*ak
11/14/2000205/01/1999
 Front pads have never required replacement as of 102000 miles. there appears to be a very serious design flaw with the rear caliper braking system. cause possible loss of braking and serious accident or fatalities.*ak
11/29/200104/01/1999
 Both rear rotors have heavy corrosion. inboard disc pads wore to metal. out board pads have over 1/4 left on them. emergency brakes have stuck and wore out. 42,000 miles is too early to have this type of problem! it is a safety issue. i had no idea that my rotors were grooved and the brakes worn out. there was no indication. dearlership will not stand behind the product saying that it is normal wear. other dealership says it is not. gmc so far has not been helpful.*ak
11/20/2001
 Brake calipers are deteriorating the metal surface which is building rust, and destroying brake pads. contacted dealer, and dealer stated caliper and pads had to be replaced. *ak
09/05/2001106/01/1999
 One right rear brake pad wore away to nothing and was grinding away at the rotor and when i called veronica perez,a g.m. customer rep. she called ross moody to talk to the service manager and he told her that one brake pad out of eight failed because of rust.i have never before seen one brake pad go bad unless there were something wrong with the brake caliper or asembly but g.m. and the dealership are both saying nothing is wrong but i know there is.i'm retired from g.m. and can't afford to put new brakes and rotors on my vehicle in another 27,000 miles when my warranty expires and this problem happens again.*ak
310/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
08/16/2000306/07/1999
 When applying brakes at any speed brake pedal goes down more than it should, it feels spongy, and braking distance is extended. dealer has replaced front and rear rotors 3 times. once due to rust, other times dealer did not know what else to do. front and rear pads were replaced twice.*ak consumer states there is a noise in the steering, also seat belt was hanging up, the underhood lamp was inoperative, an horn acting erractically.*jb
05/31/20000
 While coming to a stop sign brakes would squeak. *ak
04/02/20010
 Consumer was traveling 30mph on hiighway with rear disc brakes that were metal chunks flying off of brakes while traveling. he was able to take vehicle to a dealership safely. dealership was aware of problem.*ak
 Rear disc brakes and rotors needed to be replaced at 20,000 miles due to poor design.*ak
12/02/20003
 Brake problems, vehicle does not have braking distance it should have. took vehicle to dealer 3 times. dealer replaced front rotors and brake pads. currently, dealer said brakes were normal for vehicle. *ak
 Manufacturer has failed to install a dust guard for disc brakes which could cause brakes to lock up, and had a potential for vehicle rollover. manufacturer sent out tsb, but will not assist consumer because vehicle was driven off road. *ak
10/01/1999112/01/1998
 On 10-1-99 i complained to my selling dealer about a metallic noise coming from the right side of my vehicle when i would go over a bump or back out of my driveway. i've complained numerous times since then and each time the dealer says that they can't find or duplicate the noise or they blame it on one of my aftermarket accessories. the last time i took it in on 10/16/00 the dealer told me that it was my aftermarket exhaust system making the noise. i didn't install the exhaust until 7/00 and i've complained well before this time about this noise. well today i got under my truck to investigate for myself what could be the source of this aweful noise and that's when i discovered that both of my rear brake caliper assemblies were loose. i was able to wiggle both of them with my hand but the right rear was the loosest. at this point i decided not to touch them anymore, i considered tightening them myself but decided against that just in case anybody should wish to inspect them. i immediately went down to my selling dealer and spoke with a manager but of course they told me to bring it back in on monday, 10/30/00 instead of immediately repairing the defect that i've complained about so many times. this is definately a safety hazzard and one can only immagine what would happen if the bolts came all the way out completely and the brakes were applied. i would like to see these trucks recalled and the brake bolt torque checked to insure that it doesn't happen to anybody else.*ak
05/01/20000
 Steering shaft connected to steering column was loose. dealership replaced it. also, when consumer was traveling at a high speed anti-lock brakes were not operable, and when he applied brakes vehicle vibrated. *ak
02/19/2000102/01/2000
 Will return vehicle to dealer for repairs. no safety defect listed in the summary. *ak
 Consumer notices excessive wear of the front brake pads and rotors. there is no prior warning indicating the brakes needed replacing. also, consumer is having problems with the horn assembly, the horn is inoperative. consumer has contacted the dealer. please provide any further details. *ak
04/08/199904/01/1999
 Since new, brake performance has been erratic in normal driving situations, varying from fair to very poor. pedal is spongy and requires excessive travel. pedal falls whehn stopped a lights. in normal stopping, one must keep pushing harder and harder on the pedal to maintain a constant rate of speed decrease. ordinary stops become panic stops because braking action is not predictable. anti-lock feature engages with slight bumps and at slow speeds, lengthening stopping distances unexpectedly.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
03/09/200449189110/21/1999
 On 3/9/04 i took my 1999 chevy silverado to the dealership to have the front brakes serviced. the dealer serviced the front brakes, which showed normal wear. the dealer then checked the rear brakes and found that both rear rotors showed severe pitting. both rear rotors were so baddly pitted that they were unable to resurface them. the dealer advised that the right rotor was 85 percent worn and the left side was 30 percent worn. the dealer also advised that the right rear caliper was sticking which led to the excessive wear. the dealer had no explanation for the excessive pitting/rusting of the rear rotors. the dealer stated that it appeared similiar to vehicles that were recieved from auction that had been sitting for three to six months. both rear rotors and the right rear brake caliper had to be replaced costing nearly $1000.00. my vehicle only has 49,186 miles on it. there was no indication, ie. more force than normal needed on the brake pedal for braking, grinding, or pulling to one side or the other, during braking that something may be wrong. it appears from other complaints that i have read, this is a common problem with this vehicle. *ak
303/19/1999
 Consumer experienced brake failure prior to recall 00x001000. *slc
303/19/1999
 Consumer experienced brake failure prior to recall 00x001000. *slc
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
09/01/20052
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving on normal road conditions at low speeds, and under normal braking conditions, the anti-lock brakes failed to stop the vehicle. the abs activated, causing extended stopping distance. after the first incident the dealer replaced the rotors. the second time the dealership put brake pads on the rear, cleaned the sensors, and resurfaced the front and rear rotors. however, the problem recurred. *ak the right rear window regulator was replaced. updated 02/07/06. *jb
10/29/200585950303/01/2000
 Dt: the contact stated when applying pressure to the brakes they made a grinding noise. the service dealership said the rear rotors rusted, and the frontal rotors wore out. they replaced the rear brake shoes, pads, and rotors. also, the front rotors and pads were replaced. when contacting a chevrolet dealership they said it was due to normal wear and tear. *ak
05/08/200029141403/29/1999
 Anti lock brakes; when going slower the anti lock brakes engage themselves. was never repaired. main brakes, both front and rear were replaced ( pads and rotors) after an unusually short amount of time. *ak left door glass was inoperative. tech replaced broken door glass regulator. *tt *nm
11/10/200329351112/20/1998
 Brake failure due to corrosion.*ak
05/14/2003320001
 While braking the consumer would have extended stopping distance. the dealerships mechanic inform the consumer that the front/rear rotors/pad were corroded and replaced them. *nm *la
10/08/20031
 Dealer replaced pads and rotors twice at owner's expense, a total of $2000. *ak
04/01/200335000106/01/1999
 When the parking brake was depressed, it did not hold, due to a failure with the pads. *jb the parking brake would not release. *nm
01/10/20033310005/15/1999
 The brakes failed to stop the vehicle. ph
09/06/2002
 Brake pads wear down abnormally, brake pedal is spongy(hard).*ak
112/30/1998
 The brakes fade while driving, the brake pads were replaced. nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
01/03/2007183100103/29/1999
 Pulling into a gas station with my son from a road with a 45 mph speed limit. slowed down to attempt to park on side of building and about the last 50-75 feet the abs brake system pulsates and brake pedal is slammed down as hard as could and there is absolutely no brakes. truck hits corner of gate damaging bumper,grille,hood and small dent in door from gate. taken to dealership to have recall campaign 05068 looked at and damage accessed. dealership says damage not due to recall campaign. they also state that there are other components that caused crash and i am charged $220.00 to fix these. called chevrolet hot line and of course they do nothing but deny responsibility for products they have problems with. they insult my good faith in them by asking me how tall i am (they probably think that i am a short person and inadvertantly stepped on gas pedal instead of brake).
09/01/20052
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving on normal road conditions at low speeds, and under normal braking conditions, the anti-lock brakes failed to stop the vehicle. the abs activated, causing extended stopping distance. after the first incident the dealer replaced the rotors. the second time the dealership put brake pads on the rear, cleaned the sensors, and resurfaced the front and rear rotors. however, the problem recurred. *ak the right rear window regulator was replaced. updated 02/07/06. *jb
10/12/200565800103/09/1999
 Took truck to have brakes done on all four wheels. (could not stop but was able to steer around trouble, was reason for doing this) rear brakes and pads had to be replaced, they could not cut the rotors due to rust. i have never seen this condition in forty five years of working on cars or trucks, the rust ate away the pads to 1/3 their size. this condition should not have happened. i can see changing rotors because of heat or metal on metal, not from rust. i have the parts that have been replaced. the front rotors and pads did not need to be replaced. this happened in less than 5,000 miles as i had a new york emissions and safety inspection and it passed both. *jb
10/29/200585950303/01/2000
 Dt: the contact stated when applying pressure to the brakes they made a grinding noise. the service dealership said the rear rotors rusted, and the frontal rotors wore out. they replaced the rear brake shoes, pads, and rotors. also, the front rotors and pads were replaced. when contacting a chevrolet dealership they said it was due to normal wear and tear. *ak
10/27/200583000102/26/2002
 Dt: the contact states that he received a recall letter concerning the anti lock brakes. he took the vehicle to a dealer. while performing the recall repairs the dealer noted there was a problem with the front rotors. the dealer determined the rotors was made of poor quality material andwas not receiving sufficient support and wear from the pads. the dealer completed the recall repair, however the rotor problem has not been corrected at this time.*ak
01/03/20012366110/21/1998
 Dt: the consumer stated the brakes failed at low speed, less than 20 mph. this was an intermittent problem. the vehicle had been taken to the dealership, the first time they said it was due to rust on the rotors. they replaced the rotors, but that did not fix the problem. the bearing hub assembly was replaced, the problem ceased for about a year. the bearing hub assembly hwas been replaced three times. the problem recurred. there was no accident. *ak
07/01/20051
 1999 chevrolet silverado developed braking problems.*mr the consumer had difficulty stopping the vehicle without excessive pedal pressure, shaking, chattering, growling and other miscellaneous strange noises. the consumer was informed the rear rotors needed to be replaced because of corrosion and delamination. *jb
06/23/20053002508/09/1999
 I bought this truck in ohio for my wife cheryl, she reported that the abs brake would simply not work on accasion and the pedal would go straight to the floor .we took the vehicle in to the dealer but he could not find the problem . at lows speeds i was able to reproduce the problem. dealers down here say the sensor is bad. we pulled the fuse to disable the brakes when the vehicle was new becuase a delphi engineer told me that would at least keep the brakes working . i have 58000 miles on my truck and we have replaced the calipers the rotors and even some of the brake lines have rusted rupturing and causing a loss of brakes. the power steering hose line rusted at the cooler radiator. . yesterday the chevy dealer in gainseville called me to the shop to see how the frame is being eaten away , i believe the vehicle either wasn't proberly prepared when built or the protective paints and coating were deffective. the records at jim douglas chevolet evidence the expenses we have incuured to keep the truck operational. the abs module and the loss of break lines seem to relflect extemely poor metal coorosion resistance , even both my tailgate cable rusted and broke .each time i have taken in to the chevy dealer for repair they are amazed at the corrosion problems. even the tire jack in the passenger compartment was rusted and it was never used. the screws inside the center console were rusted. i spent between 2500.00 and 3000.00 in just the brake problem and that is without trying to fix the defective sensor module. i assure absent a forced recall i suspect gm will not fix this problem. gm conumer relatios suggested i get a recall number and maybe they could be of further assistance. thus i am send you my complaint. sincerely david and cheryl king . our vin is 1gcek19t2xz211614 our model is ck15753 the car was assembled at fort wayne. june 6,1999. note i selected 25 failures as an estimated of failed componets in the unrecarrage including the brakes and the abs module.
04/12/200547250505/03/1999
 My 1999 chevrolet silverado antilock braking system is not operating correctly. when nearing a stopping point the antilock system engages and excessive braking distance results. there have been numerous near misses and once ran into an intersection nearly hitting other traffic. this is not acceptable performance for a machine with only 48,000 miles as no changes or services have been made to the vehicle in the brake component area. i have not performed the service as this was a recent incident and have learned about a possibility of a recall.
05/08/200029141403/29/1999
 Anti lock brakes; when going slower the anti lock brakes engage themselves. was never repaired. main brakes, both front and rear were replaced ( pads and rotors) after an unusually short amount of time. *ak left door glass was inoperative. tech replaced broken door glass regulator. *tt *nm
10/07/2004199011
 The consumer experienced a brake problem. the rotors rusted which caused the brake pads to wear prematurely. *jb the rotors rusted and pitted causing the three inside pads to be ground away. *sc
06/15/200470000602/27/1999
 The rotors rusted. the manufacturer stated that repairs were not covered since the consumer lived in new england. salt from the snow caused the problem. *ak the pedal had gone to the floor, c/c light would stay on until the vehicle was shut off, the gas pedal would stick/throttle body, and there was a clinging noise, the master cylinder was inoperative, and the rear rotors were pitted and rusting. *sc *jb
05/14/2003320001
 While braking the consumer would have extended stopping distance. the dealerships mechanic inform the consumer that the front/rear rotors/pad were corroded and replaced them. *nm *la
03/09/200449189110/21/1999
 On 3/9/04 i took my 1999 chevy silverado to the dealership to have the front brakes serviced. the dealer serviced the front brakes, which showed normal wear. the dealer then checked the rear brakes and found that both rear rotors showed severe pitting. both rear rotors were so baddly pitted that they were unable to resurface them. the dealer advised that the right rotor was 85 percent worn and the left side was 30 percent worn. the dealer also advised that the right rear caliper was sticking which led to the excessive wear. the dealer had no explanation for the excessive pitting/rusting of the rear rotors. the dealer stated that it appeared similiar to vehicles that were recieved from auction that had been sitting for three to six months. both rear rotors and the right rear brake caliper had to be replaced costing nearly $1000.00. my vehicle only has 49,186 miles on it. there was no indication, ie. more force than normal needed on the brake pedal for braking, grinding, or pulling to one side or the other, during braking that something may be wrong. it appears from other complaints that i have read, this is a common problem with this vehicle. *ak
12/29/2003200002
 While braking all four brake rotors caused vehicle to pulsate. dealerships was notified, but was unable to resolve the problem. *ak
11/25/200343000104/13/1999
 While braking, the rotors would make a loud grinding noise. *ak the brakes pulled to the side and stopping distance was increased. all the rotors were defective, there were pieces missing and rust pockets on the rotors. *jb *nm
10/08/20031
 Dealer replaced pads and rotors twice at owner's expense, a total of $2000. *ak
07/15/2003280001
 The consumer stated the brake rotors experienced premature wear. when the brakes were applied, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance and there was a heavy vibration. *ak four rotors were replaced along with the brake pads. gm did not offer any assistance. *scc *jb
05/08/2003
 Brakes working improperly causing damage to rotors. brake pads not worn, but rotors chewed up and peeling apart. inside surface of front rotors flaked and scaled off in large sections. 1999 chevrolet silverado with 44,900 mileage. after new rotors caliper and brake pads installed, brakes begin grabbing and vibrating. took truck to dealer who did additional resurfacing of new front rotors, removed and replaced front wheel sensor. mechanics revealed that there have been many other owners with brake problems on these vehicles, but gm has done nothing as yet. *nlm
01/10/20033310005/15/1999
 The brakes failed to stop the vehicle. ph
01/30/2003105/01/2002
 Emergency brake adjustment problem has caused excessive brake rotor wear, affecting brake operation. ts....*ak
12/24/20027000006/28/1999
 The lining of the rear brake rotors flaked off the rotor. in talking with the mechanics concerning this incident i have been advised that they replace a significant number of rear brake rotors on chevrolet silveradosdue to this same complaint.these rotors had to be replaced while the front rotors are still original equipment.this situation caused the vehicle to shudder violently when braking at highway speeds. causing a feeling of no control on the vehicle.the entire vehicle would shudder.
12/26/2002339901
 Consumer stated that while driving at any speed and without warning the front and rear brake rotors are worn causing extended stopping distance. dealer notified. ts emergency brake clip and front rotors and pads were replaced. *tt
12/26/2002
 While driving at any speed and without warning front and rear brake rotors wore out, causing extended stopping distance. dealer notified. ts...*ak
11/01/2001210/01/2000
 Purchased car, 10/06/2000. upon braking over bumpy road, brakes seemed to slip, and made a thumping sound. dealer said front brake rotors were out of round. the rotors had just been replaced, and they refaced both front brake rotors. on, 11/01/2001, after a car wash, the abs motor ran non-stop after the car was turned off. dealer tested abs system, advised pump motor had failed and replaced it, at a cost of $979.04. on march 20,2001, the abs light came on when i was leaving work. dealer advised that the part they had replaced in nov,2001, had failed and they would replace free of charge. they called to say when they did replace it, it shorted out, and now we needed a modulator at a cost of $600.00 plus labor. i believe that this is a serios safety issue with these trucks and i know that many of them have had the entire abs systems replaced. if chevy knows the location of the abs is a problem, why hasn't it been corrected? and repairs relating to a design flaw should definitely not be the consumers burden.*ak
10/15/2001
 Corrosion on both front brake rotors causes excessive wear on all four disc brakes. dealer was notified, and informed consumer that was a normal condition. feel free to provide any further information on this matter.*ak
04/18/20011
 Emergency brake shoes are wearing out faster than they should, to the point where consumer can't use emergency brake . *ak the inside drum area of the rotors was rusting causing premature brake shoe failure. *yh
12/20/2000101/01/1999
 Back brake rotors are worn out. contacted dealer, and dealer said it was regular wear and tear. grinding noise occurred when problem first started.*ak the dealer recommended heavy duty brake rotors. *yh
09/30/2000312/01/1999
 Service department for wheeler chevrolet cannot find the cause for the failures, they said they hoped the problems was fixed, however the right wheelbearing had to be replaced again and the brakes failed because of the rotor locking to the spindle when the bearing wore out after less then 30 miles and i have retained a private company to correct the defect and to see why wheelers could not sole this problem, they told me at one point that i shouldn't worry about the grinding noise the bearing prior to this one was making and to drive as normal as you can see by the low milage i dont drive it and until the saftey issue is resolved i will not allow my family to either.*ak
01/17/1999310/01/1998
 Date of purchase: 10/14/1998. check engine light appeared first day of pick up. kightlinger motors put new part on the next week. december 28, 1998: took to dealer stating something wrong with front diff. said nothing wrong. 1/17/99: front differential snapped, gear box broke. would not warranty! paid 3700 to fix. next week, knocking noise. took in said nothing wrong. took to different dealer. one bolt holding gear box , front diff. in. 6/21/99 brakes metal to metal. took to kight. said stone caught. took to different dealer, replaced brakes and rotors. front end needs replacing 7/3/99: no brakes-fluid leaks. *ak( dot number: 0000 tire size: 265r7516 )
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
03/11/20031
 The front and rear brakes had to be replaced frequently.*jb...*ak
01/25/2000106/01/1999
 Truck has been at dealer for repair total of 35 days before 1st anniv. of ownership with over 20 separate problems, 5 of which are unresolved to this date. vehicle is at dealer now for final repair before tn lemon law can be implemented. worst and current problems are front end alignment (pulls to right), front brake squealing (pads replaced twice, rotors turned once), rear end vibration at any speed and clanking sound over bumps(all 4 tires, both rear leaf spring stacks, all 4 shocks replaced. one shock had broken shaft) , engine backfires & knocks at startup (dealer reprogrammed comp. w/no results except to improve power, but accel. pedal sticks now!), trans. slips from dead stop for few seconds about once per week, 4wd transfer case slipped in low in deep snow (replaced fluid and did reprogram. results??), ext. cab pop out windows replaced due to poor fit (one exploded upon removal & dealer had to repaint side of truck. new ones are no better than originals!), rear seat missing rubber mounts(dealer replaced, but now seat makes popping noise due to rear cab wall flexing!), drive shaft makes loud clanking sound when shifting from park(dealer says this normal!). problems repaired: rear brake line loose & in harms way(missing mount replaced), steering box loose and steering column rattled and loose around any turns(box tightened and column shaft replaced), drivers side window switch sticking in down posit.(switch replaced), all door weatherstrips and drip rail molding loose (replaced all), rear license plate light broken and replaced, door lock levers fell out of both doors(replaced both). lemon, lemon,lemon!!!!!!!!!!*ak( dot number: )
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - SHOES/LININGS
10/29/200585950303/01/2000
 Dt: the contact stated when applying pressure to the brakes they made a grinding noise. the service dealership said the rear rotors rusted, and the frontal rotors wore out. they replaced the rear brake shoes, pads, and rotors. also, the front rotors and pads were replaced. when contacting a chevrolet dealership they said it was due to normal wear and tear. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
09/17/200796000206/11/1999
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 chevrolet silverado. while backing out of the driveway, the contact noticed a large amount of brake fluid leaking from his vehicle. when he inspected the vehicle, he noticed that every time he applied pressure to the brakes, more brake fluid leaked out. no warning lights were illuminated at the time of the failure. he took the vehicle to a local mechanic and was informed that one of the brake lines were leaking. the mechanic repaired the brake line. a couple of days later, while driving 55 mph, the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle failed to stop. he used the emergency brakes to stop the vehicle. the same mechanic stated that a different brake line was leaking and that all of the brake lines were rusted. the brake lines are currently being repaired again. the manufacturer stated that his vin was not included in the recall. the recall number was unavailable. the current and failure mileages were 96,000. updated 12/12/2007 *bf updated 12/12/07 *tr
03/05/2006377500203/11/2004
 Back brakes on my chevy pick up silverado 1999 did not have non corrosive brake line and when i had the two rear tires replaced the line cracked apparently due to salt at the bend going into the rear wheel brake cylinders. due to not having brakes and not wanting to return to dealer i purchased the truck i went to the oakland dealership where i told them to replace both lines as if the one fractured i expected for the other one to go shortly. however they did not replace the line until the brought the lines up to breaking pressure and then fortunately for me the other brake line ruptured. i had to pay for all repairs as my extended warranty did not cover but i argued with the dealer these repairs should have been paid for by gm as the lines did not conform to astm stds and according to the salesman that sold me the vehicle they knew about the brake lines braking and made comment the brake line that goes over the gas tank goes first! i could have been going over the hills to kingwood west virginia when i lost braking and i fell it would have killed me and i feel all chevy trucks around my year model should be recalled that are in areas with winter salt use. i am a registered safety consultant with nhtsa primarily motorcycles. *nm
02/22/200681286109/10/2005
 While driving a 1999 chevrolet silverado applied the brake a little quicker than normal and felt the pedal go to the floor. as i started to press on the brake the brake line ruptured and caused lack of pressure and no fluid to engage the calipers and start the braking action. i quickly avoided hitting the car in front of me and quickly diverted to the shoulder of the highway were i met the jersey wall barrier and produced cosmetic damage to the vehicle. according to a chevrolet dealership i have to replace all of the brake lines because of excessive wear, i purchased the vehicle 5 months ago from a different dealership within the local area. my cost is almost half of what i paid for the vehicle, and that is just for the brake lines, not to include the damage i received to the side of my vehicle. i have been informed from the service advisor that this is not a common maintenance aspect, however it could happen and this leaves any driver the inability to have control of braking power of their vehicle. at this time i have not authorized repairs because of the overwhelming cost to replace the brake lines. they do need to be replaced and i am currently seeking additional cost estimates from other various maintenance facilities to correct this repair. *jb
02/10/2006560001
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at 5mph, the brake pedal was depressed. after the pedal was depressed, the pedal went to the floor. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and inspected the vehicle. the brake fluid line rusted and fractured. the vehicle was driven to the local dealership for additional inspection and repairs.
11/21/200536000109/20/1998
 1999 chevrolet silverado, 36000 miles had a second brake line corrosion failure resulting in lose of brakes. note that the rear brake rotors have been replaced twice due to excessive corrosions and not wear. *nm
10/21/200575000104/01/1999
 Dt: contact stated the brake lines was corroded . this caused the brake fluid to leak out, and while driving there was brake failure. the service dealer replaced the brake lines. the service dealer did not tell him why the brake lines corroded. the manufacturer has been contacted, informing them of the problem with the vehicle.*ak
07/20/200584000111/30/1998
 Dt: the contact stated his brakes pulsated. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop for inspection. the repair shop tested the brakes and the brake lines busted in two separate places. the repair shop discovered extreme corrosion on the brake lines. as a result, the brake lines were replaced, but the problem with the pulsation was not corrected. the contact has now received nhtsa recall 05v379000 concerning anti lock brakes, but not on the brake lines. ak
06/23/20053002508/09/1999
 I bought this truck in ohio for my wife cheryl, she reported that the abs brake would simply not work on accasion and the pedal would go straight to the floor .we took the vehicle in to the dealer but he could not find the problem . at lows speeds i was able to reproduce the problem. dealers down here say the sensor is bad. we pulled the fuse to disable the brakes when the vehicle was new becuase a delphi engineer told me that would at least keep the brakes working . i have 58000 miles on my truck and we have replaced the calipers the rotors and even some of the brake lines have rusted rupturing and causing a loss of brakes. the power steering hose line rusted at the cooler radiator. . yesterday the chevy dealer in gainseville called me to the shop to see how the frame is being eaten away , i believe the vehicle either wasn't proberly prepared when built or the protective paints and coating were deffective. the records at jim douglas chevolet evidence the expenses we have incuured to keep the truck operational. the abs module and the loss of break lines seem to relflect extemely poor metal coorosion resistance , even both my tailgate cable rusted and broke .each time i have taken in to the chevy dealer for repair they are amazed at the corrosion problems. even the tire jack in the passenger compartment was rusted and it was never used. the screws inside the center console were rusted. i spent between 2500.00 and 3000.00 in just the brake problem and that is without trying to fix the defective sensor module. i assure absent a forced recall i suspect gm will not fix this problem. gm conumer relatios suggested i get a recall number and maybe they could be of further assistance. thus i am send you my complaint. sincerely david and cheryl king . our vin is 1gcek19t2xz211614 our model is ck15753 the car was assembled at fort wayne. june 6,1999. note i selected 25 failures as an estimated of failed componets in the unrecarrage including the brakes and the abs module.
09/28/2003630001
 Brake lines developed corrosion. as a result, brake pedal went to the floor, and the brake line broke. with the brake pedal depressed and going over a speed pump consumer was able to coast to a complete stop. *ak *mr
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 Consumer noticed that front fender rubbed a hole through brake line, causing vehicle to lose brake fluid. *ak
07/19/2002
 00 v 345 000/brake line chaffing: right front brake line was rubbing againt wheel and causing brake fluid leakage. dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time.*ak
01/15/200001/29/1999
 Emergency brake has been adjusted 4-5 times. when applied, brake holds vehicle, but pedal goes to the floor. also, dealer replaced brake pads. *ak daytime running bulb blew out after it had just been replaced. rear window assembly was leaking, power window was slow going up. transfer case was replaced due to a clunk noise, transaxle shaft replaced due to leaking. front brake hose experienced an abrasion. vehicle was leaning, dealer adjusted front torsion bar. *jb
11/01/2001105/01/1999
 Brake hose was being cut by the tire whenever making a turn, and vehicle was leaking brake fluid. contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything. *ak *slc
10/15/2001
 Recall 00x001000 front brake hose repairs were done on 15 july 2001. label fell off on 15 oct 2001. consumer contacted dealer, and refused to do recall repairs again. *ak
06/13/2001106/01/1999
 Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall 00v345000, dealer did not perform recall repairs, and informed consumer that work had been done. consumer took vehicle to another dealer, original dealer billed manufacturer for repair work. *ak *slc
09/17/2000
 Consumer received a recall notice 00v345000/ brake line chafing, and dealership refused to perform repair work. reason for refusal was that vehicle was not purchased from that dealership. consumer has received a second recall notice and wanted to have repair work performed. please provide any additional information/attachments.*ak
07/01/2000
 Consumer contacted dealership when he received a recall notice 00x001000 from manufacturer concerning front brake hose. dealer did not have parts available, and informed consumer they would contact him when parts were in. consumer has yet to hear from dealership. please provide any additional information.*ak
01/15/200106/01/1999
 The components on this truck ranging from the engine and drivetrain, windows, streering gear and shafts, e-brake lines, fuel pedal linkage and now the fuel gae itself has been a constant source of problems for me since the turch wes only a few months old ( 8,000 miles). chevrolet has admitted that they knwon of most of the major problems but has indicated that they are working on a fix. yet i have to contiune to drive the vehicle. i need some help.onsta
01/25/2000106/01/1999
 Truck has been at dealer for repair total of 35 days before 1st anniv. of ownership with over 20 separate problems, 5 of which are unresolved to this date. vehicle is at dealer now for final repair before tn lemon law can be implemented. worst and current problems are front end alignment (pulls to right), front brake squealing (pads replaced twice, rotors turned once), rear end vibration at any speed and clanking sound over bumps(all 4 tires, both rear leaf spring stacks, all 4 shocks replaced. one shock had broken shaft) , engine backfires & knocks at startup (dealer reprogrammed comp. w/no results except to improve power, but accel. pedal sticks now!), trans. slips from dead stop for few seconds about once per week, 4wd transfer case slipped in low in deep snow (replaced fluid and did reprogram. results??), ext. cab pop out windows replaced due to poor fit (one exploded upon removal & dealer had to repaint side of truck. new ones are no better than originals!), rear seat missing rubber mounts(dealer replaced, but now seat makes popping noise due to rear cab wall flexing!), drive shaft makes loud clanking sound when shifting from park(dealer says this normal!). problems repaired: rear brake line loose & in harms way(missing mount replaced), steering box loose and steering column rattled and loose around any turns(box tightened and column shaft replaced), drivers side window switch sticking in down posit.(switch replaced), all door weatherstrips and drip rail molding loose (replaced all), rear license plate light broken and replaced, door lock levers fell out of both doors(replaced both). lemon, lemon,lemon!!!!!!!!!!*ak( dot number: )
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
04/06/2000
 While driving and appying the brakes vehicle will not stop. took vehicle to dealer on the 12th of april, 2000. they replaced master cylinder/booster, and and abs brakes. but, problem still occurs. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
11/02/2002
 While pulling out of a parking space the abs light appear on the dashboard. a loud noise coming from underneath the vehicle and the brake pedal went to the floor. the dealer is aware of the problem. please provide further details. mr
01/29/2001
 Owner took vehicle to dealer to have it inspected, and emergency hand brake did not work. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - HYDRAULIC
02/07/2001107/01/2000
 While driving in wet conditions brakes do not work for a couple of seconds and abs light illuminated, consumer states when the vehicle was stopped the abs module was continually running even with engine and ignition turned off, mechanic stated a new module was needed. *slc
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - HYDRAULIC - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
11/10/20049000003/15/1999
 I was driving at around 35 mph when i tried to brake and the brakes did not work. i tried the emergency brake and that wouldn't work either. i rolled to a stop and called a towing company. when i got out of the vehical there was break fluid leaking on the drivers side of the car. the vehical was towed to the dealership where i was informed that the brake line had bust. i was also told that the feul line was about to bust. the entire break and fuel lines were corroded and had to be replaced. it took the dealership 2 week to repair. the cost was over $2000.
07/12/20031
 Consumer states that when trying to apply the anti lock brakes the brakes will lock up, causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. dealer notified. *ak the brakes were soft. braking fluid was placed in the vehicle and the consumer noticed a leak in the line. the mechanic noticed that the old line weren't the same as the new line and found that there was a recall (#00v345000). the line was worn from rubbing against the wall which caused the leak. the recall called for inspection on the right side but the left side had gone out. the consumer suggested that perhaps something was overlooked. *scc *nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
04/06/2000
 While driving and appying the brakes vehicle will not stop. took vehicle to dealer on the 12th of april, 2000. they replaced master cylinder/booster, and and abs brakes. but, problem still occurs. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
09/09/2000
 When brake pedal was depressed pedal went all way to the floor. dealer has been contacted for problem, and stated that brake vacuum hose was deffective. please provide further details.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
05/26/200339480102/06/2003
 The abs control module on the 1999 chevrolet silverado has been going bad prematurely. a great number of these trucks are having this unit's motor run continuosly, causing the owners to remove the abs 60 amp fuse to stop the loud humming sound from under the driver's seat. these modules are going out just after the 36,000 mile warranty expires.the cost to replace this unit is extremely high. many owners refuse to spend this much money on a part that should last much longer than that, causing them to keep the fuse out. by doing this, it makes the brake warning lights to stay on all the time. if another problem in the brake system would develop, the driver would have no prior warning something is wrong. that may be a real serious hazard in the years to come. no warning-no brakes! gm has known the problem exists, and since improved the later model silverados. at least they could re-wire a new brake light for those who choose not to have the abs feature on their vehicle. must have an hydraulic brake warning of some kind to avoid serious accidents! approx. cost of repair is close to $1,000. too much for the average working class american! should be recalled by gmc before the accidents start piling up.*ak
01/01/2002
 While traveling on highway abs braking light and parking brake warning light appeared on dashboard. applied brakes, pedal vibrated and went all the way down to the floor. dealership was aware of problem. *ak