2003 Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Chevrolet SILVERADO 1500 Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1098245
 Internal NHTSA #10621895
 ManufacurerGeneral Motors LLC
 ModelSILVERADO 1500
 Model Year2003
 File date02/08/14
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemMy wife and daughter was with me and i was towing my brother in laws small tractor on my dad's tandem axle trailer. We had already drove about 20 miles and coming up to their house turn off. I turned into there driveway and started to turn so we could then back up the trailer to his barn to unload his tractor. The truck stopped perfectly but the brakes felt weird at that point so when completely stopped i put into park then we got out of the truck and unloaded the tractor and when we was unloading the tractor i went up to the cab of the truck and opened the door because i was going to step on the brake pedal so the front brakes would help hold my truck in place when the weight of the tractor hit the back of the trailer which in turn would make the rear of my truck really light. When i hit the pedal it went all the way to the floor absolutely no pedal at all. Then i noticed the smell of brake fluid then looked under the truck and sure enough brake fluid everywhere right underneath the driver side door. I crawled under the edge of the truck just a bit and notice all the brake lines right there in one area but the one had busted/split. So i kind of notice all the other ones all in that area were really rusted up some as well. It almost in that area only looked as if the truck had 200,000 miles on it but just on the brake lines nothing else. Needless to say i only have two vehicles and i worked in two days so i went to my local autoparts store and bought what i thought would be enough to fix the truck. Got home and started in on it. And realized i didn't have one fitting i needed so luckily for me my dad was already out and he picked up what he thought was the part. Needless to say when he got to my place the parts they gave him wasn't the correct parts.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure81000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBRISTOW, IN
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase25/09/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
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 Vehicle speed10
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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