When new, chevy mechanics said soft pedal was normal. You could hammer tent stakes with most bottles. I was not noteafide of any recall. Complaint Number: 10444752 Incident Date: January 21, 2012 Date Added to File: January 21, 2012 Description of the Complaint: Driving my vehicle to work and applied brakes to stop and pedal went to floor. My truck is in an auto repair shop now and all the brake line tubing is being replaced leaving me with no transportation for work and a very large auto repair bill.
There are a couple of good possibilities. It is almost certainly one of those problems. We then had the truck towed to our local garage and the brake line was repaired. I have since found that the brake lines were rusted through and the brake fluid sprays out the line below the driver's door hinge. Brake line cluster attached to frame rusted through. We drove to the nearest brake repair shop; during this 5 minute drive, the brake warning light came on.
Completed stop across two traffic lanes, on coming traffic stopped in time to avoid accident. Vehilce only has approx, 55000 miles. Air in the lines is something I deal with regularly with my race bike. This is one of those things that happens. Both incidents occurred while driving within city driving conditions.
You may have a vacuum assisted brake booster. I am in the process of replacing all 4 of the lines myself and this is proving to be a major undertaking. Place the other end of the tubing in a 1 quart bottle partially filled with clean brake fluid. No pressure felt and I immieadatly pushed emergercy brake and avoided collison. Complaint Number: 10324872 Incident Date: April 10, 2010 Date Added to File: April 10, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The steel brake lines are badly rusted, they are not leaking yet but I am concerned. Move the master cylinder out of the way. A quick internet search showed this is a well known problem, but I was never notified of the risk.
If enough brake fluid leaks from the piston seal, your brakes may stop working entirely. After returning home, I noticed a line of fluid drips on the driveway. Also, my father rarely drove his cars later in life and two of them suffered from rusted out brake lines, oil pans etc basically anything under the car rusted out. I am the original owner,truck has 27,000 miles,and brakes were replaced at12,000 miles. There are several methods for bleeding the brakes: using a power bleeder shops normally use this method two man manual bleeding by having one person open and close the bleeder valve and another person pumping the pedal. It was towed back, replaced the leaking tubing, and returned to service. The other brake lines are rusted as well.
The shop noted this was a common defect of the Chevy Silverado. When we arrived at the shop, they put the truck on the lift; by this time, it had no brake fluid left in the system. The contact stated that the brake lines were fractured. Then step on the brakes with the vehicle on. How many people have to be killed before chevy fesses up and there is a recall on these trucks? Complaint Number: 10370797 Incident Date: November 15, 2010 Date Added to File: December 15, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2003 chevrolet silverado 1500. I would not have been able to stop if this had happened while driving especially towing my boat.
I am the original owner and my vehicle only has 34,00 miles. Complaint Number: 10456778 Incident Date: April 28, 2012 Date Added to File: April 28, 2012 Description of the Complaint: My brake pedal went to the floor as I was backing my truck up to hook up my boat. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. If you don't have enough brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir, air can get in your brake lines and your Silverado 1500 won't stop properly.
He attempted to repair the vehicle himself but found there was a second brake line fractured. Complaint Number: 10372720 Incident Date: December 27, 2010 Date Added to File: December 28, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2003 chevrolet silverado 1500. Dealer says its normal, no vehicle ever should have pedal travel to the floor, except the clutch. As with most fluids in your engine, brake fluid can cause serious harm if you get it in your eyes, so be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves. Bleeding the brake fluid will ensure that your Chevy Silverado is safe to drive.
That's why brake fluids have specified boiling points. This is a one man method of bleeding the brakes;. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle brake failure. The trailer, that is parked in a field and there is some rust on one of the support beams. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. A significant amount of fluid was underneath the driver's door.