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Parking Brake Driveline Problems of Chevrolet Silverado Vehicles

Chevrolet Silverado vehicle consumers have reported the following problems to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) since 1995.

Parking brake driveline problems   1

Model: 1999 Silverado FWD ,    Fail Date: Jun 21, 2001,     Location: Fayetteville, Georgia

Parking will not "hold"when applied. I live in the "flat land"of georgia so I never use this brake,park gear is sufficient. I took truck to dealer and had rear wheeles "pulled"and inspected. . The parking brake shoes were completly wore out. As I don't use these brakes,no one could explain how this could happen. . And as truck is out of warrenty it would 250. 00 to replace shoes. Iam curious and as well apprehensive to replace or repair some thing that I don't know how or when it "wore out"when it's not used!!!.

Parking brake driveline problems   2

Model: 1999 Silverado 4WD ,     Location: Grants Past, Oregon

Brake pads on emergency brakes have burned up prematurely. Dealer has inspected vehicle, and the manufacturer has been notified. Consumer states that dealer told him that he must have ridden with the emergency brake on, however there are two warning devices to warn consumer's that the brake is on; a light and a bell.