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Old 09-10-2012, 07:13 PM
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Danger! Chevy/ GMC truck owners need to read

First and foremost- If this is a repeat of another thread I apologize to the LS community.

I own an 01 Silverado. Yesterday I was towing my trailer and equipment. A Lady suddenly ran a red light and I almost blasted her. I hit the brakes hard. My trailer brakes locked and the truck provided little or no braking. I was scared $hitless to say the least. As no brake power returned, I inspected the lines and found a ruptured rusted out line. Various other lines leaving the Master cylinder look bad too. Brake fluid was pouring out of the ruptered line.

Turns out thousands and thousands of other GM owners and operators have experienced similar problems, yet GM and NHTSA has done Jack Crap about it- except remain silent. NHTSA has commenced an engineering analysis for what that is worth.

Had I not had electric brakes on the trailer I and the other driver would have been in for a world of hurt if not worse.

I urge each one of you to carefull inspect your brake and fuel lines. You get no warning on this folks and its disgusting how GM is ignoring this problem instead of tackling it head on.

Ive been a big chevy/ gm fan over the years...but this has rapidly corroded my faith in Gm and Chevrolet.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:26 PM
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Sounds to me you need to be blaming the highway departments that dump salt and calcium chloride on the roads, not GM.

Also, a good idea when replacing brake lines is to go with stainless steel lines.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:37 PM
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I have got to get my lines replaced before winter.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:46 PM
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brake lines rot out on all vehicles. Thats what inspection stickers are for. Usually you will feel loss in braking power before failure.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:25 PM
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Lines rot out on all makes. I definitely don't think this is a manufacturer issue. As mentioned above. That's also why there annual safety inspections and at least if your not getting them done inspect your borehole yourself
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:57 PM
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First and foremost- If this is a repeat of another thread I apologize to the LS community.

I own an 01 Silverado. Yesterday I was towing my trailer and equipment. A Lady suddenly ran a red light and I almost blasted her. I hit the brakes hard. My trailer brakes locked and the truck provided little or no braking. I was scared $hitless to say the least. As no brake power returned, I inspected the lines and found a ruptured rusted out line. Various other lines leaving the Master cylinder look bad too. Brake fluid was pouring out of the ruptered line.

Turns out thousands and thousands of other GM owners and operators have experienced similar problems, yet GM and NHTSA has done Jack Crap about it- except remain silent. NHTSA has commenced an engineering analysis for what that is worth.

Had I not had electric brakes on the trailer I and the other driver would have been in for a world of hurt if not worse.

I urge each one of you to carefull inspect your brake and fuel lines. You get no warning on this folks and its disgusting how GM is ignoring this problem instead of tackling it head on.

Ive been a big chevy/ gm fan over the years...but this has rapidly corroded my faith in Gm and Chevrolet.
Do you plow with your 11 year old truck too? Are you the original owner? If not look at a car fax to see what state it came from.
Your message is good, check your brake lines, but I wouldnt blame gm
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:51 PM
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brake lines rot out on all vehicles. Thats what inspection stickers are for. Usually you will feel loss in braking power before failure.
Not necessarily true. It seems that the (GM) placement of the lines is especially troublesome. I called a host of local mechanics and spoke to several GM dealers. They ALL advised me that this make and vintage is horrendous. To the point of offering to write letters on my behalf. The 99-03 vintage is especially troublesome.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...do_brakes.html

Owners have reported passage of government AND industry technicians inspections and experiencing failure shortly thereafter.

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh...hp?tid/274830/
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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You have an 01. My 04 Dodge has so many rusted/rotted lines on it that I have spent tons of money replacing. It happens.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:58 PM
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how many miles on both of your guys' trucks?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:28 PM
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Have you ever flushed your brake fluid? It does absorb water which in turn rusts lines. I'm not saying its not a GM problem...after all it is a GM , but people forget about brake fluid absorbing water.
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