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Avalanche/Silverado PARKING BRAKE FRUSTRATION [Expired Topic]

Discussion in 'Chevy Avalanche Forum (Escalade EXT)' started by grolman1, May 17, 2006.

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  1. grolman1

    grolman1 New Member

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    I don't know how anyone has gotten the Avalanche/Silverado parking brake problem resolved. I have fought with Chevy Corp and the dealership and both refer me to each other to resolve the situation. This has been going on for years. The US Government gave Chevy an out by only forcing Chevy to correct parking brake problems on standard transmissions due to the added safety issues with standards. My parking brake stopped working a couple of months after I got the truck but I didn't think it was that big of a deal until I found out Texas requires the parking brake working. Since the original problem was due to a Chevrolet defect, logically, it should be corrected by them or repair be reimbursed by them. I WOULD RECOMMEND EXTENSIVE RESEARCH BE PERFORMED BEFORE BUYING A CHEVROLET ANYMORE TO HOPEFULLY PREVENT PURCHASING A VEHICLE WITH NUMEROUS DEFECTS LIKE THE aVALACHE HAS GONE THROUGH. TAILGATE CABLES, CENTER PARTITION SEAL, AND PARKING BRAKE NOT WORKING SHORTLY AFTER RECEIVING THE VEHICLE. THEY DID REPAIR THE SEAL BUT ARE ADAMANT ABOUT NOT TAKING CARE OF THE DEFECTIVE PARKING BRAKE. ANOTHER DISAPPOINTTED CHEVY CUSTOMER.
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  2. grolman1

    grolman1 New Member

    ALSO, WOULDN'T RECOMMEND BUYING ANY "NEW" MODELS COMING OUT UNTIL THEY HAVE MET THE TEST OF TIME!
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Hmm, most states (if not all) require a parking brake to work during the inspection, etc. I grew up in the Northwest, but I still put my parking brake on even on flat surfaces. People who grew up down here never put it on. A parking brake is one of those things that if you never use it, it will go out on you.
  4. SREXTREMESOUND

    SREXTREMESOUND New Member

    Hey, I dont know if this is the same problem or not? I am getting a grinding noise from my back wheels. It is not the pads because there is approx. 6mm left on the pads. But I was reading up on the problem with the inner"shell". They say it is like a drum and uses shoes for the parking brake. I am not sure what it is but the sound is like I have no pads left..it is like metal to metal grinding. If anyone knows about this..or any recalls that would be out there could someone let me know! Thanks
  5. SREXTREMESOUND

    SREXTREMESOUND New Member

    It is a 2003 Z-71
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    How loud is the grinding sound?
  7. SREXTREMESOUND

    SREXTREMESOUND New Member

    It's not that loud, it is just coming from the back tires.....the only way I can explain it is like I have no pads..but I do.. Sorry I hope that makes sense.. it is all I can say.
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    That problem sounds like it has recall written all over it.
  9. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member 1000 Posts

    Any news on this? It sounds like the parking brake mechanism could be stuck on, and the shoes have worn down.
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Was this an ongoing issue with the Avalanche? Does anyone have any info?
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