10th Mar 2003, 15:45
ABS just went out in my '99 Silverado this weekend (03-08-03). Pulled the fuse out to stop the motor from running. 83,000 miles on the truck.
18th Mar 2003, 00:05
I had the same problem with my 1999 Chevy Silverado. the ABS light came on at about 55k miles. the buzzing noise also came from under the truck. The only way to get it to stop was take the fuse out.
30th Mar 2003, 14:14
I have the same problem with my 99' Silverado with only 36000 miles. Apparently, this is a problem at GM. I found several other places on the web where this problem has been reported. GM should own up to the problem. No-one should have to pay what is mentioned in the other article.
3rd Apr 2003, 10:13
Same problem here,1999 silverado,76000 miles, I also know someone else that had the same problem. I'm really disappointed with General Motors for not owning up with the problem.When I spoke with the dealer he said they had already changed about a dozen not to mention all the people like me that just removed the fuse!
14th Apr 2003, 09:05
I was the proud owner of a 1999 Chevy Z71 until the ABS went out at 31K miles. In checking the INTERNET I see that this is a BIG problem with this year truck. Chevy should take care of this and recall all 1999 Z71 trucks.
19th Apr 2003, 12:04
I have a 99 with the same problem. I had to replace the same thing. Now the ABS light is on again, and they are telling me that I may have to replace the entire hub assembly. This is ridiculous!! firstname.lastname@example.org.
24th Apr 2003, 18:33
I too, have experienced this problem. I have a 1999 Silverado 2500. ABS light came on at about 59,000 (miles.). ABS motor was making a noise. I had to pull fuse. $1000.00 repair estimate. Still the best truck I have owned. ROUSE6@peoplepc.com.
9th May 2003, 16:16
I bought a 1999 C1500 and the week that I was making my first payment, the ABS module went out. I was out of town and my wife started to put the truck in the garage then it had a loud humming noise under the drivers door. We had to pull the fuse to get it to stop. Estimate is $866.00 to fix it. $775 just for the part. The truck has only 35,000 miles, but is 4 years old! No Warranty!!
26th May 2003, 18:46
The same thing happened to my 1999 Silverado with 54000 miles. I disconnected the battery then the EBCM. I didn't think of the fuse. I found a GM replacement part for about $600. How much trouble is it to replace? I haven't talked to the dealer yet, but it looks like their not going to make it right.
27th May 2003, 07:13
This sounds like a BIG problem. My 1st and last Chevy truck. Just had transmission repaired ($1900.00) and now I also get the same humming noise from the ABS. Estimated cost $1000.00. This is NOT fun! Should have bought a Toyota!
28th May 2003, 12:27
I too own a 1999 Chevy Silverado Z-71. My ABS went out at 40k, one month after purchasing the truck. Unfortunately, I bought it used with no warranty. I disconnected the ABS and have driven it since October 2001 like this. No problems, except that I have no ABS, lol. I plan on replacing the system soon since they have brought the price down to $650 in our area due to the high demand. Maybe this means that they are starting to see a trend now?
29th May 2003, 09:15
I too have a 99 Silverado. Same problem as everyone else (humming, ABS, need to disconnect ABS via pulling fuse). This is at 45000 miles. I called GM last night and they said that there is no recall on this and they have no other complaints on this (per the customer service rep.). GM did say that if a GM dealer does a diagnostic, I will have to pay for that and GM can elect to pay for a percentage of my repair costs, but may not. It looks like this is a very expensive job. Also, my 99 eats brakes. At 39000 I needed new brakes and they are very expensive for this model. I'm going to look at other brand trucks. Advise: Pull the fuse and drive without the ABS. Call GM and complain so we can get a recall going. Thanks for this website.
29th May 2003, 09:23
Same problem here! ABS module kept running at 40,000 miles. Pulled the fuse. Was quoted $978 plus tax for repair. GM should recall these units. Very low quality parts on these "Money Pit" trucks! I'm kicking myself for buying this thing. Have had truck in the shop about every 2,000 miles for defective parts! We must spread the word to everyone how Bad GM trucks are slapped together with junk. I'm convinced GM does this to make a fortune on parts and service, after they sucker you in with their flashy ads. For those of you who have fewer problems... your just plain lucky. But beware, the problems most of us are having, may still hit you all at once! Better sell it fast, before it's too late! Sell it to a GM mechanic. I bet they would pass on it!
29th May 2003, 10:47
If you want to have a chance at getting a recall on this issue we all must call 1-800-222-1020. This the number for Chevy customer assistance. The more calls they get about this "premature" ABS unit failure as a SAFETY ISSUE, the more of a chance we got of getting something done! SAFETY that's the key word. It may take a little bit of time on the phone, but heck, at least bug the heck out of them! This problem is growing by leaps, and bounds out there on the road today. It should not be left alone. After all there are going to be a lot of trucks on the road with all their brake light bulbs pulled (due to the expense of repair) and that's scary. At least GM thinks it is. It will be tough (very costly recall) Let's nail them!!!
31st May 2003, 06:08
I agree! I too have heard that both brake warning lights stay on. Same problem on my 99 Silverado. With people having the brake lights staying on all the time, or being unplugged, how will anyone know when the standard brakes are having a problem? We should contact the NHTSA about this safety issue on our highways today. This should get a recall going! By the way, I only had 37K on my GM Lemon.
2nd Jun 2003, 11:07
I own a 1999 Silverado LS and Thank God I have not had these problems, My truck just turned over 187000 miles and have only had one problem and that is the service engine light keeps coming on but runs great, but everytime I bring it in to get checked they seem to be unable to find the problem. Codes have shown up for Bad Map sencor, fixed that problem but still comes on, code for bad converter had it checked it was OK, the last time I was told it was my gas cap, Come on GM get the little things together and also don't you think it is time to repair the ABS problems these others are having?