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Brake line Failure on Chevrolet S10

Problem Data
Average mileage: 122,477 (50,000–180,000)
8 model years affected: 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
22 people reported this problem
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The metal brake line corroded away, and without warning failed completely. My truck was built in 2002 and during that time GM did not use stainless steal for the brake lines. Living in PA, we use salt on our roads during snow events. This salt corrodes away the non stainless steal break lines. If you have a GM vehicle made from 1999-2003, check to see if the SS was OEM spec. If not, have your shop check for any corrosion along the brake lines during the next service. If any is found, replace them with stainless steal lines. There are not many thing scarier than losing your brakes unexpectedly.
This is the third time my brake line as went lucky this time a was pulling into my driveway so no one was hurt. My brake light came on and then no brake.