Chevrolet Silverado: Vehicle Checks / Brake Pad Life System

Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Vehicle Care / Vehicle Checks / Brake Pad Life System

When to Change Brake Pads

This vehicle has a system that estimates the remaining life of the front and rear brake pads. Brake pad life is displayed in the Driver Information Center (DIC), along with a percentage for each axle. The system must be reset every time the brake pads are changed.

When the system has determined that the brake pads need to be replaced, a message will display, which may include mileage remaining.

Brake pads should always be replaced as complete axle sets.

How to Reset the Brake Pad Life System

The system will automatically detect when significantly worn brake pads are replaced. When the ignition is turned on after new pads and wear sensors are installed, a message will display. Follow the prompts to reset the system.

The brake pad life system can also be manually reset:

  1. Display Brake Pad Life on the DIC. See Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level) or Driver Information Center (DIC) (Midlevel and Uplevel).
  2. Press the thumbwheel or the trip odometer reset stem if the vehicle does not have DIC buttons. Select front or rear pads as appropriate.
  3. Select YES on the confirmation message, or press the trip odometer reset stem on a base level DIC. Repeat for pads on the other axle if they were also replaced.

How to Disable the Brake Pad Life System

The brake pad life system can be turned off. This may be necessary if aftermarket brake pads without wear sensors are installed. When the system is turned off, the front and rear brake pad life percentages will not display. However, the built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn can still determine when the pads should be replaced. See Brakes.

To turn off the brake pad life system:

  1. Display Brake Pad Life on the DIC. See Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level) or Driver Information Center (DIC) (Midlevel and Uplevel).
  2. Select DISABLE.

To turn the brake pad life system back on, follow the above steps but select ENABLE in Step 2.

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