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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,250 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #17

May 202005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Contact states the brakes on vehicle started pulsating while braking. A local service dealer replaced the brakes and rotors on the front and rear of the vehicle.

- Budd, WV, USA

problem #16

Apr 012005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the driver started to apply the brakes (lightly), they felt like they didn't have power brakes and the vehicle didn't stop the way that it normally did. The consumer pressed hard on the brake pedal but the vehicle still did not stop. On another occasion the consumer applied the brake and the and activated for about 5 seconds then returned to normal.

- Mayslanding, NJ, USA

problem #15

Apr 162005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
The problem was with the brakes which seemed to be the ABS. The problem would usually occur about 10 mph then the brakes would start to shake when slowing down. There was a noise that was heard and would have to pump the brakes. The vehicle was a 4 wheel drive and does it every time when slowing down.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #14

Apr 012004

Silverado 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at low speeds, the driver applied the brake pedal and the brakes failed. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it home. When slowing down a speeds of 0-5 mph the brake pedal became hard to depress then the ABS would activate. If there was enough time, the brake pedal could be pumped then the ABS would stop, then the vehicle would stop.

- Holland, NY, USA

problem #13

Jun 152004

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Silverado brake equipment. The consumer had to replace the ear rotors, shoes and hardware. The rear axle fluid was low and discolored. When the rear axle was serviced it was determined that the front axle vent tube was leaking from the oring. The axle vent tube was replaced.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #12

Feb 152003

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Many of the problems took several times in the shop to fix. The castrophic failures in the engine & transmission have never been fixed. The truck has lunging, dead spots & surges & the transmission clunks (shifts hard, jerky) the auto may or may not accelerate on demand & will later accelerate when you need to apply the brakes.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 152003

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,499 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The brake line that runs to the rear left wheel was installed incorrectly causing it to contact the turn down seam of the cab sheetmetal. This was located just behind the fuel cooler. The rubbing caused the line to burst while stopping. The dealer service rep said that since the truck was 10K over the warranty that it would be unlikely that the GM would fix the problem. Since I didn't have the time to fight with the dealer and since I use the truck in the course of my business I had it repaired by local mechanic.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #10

Jul 152003

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The power steering & power brakes went out simultaneously. Fortunately I was only towing the boat trailer(2000 lbs) I had just unloaded a 5000 lb boat the date was 7 July. No one was injured and nothing was damaged. However upon checking around this apparently is a common problem on this GM platform. The dealership knew what was wrong before they saw the vehicle and admit to servicing this problem. My issue is how many people need to be injured or killed before someone recalls these. I just found out that the shaft which is breaking has been replaced with a new part but there are thousands of these things out there and no warning has been issued. My local dealership. They have replaced 6 of these in the last 2 weeks. The dealership in cheboygan has replaced 5 in the recent past for a total of 11 in two dealerships.

- Petoskey, MI, USA

problem #9

Feb 202004

(reported on)

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pedal went almost to the floor before vehicle stopped. Took vehicle to the dealer, and the dealer stated it was normal.

- Newport, OR, USA

problem #8

Jan 192004

Silverado

  • 29,000 miles
While turning consumer lost control of steering. Consumer later found out that the wheel, hub, brakeline and brakes were disconnected from the vehicle.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 302002

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Soft brake pedal...goes to the floor. Questionable brake response. Also "clunk" heard in front-end and felt through steering around turns. Both since new in March 2002.

- Lusby, MD, USA

problem #6

Sep 252003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The hydraulic pump failed while driving. The consumer was forced to use the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. Heavy duty 2002 diesel Silverado. Dealer replaced power steering pump but there was no brakes, pedal went to the floor. On another occasion, consumer left vehicle idling while changing a tire on the trailer. Got in the vehicle, stepped on the brake and lost the brakes and trailer lights. Consumer decided to drive about a mile to exit freeway when the brakes started to work again.

- Stockton, MO, USA

problem #5

Sep 172003

Silverado

  • 9,166 miles
While driving 20 mph brakes failed. Pedal would go to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Had taken vehicle to dealership, but problem not resolved.

- Holland Patent, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 182003

(reported on)

Silverado

  • 8,000 miles
While driving driver suddenly heard a loud snap. Driver applied the brakes and brake pedal went to the floor. Cause unknown.

- Beverly Hills , FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 062003

(reported on)

Silverado

  • 51,000 miles
Inside rear brake disintegrated and damaged the rotors. Dealership replaced the braking system.

- Breesport, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012003

Silverado

  • miles
While driving at 40 mph consumer applied brakes and locked the wheels. Dealer notified.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 032003

Silverado

  • miles
The brakes squealed when they were applied.

- Adona, AR, USA

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