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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,119 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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 #7

Jun 022004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


The consumer stated that both front brake rotors wore out prematurely at 25,000 miles, which caused the vehicle to vibrate when braking. The dealer agreed there was excessive wear on the brakes, but was unable to explain why.

- Duncan, OK, USA

problem #6

Feb 152003

Silverado 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Vehicle experienced brake failure, in which the brakes failed to stop the vehicle immediately when they were depressed. This resulted in extended stopping distance. This failure occurred because the brake rotors warped. The rotors were resurfaced, but the failure recurred within 15,000 miles.

- Feeding Hills, MA, USA

problem #5

Apr 232004

(reported on)


  • 39,000 miles
Vehicle was going through a routine maintenance when dealer discovered that the right rear brake pad tore up the rotor.

- Whittier, AK, USA

problem #4

Mar 092004


  • 46,000 miles


Rotors are deteriorating after only two years.

- Chenango Bridge, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 282003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
The brake rotors wore out entirely too quickly. They were poor quality, and the metal rusted as if they were submerged in salt water for a year.

- Wellfleet, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 242003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a new 2002 Chevy Silverado ext cab 4WD in November 2001. The truck currently has 48000 miles on it. The rear brakes have been completely rebuilt 3 times due to excess wear and failure. The dealership has paid for the repairs twice and split the cost once but has advised they will not pay for it anymore. The cause appears to be sticking which wears the pads out which in turn wear out the rotors. The calipers freeze up and require replacing. The parking brake is used regularly and works okay. After the last repair, the ABS chatters when coming to a stop on clear dry pavement, like a parking lot or stop sign.

- Waitsfield, VT, USA

problem #1

Jul 242003


  • miles
Rear rotors shot after 10,000 miles. Would not pass inspection. Took back to dealer, they machined them down to nothing. Did not replace the rotors. These rotors from the factory must be defective. My mechanic said hes never seen rotors like this in 30 of working. So much for the 3 yr bumper to bumper warranty.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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