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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,067 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 022005

Silverado 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,134 miles


The contact stated the exhaust manifold warped and caused the studs to snap off. This could cause the exhaust to leak on a cold start. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, but has not yet been repaired. The contact's son-in-law discovered this problem after inspecting the vehicle because he had the same problem with his vehicle. He stated the original studs were too small, and the new studs were bigger. Left and right exhaust manifold bolts broke and were replaced.

- Cottage Grove, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 062005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
While driving under normal driving condition, no bump or obstacle on the road exhaust system separated and dropped, but stayed attached to its structure. The muffler dangled. The cause of the failure was unknown because the vehicle wasn't been inspected by a dealership nor mechanic.

- Baldwin, MI, USA

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