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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 122006

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


No previous issues leading up to hood latch failure - routine use of hood latch mechanism. Hood latch failed during travel at highway speeds. Very fortunate to exit highway after seeing hood rising. The four weld seams holding latch body to truck frame failed. Weld seams remained on truck framework while hood latch body showed material failure. Points of hood latch connection after failure -> latch hook connected under hood; the hood latch cable connected. Failed hood latch remains available.

- Newport, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 272006

Silverado 1500

  • miles
My 2002 Silverado truck has a defect in material in the hood latch, which is corroding and rusting. This is a safety matter that the manufacturer does not want to deal with.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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