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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102005

Silverado 1500

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GM oem hitch failure. Square receiver tube is bending up-ward. Welds at round cross tube joints are showing signs of cracking. Dealer stated in their invoice after checking problem that "trailer hitch is starting to bend upward. Hitch bent, inspected and found the rear welds moved 1/8 inch". dealer technician stated he didn't recommend pulling anything heavy do to the condition of the oem hitch. Dealer stated the hitch is out of warranty period, new and/or replacement hitch would be customer responsibility. Travel trailer connected to GM oem hitch falls within all manufacturers vehicle and hitch specifications. I replaced with class V aftermarket hitch, and noticed upon removing the GM oem hitch that the truck rear bumper crossmember was bent at the point where the original oem hitch mounted.

- Hartland, MI, USA

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