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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,333 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 112014

Silverado 1500

  • 120,000 miles


My towing hitch/receiver broke while towing a trailer and turning a corner at 10 mph, 2 blocks from my house. The drivers side of the hitch was so badly rusted, it broke, the passenger side was strong enough that my trailer stayed behind my 2 wd truck and no one was injured. This incident could have hurt someone had I been going faster in traffic when it broke. Now, after this happened, I learned that the 2002 trucks have had this issue for some time!

- Freeland, MI, USA

problem #2

May 292007

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Oem hitch on 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is displaying cracking/failure around the receiver welds. Entire hitch will need to be replaced.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 222002

Silverado 1500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer stated that the factory installed trailer hitch has cracked and hitch wilds have separated. The GM service manger denied any cracking after inspecting the hitch.

- Naples, FL, USA

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