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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,155 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 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 302014

Silverado 1500

  • 160,000 miles


My brake lines failed, nearly resulting in killing a child that rode his bike onto the road from a driveway and forcing a vehicle headon into my lane of travel. Luckly everyone was able to squeeze into appropriate places and was paying attention as I was unable to slowdown. Dust covers on the rear have been rusted and gone for the last two years, and I have replaced the regulators in both passenger/driverside doors three time each due to the cables rusting and snapping. When I took my vehicle into Chevrolet dealer ship for maintenance, it had less than 36K at the time, they removed one plastic panel (falling down from behind the door interior trim panels) from each door that was hanging down and scratching my rocker panel, and said "we dont know what these are for, so we just removed them", hmmm, maybe it was to help with moiture related issues within the door panel. Not sure just guessing, but cant bellive that they couldn't figure it out. Over all not impressed with Chevrolet even though it is pretty much all I have owned, if they keep producing this crap they should lower the price.

- Apg, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 202012

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,224 miles
I was driving 60mph when construction cones brought traffic to one lane. As I began to apply my brakes, I could feel my foot going to the floor and I was not slowing at all. I tried the emergncy brake, and also no braking occured. I managed to drive onto the medium, and luckily was able to avoid all the "construction junk" that littered that area. After a very long time, I was able to safely maneuver to a safe stop. When I spoke with the mechanic, he told me there were no brake lines.

- Wolcott, NY, USA

problem #1

May 312010

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 168,241 miles
Have owned my 2002 Chevy Silverado since new. I have never gotten a flat tire with this truck until a couple of weeks ago. I got a flat tire on memorial day on a four lane highway (rt-1). I was in an odd spot to move farther from the traffic lane and I could not get the truck high enough with the factory jack that was provided. I figured it was because of the uneven ground I was on. About a week later I had a blow out with the same tire in a parking garage (nice level flat concrete surface). I have been a mechanic in about 1975. Hold my pa state inspection license and was a ase certified mechanic. The supplied jack with the same factory size tires will not get the vehicle high enough to change the tires. I tried the factory recommended spots and couple of others. How could GM put people in a position like this? somebody could get killed trying to use this equipment.

- West Grove, PA, USA

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