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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,797 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 #2

Oct 032005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,594 miles


Consumer states the drivers seat slid forward six inches from back, it broke and hit the tilt lever. It causedthe consumer's aunt to have a broken back, and she was paralyzed from the waist down. This happened on October 3, 2005, consumer stated that her aunt had foot on the brakes, but the vehicle accelerated instead of slowing down. There was no forewarning before this happened. At this time consumer has not contacted the dealer or manufacturer.

- Mannford, OK, USA

problem #1

Sep 032002

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Drivers' seatback will fall backwards catching driver off guard. Vehicle has been in 2 different shops six times for this and other failures; problem not being resolved/repaired by dealerships.

- Waterford, TX, USA

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