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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,830 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 #5

Sep 262015

Silverado 1500

  • 220,000 miles


I pulled into driveway and put car in park, left engine running. Went to door of residence to get my kids. Kids went out to the car and were yelling fire! I seen the inside up in smoke. I reached inside to turn engine off. We then started pouring buckets of water into seat and on floor around the seat to try to prevent spread of the fire. I luckily put the fire out. Fire dept unhooked battery and removed melted plastic around seat. It seems a wire somehow shorted out beneath seat and caught the seat and floor on fire.

- Moss Point, MS, USA

problem #4

Jan 122005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Defective hinge on center jump seat (arm rest) console lid. No abuse, accident or collision caused. It is a safety hazard to anyone using arm rest or reaching behind seat as the part of the hinge that broke now sticks straight up. Is a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2002 model.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #3

Jul 182006

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,150 miles
Drivers seatback has broken twice in less than a year.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #2

Apr 122003

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The tracks and anchors stuck out three inches, too far and caused the back seat passengers to kick the tracks when getting in or out of the vehicle. The owner has contacted the dealership.

- Lake City, AR, USA

problem #1

Mar 052002

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, brake pedal will go all the way to the floor when braking suddenly. Also while driving on highway, consumer slammed on brakes to avoid a collision and the rear brakes locked up and vehicle slid. Also the engine vibrates when the air condition is on, the dealer repositioned clamp, when it is rainy hard the drivers door leaks at the top weatherstrip, the exhaust vibrates when vehicle is in reverse, the passenger seat rattles.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

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