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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,021 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Jan 012002

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles


Although the truck is rated to tow 9000 lbs the parking brake will not hold my 7000 pound trailer from rolling down the hill forwards or backwards. My 3000 lb boat rolls backwards into the water at a boat launch. The pbrake pedal goes to the floor with little resistance. Two different Chevy dealers have seen the truck. The first dealer adjusted the brake and it was better, the second said that there was nothing more that they could do. It still rolls with a trailer on it. The dealers said that the low resistance pbrake is a design feature.

- East Lyme, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 172002

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Consumer states that when the trailer is attach to the vehicle the emergency brakes will not stay in the lock position and will unlock and distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified

- Birdsboro, PA, USA

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