Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,050 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 212005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


The consume states that the parking brake is not holding on 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. This has been an issue for about a month. The owner has taken the truck to the dealership, and they classified it as a normal wear item. They dealer is not going to replace this for free. There is a recall on the manual transmissions but not the automatic. But the owner says that they share the same parking brake system. The owner has contacted the manufacturer, and they were aware of the problem, , and stated that there was no recall. NHTSA recall 05V161000. On manual transmission. The owner was going to have this fixed, but it will be at his expense. There were no prior problems with the truck. There is about 60% of the brake lining left on the back brakes. The owner is pushing the brake to the floor and it is not working.

- Carnation, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,200 miles
Safety issue: 2002 Chevy 3500 1 ton dually (53,000 miles). Truck brakes starting acting funny. Take truck dealership for brake inspection. Dealer charge $$ for inspection and informed us that all 4 brake rotors were rotten (beyond repair). Not wore but rotten. Seems they use re-cycled material in their brake rotors. Seem this is a major safety issue because rotors could fail completed due to rot and cause vehicle to lose brakes. Cost of replacement is $2000.

- Durhamville, NY, USA

problem #2

May 012004

Silverado 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Parking brake failed and does not hold when engaged been about a year now and was told there was a recall so I'm waiting to see if this is the case Chevy told me my truck was not considered in the recall so I would like to know if I'm the only one with this problem

- Newhartford, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 152002

Silverado 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Park brake will not hold. Vehicle has rolled over 3 times with park brake applied. Dealer replaced park brake once.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

Not what you are looking for?