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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,530 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

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 222013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet C1500 2wd. The contact was coasting and attempted to brake but the pedal abnormally traveled to the floorboard as the brakes failed. The contact placed the vehicle in neutral and applied the parking brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected and it was determined all four brake lines wee severely rusted and corroded.. the manufacturer was made aware of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000...updated 12-23-13

- Gettysburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 032012

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 147,059 miles
Severe brake fluid leak on main steel line(s) under drivers side about 1/2 way toward the rear wheels. Unable to drive vehicle. Pedal went to floor as I was trying to put the vehicle in gear. Pumped brakes with no increase in pedal. Looked under vehicle and brake fluid on cement.

- Bloxom, VA, USA

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