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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 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

problem #2

Jan 252008

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

We have a 2002 Silverado with only 28,000 miles on it. We took it to the dealer the other day because of a grinding noise and found out that all 4 rotors and all disc pads have to be replaced. We are told that we don't drive the truck enough for the disc pads to work properly. We have never heard of such a thing and started finding others complaning of the same problem. The dealer (century Chevrolet) showed us rotors that were rusy and deteriorating. We live in Colorado, rust in unheard of in vehicles here. We do believe that there is a problem with the brake materials.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #1

May 172005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Erratic stopping and squealing noise was noticed on May 17, 2005. Upon inspection, I found my rear break rotors on my 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500hd (39,000 mi.) to be extremely deteriorated. The metal is actually flaking off on the face of the rotors. The pads still have approx. 2/3 thickness remaining. I have not yet contacted the dealer, but from other complaints I've read, it looks like my dime to fix the problem.

- Shomakersville, PA, USA

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