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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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 #3

Apr 092010

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 190,000 miles

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

Chevy Silverado 2002. At low speeds stopping distance is unexpectedly increased due to the ABS preventing a total stop during dry conditions. This occurred coming to a stop at a stop light and coming into a parking spot. The problem has occurred intermittently at least 7 times in the weeks following this first incident. The brakes also make a grinding noise at the last point of breaking. I called the dealership and described the above. They informed me there is no problem with the ABS unless the light is on. They said they would have to keep the truck and drive it until it exhibited the problem. I called the GM recall hot line on May 12, 2010. Based on my VIN he said my truck was not included in the recall but that his notes showed that the wheel sensor had been inspected and cleaned when I had the brakes done in 2007. He offered no help at all. This problem is serious and I will be pulling the ABS fuse to hopefully disable the system and avoid an accident. It is clear from the many complaints here and elsewhere all over the internet that this is a safety issue due to a failure that GM should be responsible for.

- Munith, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 092010

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
ABS light keeps coming on and off, when this happens I have no brakes causing me to run out into intersections or property. I have cleaned the ABS sensors 2X and the problem keeps persisting this has happened 3X now.

- Brownstown, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 152004

Silverado 1500

  • 20,000 miles
Front wheel ABS sensor failure (2 times) - when stopping, the ABS controller modulates the brake hydraulic pressure causing long stop distances. This first incident occurred in 2004 when the vehicle was two years old and again in 2007 when the vehicle was five years old. Consequences both times were near misses of the car in front of me. I was able to stop the vehicle with the emergency brake both times before collision. The first time one front wheel ABS sensor was replaced by dealer at no charge under warranty. The second time both front wheel ABS sensors were removed and coated with an anti-corrosive material by the dealer at no charge under NHTSA recall.

- Stow, OH, USA

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