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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
27 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,485 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brakes problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 9)

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problem #155

Sep 282008

Silverado 1500

  • 82,000 miles

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

When traveling at a low rate of speed and attempting to brake the ABS brake system engages and does not allow me to stop when necessary. This happens every time I try to stop at a low rate of speed. This was corrected once by recall number 05V379000, however the problem has not been permanently fixed and we are in danger every time we drive the vehicle.

- Lom, IL, USA

problem #154

Mar 312008

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received a safety recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock) in March of 2008. He took the vehicle to the dealer to be repaired, but the part was unavailable. At that time, the brakes were cleaned and inspected and the contact was informed that the part would be in soon. As of April 18, 2007, the part is still unavailable. When the contact depressed the brake pedal while driving at an unknown speed, the antilock brakes activated. The vehicle is currently parked. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 119,000.

- Cleveland, VA, USA

problem #153

Feb 102008

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 55 mph, the ABS warning light remained illuminated. The dealer replaced the ABS at the cost of $1,046.36. The failure mileage was 64,000 and current mileage was 64,500. Updated 04-02-08

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #152

Jan 102008

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • miles

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

2002 Chevrolet Silverado with recall on the brake system. Consumer states that he had new pads, rotors, and calipers replaced with brand new parts. He stated that his problem recurred when the brakes failed to work. The consumer stated in Dec 2005 the ABS was inspected and no problem was found. However, 2 years later the consumer began to experience brake problems. The dealer replaced the front wheel speed sensor at the consumers expense.

- Vienna, OH, USA

problem #151

Oct 022007

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd speed sensor problems not addressed by Chevrolet saw recall for this campaign 305V379000 which states salt zone states including Pennsylvania having problems that a not being met.

- Freeport, PA, USA

problem #150

Sep 042007

Silverado 1500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,500 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While applying the brakes between 5 and 10 mph, the ABS pulsates and the vehicle will not stop. The failure caused the vehicle to crash into a fence. The bumper was dented. The contact stated that the brakes pulsate 8 out of 10 times and increase the vehicle's stopping distance. He has had one ABS sensor unplugged in order to deactivate the ABS. NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes:hydraulic:antilock) was referenced. The current and failure mileages were 73,500. Updated 01/11/08. Updated

- Charleroi, PA, USA

problem #149

Jul 162002

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Chevrolet Silverado ABS failure, loss of brakes when traveling over small bumps or wet roads. Also loss of parking brake. Dealer said it was only on manual transmission trucks that had the failure...this is not true. All trucks.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #148

May 012007

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving between one to two mph, the vehicle failed to stop unless the contact pumps the brakes three or four times. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign # 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). The dealer replaced one speed sensor and cleaned the other. The vehicle did not have any brake failure prior to the recall repair. The current mileage is 144,000 and failure mileage was 142,000.

- Pequot Lakes , MN, USA

problem #147

Dec 182006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes on my 2002 Silverado are terrible. At low speeds the brake pedal goes to the floor and the truck will not stop. My wife refuses to drive the truck. I use it to pull my 2 horse trailer and the trailer brakes stop the vehicle. The Chevy recall on these brakes should be extended to all states! I live in Florida and obviously my truck has been affected by the faulty ABS sensor issue.

- De Leon Springs, FL, USA

problem #146

Nov 302006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at 10 mph in a parking lot, there was an increased stopping distance, and the vehicle struck a lighting pole. There were no injuries but there was vehicle damage sustained. The police were not alerted. Also, the dealer and manufacturer were not alerted as well. Updated 12/28/2006 - the consumer contacted the manufacturer. The manufacturer informed the consumer that a recall had been issued. The recalled antilock brakes were replaced by the manufacturer.

- Avoca, MI, USA

problem #145

Nov 212006

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

: the contact stated while braking from various speeds, the anti-lock brake system did not engage and the brake pedal went almost all the way to the floor of the vehicle. This caused an extended stopping distance and nearly caused a crash. There was a NHTSA recall #05V379000 which pertains to the hydraulic anti-lock service brakes. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The PCV valve and fuel filter were replaced. The rear brake pads were replaced and the rotors were machined, the rotors were eventually replaced, there was noise coming from the front end. The intermediate steering shaft was dry. Updated 01/09/07.

- Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #144

Nov 062006

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
While attempting to park vehicle, the ABS system activated for apparent reason, causing the car to hit a wall. Took vehicle to dealer, they duplicated problem, told me that there was a recall for that problem. GM contacted and initially confirmed problem, now after two weeks they are denying any problem exist...

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #143

Nov 162006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 40 mph on normal road conditions, a vibration was felt and extended stopping distance occurred when the hydraulic brakes were applied. The brake lights did not illuminate prior to the incident, and the failure occurred under normal braking. The brake design was wheel antilock. The nature of the problem was worsening. The vehicle was examined by a local dealer who determined that the problem was unwanted activity with the antilock brakes. The vehicle was not included in any recall due to the VIN. No repairs had been made. A NHTSA recall # 05V379000 pertaining to the service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock related to this matter.

- Holly, MI, USA

problem #142

Oct 102006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,500 miles
2002 Chevy Silverado pick up truck with ABS activation at low speed. Causes increased vehicle stopping distance that almost resulted in several crashes. Active recall under # 05V379000. Work was performed at pasadena Goodyear due to a week delay inservice appointment at jba Chevrolet in glen burnie Maryland. Complaint and request for reimbursement of expenses was files with GM under thier case number of 1-441050950. Dave miller, 1-866-790-5600, advises that even though our VIN number falls under those captured for recall and is within the recall states and the problem is characteristic of hte recall they are denying reimbursement because I never received a recall notice. I advised them that I just bought the truck two weeks prior and would not have received a notice. I also requested that they send me a formal written denial of claim and they will not as they do not have authority to do so. I paid $1300 to have this safety defect repaired and they will not reimburse me for my expenses. All tsb's were followed and failed to correct the poblem. The only resolve was the replacement of both front wheel hubs. Removed, defective parts are available for inspection

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #141

Oct 122006

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Consumer complaintabout recall 05V37900.. the consumer was told that his 2002 Silverado was not one of the models that they were looking into. The consumer experienced unwanted ABS activation at low speeds. The consumer's vehicle was not included in the wheel speed sensor recall due to VIN.

- Rexford, NY, USA

problem #140

Aug 012006

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My submission pertains to campaign id number 05V37900. I would like to inform your office that the same problem occurs on guam as well as the other states you have mentioned in T the recall report. It occurs in both my vehicles 1999 GMC Yukon 2002 Chevrolet Silverado both of which I believe have recalls pertaining to the anti-lock brake system.

- Agana, GU, USA

problem #139

Sep 192006

Silverado 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,800 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 10 mph in normal driving conditions, brake pressure was applied and there was an increased stopping distance. The vehicle was exposed to excessive road salts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to await inspection. There was a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding service brakes, hydraulic:antilock. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The manufacturer was notified.

- Cedar Bluff, VA, USA

problem #138

Jul 082006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
In regards to NHTSA campaign id number: 05V379000, I live in the western mountains of Virginia and I am having the identical problems associated with the above mentioned recall. I don't think GM realize that there is a part of Virginia, like West Virginia, that gets a lot of chloride on the roads in the winter months. The vehicle has had a couple of near accidents due to the malfunction of the ABS system. I have removed the fuse to the system until I have the problem fixed.

- Floyd, VA, USA

problem #137

Jul 202006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,500 miles
: the contact stated when the vehicle was taken to a private repair shop for maintenance, the mechanic observed that the metal on the rear rotor shields was rusted through. There was a NHTSA recall # 05V379000, pertaining to corrosion of the antilock service brakes. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

problem #136

Aug 032006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at 10mph, there was an increased stopping distance. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. There was a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the antilock brakes. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The manufacturer was contacted.

- Woodland, MI, USA

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