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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,933 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

Dec 172014

Silverado 1500

  • 40,800 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at 5 mph, the antilock brake system would activate independently. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wheel speed sensor mounting surface needed to be cleaned and reinstalled. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,800.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 302007

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Pulling into a parking spot at a slow rate of speed, the antilock brakes kicked in and I could not stop. I ended-up hitting the car in front of me causing 1,100 in damage to her car. This issue was supposed to be fixed in a recall in Oct 2005. The fix was a bandaid to the real problem. The ABS system is in these trucks are faulty. I was told the best thing to do is take the fuse out of the truck for the ABS.

- Stow, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 102008

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • miles
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

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