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10.0

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 1 of 9)

problem #175

Aug 152014

Silverado 1500

  • 160,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving various speeds, the antilock brake system activated automatically and the antilock brake system warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed, but was repaired by the contact who removed the antilock brake system sensor. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Hartland , WI, USA

problem #174

Jul 192013

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd. The contact stated that while applying the brakes, the anti-lock braking system activated and caused the brake pedal to pulsate. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and the failure persisted. The contact took the vehicle to a local repair shop and the mechanic stated that the failure was linked to the anti-lock brake system. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti-lock). The failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 10/31/13

- Seattle , WA, USA

problem #173

Nov 012011

Silverado 1500

  • 196,000 miles
Help please. Anti lock brakes lock up or go to floor at low speed. Recall 05V379000 covers vehicles with this defect registered in cold weather states extending to Maryland and D.C. I live in Virginia, but have driven in covered areas, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and D.C. my vehicle has a safety defect that has required a recall. It should not be excluded simply because it is registered on the other side of a state line.

- Beaverdam, VA, USA

problem #172

Nov 152011

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, he applied the brakes and the anti lock brake system engaged. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that both front speed sensors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 03/14/12

- Crittenden, KY, USA

problem #171

Dec 012010

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the anti lock braking system engaged without warning. The contact stated that he was unable to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 36,000. Updated 01/06/12 the consumer stated the vehicle has since been repaired. Updated 01/06/12 updated 01/20/12

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #170

Nov 012010

Silverado 1500

  • 48,296 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact noticed that when traveling at very low speeds, the ABS would activate, resulting in little or no traction, similar to NHTSA campaign id number: 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock). The manufacturer informed the contact that his vehicle was not included in the previous recall and offered no further assistance. An independent mechanic performed a diagnostic test; however, he was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 49,000 and the failure mileage was 48,296.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #169

Oct 132010

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 21,538 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While applying the brakes the anti-lock brake system activates. This causes the vehicle not to stop when braking. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer and the dealer stated that the issue is with the anti-lock brakes and only happens in the North East or salt belt states. The dealer stated the front wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. The contact had the front wheel speed sensor replaced under a recall three years ago. The contact stated this is a major safety issue that could cause a crash. The failure mileage was 21,538. The consumer believed the problem was not performed correctly, the first time. Updated 01/20/11 updated 01/28/11 the consumer stated when the ABS activated, he was almost at a complete stop. Updated 02/04/11

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #168

May 182010

Silverado 1500

  • 106,500 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact was driving approximately between 3-4 mph coming to a complete stop. When engaging the brake pedal, the anti-brake system appeared to be in activation because of the pulsation; however the brakes would not respond causing the vehicle to roll seven feet and crashing into the proceeding vehicle. There was no injury. A police report was not filed of the incident. The contact sustained damages to the front bumper and bumper covering. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they informed that the failure was contributed to the anti-lock brake system. The technician cleaned the front wheel speed sensor mounting surface. The contact stated the vehicle had been repaired in 2005, under NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Anti-lock). The failure mileage was 106,500.

- Mantor, OH, USA

problem #167

Mar 192002

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While traveling at 10 mph, the contact applied the brakes and there was an increase in stopping distance. The contact stated that the brake pedal would sporadically fall into the floorboard when depressed, causing an increase in stopping distance and time. The dealer advised the vehicle was performing as designed. The vehicle was then taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the master cylinder was defective and was not producing the required braking pressure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3 and the current mileage was 78,000. Updated 10/04/10. The consumer stated the ABS was fixed under recall. However, the problem has since returned. The ABS failed under 10 mph. Updated 10/05/10.

- Beecher, IL, USA

problem #166

May 202005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated while braking from speeds of 5 mph the antilock brakes engaged, increasing stopping distance by approximately seven feet. The dealer advised him that the rotors, brakes and speed sensor would need to be replaced. The contact was able to locate a recall for the failure but was advised that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock). The contact stated he had experienced the failure before and repairs were made by the dealer. The failure mileage was 72,000 and the current mileage is 153,847 updated 08/17/10. The cv boot was leaking. Updated 09/28/10

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #165

May 182010

Silverado 1500

  • 106,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact received repairs to the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number: 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock) in December 2005. Most recently, while braking from relatively low speeds of 5 mph, the ABS began abnormally vibrating and the brakes would not engage. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and proceeded to crash into the rear of a preceding vehicle. The dealer confirmed the vehicle was previously repaired under the recall and advised the manufacturer was only liable for one free repair. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. The failure mileage was 106,800 and the current mileage was 106,914.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #164

Jan 172010

Silverado 1500

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at 5 mph, the contact applied the brakes and the ABS system suddenly activated causing the brakes not to engage. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who replaced the front passenger side wheel sensor. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that the repair for recall 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock) had previously been performed. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000. The current mileage was approximately 146,000.

- Seabrook, NH, USA

problem #163

Apr 232010

Silverado 1500

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at approximately 10 mph and attempting to brake, the ABS light would not illuminate and the ABS would not engage. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The VIN was unavailable at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 82,000.

- Rolla, MO, USA

problem #162

Apr 092010

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Silverado with brake problems. The consumer stated the brakes and rotors had to be replaced twice. Also, the ABS needed to be replaced, but the part alone is $1,000 and the labor is $600. The ABS activated at low speeds.

- Beacon, NY, USA

problem #161

Apr 152005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 5 mph, the anti-lock brake system unexpectedly activated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the electrical contacts were cleaned. The failure mileage was 10,000. The current mileage was 38,000. Updated 5/17/2010 * cn the consumer stated the cleaning of the contacts was a temporary fix. Updated 06/04/10

- Basom, NY, USA

problem #160

Feb 172010

Silverado 1500

  • 89,454 miles
The ABS is engaging at low speeds when on dry pavement making my stopping distance longer. It has occurred approx 3-4 times over the last 5 days. This is the same problem that was addressed under NHTSA campaign id number : 05V379000. When that recall came out the issue was addressed by the dealer but now the same issue is occurring and General Motors is refusing to service the vehicle w/O any cost, saying they did what the recall required. I feel this is a safety issue that was not properly fixed when the recall came out. Thank you

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

problem #159

Oct 182009

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the ABS light in the vehicle illuminated and when that occurred the brakes would not stop the vehicle. He also noticed that the failure occurred at a low speed range, 5 to 20 mph; he further noted that there was a grinding noise. When he lightly touched the brake pedal during the failure, the vehicle would then stop but the ABS light would stay on longer. He took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that there was corrosion on the braking system. The manufacturer has not been notified at the time the complaint was filed. The vehicle had not been repaired to-date. The current mileage was 70,260. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000. Updated 3/16/10 updated 05/10/10

- Espanola, NM, USA

problem #158

Apr 012009

Silverado 1500

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the ABS was not functioning correctly. The ABS engages every time the vehicle stops. The failure was noticed after driving 25 mph. He took the vehicle to the dealer for repair, but the failure recurred three days later. The contact feels that the ABS activation could cause a crash. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 60,000 and failure mileage was 55,000.

- Wilton, ME, USA

problem #157

Nov 032008

Silverado 1500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact experiences unwanted antilock brake activation while driving at relatively low speeds. He took the vehicle to a repair facility and the hub bearing assembly was replaced. He is in the process of notifying the manufacturer in reference to NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). The failure mileage was 65,000 and current mileage was 68,000. Updated 7/23/09 updated 07/30/09.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #156

Mar 262005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado Z71. While driving approximately 15 mph in normal conditions, the vehicle lunged without warning when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the failure was related to the speed sensor. The speed sensor system was replaced in the vehicle. The failure recurred on a separate occasion. The contact received a recall notice and the vehicle was repaired for the recall defect; however, the failure recurred. The recall remedy has not corrected the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN, NHTSA campaign id number, and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 94,000. Updated 03/04/09. Updated 03/06/09.

- Maumee, OH, USA

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