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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 142006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


: the contact stated the transfer case punctured internally and the oil drained out when driving around 25mph. The contact heard a knocking noise and took the vehicle to an independent repair shop for inspection. The transfer case was faulty and the repair part was ordered.

- Grandville, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 292003

Silverado 1500

  • 18,000 miles
The vehicle was unable to engage 4 - wheel drive. The dealer stated that the front axle actuator failed.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #2

Jan 132004

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
While driving driver's side front tire blew out, causing the wheel to lock. The 4-wheel drive will no longer properly operate.

- Deep Water, WV, USA

problem #1

Oct 022003

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Consumer stated while traveling with 4-wheel drive on and without any indication two wheel drive would engage, resulting into poor tracking.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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