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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,597 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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

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problem #5

Aug 102002

Silverado 1500

  • miles


Day time running lights are a constant problem for us, and if you check out other vehicles approching you and a light is out nine times out of ten it's a GM product. If GM uses them to sell their product they should work, just ask a service desk at any dealership and you will get the same answere. All years not just one.

- Hillsboro, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 052005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
: the contact stated the service engine soon light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who determined the problem was with the glowplugs. The mechanic determined that the plugs were burned out, and they did not hold a charge like they were supposed to. The vehicle has been taken in for service twice for this problem, and each time more of the plugs were burned out.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 062005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states there is an electrical problem the vehicle shuts off while driving. The contact states it has been to 2 different local service dealers on 4 separate occasions. There has been a different electrical component each time the vehicle has been serviced. The manufacturer will warranty the parts that have been replaced.

- Richland, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 052004

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,640 miles
Vehicle low on power and would shut down after a full stop. Taken to a authorized repair shop. Found the distributor cap and rotor were a mess. A tune up was done, (at my cost $482). Because this is considered a tune up not a warranty issue. (?) my truck only has just over 27,000 miles on it. The repair shop thinks it was cause by the A/C line running from above the distributor cap. I have the old parts.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 172004

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 35,094 miles
While driving at low speeds the front headlights became dim without warning. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Problem was referred to tsb relating to normal function of electrical system. In addition, rattle from rear end. Dealer inspected vehicle and found leaf spring pads worn out. Consumer stated that vehicle has oi leak from front if vehicle. As the dealer inspected vehicle, it was found that front shocks were leaking fluid. Dealer replaced both shocks.

- White Mountain Lake, AZ, USA

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