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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,658 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 132005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles


2001 to 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra with 6.6L duramax diesel engines. The fuel injectors on these engines will eventually fail due to the fuel injector body cracks or ball seat erosion. GM maintains that this was not a safety issue.

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #2

Aug 052002

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
2002 Chevy duramax diesel with allison transmission engine surging, lunging & dead spots when you try to accelerate or brake. Transmission clunks & also jerks the vehicle. Dangerous in parking areas & when trying to accelerate onto incoming traffic where is often has daily catastrophic failure.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 212002

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,974 miles
The duramax diesel engine has a loud ticking noise. Bulletin #02-06-01-022A says that all the engines have it, but that it can't be heard in some. GM's attitude is "live with it!!!", we are not fixing it. A a

- Bellingham, WA, USA

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