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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,387 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 fuel system problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 012014

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


I had replaced antilock brake module last year and had brakes worked on this year and last and replaced brake pads. The rotors had been turned before, on a trip to my daughters my brakes started to go out. They were completely out by the time I reached her corner. I had to have all new brake lines and rotors and pads even though there were only 6,000 miles on the pads. I also had rustproofed the truck including the underbody and carriage when I bought it new in 2002. It's a rust bucket despite the extra protection. The antilock brake module was rusted. The brake lines were completely rusted through. And now the fuel pump is out and they fuel lines are rusted as well. What gets me is I paid so much extra for extra rust proofing. It should not have rusted through this bad at only 125000 miles. The antilock brake module is placed where the rust can get at it right under the chassis part unprotected. So much for safety. That went out at about 75000 miles but just got it replaced at 100000 miles or so. The brake lines and the fuel lines are a joke on this vehicle. I used to make and inspect and test them at a factory and these would have never passed inspection for corrosion test. But they weren't made there. The factory is closed. No union wages either, but we did good work not this garbage. It cost over $500 for module and it cost 2500 for the rest of brake job. And now the fuel lines and pump and filter will cost over $1000. Plus my truck body is rusting through on the rocker panels. I bought a Silverado because they hold their value and are dependable. Now my vehicle is only worth about half of what it should be and I'm paying though the nose on top of it! we have a 98 Chevy Blazer with 195000 and no rust on the rocker panels and the brake lines are just now getting replaced. There was no extra rust protection on it either! when is GM going to be responsible?

- Fayette, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 142014

Silverado 1500

  • 92,388 miles
State inspection my truck failed due to gasoline rusted and leaking gas, rear shackles rusted thru, parking break won't hold corrosion. I have never had so many rusted out parts on my truck before, the gas line should not rust thru this is a safety issue. Shackles rusted thru what gives my old 88 never had any of these problem please do a recall.

- Rollinsford, NH, USA

problem #8

Mar 212013

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
I had just driven 15 miles to on the expressway, I stopped at a store for a couple of minutes. When I went back to the truck, I didn't see the fluid under it, but got in and started the truck. At that time I was accelerating slowly to pull out of a parking spot. About that time a pedestrian stepped off the curb in front of me. I hit the break and it went to the floor! I missed the pedestrian and coasted to the end of the parking lot where I tried to apply the emergency break, that also failed! a concrete curb allowed me to stop the vehicle without incident. I had the vehicle towed to 2 garages before I could find one to repair it at a cost of just under $900.

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #7

Jun 272013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 111,238 miles


Lost most of my braking as a result of heavy rust on brake lines and other brake parts. Mechanic said this was way more rust than there should of been in these areas.

- St. Charles , MO, USA

problem #6

Sep 052011

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Brake lines and fuel lines must be replaced due to excessive rusting. Blew a brake line and had no brakes at all. Additionally, the frame has rusted through and had to be welded. Looking at repair costs between $1500 - $3000 depending upon how this goes.

- Claverack, NY, USA

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problem #5

Dec 012010

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 58,420 miles
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 4 wheel drive Z71 off road, 58420 miles, was stopped with foot depressed on brake pedal, felt pedal go all the way to the floor. Had to accelerate and had no brakes. Brake fluid leak due to rusted brake line. After further inspection all brake lines, fuel lines, ehcu brake line connection are all rusted. Brake line is in the process of being replaced but at a stand still at the moment due to a leak at the ehcu connection due to pitting, there isn't a tight connection. Still in the process of repairs. Have all parts.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #4

Apr 252008

Silverado 1500

  • 57,823 miles


Automatic transmission failed at 58000 miles. This truck was never used for towing. The reverse went out backing out the garage. Also, the vent and vapor sensor for the fuel tank failed. I was told there have been many updates for the transmission.

- Ellensburg, WA, USA

problem #3

Mar 022006

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at no particular speed, the engine ran rough. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop for inspection and the mechanic determined the fuel injectors were blocked. The injectors were changed; however, the problem persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the repair shop where the injectors were cleaned. Again, the problem was apparent and the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic. During the last inspection, the mechanic determined the fuel lines were corroded due to road salt corrosion. The fuel lines were replaced and the problem was corrected.

- Princess Anne, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 152003

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Many of the problems took several times in the shop to fix. The castrophic failures in the engine & transmission have never been fixed. The truck has lunging, dead spots & surges & the transmission clunks (shifts hard, jerky) the auto may or may not accelerate on demand & will later accelerate when you need to apply the brakes.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 262004

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • 2,000 miles
The truck has a fuel leak that caused the oil pressure to go down. There's a recall for the CNG fuel leakage 03V435000 but the VIN number is outside the remedy scope.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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