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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
25 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
21 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,044 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Apr 022007

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

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

Employee was traveling on the interstate, had to brake hard to avoid traffic, and was struck in rear by a vehicle doing approx 50 mph. It pushed him into vehicle in front damaging the front of vech. No airbag deployed! the force of the impact knocked him unconscious.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #26

May 022006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles
While running an errand at lunch an 18 yr. Old boy came across 2 lanes of traffic to do a U-turn right in front of me. I was traveling at approx. 45-50 miles an hour with a green light when I hit his smaller truck head on. The air bags did not deploy in my Silverado. This is the 2nd GM vehicle that I have owned and been in during a serious crash where the airbags did not deploy. Something needs to be done about this!

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #25

Jun 062004

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Anti-lock brakes failed to function as designed causing lose of vehicle control and crash. Additionally airbag did not deploy in a front end collision severe enough to totally destroy vehicle.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #24

Jul 052005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Contact states while driving approximately 45 mph there was a front end collision. Upon impact, neither air bag deployed.

- Berrien Spring, MI, USA

problem #23

Mar 242005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A piece of furniture was located in the middle of the highway while driving, causing the driver to hit the furniture. Driver lost control of a vehicle, and it crashed into a concrete wall. Driver's side seat belt failed, and the airbags did not deploy. Driver refused medical attention at that time and went to the hospital on his own. Vehicle was towed by the insurance company.

- Claremore, OK, USA

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problem #22

Jan 152005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
My son's 2002 Chevrolet extended cab pu truck was struck in the drivers side door, forced off the road, went head first through an iron 6' fence, down a 7' embankment and struck a stone pillar head on and his air bad did not deploy.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #21

Jun 272004

Silverado 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 45 mph the driver attempted to avoid a deer in the street. As a result the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree head on. The consumer stated that, "neither frontal air bag did deployed on impact". the consumer will contact the dealer.

- Goode, VA, USA

problem #20

Aug 112002

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
I was at a complete stop at a red light when a young lady ran the light from the opposite direction. She hit another truck then crossed over into my lane hitting me on my right front bumper. Less than 3 seconds later the other truck hit me head on at 35-40 mph head on. The impact was hard enough to throw me backwards into some motorcycles behind me. My frontal airbags did not deploy during either hit.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #19

Oct 012003

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • 27,000 miles
While driving at 43 mph vehicle was involved in a left front collision. Upon impact, front air bags did not deploy, and passenger sustained injuries.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #18

May 142003

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and none of the air bags deployed.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #17

Apr 092003

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • miles

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

The vehicle was involved in a front end collision yet neither frontal air bags deployed.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #16

Feb 212003

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The vehicle hit a tree, and none of the air bags deployed.

- Cropwell, AL, USA

problem #15

Dec 162002

Silverado 1500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Consumer complained about having problems with the air bag deployment. Also, while driving vehicle was involved in a collision, and air bags did not deploy.passenger was driving at 50 mph when passing over a bridge on a rainy day, and water from the river was splashed on the front windshield which caused the driver to loose control of the vehicle. Manufacture was not contacted at the time of this phone call.

- National City, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 192002

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Consumer states while driving 45mph had a head on collision air bag did not deploy.

- Baton Rough, LA, USA

problem #13

May 082002

Silverado 1500 4WD

  • miles
This truck was involved in a head on crash. I was running about 55 mph and the other vehicle was running approximately 35 mph. The truck was a total loss with most of the damage done to the front end.the drivers side air bag or the passenger air bag did not deploy.

- Alton, VA, USA

problem #12

Aug 182002

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in an accident where she was hit head on the right front side. The airbags failed to deploy. Consumer was told the airbags didnt have to deploy because the vehicle was stationary during both hits, consumer was injured in the accident.

- Alexandria , LA, USA

problem #11

Sep 012002

Silverado 1500 4WD

  • miles
In direct frontal impact at 45 mph, airbags failed to deploy.

- Milford, OH, USA

problem #10

Aug 232002

Silverado 1500

  • miles
While driving at 72 mph consumer hit another vehicle head on and none of the air bags deployed. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated that the vehicle acted like it should have.ak

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 192002

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with a tree traveling approximatly 30-40mph, and air bags did not deploy.

- Morris, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 182002

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 40 mph and as a result of a vehicle crash frontal air bags did not deploy. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Monticello, WI, USA

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