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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,707 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 262006

Silverado 1500

  • miles


My husband and I purchased a 2002 Chevy Silverado in the fall of 2002. In the fall of 2004, we noticed a knocking noise in the steering column when we would make turns. We had it checked out to find that the intermediate steering shaft was worn. After waiting 6 months to finally receive a phone call from the bill jacobs dealership in joliet, I called and found out that the part had been there and we proceeded to have the replacement made. I called the Chevrolet corporation and filed my complaint. Fourteen months after the replacement, the "new GM part" has worn out! I was told by the chev. Corp. That I would have to schedule for another test and then they would proceed after I contacted them with the results from the test. The dealership wants to charge us, the consumers, $105 to check it out. We do not feel we should pay out this money when we know exactly what the problem is. Why should we pay for a faulty part? there should be a recall on this part.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 082005

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Intermediate steering shaft clunking noise.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
There was a knocking noise in the steering shaft. Dealership replaced the bearings, but the noise recurred. Then, dealership replaced the shaft.

- Talala, OK, USA

problem #1

Dec 122003

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,829 miles
When turning left or right a noise was heard. Dealer cleaned and lubricated the steering shaft. 2002 Chevrolet Silverado experienced a noise when turning left or right. Vehicle was taken to the dealer and no problem was found but the steering shaft was cleaned and lubricated.

- Chase City, VA, USA

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