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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,448 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 suspension problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 072015

Silverado 1500

  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at a low speed, the contact applied the brake pedal and the ABS kicked in; however, there was a loss of brake function. The stopping distance of the vehicle was dramatically reduced. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated that there was a wheel bearing sensor failure. The entire wheel bearing with the sensor was replaced, but the failure recurred multiple times. The contact researched and found NHTSA campaign number: 05V379000. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Waterville , ME, USA

problem #6

Mar 252005

Silverado 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,720 miles
At 37720 miles on 2002 Chevrolet 4X4 pickup. Took vehicle to dealer for safety inspection and service to GM dealership. Was informed that vehicle would not pass inspection due to brake rotors and pads being rusted and worn out. This was in March 2005. In October 2005 received recall notice relating to severe corrosion between front hub/bearing and speed sensor. Filled for a claim reimbursement due to the fact that all parts were inter related. Also even the repair invoice stated worn out/rusted. Was informed that no reimbursement would be paid.

- West Newfield, ME, USA

problem #5

Jun 232005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,106 miles
Defective electric window on drivers side. Window will not go up.

- Savona, NY, USA

problem #4

May 102005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles


At low speeds the ABS kicks in and the vehicle is hard to stop. Usually occurs about 5-10 mph. This problem occurs under all weather and driving conditions. It doesn't matter if the vehicle is turning or going straight. The vehicle has 4 wheel antilock. The owner has not called the dealer yet. Vehicle is regularly serviced but has not been tested yet. No warning light illuminated. A vibration could be felt and heard in the brake pedal.

- Madison Heights, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 012005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,684 miles
The ABS system, the bearings went out on both side in the front on both tires. Could hear popping on brakes before they failed. They went out while driving. The consumer had brakes repaired and paid out of pocket. They replaced both sides of brakes today.

- Hornell, NY, USA

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problem #2

Jul 192004

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,627 miles
The consumer took the vehicle through inspection and it was determined that the rotors had rusted. The rotors were turned instead of being replaced by the dealer. The consumer was driving the vehicle approximately 3 months later and the vehicle was hard to stop when the brakes were applied. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer again and it was discovered that the bearing and hub assembly was defective and it was replaced on the left side.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 112003

(reported on)

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer took the vehicle in for an oil change and was informed the bearings were worn.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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