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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,164 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012010

Silverado 1500

  • 82,000 miles


Twice I have had the spare tire winch cable break on me, if this was to happen in heavy traffic or high speeds it could cause serious injury or death, and I was never aware it was gone until I needed the spare.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Apr 302005

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,000 miles
While driving the cable from which my spare was attached broke loose, and the tire landed to the side of the roadway. Speed was only 35 mph at the time, this happened without warning. No repairs have been made. Dealer referred to nhsta.

- Paris , TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 012004

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,491 miles
While the vehicle was parked. Consumer inspected the spare tire rack, and noticed cable sheared off. Spare tire rivets falling off of the tire while travelling. The spare tire was brand new never used before.

- Brookline, NH, USA

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