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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,830 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 162005

Silverado 1500

  • 18,031 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). The dealer cleaned the speed sensor, but did not replace any parts. The failure has recurred and the brakes stick when attempting to stop the vehicle at low speeds. On the fourth trip to the dealer, the contact was informed that no failures could be found. She is unsure if the dealer will replace or clean the sensor, but she requested that it be replaced. In addition, the intermediate steering shaft was replaced with a re-manufactured part in July of 2005 at 18,031 miles. In November of 2006, at 29,650 miles, the steering shaft was lubed. In April of 2008, at 43,194 miles, the steering shaft was replaced a second time. Currently, at 56,000 miles, the vehicle is still experiencing issues. The dealer must check and replace the shaft failures every 25,000 miles. Lastly, the rear brake rotors were resurfaced four times and all of the window regulators have to be replaced. The vehicle is currently at the dealer to have all of the issues repaired. The failure mileage was 18,031. Updated 07/02/09.

- Nescopeck, PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 232008

Silverado 1500

  • 57,000 miles
Electric windows fail to go up or down in inclement weather/may get jammed in any position/if open while driving, may fail to close, resulting in dangerous situation for driver if in heavy traffic, etc./window apparatus replaced twice on driver side and once on passenger.

- Central Square, NY, USA

problem #9

May 062006

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Faulty and inferior design on power windows mechanism. Cable broke on drivers window in Oct. 2004, cable broke on passenger side May 6,2004. Both times the window remained in the open position. Cost of $600 to repair. GM would not cover cost because of mileage.

- Clinton Twp, MI, USA

problem #8

Dec 012005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

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

: the contact stated the ABS engages at low speeds of 20 mph and below. As a result, the stopping distance was increased. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the ABS. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall because of the VIN. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer cleaned the wheel speed sensor, replaced the pads and rotors. However, those replacements did not correct the problem. Additionally, a knocking noise was heard in the engine. The dealer inspected the engine although, no repairs were made. The passenger sie window was inoperative. Updated 03/28/06.

- North Collins, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 012005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevy Silverado brakes failed at low speeds. When the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to be inspected, he was informed there was a problem with the ABS. The sensor was cleaned and a part was replaced. The consumer then received a recall notice in October 2005 regarding the ABS. The recall letter stated the consumer could apply for reimbursement. The tailgate rusted and broke. The steering relay and right front idler arm were replaced. The window regulator was replaced. The wheel center cap fell off.

- New Florence, PA, USA

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problem #6

Dec 092005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,400 miles
Both power window assemblies failed within months of each other and both units failed in the same manner. There is a plastic to metal connections that failed on both units. The passengers side failed in late September 2005 and the drivers side December 9, 2005. Both units had to be replaced, old parts not available.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #5

Apr 022005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,596 miles

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

I had a problem with my left side drivers door window. I lowered it at a mcdonald's drive thru window, and it made a grinding sound and would not hardly roll up. I took my hand and helped it up into place. I paid for the repair at a local repair shop out of my own pocket. The cable on the window regulator was bad. I had to get a new one from C&O motors ( Chevrolet dealer) and cross lanes tire and auto repair shop made the repairs for me.

- Nitro, WV, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jan 072005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Power window cable on a two year old vehicle snapped.

- Allen Park, MI, 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

Jul 112003

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Rear window fell out when trying to open. Dealer notified.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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