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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,571 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 212013

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles


I had just driven 15 miles to on the expressway, I stopped at a store for a couple of minutes. When I went back to the truck, I didn't see the fluid under it, but got in and started the truck. At that time I was accelerating slowly to pull out of a parking spot. About that time a pedestrian stepped off the curb in front of me. I hit the break and it went to the floor! I missed the pedestrian and coasted to the end of the parking lot where I tried to apply the emergency break, that also failed! a concrete curb allowed me to stop the vehicle without incident. I had the vehicle towed to 2 garages before I could find one to repair it at a cost of just under $900.

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #6

Sep 012011

Silverado 2500

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly stalled while parked. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed a failure with the fuel injector pump. The contact pumped air out of the fuel injectors and restarted the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostics where the technician stated that the fuel injector and fuel injector pump had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated prior to having ownership of the vehicle, the fuel injectors were replaced under an extended warranty. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000. The VIN was not available.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 042011

Silverado 2500

  • 150,000 miles
We have a 2500 hd also with failed injectors. We were not injured nor killed. However, oil and diesel blew out on roadway and on the engine of truck. I do not know if this caused an accident with the vehicle behind me or not. How many accidents could have happened and no one realized it was from the oil of our truck. Further more Chevy knows this is a problem. So how many people have to get hurt or die before they take care of the problem. Of everyone I have talked to only one person was under warranty and they made it by 14 days. Chevy has a problem and needs to fix it, and not with an extended warranty. This is my first Chevy and will be my last. Maybe that is why Chevy needed bail out money

- Grove, OK, USA

problem #4

Mar 022006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving at no particular speed, the engine ran rough. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop for inspection and the mechanic determined the fuel injectors were blocked. The injectors were changed; however, the problem persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the repair shop where the injectors were cleaned. Again, the problem was apparent and the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic. During the last inspection, the mechanic determined the fuel lines were corroded due to road salt corrosion. The fuel lines were replaced and the problem was corrected.

- Princess Anne, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 012004

Silverado 2500

  • miles
On both my 2003 Chevy Suburban, and 2002 Chevy K2500 truck, the gas gauge reads erroneously. Tends to get hung up at 1/4 tank, then later goes to which time I've run out of gas! Chevy replaced the burb fuel sensor twice, and the truck once...under warranty. Past warranty they will not help. Safety issue: I ran out of gas in downtown atlanta interstate traffic during rush hour, had to weave my dead truck through 70 mph traffic to the left shoulder. Very dangerous move...luckily was not rear-ended! have friends w/ same truck...same problem.

- Auburn, AL, USA

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problem #2

Feb 152003

Silverado 2500

  • 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

Jan 262004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • 2,000 miles
The truck has a fuel leak that caused the oil pressure to go down. There's a recall for the CNG fuel leakage 03V435000 but the VIN number is outside the remedy scope.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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