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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,525 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 miscellaneous problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 202006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles


I own a 2002 Chevy truck that had the tailgate cables recalled. The same cable material was used to hold up the spare tire but was not recalled. After only 4 years of service this cable failed releasing the spare tire into traffic after doing damage to the back of my truck breaking wires and plastic parts. Thank goodness no one was hurt. I had to retrieve the spare tire from the ditch. I have not repaired the damage as of yet because I feel it should be fixed by GM. This seems to me to be a more serious problem than the tailgate cables.

- Mchenry , IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 272002

Silverado 2500

  • 5,100 miles
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**770840

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #2

Feb 242003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Vehicle experienced poor quality and safety issues.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 142002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dimmer switch would get hot when used. Dealer notified and informed consumer that nothing could be found. Consumer stated dash panel dimmer switch wheel and surrounding area gets hot when the wheel is turned to its lowest setting without turning the panel lights off.

- Rydal, GA, USA

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