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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,132 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 suspension problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 072015

Silverado 2500

  • 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 #5

Nov 202005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
The contact heard a strange noise in the front end while turning corners. The vehicle was driven home and the front wheel bearings were inspected. Both front tires were ready to fall off. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop and both front wheel bearings were replaced. Updated 1/19/2006 -

- Nipomo , CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 232005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

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

- Savona, NY, USA

problem #3

May 102005

Silverado 2500 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 #2

Apr 012005

Silverado 2500 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 #1

Feb 112003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 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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