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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,748 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 262015

Silverado 2500

  • 198,000 miles


Driving at 55 mph on hwy 528 about 20 miles East of orlando, the truck began to shake and then we suffered a catastrophic tread separation of our rear driver's side tire. We were trailering a camper at the time. By the time I was able to bring the truck to a stop on the shoulder of the highway we had sustained close to $3000 worth of damage to the rear driver's side fender and wheel well. This was the 2nd kumho lt 245/75 R16 of the set that had a separation. The first one we were able to slow done in time to prevent any damage to the vehicle. The tires only had 18000 miles on them and inflation pressures had been checked within 24 hours of the incident each time. After calling kumho several times after the 1st incident, they gave a 67 dollar credit on the tire. The second time they have not returned my multiple phone calls. I have now replaced and kept the remaining tires of the set. I kept them hoping that NHTSA would take them for testing. I filed a complaint by phone with NHTSA on 11/3015 and meko told me I would be receiving forms in the mail to complete the complaint. It has now been over 2 months, and I have not received anything from you! my complaint # was 10807471. These are dangerous faulty tires and need to be recalled. Someone needs to hold kumho responsible fro these tires before more lives are lost secondary to catastrophic separations.

- Tavares, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 142012

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Driving Silverado truck with Goodyear Eagle GT2 tires, less than one year and not many miles. Blow out to front tire, separation rip on side of tire-lucky I was not on freeway or would have lost control it happened so fast. If you have these tires, I would get new ones. Scary!

- 34949, FL, USA

problem #13

May 102005

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • 55,000 miles
2002 Chevrolet Silverado experiencing problems with the Goodyear Wrangler rts tires. A couple thousand miles after the tires were installed the consumer heard tires noise with vibrations. The vehicle was inspected at the dealer who informed the consumer that everything was fine. The consumer chose to remove the tires and install snow tires. Once the tires were changed the noise and vibration no longer existed. When the consumer inspected the tires he noticed sidewall bulges, bumps and other irregularities.

- Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #12

Sep 122004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


Consumer was driving on the highway at approximately 66 mph the tire blew out. The front wheel assembly snapped off right behind the brake hub assembly. Then, vehicle dropped down on its frame and skidded along the road for about 150 to 200 yards and then skidded into a guard rail. Consumer contacted the manufacturer, and was told that the manufacturer will send someone to investigate the situation. Currently, GM denied the claim. Right front wheel assembly broke off at the upper ball joint.

- West Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #11

Jan 212003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
While driving in the rain at 55 mph and without warning, the vehicle started to spin around in circles. On another occasion, while driving in rain it kept feeling like vehicle wanted to get away from the consumer. The consumer stated the brakes locked up as well.

- Stapleton, AL, USA

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problem #10

Jan 132004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
While driving driver's side front tire blew out, causing the wheel to lock. The 4-wheel drive will no longer properly operate.

- Deep Water, WV, USA

problem #9

Dec 282002

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


I was driving on a wet road in a 2002 Chevy Silverado when the vehicle started to hydroplane out of control off the road. I was driving about 55 mph at the time. Have there been any studies on the perofrmace of vehicles under slick road conditions" are trucks more likely to hydroplane than other types of automobile" since this incident I am concerned about the safety of driving my vehicle in poor weather conditions.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 172003

Silverado 2500

  • 20,000 miles
When pulling onto a busy highway front tires went out of control. Dealer stated there was no traction in the tires.

- Ionia, MI, USA

problem #7

Nov 272003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
When accelerating, the rear end went out of control. The good year tire dealer stated that the tire was the wrong type for the pick up truck. The tread design and the hard compound was a unsafe tire for the pickup. With a light rear end, it caused the truck to spin at a low speed and accelerate with out warning. The consumer is dissatisfied with good year service.

- Chesterland, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 252003

Silverado 2500

  • miles
All four tires on the vehicle warped and had stress marks located on the inner and outer side of the tire. There were no incidents or fatalities to report but the driver is concerned because these tires are a potential hazard; a accident waiting to happen. The tire are Bridgestone lt#P2457R16 1201169. Please provide additional information and the dot number for these tires.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 122003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,218 miles


The tires had been aligned and rotated several times due to excessive wear on the inside and outside.

- West Milford, WV, USA

problem #4

Jan 302003

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The front drive side tire blew. Size #P26575R16 dot# W273wma1102. Dealer has been notified.

- Belmont, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 152002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
At first 1200 miles original tires had flat spots all around and chopping up.

- Spencer, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 092002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
No road hazard came in contact with the tire. Outside temperature was approximately 103F. Complete separation of tread from sidewall. Nothing remained on rim but sidewall. Body damage to fender well as well as rubber burn marks, due to centripetal forces from tire tread separating from sidewall.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 102001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
While traveling approx.60 mph. On highway driver side rear tire suffered major blowout. It is totally split out around outer edge halfway around tire. I have contacted the dealer where truck was purchased and they say it is not a recall tire, and also contacted GM and was told same. I am not sure what to do next except just purchase a whole new set of tires at my own expense. Thank you. (dot number: VN73 wmb tiresize: P265/75R16)

- Galt, CA, USA

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