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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,741 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 242013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles

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

Hi this is the second set of the fuel injector on this diesel engine, I talk to the different mechanic on dealers an privet shops and ask what is this problem and say is because the fuel, the used, how you drive, etc but no body say what is the reason, my problem is this injector set is not like replace like a set the spark plugs on gas engine is much money $5600, and I not the only person, I check online many trucks of this get this problems, please help as, the company make this truck whit this problems and people like me used for work and is not fear.

- Bergenfield, NJ, USA

problem #7

Feb 152010

Silverado 3500

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at 65 mph, the contact noticed that the vehicle would not accelerate forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the fuel injectors needed to be replaced. Five years prior to this failure, the contact had the fuel injectors replaced. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000. The current mileage was approximately 173,000.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 102008

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The fuel injector that connects to the motor has failed. The vehicle dealer and manufacturer were notified. He was advised to that he would have to bear the expense of the repair. The failure mileage was 87,000. Updated 2/17/10 updated 02/22/10

- Niantic , CT, USA

problem #5

Mar 072007

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,927 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact noticed that smoke was rising from the rear of the vehicle, the exhaust pipe. The vehicle was brought to the dealer for a diagnostic test, and the dealer determined that the fuel injector failed. The fuel injector was previously replaced three times. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 152,927.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #4

Mar 022006

Silverado 3500 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

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problem #3

Dec 102004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When taken for inspection, the dealer informed the consumer that the vehicle needed new brakes and rotors. The rotors were slightly pulling away from the wheel. Consumer never had any signs of a safety defect prior to this. The cause was undetermined. The consumer stated when he placed the vehicle in park and turned off the engine, the automatic doors locks failed. When the consumer attempted to gain speed, the vehicle stalled, the dealer stated the injector was bad.

- Birch Run, MI, USA

problem #2

May 232003

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • 365,000 miles
While driving on two separate occasions the vehicles fuel injectors failed and caused a drastic loss of power. The first failure was at 36,500 miles and the second failure was at 39,700 miles.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 292003

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
My truck has the new "duramax" engine in it. And it has had the fuel injectors go out 4 times. I feel like I live at the Chevrolet dealership at times. The bad thing about this engine is when the motor has a problem it shuts down. And if your on a freeway your going to be ran over. It shuts down anywhere at anytime and you cannot start it.

- Liberty, TX, USA

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