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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,700 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 302003


  • 45,798 miles


Vehicle stalled while driving at 55 mph. The consumer was told that the distributor cap and rotor needed to be replaced. The problem continued, then the consumer was told again that the distributor cap and rotor needed to be replaced again. The dealer found that the A/C line was routed directly above the distributor cap to retain moisture and misfire.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #3

Jul 032003


  • miles
Vehicle was towed to dealership due to frost and moisture build-up by the routing of the air conditioning tubing above the electronic ignition distribution cap that led to complete failure of the engine.

- Port Republic, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
Air conditioner (A/C) line runs over the top of the distributor, causing condensation in the distributor. When this occurs, it results in engine misfiring and vehicle stalling. At 22,000 miles transmission went out.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #1

May 092003


  • miles
While driving, the vehicle lost total power due to the air conditioner line was routed on top of the distributor, which caused condensation and water dripped inside the distributor.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

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