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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
153,350 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. pull the fuse under the hood fuse box. no abs (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Silverado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 162010

Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 205,212 miles


This happends constantly usually when turning at 8-4 mph. It has caused me to roll into traffic on more than 1 occasion and almost ended my life. ok so my truck has 200k on it. original engine and transmission, no major work only clutch and standard maintence. i have no idea what is going on it just startted activating ABS randomly at low speeds giving me almost no brakes.

- k2.k2_k2illinois, Effingham, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 142010

Silverado LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,154 miles

This problem was quite sudden no warning. Well I called chevy and they said there is no recall on this (gee what a surprise). So I will head to the dealer to have them have a look and hopefully it is a simple fix (and inexpensive). I will post the results here.

Update from Aug 30, 2010: Well I had a squeak start along with a dragging or sticking and the abs went back to normal. So I tried engaging the parking (emergency) brake and putting it in gear and giving it a little gas to see if it would hold. It did for a minute and then a pop then brakes still held some. I released them and tried again, it seemed okay. The drag went away still have a little squeak in the morning for a minute then it's fine. So I suggest to try using your parking (emergency) brake some and see if it holds while you give it a LITTLE gas this may help solve the issue of lack of parking (emergency) brake use.

- c88m, Sunderland, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012002

Silverado LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

I bought this truck new and took it back to the dealer the day I picked it up to complain of the ABS engaging too easy as well as too often. To this day, the dealers swear nothing is wrong. Since when do front brakes outlast rears 2:1 ? The ABS activates on clean dry pavement almost daily. I have also had problems where I am convinced the front brakes are not working at all (replaced front brakes for the first time at 105,000 miles!!!) and I think these problems are inter-related. I feel the rears are locking up because the fronts are not working, which is telling the computer we are going into a slide and must engage the ABS so the fronts can do some work. Other than this, it has been an outstanding vehicle, I am just concerned because the brake system is more than a creature feature, however the benefit is I am never late for any appointments anymore since I can't friggin' STOP!

- Chris K., Twinsburg, OH, US

problem #1

May 012007

Silverado LS 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

go right past gm because they wont do anything unless you live in the salt flats?

- Levi L., Mandan, ND, USA

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