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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,491 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 112013

Silverado 1500

  • 45,000 miles


Want 1600 dollars to replace every line on the truck due to rust...including flexible hose to wheels. Don't have VIN no truck at shop until I decide what to do.

- Beckley, WV, USA

problem #4

Dec 072012

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 82,457 miles
Took truck in for state inspection, truck failed inspection due to rusted brake lines, power steering pump leaking, dealer said it would be $1228.43 to $1420.99 to just fixed the brake lines all lines needed replaced and calipers screws. Power steering pump cost $535 to replace. Poor quality, high cost to fix and lack of safety on GM part for not covering rubber coating or using stainless steel lines to protect our family very discouraged with service tech said these are the prices. What happened to our safety. Brake lines and gas lines should not be made of steel that can corrode and rust out and break. Power steering pump with these few miles should not have gone out. My 1988 Chevy truck never had these problems. There needs to be a recall.

- Rollinsford, NH, USA

problem #3

Sep 212012

Silverado 1500

  • 85,000 miles
The part of the frame that holds up the gas tank and connects to the shock has rotted away. I had to replace both rear leaf spring shackles do to rust as well as the left rear brake line. The rear of the truck is rusting away. I have had to replace the fuel pump, there is a knock in the steering column that I have had fixed once already, the engine has ticking sound when idling, and the A/C compressor is broken.

- Charlton , MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152012

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
Most recent(9/15/12),brake line ruptures do to tons of rust.... body mounts totally rusted off, rear brake rotor dust shields rusted off, leaf spring shackles rusted thru and fell off..rear bumper rusted thru, total under carriage rusted thru, railsunder doors totally rusted thru and have big holes in them..

- Boonton Twp., , NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 012005

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
I am the original owner of a 2002 Chevy Silverado. This past July I lowered the spare tire for the first time to clean off mud and discovered that there were four locations on the side wall of tire that were worn away. This was caused by the bed of the truck. The tire was secure and had the proper tire inflation. I check the pressure about 4-5 times a year while it is still secured under the truck. I contacted GM and was told to bring the tire to my local dealer. Service manager saw the tire and stated he sees this all the time and believes it is a design flaw especially in the S-10 pick ups. He advised me not to use the tire. It is to dangerous. I purchased a new tire to replace the spare and now in the process of trying to get GM to repay that cost. They have denied all requests so far stating I did not rotate tires properly. In the service book there are 2 ways to rotate tires one includes the spare and the other does not. I did the one that showed the four tire rotation not five because the spare is a steel rim not aluminum like the other four drive wheels. I am lucky that I removed the spare during daylight hours just for cleaning and not at night when I had too. The damaged sidewall of tire is on the inside once on the truck and I would never had seen the damage had it been at night. I also pull a camper with this vehicle and the results of having the side wall blow out at highway speeds pulling a camper scared me. As I mentioned earlier, I have replaced the spare with new tire. But what will keep the damage from occurring again ? I guess I will have to keep moving the spare tire. GM should redesign the tire holder or provide some type of cushion between tire and bed of truck. I am sure that had I had a flat tire and used the spare earlier in the trucks life this would not have happened. I have the tire and can provide pictures upon request. Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

- Middletown, NY, USA

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