Print this page


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,091 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 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #14

Dec 192004

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,976 miles


Vehicle had grinding noise from rear wheels and loss of power. Rear brakes failed with 9, 975 miles on vehicle. Dealer found right rear brake caliper rusted solid and not operating, causing inner right disk brake pad to wear out prematurely. Was advised that this was a result of the vehicle not being used enough, allowing components inside the caliper to rust. Dealer rebuilt right rear calipers, turned down both excessively rusted rear rotors and replaced rear disc brake pads.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #13

Dec 102004

Silverado 1500 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 #12

Aug 162004

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
The rear brake rotors would rust/wear prematurely. The rotors have been replaced by the dealership 3 times, but the consumer was still having the same problems.....brakes make all kinds of weird noises at low speeds. It sounds like metal to metal. Three replacements of rear disc brakes.

- Grayling, MI, USA

problem #11

Aug 252004

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,890 miles


2002. Chevrolet Silverado, less the 38,000 miles on truck. All 4 rotors were disintegrated replaced all 4 all new pads.still when applying brake, brakes still go right to the floor.vechile slow to come to a stop.warrenty ran out by 1,000 miles. After investigated on inter net and found at least 33 complaints of the same thing. At my Thought I should be brought to your attention. Deal seem unwilling to help......depaula chevorlet, central ave albany, New York.

- Selkirk, NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 262004

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 25,100 miles
Vehicle just turned twenty five thousand miles and needed brakes and rotors. While driving there was pulsation, and difficult stopping. Took vehilce to the dealer. They wanted to charge consumer $800 for repairs.

- Charlton, MA, USA

problem #9

Jul 212004

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
My ABS chatters and it pushes hard and does not want to stop. I just had new rotors put on in may and in Oct I had new discs and rotors turned is full of brake fluid. I have a warranty on it bumper to bumper and not sure if it covers it. I work construction out of town and need a reliable vehicle. I have to take it to my dealer to have it checked out yet. I haven't had the time due to working out of town. This should not be happening. What can I do?

- Herkimer, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 192004

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,627 miles


The consumer took the vehicle through inspection and it was determined that the rotors had rusted. The rotors were turned instead of being replaced by the dealer. The consumer was driving the vehicle approximately 3 months later and the vehicle was hard to stop when the brakes were applied. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer again and it was discovered that the bearing and hub assembly was defective and it was replaced on the left side.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 022004

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The consumer stated that both front brake rotors wore out prematurely at 25,000 miles, which caused the vehicle to vibrate when braking. The dealer agreed there was excessive wear on the brakes, but was unable to explain why.

- Duncan, OK, USA

problem #6

Feb 152003

Silverado 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Vehicle experienced brake failure, in which the brakes failed to stop the vehicle immediately when they were depressed. This resulted in extended stopping distance. This failure occurred because the brake rotors warped. The rotors were resurfaced, but the failure recurred within 15,000 miles.

- Feeding Hills, MA, USA

problem #5

Apr 232004

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • 39,000 miles
Vehicle was going through a routine maintenance when dealer discovered that the right rear brake pad tore up the rotor.

- Whittier, AK, USA

problem #4

Mar 092004

Silverado 1500

  • 46,000 miles


Rotors are deteriorating after only two years.

- Chenango Bridge, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 282003

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
The brake rotors wore out entirely too quickly. They were poor quality, and the metal rusted as if they were submerged in salt water for a year.

- Wellfleet, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 242003

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a new 2002 Chevy Silverado ext cab 4WD in November 2001. The truck currently has 48000 miles on it. The rear brakes have been completely rebuilt 3 times due to excess wear and failure. The dealership has paid for the repairs twice and split the cost once but has advised they will not pay for it anymore. The cause appears to be sticking which wears the pads out which in turn wear out the rotors. The calipers freeze up and require replacing. The parking brake is used regularly and works okay. After the last repair, the ABS chatters when coming to a stop on clear dry pavement, like a parking lot or stop sign.

- Waitsfield, VT, USA

problem #1

Jul 242003

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Rear rotors shot after 10,000 miles. Would not pass inspection. Took back to dealer, they machined them down to nothing. Did not replace the rotors. These rotors from the factory must be defective. My mechanic said hes never seen rotors like this in 30 of working. So much for the 3 yr bumper to bumper warranty.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Not what you are looking for?