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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,084 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 fuel system problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 012018

Silverado 1500

  • 130,000 miles


Takata recall - have been stranded numerous times as it has appeared to be the fuel pump not getting gas to start the car. Sometime can hear pump running as I have replace 3-4 pumps since 2012 or 13. Some time beating under tank helps. There seem to be numerous complaints about this problem. Security light flashing and start sometime when it is reset. Sounds wonderful when it runs. Can it be the computer? towed to a safe location after not starting and diagnostic technician show 10% fuel pressure. I parked went in to make a payment at a business and would not start for 4 days

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #12

Feb 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 130,000 miles
Fuel and break lines completely rusted out. Fuel line broke while replacing fuel filter. Necessitated replacement of entire fuel line system. Break line broke while driving around same time losing all breaking functions. Needed to turn off road and kill motor to stop. All break lines need replacement. I spent $2500 fixing.

- Mukilteo, WA, USA

problem #11

Mar 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 100,000 miles
Brake lines and fuel lines are very rusted also the drive shaft and ABS bracket 2 brake lines have rusted through while driving the truck has only about 100,000 miles it is very dangerous

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #10

Jul 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 135,000 miles


The fuel lines rust away and start leaking fuel badly. All lines have to be replaced. The rust on this truck is unbelievable. GM will not stand behind the product. The rocker panels all rusted out as well. The frame is rusting out. These truck are just rust buckets

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 262016

Silverado 1500

  • 130,000 miles
Excessive corrosion on brake and fuel lines. Had a metal line blow out near rear driver side wheel causing driver to have to use transmission and holding parking brake release handle while using E-brake while steering with one hand. Upon splicing in a section of replacement tubing, I noticed the fuel return line from the engine to the tank is corroded severely too. I had a section of fuel line fall apart upon replacing a fuel filter and spliced in a rubber fuel hose with clamps to get a fuel filter replaced. When the fuel lines rupture, there is a chance of fire from the exhaust or hot brake drums. Was advised by mechanic that I need to sell truck as it has 18-24 months left without proper and expensive repairs being made. Rarely gets underbody wash as a quality wash is far away and was advised that the rust is probably holding it together and advised not to knock off any more rust as it would accelerate further corrosion. Was advised a waste of time to use rust reformer or undercoating. I noticed this stationary as the vevicle was making squeaking sounds from the rear axle hub on driver side (same line that blew) and figured hanging caliper so I did a full brake pedal press and felt the pedal get spongy and drop another 1" toward floor. I opened door, hung out looking under truck and pressed pedal again to see fluid pouring from rear axle area. Drove it 30 miles with no service brakes to get to the garage using only E-brake and 3,2,1 and neutral range of transmission to be able to stop if needed. Also was advised about fuel tank strap and that I would need a flame cutter to change the fuel pump as truck bed bolts looked horrible or would need to cut tank straps depending on how much fuel is in the tank. The "annual underbody wash" most owners manuals recommend is insufficient to prevent this problem.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

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problem #8

Aug 172015

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that fuel was leaking under the vehicle. In addition, the check engine warning indicator illuminated as soon as the vehicle was operated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000. MA 10/19/2015

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #7

Sep 172014

Silverado 1500

  • 70,000 miles


Luckily I was pulling in my driveway when I found out my brakes had gone because they had rusted through not long after my gas was pouring out cause the fuel lines rusted and now chances are I wont get an inspection sticker this coming year because my frame is rusted out

- Belfast, ME, USA

problem #6

May 062015

Silverado 1500

  • 85,595 miles
I've had to replace calipers, rotors, brake lines the have rusted, brakes hoses that have gone bad and this vehicle is well kept and inside. Low miles for a 2002 and yet all at once everything went bad including my fuel sensor for the gas guage.

- Conowingo, MD, USA

problem #5

Sep 262011

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,012 miles
On 26 September 2011 said vehicle had to have all brake lines and other brake parts replaced due to excessive rust/rusting out at 71,012 well maintained miles at a cost of $1300 plus. On 30 December 2014 said vehicle had to have all fuel lines and fuel filler tube replaced due to excessive rust/rusting out at 90,790 well maintained miles at a cost of $1800.oo plus.

- Port Deposit, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 182014

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,479 miles
Began to smell gas and could visual see fuel leaking from in the area of the fuel tank. Mechanic confirmed fuel were leaking due to corrosion.

- Media, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 042014

Silverado 1500

  • 138,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 55 mph, the contact smelled fuel inside the vehicle. The contact discovered fuel leaking underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and a certified mechanic stated that the fuel line was rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000.

- Wellsville, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 052012

Silverado 1500

  • 181,000 miles
Corroded fuel and brake lines resulting in perforation of metal lines and fuel and brake fluid leaks.

- Copley, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 137,000 miles
Fuel lines rusted out. Brake lines rusted out earlier. Tailgate, wheel wheels, cab, etc all rusted thro. Wheels hubs so rusted, they had to be cut out with a touch. It's so rusted out, I feel it's almost unsafe. Fuel lines so rusted out, they were dripping gas.

- Athens, OH, USA

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