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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,820 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 1500 suspension problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 082008

Silverado 1500

  • 90,000 miles


Stopping the vehicle, the anti-lock brakes would kick in at around 3 to 5 miles per hour and the vehicle would not stop, would roll a few more feet. Almost hit a woman and child in cross walk, had to stand up on brakes. This not stopping happened 5 or 6 times, this was the came reaction as in 2005 recall, called GM. GM Chevrolet customer assistance center said, go and get this problem confirmed by a GM dealership, did Oct. 9, '08 and they said corrosion build in same area, but because right front hub was replaced with a non GM part (after market part) they have no responsibility. This hub came with the sensor attached. In 2005 my 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was issued a recall for severe corrosion area between the front hub/bearing assembly and the wheel speed sensor. They found the left side sensor was missing an O-ring, they installed under the recall. The vehicle is doing the same thing and a local dealership service department confirmed this same corrosion problem. Called Chevrolet customer assistance center Oct 10, 08. GM Chevrolet customer assistance center called me Monday Oct, 20, '08 and said that once the recall was fixed, (how did they fix corrosion) the same problem is now my problem. When I dropped off the vehicle the brakes were bad, when I picked it up at the end of the day they were 10 time worse, really unsafe to drive. They did not charge me a dime, said that they would work it out with local rep. I will get the vehicle fixed, but how does this correct the problem?

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 252005

Silverado 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,720 miles
At 37720 miles on 2002 Chevrolet 4X4 pickup. Took vehicle to dealer for safety inspection and service to GM dealership. Was informed that vehicle would not pass inspection due to brake rotors and pads being rusted and worn out. This was in March 2005. In October 2005 received recall notice relating to severe corrosion between front hub/bearing and speed sensor. Filled for a claim reimbursement due to the fact that all parts were inter related. Also even the repair invoice stated worn out/rusted. Was informed that no reimbursement would be paid.

- West Newfield, ME, USA

problem #4

Jun 012005

Silverado 1500

  • 40,200 miles
The ABS comes on at low speed when it shouldn't, resulting in extending stopping distance. Dealer miss diagnosed the problem as the left front hub. Replacing both front hubs and wheel speed sensors which fixed the problem.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 242005

Silverado 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. Contact's vehicle hit a wall at a department store last night because she could not stop the vehicle. The contact stated she had no previous problems with the vehicle. Could not press down on the brake pedal. There were no warning lights or warning signs to let the consumer know there was a problem within the brakes. The service dealer replaced R&R left front hub bearing.

- Smyrna, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 262004

Silverado 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph, the ABS system engage. The driver applied the brake pedal, and the vehicle failed to stop completely. This caused the vehicle to collided into a tree. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the front suspension hub needed to be replaced. The consumer was told that the failure of the front hubs on his vehicle was a common problem and requires complete replacement of both front hubs.

- Castleton On Hudson, NY, USA

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problem #1

Jan 192004

Silverado 1500

  • 29,000 miles
While turning consumer lost control of steering. Consumer later found out that the wheel, hub, brakeline and brakes were disconnected from the vehicle.

- Alvin, TX, USA

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