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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,564 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 202017

Silverado 1500

  • 98,000 miles


I was driving on hwy 495 which is a city road towards hwy 19 driving approx 53 mph in crystal river, fl. The vechile ahead of my mine was 3 car lengths ahead when I saw there brake lights on, I applied the usual appropriate brake pressure which is no harder or softer then any other time. Once I slowed down to 40 mph in the back passenger side rear tire felt like it exploded and heard a huge explosive type sound and actually felt the entire back end of my Silverado lift up and shift leftwards into the opposite lane causing my truck to also get struck by another truck causing what was a extremely well maintained truck without a single ding or mechanical issues until this occurred. I am a engineer and have never witnessed a tire that looked the way this did, by simply driving. I have all records for maintaince, rotations etc.. overall I have made multiple complaints and have spent 3500 on tires and repairs and still the truck needs 4500 more. I also have had to replace the rim that the tire were on and these were the recommended tires for my truck.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Aug 012013

Silverado 1500 8-cyl

  • 85,777 miles
Was hooking up trailer and started to move touched the brake and pedal went to floor. Left rear brake line rusted completely into. All brake lines very rusty. Because of rust I have replaced all 4 rotors, all 4 calipers all 4 shocks, always parked in garage.the truck frame is total rust. The rims had to be painted because of rust the spare is solid rust.

- Nashville, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 042008

Silverado 1500

  • 62,012 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving less than 10 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle was slow to respond when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact experienced extreme difficulty coming to a complete stop. In addition, the stopping distance was increased. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the front wheel speed sensor cables had excessive rust. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 62,012 and current mileage was 62,200.

- Schauburg , IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 122004

Silverado 1500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Consumer was driving on the highway at approximately 66 mph the tire blew out. The front wheel assembly snapped off right behind the brake hub assembly. Then, vehicle dropped down on its frame and skidded along the road for about 150 to 200 yards and then skidded into a guard rail. Consumer contacted the manufacturer, and was told that the manufacturer will send someone to investigate the situation. Currently, GM denied the claim. Right front wheel assembly broke off at the upper ball joint.

- West Cocoa, FL, USA

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problem #1

Jan 142002

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Standard steel wheel on vehicle holds water, and when that water freezes wheels go out of balance. Dealer contacted.

- Dewitt, IA, USA

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