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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,223 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 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 032006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


: the contact stated when stopping at a stop sign, the ABS activated causing the vehicle to crash into another vehicle. Upon inspection the dealership found corrosion on the wheel sensors. The driver side wheel sensor was replaced and the corrosion was cleaned off the passenger side wheel sensor. There is a recall for the ABS, the NHTSA # is 05V379000. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #4

Jan 172006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
1. slowing truck on approach to a stop sign, road conditions-dry asphalt, road surface consisted of shallow narrowly spaced washboards, speed-approx. 20 mph. 2.when truck encountered washboard area, the brake pedal pulsed at an abnormally high frequency, the pedal went soft, the brake action was so slight that one couldn't tell they were applied and the truck nearly went through a stop sign as the result. 3. dealer inspected ABS system, stated a code for left front sensor was set, test drove truck but code would not reset, no parts or repairs were completed.

- Havensville, KS, USA

problem #3

Nov 162005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,500 miles
ABS brake system activates at slow speeds on dry pavement, not allowing truck to stop when brakes are applied. This usually happens under 5 mph and has caused me to roll through a stop sign.

- Zellwood, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 102005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,615 miles
Prior to the crash I'll describe, I noticed that the antilock brakes on my truck would engage randomly at low speeds, even though the road was clear and dry. I never received any indication from indicator lights or the truck's status display that there was a malfunction in progress. Until the incident below, braking control always returned within a few seconds and seemed to pose no safety threat. On this particular evening, they had performed without incident all the way home from work. I pulled into my driveway and into my garage. Upon entering the garage proper, the antilock brakes engaged. The garage floors (and driveway) were both clear of any snow, ice, or liquids. When the antilock brakes took control, it released the brakes and locked the brake pedal in such a way that I could not regain control. This time, I was unable to push the pedal down. My vehicle subsequently stuck the workbench along the back wall of my garage. The impact pushed the entire garage wall out almost 12 inches, including the cement block foundation. Fortunately, there was no damage to the vehicle. However, the damage to the garage remains. To correct the failure, a mechanic at a local dealership removed the fuse that controls the antilock brake functions, essentially disabling the antilock system. Due to the nature and location of the antilock sensors (in the wheel bearings), repairs are not financially feasible at this time. The truck's brakes function normally with the antilock system disabled. I believe that this complaint directly relates to NHTSA action number PE05020.

- Manlius, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 132004

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Consumer complained about ABS brake sensor problem.. when the sensors were inoperative brakes would not work. Consumer contacted the manufacturer, who was unwilling to assist the consumer.

- Farmdale, OH, USA

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