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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,950 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 182018

Silverado 2500

  • 48,500 miles


While driving, the engine will suddenly shut down and without warning stop.

- Woodland, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 152017

Silverado 2500

  • 50,000 miles
Exhaust manifold bolts breaking and both exhaust manifolds cracking evry 50000 miles. Occurs while driving.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 012014

Silverado 2500

  • 157,000 miles
The glow plugs and fuel injectors fail prematurely I was told by the locol servace manager that there was plenty of time to get the repairs but a few weeks later when I brought it in for the supposed free repairs they tell me the time for mine is over its too old. When no one had showed me a print out and the company I bout it from never disclosed the issue. If the vehicle stalls in traffic it could cause an accident.

- Mv, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 152014

Silverado 2500

  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving at 65 mph, the engine stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle restarted after numerous attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 152014

Silverado 2500

  • 143,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that the head gasket failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where the technician stated that the head gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 143,000.

- Chattaroy, WA, USA

problem #5

Jun 082009

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
While driving on the highway, the truck, for an unknown reason, shut down causing me to loose power steering and brake capability. I was able to shift into neutral and turn the key off and then back on again to re-start the truck. It has now happened several times and I have done the same thing each time to correct the problem. It happened once in 2009 and twice in 2010. Since then it has happened a few times per year at random times. GM has told me in the past that they don't know what would cause that issue. I could not get my local Chevrolet shop manager to give me a straight yes or no answer regarding whether my problem is consistent with the issues being experienced by effected GM models with ignition problems. I believe it may be due to the recalled ignition switches as I have had the electrical system looked at and no one can seem to find an issue that would cause the truck to shut off randomly at highway speeds and then turn right back over after shifting to neutral!! I believe that the current recall does not cover all of the vehicles that are truly affected. I have had my family in the truck on several occasions when this has happened and have been fortunate to not have had an accident to this point.

- West Harrison, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 012013

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Engine stalls occasionally while driving, and put me in a dangerous situation. Fortunately I live in a small town has little freeways. Also the driver side seatbelt is stuck and I can not pull it out.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 012013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 158,000 miles
Cylinder heads malfunctioned creating a coolant leak.

- Fort Benning, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 242013

Silverado 2500

  • 212,000 miles
The truck was hooked to a 25' gooseneck trailer loaded with hay. The engine was the duramax diesel with allison transmission. The intent was to haul hay from eastern Washington to western Washington. The power steering pump broke a shaft inside the pump making the power steering unusable. As it turns out the power steering pump also serves as the power brake assist. At a speed of about 3 mph, it was all I could do to brake the truck but was unable to turn the wheels. It was very fortunate that this happened in the farmers field and not on the highway. If I had been driving on the highway when the pump quit working, the truck would have gone off of the roadway, most likely over a steep cliff because I would have been unable to steer the truck or stop it due to the single pump failure. Additionally, the load of hay would have caused the truck to pick up speed if it was going down hill.

- Yelm, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 302012

Silverado 2500

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving, the engine began making a clicking noise. The contact noticed that one exhaust manifold bolt was broken. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that two exhaust manifold bolts were fractured. The contact stated that if the vehicle continued to be driven, the catalytic converter would be damaged. The failure recurred because the bolts were defective. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 69,000.

- West Bountiful, UT, USA

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