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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,751 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


: the contact stated the ABS engages at low speeds of 20 mph and below. As a result, the stopping distance was increased. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the ABS. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall because of the VIN. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer cleaned the wheel speed sensor, replaced the pads and rotors. However, those replacements did not correct the problem. Additionally, a knocking noise was heard in the engine. The dealer inspected the engine although, no repairs were made. The passenger sie window was inoperative. Updated 03/28/06.

- North Collins, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevy Silverado brakes failed at low speeds. When the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to be inspected, he was informed there was a problem with the ABS. The sensor was cleaned and a part was replaced. The consumer then received a recall notice in October 2005 regarding the ABS. The recall letter stated the consumer could apply for reimbursement. The tailgate rusted and broke. The steering relay and right front idler arm were replaced. The window regulator was replaced. The wheel center cap fell off.

- New Florence, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 092005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,400 miles
Both power window assemblies failed within months of each other and both units failed in the same manner. There is a plastic to metal connections that failed on both units. The passengers side failed in late September 2005 and the drivers side December 9, 2005. Both units had to be replaced, old parts not available.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #3

Jun 232005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,106 miles


Defective electric window on drivers side. Window will not go up.

- Savona, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 152003

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Many of the problems took several times in the shop to fix. The castrophic failures in the engine & transmission have never been fixed. The truck has lunging, dead spots & surges & the transmission clunks (shifts hard, jerky) the auto may or may not accelerate on demand & will later accelerate when you need to apply the brakes.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jul 112003

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Rear window fell out when trying to open. Dealer notified.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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