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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,744 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 engine problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 102008

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The fuel injector that connects to the motor has failed. The vehicle dealer and manufacturer were notified. He was advised to that he would have to bear the expense of the repair. The failure mileage was 87,000. Updated 2/17/10 updated 02/22/10

- Niantic , CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 132005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2001 to 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra with 6.6L duramax diesel engines. The fuel injectors on these engines will eventually fail due to the fuel injector body cracks or ball seat erosion. GM maintains that this was not a safety issue.

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #2

Aug 052002

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
2002 Chevy duramax diesel with allison transmission engine surging, lunging & dead spots when you try to accelerate or brake. Transmission clunks & also jerks the vehicle. Dangerous in parking areas & when trying to accelerate onto incoming traffic where is often has daily catastrophic failure.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 212002

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,974 miles
The duramax diesel engine has a loud ticking noise. Bulletin #02-06-01-022A says that all the engines have it, but that it can't be heard in some. GM's attitude is "live with it!!!", we are not fixing it. A a

- Bellingham, WA, USA

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