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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,470 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 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 212013

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles


I had just driven 15 miles to on the expressway, I stopped at a store for a couple of minutes. When I went back to the truck, I didn't see the fluid under it, but got in and started the truck. At that time I was accelerating slowly to pull out of a parking spot. About that time a pedestrian stepped off the curb in front of me. I hit the break and it went to the floor! I missed the pedestrian and coasted to the end of the parking lot where I tried to apply the emergency break, that also failed! a concrete curb allowed me to stop the vehicle without incident. I had the vehicle towed to 2 garages before I could find one to repair it at a cost of just under $900.

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #4

Mar 022006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at no particular speed, the engine ran rough. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop for inspection and the mechanic determined the fuel injectors were blocked. The injectors were changed; however, the problem persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the repair shop where the injectors were cleaned. Again, the problem was apparent and the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic. During the last inspection, the mechanic determined the fuel lines were corroded due to road salt corrosion. The fuel lines were replaced and the problem was corrected.

- Princess Anne, MD, USA

problem #3

Feb 152003

Silverado 3500

  • 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

problem #2

Jan 262004

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • 2,000 miles
The truck has a fuel leak that caused the oil pressure to go down. There's a recall for the CNG fuel leakage 03V435000 but the VIN number is outside the remedy scope.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012002

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,352 miles
Loss of control due to an unknown jiggle/bounce, out of balance condition. Consumer felt dealership lacked technical abilities to diagnose problem. To date vehicle had 14 different new tires on the rear axle. Vehicle had been serviced 10 times. The tire pressure was adjusted, the front and rear suspension checked. Rear sway bar was unhooked. Tires were balanced. However problem still existed. There was also poor fuel mileage and an exhaust odor. Due to safety issues consumer is reluctant to drive vehicle.

- Hermann, MO, USA

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