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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,377 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 302005

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,000 miles


While driving the cable from which my spare was attached broke loose, and the tire landed to the side of the roadway. Speed was only 35 mph at the time, this happened without warning. No repairs have been made. Dealer referred to nhsta.

- Paris , TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 012004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,491 miles
While the vehicle was parked. Consumer inspected the spare tire rack, and noticed cable sheared off. Spare tire rivets falling off of the tire while travelling. The spare tire was brand new never used before.

- Brookline, NH, USA

problem #1

Jul 012004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,639 miles
While driving my 2002 Chevy Silverado 3500, with approx 41000 miles on the odometer, the spare tire fell off from under the truck bed and went skidding down the highway. The steel cable that was holding the spare tire was observed to be shredded. I was driving at approx. 35 miles an hour on a flat highway, under normal road conditions when this occurred. The spare tire has never been serviced or moved and was put in place at the factory. This failure of the steel cable that holds the spare tire almost resulted in a serious accident. I contacted the Chevy dealer (bill koenig Chevrolet in port angels wa) and the service department indicated that this failure was not a recall issue and declined to repair under warranty. Clearly, this failure poses a serious traffic safety issue and needs to be investigated and addressed.

- Sekiu, WA, USA

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