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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,201 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #16

Jul 032013

Silverado 3500

  • miles


I have had 2 of them fail on my work truck. Both had very low miles. Tires completely blew out.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #15

May 152011

Silverado 3500

  • miles
On Sunday may the 15th the walmart tle on bush river rd in columbia SC installed two front tires on a 2002 Chevy 3500 van. They installed two P rated tires even though the vehicle calls for lt. They all so put 55psi in the tires when the tires are only rated for 44psi. The tires are not rated for this. Also there was no dot card given out.

- Elgin, SC, USA

problem #14

Dec 022008

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The vehicle has Goodyear Wrangler sra tires, size 215/85/16 (na). While driving 70 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle vibrated excessively. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and noticed that the front passenger side tire was blistering on the sidewall. The tire has not been replaced for the defect. The manufacturer has been notified of the defective tire. The failure and current mileages were 87,000. Updated 12/30/08 the consumer stated Goodyear replaced the tires. Updated 01/02/09.

- Moore Haven, FL, USA

problem #13

May 102005

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • 55,000 miles


2002 Chevrolet Silverado experiencing problems with the Goodyear Wrangler rts tires. A couple thousand miles after the tires were installed the consumer heard tires noise with vibrations. The vehicle was inspected at the dealer who informed the consumer that everything was fine. The consumer chose to remove the tires and install snow tires. Once the tires were changed the noise and vibration no longer existed. When the consumer inspected the tires he noticed sidewall bulges, bumps and other irregularities.

- Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #12

Sep 122004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Consumer was driving on the highway at approximately 66 mph the tire blew out. The front wheel assembly snapped off right behind the brake hub assembly. Then, vehicle dropped down on its frame and skidded along the road for about 150 to 200 yards and then skidded into a guard rail. Consumer contacted the manufacturer, and was told that the manufacturer will send someone to investigate the situation. Currently, GM denied the claim. Right front wheel assembly broke off at the upper ball joint.

- West Cocoa, FL, USA

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problem #11

Jan 212003

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
While driving in the rain at 55 mph and without warning, the vehicle started to spin around in circles. On another occasion, while driving in rain it kept feeling like vehicle wanted to get away from the consumer. The consumer stated the brakes locked up as well.

- Stapleton, AL, USA

problem #10

Jan 132004

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


While driving driver's side front tire blew out, causing the wheel to lock. The 4-wheel drive will no longer properly operate.

- Deep Water, WV, USA

problem #9

Dec 282002

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
I was driving on a wet road in a 2002 Chevy Silverado when the vehicle started to hydroplane out of control off the road. I was driving about 55 mph at the time. Have there been any studies on the perofrmace of vehicles under slick road conditions" are trucks more likely to hydroplane than other types of automobile" since this incident I am concerned about the safety of driving my vehicle in poor weather conditions.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 172003

Silverado 3500

  • 20,000 miles
When pulling onto a busy highway front tires went out of control. Dealer stated there was no traction in the tires.

- Ionia, MI, USA

problem #7

Nov 272003

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
When accelerating, the rear end went out of control. The good year tire dealer stated that the tire was the wrong type for the pick up truck. The tread design and the hard compound was a unsafe tire for the pickup. With a light rear end, it caused the truck to spin at a low speed and accelerate with out warning. The consumer is dissatisfied with good year service.

- Chesterland, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 252003

Silverado 3500

  • miles


All four tires on the vehicle warped and had stress marks located on the inner and outer side of the tire. There were no incidents or fatalities to report but the driver is concerned because these tires are a potential hazard; a accident waiting to happen. The tire are Bridgestone lt#P2457R16 1201169. Please provide additional information and the dot number for these tires.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 122003

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,218 miles
The tires had been aligned and rotated several times due to excessive wear on the inside and outside.

- West Milford, WV, USA

problem #4

Jan 302003

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The front drive side tire blew. Size #P26575R16 dot# W273wma1102. Dealer has been notified.

- Belmont, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 152002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
At first 1200 miles original tires had flat spots all around and chopping up.

- Spencer, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 092002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
No road hazard came in contact with the tire. Outside temperature was approximately 103F. Complete separation of tread from sidewall. Nothing remained on rim but sidewall. Body damage to fender well as well as rubber burn marks, due to centripetal forces from tire tread separating from sidewall.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 102001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
While traveling approx.60 mph. On highway driver side rear tire suffered major blowout. It is totally split out around outer edge halfway around tire. I have contacted the dealer where truck was purchased and they say it is not a recall tire, and also contacted GM and was told same. I am not sure what to do next except just purchase a whole new set of tires at my own expense. Thank you. (dot number: VN73 wmb tiresize: P265/75R16)

- Galt, CA, USA

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