The Silverado hasn't changed much since its 1999 introduction and doesn't compete well with more modern designs. Its highlights include a selectable four-wheel-drive system with a full-time mode and a high payload capacity. But its powertrain isn't as smooth as some models, such as the Toyota Tundra's or Nissan Titan's. Handling was ungainly, and the ride is stiff. Interior quality is below par.
Alerts
There are 15 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Silverado 1500 will be much less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Stopped working properly. Very expensive to fix. Disconnected system instead"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"all brake lines failed and had to be replaced"

Cheryl B., WI (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"ABS module warning light comes on intermittently. To be expected with almost 340,000 miles"

Larry T., UT (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"ABS Sensors corroded after previous recall and an additional replacement after the recall"

Rocco C., VA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"The ABS warning light comes on intermittently and has been for over a year now. The sending unit is bad and would cost between $800 to $1000 dollars to replace. The brakes are working just fine so I am in no rush to have it replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"They electronic unit which conterols the ABS was defective"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)

"Replace EVS system - $1675"

Alesia S., TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"had to disconnect the fuse because ABS was never working properly"

Robert D., MA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 4.7-L V8)

"modulator has gone out"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"The ABS module failed (VERY expensive) and was disconnected from the vehicle rendering the vehicle without ABS - just standard brakes"

J S., NY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Excessive wheel movement caused by hub/wheel bearing wear can cause inadvertent anti-lock brake application at the affected wheel only , at low speeds."

Mike A., MA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"abs system goes out periodically"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"ABS would engage at low speeds, on perfectly dry roads. Replacing one front hub and bearing assembly cured the problem, but it is starting to return. May have to replace the other front hub and bearing assembly."

Anonymous, (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"does not function"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"ABS light comes on periodically when weather changes but eventually clears itself after turning ignition off"

Robert F., KY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)
Calipers

"Rear brake calipers stuck"

Steven E., IA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"frozen"

Charles J., FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Replaced rear calipers due to not releasing"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"Front left Caliper locked up, wouldn't release properly/"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Needed replacement in rear"

Robert F., KY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)

"The caliper on one side would not release once the brake pedal was released. This caused premature pad wear and the rotor was damaged from wear. I didn't consider this to be too unusual for a used 18 year old truck with 180,000 miles on it. But instead of just pads, I replaced pads, rotors and calipers to complete the job."

Daniel S., NC (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)
Master cylinder

"system need flushed and caused the master cylinder to fail"

Wesley P., MO (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"had to replace the brake pads"

Douglas P., TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Parking brake

"premature wear"

Charles J., FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"the parking brake release broke inside the cab , and I needed to order the part and was able to replace the handle along with the line leading the the rear wheels.."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"numerous problems with brakes over the years"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"brake worn out"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Rotors

"Warped"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"they are original to the vehicle and finaly have to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"All brake lines corroded. Lost fluid . Had to be towed to repair shop."

Anonymous, MD (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brakes would grab when not expecting. To car techs said it was ok. Finally after I got it towed to a Chevy dealer they repaired the problem"

Anonymous, NH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"clear coat peeled off and the paint underneath was chalky and came off when hit with a pressure washer. Had to have the truck painted completely"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"paint bubbles between paint and metal body numbering 24+"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"Clear coat and paint stripped off from hood and roof. Just showing through"

Jerome S., VA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"the truck is 16 years old and over time the paint has had fading problems"

J C., MD (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Clear coat peeled, paint coming off and getting rust spots. This actually started a couple years ago"

Shawn L., TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"The white paint on the truck has been peeling off and flaking for the last couple of years."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Rust

"rust over the back wheel wells"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"rusted bumper"

Anonymous, ME (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 5.2-L V8)

"door bottoms and rocker panels rusting out"

James H., MI (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"both side rocker panels and cab corners rusted thru/away"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"Rear brake backer plates and both rocker panels completely rusted out; part of rear bumper rusted out' rust through paint on hood and cab"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"Rust on lower body panels--rocker panel. Rusted through"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"This vehicle was my work truck for 10 years and went to work in the snow and rain and whatnot. Due to road salt I have extensive rust in the rocker panels and cab corners as well as the rear wheel wells"

Jerome S., VA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"The previous owner of the vehicle failed to have it rustproofed. The rocker panels and fender wells are rusting out because we live in a high salt usage area"

J S., NY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"In the last couple years the body above the real wheel wells and corner of cab started rusting very heavily"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"fender on back rust"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"There is rust in several areas of the truck and we are going to have to have them fixed."

Gretchen S., KY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"There is rust on the rocker panels from the weeping vents being to small I was told and the rust is beginning to show up more frequently as time goes on. Expensive to repair"

Charles S., TN (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Wheel-wells, rocker panels, and cab-corners rusted thru badly."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"The truck runs great, drives great, and handles great, but it is a total rust bucket in both finish and undercarriage. Had a shock mount and shift linkage RUST OFF! Paint on hood, fenders and doors bubbling off from rust under the paint, rear bumper is almost rusted off."

Anonymous, (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"Rocker panels rusted out on both sides."

Anonymous, GA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"Rust is developing along the rear fender area. The paint is blistering and the rust is coloring the blistered paint. It affects the physical appearance of the vehicle. Very unsightly"

Dorothy T., (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Slight problem with rust on the hood in a few spots. Easily repaired."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"A lot of rust on both sides over rear wheels and under both doors."

Anonymous, MO (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 6.0-L V8)

"Tailgate rust thru last year. Rockers and cab corners rusted away 2 yrs ago."

Ron E., OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The A/C system completely failed and I had to have a new system installed"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Repeated failures of AC compressors"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"Even though my truck is a 2002, it has always been very well maintained. I thought the compressor should last more than 50000 miles."

Chester Z., WI (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"compressor fell apart internally"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan speed selector fails to work in high position"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"FAN SWITCH works only on high. FAN MOTOR bearing squeaks"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)

"Replaced blower motor resistor to restore operation of all fan speeds."

Mike A., MA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)
Heater system

"heater core plugged. It was difficult to flush do the plastic clamps and plastic nipples used to attach heater hoses to the water pump."

Fred J., AZ (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"My truck sets for long periods. I have had orings replaced twice, but I still hae to add freon at least once a year"

Anonymous, AR (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"A/C SYSTEM required re-charge A/C COMPRESSOR BELT broke due to owner neglect."

Anonymous, MD (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)

"A/C quit producing cold air so I tried adding freon, but system still does not cool well."

James H., AR (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"Lost charge"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"I have lost air conditioning two different times. I had the system tested, and there were no leaks. They added refrigerant and it worked for a few months."

Anonymous, PA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Truck loses coolant down to a certain level and then stops leaking"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Engine warning light came on. Not a drivability problem, and probably not a true emissions issue, but would not be able to pass annual inspection with that warning. Main cost was a way-overpriced charcoal canister. Total price for the work was $917."

Anonymous, LA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Ceased to work while traveling home from an out-of-town trip. Called a tow truck and had it towed to a nearby mechanic to fix"

Anonymous, LA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Gave out and needed replacement"

Barbara A., OK (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"This is a problem that I have learned that many of these trucks, from various years have had. It seems that the fuel pump fails to stay sealed in the fuel tank. Once this failure occurs, then problems with starting the truck begin. Eventually, for many the fuel pump fails and must be replaced. Mine never made it that far, a damaged fuel line, combined with the aforementioned fuel pump separation led to the fuel pump replacement"

James H., KY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Had fuel pump replaced then 9 months later had to have it replaced again"

Carolyn M., TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"very expensive to replace"

Patrick M., OK (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"Vehicle coasted to a stop. Restarted several times but would not continue to run"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"shot, broke done"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Fuel pump when out while I was backing out of the garage. Took 18 years to have my 1st problem with this vehicle. It's been perfect. Big difference compared to the various Fords I've owned that broke down a lot and cost $$$ to fix regularly. No joke!"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 6.0-L V8)

"It wore out and failed to pump fuel to engine/carburetor."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Fuel pump had to replaced."

Dwayne M., IL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"grease cup on ball joint split open so had to replace both assemblies with control arms."

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"power steering line and cooler rusted thru and leaked"

Ron E., OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"The rear spring shackle that attaches the rear end of the leaf spring to the frame is a problematic part. These shackles rust prematurely and need to be replaced. Replacement is not easy since the frame end of the shackle is riveted in place, and most times the bolts for the spring end are seized in the bushing"

Mac M., PA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"The rear spring broke, needed replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"I had the rack and pinion replaced in Aug 2014 due to leakage. I have been informed by my mechanic that the replacement rack and pinion is leaking and should be replaced. I would have expected the replacement to have lasted for more than two and a half years. My mechanic also has stated that this part is a remanufactured part and new ones are not available. I would think that the company remanufacturing these would repair them to like new condition. I do not look forward to having to replace th"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"Had to replace Pittman and idler arms"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"periodic rattle from steering linkage. No mechanic has been able to identify the exact issue yet. It's only mildly annoying at this time"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Rack and pinion steering required replacement due to leaks on both ends."

Anonymous, ON (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear"

William L., BC (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"There is a vibration that occurs at 60-63 mph. Mechanics can never find the problem. Have had the wheels balanced over and over again but it has never helped."

Charles S., TN (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Truck was stored for 9 months. About 50 miles from reactivation, a loud Left Rear Outer 4x4 shaft bearing started making a loud noise. This noise tracks the vehicle speed not the engine or transmission speeds It has not been fixed yet and the truck is parked until fixed to avoid any long term storage lack of lubrication problems"

Alice R., VA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"coolent leaks from Dexcool Antifreez"

Timothy R., CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"front windshield does not seal. had window replaced 2 times, but leaks in same spot"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Window seals are old."

Dwayne M., IL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.7-L V8)

"seal leaks"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Loose weather strip"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattles under dash"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Steering column rattle since day one!"

Timothy R., CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)
Wind noise

"The wind noise is very disturbing. It affects the ability to have conversation while driving. It is quite bothersome. There are leaks around the windows."

Dorothy T., (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"doors need to be tightned"

Anonymous, AR (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Front differential leaked oil and ruined the bearings"

Charles F., AK (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"rear axle bearing failure"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 6.0-L V8)

"Universal joint failure"

William L., BC (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Alternator went out"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)

"alternator quit working"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"control switch defective"

Charles J., FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Transfer case

"Getting very noisy and seal was leaking which I had repaired but still is leaking"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Fuel leaks

"Replace gas lines"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"Replace fuel lines"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.2-L V8)
Oil leaks

"The oil pressure sensing unit which is on top of the engine on the drivers side, fails and blows out oil out of the sensor itself"

Steve E., WV (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"had the oil pan gaskets replaced for oil leakage"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)

"Losing 1 qt of oil about every 800 miles. No evidence of burning oil from tailpipe, no leaks on ground--just burning it up."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Main oil seal leak between the engine & transmission, steering column rattle."

Timothy R., CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"The transmission Cooling line rusted and failed. This caused all transmission fluid to leak on the highway and the transmission to stop operating. We had to be towed to a garage to repair the issue."

Anonymous, ON (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)
Gear selector or linkage

"Shift lever refused to go into park position"

C E., OH (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Rough shifting

"two shift solenoids in the transmission quit working and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"In last 8 months I've noticed that when starting off there is a rough shift from 1st to 2nd gear but after that; if I don't try to take off too fast it goes into next gear & once it gets into Over drive ; around 55MPH it runs really well. I just drive very conservative & it's not getting any worse. I've found GM transmission usually go at around 125,000 miles or our families other 4 GM car & trucks did."

Anonymous, AL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"The transmission was starting to shift roughly before it started slipping around 160 K"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Transmission leaks

"during last 14 months have had 3 transmission seals replaced due to age, all a different times. Since truck is almost 18yrs old, I think that's not too bad. leaks were small in size & I was able to drive it to garage myself."

Anonymous, AL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Mirrors

"mirror brackets that allow mirror to move back and forth as when going through an automated car wash, corroded and ultimately broke, necessitating the replacement of mirror unit"

James H., MI (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate handle broke inside tailgate. The plastic piece that connects to the metal hooks inside the tailgate is a problematic part. These break all the time on trucks. The part should be redesigned to be more durable throughout the life of the truck. This isn't only a GM problem. I have had this same issue with a Ford and have seen it with Dodge, Nissan, and Toyota"

Mac M., PA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Tailgate latch broken twice in 3 years."

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 6.0-L V8)

"rust problems in bed of truck even tho I had a hard top put on the back"

Geraldine R., FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.0-L V8)
Windows

"3 of 4 window regulators failed and required replacement."

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 6.0-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Second gear went out, the inner shell was busted. Cause unknown."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Slightly past 100,000 miles the Transmission lost first and second gear. I had the transmission replaced with a reconditioned and warrantied model. It is still under warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Transmission rebuild at 180 K. The tranny was slipping and a complete rebuild was done along with new torque converter installed."

Anonymous, UT (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Transmission had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 6.0-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"intake manifold gasket leaking, required a $620 repair to fix"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)
Water pump

"Replace water pump"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"Had to replace water pump"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.2-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"The speedo and other gauges quit working! Really frustrating on a low mileage vehicle!!!!"

Jim E., CA (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wipers fail to stop on time when using the windshield washing function"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine oil at oil change was full of sludge on multiple oil changes. Finally oil pressure and major oil leak happened at the same time. I have parked it and plan to put either a rebuilt engine or used"

Steve E., WV (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Head gasket

"The head gasket was leaking oil. It costs about $300 to repair"

Troy G., OK (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Muffler

"The muffler developed some small leaks after 18 years and 147,000 miles. Having it replaced this week."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Starter

"Starter went out. Vehicle was towed to dealer for repairs."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

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DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07, 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Aug 11, 2008
WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1921
WHEELS
Dec 17, 2007
WHEEL SEPARATION CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL REPLACEMENT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES WITH THE BRAND NAMES: NATIONAL, CARQUEST P/NOS. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, AND 515060, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 23, 2006, AND DECEMBER 20, 2007, SOLD FOR LIGHT DUTY AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS. THE INBOARD RETENTION NUT USED TO MAINTAIN HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN AN ABS LIGHT INDICATION, NOISE, AND/OR WHEEL SEPARATION.
What should you do:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE HUB ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL TOLL-FREE AT 877-489-6659.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO REPLACEMENT NATIONAL, CARQUEST WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS OR FORD.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E106000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 130000
EQUIPMENT
Aug 28, 2007
IF THE TRAILER LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN CEQUENT 90 DEGREE 7-WAY RIGHT ANGLE ADAPTORS SOLD BY DISTRIBUTORS IN TOW PACKAGES FOR AFTERMARKET SALES TO TOW 5TH WHEEL RV TRAVEL TRAILERS. DUE TO INCORRECT WIRING OF THE HARNESS, THE TRAILER LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.
What should you do:
ALL OF THE DEFECTIVE TOW PACKAGES ARE STILL AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL AND HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD TO ANY CONSUMERS.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CEQUENT TOW PACKAGES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DAIMLERCHRYSLER, GMC, OR FORD VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 175
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Aug 28, 2006
TOO MUCH LIGHT IN CERTAIN POINTS OF THE HEADLAMP COULD CREATE A DISTRACTION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN GUIDE REPLACEMENT HEADLAMPS, P/NOS. 16526133 AND 16526134, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 1 TO JULY 11, 2006, SOLD FOR USE ON MY 1999-2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO PICKUP TRUCKS. THE HEADLAMP FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE PHOTOMETRY REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
GUIDE CORPORATION WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GUIDE AT 248-874-0355.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET GUIDE HEADLAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON CHEVROLET SILVERADO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E075000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17268
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 29, 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH
Summary:
CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AAI MOTORSPORTS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E060000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87745
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 23, 2006
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN MAXZONE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES, DEPO BRAND, P/NOS. 332-1182L-AS AND 332-1182R-AS, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR 1999-2000 CHEVROLET SILVERADOS. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
MAXZONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER FOR REIMBURSEMENT ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAXZONE AT 909-822-3288.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E057000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12861
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 22, 2006
THE HEADLAMPS HAVE DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN EAGLE EYES REPLACEMENT HEADLAMPS, MODEL NOS. GM159-B001L AND GM159-B001R, SOLD FOR USE ON 1999-2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO MODEL VEHICLES. THE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
SABRY LEE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND ISSUE FULL CREDIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABRY LEE AT 1-866-467-2279.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET EAGLE EYES HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON CHEVROLET SILVERADO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E042000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15974
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Mar 23, 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO PRO-A MOTORS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61944
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Aug 29, 2005
THIS CAN CAUSE INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES DURING LOW-SPEED BRAKE APPLICATIONS, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE UNWANTED ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) ACTIVATION. THIS CONDITION IS MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR IN ENVIRONMENTALLY CORROSIVE AREAS. THIS RECALL WILL BE LAUNCHED IN THE "SALT BELT" STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY.
What should you do:
DEALERS ARE TO REMOVE THE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR AND THOROUGHLY CLEAN THE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR MOUNTING SURFACE ON THE BEARING, APPLY RUST INHIBITOR TO THE CLEANED SURFACE, GREASE THE MOUNTING SURFACE, REINSTALL THE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR, AND CHECK THE PEAK-TO-PEAK OUTPUT VOLTAGE TO ENSURE THE WHEEL SPEED SIGNAL IS WITHIN SPECIFICATIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN SEPTEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05068. GM REVISED THE INVOLVED VEHICLES BY AMENDING THE ORIGINAL 573 REPORT ON OCTOBER 4, 2005. GM REVISED THE ORIGINAL 573 REPORT ON DECEMBER 16, 2005, TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL STATES AND VEHICLE POPULATION.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V379000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1353718
PARKING BRAKE
Apr 22, 2005
IF THE PARKING BRAKE DOES NOT HOLD, UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT COULD OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND BUILT WITH EITHER PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS OR TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS, THE PARKING BRAKE FRICTION LININGS MAY WEAR TO AN EXTENT WHERE THE PARKING BRAKE CAN BECOME INEFFECTIVE IN IMMOBILIZING A PARKED VEHICLE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A LOW-FORCE SPRING CLIP RETAINER FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM, DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED PARKING BRAKE CABLE ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 29, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05042.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V161000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 90242
EQUIPMENT
Mar 23, 2004
THE BEDLINER CAN BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PICKUP WHILE IT IS MOTION, POSSIBLY ENDANGERING FOLLOWING MOTORISTS OR PEDESTRIANS.
Summary:
AFTERMARKET PICKUP TRUCK OVER-THE-RAIL BEDLINERS MANUFACTURED FOR INSTALLATION ON 1999-2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO AND GMC SIERRA PICKUP TRUCKS. THE TOGGLE WING ASSEMBLY USED TO ATTACH THE BEDLINER TO THE TRUCK BED IS NOT ENGAGING FULLY IN THE STAKE POCKET OF THE PICKUP TRUCK.
What should you do:
DURAKON WILL ISSUE A PRESS RELEASE IN ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY CUSTOMERS THAT COULD HAVE PURCHASED THE DEFECTIVE BEDLINER. IF YOU PURCHASED EITHER A DURAKON ALLSTAR OF PATRIOT OVERRAIL BEDLINER SINCE AUGUST 1, 2003, FOR 1999 TO 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO OR GMC SIERRA TRUCKS, OR PURCHASED ONE OF THESE PICKUP TRUCKS WITH EITHER BRAND BEDLINER ALREADY INSTALLED, YOU SHOULD RETURN TO AN AUTHORIZED DURAKON DEALER SO THAT THE BEDLINER CAN BE INSPECTED AND, IF NECESSARY, REPAIRED WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED TOGGLE WING FASTENING SYSTEM, OR IF REQUIRED, REPLACED WITH A NEW BEDLINER FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE CALL THE DURAKON HOTLINE AT 1-800-933-4200 TO FIND THE NEAREST AUTHORIZED DURAKON DEALER.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET OVERRAIL BEDLINERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON CHEVROLET SILVERADO AND GMC SIERRA PICKUP TRUCKS BY GENERAL MOTORS.CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04E022000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8000
STRUCTURE
Mar 17, 2004
ANYONE SITTING OR STANDING ON THE HORIZONTAL SURFACE OF THE TAILGATE WHEN BOTH CABLES FRACTURED COULD BE INJURED BY FALLING FROM THE TAILGATE. ON VEHICLES THAT HAVE HAD THE BUMPER REMOVED, THE TAILGATE MAY DROP EVEN LOWER. ADDITIONALLY, IF THERE IS CARGO ON THE TAILGATE THE CARGO MAY FALL OFF IF THE SUPPORT CABLES FRACTURE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE GALVANIZED STEEL TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES THAT RETAIN THE TAILGATE IN THE FULL OPEN (HORIZONTAL) POSITION MAY CORRODE, WEAKEN, AND EVENTUALLY FRACTURE. IF BOTH CABLES FRACTURED, THE TAILGATE WOULD SUDDENLY DROP AND STRIKE THE TOP SURFACE OF THE REAR BUMPER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CABLES. INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 7, 20004. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2004, WHEN REPLACEMENT PARTS WERE AVAILABLE, AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH OCTOBER 29, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR VISIT WWW.MYGMLINK.COM, AND ENTER YOUR VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 04007.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V129000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3662211
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Nov 03, 2003
A STRONG ODOR OF NATURAL GAS MAY BE DETECTED FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY ACCOMPANIED BY A HISSING NOISE. IF THE NATURAL GAS WERE ACCIDENTALLY IGNITED, SERIOUS INJURY COULD RESULT.
Summary:
SOME 2WD AND 4WD PICKUP TRUCKS, CONVERTED TO EITHER DEDICATED OR BI-FUEL COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FUEL USAGE, WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A THROTTLE CABLE THAT CAN CONTACT AND RUB THROUGH THE FLEXIBLE PRESSURIZED FUEL LINE CREATING A PINHOLE LEAK OF NATURAL GAS TO THE ATMOSPHERE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL SECURE THE THROTTLE CABLE TO ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTACT WITH THE CNG FUEL LINE. THE CNG FUEL LINE, THROTTLE CABLE, AND CRUISE CONTROL CABLE ARE ALSO TO BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON DECEMBER 11, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 03053.CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V435000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 395
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