really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,874 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #5

Apr 182002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There have been repair attempts none have been fully sucessful. No safety defect listed.

- San Lorenzo, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 052002

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While accelerating from a stop transmission hesitates and then jerks into gear. Dealer has inspected vehicle, but could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #3

May 012002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slips after taking off from a complete stop, causing engine to rev up, transmission clunks into gear, causing truck to lurch forward.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

Mar 222002

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Allison transmission problem: While in overdrive with a towing load going uphill, the transmission will downshift in or out of cruise control, causing the engine to increase speed up to the danger zone of 3300rpm. The vehicle was checked by the listed dealer, whom noted that General Motors has no correction available for the downshifting and engine racing in overdrive. This complaint is to register this observation with my vehicle.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 142002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
With cruise/speed control set/on transmission repeatedly downshifts below 4th. And 3rd. Gears into 2nd. And 1st. Gears causing erratic acceleration, excessive vibration and fatally high engine R.P.M. revving at highway speeds.

- Fairmont, WV, USA