I own a 2002 silverado 4x4. I bought it used in February 2010 from a chevrolet dealership. It had around 67,000 miles on it when I purchased it. It now has 78,000 miles on it. I have had to replace brake lines 3 different times due to corrosion and the lines blowing out. There is excessive frame rust escpecially towards the rear. The leaf spring shackles and brackets are eat up with rust and need to be replaced. The cross piece above the spare tire is rusted pretty bad too. Also, the rocker panels are rusting through.
I have never owned anything other than a general motors vehicle. I absolutely love my truck. It has everything on it that I wanted. I currently own 3 chevys; an equinox, camaro, and this silverado. I have owned 3 trucks in the past, an 85 s10, an 88 cheyenne, and an 88 sierra. None of those trucks had anything remotely close to the amount of rust that my 2002 has.
I have ordered a complete set of stainless steel pre bent brake lines. Also, I am going to try to replace the most severly rusted pieces that attach the leaf springs to the frame. I am going to try to clean all the rust off of the frame and prime and paint to prevent future rust.
I just wanted to let gm know about the problems I am having with my truck. Also, from what I've read, I am not alone. I have always been a chevy man and I hope that gm will step up and take care of their loyal customers.
Thanks for reading,