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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,000 miles

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2005 GMC Sierra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 GMC Sierra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 212011


  • 79,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra. The contact stated that the spare tire cable would not release the tire after numerous attempts. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the spare tire housing unit was removed in order to cut the cable harness which allowed the tire to detach. The contact was in the process of replacing the spare tire housing unit. The failure mileage was 79,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Robards, KY, USA

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