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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,875 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 GMC Sierra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 GMC Sierra Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 152008

Sierra

  • 107,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra. While driving at approximately 8-10 mph on dry roads, the ABS abnormally activated without warrant. The contact stated the failure would only occur when traveling at low speeds under 10 mph. The dealer advised a diagnostic and repairs if necessary at the owners expense. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure became progressively worse. The failure mileage was 107,000 and the current mileage was 112,000.

- Plymouth, WI, USA

problem #3

Jun 152006

Sierra

  • miles
Returned to dealer 4 times for: Brakes going out (4 new sets installed) abnormal wear on tires (F) valves chattering at 10-65 mph returned to dealer 3 times for: Steering sector knocking front axle making warping noise transmission clunking when shifting up or down returned to dealer 2 times for: Various electrical/light problems smoking in passing gear or hard take off all of the above problems are still on-going and have not been repaired.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 022007

Sierra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra hybrid truck. Two weeks ago while driving at 5 mph the vehicle's steering wheel and the brakes locked. The contact was able to drift to a stop. The vehicle also vibrated, and made a whistling sound. After several attempts the contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle's lost power at red lights; however, it restarted. The dealer stated that they did not have the parts to repair the vehicle, they were also waiting for a technician to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle has been at the dealere for three weeks. The dealer also stated they didn't know where the parts were coming from, yet they've ordered the parts. The contact was currently renting a vehicle. There were no warning indicator lights present at the time of the incident. Two weeks prior to the failure, the contact's vehicle overheated and the warning indicator light appeared. The dealer replaced the water pump. The contact also spoke to GM and was told they would investigate the dealer. The contact thought there was a failure with the battery, it was defective and serviced under the warranty.

- Chino , CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Sierra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra. While driving, the vehicle would pull to the left or right under light and severe braking.. talked to the dealership, and they said that this was normal. The contact did not feel that this was normal, it was a safety hazard. Updated 11/16/05.

- Anchorage , AK, USA

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