Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2005 GMC Sierra transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 GMC Sierra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 042005

Sierra 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


Extreme overheating of 3500 duramax while towing. Loss of power and overheating of transmission and engine. Numerous contacts with General Motors and attorney general in Michigan. GM acknowledges there is a problem but don't know what the problem is therefore no fix for the problem. Are continuing to find a fix. We tow a 5th wheel in the colo. Mountains and this could lead to very serious problems if the engine should blow and we would have loss of steering and braking.

- Kremmling, CO, USA

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