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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,386 miles

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2009 GMC Sierra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 GMC Sierra Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 182014


  • miles


About a year go starded to see a crack on the dashboard by the air bag

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 072014


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Sierra. While driving at an unknown speed, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 252014

Sierra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,544 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Sierra 2500. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the air bag module and sensor were defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage were 55,544. Updated 8/11/14 the consumer stated the airbag control failed. The dealer advised this was due to moisture/salt. The manufacturer refused to fully repair the vehicle under the extended warranty due to the high mileage. Updated 09/5/2014

- Holden, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 092009


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact started the ignition and heard a loud knocking noise on the outside of the vehicle. The failure began one week after the vehicle was purchased. In addition, the brakes would shake and vibrate when they were engaged. The engine consumed an excessive amount of oil. The air bag sensor also caused the air bag warning light indicator to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the engine and air bag sensors were replaced. The engine failure continued to occur after the engine was replaced. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer fifteen times. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and only offered her a free oil change for one year. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 1,000.

- Spokane, WA, USA

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