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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
167,525 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 312012

Sierra 1500

  • 167,525 miles


Applied break to start truck. Foot went to floor, very weak pedal. Checked brake fluid level, found front reservoir empty. Traced brake lines for leaks. Found portion of rear hard brake line between gas tank and rear axle rusted through at bend where brake line leaves frame rail and heads to connect to flexible line at rear differential. Entire area around leak, bottom of bed, frame rail, shock, spring, etc. Dripping with brake fluid. Replaced a previous section of rear brake linearound 125K miles prior to finding out this was a common problem with GMC / Chevy trucks.

- Parkville , MD, USA

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