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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,444 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 GMC Sierra 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 152005

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 GMC Sierra 1500. While approaching a stop between 1-5 mph, the brakes vibrated, made a hissing sound, and lunged forward. The mechanic diagnosed a failure with the service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock. The contact's vehicle year was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact filed a complaint with GMC on March 10, 2008 and was issued confirmation number 71-1609860847. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 111,500 and failure mileage was 111,000.

- Wellsburg, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 082007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
ABS slow speed activation. Have replaced sensors twice.

- Empire, MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 012004

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact stated while driving he depressed the brake pedal to stop the vehicle and the anti lock brakes kicked in and out. Instead of stopping it will just slow the vehicle down. Repairs have been made. The consumer was told the wheel speed sensor malfunctioned. Updated 01/25/06.

- Glenburn , ME, USA

problem #6

Feb 282005

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact stated the ABS activated at low speeds. He believed it is due to corrosion on the ABS sensors. The problem recurred more often. No repairs were made.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 152005

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
When driving below 10 miles per hour my vehicle ABS breaks are vibrating. So you have to pump the brakes and then you get a soft break pedal and you need to keep pumping the break pedal to stop the vibration.

- Cinncinati, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 012000

Sierra 1500 4WD

  • miles
Since I have owned this vehicle, the antilock brakes seem to engage for no reason on dry pavement. When this happens, you have the feeling that you will not be able to stop. This started after is was out of warranty so the dealer has not looked at this problem. My son is a GMC certified mechanic, and we have investigated this problem and been unable to determine it's cause. I understand that this is a common problem with this make and model of truck, however I can find no detailed reports on this. Please advise as to whether you are aware of any problems concerning the braking systems on the GMC and it's sister vehicle the Chevy. Thanks, steve varley.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Apr 122000

Sierra 1500

  • miles

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

While driving consumer stepped on brake pedal to stop or reduce speed, instead, it resulted in extended stopping distance. Also, front brakes prematurely wore out, and had to be replaced at 18000 miles.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 291999

(reported on)

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Witnessed carl black dealership cover-up safety problems too myself and many customers in my many hours in thier dealership (they routinely call safety problems as "normal "to their customers this includes problems with brakes and steering. Their customers should be notified that their problems where not "normal"

- Tullahoma, TN, USA

problem #1

May 281998

(reported on)

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Vehicle has ABS brakes. While pulling vehicle into garage went to apply brakes and vehicle did not stop. Pedal went to floor. Cause of problem unknown.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

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