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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,725 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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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 152007

Sierra 1500

  • 76,000 miles

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

I was approaching a busy intersection at a normal speed. When I used the brake it instantly went to the floor. No brakes! I went through the intersection into an empty lot. Thank god no accident. The brake line rotted because GM routed cheap steel lines in areas where sand, salt and water collect. GMC refused to cover the repair and it cost me $500.

- New Hartford, CT, USA

problem #4

Aug 142009

Sierra 1500

  • 60,000 miles
Component: Service brakes, hydraulic details: The ABS pulsates at low speeds, usually at 10 mph or slower. I've almost hit several vehicles because my '98 GMC Sierra wouldn't stop. I see where they had a recall on 99 and newer trucks, but they need to go back further. This happens everytime I go to slow down. GMC refuses to acknowledge problem prior to 1999.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #3

Mar 102009

Sierra 1500

  • miles
The ABS pulsates at low speeds, usually at 10 mph or slower. I've almost hit several vehicles because my '98 GMC Sierra wouldn't stop. I see where they had a recall on 99 and newer trucks, but they need to go back further. This happens everytime I go to slow down.

- Springfield, KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 142006

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,625 miles
The contact owns a 1998 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving at any speed, the rear brakes shake. The vehicle was taken to a service station and the tires were replaced and balanced, the brakes were adjusted, and the brake shoes and rear brake pads were replaced. However, the rear of the vehicle continues to shake. The contact was informed that the brake shoes move about and there was no way they could be repaired. The contact also stated that the ABS light and the service engine soon light were illuminated and have been since April of 2006. The current mileage was 161,000 and failure mileage was 147,625. Updated 3/5/08 updated 03/05/08

- Decatur, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
When the consumer applied the brakes he felt a pulsation. The problem occurred not matter the weather conditions.

- Kindy, MI, USA

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