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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,750 miles

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 292007

Sierra 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,500 miles


There is abnormal brake rotor deteriation and rusting due to poor manufacturing or steel formulas which rust accerlerates and wears down the pads unevenly. I have worked on brakes on many autos and a few trucks I've owned over the last few decades and never have seen such rusting and surface flaking of the disk rotor on my vihicle. I had my dealer look at the rotors and they agreed it may be a bit excessive. I have to replace all four rotors due to poor quality and unrepairable rotors. The rotors look like they came off a 20 year old truck....this is a safety and quality problem that should be looked into. Thank you

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 222006

Sierra 1500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
: the contact stated when the brakes were depressed there was a loud grinding noise. While the vehicle was being inspected, the dealership noticed the rotor had a 1" wide and 3" long gauge in the metal about "deep. The contact determined this was due to porosity. The dealership informed the contact this was normal wear and tear on the rotors.

- South Bend, IN, USA

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