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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,325 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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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012011

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated the brake light illuminated constantly, the vehicle lost brake fluid prematurely, and a brake line ruptured while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test that located the failure in the brake lines, and calipers due to corrosion. The vehicle was repaired. The dealer replaced the brake lines, and calipers. The failure mileage was 102,000 and the current mileage was 109,963. Updated 12/20/11 updated 01/19/12

- Smoaks, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 292011

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 140,100 miles
The contact owns a 2002 GMC Sierra 1500. While attempting to reverse from a residential driveway while towing a trailer, the contact applied pressure to the brakes however, the pedal went to the floorboard abnormally and did not stop the vehicle. The dealer had not been notified. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who diagnosed the vehicle with rusted and corroded brake lines. The brake lines were replaced by the mechanic. The current mileage is 140,272 and the approximate failure mileage was 140,100. Updated 11/03/11.

- Clatesville, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202008

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 50,100 miles
The contact owns a 2002 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact began experiencing failures with the vehicle while driving 20 mph. He took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that there was a leak coming from the brake line, which caused difficulty when braking. The dealer also stated that the fuel line was rusted and needed to be replaced. Through research, the contact found numerous complaints on this very same failure for hir year, make, and model vehicle. He believed it was due to a manufacturer defect. The vehicle has been repaired; however, the contact believes a recall should be issued. The current and failure mileages were 50,100. Updated 09/29/08. Updated 09/29/08.

- Waterford, VT, USA

problem #1

Jan 182003

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 29,100 miles
Rear brake fulid and emergency line is exposed and easily damaged by road debris and/or rubble. 2wd C1500 trucks have brake lines and cables drooping down beyond below rear shock absorbers and are easily snagged by road trash. Causing loss of fulid and braking ability.

- Duluth, GA, USA

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