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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
66,967 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 092009

Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,934 miles

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

I bought this truck from its first owner, and the truck was in amazing shape, and the price was right. An hour after putting my plates on it and driving around, I definitely loved the power of the 5.3L. Utterly amazing.

But, an hour after buying it, I was blindsided by a CALFRAC WELL SERVICES chemical hauler, on the passenger side front. The tractor trailer unit was going about 70, sped through a light which had recently turned red, and hit me as I turned to clear the intersection. I walked away unscathed (thank god I drive trucks), but my jeans were covered in paint from the dash, and my neck was a little strained. THE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY!

I talked to my friends RCMP father, and he said that all it takes is about 20km/hr in a collision to deploy the airbags in modern vehicles.

The wheel on the passenger side is more or less tucked under the motor, and the whole front of the truck is a mangled mess. I am simply waiting for the definitive nod that the truck is written off.

- , Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

problem #1

May 132007

(reported on)

Sierra 1500 3.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

If the severity of the accident were bigger I will be in the hospital by now.. My wife hit her nose with the dashboard and we feel really indispose with pain and all.. thank god we escaped in good shape bot I don't know why I have to fix something that is a factory problem... to all the other owners please be aware of this.. thy FIL

- , Miami, FL, USA

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