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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,958 miles

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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

Aug 222014

Sierra 1500

  • 144,917 miles


The contact owns a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and traveled to the floorboard. The contact noticed brake fluid leaking from the vehicle. In addition, the rear seat belt latch failed to function. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake line needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 144,917.

- Owens Mill, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 282008

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact crashed into a tree. The vehicle was completely destroyed and none of the air bags deployed. The seat belt system also failed to properly secure her in the vehicle. The impact ejected her from the vehicle. The contact sustained major injuries, such as a punctured kidney and lungs, broken ribs, multiple contusions to the head, a broken left hand, and a broken right finger. A police report was filed. She is in the process of filing arbitration against the manufacturer. The VIN and powertrain were unknown. The failure and current mileages were 45,000.

- Ridgespring, SC, USA

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