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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 GMC Sierra 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 262009

Sierra 1500

  • 64,000 miles


The parking brake cable broke when putting our 2004 1500 GMC Sierra into park. The vehicle can no longer be parked at an angle or it will roll. A part has been ordered but the vehicle has not been repaired yet. GMC was contacted but we were told that a recall for a similar situation only effects vehicles made in 1999-2002.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #1

Jun 202007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Vehicle had less than 20,000 miles when right rear brake disc wore completely out. Had to replace again at 40,000 miles. This only affects the right rear brake. Truck has automatic transmission and parking brake has never been used, and is completely worn out. I know that there is a recall on manual trans mission, but seems there is also a problem on the automatic.

- Joaquin, TX, USA

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