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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,000 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

Dec 212010

Sierra 1500

  • 33,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that he noticed that the brake lines were corroded. There was no warning indicating the failure. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 33,000.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 222006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at an unknown speed, the brakes were applied and failed. When the brake pedal was pressed, it was spongy and went to the floor. The vehicle was stopped without incident. The rear stainless steel brake line had split. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer for inspection and the manufacturer has not been alerted.

- Dill City, OK, USA

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