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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,874 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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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 electrical problems

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jan 242009

Sierra 1500

  • 70,403 miles


Speedometer malfunctioning stays at 50mph> when stopped.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #6

Nov 262007

Sierra 1500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving 45 mph, the contact released the accelerator pedal, but the speedometer dial remained at 40 mph. While driving approximately 30 mph and coming to a complete stop, the speedometer dial increased to approximately 100 mph. The dealer advised her to bring them the vehicle for repairs, estimated at over $500. No repairs have yet been made. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 74,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 162008

Sierra 1500

  • 57,384 miles
2004 GMC Sierra crew cab - burning odor, soot on dashboard, rear windows fail to operate. No blown fuses. Taken to thompson's GMC dealership in placerville ca for repair on October 20. GM service department states: Wiring harness for rear windows and door locks passes under and rubs against arm of parking brake pedal, leading to short circuit and failure of rear windows. Wiring harness replaced by GM service department. I can see that the new wiring harness also comes into contact with arm of parking brake pedal! I have the old part. Consequences: Burned wiring, loss of vehicle for 8 days, $772.04 in repair cost.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 102008

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 30 miles


Own a 2004 GMC Sierra bought brand new had numerous problems steering gear box went out completely dealer R/R part as a recall / steering problem knocking in wheel took to dealer four times installed grease pack in intermediate shaft last a couple of months problem recurs dealer states recall on shaft but wont R/R part hav problem with D/S door speaker blown twice dealer R/R part N/C D/S seatbelt squeaks R/R part dealer N/C now I have a another serious problem with the engine goes into rest mode while driving at 50 mph U drive up a hill and will only go two to five mph this is very dangerous so I have to find a place to pull over and turn vehicle off ECM resets and then is ok till next morning same thing dealer is still under investigation on problem I currently have 53,000 miles on it transmission is making clunking noise also while shifting from park into gears ? R/S half shaft seal blown out on me four wheel drive/ I am glad I bought ext warr for this and also the water pump went out on me 3,000 miles ago 50,000 for a water pump warr covered this and the half shft seal steering shaft and gear box has been a recall for this year. Also the instrument panel gauges have been a recall I have personally received letter for the instrument panel speed and fuel gauge inoperative correctly GM has a recall on these three items R/R by dealer on a recall so please read and contact your dealer with these common problems that have been recalled steering box intermediate shaft and speed fuel gauge cluster.

- Westminster , CO, USA

problem #3

Aug 262006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Speedometer is erratic in function I have 44,000 miles on my 2004 GMC Sierra and the speedometer is in need of repair or replacement.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 282006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,800 miles
My speedometer on my 2004 GMC Sierra has become erratic. Sometimes it is zero even if the vehicle is moving. Sometimes it registers 120 mph sitting still. It is very difficult to judge speed in school zones. No know events led to the failure. The repair bill will be about $500 I am told.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 302006

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,200 miles
My speedometer on my 2004 GMC Z71 works erratically. Sometimes it will peg out at 120 or it sticks at 70 mph. When I see the speedometer, it seems like it is working like a clock. It sticks and releases.

- Temple, TX, USA

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