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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,126 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012005

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving 40 mph, the contact heard a clunking noise coming from the steering column. The dealer stated that the wrong lubricating grease was applied to the steering column. They replaced the grease, but the failure recurred two years later. As of October 17, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 43,000.

- Canton , MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 142007

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,377 miles
1 speedometer registering 120 sitting still ( replaced cluster). 2 wipers would not shut off ( replaced wiper motor circuit board) 3. knock in column ( replaced intermediate shaft).

- Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 252007

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I have a 2004 GMC Sierra ext. Cab truck with about 70K miles on it. In the past week, the speedometer started reading higher than 120 mph while driving. I was only doing around 50 mph. When stopped it reads around 60 mph. I can start and turn off the engine several times and the speedometer needle will drop around 10 mph each time it starts. When it gets to 0, it will read fine for a little while and then gradually start climbing up past 120 mph again. 2nd complaint. Around every 20K to 25K miles, I have to take the truck to the dealer and have a new steering column grease packing kit installed because the steering column starts knocking in the engine compartment. The first 2 times it was done was under warranty, now the warranty is up and it needs another packing done. The dealer wants me to pay for this one. This has been an ongoing problem since I bought the truck brand new.

- Ft. Gibson, OK, USA

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