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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,301 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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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012010

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

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

Anti-lock brake feature engages at low speeds (approx 5 mph and below) which causes increased stopping distance. This is a constant problem at these speeds. No repair has been made yet. This problem is the same as reported by the NHTSA prior to this model year. Reference recall number--05V379000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 232010

Sierra 1500

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. Whenever the contact applies the brakes at low speeds the contact noticed that the anti lock system will activate without warning. The vehicle had not been diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. The current mileage was 36000 and the failure mileage was 36000.

- Port Jervis, NY, USA

problem #2

May 212010

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving at 65 mph, the contact noticed that the ABS light illuminated on the instrument panel. An hour later, the contact noticed that the vehicle displayed difficulty stopping. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the driver side tire was tilted and smoke and flames had began rising from behind the wheel. The contact called the fire department but no report was filed. The vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 49,000. Updated 07/26/10. Updated 08/06/10

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #1

May 012008

Sierra 1500

  • 205 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving at an unknown speed with the heat activated, the contact smelled something burning coming from the blower motor. Sometimes, after the vehicle was driven, he would smell fuel. When making a left or right turn, one of the rear tires slides and the other one keeps spinning. The contact believes that the failure was caused by the rear differential or the ABS. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer or mechanic at this time. The failure mileage was 205.

- Silver Creek , MO, USA

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