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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,823 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 182008

Sierra 1500

  • 85,000 miles


GMC pickup developed coolant loss. Took in and found that head had cracked. Service bulletin revealed 50% of heads for that year came from one manufacturer and had been prone to cracking. Discovered mine indeed had the suspect head and did have the crack as described. Why didn't GMC issue a recall on these and save me $4,000?

- Savage, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 092008

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
Purchased a used 2005 GMC Sierra from a GM dealership. Two months later the engine was found to have a blown head. After doing my due diligence, I was made aware that GM has had major problems with the head casting manufacture of my particular truck. I am having it repaired at a GM dealership and have asked GM to assist me in anyway with the costly repair, since it is only a 2005. They were not willing to work with me in the least. The GM mechanic even stated that these particular heads are notorious for cracking and GM is aware of this.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 182008

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,470 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the resistor melted the grounding wire and caused the blower motor to fail. There is a technical service bulletin (060139002) for the engine and engine cooling. The dealer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and the repair would be the contact's responsibility. The current mileage was 60,670 and failure mileage was 60,470.

- Greenfield, IN, USA

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