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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,325 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.

2005 GMC Sierra 1500 engine problems

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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 042008

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,300 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact released the accelerator pedal in order for the vehicle to coast. The vehicle then stalled. She shifted the gear from drive into neutral and restarted the vehicle. Later that week, the speedometer displayed 55 mph while the vehicle was in park. While driving to her place of business, the speedometer displayed 100-120 mph. Later that day, the contact drove the vehicle to the dealer and was informed to bring it back for a diagnostic and repair. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was 72,500 and failure mileage was 72,300. Updated 2/2/09 the consumer stated the speedometer became stuck at 47 mph at startup. The consumer stated he did not know how fast he was driving, since the speedometer was inoperative. Updated 02/04/09.

- Alton, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
1. driving on interstate in my 2005 GMC Sierra with my mother who notices smoke coming out of the air vents. It was not safe to other vehicles to pull over for about.5 to 1 mile at which point it was all we could to evacuate the truck as it was going up in flames. 2. GM's third party administrator esis denied my claim without even conducting an investigation. I did receive a letter from esis with information about submitting a formal claim against GM. I neither have nor can afford an attorney to assist me with this documentation. I lost many personal items including cash, my wallet, phone, and tools. I am a contractor and have missed many weeks from work and had to forfeit work because I can no longer afford a rental truck. This incident has caused me many problems and embarrassment both financially and personally.

- Arden, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 012007

Sierra 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
While driving, the engine dies. We can't steer, we can't start the truck, we can't move it. We are stuck for at least 10 minutes. We have taken it to the dealer 4 times, with no answers. They don't know what is wrong, but the truck is unsafe to drive.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 072007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle erupted into flames approximately three hours after it was parked. The fire and police departments stated that the fire originated in the engine compartment and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 54,000.

- Tiverton, RI, USA

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