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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,500 miles

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 242009

Sierra 1500

  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving less than 55 mph around a curve in rainy conditions, the driver lost control of the vehicle. He crashed into a tree head-on. The motor was pushed into the vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained minor injuries, abrasions, and bruises. The police arrived at the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact stated that if the air bags had deployed, the driver would not have sustained any injuries. The failure and current mileages were less than 59,000.

- Atoile, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 232009

Sierra 1500

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving 65 mph, the contact fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into eight other vehicles. The frontal air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head, neck, and back injuries. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that there was a recall on the windshield washer warming fluid sensor. The contact was informed that the vehicle should not have been sold until the recall was repaired because the wire harness module was defective, which caused the air bag failure. The contact was informed that a claim investigator would inspect the vehicle the following week. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Modesto, CA, USA

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