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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,800 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 (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Aug 012016

Sierra 1500

  • miles

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

My dash cracked 5 years ago, I replaced with new from dealer $1000 cost and it is now cracked again. In addition I have an outstanding recall on airbags that have been recalled but GM does not have parts to replace. So now I could have shrapnel from airbag and shrapnel from my new $1000 dash. Wow GM, get it together and get the airbags in stock and stop using inferior materials on $1000 dash boards.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #34

Jul 012016

Sierra 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V324000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Powell Butte, OR, USA

problem #33

Oct 312016

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Plymouth, CA, USA

problem #32

Mar 012016

Sierra 1500

  • 152,518 miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the service air bag indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front air bag sensor needed to be replaced, but was not repaired. The repair was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 152,518.

- Rollins, MT, USA

problem #31

May 272016

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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problem #30

Jul 192016

Sierra 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V324000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Versailles, IN, USA

problem #29

Jul 162016

Sierra 1500

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part to remedy the vehicle was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #28

Sep 022016

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 131,879 miles
My dashboard has several cracks exposing the electrical components within the dash. These cracks are in various places across the entire dash. I purchased this vehicle brand new and it is currently in excellent condition (with the exception of the dash) I am concerned that if the air bag were to be deployed the plastic dashboard would explode and expose my passengers or myself to additional hazards within the vehicle. I am also concerned that the electrical system in my dash board is now exposed to additional hazards due to the additional exposure to the sun. I am filing this incident with the hopes that it will help a recall to be issued. I noticed the first small crack in 2011. I have kept an eye on it over the years and as of today, there are exposed openings in the dash in several places. Until today, I thought that I might have just been unlucky, however after doing some research online, it is apparent that I am not alone, and this should be recalled under a manufacturers defect. Thank you for taking the time to file this report on my behalf. Feel free to email me with additional information as needed. Best regards.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #27

Jan 152013

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Dash around air bag is cracked with sharp edges and could result in flying objects if air bag deployed.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #26

Aug 162016

Sierra 1500

  • 144,000 miles
Front air bag impact sensors corroded and did not deploy air bag in accident

- Neenah, WI, USA

problem #25

Aug 022016

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V324000 (air bags); however, the part for the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 09/08/16 updated 09/21/16.

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA

problem #24

Jul 202016

Sierra 1500

  • 120,000 miles
The upper dash panel cracked after being parked outside. I thought someone broke in and hit it with something, it is cracked down center of instrument panel toward windshield then across to air bag compartment. My fear is that if the air bag that is pending recall information passenger air bag deploys and passengers could be hit by plastic shrapnel. Another concern is a child gets hand or arm injured by simply pressing too hard on flimsy dashboard. I am a 100% service connected combat veteran and need to sell truck to purchase a van for transportation. The cracked dash is hindering the sale at a decent price. The dealer said repair is around $1200 and I don't have that kind of money laying around anyway if I am unable to sell it.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

problem #23

Jul 172015

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V324000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lakeside, TX, USA

problem #22

May 222016

Sierra 1500

  • 104,000 miles
The check airbag message was displayed when vehicle was in motion, took vehicle to mechanic where he diagnosed and replaced corroded front impact sensor. 2 years later and the same thing happened but now I had to replace both front airbag sensors. Vehicle currently has 106,000 miles.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #21

May 102016

Sierra 1500

  • 111,000 miles
Engine light service air bag-front end crash sensor diver side -replace front end crash sensor May 10th 2016. July 7th 2016 engine light service air came on again going in for service July 8th again for same issue. Vehicle stationary in May 10th 2016, moving July 7th 2016

- Mansfield, MA, USA

problem #20

May 302016

Sierra 1500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. While the vehicle was being cleaned, the passenger side air bag deployed. Prior to the failure, the seat belt and air bag warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hampden, MA, USA

problem #19

Aug 152012

Sierra 1500

  • 50,000 miles
The dash on both sides of the speaker has cracked through to the air-bag on the passenger side and through several inches of the instrument cluster dash cover on the drivers side. This has progressively gotten worse until the whole assembly vibrates worsening the crack until it appears that if the air bag deployed, pieces of the dash material could disintegrate and injure someone. I've been watching this for about 4 years. This is a product defect and should be covered by the manufacturer.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #18

Feb 012016

Sierra 1500

  • 72,000 miles
I bought a 2008 GMC Sierra in February 2016 and upon taking ownership, noticed two cracks in the dash. One is behind the instrument cluster and the other on the left-hand corner of the airbag. The cracked dash pieces could become shrapnel in the event of an airbag deployment. This dash issue is a common and known issue and GM refuses to do a recall.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #17

Jul 312015

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V324000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Marshall, MI, USA

problem #16

Apr 262016

Sierra 1500

  • 64,000 miles
My service man was pulling out of parking lot at store when air bags exploded and seat belts locked. He did not hit anything and was only going about 10 mph when this happened. Took to local dealer to see if they could fix it. They said yes, but we would have to pay for it. We could contact the manufacturer if necessary. The bill was $1413.89. (parts $798--labor $562.59 tax 48.19). We had to get it fixed as it is illegal to be on the road without seat belts (or air bags). We feel these are defective parts an D we should be reimbursed by the manufacturer.. this is an unsafe vehichle!!!! thanks

- Henderson, KY, USA

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