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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,752 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012011

Sierra 1500

  • miles


The parking brake light turns on randomly, when just starting the vehicle, when just sitting in the parkinglot before moving, while driving, but mainly while slowing down....while using the brakes. I have taken it to the dealership 4 or 5 times now, and they cant reproduce the problem in their shop, so they dont know how to fix it. It is getting worse now. Flashing and dinging when slowing down on the highway, or when going down hill. I am worried that it may trigger something, like the brakes. The dealership has worked with me, still "trying" to fix even after my warantee has expired. I also have the dash crack issue too.and is very concerning being on the rim of the air bag.this needs to be looked into and not wait til something bad happens. Be proactive, not reactive.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092013

Sierra 1500

  • 43,503 miles
After being stopped with engine off and emergency brake engaged, started engine, disengaged emergency brake and accelerated. Significant vibration in the rear of the truck. Took vehicle to Chevrolet/GMC dealership and was advised that the rear wheel cylinders were leaking and needed to be replaced after only 43500 miles. This incident followed an issue on 11-29-12 where the throttle position sensor malfunctioned and the engine ran very rough and the truck was difficult to stop.

- Rocky Face, GA, USA

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