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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,947 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.

2013 GMC Sierra 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 152016

Sierra 1500

  • 44,000 miles


Dash broke at the air bag, if it was to deploy will send sharp pieces of plastic at the driver and passenger.

- Porter, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 282016

Sierra 1500

  • 60,000 miles
I have a couple cracks on my dashboard around the passenger airbag. I asked the dealer to replace it for free. They want to charge me 300 dollars.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012016

Sierra 1500

  • 48,575 miles
Dashboard cracked in several places near front passenger airbags

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 192016

Sierra 1500

  • 97,000 miles


The contact owned a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving on the highway and making a left turn, the contact's vehicle was struck on the front passenger side by an oncoming vehicle driving 67 mph. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact was injured and received medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a wrecking yard. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Muskogee, OK, USA

problem #4

Jul 192016

Sierra 1500

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500. While making a left turn onto the highway, another vehicle traveling 67 mph crashed into the rear passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle spun around and was stopped by a curb. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact became unconscious as a result of the crash and sustained a laceration to the head, bruises to the neck, back, and hips, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Muskogee, OK, USA

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problem #3

Jun 072016

Sierra 1500

  • 35,000 miles
Safety issue with cracks in the dashboard in the upper left portion of the passenger side airbag. If the airbag goes off, either in accident or in error, parts of the dashboard will dislodge and be a danger to the occupants.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 102016

Sierra 1500

  • 92,000 miles
The dash formed a crack starting from the passenger airbag I am worried if the airbag was to deploy it would cause the dash to break, shooting pieces throughout the truck and cause more damage than it would normally cause without a crack.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 072016

Sierra 1500

  • 51,000 miles
There is a crack on the dash around the passenger airbag, my concern is in an accident if the dash will become shrapnel if the airbags go off.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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