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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$350.00
Average Mileage:
843 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. purchased aftermarket hid (1 reports)
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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 lights problems

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 312014

Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles

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

This truck is a pain in the butt to drive at night, the headlights are terrible. Have asked the dealership if they can fix the problem, they say there is nothing they can do about that as it is not a problem GM will recognize.

- , King City, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012014

Sierra 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,250 miles

Headlights are so dim, in my opinion, to the point of being considered a road hazard. Restricting the ability of drivers to avoid hitting anything that strays into the vehicle's path. I was relieved to see other complaints on this so now I know it's not my imagination. Isn't there a standard or benchmark these headlights must meet to be sold to the public? Any organization out there monitoring this stuff? I just hope and pray no pedestrians and pets wonder in front of me at night. It'll be too late by the time these headlight illuminate the situation.

- , Clinton Twp, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 202013

Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9 miles

Projector headlamp is a focused display of light but not very bright (have had other GM vehicles with same issue) and installed HID replacement bulbs which made the headlamps brighter. Installed HID for both headlamp and fog lamp that not only giver a brighter light display but is closer to the white light given off by the LED display above and below the projector headlamp assembly.

- , Cobourg, Ontario, canada

problem #3

Apr 042014

Sierra 1500 SLE 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

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

The headlights on my 2014 sierra are simply terrible and is scary to drive at night. It is especially bad when its snowing and wet pavement. The low beams are bad and The high beams are a joke. They light up signs miles down the road and thats about it. If it wasnt for the reflection off the sign you wouldnt know you had switch to high beam. You can barely tell the difference between high and low beam. This is very dangerous and I don't know what to do. I have had it to the dealership 3 times to have them set and each time its worse. What do I do? Previous to this truck I had a 2007 silverado ltz and the headlights were 1000 times better. The last time i had them set the dealer said if this doesnt work then youll have to find some after market light that is better. What a waste of money. I wish I had my 2007 back

- , Prince Albert, Sask, canada

problem #2

Nov 012014

Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

I HAVE OWNED 343 VEHICLES AND MY 2014 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLT HAS THE ABSOLUTE WORSE HEADLIGHTS I HAVE EVER HAD. THEY LIGHT UP THE ROAD 36 FEET IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. YOU CAN OUTDRIVE YOUR HEADLIGHTS AT 5 MPH. I BOUGHT THE GMC INSTEAD OF CHEVY BECAUSE I LIKED THE LED HEADLIGHT TRIM. BIG MISTAKE. I SINCE DROVE A CHEVY WITH PROJECTOR LOW BEAMS AND SEPARATE HIGH BEAMS AND THEY ARE FINE. I HAVE A UTV THAT HAS BETTER HEADLIGHTS THAN MY $50,000 TRUCK (2014 MOSSIMO 600). HAD TRUCK TO THE DEALER NUMEROUS TIMES. NOW THEY HAVE AIMED THE HEADLIGHTS UP (SO SHINE OUT FURTHER) BUT THEY ARE DIM, HAVE VERY POOR SIDE COVERAGE AND NOW MY HIGHBEAMS ARE ABOUT 35 FEET UP IN THE TREES.. THESE ARE HIR BULBS AND SUPPOSEDLY THERE IS NO AFTERMARKET BULB LIKE A SYLVANIA ULTRA THAT WILL FIT. VERY POOR LIGHT DISPERSION AND VERY, VERY DIM LIGHT. LIKE A MODEL T WITH A COUPLE OF OIL LANTERNS ON THE FRONT OF IT. I WOULD NOT BUY A GMC. I TOLD GM TODAY THAT THEY EITHER FIX IT AND THE OTHER PROBLEMS (BLUETOOTH, VIBRATIONS) OR THEY CAN HAVE IT BACK. THIS IS A DEFINITE SAFETY HAZARD. BAD, BAD HEADLIGHTS. I GUESS I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE. I HAVE READ HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF COMPLAINTS CONCERNING THESE LIGHTS. MAYBE IT IS TIME NHTSA GETS INVOLVED.

- , Maryville, TN, USA

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problem #1

Jan 012014

Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

The focused beam headlights on my new gmc light up road signs miles down the road but do not light the road within 100 yards of the truck. If raining or snowing (I live in michigan's UP so its always snowing) visibility is poor to the point of being dangerous. I took the truck to two dealers and was told by the first that I would just have to get used to it. The second said GM was working on a fix but no solutions yet. Neither adjusted the elevation, they said it would not help. I avoid driving it at night for safety and think for 40 grand plus that is unacceptable.

- , Pickford, MI, USA

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