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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
383 miles

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 182016

Sierra 1500

  • 150 miles


The contact owns a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500. When the shifter was engaged, the vehicle did not register the correct gear and failed to move. When the vehicle did recognize the correct gear, it accelerated unintentionally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission was defective and parts in the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was returned to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 150.

- Derby, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 072016

Sierra 1500

  • 100 miles
This vehicle suffers from the notorious Chevy shakes that is aflicting 2014/2015/2016 GM 1500S. I returned truck one business day after buying it for shaking problems. The shaking/vibrating was felt in the steering wheel, gas pedal, and seat of your pants. They said tires were out of balance. Picked up truck to find it still did it the next time out at high way speeds 55-70 mph. 2nd trip to the dealer for shaking they said tires needed balanced and I had 1 bad tire they replaced. Took truck on another highway trip and problem was still there, shaking same as listed above. 3rd trip to dealer fror same thing, they said tire they installed as a replacement was bad? replaced tire and said truck is fixed. Took truck on highway same speeds still shakes. Vibrating/shaking steering wheel numbs your hands while driving an hour or more on freeway, shakes felt from seat make my 12 year old daughter feel like shes going to throw up if she doesnt get out of truck, wife gets headaches from it and on 2 trips of 2.5 hrs in duration I was physically ill and had to go to bed. The shaking vibrating is like riding upon a massage chair or vibrating motel bed, its horrible. On line there are published articles easily found if you google Chevy shakes and just read the complaints. Ive submitted the required 4th repair attempt to GM before I can and will lemon law mine but a much bigger preoblem is going on that isnt being looked at with these trucks.

- St. Cloud, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 222016

Sierra 1500

  • 900 miles
Vehicle shakes & vibrates at speed I & other owners are reporting that condition leads to headaches, dizziness, and nausea. This truck is a replacement for a 2014 that exhibited same issues. 2014 was traded for 2016 with $$ assistance from GM when they did admit there was no fix for vibration issues. Apparently vibration issues affect 2014, 2015, and now 2016 models. Dealers are flooded with complaints and vehicles in for repair, but there is no repair available. GM is quietly doing buy backs or offering trade assistance. My 2016 is currently in the shop. GM factory reps have confirmed that my truck does suffer vibration issues. This issue also affects the Chevy Silverado, Chevy Tahoe, and GMC Yukon. This is what GM built with tax payer money! I have detailed service reports for 2014 truck as well as correspondence from

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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