Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 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.

2001 GMC Sierra 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 GMC Sierra 2500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 GMC Sierra 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 032008

Sierra 2500

  • 43,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 GMC Sierra 2500. The contact went to a mechanic inquiring about the backing plate located near the emergency brake. The mechanic informed him that the backing plates often disintegrated. The contact believed that it was made out of an inferior metal and should not have failed at such a rate. The emergency brake was not working in his vehicle because it was rusted, which the contact attributed to the defective backing plate. The dealer stated that they had no issues with the backing plates and there were no recalls for this issue. The current and failure mileages were approximately 43,000.

- Trafford, PA, USA

Not what you are looking for?