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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,722 miles

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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 GMC Sierra 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 262011

Sierra 2500

  • 175,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 GMC Sierra 2500. While driving in reverse at approximately 5 mph the contact depressed the brake pedal and it dropped to the floor. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to a repair shop. The mechanic stated the brake lines were corroded and had to be replaced. There was an investigation under NHTSA action number: PE10010 (service brakes, hydraulic service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:hydraulic:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) that may be related to the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 175,000.

- Oxford, CT, USA

problem #6

Aug 202011

Sierra 2500

  • 66,750 miles
A break line ruptured resulting in loss of fluid and diminished breaking. Fortunately it did not result in a catastrophic loss in breaking at a critical time. The ruptured line is near the gas tank and at first appeared to be a gas leak. Upon inspection all break lines are substantially rusted and must be replaced to maintain safety. One rusty line could indicate damage or a single defective part. 100% of the lines being corroded to an unsafe level indicates substandard parts. The rear disc breaks have been a constant problem with corrosion of sliding parts resulting in calipers not moving freely. The spongy feel to the breaks was attributed to sticking of the rear calipers rather than a fluid leak. Annual lubrication and a total replacement of rear breaks has become normal practice. The poor rear breaks can lead one to not notice a slow leak of break fluid until a total loss of breaking action. The slight extra cost for corrosion resistant break parts could save lives.

- Boonville, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 202011

Sierra 2500

  • 66,750 miles
A break line ruptured resulting in loss of fluid and diminished breaking. Fortunately it did not result in a catastrophic loss in breaking at a critical time. The ruptured line is near the gas tank and at first appeared to be a gas leak. Upon inspection all break lines are substantially rusted and must be replaced to maintain safety. One rusty line could indicate damage or a single defective part. 100% of the lines being corroded to an unsafe level indicates substandard parts. The rear disc breaks have been a constant problem with corrosion of sliding parts resulting in calipers not moving freely. The spongy feel to the breaks was attributed to sticking of the rear calipers rather than a fluid leak. Annual lubrication and a total replacement of rear breaks has become normal practice. The poor rear breaks can lead one to not notice a slow leak of break fluid until a total loss of breaking action. The slight extra cost for corrosion resistant break parts could save lives.

- Boonville, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 042010

Sierra 2500

  • 37,108 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 GMC Sierra 2500. While driving approximately 50 mph the contact depressed the brake pedal and felt the brake pedal fall down to the floor board. The contact was able to drive onto the side of the road. The contact noticed fluid squirting out of the brake line. The contact refilled the master cylinder with brake fluid and drove the vehicle home. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated the front and rear brake line needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired by the dealer. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the front and rear brake lines were replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 37,108.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 132010

Sierra 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,445 miles
The contact owns a 2002 GMC Sierra. While trying to park the vehicle the brake pedal extended to the floor. This was the first time the contact had a problem with the brakes on the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that all of the brake lines needed to be replaced. The failure mileage and current mileages were 55,445. Updated 3/1/11 the consumer has since sold the vehicle. Update 03/03/11

- Reading, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 052009

Sierra 2500 8-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
Brake lines on 2002 GMC 2500 rusted needed replacement.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 272009

Sierra 2500 4WD

  • 86,000 miles
I have a 2002 GMC Sierra 2500 diesel. I have a had several problems with the brake lines rotting out. This truck only has 84000 miles on it. Last week my family and I where out driving and the brakes went all the way to the floor at and through a red light. I pulled over safely and inspected the truck and found yet another brake line ruptured..

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

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