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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,740 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.

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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 132012

Sierra 2500 8-cyl

  • miles

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

Brakes failed to engage, I took it to a GM dealer and upon investigation found a corroded brake line that had failed. As they investigated further they found that all the brake lines were corroded and had to be replaced.I have been a mechanic most of my adult life and have never ever heard of corroded brake lines on a 9 year old truck. This is insane I would like to know why there hasn't been a recall on this very important safety issue"???? what happens when someone is killed?????? I have no problem taking this to the supreme court. When does money take the place of the most basic safety feature known to the american auto makers???? I want everyone to know that this is known problem with many GM auto's and trucks that everyone is aware of and nothing is being done to correct it!!!!!! how do they sleep at night"

- New Windsor, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 152011

Sierra 2500

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Sierra 2500. The contact stated while driving the service brake light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test that located the failure within the brake and fuel lines. The brake and fuel lines were corroded which caused the brake fluid and fuel to leak. A complaint was filed with the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 76,000.

- Meridan, CT, USA

problem #3

Oct 082010

Sierra 2500

  • 70,700 miles
Brake line failure.

- Bellbrook, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 182010

Sierra 2500

  • 48,000 miles
Brake lines rusted causing brakes to rust completely and not work properly.

- Caro, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 232010

Sierra 2500

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Sierra 2500. While driving 30 mph the contact applied the brakes and noticed that the stopping distance of the vehicle increased. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the brake lines, front and rear rotors, and brake pads were replaced. The current and failure mileages were 49000.

- Caro, MI, USA

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