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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,450 miles

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2014 GMC Sierra 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2014 GMC Sierra 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012014

Sierra 2500

  • 15,000 miles


The biggest problem (out of many) that makes this vehicle unsafe, stressful, and discomforting to drive is how it will randomly decides to raise the idle to 900+ RPM (in gear) and basically drives it's self. During this condition it is very difficult to operate vehicle. Because of its random pattern it caused me to have an accident that resulted in $3500 in body damage to the truck. Thank god no one was hurt. Wear and tear is drastically increased as the vehicle is trying to drive on its own as I'm trying to stop at traffic light, stop signs, or simply parking. Drive-train is banging, brakes are working harder, and fuel is being wasted. Now, add a payload or trailer as I often do and problems are magnified. Essentially the vehicle is aging and wearing its self out before its time. I have been ordered by pima county court to have the vehicle fixed or replace. The officer that gave me the citation witnessed the high engine idle and agreed that it would be difficult to stop especially with a loaded trailer as I had that day. Officer also testified this in court on 11/4/2015. There is a current law suit in California for this defect. My local dealers will not work on vehicle anymore do liability and told me take it up with GM. GM has provided no assistance.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 242014

Sierra 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,900 miles
The contact owns a 2014 GMC Sierra. The contact stated that while exiting a driveway at an unknown speed, an abnormally loud banging noise was heard from the front end. Upon inspection, it was found that the drive line had failed and was on fire. The contact personally extinguished the fire and a fire report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the universal joint had failed and ripped out the drive line. The vehicle was scheduled for repairs. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 1,900. Updated 05/12/14

- Hamilton, MT, USA

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