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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,193 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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2001 GMC Sierra 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 GMC Sierra 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012011

Sierra 3500

  • 31,000 miles

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

While driving I had my brakes fail, the pedal went to the floor. It was a result of a broken steel brake line under the drivers seat. What I found when I looked under the truck was all the lines that went to the ABS unit were badly rusted. One of my coworkers had the same problem on his 2001 GMC Suburban but he chucked it up to all the camping trips he went on where he left his truck parked off road. My truck however only has 30,000 miles and it has never been taken off road. I also flush the brake fluid once a year as preventative maintenance, so they can't claim they rusted from the inside out. I drive my truck every day to work about one mile away. My driveway is paved and the parking lot at my place of work is also paved. I don't pull any heavy trailers or do anything else that would contribute to the line failure. I am not putting down GM products because all my vehicles are GM vehicles including two antiques. One a 1955 Chevy which had original brake lines until I did a disc brake conversion several years back. The other a 1970 chevelle which is currently a restoration project but the line are still original. There is obvious a problem with the material used to make these lines. I was researching the problem online and it appears that there are to many other people with the same problem. Also GM no longer sells the lines which makes it a much more troublesome repair. I also don't own a boat, jet ski or anything else that would require me to put my vehicle in salt water.

- Laurence Harbor, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 202010

Sierra 3500

  • 61,580 miles
After experiencing ABS braking problems on my 2001 GMC truck model NK3, I became aware of GM recall no. 05068, 05V379000, which the local dealer says this issue does not involve my vehicle. For safety reasons, I did repair the problem.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 102008

Sierra 3500

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 GMC Sierra 3500 diesel. The contact stated that the antilock braking system would activate while stopping from 50 mph. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). The mechanic stated that the repairs could cost slightly less than $1,000. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were less than 175,000.

- Sellersburg, IN, USA

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