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.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,500 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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2002 GMC Sierra 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 GMC Sierra 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152003

Sierra 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


This complaint is regarding NHTSA id # 05V161000 and GM recall # 05042. The above is for a defect in the parking brake which causes premature wear. The recall only applies to manual shift transmissions. I have this same problem but have an automatic transmission. I believe this recall should also apply to my vehicle since a parking brake is also installed on my vehicle and it is also defective. If a parking brake is not needed on my vehicle for safety than why is one installed?

- Tahoma, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202004

Sierra 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
Dealership informed the consumer that the emergency parking brake wore out. This could potentially cause the vehicle to roll back/forward on a incline without warning. Dealership was not able to resolve the problem. Retainer on emergency brake failed.

- Black Forest, CO, USA

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