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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,427 miles

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2002 GMC Sierra 3500 fuel system problems

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2002 GMC Sierra 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 022015

Sierra 3500

  • 101,000 miles


This truck has the same problems as the 2007 model. The ignition switch, parking brake, and fuel lines all have issues as similarly described for the 2007 model. The fuel lines actually broke through causing a leak of the diesel fuel. This happened after the vehicle was driven a short distance of 15 miles.

- Little Valley, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 172014

Sierra 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,118 miles
While driving down a very busy street, the engine died. I lost all my power steering and brake. I was very lucky that I was not on a very busy highway. I had it towed to hedrick's Chevrolet in clovis ca. It took 2 days for them to check it out. They said when they went to bring it in to the shop it started up and they could not find anything wrong with it. I picked the truck up and the next day it did the same thing again. I called the dealer and they told me to press the pump on the top of the filter housing until I could no longer press it. I did that and it started up. Be came very obvious that they were aware that the fuel filter housing was causing the injection system to lose suction I took it back to the dealer and they replaced the fuel filter housing. I have since found out that this failure is a common failure. Evidently there is an O ring in the housing and it fails and based on fact that their service person was able to tell me how to start the truck, they new of these failures and never told owners about this....updated 09/22/15 updated 12/9/2015

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142012

Sierra 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 154,163 miles
I first noticed that the anti-lock brakes were activating at slow speeds ( 5-10 mph ) under dry road conditions. This was prior to brake line incident on 4-14-2012 but I am not sure of exact date. I researched the anti-lock brakes and found NHTSA id campaign #05V379000 action # PE05020 but this did not include my home state of Kentucky. However, I have been working in Ohio since the purchase of said vehicle 10-17-2001 to current date 2-11-2013. On 4-14-2012 I was preparing to take my boat to fuel it. While checking the trailer lights I stepped on the brake pedal and it went straight to the floor. I found that the brake line to the rear wheels had burst in half and was severely corroded. Upon closer inspection I found that all the brake lines showed signs of severe corroision. On 2-8-2013 I discovered that diesel fuel was leaking near the fuel tank and fuel cooler. It was found to be a corroded return fuel line between the cooler and the fuel tank.again upon closer inspection all fuel lines show moderate to severe corroision.

- Cold Spring, KY, USA

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