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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,279 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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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 GMC Sierra 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 052014

Sierra 3500

  • 62,250 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 3500. While driving at an unknown speed, the speedometer became inoperable and an abnormal noise emitted from the steering wheel. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,250.

- Ukiah, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 062007

Sierra 3500

  • 40,000 miles
Parts of the cluster, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure, amp gauge have failed one after the other. Although 04 model was covered under a recall, the same exact cluster was used in the 05 GMC and nothing has been done and not covered under warranty. Several GMC owners have this same issue.

- Kearny, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 192008

Sierra 3500

  • 69,587 miles
Speedometer was off a lot!! 74 mph while sitting still, 130+ mph while driving at normal road speeds. I did not know how fast I was traveling. School zones etc. Never know if I was speeding or not. This happened several times while on vacation in California. Sometimes it was normal, but it got worse. It first happened at about 65,000 miles. I contacted my dealer and was told it may be under warranty, as many have had this same problem. They said my 2005 GMC did not fall under a warranty. I had to pay $356.70 plus tax to have the instrument cluster replaced. I asked for the old parts, but was told GM needed it back so they could rebuild it for the next failure!! it seems GM is covering certain serial number vehicles built prior to mine. 2003 and 2004 model years, but mine is a 2005 and its not covered! why? I have never heard of such a problem, and I have owned 11 GM made vehicles and never had a speedometer go bad. Hopefully you can get them to cover this.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

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