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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,200 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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2009 GMC Sierra 3500 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 GMC Sierra 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 072011

Sierra 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 11,200 miles


Feb 7, 2011, with just 11,200 miles replaced two glow plugs. Sept 6, 2013, in millersburg, Ohio, with 26,632 another glow plug was replaced and was advised we should have the turbo checked when we returned home in California. March 20, 2014, with 31,986 miles, turbo was replaced. Given that our 2005 GMC truck, VIN # [xxx], blew up and burned up with only 30,000 miles, this is very alarming that our 2009 truck is having such major problems. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Ventura, CA, USA

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