definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,500 miles

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2005 GMC Sierra brakes problems

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2005 GMC Sierra Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 292011

Sierra 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500hd. The contact stated that when attempting to brake at low speeds, the front end would shake and the braking distance would increase. The contact also stated that the vehicle would pull toward the right when the failure occurred. An authorized dealer stated that this was a known failure, but this year, make and model was not recalled. The failure and current mileages were 72,000. Updated 02/09/12 the front wheel bearing assembly and sensor were replaced. Updated 02/13/12

- Madera, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 042011

Sierra 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
I have a 2005 GMC Sierra. While driving on dry roads and braking at low speeds the ABS abnormally activates with out warrant. This only happens at low speeds and has almost caused me to have several accidents. I called the GM dealer to see if there is a recall on this and they told me there was not and I could bring it in to have it looked at and repaired at my expense. I see there are other complaints here at the NHTSA for the same thing. Searching the internet I found there are alot of people with the same problem and that GM has done a recall on 1999-2002 vehicles. I also found that GM knows they still have a problem with there ABS because they have put out a tsb # 03-05-25-007D on it, and the NHTSA has it listed on there bulletin section. It is NHTSA bulletin #10004310.

- Mooresville, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 222008


  • 43,000 miles
Front driver side and passenger side wheel bearings and ABS sensors went bad. I have spoke to other owners of similar vehicles and they also had trouble.

- Walton , KY, USA

problem #1

Jun 052006

Sierra 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
: the contact stated that there were problems with the break pads, rotors, shoes, and drums. At only 30,000 miles, the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs on 5 occassion to grind down the brakes and rotors. None of the repairs fixed the problem. The first time the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the problem was at 20,000 miles. The contact expressed concerns that the vehicle should not need this many repairs at this mileage. There were no incidents prior to this problem that caused the brakes to go bad.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

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