definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,319 miles

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 engine problems

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 102009

Sierra 1500

  • miles


Inconsistent idle, check engine light, reduced engine power, idle sticks. Dealer ran diagnostic said was accelerator pedal pressure sensor. I purchased replacement part & had replaced. The problem continued & I had dealer run another diagnostic resulting in the same issue. Old part or no longer available.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 102008

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 30 miles
Own a 2004 GMC Sierra bought brand new had numerous problems steering gear box went out completely dealer R/R part as a recall / steering problem knocking in wheel took to dealer four times installed grease pack in intermediate shaft last a couple of months problem recurs dealer states recall on shaft but wont R/R part hav problem with D/S door speaker blown twice dealer R/R part N/C D/S seatbelt squeaks R/R part dealer N/C now I have a another serious problem with the engine goes into rest mode while driving at 50 mph U drive up a hill and will only go two to five mph this is very dangerous so I have to find a place to pull over and turn vehicle off ECM resets and then is ok till next morning same thing dealer is still under investigation on problem I currently have 53,000 miles on it transmission is making clunking noise also while shifting from park into gears ? R/S half shaft seal blown out on me four wheel drive/ I am glad I bought ext warr for this and also the water pump went out on me 3,000 miles ago 50,000 for a water pump warr covered this and the half shft seal steering shaft and gear box has been a recall for this year. Also the instrument panel gauges have been a recall I have personally received letter for the instrument panel speed and fuel gauge inoperative correctly GM has a recall on these three items R/R by dealer on a recall so please read and contact your dealer with these common problems that have been recalled steering box intermediate shaft and speed fuel gauge cluster.

- Westminster , CO, USA

problem #5

May 112007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,200 miles
The speedometer has stopped working correctly, after doing a little bit of research this is a very common problem with many cheverolet full size vehicles. This was very obviously a manufacturing defect. For example when sitting at a stop sign the speedometer was reading 35-40 mph, and was either stuck or read completly incorrect.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #4

Apr 202006

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


2004 GMC Sierra 1500 speedometer failed after warranty was over. Speedometer sticks and reads anywhere from 60 to 120 mph when standing still. Many complaints in forums, but no recall from GMC. Unsafe to drive without knowing true speed. GMC wants big bucks to fix, should be recalled.

- Bridgton, ME, USA

problem #3

Mar 202007

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The speedometer on the 2004 GMC Sierra is irratic. It will read a speed but it will not be moving. You cannot tell how fast you are going, which makes it unsafe.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Nov 082006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Speedometer does not work on 2004 GMC 1500.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 172006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 75 mph on the interstate, the speedometer gauge began to decrease and increase without warning producing erroneous readings contrary to the actual miles per hour being driven. Although the problem persisted, the dealer and manufacturer were not alerted. Updated 11/0/906.

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

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