hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,250 miles

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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 272016

Sierra 1500

  • 201,000 miles


I was driving around a curve (50mph)and steering failed. The steering wheel turned completely around but wheels did not respond. I had a strong odor of burning power steering fluid just prior to malfunction.

- Rienzi, MS, USA

problem #3

Jun 062009

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Clunking sound from steering shaft in column, clunking bumping looseness in steering hydraulic slave cylinder at all speeds. This seems to cause the truck to wander at highway speed, symptoms are worse when high winds are encountered.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 152008

Sierra 1500

  • 12,000 miles
Intermediate steering shaft.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012009

Sierra 1500

  • 40,000 miles
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck. Front wheel bearing assembly on both driver and passenger side failure. The wheel bearing hub assembly failure causes the vehicle to loose driving ability while driving. The wheels will start shaking causing operating the vehicle impossible. GMC has a problem with front wheel bearing assemblies on their pickup trucks. Replaced hub assembly with new parts by a GM certified mechanic. GM mechanic stated that they have replaced many GMC and Chevy hub assemblies on trucks due to part failure.

- Greenville, NC, USA

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