really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,672 miles

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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 162014

Sierra 1500

  • 187,300 miles


I wake up early on Sunday, on 11/16/15 and took a company truck a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, to bring some cargo. On my way back home on 836 West expressway, I took my exit and when press the brake pedal to reduce speed, the pedal went to the floor of the car and the brake action was minimum to nothing. Another vehicle was stop at the traffic light, and to avoid the obvious impact to the stopped car, I pumped the brakes several times and applied the parking brakes at approx. 30 mph. Seeing no way to avoid the collision, I pull the car to the side of the road and hit a concrete water drain, resulting in abruptly sopping of my car and my knee hit the lower dashboard. The guy of the other car went out and ask me, are you "drunk" "are you ok" I called a flatbed and bring my truck to my work place and then notice that a brake line was broke and most of the brake fluid spilled all over the front of the chassis, under the radiator. The brake line was incredible rusted, reason for the brake down, I had cars with a lot more years with no problem with brake lines. When I inspect the other brake lines deeply, noticed that an excessive corrosion was in all of them. GMC should do something about this, safety issue, is no reason for a 2006, only 8 years vehicle, present that level of corrosion on brake lines. "coke can thickness apparently". somebody will die or seriously injure, or will kill somebody, pedestrian or driver because the sudden brake failure in a case like this. I will bring the vehicle to a garage to replace the broken line and probably all of them.. its ridiculous, and very dangerous that this things happens in a vehicle that age. I really appreciate to bring this case to the proper attention of the manufacturer in order to avoid more incidents like mine.I consider myself very lucky, .could not be writing this if this happens to me at a high speed. Thanks.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 072010

Sierra 1500

  • 17,389 miles
2006 GMC Sierra 1500. Front brakes locked up at 17,000 miles. Needed to be replaced as they were rusted out. Front wheel assembly rusted out at 19600 miles. Needed to be replaced as front wheels could come off the vehicle while driving. Rear brakes locked up at 19000 miles, needed to be cleaned and lubricated. This vehicle became unsafe to drive after only 17000 miles! total cost (warranty expired) $1500.

- Richmond, NH, USA

problem #2

Apr 282009

Sierra 1500

  • 38,000 miles
Purchased a new GMC truck valued at $40,000 at 38,000 miles the drivers side front wheel bearing failed and at 48,000 miles passenger side front wheel bearing failed. Seems to be that defective parts are being installed on trucks at assembly. When passenger side failed also ruined brake rotor. After researching on the internet it seems to be a ongoing problem with these GM trucks.

- Belle, WV, USA

problem #1

Apr 052008

Sierra 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving approximately 45 mph on normal road conditions, the contact heard an excessively loud grinding noise coming from the outside of the vehicle. The noise was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they replaced the front wheel bearings and hubs under warranty. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer on two separate occasions for identical failures, but there were no resolutions. The technician stated that the loud noise was normal. The contact was unaware if his VIN was included in NHTSA campaign id number 07E106000 (wheels:cap/cover/hub). Currently, the vehicle is at the dealer for repair. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 67,000.

- Kettering , OH, USA

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