really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,900 miles

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 042016

Sierra 1500

  • 88,700 miles


The contact owns a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle drifted to the right and the steering wheel seized. The contact crashed into a drainage ditch. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle had to be extracted and towed. The contact notified the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 88,700.

- Lathrop, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 212010

Sierra 1500

  • 50,000 miles
I bought a new heavy duty 2006 1/2 ton pickup truck. It presently has fifty thousand six hundred miles on it. I just went to have the tires rotated and was told the idler arm on the steering rod was worn out. When I asked further questions the tire guy said this was real common in GM products. I went to my local dealer and was told it is ok for now but will have to be replaced in the next year or so. I am 60 years old and have owned new and used vehicles all my life and have never had a problem like this. If this idler arm on the steering should fail there would be no way to control the truck. I think someone should look into this problem. This vehicle has never been off road and has been maintained perfectly. GM must be putting substandard idler arms on their steering tie rods for heavy duty pickup trucks. I have had many vehicles with over one hundred thousand miles and have never had a problem like this.

- Mount Vernon, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 172007

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Excessive "creaking" noise heard from within steering wheel during normal driving conditions. Most noticeable during subtle turns (approx 0.5-1.0 inch) to left and right while steering wheel is turned from a centered position.

- Adams, TN, USA

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