hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,254 miles

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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 drivetrain problems

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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 022014

Sierra 1500

  • 74,259 miles


Excessive oil usage, have had it monitored 3 times per GM. Uses oil every 2 thousand miles, they are aware that these 5.3 V8 are doing so. There is a service bulletin out on this problem, this problem needs to be investigated by our government.

- Tusegee, AL, USA

problem #2

Nov 182013

Sierra 1500

  • 48,000 miles
Transmission delay from park to drive. As transmission moves into drive the truck jerks forward violently. Park to reverse did not seem to be a problem. Dealer worked on the truck for approximately 8 hours, flushed transmission, and performed oil change, did not notice any metal in the transmission fluid and sought an update for the tcm (was up-to-date); however, a small amount of water was seen in the oil pan. Dealer performed a test drive and the truck appeared to be back in working condition. Owner attempted to drive the truck out of the dealer lot but the transmission would not engage. Owner attempted to put the truck in reverse, the transmission would not engage. Truck was left at the dealer for further evaluation. No additional information at this time. Transmission still under warranty.

- Paul Smiths, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 092013

Sierra 1500

  • 43,503 miles
After being stopped with engine off and emergency brake engaged, started engine, disengaged emergency brake and accelerated. Significant vibration in the rear of the truck. Took vehicle to Chevrolet/GMC dealership and was advised that the rear wheel cylinders were leaking and needed to be replaced after only 43500 miles. This incident followed an issue on 11-29-12 where the throttle position sensor malfunctioned and the engine ran very rough and the truck was difficult to stop.

- Rocky Face, GA, USA

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