hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,369 miles

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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 electrical problems

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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 222016

Sierra 1500

  • 53,843 miles


The contact owns a 2009 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving at various speeds, the instrument panel lights blinked on and off. The failure also occurred while at a stop light. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the ignition switch and the body control module, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 53,843....updated 05/19/16

- Rockwood, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 172014

Sierra 1500

  • 85,000 miles
I'm having electrical/computer problems that started over a year ago and continue to increase. First, my speakers go off and on as they please. The driver side door speaker is the only one that stays on consistently, and it has nothing to do with hitting bumps or anything else. Second, my power looks have gone out. My key fob will still work them and they still lock and unlock when truck is moved between park and drive. But the buttons on the door do not work. I've replaced all the fuses, and still, nothing. Third, my cruise control is going out. On a long drive I used it for half and then the other half it wouldn't even try to come back on. A few days later it worked again.

- Altus, OK, USA

problem #3

Mar 172014

Sierra 1500

  • 40,000 miles
The power door locks won't lock and unlock. I have already replaced one door lock mechanism at my cost. Now a second lock won't function. This is well known by GM. They refuse to recall it. This is a safety issue. GM needs to repair these door locks.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 012013

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My driver's door lock actuator has begun working intermittently. This is the second door lock actuator on my vehicle to fail, the first was replaced under warranty and the GM mechanic told me they have replaced numerous actuators. The vehicle automatically locks all doors when driven and unlocks when stopped however the faulty actuator does not always lock or unlock. These actuators have a long history of being defective and GM is aware of it but refuses to recall the faulty actuator even though they have literally replaced thousands of these units. These faulty actuators are a safety concern because in the event of an accident a door could fail to unlock effectively trapping the occupants. The faulty actuators are also a security concern because they could fail to secure the vehicle allowing anyone access to it's contents.

- Arkadelphia, AR, USA

problem #1

Jul 242013

Sierra 1500

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The contact was advised that the wiring harness assembly was rubbing against the driveshaft, causing the wires to become loose and the vehicle to stall. The dealer changed the wiring harness location and replaced the damaged wires. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 83,000.

- Navarre , FL, USA

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