2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid
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2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid ProblemsReduced Power and Check Engine Light
The throttle position sensor (TPS) on the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid is notorious for failure which causes:
- Check engine light
- Reduced Power message
- OBD trouble code P2135
This issue is related to the throttle position sensor on the gasoline engine, and can be caused by faulty wiring to the TPS, bad connection at the TPS, or a failed TPS. Note, this does not affect the hybrid drive system.
To correct this issue, the wiring harness, connector, and throttle position sensor must be inspected, tested, and/or replaced. The most common cause is a faulty TPS.
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid RecallsIgnition Switch
The ignition switch actuator can bind causing the ignition switch to stick in the "start" position. If this were to occur the actuator can unexpectedly release, cause the ignition switch to snap back into the "Accessory" position. This would cause the engine to turn off with an associated loss of brake and steering power assist. If these conditions were to lead to a crash the airbags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing as necessary to correct this concern.