2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 GMC Sierra 1500

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Problems

Service 4WD Message May be Displayed

The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.

Door Handles breaking off

My drivers side door handle come off in my hand when I went to open the door. The mileage at that time was 60,200 miles. GMC would not do anything because it was 200 miles over warranty. Yesterday, the passenger side door handle came off in my hand, The mileage is 63,185 miles, These trucks are made very very cheap all the parts are plastic. Solution??????? I guess I will have to get it fixed somewhere. They want 300.00 to fix the damn thin...

Erratic Fuel Gauge Operation

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Questions

my gmc truck makes a roaring noise, like an airplane about to take off. and the (1 answer)

check engine light comes on - info panel says engine is hot but
all the instrument panels say normal - truck has 61,670 miles
on it

fuel economy (1 answer)

I recently purhaced a GMC Serria 1500, 6.2L 403hp pickup new from a dealer. The first week using the gasoline the dealer had in it I got almost 15mpg. The subsequent 4 or 5 tanks of gasoline it gave me 14mpg acording to the average mpg gage on the vehicle computer. I made it a point to drive i...

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Ignition 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.

Potential Loss of Steering Ability

The intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been tightened to the proper specification. This could allow the steering shaft to separate. The driver could experience a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and ensure the intermediate steering shaft bolts are tightened to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 13, 2011. The General Motors recall number is 11191.

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