GMC Sierra 1500 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your GMC Sierra 1500
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GMC Sierra 1500 ProblemsFuel Level Sensor Failure
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.
The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 1999-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
GMC Sierra 1500 QuestionsWould a bad fuel pressure regulator contribute to erratic shifting ? (1 answer)
It will run ok on flat land. It seems to shift ok when in town. But if you throttle it to pass or climb hill, it falls and acts like it is braking and downshifts.
GMC Sierra 1500 RecallsFront Suspension Control Arm Welds Fail
The front suspension upper control arms may have welds that are not sufficient, resulting in separation of the arm from the bushing. Dealers will replace both the left and right upper control arms and realign the vehicle suspension free of charge to resolve the concern.
The tensioner cable for the driver's seat belt may be positioned such that the driver slides over it, resulting in fatigue of this cable. This could cause it to separate from the seat belt. The driver may not be properly protected in a crash if this happens. Dealers will modify vehicles to prevent the tensioner from being damaged, and will repair any tensioner that has already been damaged free of charge to resolve the concern.
The audio warning that sounds to alert the driver that the safety belt is not fastened or the door is open with the key still in the ignition may not operate. Dealers will update the radio software free of charge to resolve the concern.