GMC Sierra 1500 Repair and Maintenance

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

GMC Sierra 1500 Problems

Fuel 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.

Daytime Running Lights Are Prone to Burning Out

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).

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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GMC Sierra 1500 Recalls

Front 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.

Driver's Seat Belt Fails

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.

Audio Warning Fails To Sound When Key In Ignition With Door Open Or Seat Belt Unfastened

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.

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GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

My first GM truck went 150,000 miles with only minor repairs(1995 Cheyenne) It is still on the road today! My 2008 GMC 4x4 has had one issue after another. Stuck active fuel management lifter=$3000, bad power windows switch on all doors but Driver, Bad Power mirror switch on the driver, Bad break light switch. The Service Traction Control light comes on at random. The driver side rear door...
Just bought the truck 5 months ago from dealer. Was told safety inspected of course. Just two months after bought it noticed coolant was dissapearing an not a spot on ground. Was adding here an their then recient checked oil an noticed was clean but half inch up dip stick. Ok their is where my coolant is going. So yep ANOTHER blown head gasket. I had a 2000 gmc 5.3 with no issues high miles but...
I owned this truck since Jan 2008. Now time for an upgraded pickup have enjoyed GM products and my Sierra with 134,000 miles never gave me problems will miss this truck done nothing but minor things.

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