GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

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

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GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid Problems

Reduced Power and Check Engine Light

The throttle position sensor (TPS) on the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid is notorious for failure which causes:

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

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GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid Questions

my truck make banging noise when you have to stop fast. (1 answer)

my dealer told that gm had a bulletin on this but they could not fin today. the bang does not happen all the time. but can feel some under normal braking

Transmission shift problem from dead stop (2 answers)

I've noticed on numerous occasions that my 2009 Sierra Hybrid has problems finding the right gear when applying the accelerator from a dead stop. The truck starts to move but then you feel an abrupt and significaqnt lurch in momentum as it shifts from EV to gas. Is this normal? It reminds ...

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GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 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 Failure of the Transmission Shift Interlock System

All late model vehicles are equipped with a "Shift interlock" system that prevents vehicles with and automatic transmission from being shifted out of the Park position under certain conditions. Some of these vehicles are being recalled because they may have been assembled with a broken park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear. Failure of these components can allow the shifter to be moved out of the Park position with the ignition key removed or in the off position. This can cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly increasing the risk of injury or a crash. Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary.

 

 

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