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GMC Sierra 1500 HD Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.  Our technicians tell us that you should check with you local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A clicking noise may be noted from the turn signal flasher after the turn signals are switched off.  This is commonly cause by a faulty turn signal switch which will require replacement.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

One or both secondary air injection check valves may become restricted causing poor air flow resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. It is often recommend to replace both check valves even if a fault code is set for only one bank of cylinders. Replacing only one valve may result in a return trip to the repair shop.

Drive Train -- Verified

The 4WD transfer case position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed.

GMC Sierra 1500 HD Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 6, 2006

Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2006

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The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

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Body, Interior & Misc., July 21, 2005

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The second row center seat belt routing may make it difficult to position correctly on smaller passengers. If the seat belt rides up to fit around the abdomen, the risk of internal injury is increased in a crash. Dealers will cut the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and the remaining sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer. The recall began July 21, 2005. The GM recall number is 05037.

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Brakes, June 18, 2004

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The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.

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Drive Train, February 22, 2005

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Under certain conditions, the shift lever position indicator located in the instrument cluster may not illuminate. If the indicator does not illuminate, the driver may not know which gear the vehicle is in. This could result in the vehicle moving in an unintended direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on February 14, 2005. The General Motors recall number is 05023.

 

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GMC Sierra 1500 HD Questions and Answers

jackscott, 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD, Manistee, MI

My tire sticker is missing. What is the recommended tire inflation for my truck? Can I get a new sticker? Where?

Visitor, 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 HD, Fort Worth, TX

While engine is running there is a ticking noise comming from the lifter.

bobbyjay, 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD, Las Vegas, NV

when i get off the throttle the a/c belt vibrates really hard, and it allready broke one a/c belt tenchioner

rporter002, 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD, Round Rock, TX

Mostly happens under acceleration. I had the torque converter replaced but the noise is still there.

angelsalcido61, 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 HD, Potwin, KS

truck has new starter , new battery , all fuses have been checked, but when trying to start vehicle nothing happens , lights on dash come on but engine doesnt do anything, what other things can i c...

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GMC Sierra 1500 HD Reviews

Pretty nice truck to drive. Great for mountain trips and towing. Cons: had a few things break down, fuel pump x2, water pump, alternator, transfer case replacement. Overall I like the truck, but it's not real practical due to gas mileage.

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