hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,500 miles

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problem #2

Aug 212015

Sierra 1500

  • 169,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving at various speeds, the ABS warning indicator illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger side front hub assembly failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Shortly afterwards, the vehicle was taken in for inspection and the contact was notified by the service technician that the driver side front hub assembly failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07E106000 (wheels). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 169,000.

- Norwoodm, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 232006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
I have a 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab pickup with 52000 miles on it. The front hub bearings are already require replacement. On consulting with the local garage, I discovered this was not an anomaly, but, rather, a common occurrence. My previous experience over the years with GM products is that front wheel bearings could be packed or replaced at reasonable cost, and the parts provided audible notice of failure. The current design does not provide this safety feature. The entire hub must be replaced when it fails. At a cost just quoted of just below $450 per wheel. The unfortunate fact is that it is unknown how many owners of GM products from 1998 onward are driving with wheel hubs that are so worn that a catastrophic failure could cause loss of a wheel at highway speeds.. until the resolution of this design shortfall, highway driving is extremely dangerous.

- Austin, TX, USA