2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,602 miles

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problem #10

Jun 142016

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Cracked dash above the instrument panel and by the passenger air bag. Could cause a safety hazard if the airbag was deployed and is not aesthetically pleasing considering the money spent on the vehicle.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #9

Jan 202017

Sierra 1500

  • 120,000 miles
Takata recall severe cracks originating from the top left corner of passenger airbag. Airbag looks like it has a bulge causing the dashboard to crack. Concerning that airbag will deploy and pieces of plastic will injure the passenger or driver of pieces are deployes all over the cabin.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 022015

Sierra 1500

  • 165,000 miles
Dash is cracking at three points. Two are located at the passenger side air bag and the third is at the instrument cluster.

- Arlington, TN, USA

problem #7

Dec 082015

Sierra 1500

  • 80,000 miles
Cracks appeared on dashboard above instrument panel and passenger airbag. Crack next to airbag appears to be safety hazard as it could puncture the airbag during deployment or the plastic could easily break and be launched as a projectile.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 172016

Sierra 1500

  • 76,000 miles
The dash has cracked, specifically around the passenger side air bag, which raises concern that debris upon impact may cause injury or cause the airbag to malfunction. This vehicle has never been in a collision. The cracks progressively worsen over time. GMC refuses to offer assistance for this repair because it is outside of warranty and we are not the original owners. The cracks have appeared since owning the vehicle. This happened out of the blue, overnight, while the vehicle was parked.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #5

Sep 152011

Sierra 1500

  • 14,000 miles
Cracked dash...this appears to be a known problem with GM, but no resolution has been provided by the manufacturer as of yet. This issue poses a serious concern that pieces of plastic could become dangerous projectiles in the event of a crash and/or airbag deployment.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 182016

Sierra 1500

  • 76,000 miles
Dashboard cracking, drivers side about 5" of cracks, passengers side cracked behind airbag. Truck never been in an accident, truck was stationary when discovered. Always garage kept or shaded with dash cover if in sunlight.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 092013

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Sierra 1500. While the vehicle was parked, a loud banging sound was heard under the vehicle. Upon inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that there was a steel spring that independently fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the spare tire carrier assembly fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,000. Updated 8/31/15 updated 10/30/2017

- Cicero, NY, USA

problem #2

May 052014

Sierra 1500

  • 36,015 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard began to crack and some of the cracks were located directly over the passenger side air bag. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 36,015.

- Davie , FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012013

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My driver's door lock actuator has begun working intermittently. This is the second door lock actuator on my vehicle to fail, the first was replaced under warranty and the GM mechanic told me they have replaced numerous actuators. The vehicle automatically locks all doors when driven and unlocks when stopped however the faulty actuator does not always lock or unlock. These actuators have a long history of being defective and GM is aware of it but refuses to recall the faulty actuator even though they have literally replaced thousands of these units. These faulty actuators are a safety concern because in the event of an accident a door could fail to unlock effectively trapping the occupants. The faulty actuators are also a security concern because they could fail to secure the vehicle allowing anyone access to it's contents.

- Arkadelphia, AR, USA