really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 GMC Sierra 2500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #1

Oct 052008

Sierra 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 fleetwood elkhorn. The vehicle has a dometic refrigerator, model RM3663. While allowing the vehicle to warm up, the contact heard the furnace and entered the trailer to turn it off. When he exited the trailer, he noticed flames coming from the access door and smoke underneath the refrigerator. The entire trailer became engulfed in flames and was destroyed along with the vehicle. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to his hands and smoke inhalation. The manufacturer has not been notified. The part number was unknown. Updated 01-26-09 updated 01/26/09.

- Christmas Valley, OR, USA