definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,500 miles

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problem #2

Jun 152003

Sierra 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
This complaint is regarding NHTSA id # 05V161000 and GM recall # 05042. The above is for a defect in the parking brake which causes premature wear. The recall only applies to manual shift transmissions. I have this same problem but have an automatic transmission. I believe this recall should also apply to my vehicle since a parking brake is also installed on my vehicle and it is also defective. If a parking brake is not needed on my vehicle for safety than why is one installed?

- Tahoma, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202004

Sierra 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
Dealership informed the consumer that the emergency parking brake wore out. This could potentially cause the vehicle to roll back/forward on a incline without warning. Dealership was not able to resolve the problem. Retainer on emergency brake failed.

- Black Forest, CO, USA