hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,856 miles

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problem #6

Apr 102010

Sierra 1500

  • 67,550 miles
The contact owns a 1997 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that while driving during a rainstorm, the windshield wipers stopped functioning. The contact pulled over and the wipers began working intermittently. Most recently, the wipers stopped functioning altogether. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The contact called the manufacturer who referred him to NHTSA. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 67,550. The current mileage was 69,836.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 012003

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Persistent failure of windshield wiper operation under normal vehicle operation. This led to lack of visibility through windshield. There is a well documented recall of the wiper module assembly for GM trucks/vans. My truck is a 1997 GMC K1500. When I took my truck into the dealership, they informed me that my particular VIN was not included in the recall VIN range. There is no doubt my truck has the bad parts illustrated in the recall(s) (eg, EA02006). My complaint is that it should be included and fixed by GM, and that by some sort of VIN technicality or error, they refuse to fix. What is my course of action to rectify this situation?

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #4

Jul 262006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,824 miles
Previously identified safety defect as identified in NHTSA campaign id number 03V159000 and GM recall no. 03023 and is currently failing in my GMC and presented to fitzner GMC July 26,2006 and was denied repair under the recall by the service manager.

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #3

Jun 202006

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,765 miles
: the contact stated the windshield wipers work intermittently or not at all. There is an NHTSA recall, # 03V159000, regarding the visibility: Windshield wiper/washer. The VIN was not included in the recall.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 272004

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Ref: Recall number: 03V159000. (GM recall no. 03023) I have just learned about this recall. I have had intemittent issues with my windshield wipers as described. I have allready replaced entire motor, then realized there was a recall. GMC states to me that my VIN does not fall in the group effected in the recall. Service invoice states that it is indeed the circuit board, but they are not willing to pay for repairs. I retained old part for testing puposes. This is a very dangerious issue.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 262004

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
1997 GMC Sierra has windshield wipers malfunction. Windshield wipers quit working at ifferent times usually when it is raining. Currently there is a recall for this type of ehicle but according to GM, not for my vehicle based on the VIN#. the VIN # is [xxx]. I have not repaired the vehicle yet. Updated 07/25/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Scandia, MN, USA