A/C Condenser Leaking
GM used leaky air conditioners that buckle under pressure in many 2014-2017 trucks and SUVs. Whether it's busted hoses or leaky condensors, thousands of GM owners are showing up to work with sweat stains down their back. It's such a widespr…Continue reading article "A/C Condenser Leaking"
The Sierra Has Terrible Headlights
For such a big, rugged truck, the GMC Sierra has some of the worst headlights on the road. But why?…Continue reading article "The Sierra Has Terrible Headlights"
GMC Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
Some GMC models are part of the Takata airbag recalls. Takata, a parts supplier for numerous automakers, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that have affected over 34 million+ vehicles.Continue reading article "GMC Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
What Sierra 1500 Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- terrible headlights, poor visibility in the 2014 Sierra 1500
- poor lighting pattern in the 2015 Sierra 1500
- A/C condenser leaking in the 2014 Sierra 1500
- A/C not working in the 2014 Sierra 1500
- A/C not working in the 2015 Sierra 1500
What Breaks the Most
Sierra 1500 Key Numbers
According to the lawsuit, more than 2 million trucks and SUVs in the U.S. share the same defective air conditioning designs and were built on a vehicle platform known as GMT K2XX.
A GM air conditioner compressor and condenser lawsuit alleges the AC systems fail and cause owners and lessees to lose cold air in the vehicles and money from their bank accounts.
GM air conditioning problems are caused by condensers and discharge lines, at least according to a proposed class-action lawsuit that includes the following long list of Cadillac, Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs.
A GM 5.3L engine oil consumption lawsuit alleges numerous 2010-2013 General Motors trucks and SUVs suffer from defects that allow oil to enter the combustion chambers of the 5.3-Liter V8 Vortec 5300 engines.
GM did the right thing by recalling ineffective seat belts a few years back. It just would have been so much better if they used the right replacement parts.
Now to be fair, only 2,800 of the over 1 million recalled vehicles ended up with the wrong pretensioner cable assemblies but considering the last recalls were in 2016 and 2018 this probably won't sit well with the owners driving around with the wrong seat belts for the last few years.…keep reading article "GM Accidentally Gave 2,800 Vehicles The Wrong Seat Belts in Previous Recalls"
A federal investigation wants to know if rusty connectors are preventing 2020-2021 GM airbags from deploying.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received six reports of severe crashes where the airbags didn't deploy in GM vehicles, despite those vehicles receiving "significant frontal damage." All six crashes resulted in injuries.…keep reading article "Government Investigates Airbag Failures in Full Size 2020-2021 GM Vehicles"
Toss another lawsuit onto the ever-growing pile of GM Vortec oil consumption cases.
The Missouri based class-action is the latest in a series of suits saying the 5.3L Vortec engine churns through oil because of defects in the low-tension piston rings. The problem is compounded by GM's questionably designed oil life monitoring system which doesn't warn owners when oil levels get dangerously low.
In fact the system doesn't monitor oil levels at all, just the quality of the oil itself. So while the engine may be dry and on the verge of collapse, rest assured that last quart of oil is still in tip-top shape. 👍🏼…keep reading article "Missouri Vortec Oil Consumption Lawsuit Latest in a Series Against GM"
You’ve barely had a chance to get your 2019 truck dirty before buzzkill GM comes knocking for a recall of damaged airbag control modules.
The busted module means the passenger side airbag might not deploy in a crash … or maybe it will? No-one really knows and that’s kind of the point.
The recall covers the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 / GMC Sierra 1500 and is expected to begin on December 26th. I’m glad they didn’t plan it for the 24th, the traffic can be awful with all those grandma and reindeer collisions.keep reading article "GM Shipped 2019 Trucks with Damaged Airbags"
A lawsuit says a failed vacuum pump in GM’s brake boosters can make the brake pedal extremely hard to push
, leading to longer stopping distances and accidents.
While investigating a rear-end collision involving the lead plaintiff ”GM told her she should read the manual to understand how the brakes worked.” Nothing says “we value our customers” like accusing them of not knowing how brakes work. GM promised to fix the plaintiff’s bumper in exchange for confidentiality. Obviously this didn’t go over well.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says GM Owners Should be Worried About Vacuum Pump Problems Creating Stiff Break Pedals"
A lawsuit regarding the GMC Sierra’s “inadequate” headlights is still burning bright in a California court.
The plaintiffs allege GM made changes in the bulbs, assemblies and operation of the headlights … GM allegedly changed to projector-style headlights with single bulbs, smaller reflectors, two lenses each and shutters to switch between high and low beams that work from a single voltage source.
Look – if you saw one of these trucks driving in the oncoming lane at night, I wouldn’t blame you if you confused it for a pair of mopeds with weak batteries. It’s that bad.keep reading article "The Sierra’s Dim Headlights Are Under a Spotlight"
Low voltage is temporarily disabling the power steering in more than 1 million GM trucks and SUVs
, prompting a massive recall for the 2015 model year. A near carbon-copy recall was made for similar vehicles back in August 2017. The major difference? It was 2014 model year.
Is anyone staffing the shoulda seen that coming department over at GM?keep reading article "Low Voltage is Disabling the Sierra and Yukon's Power Steering. Again."