3rd Generation (2014—2018) Sierra 1500 Problems

This generations ranks 32nd out of 33 GMC generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the lights (34%), hvac (17%), and the transmission (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Poor Lighting Pattern 50 complaints at an average of 9,035 miles in the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500.
  2. Terrible Headlights, Poor Visibility 105 complaints at an average of 8,294 miles in the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500.
  3. A/C Condenser Leaking 29 complaints at an average of 62,762 miles in the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500.

What Sierra 1500 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all GMC model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 4 0 82 2.88
2017 27 3 168 7.48
2016 7 3 471 4.71
2015 161 4 628 35.23
2014 283 5 1860 35.43

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