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"
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What 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.
- poor visibility in the 2015 Sierra 3500
- fuel transfer unit in the 2014 Sierra 3500
- headlights flicker on every little bump in the 2017 Sierra 3500
- leaking roof antenna in the 2015 Sierra 3500
- smoke at startup in the 2015 Sierra 3500
What Breaks the Most
3rd Generation (2014–2019) Sierra 3500 Key Numbers
The front gas tank in some 2016-2018 General Motors HD trucks is overfilling, rupturing, and leaking fuel.
The affected trucks all have two gas tanks. …keep reading article "2016-2018 HD Trucks Recalled for Overfilling Gas Tank"
GM allegedly cut corners by installing a fuel pump that isn’t compatible with US diesel in its larger trucks.
It’d almost be hard to believe, except we are talking about GM here.…keep reading article "Lawsuit Says GM Tried to Save a Few Bucks by Intentionally Selecting a Fuel Pump That Can’t Handle US Diesel"
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"
It’s bad enough to have your truck recalled because the brake pedal might fall off.
It gets worse when you find out there’s a good chance your truck wasn’t properly fixed … and the brake pedal still might fall off. When a 2015 Silverado that had previously been “repaired” as part of the recall was brought back in for service, it raised a big ole’ red flag.
The automaker then learned the truck had been repaired under a February 2016 recall, something that caused the automaker to open a formal investigation. The GM investigator determined the truck had only been inspected and did not receive adhesive on the brake pivot pedal nut even though the recall procedures required it.
GM is re-recalling 41,000 trucks to fix the problem. Maybe they’ll read the instructions this time.keep reading article "A Second Recall for GMC Brake Pedals Falling Off"