2nd Gen (2008 – 2013) GMC Sierra 1500 Problems

The 2nd generation of the Sierra 1500 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 10.97. That can be compared against other GMC generations. Shopping for a GMC? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2008–2013 Sierra 1500 model years have sent in 181 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (27%) followed by the interior (19%) and the transmission (9%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2013 31
12.43
2012 16
4.82
2011 48
14.95
2010 27
8.96
2009 25
11.83
2008 34
12.84

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