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GMC Sierra 1500 Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

385 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer GMC Sierra 1500. 47 of these members (12.2%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 43 transmission and drivetrain repairs to GMC Sierra 1500s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently GMC Sierra 1500 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the GMC Sierra 1500 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer GMC Sierra 1500 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of GMC Sierra 1500 repairs by problem area

27% of the GMC Sierra 1500 repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 311 repairs.

GMC Sierra 1500 transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the GMC Sierra 1500 transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 7% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 20% more than $2500.

Chart based on 30 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten GMC Sierra 1500 Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Sierra 1500 in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 48000    
50000 0 Front Diff Bearing Failure 
100000 375 Front differential noise 40 - 50 mph 
140000  

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Sierra 1500 in North Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 104000    
105000 318 leaking front axle seals both 
119000  

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

367-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Sierra 1500 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 15500    
17360 0 Transmission slips sometimes, clunks others, but normally works great 
 
GMC Sierra 1500 in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 1000    
5000 0 Software update for PCM/TCM and a lubrication of the slip-yolk. This was to fix rough transmission shifting when slowing to a stop. 
 

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Sierra 1500 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 5000    
6700 0 leak around transmission repaired took a few days to complete 
 

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

GMC Sierra 1500 in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
100 New intermediate steering shaft to fix steering clunk 
89000 500 4x4 transfer case had a hole in the housing, caused by broken anti-rattle clip that allowed the steel pump to rub against the softer magnesium housing. Well-known problem that affects higher mileage non-HD GMT-800 trucks. 
106000 5 Problem with 4x4 transfer case pump rubbing a hole in the external housing re-appeared. It wore through the JB Weld patch after about 11 months. Re-applied JB Weld. Will have to replace pump and get new half of the t-case housing next time it happens.  
128000 10 4x4 Transfer case pump wore another hole in the housing. Patched with JB Weld, ordered new rear case half and a part that will prevent the problem from happening again for install in the next couple weeks. 
135000 450 Installed parts to fix transfer case pump rub issue. 
213700 187 Service 4x4 warning message. I have put off for 2 years by keeping transfer case in Auto. Message was only displayed in 2wd mode. Problem is well known encoder motor sensor in the transfer case. I replaced the entire encoder motor. 
228500 900 Front differential seals leaking and actuator leakng. 
249000  

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

GMC Sierra 1500 in Maine, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 67000    
80000 100 Front axle seals leaking. 
 

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500

Engine not specified

GMC Sierra 1500 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 158100    
164140 0 Front axle seal replaced 
170700 0 Transfer case replaced 
 

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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Sierra 1500 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 65720    
68200 350 Tow haul mode failed. Wire in gear shift broke. Replace gear shift lever 
 

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1999 GMC Sierra 1500

8-cylinder automatic AWD

GMC Sierra 1500 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 126000    
127000 2600 Had Transmission rebuilt due to a previous loose and failed cooler hose. Drove with slight slippage for over a year and finally had it fixed. Trans was rebuilt as I plan to keep truck for a long time. 
157000  

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