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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (49%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 51 repairs.
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (80%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

403-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

7300 mi Very Rough Shifting - especially low-speed downshifts. Software was re-programmed per TSB. Hood misaligned at factory. Hood realigned at dealership. Intellilink system failed. No OnStar and no Remote via Internet. Continued rough drivetrain operation. Transfer case re-programmed per TSB. 
11000 mi Engine exhibited surging from idle (approx. 600 RPM) to 1,350 RPM whiles stopped with no throttle application and also when using very light throttle. Nav/Radio/Intellink system froze while driving. Stopped and turned off vehicle. System would not reboot and radio would not shut off-even after turning off ignition and restart. System operated normally next day. Dealer could not replicate. Transmission exhibited very rough, clunky, and sometimes violent shifting at lower speeds and light throttle applications on an intermittent basis. Dealer performed transmission reprogramming per TSB. 

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

355-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

8060 mi The passenger door weatherstrip was crinkled from the factory. It has been replaced 2 times with no success. Returning for another replacement in March 4th time replacing the weatherstripping is a charm. 
13020 mi Exhaust rattle on start up. Diagnosed as faulty catalytic converter. Install catalytic converter ordered on the last visit. 
14880 mi replace on-star 2G module due to obsolescence in Canada 

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

355-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

38300 mi Warped cowl at base of windshield 
69000 mi One of the headlight shutters was stuck in high beam. Problem was a bad connection from previous headlight upgrade service bulletin. Tech added dielectric grease to both headlight connectors. 

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

403-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

1020 mi Dash on driver's side was making squeaking noise. Returned to dealer who tied down the parking brake cable as it was rubbing another part causing the noise. 
4340 mi Tailgate wouldn't open. This has been an intermittent problem and the dealer reported they have seen a number of vehicles with solar problem. Dealer lubed handle and rods for the tailgate. Dealer repair was all that could be done. 
4340 mi Tailgate sometimes wouldn't open. 

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

355-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

22000 mi Leather seat side stitching separation Driver seat track replaced it shifted in turns and when braking occasionally replaced along with the lower leather seat cover which had some thread separation 
27000 mi Drivers heated seat bottom would not work after the cover was replaced (they broke it) 
3700 mi Fog light failed. Have to remove some plastic pieces to gain access to the bulb. Rust on frame. The dealer is going to touch up the rust spots. It looks to me like the wax dip on the frame doesn't adhere properly. I can easily pick it off with a finger. I'm waiting for a dry spell to take it to the dealer. 
7000 mi Something under steering wheel rattles. Dealer could not replicate. Will try again. 
11000 mi Seat belt tether fraying - recall - applied temporary fix. 
17000 mi Clunk when leaving from stop 

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

355-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

25000 mi Paint peeled off truck on both sides front to back, starting from chip guard along bottom rocker and progressing up 10 inches. Known problem with Sierra/Silverado assembled in Indiana. Entire truck repainted by dealer. 
65000 mi

US $800
condenser replacement 

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

355-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

24800 mi Rattle noise present in dash coming from under steering wheel. Dealer found 4 loose bolts at Knee Bolster. The bolts were re-torqued and noise is gone. 

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2013 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

403-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

11160 mi Both headlight assemblies leaked water into housing. dealer replaced both assemblies. 

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2013 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

2000 mi several days after purchase water on pass side floor. Dlr found out the a/c hose was never installed at factory and allowed water from a/c system to drain between firewall and inside carpeting, resulting in ,major water leak. 
5000 mi Brake Front pulsating. Rotors turned. Molding on top of bumper came off. Body shop mgr said he has seen this before. 
11000 mi engine burning oil. Consumption test started at 10,700 miles. 
18000 mi Completed oil consumption test with GM dealer, Test showed engine using half a qt in 6,400 miles. Engine considered broken in at this mileage. I am satisfied at this time. 
30000 mi check engine light came and second day started flashing-towed to dlr. Dlr said low compression in a cylinder. Poss. major engine damage. Had to cancel vacation to NH with boat. Really peaved! 
30500 mi Ck engine light was confirmed misfire on cyl #1. Needed new piston w/rings, ect. 29,500 miles. Service writer said problem was with active fuel management. Checked internet-numerous problems! Steering wheel "pinion ring" (?) replaced also. 
34000 mi Rubber side moldings clearcoat peeliing/ noise from steering wheel 
35000 mi ck engine light cyl #7 misfire/carbon. New pistons, ect, replaced. Second time this has been replaced. Was told by dealer that Cyl#1 that had been repared in July was not done properly by other GM dealer. Needed all 8 cyl's replaced. 

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2012 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

supercharged 443hp 4.4L V8 5-speed manual FWD

53300 mi

US $50
Back seat was squeaking. Had to have plastic piece on bracket behind seat replaced. 

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2012 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

12400 mi Power steering hose was leaking Factory Chrome steps were rusting Felt in passengers front fender were door meets was coming lose 
16120 mi passenger side rear chrome bumper impact end cap cording and rusting from exhaust coming out of tail pipe right beside bumper. drivers window was getting scratched in the center, from top to bottom of window every time window was opened or closed 
18600 mi seal on high mount brake light on back of cab was leaking and letting water in to light housing and caused corrosion of inside of light 

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

30700 mi

US $50
Front plate holder rivets came loose. 
35000 mi Liscense plate bracket was loose. Door hinge roller is seized up, no longer rolls. Door screeches when opening. 
36000 mi Dealer agreed to fix the driver side door hinger with the stuck roller under warranty. Offered to paint part and call me to install 1 hour appointment. Took 5 days to repair. 
51000 mi

US $20
Engine ran rough set code. 2 spark plugs were extreemly fouled. Replaced plugs engine runs perfect. This may be related to cylinder deactivation. Oil consumption has jumped way up. 
53500 mi Reported oil consumption problem to dealer. There is a TSB on this, it relates to the V8-V4 acive fuel management system. They replaced a valve cover baffle. So far so good oil consumption dropped. 
61000 mi Oil consumption remained excessive. Dealer replaced the pistons and rings. This a a known problem for gently driven trucks. The more time in V4 mode the sooner the problem shows up. Carbon builds and oil consumption climbs. 

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

6200 mi rear spring excessive noise 
8060 mi drivers side, rear door, post cover- fell off several times. 
10540 mi instrumentation froze. tach, chimes, speedo, transmission indicator all inop 
22320 mi

C $120
Left rear middle leaf fracture replaced 

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

11000 mi Drivers Door and dash had a creak and ratteled 

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2010 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

205-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

12400 mi Inner door panel had scuff marks from various cleaning attempts to remove marks present at time of delivery. Minor vibration evident at certain RPM was traced to a faulty muffler. Replacement of the muffler cured the vibration. 
29760 mi Blower motor and fan assembly replaced after original fan disintegrated with a bang. Covered by warranty. 

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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

30700 mi Transmission shifted erratically, so they reset the computer and that, so far, has fixed the problem. Brake pedal felt like there was air in the system, but the dealer felt it was normal operation. Aux weather strip attached to lower edge of door rattled while driving in high wind areas. Dealer could not reproduce, and said the strip was fastened securely. 
70000 mi The active fuel management lifters in the engine needed to be replaced. It was identified in a service bulletin. 

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

112000 mi

US $290
My brake lights were active no matter the position of the brake and the cruise control would not activate. The brake control switch, attached to the pedal was worn out. Changed it out and have not had any other problems with it. The front driver's side and passenger's side door speakers have no audio. The rear driver's side door speaker has no audio. Only the front tweeters and rear passenger's side door has audio output. 
126000 mi The brake switch (the electrical switch attached to the brake pedal) wore out. This causes the brake lights to persistently stay on and will not allow cruise control to be activated. A temporary fix is to lightly tap the brake pedal. 
132000 mi The weather strip needed to be replaced on both the driver's and passenger's side. It had worn through on the bottom of each side. The air blowing through the vents would be transferred to the defrost vents and only the defrost vents. No matter what where the air was set to blow out of, it continued to blow out the defrost vents. 
162700 mi

US $55
Both power window switches failed in the rear doors 
170000 mi

US $10
Gas cap was replaced after MIL activated and code was for gross leak. 

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

197-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

74400 mi Starting to rust around the rear wheel wells. 

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

18000 mi Leather Seat had some Stitching repaired 
25000 mi Passenger Window making rubbing noise going up & down. Track Replaced. 
29000 mi Front grill had to be replaced. Chrome flaking off. 
32000 mi *H3 cruise, outside temp, compass, camera work intermittently. still not fixed been back 2 times waiting to take it back again. 

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

32000 mi passengers side seat, recline handle broke off. 
32000 mi Check engine light, software issue resolved in under an hour.  

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

supercharged 443hp 4.4L V8 5-speed manual FWD

56000 mi Rattle behind the dashboard. Exterior door handle became unattached at one mounting place. 

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

19840 mi Check engine light was on, replaced something in fuel system. Evaporator canister?  replaced two tail lights as they were leaking. Fixed power locks as they were not working. They also replaced both rear shocks because they were leaking. 
35580 mi water leaking in cabin. fixed leaks but ordered new roof liner because of water stains. 

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

19000 mi Headliner Rattle/Vibration. 
51000 mi

US $150
HVAC stuck in Defrost mode. Replaced Control Motor Actuator, problem resolved 
67000 mi

US $167
Driver's and Passenger's Protective Door Trim coming off --- adhesive failing. Remounted both. 
88000 mi

US $450
Passenger side retractable side mirror inoperative (would not retract) 
92000 mi

US $450
Driver's Sear Lumbar Support Bladder failed. Bladder replaced. 
102000 mi

US $450
CEL indicating P0121, Throttle Body Pedal Position Sensor malfunction. Throttle body replaced, issue resolved. 
113000 mi Recurring Water leak from 3rd brake light assembly. Fixed at no charge by dealer as this was a revisit within one year 
113500 mi

US $500
Fuel pump control module failed. No-start condition. Fuel pump control module replaced. 
114000 mi Driver's Side Retractable Mirror not retracting. 

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

-horsepower 4-speed automatic RWD

86700 mi Engine using oil...dealer replaced a heatshield as a remedy. I replaced PCV valve. Oil use stopped for a while. 
92000 mi Engine using two quarts per 3,000 miles. PCV seems most likely reason. Persistent rattle in the dash somewhere. 

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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

-horsepower 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

5000 mi Software update for PCM/TCM and a lubrication of the slip-yolk. This was to fix rough transmission shifting when slowing to a stop. Driver's side mirror was damaged on the lot. The dealer ordered a new one. Dealer ordered wrong part. They re-ordered part again. Dealer installed the correct mirror. No more problems 
17360 mi Water leak roof. Outside door molding fell off again. Rattle in dash. Transmission slips sometimes, clunks others, but normally works great GM aluminum Wheels are pitted all over, chev dealer says those aren't chev wheels so not warranty, well it's a gm truck so of course they aren't chev wheels, they are gm and they were on it when I bought it so fix it. I may have to discuss it with GM rep? 
29760 mi Intermitent would not crank over, finally would not crank ever, towed to dealer, replaced electrical fuse and distribution center, then intermitent start, so they replaced starter and has fixed it so far. Truck runs out with DIC showing 68 km DTE, and fuel guage shows 1/8 tank left. Dealer replaced fuel sensor in tank. Now truck runs out of fuel when DTE says 105 KM DTE. Problem is worse now, Fuel gauage over 1/8 tank left, low fuel light does not come on. 
32240 mi Engine oil cooler lines leaking at crimp Hose-tube near radiator. Dealer says not leaking bad enough. I am going to call GM and complain. Vehicle runs out of fuel above 1/8 tank on gauge and 76L used on DIC. Worse now than before fuel level sensor was changed. Dealer says Diagnostics shows 60% and fuel gauge says 60% so must be ok. I will take truck to them when about to run out. 
35340 mi Wheels were sent out for refinishing to correct pitting, peeling white spots. replaced leaking engine oil cooler lines, previously took to a different dealer who said "normal leakage" fuel pump and sensor replaced to fix problem -ran out of gas at 1/4 tank, finally fixed problem 5th time in 4 repair. 
39060 mi

C $500
seat seam splitting 

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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

89000 mi

US $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 mi

US $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.  
119000 mi

US $300
Bad left front wheel bearing. Replaced pads and rotors at same time. 
128000 mi

US $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 mi

US $450
Installed parts to fix transfer case pump rub issue. 
181000 mi

US $300
Oil pressure sending unit was bad and would report no oil pressure at RPM's above 3,000. 
204000 mi Passenger side AC blowing hot air, driver side started blowing hot air as well. Problem only happened occasionally. Research showed blend door issue. Tried reset trick involving pulling fuse while system on. So far problem has resolved 
213700 mi

US $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. 
221000 mi

US $11
SES light came on. Had codes read and tool reported MAF error. Forum search suggested cleaning MAF screen first. Bought MAF sensor cleaner at AutoZone. Light has not come on for a couple weeks now. Truck feels more responsive as well. 
225000 mi

US $100
P0332 code - engine knock sensor. Known problem if water gets under intake manifold from washing/splashing in this 5.3 motor. 
228500 mi

US $900
Tie rod ends replaced. Not bad since they were originals. Front differential seals leaking and actuator leakng. 
230000 mi re-attempted knock sensor repair 
232000 mi

US $60
Replace the driver side and passenger side vent door actuators. Was experiencing issues with occasional hot air blowing out of events when the AC was on. Saved at least $700 doing the repair myself. Wipers would only work on high. Intermittent settings would not work nor did the windshield washer fluid work. Internet research to determine problem was most likely wiper motor control board. 
242000 mi

US $200
Wheel hub bearing assembly on driver side front was starting to go bad again. Passenger-side was okay but replaced as well. 
243000 mi

US $60
Driver side heated seat pad (bottom) went out 
275300 mi

US $125
Compressor engaging intermittently. Recharge helped for a month but acting up again. Had shop do leak test. Pulled vacuum and found no leaks. They said test shows compressor is weak. Will do proactive replacement of compressor soon 
281300 mi

US $800
Replace AC compressor and related parts Tailgate handle broke - plastic brittle. Had to use pliers to open tailgate. 
302000 mi

US $350
Right rear axle seal leaking 

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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

179000 mi

US $13
Fan only operated in fast speed. Replaced the blower motor resistor. Driver rear door handle plastic broken. Replaced door handle. Tailgate hinge bolts rusted through. Replaced tailgate hinges. DRL bulb required replacement. 
185000 mi

US $80
Replaced starter 
188300 mi

US $600
Broken exhaust manifold bolts repaired by removing heads and a repair shop removed and helicoiled the busted threads. 
193000 mi

US $200
North Eastern truck. Replaced rear bumper due to hole rusted through. 
196000 mi

US $150
Rear leaf spring shackle rusted through due to North Eastern winter salt 
138260 mi

C $230
Door sills and rear quarter surface rust repair. Refinish and paint 
139700 mi

C $15
Rear brake line Passenger rear side, between T and rear wheel brake cylinder. 

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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

200-horsepower 4.3L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

85560 mi

C $400
O2 Sensor triggered the engine light. The engine light subsequently came on again and was diagnosed as the sensor on top of the fuel tank. The sensor was replaced and the engine light was cleared about a week ago and has not come on since. 
88040 mi Engine light on. First time was an emission sensor. Second time was a gas tank venting valve at the top of the gas tank. Engine light on again. Still haven't had a mechanic look at it. 
89280 mi Engine light came on again and was reset by mechanic. Am told that the error message is the venting valve at the top of the gas tank. 
89900 mi

C $100
Engine light came on again. Warning light reset but truck continues to operate adequately. 
96720 mi

C $460
Transmission lines were rusted and leaking fluid. 
104760 mi

C $900
Broken leaf spring. 
107260 mi

C $800
Springs needed to be replaced 
107260 mi

C $325
Rear bumper rusted completely through - had to be replaced.  Also replaced muffler hanger that was broken 
114700 mi

C $981
gaskets between the engine and radiator cooling system were leaking coolant. 
117800 mi

C $300
Won't start in damp weather 
119040 mi

C $800
Ignition coil had to be replaced along with plugs and wires 
122140 mi

C $300
Transmission cooling radiator didn't work. 
123380 mi

C $275
New distributor cap, plugs, and wires. 
123380 mi

C $240
New spark plugs and wires 
123380 mi

C $225
Rear CV Joint 

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