2016 GMC Sierra 1500 WARNING REVIEWS

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Starting at
$54,240
Engine
5.3L V8

Power
355 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
16/22
Seats
5

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Problems Report:


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  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews
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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews From Owners (18 Reviews)

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By Jerry Gonzalez

on Sep/28/16 09:01 AM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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By Norman Wachtel

on Jul/22/16 09:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Bought Domestic

After 15 years of swearing off US made I'm back. Much improved quality but I have warranty work to be done that was apparent when I drove it off the lot and did not with makes from Japan, Germany, or Korea. So still room for improvement. Love the truck and my wife would rather go in it than her SL550 or my Equus
Update - 7 months later with 11000 miles on the truck, I'm still very pleased with the truck. My brother and my next door neighbor both acquired Sierra Denali's after seeing mine. As to my previous comments about the warranty work, it appears that my expectations for frontal crash warning and the parking assist are greater than the vehicle is capable of providing and do not work as well as the Mercedes, Lexus or Hyundai's systems. I also lose satellite radio signal much more often in the truck than I do my other cars.

By FFB

on Oct/10/16 11:14 AM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Switched to GMC Denali after 12 years of Tundra

This is a city truck that in my opinion is better than an SUV if you use the bed on ocassion. I love it, handles and rates much better than Tundra in my book. Small things that made the diffrence to me: closing the doors sound short and full not like a tin can, how Tundra did. Bluetooh and entire entertainment system with car play is spectacular, better than Tundra's entertainment system, could be that Tundra was 2014 this is 2017 and technology moves rather quick. Gas consumption day and night differentce, Tundra had a 5.7 L this is a 5.3L engine same thing for me however Tundra was at 12.8 city this is 15.9 city that is my measumerment as I think when they are doing it combined gets way too interpretative and subjective. On and all love it.

By Monteiro

on Sep/28/16 03:38 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Surprise Love Affair

I did my homework. I took 6 months to shop for a truck to surprise my husband with. I looked up reviews, vehicle history, manufacturer recent history, etc. My husband has always had to drive a cheap truck while I drove the nice luxury vehicle; therefore, I wanted top-of-the-line and nothing less for him. We bought it 13 months ago and we are still in awe with it. It everything we hoped it be and more.

By Chris

on Aug/26/16 07:33 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Nice

I had a 2011 Sierra SLT. Just got my2016. I kind of miss my real truck feel. This truck while exceedingly nice, does not feel truck like.

By Allen

on Feb/15/17 12:50 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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More than I could have hoped for

I was able to get an SLT with the Premium Plus Package, which makes it equivalent to the Denali of a couple of years ago at a much cheaper price. Also, this is the version where they run excellent programs from time to time. I got $9,500 off the sticker. Also, go with the 5.3 liter engine. It has plenty of power, runs on regular fuel and gets as good gas mileage as the 4.3 liter 6 cylinder. BTW, the 6.3 Liter calls for premium fuel.

By Peter

on Oct/06/16 08:16 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Solid and comfortable Silverado LT

Not every dealership's employee (and in my case family member) discount is the same. Make sure your sales rep provides the best employee discount by checking with 3 dealerships. You would think an employee discount would be the same everywhere - nope! The truck is solid, quiet and very comfortable - it rides so well! The tailgate locks from inside or with the fob along with the doors which is a nice feature. The VVT engine is giving me 19mpg and the truck is new. So nice how the engine drops to 4 cylinders when not sensing the need for power and clicks back into the V6 when power is needed. This feature is giving me surprisingly good gas mileage. I have towed 6000 #'s with my 4.3 litre engine like it wasn't even there - very surprised with that! Make no mistake, I do not bleed GM blue just because a deceased family member worked there! This is my first GM vehicle in 9 years.

By Dave Nelson

on Sep/10/16 04:27 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Very satisified Sierra owner

I have researched lots of pickups, and the best one out there is the GMC Sierra. The ride, quality of all of the equipment and the quietness is second to none. I am getting far better gas mileage than the window sticker shows. Why would anyone even consider any other brand.

By Dan Basney

on Jul/30/16 09:46 AM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Terrific vehicle!

I have owned 46 vehicles in my life- this is my favorite. Comfortable seats, great visibility, very ergonometrically designed. Open road mileage is incredible for a truck this size. I have the 4 wheel drive crew cab SLT version. On a recent 2900 trip to Colorado the truck averaged 20.5 miles per gallon. The miles were mostly freeway but included driving in Denver traffic, traversing 11,500 foot passes, 116 degree heat in the Arizona desert and dirt roads on a ranch. I have the apple infotainment radio and navigation system in the truck, which I would highly recommend - it's the best radio and nav system I have ever seen. A bit bulky to drive around in downtown parking garages, but no better vehicle for a long road trip. I have had this vehicle now for about 9 months and couldn't be happier with it.

By Jesse Whittley

on Dec/28/16 08:00 AM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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So far, so good (mostly)

I've owned my sierra for roughly 8 months now and am very happy with the truck overall. Classy interior, quiet and comfortable ride, strong acceleration and great mpg's (for a truck). One complaint that I do have is with the transmission. From time to time, the tranny will seemingly slip. Other times, shifting is very rough. These issues aren't consistent, but when they do occur, they seem to occur when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. These issues seem to be common and I've read that they are less about the transmission itself and more about the programming that determines shift points and other transmission related operations. Apparently these things have been programmed for max gas mileage and the result is less than desirable shifting. This is a tough pill to swallow considering I paid 50,000+ for the truck. I'd gladly give up 1mpg for a transmission that doesn't act like its about to fall out of the truck.

By Cannonbill

on Aug/30/16 05:25 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Denali crew cab 5.3l 4x4

I have had the truck for a month, I am up near 2000 miles. I live in North NJ and appreciate the ride of the truck with the garbage roads we have. Up in North Jersey, the terrain is all hills, almost nothing flat. In local driving, I have been averaging about 17 mpg, not bad considering the terrain and the size of the vehicle. We took the truck to the outer banks for a week, 520 miles each way, on this trip I averaged 22 mpg, fully loaded, 2 adults, 2 kids, a dog, and truck bed full of beach gear, clothes, food, grill supplies, etc, etc. this trip brought the lifetime fuel economy for the truck up to 20mpg. pretty impressive. I will admit, I monitor my driving and kept it in v4 mode as much as possible, it worked. I am impressed. While in the outer banks I saw one period of driving, the first 100 miles leaving for the way home where I averaged 25.7 mpg, slow steady state, traffic free flat land, 55mph cruising. Amazing. The trip was 11 hours each way, factoring in stops for bathroom and food. Not a single complaint, everyone was comfortable beyond compare. The connectivity was loved by the kids, as was the ability to have all the electronics charged. While the dog would have preferred a yard, even he had room to move and get comfortable. Moving up from a Subaru Legacy, this was an obvious upgrade, what is surprising is that a vehicle this size is actually more efficient than a car that weighed 2000lbs less, and had a 2.5 liter 4cyl turbo engine. Finally, the GMC dealer experience has gone upscale and every dealing I had with them, beginning to end, has been easy. No quality based issues with the truck yet, and hopefully none on the horizon. There is a steep learning curve with the technology of the truck and the personalization available, but a good long trip like that helps to sort it all out and learn what the options are.

By Vince In NF, NY

on Aug/05/16 06:13 AM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Great Value Truck

2016 GMC Sierra Double Cab, standard bed, V8, Z71, SLE Value Package. GM was certainly doing some deep discounts for leasing. Sticker price from 45, down to 37. Combined with tier 1 credit, good resale value make this an excellent lease vehicle if you're not too hard on them. Initial quality seems very nice. Some soft touch materials and even some of the hard plastic doesn't look or feel cheap, feels solid. Some leather trim with cloth seats, pretty comfortable. Back seats are a little tight to get into but ok otherwise. Interior layout is adequate and the big color touch screen is nice. Plenty of storage bins, USB ports, and a 110 plug. Outside the truck looks nice, no flaws in the factory paint that I could find (onyx black) and all the plastic trim looks ok and fits well. V8 performance with the 6speed is good but I have yet to really stress it. Gas pedal is a little mushy but it's not broke in yet so we'll see. Column gear shift, trailer mode button, 4x4 knob all work as expected. Steering is a little heavy as to be expected and turn radius compared to a car is poor. Ride is truck-like, a little bouncy/firm as expected but controlled and not jarring. The big touch screen is nice with controls smartly divided between real knobs and icons on screen. Example; I have a Lincoln product and when adjusting radio, climate, it's a nightmare of push buttons and unresponsive touch screen. B/U camera is basic, no sensors, basic stereo is good. Voice control does a great job with phone and can select songs/artists. The problem with this tech is you have to know what's in your system for it to work. Surprise to me, you only have nav if your subscribe to Onstar. Truck has a wifi hotspot best suited for a minivan but connection was easy and seems to work well. Nice surprises: remote start can also turn on heated seats, you can open all the windows with the key fob (summer), favorites on entertainment use all media inputs, not just the radio. Duel climate works good. Very satisfied for now!

By Mike Martin

on Jun/08/16 09:00 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Hard shifting at low speeds

I have had this truck into the dealer twice and I have 6500 miles on the truck. They have done a reprogramming both times and it is fine for a week or two and then starts shifting hard again. I purchased the truck with the larger engine so that I can tow my 22 foot Airstream. When the AS is in tow it is great but not when you have to daily drive. This should not happen for the money paid for the truck.

By Benjarman

on Jan/10/17 06:38 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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2017 Sierra SLT Crewcab 5.3L

love my new truck, it is very quiet at speed also fun to drive because it is very athletic on the move and has the best steering of any truck out there, the engine 5.3 feels under-powered but silky smooth, the seats are supportive and comfortable, transmission is OK not the best but I can't complain either. Interior is the best of any trucks, because it is tastefully done (not busy like Ford F150 or RAM with its painted in silver plastics) this cabin is simpler but with great materials. Best Buy!

By Chaplain Bob Johnson

on Oct/04/16 02:30 AM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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No one comes between me and my GMC

I have driven nothing but GMC trucks since 1985. This truck is the smoothest, technology driven, comfortable, safest and the best GMC I have ever owned. All of my buddies are drooling. Before I would lend out my truck to friends and family to use for all sorts of reasons....now no one can use it....I'm being stingy. I'll only let my wife drive it....but she don't wanna drive it....which is just fine by me. I can't say enough about just how great and reliable this truck is. I have the Iridem Metallic color and believe me when I'm driving around town I get plenty of thumbs up. The interior even beats out my Acura RDX for features and comfort. My advise is buy one....if you can get a 2016 buy it....Kelly Blue Book says the price for the 2016 is much better and lower than the 2017 for essentially the same exact vehicle.

By Pak Him

on Jun/09/16 07:04 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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Elevation Edition

I live in Canada and the Elevation Edition just arrived for 2016. Great looking truck with the Elevation package. Tons of compliments. The engine provides just enough power for how i use the truck and the cylinder management works great.

Shopped other trucks but no one else provides such a good looking truck in the same trim and price.

By Russ Vaughn

on May/13/16 08:47 AM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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2016 Sierra SLT 4WD

I loved this truck ...I say loved because I no longer have it. 2000 miles into ownership I had my first wreck of nearly 40 years of driving. My beautiful truck got T boned by a guy doing about 65 mph. My truck flipped with me in it and all the curtain airbags deployed along with OnStar immediately asking if I was ok. The other driver was taken to the hospital with injury's (He's doing good now) but I climbed out of the truck without a scratch. I hope that I never need the safety features on the GMC again but I can't say enough about them.
btw I am on my way to buy my next GMC now.

By Chad Hunt

on Feb/25/16 01:07 PM (UTC)

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500


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2016 GMC Denali Crew Cab 6.2

Just bought this truck last month and have been to the dealer three times for repair. First repair was changing 3 of the 4 tires due to excessive road force, the truck would jiggle very bad at 70mph. Second dealer visit the truck heater does not turn off, the dealer told me this is a common characteristic of this truck, no fix but the did tell me to leave the air on at all time I will get less gas mileage but it wont be so hot in the cab, Nice? Third Dealer visit was not big deal but come to find out GMC intellilink does not support iphone6. Basically I get a phone call it will shut off nav, radio, etc. and not return. I have to manually turn power back on to device. The most frustrating is randomly it will our of the blue start playing my phones music even if my daughter is watching a cartoon in back, music will just turn on from no where. Pretty nice experience thus far for a $62000 truck.


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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Problems Report:


  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Defects

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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    143.5 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    229.5 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    74.0 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    8.9 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    5440 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    45.3 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    66.0 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    40.9 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    65.7 Inches


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.42 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    four wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Leaf Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Front
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Terrain
  • Rear Tire Width
    285
  • Rear Tire Profile
    45
  • Rear Tire Speed Rating
    H



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    7
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Auto Dimming Side Mirrors
    Electrochromatic
  • Side Mirror Memory
    Includes Exterior Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Sun Sensor
    Yes
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    5.3L V8 16 Valve L83
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    solid axle
  • Fuel Capacity
    26.0 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $41,046
  • Private Seller Price
    $43,188
  • Dealer Price
    $44,804
  • Original MSRP
    $54,240


2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Problems Report:


  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews
  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Defects

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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    16 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    22 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    6 years / 100,000 miles
    5 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,406$1,455 $1,506$1,559 $1,613$7,539
Maintenance$0$69 $718$1,564 $2,859$5,210
Repairs$0$0 $152$362 $529$1,043
Taxes & Fees$4,895$361 $339$319 $302$6,216
Financing$1,535$1,216 $887$546 $195$4,379
Depreciation$10,477$3,446 $3,029$2,685 $2,410$22,047
Fuel$2,249$2,317 $2,386$2,458 $2,531$11,941
True Cost To Own ®$20,562$8,864 $9,017$9,493 $10,439$58,375

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 GMC Sierra 1500 NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 03/08/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle shakes & vibrates at speed i & other owners are reporting that condition leads to headaches, dizziness, and nausea. this truck is a replacement for a 2014 that exhibited same issues. 2014 was traded for 2016 with $$ assistance from gm when they did admit there was no fix for vibration issues. apparently vibration issues affect 2014, 2015, and now 2016 models. dealers are flooded with complaints and vehicles in for repair, but there is no repair available. gm is quietly doing buy backs or offering trade assistance. my 2016 is currently in the shop. gm factory reps have confirmed that my truck does suffer vibration issues. this issue also affects the chevy silverado, chevy tahoe, and gmc yukon. this is what gm built with tax payer money! i have detailed service reports for 2014 truck as well as correspondence from gm


Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): STEERING | SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I purchased my 2016 gmc sierra sle double cab on 9/13/2016. my truck begins to vibrate/shake at 40 mph and gets progressively worse to 70 mph. the shake can be felt in the drivers seat and floor. the center console shakes and shudders making me feel nauseous and dizzy while driving at hwy speeds. i returned the truck to the dealer within the first 500 miles. the wheels and tires where forced balanced with no relief and then all four tires were replaced. the wheels and tires i purchased with the vehicle were a dealer add of gm 22" wheels and tires. the vibration was not as apparent after the new tires were put on but now that i have put an additional 1700 miles on the truck, the vibration and shake is back as originally reported. during a 3 hour road trip on 11/2/2016 i had to stop and let my passanger continue the trip because i was ill from the shaking and vibrations. my sales person initially told me that what i was experiencing was how 22" wheels feel. i had a 2012 silverado lt z71 and a 2014 silverado lt that had large wheels and i did not have. any shaking or vibrations. i have made another appointment with another dealer to seek relief.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/04/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The quality/precision issues i am having with my vehicle are issues that should not be happening to a $50,000 vehicle. the engine has a rough idle when it is first started up. after the vehicle warms up the rough idle gets worse. it gets even worse while i am driving it and i come to a stop sign or red light. the rough idle vibrates the entire vehicle. the rough idle is at its worse when i stop after having driven on the highway for several hours. i bought this new vehicle because my previous vehicle was totaled in an automobile accident when someone t-boned me in my 2007 gmc yukon xl. my yukon had approximately 200,000 miles and did not have a rough idle or vibrate like my 2016 sierra does. i know the technology is totally different than my 2007 but it should at least idle as good as if not better than my 2007 yukon that had 200,000 miles, but it does not. there is also a hesitation when accelerating from a stop that is getting worse with every additional mile i put on the vehicle. the hesitation is so bad at times i worry the engine is going to stall out on me. it feels/sounds like the cylinders are loading up with too much fuel and are not firing correctly. the stoichiometric ratio is not correct. at times, it feels like a miss. my fuel mileage is also decreasing. in the very beginning i was averaging around 19 miles per gallon and now i am averaging around 17 miles per gallon. i have tried different octane levels of mostly sunoco and bp fuels with no noticeable change in fuel mileage or engine performance except for the above-mentioned conditions getting worse. i am worried this rich mixture will cause premature failure of the catalytic converter and o2 sensor. i am also concerned the excess carbon could build up around the valves causing additional problems down the road after the warranty expires.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/07/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 gmc sierra 1500. when the shifter was engaged, the vehicle did not register the correct gear and failed to move. when the vehicle did recognize the correct gear, it accelerated unintentionally. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission was defective and parts in the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. the vehicle was returned to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was approximately 150. updated 10/18/16*lj


Date Complaint Filed: 07/07/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I bought a new 2015 gmc sierra 4x4 from bob king auto in wilmington nc with 0 mile's on it very expensive truck. you can't see at night to drive the headlight's the headlight's have no distance to them maybe 25 ft. and no side vision in other word's you can't see the side of the road also if it's raining at night you can't see anything terrible headlights! my truck was like this when we bought it new in 2015 and i have been trying since then to resolve this issue with general motor's corporate in detroit mi. the dealership has tried to fix this problem twice and this made the problem worse. in my opinion gm should issue a recall on these trucks before someone get's hurt or worse while trying to see with these defective headlights.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/23/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

One day the power steering wouldn't work at all for several trips. i would turn the truck on and a service warning message would display stating "have your power steering serviced" the next day the power steering quit working while in the middle of a turn. received the same warning as i received several times the day before.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/17/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN | STEERING | SUSPENSION

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This vehicle suffers from the notorious chevy shakes that is aflicting 2014/2015/2016 gm 1500s. i returned truck one business day after buying it for shaking problems. the shaking/vibrating was felt in the steering wheel, gas pedal, and seat of your pants. they said tires were out of balance. picked up truck to find it still did it the next time out at high way speeds 55-70 mph. 2nd trip to the dealer for shaking they said tires needed balanced and i had 1 bad tire they replaced. took truck on another highway trip and problem was still there, shaking same as listed above. 3rd trip to dealer fror same thing, they said tire they installed as a replacement was bad? replaced tire and said truck is fixed. took truck on highway same speeds still shakes. vibrating/shaking steering wheel numbs your hands while driving an hour or more on freeway, shakes felt from seat make my 12 year old daughter feel like shes going to throw up if she doesnt get out of truck, wife gets headaches from it and on 2 trips of 2.5 hrs in duration i was physically ill and had to go to bed. the shaking vibrating is like riding upon a massage chair or vibrating motel bed, its horrible. on line there are published articles easily found if you google chevy shakes and just read the complaints. ive submitted the required 4th repair attempt to gm before i can and will lemon law mine but a much bigger preoblem is going on that isnt being looked at with these trucks. http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2016/03/the-mysterious-chevy-shake-is-affecting-pickup-trucks-now-too.html


Date Complaint Filed: 08/04/2016

Component(s): STEERING | SUSPENSION | WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I purchased a new gmc sierra from royal automotive gmc in vestavia, al on may 12, 2016. since the time of purchase, there has been a vibration present, and noticeable at speeds above 60 mph. i have taken the vehicle in to royal three times and they have yet to remedy this issue. while obviously annoying, the issue causes me headaches, and i question whether it could lead to safety issues. i'm currently working directly with gm on the issue, but there is still no resolution.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/13/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

A week after purchasing my new 2016 gmc sierra denali 1500 short bed i began noticing a strong vibration/shake that could be felt while in motion at highway speeds between 75-80mph. the flatter the road the stronger the vibration can be felt at these speeds. i have brought it in twice to the dealership i bought it from and once to another dealership yielding no fix to the problem. actually, i have been told there is no problem and that is how the truck rides. i have also been told my expectations for a pickup truck "unrealistic." when the front and passenger seats physically shake at the speeds mentioned i find it very hard to believe that there is no issue with the vehicle and that my expectation should be considered unrealistic. driving the truck long distances on the highway is unpleasant at best creating at times feelings of nausea. i have zero confidence the issue will be addressed, but wanted to air my complaint for other potential buyers. this truck is supposed to be the top of the line and i absolutely regret buying it with this persistent problem present that nobody wants to address.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/22/2016

Component(s): SUSPENSION | WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The 2016 gmc sierra has a constant vibration which is felt through the seats and the steering wheel. the condition is identical to those submitted for the 2014 and 2015 gmc and chevrolet models






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