2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews, Ratings, Prices - Consumer Reports
GM's full-sized Sierra and similar Chevrolet Silverado improved markedly last year. Compared with the last generation, engines are smaller but more powerful and economical. The ride is more comfortable, and the design of the interior is more refined. In extended-cab models, the rear seating has improved dramatically. A fourth door is available for 2000.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
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0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
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Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
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Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
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Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
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Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
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Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
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Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
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Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
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Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
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CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2010. Side air bags standard from 2010.
Model Summary
GM's full-sized Sierra and similar Chevrolet Silverado improved markedly last year. Compared with the last generation, engines are smaller but more powerful and economical. The ride is more comfortable, and the design of the interior is more refined. In extended-cab models, the rear seating has improved dramatically. A fourth door is available for 2000. Four-wheel-drive models offer an optional Autotrac system, which can remain engaged in standby mode and divert traction to the front wheels as needed--a welcome first in pickups.
Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD, Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.3-liter V6 (200 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (270 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (285 hp)
  • 6-liter V8 (300 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I bought this vehicle new 17 years ago and the clear coat started peeling off after sitting outside in the weather for 17 year. I had it painted and it now looks brand new"

Harold S., KY (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Hood paint is pealing"

Craig C., NC (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.7-L V8)

"The pain on the hood as started to plear"

Leslie E., UT (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)

"I find it appalling that car manufacturing companies put such lousy paint jobs on these vehicles. My truck would look like new if not for the clearcoat and paint deterioration on the hood, roof and top side rear fenders (I have the sport side rear wheel fenders). For that reason I would not purchase another GMC. I take care of my vehicles and drive them a long time, and should have to spend thousands to have the truck repainted to look like presentable."

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"Paint cracked and pealed"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Rust

"No significant rust problem until holes in the bed caused frame to start rusting about a year ago. Remarkable how many years it took for rust to start causing problems. Would have lasted longer if more attention to maintenance was performed"

Anonymous, MD (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

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Anonymous, ME (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)

"rust spots just below the door on both sides"

Boyd H., ID (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)

"The brake lines of my 18 year old truck rusted out, leaving the truck without brakes."

Anonymous, MO (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"There is quite a bit of rust all along the bottom and it was only outside for one year of it's life"

Anonymous, MN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Rust below all doors in the rocker panels"

Anonymous, WV (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Rocker panel on right side has 3\4 inch rust hole showing. Had rocker panel replaced on the left sidetwo years ago"

Anonymous, KS (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"All wheel wells and rocker panels had to be replaced"

John F., ME (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)

"It is rusting but is because we live in Central Wisconsin and it is starting to rust because of the salt on the roads in the winter. Have to expect it, the truck is 15 years old"

Anonymous, WI (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"I caused the rusting by putting the truck in a snow pile in my side yard."

Allen T., UT (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 6.0-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS system stopped working about 2 years ago. I still have brakes, but the ABS is not working"

Anonymous, ID (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"repaired under r4ecall....happened again & again"

Anonymous, ON (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)

"ABS warning light comes on after car warns up. Dealership says ABS is working properly and that I probably have a "computer problem"?"

Stephen N., FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"The ABS sensor/switch was intermittently failing"

Anonymous, ME (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"control module failure"

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"abs system operating at slow speed when braking and when on firm dry ground...This was fixed with new sensor kit and hubs"

Anonymous, ME (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)
Calipers

"leaking"

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)

"were locked up, needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"The brakes had to be replaced in conjunction with correcting the rotor issue"

Anonymous, TN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"This truck is a 1997 GMC Sierra 1500. Your survey did not allow me to enter the info on this year of truck. After 172,000 miles the brake lines had rusted out and all brake lines failed requiring all the lines to be replaced. Brake pads and rotors were also replaced. The brake sensor failed causing the ABS to engage prematurely."

Anonymous, TN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.7-L V8)

"Brake fluid leak"

Anonymous, IA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"premature brake line ruptures"

Anonymous, ON (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)
Rotors

"The rotors where out of round...when braking the truck would shake..dont think it was faulty just normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, TN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"Replaced them at 70000"

Dennis S., CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The compressor died out and I have the option to change it or not, so I am still debating because it's kind of costly"

Anonymous, CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Unsure 4.7-L V8)

"it went out. Had is replaced. works great now"

Rodney S., ID (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"Same as previous answer"

Howard W., MB (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Speed regulator shorted out. Have they ever made a good one in any year?"

Deborah D., IL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)
Condenser

"Meeded to replace. Quit condensing"

William S., CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Evaporator

"Evaporator operation was marginal, has to replace"

William S., CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Heater system

"Something was plug , preventing the system to heat"

Anonymous, (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"The heater will not switch cool to heat. I was told by a mechanic that the tab on the damper is broken, the solonoid ,motor works but it does not change the control"

Howard W., MB (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Mechanic caused leak when replacing gauges. Truck dealer fixed problem and also replaced another part that was affecting the performance of the A/C. (Don't remember name of part)"

Robert B., AZ (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.7-L V8)

"front seal on compresser"

Deborah D., IL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)

"GMC trucks don't have a very reliable AC system. Had to change the entire system before they found the refrigerant leak was under the dash. I love GMC trucks but had problems like this with my 1996 also."

Jim H., OK (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Severe wind noise around driver side door"

Michael H., IN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Leaking coming through rear window gasket. Can't locate the weak spot."

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)

"seals old dried 0ut"

Christopher T., ME (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Air leak around door and windows!!"

Anonymous, PA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Passenger side door weather stripping falls down and door doesn't seal well"

Anonymous, NV (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"The weather stripping has never really stopped the traffic noise nor has it stayed in place for the last 5 years"

Anonymous, ID (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Rain water leaks into the cab through the roof mounted brake light housing"

Anonymous, DE (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rusted /Broken fuel tank straps"

R M., IN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Wind noise

"Excessive wind noise"

Anonymous, NV (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"worn out"

Christopher T., ME (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"Drivers window have bad scratches from vertical work inside door. Don't know how or why it was caused but will need to replace glass in window"

Donna F., SC (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.7-L V8)
Mirrors

"Power mirror control switch"

Craig C., NC (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.7-L V8)
Seat controls - movement

"The driver's seat slides back and forth about three inches with every stop and start. Very annoying. Would have to replace the worm gear on the seat."

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"back door latch broke. needed to replace it"

Anonymous, PA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The lock striker on the tailgate has a fiber sleeve that breaks down and results in a loose tailgate closure"

Anonymous, MN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)

"Tailgate latch and handle loose and has to be lifted very carefully and straight up then lift the tailgate itself to get it to come down"

Donna F., SC (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.7-L V8)
Windows

"Drivers side power window lift assembly broke. Replaced assembly"

Stephen N., FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Power window's motor went out which seems to be a common occurrence"

Denis B., LA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 6.0-L V8)

"Window motors died"

John F., ME (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Failed California's smog test. Replaced solenoid, then passed"

Sharon B., CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

"The low fuel light keeps going off and back on.I have had the the fuel pump and fuel sender changed twice and it keeps failing. It cost over $600.00 to change. I am just going to drive it like it is."

Ann J., AL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.7-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Low fuel level in tank where pump is located caused its failure."

Anonymous, KS (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"had the original fuel pump and one day a light came on my message center after filling it with gas. the light only came on when idealing."

Anonymous, CT (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"buddy was driving it and the truck stopped working...turned out the fuel pump stopped working"

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Had to replace fuel pump twice. Just so you know, this is a 1997 model not a 2000 model. Your model year list did not go back to 1997 and I couldn't continue to survey without entering a valid year. :("

Gary L., OK (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"lost pressure"

Robert W., FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.7-L V8)

"Fuel pump failed completely"

P S., AL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

"There was a power steering fluid leak that required replacing the return hoses"

Anonymous, TX (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"There was a power steering fluid leak that required replacing the return hoses"

Anonymous, TX (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL)

"Power steering went out - was fixed and is fine. After nearly 15 years that is the only thing that has gone wrong with this vehicle. It is EXTREMELY reliable. That's why I still have it"

Anonymous, CO (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"I noticed a spot on the drive way and the tire tech noticed a leak so I asked my GM rep to have it checked. Discovered the part was leaking and had to be replaced. The problem has been resolved and for the age of the vehicle, wasn't too expensive."

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"very loose steering experience"

Gary L., OK (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Because of the faulty design, the steering column bearing gets hot from the engine compartment and causes the grease in the bearing to break down and the column becomes somewhat lose feeling and when going over any bump or when coming to a stop and turning the steering wheel has a small clunk feel. I had the first one fixed while still under warranty at about 28,000 miles. And it happened again after warranty, and was told by service rep it was because of the faulty design, so it looks like I would have to pay every time it goes bad. Which seemed to be about every 25,000 to 30,000 miles."

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"leakage in rack and pinion..replaced and alignment followed"

Bill H., WA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)

"Worn Idler Arm"

Anonymous, NC (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"speedometer and cruise intermittently stopped working"

Donald M., FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Left front running light burns out often"

Anonymous, SC (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"The turn lights went out and it coast $550 to repair"

Leslie E., UT (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)
Gauges

"Dashboard lights failed. Took several tries to get rebuilt gauge system installed. Gas gauge still does not work--needs in-tank sensor replaced--dealer recommended against same due to age of vehicle"

Robert B., AZ (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.7-L V8)

"I had to change my cluster my park,drive,reverse,etc.went out ,I took it to GMC,and they wanted 500.00 to fix it,I went on line and found a place that replaces the circuit board for your Cluster for 129.00 guaranteed for life,see how these dealers"

Dennis S., CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)
Headlights

"Lamp faces continued turning yellow and I became tired of using commercial cleaners and purchased a complete new set and installed them myself"

Richard S., AZ (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Headlight sensor failed causing the battery to drain and be replaced."

Anonymous, TN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"Lifter knock when stared but goes away in 3 or 4 minutes"

Anonymous, OK (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Valve lifters are noisy on start-up but stops once oil is pumped thru engine. Not bad enough to repair at this point."

Anonymous, KY (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

"One or more valve lifters rattle at start up, but quiet down after one minute"

A E., NM (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"valve cover gasket leak"

Anonymous, FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"Oil pan & engine seal"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"Oil pan gasket failed causing oil leak. Repair required extensive labor charges"

Anonymous, KS (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The CD player starting giving me problems lately. It sometimes will not play and it will not change tracks. I assume there are belts inside that have probably stretched or dry rotted after 17 years. I plan to have it repaired"

Harold S., KY (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"CD player fails to eject CDs most of the time"

Judith P., WI (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Radio

"Fm radio lost volume, can not hear with volume all the way up. Am is ok."

William B., FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"FM quit working. Am was ok. I replaced the radio."

William B., FL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Speakers

"The large speakers are cracked and rattle with bass"

Anonymous, WV (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Driver side front speaker is inoperable, passenger side rear speaker is inoperable."

Judith P., WI (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Old"

Anonymous, TX (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"rear bolts on both sides rusted out"

Anonymous, BC (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Pipes

"rusted out because of age"

Lee W., BC (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"tail pipe come disconnected from muffler"

Ron F., ON (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.7-L V8)

"Muffler and pipes needed fixed for inspection. Fixed and were then fine."

Kathleen R., PA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"It wouldn't go into reverse."

Anonymous, CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission was replaced because it was constantly shifting when pulling a trailer behind it and mechanic said it needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, SD (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"I cannot describe the problem; this is my husband's vehicle & I did not get involved in the amount of work that needed to be done. I just know that reverse went out"

Anonymous, KS (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"It wouldn't shift into reverse easily. Required goosing the engine to get into reverse with a sudden jerk. Forward gears OK. some debris was found in the trans pan. Replaced it (at 159K miles) with a GM rebuilt with 3 year warranty with labor included."

Anonymous, CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Stick...linkage broke and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"Reverse went out"

Anonymous, KS (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Rough shifting

"trans and torque converter rebuilt at 87000 due to extreme rough shifting under 7yr, 100k extended warranty. Just traded the 2000 GMC for a 2015 rig. Except for the 4L60E AT, it was the best vehicle I've ever owned. It was in excellent shape except"

Anonymous, CA (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"When the automatic transmission heats up after 20 miles of driving, the shifts become very hard , and I have to let the transmission cool before I can proceed. The transmission shop wants $2800 to rebuild the transmission , model 4L60E"

Anonymous, DE (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery was 7 years old when I replaced it this year. I was able to drive it to service center. Replaced Duralast gold with another Duralast gold."

Anonymous, KY (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)
Engine harness

"Squirrels chewed thru the electrical harness underneath the truck"

A E., NM (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"when the weather was damp the truck would not start"

Anonymous, NL (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)

"Plug wires were old so replaced them and spark plugs"

David H., NV (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"I feel a vibration in the gas pedal on frequent occasions. It is more noticeable in cold weather. It is less pronounced during warm weather. Exhaust sys- tem vibration has been ruled out"

Anonymous, MN (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)
Transfer case

"Oil seal leaking"

Anonymous, MO (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Needed new hoses"

Marc W., NV (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Water pump

"Needed to be replaced"

Marc W., NV (2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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