The GMC Sierra (and its Chevrolet Silverado twin) will be replaced this fall by a truck based on the new Chevrolet Tahoe. The 2004 Z71 Silverado that we tested had a stiff, choppy ride. Other trim lines ride slightly better. Braking is adequate, and fit and finish is unimpressive. The powertrain isn't as smooth as competing models from Toyota or Nissan.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Sierra 1500 will be much less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Clock

"clock doesn't work continues to revert to 12:00 & interior lights and radio don't shut off when door is opened then closed"

Anonymous, KS (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The relay for the tail lights and blinkers malfunctioned"

Anonymous, MD (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Running lights replaced"

Anonymous, NV (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.0-L V8)
Gauges

"replaced oil pressure guage"

Anonymous, IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"instrument panels lighting randomly dims or brightens, or all or some of the backlighting shuts off. dealership unable to locate and resolve the problem. also affects exterior lights at times."

Anonymous, MO (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Interior gauges and heating system stopped working. Heat system fan only works on high. Gauges for speed, etc stopped working."

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)

"Speedometer and oil gauge ceased to work"

Anonymous, CA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3-L V6)
Headlights

"Randomly my headlights would flicker and dim. Probably 60 to 70 percent of the time they worked great. It is very disconcerting to have your headlights flicker as you are driving down the road in the dark. They never went out though."

Anonymous, KS (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"water got inside the headlight and broke it"

Anonymous, NY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE)

"Needed to upgrade headlights & running lights & fuses"

Anonymous, KY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

"They stopped working several years ago."

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)

"Several attempts to fix. Unable"

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Sierra 1500)
Interior lights

"Back lighting in dash and steering wheel are burning out. Bulbs are soldered rather than plug-in. Replaced steering wheel switches. Other lights will just have to out."

Chris H., AL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"They dimmed as the headlights would dim. Not necessarily at the same time but sometime both happended at the same time. They never went out though."

Anonymous, KS (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Interior lights don't shut down with opening and closing of door after engine is turned off"

Anonymous, KS (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE)

"Some dashboard and steering wheel instrument lights not working"

Anonymous, AB (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"When door was removed to replace window, door light came off and black sealing material was all over the door panel"

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Blitering and peeling due to rust"

Art P., ON (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)

"Top of vehicle paint fading, peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)
Rust

"Rocker panela rusted both sides of vehicle"

Richard Z., NY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Rust on frame. Some likely due to previous owner's use towing boat and launching in ocean. Unsightly. But a cross beam was re-placed, required welding under bed of truck. $$"

Anonymous, CT (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Rocker panels , fender wheel wells and bumpers rusted in two years"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"tHE RUST PATTEN ON THIS VEHICLE IS ON ALL FOUR WHEEL AREAS - ABOVE THE WHEEL. iT IS A HALF MOON SHAPED RUSTING AND CORRODING AREA. I HAVE SEEN THIS ON OTHER SIERRAS THE SAME AS MINE. I DO BELIEVE IT TO BE A MANUFACTURING DEFECT. i CALLED GM HEADQUARTERS ABOUT THE PROBLEM BEING SO VISIBLE ON MANY SIERRAS, BUT THEY NATURALLY SAID THERE WAS NO MANUFACTURING PROBLEM. i THINK CR SHOULD CONTACT THEM TO ASK ABOUT THAT PROBLEM."

Anonymous, VT (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 6.0-L V8)

"ROCKER PANELS ARE RUSTED THROUGH. I HAD TO REPLACE THE TAILGATE DUE TO RUST."

Richard Z., NY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Obviously poorly painted/treated body. the rust spread quickly and severely to the point pieces of body are falling off"

Anonymous, MO (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Truck box is disintegrating"

Art P., ON (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)

"seems that the GMC Sierra typically has a rust significant rust problem. doesn't pose any problem in operation but looks terrible"

Thomas B., CT (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Lower panel on both sides"

Anonymous, IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"support cross beam rusted loose. welded new cross support repair cost more than $1000"

Thomas B., CT (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"I paid $6,000. to have the rusty rocker panels repaired. Also, engine and brake line components had to be replaced due to rust"

C M., NY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Rocker panel completely gone due to rust, this seems to be a continuing problem for GM our older GMC pickup has the same issues, also rear bumper has holes through it"

Bernard D., OH (2006 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

"gear box input shaft seal leaking steering pump and lines leaking due to corosion"

Tony B., ME (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"cooling radiator linking"

Anonymous, IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Pump had to be replaced, very costly"

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Leaks in hoses & pump replacement"

Thomas B., ME (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Leaking R & P unit causing poor steering"

Anonymous, WI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Crunching feel in steering wheel wirth turn left on steering wheel. Problem was design problem in steering wheel shaft. Portion of the shaft replaced with nylon bushing componet at my expense even though it was a faulty design defect"

Anonymous, DE (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"During warranty period they said it was fine and to ignore the noise once out of warranty it needed to be replaced for safety they said"

Anonymous, WI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Tie rods

"Tie rods were prematurly worn. Replacement was a safety factor and failed the annual inspection. Replacement cost over $800.00 as touch much"

R C., NC (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Left front wheel bearing was growls and I drove to dealer for repair."

Joseph P., FL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8-L V8)

"Wheel bearing failure was causing intermittent ABS "chatter""

Anonymous, NH (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"The left front wheel bearing went out at around 98,000 miles. The dealer replaced it with a life time bearing. Of coarse I had to pay for it"

James R., WI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"I had to replace the two front wheel hubs"

Anonymous, IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)

"Replaced 2 right-side front wheel hubs within 12 miles. Bad wheel bearings. Also inoperative speed sensors"

Anonymous, PA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

"This is the second time we had to replace the front driver side wheelbearing, the first time it caught on fire"

Anonymous, WI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-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 Electronics Module failed and the mechanic said that this is common on this vehicle"

Stuart B., LA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"soft pedal, ABS system had to have air removed from system"

Jace A., MA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"ABS works when it shouldn't"

Anonymous, TN (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"sensing device failed"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8-L V8)
Master cylinder

"Had info on dashboard"‿check brake systems Repaired it the next day"

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Failure of master cylinder"

Anonymous, MA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal brake wear"

Anonymous, GA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

"Had to replace all brake fluid lines...rusted out"

Anonymous, NH (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"front brake wear to low miles"

Anonymous, CO (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes suddenly stopped working due to leak in a rusted brake line! These brake lines have failed in the past."

Ilona S., MA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"normal wear"

Anonymous, CO (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Rotors

"Old age"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500)

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)

"Check engine light stays on. Had many parts replaced by professionals but to no avail. The light come back on after each repair."

Sid S., MS (2006 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Engine CK light comes on and had to replace a Emission gas return pump. Engine light came back on and have no idea whats wrong this time"

George W., WA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Fuel cap

"Every time we take it to the emissions testing facility, it fails."

Anonymous, MD (2006 GMC Sierra 1500)

"changed fuel cap but chk eng light came back on"

R K., WA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Just recently started. Guage nettle does not move and low fuel light is on. Presently, monitor fuel usage."

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"FUEL TANK PRESSURE SENSOR FAILURE. YOU HAVE TO DROP THE FUEL TANK TO REPLACE. POOR DESIGN."

Richard Z., NY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Check engine light illuminated. OBD II reader identified the problem."

Anonymous, LA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"O2 sensors failed at about 120000 miles. Pretty routine"

Anonymous, GA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

"Had to replace"

Anonymous, IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"check engine light keeps coming on"

R K., WA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)

"Sensor indicated "check engine light". Fuel cap check was too sensitive, but after 2 service checks, a sensor was finally found to be at fault & was changed"

Anonymous, LA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)

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 began to be noisy and was told that it was coming apart. It needs to be replaced to the tune of $1250. I now have needed air but no A/C for comfort."

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Compressor went out, after repaired it still goes on and off regularly even when first turned on."

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"AC running and cold than heater comes on. You have to turn the truck off and back on to get the ac back on. Sometimes the fan won't work. Same thing, turn truck off and back on."

Chris A., LA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"The air-conditioner will start blowing hot air. This is an annoying intermittent issue. Have tried to repair. Not an easy accessible fix. Tried and it worked for a while but did not last. Will respond for a while if temp lever is readjusted. Frustrating, but not worth the effort to take the time and effort to get to the parts to replace the thermostat."

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)

"Blender valve required replacing"

Anonymous, TX (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"gate valve not operating"

Kay S., SC (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.0-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower will not operate on selection 2 and 5."

Sid S., MS (2006 GMC Sierra 1500)

"In addition, the fan motor stopped working requiring replacement"

Kenneth C., TX (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Fan does not work on highest setting. There is a recall for this but I have not pursued it because the cab area is so small the highest setting is never needed anyway"

James C., NC (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)
Electrical failure

"The electrical wiring (connector) going to the resistor and relay for the fan melted. I had to replace the resistor/relay assembly and vehicle wiring connector"

Kenneth C., TX (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Heated seats turns them self on. I had to unplug them."

Chris A., LA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-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

Doors or sliding doors

"NOISY AND SQUEAKY DOOR LOCKS"

Anonymous, VT (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 6.0-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate has completely rusted out. I had to remove it."

Ilona S., MA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Latch won’t latch unless tailgate is slammed shut several times"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Tailgate latch breaks regularly and needs to be fixed"

Anonymous, NM (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Tail gate latch stopped working. Had to be repaired"

C M., NY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Windows

"Right rear window mechanism had to be replaced, tailgate latch breaks regularly, paint on roof has faded"

Anonymous, NM (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Left rear window quit operating"

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Definitely should not have failed at around 75000. No extreme use conditions at all"

Anonymous, OK (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Mechanic said it was cheaper to replace the transmission than fix the old one."

Joe C., CA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"bad shift from first to second required replacement"

Joe C., CA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Mechanic said new transmission vs. a take-apart would be cheaper"

Joe C., CA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Bad torque converter led to decision to rebuild transmission as a precaution and a fair cost at the local shop"

Anonymous, OK (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)

"I work construction and drive to Chicago from the suburbs every day. Lots of stop and go traffic.Last June on the way into work I heard a noise and the trans started slipping. Made it to work and back home.Took it in to a trans shop and had a complet"

Gary N., IL (2006 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

Other/unsure

"Gears were not installed properly. Had them replaced twice and adjusted once. Was covered by warranty"

Gary E., AB (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The seal around the truck top had to be replaced twice now. It doesn't appear to stay 'stuck on' in certain areas. Went to 2 different places and it still comes out the same after it's replaced"

Cathy C., IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE)

"i just did"

Craig W., OR (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Seals around sun roof failed, and rain leaked/poured in"

Anonymous, GA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"There was a problem with one of the back tires. The area around it had to be replaced"

Cathy C., IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE)
Wind noise

"Door seals/window seals in extended cab are shot. LOTS of noise/dust"

Craig W., OR (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 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

Coolers and lines

"My trans line started to leak in January. They were rusted out due to all of the salt they use here in the Midwest"

Gary N., IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Rough shifting

"tranny yoke shifting rough. dealer stated they would replace but the roughness would remain, it still is rough (audible noise up and down shifting)"

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)

"minor shifting issue between first & 2nd gear"

Joe C., CA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Slam-shifts in early gears"

Joe C., CA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"4 wheel drive shift motor malfunction, replaced the wiring harness to the shift motor"

Steven S., CA (2006 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

4WD/AWD components

"Control units for 4WD system failed and had to be replaced"

Judy S., CO (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Switch on 4X4 system had to be replaced even though the system claimed a pump needed to be replaced. This problem is a large problem for GMC 4X4's with little information from GMC on the subject. Private mechanic fixed the problem"

George W., WA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Electrical glitches like fasten seat belt warning, intermitant fog lights,"

Richard Z., NY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Transfer case

"Wear and tear, required rebuilding"

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Engineer is leaking oil in cylinder creating smoking"

Anonymous, GA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Camshaft wear"

Walter B., TX (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"started burning oil. replaced engine"

Lloyd A., LA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Flat spots on camshaft"

Anonymous, TX (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Can't identify the problem with the computer readout. Light on all the time. Truck runs"

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"slight knock from collapsed lifter, completed full engine rebuild due to mileage, rather than just lifter replacement"

Anonymous, KY (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"When we start the engine the cylinders are rattling. We have used additives and helped for short time. We will be replacing engine or rebuilding"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"two exhaust mtg bolts broke off"

Anonymous, WI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0-L V8)
Other/unsure

"airbag light on, all the tme"

Anonymous, IL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Antifreeze is leaking could be in connection with the engine problem"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500)
Radiator

"radiator clamps were installed incorrectly"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8-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 dies when parked for more than a couple weeks"

Anonymous, CO (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Starter

"After sitting for approximately 24 hours, vehicle would not start, nor even try"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

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

"factory installed cd system needed major repair after 6 years and now does not work at all"

Anonymous, CA (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3-L V6)
Speakers

"Three of the four speakers in the stereo system abruptly stopped working at the same time. One of the three attempted a comeback but failed"

Anonymous, BC (2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3-L V6)

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
WHEELS
Dec 17, 2007
WHEEL SEPARATION CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL REPLACEMENT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES WITH THE BRAND NAMES: NATIONAL, CARQUEST P/NOS. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, AND 515060, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 23, 2006, AND DECEMBER 20, 2007, SOLD FOR LIGHT DUTY AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS. THE INBOARD RETENTION NUT USED TO MAINTAIN HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN AN ABS LIGHT INDICATION, NOISE, AND/OR WHEEL SEPARATION.
What should you do:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE HUB ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL TOLL-FREE AT 877-489-6659.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO REPLACEMENT NATIONAL, CARQUEST WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS OR FORD.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E106000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 130000
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Jun 06, 2006
IF STOPPING DISTANCE IS LIMITED, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL NATIONAL AND CARQUEST AFTERMARKET HUB ASSEMBLIES, P/N 515058, SOLD FOR USE ON 2001-2006 GENERAL MOTORS 1500 AND 2500 4WD TRUCKS. ON THE SUBJECT HUB ASSEMBLIES, THE ABS SENSOR CORD DEPARTS FROM THE HUB ASSEMBLY AT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE. AS A RESULT, THERE IS A FIT ISSUE WITH THE BRAKE ROTOR DUST SHIELD INTERFERING WITH THE ABS SENSOR CORD. IF THE HUB ASSEMBLY IS INSTALLED DESPITE THIS INTERFERENCE, THE GAP BETWEEN THE ABS SENSOR AND THE TONE WHEEL MAY BE ALTERED. THIS MAY WEAKEN THE OUTPUT OF THE ABS SENSOR. DIMINISHED OUTPUT COULD RESULT IN AN UNWANTED ABS ACTIVATION AT LOW SPEEDS AND STOPPING DISTANCE COULD BE AFFECTED.
What should you do:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY ITS OWNERS AND WILL EITHER CREDIT THE CUSTOMERS ACCOUNT OR REPLACE THE UNIT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2006. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-563-8507 EXT 3530.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET NATIONAL AND CARQUEST HUB ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6800
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
May 19, 2006
THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE AN INADEQUATE SEAL AT THE CONNECTION, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO A FUEL LEAK. IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS, FRAM BRAND NAME P/N G3727, WITH DATE CODES X52911 THROUGH X60801 SEQUENTIALLY OR X600141 AND A MEXICO COUNTRY OR ORIGIN MARKING ON THE FUEL FILTER HOUSING MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 18, 2005, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2006, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE AND ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES. (TO SEE THE SCHOOL BUS ENGINE SIZES, CLICK ON "DOCUMENT SEARCH" AND THEN "BUS APPLICATIONS"). THE CONNECTOR ON THE FUEL FILTER WAS NOT MANUFACTURED TO HONEYWELL'S SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, THE O-RING MAY NOT SEAT CORRECTLY ON THE FUEL LINE.
What should you do:
HONEYWELL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 18, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FRAM CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-890-2075 (OPTION 1).
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET FRAM FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E043000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88303
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