The Sierra and its Chevrolet Silverado twin are well-rounded pickups with an available full-time 4WD system and generous payload capacity. Ride quality is decent with the Z85 suspension and handling is secure with standard ESC. High-end models have very good interior fit and finish, but all have simple controls. A luxurious Sierra Denali model has permanent AWD and a powerful 6.2-liter V8.
Alerts
There are 4 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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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"door moldings peeling back"

Randy D., NH (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Steering wheel and radio buttons are delaminating"

Anonymous, RI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)

"During the winter, the dash cracked just to the left of the glove compartment. During my research, I discovered this has been a problem on these vehicles. However, although GM is aware of this issue, they tell everyone, it is not a problem."

Anonymous, PA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"One door only paint chips and appears paint is not adhering properly to door"

Joanne P., AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Large paint flakes are starting to fall off around the rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, ME (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Metal and paint around the wheel wells started to rust and paint was flaking"

Anonymous, ME (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"paint peeling wheel wells, fenders and doors"

Anonymous, ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8-L V8)

"The paint is peeling around the bottom of the doors."

Ralph K., MN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)
Rust

"The passenger side front door has completely rusted through at the bottom of the door just outside of the rust perforation warranty. The driver's side rear door was found to be holding several cups of water because the drains had clogged up"

Scott W., MD (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 6.2-L V8)

"Surface rust on front and rear chrome bumpers"

Anonymous, AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Front bumper has been replaced three times with surface rust. Twice replaced under warranty and third time after a collision"

Anonymous, AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Rust around trailer electrical connection"

Chris K., IL (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Front bumper has surface rust. Replaced twice and buffed out once"

Joanne P., AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"I did not purchase a special protective coating from the dealership. There is now surface rust in some of the doorsills. I feel the two are directly related"

Anonymous, SK (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"tailgate seam started rusting in first year less than 12000 miles also tailgate handle latch was pitting due to rust and chrome on grill was disappearing due to the wind I would guess the drivers side door rubber seal was cracked enough to have it re"

Anonymous, ME (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Excessive amt of frame rust and fender are showing rust spots"

J K., PA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Rust in an area around the light fixture in the back middle of the cab. Body shop told me they could not fix it."

Anonymous, TX (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8-L V8)

"Rust where the paint is peeling."

Ralph K., MN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The mounting on the rear tail light on left side was loose so the lights would not stay on. Had to replace the entire light assembly as the part it was to screw into had stripped out"

Anonymous, TX (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8-L V8)

"Switch poorly placed consequently gets left on draining battery"

Anonymous, VT (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Unsure 4.8-L V8)
Gauges

"Some of them don't read properly until vehicle is restarted"

Anonymous, NH (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Headlights

"Bulb went dead"

Anonymous, MO (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 6.2-L V8)

"replaced both headlights twice"

Fred A., GA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Headlights and dash lights fluctuate as you drive ( slow strobe effect ) which the dealer cannot solve. The vehicle is no longer under warrenty"

A K., CT (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

"The truck was designed so that you have to take the entire front grill off and remove a wheel to change the headlight. Very difficult to do without taking the truck to a dealer for a new bulb"

Anonymous, VA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

"Control Modules located under the seats. Very expensive for the part and the time it takes to replace it"

Vaughn E., AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)
Interior lights

"dash lights sometimes do not light up"

Randy D., NH (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Were not coming on at night especially"

Wayne M., SK (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure monitor in 1 wheel failed at the same time a faulty ignition wire shorted"

Dan H., FL (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Warning lights

"wire broke loose going to a sensor"

Guy E., IL (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 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)

"There was a leak in the connection to the emission canister a few years ago that someone tried to fix. It had a very slow leak that caused to check engine light to turn on every month or so. In trying to fix it myself, I bought a sensor from Advanced Auto. I took the truck in for repair when I could not fix the problem. It took 2 visits, but they eventually stopped the leak. Just after that the part that I bought from Advanced Auto went bad. I relearned a good lesson there"

David Y., IN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Was going 60mph when suddenly I was going 20mph, almost getting rear ended. The throttle body needed to be replaced. The truck had only 18500 miles on it. I paid $450 to fix it. This happened on 2/28/2015. I am waiting to hear from GMC for reimbursem"

Anonymous, MN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Fuel pump

"$750 for a 3 year old truck too expenses"

Anonymous, ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Fuel leak from tank module due to corrosion on fuel lines and module"

Pedro C., NS (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)

"Metal retainer that holds fuel pump in place rusted and was leaking."

Anonymous, ME (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"At very cold temperatures (0 F) the check engine light would come on and the truck would only run on half power until I shut it off and let it sit for a few minutes. After it was OK but the check engine light stayed on unless I reset it. Then it would stay off until some later cold spell. The place that I get my truck repaired used to be a GM dealer. They told me that there was an extended GM warranty on this problem; gave me a printout; and sent me to a current GM dealer. Even though my truck i"

David Y., IN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Alcohol sensor failed twice. Hard to diagnose and dealer was reluctant to replace the second time. Makes truck start hard at certain outdoor temps"

Randy D., NH (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The check engine light stayed on and required a repair to a sensor of $230 to fix it. The truck performance was not affected"

Anonymous, MI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Oxygen sensor, vent solenoid and harness replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 6.0-L V8 hybrid)

"Needed to be replaced"

Kenneth C., NH (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Throttle position sensor failed"

Rick R., ON (2010 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.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Vehicle began using over one quart of oil per oil change. The dealer did an engine overhaul with new rings, gaskets and pistons. the problem was resolved satisfactorily"

Anonymous, KS (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"#7 cylinder was rebuilt because oil foiled the valves and coil"

Anonymous, PA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"had to replace lifters $1500"

Anonymous, CT (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Lost oil pressure do to leaking valves when fuel management system engaged"

Anonymous, OH (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"the engine 'dropped' a cylinder. They said it was a bad piston"

Harold S., MI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"colapsed lifter"

Anonymous, AR (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Ongoing problem with miss and check engine light. After fourth incident, GM replaced the engine"

Ervin D., ME (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Replaced cam shaft and lifters"

Anonymous, NC (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The pistons were replaced under warranty 2017"

Anonymous, TN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"known problems with the 5.3 liter engine from 2007 - 2013. fouled spark plugs and excessive oil use. I was told by the dealer that the engine needed to be rebuilt. I asked if the compression tested ok and they said it was fine. I was told the problem was a problem with the factory installed piston rings. Rebuild cost was 12,500.00 of which GMC would only cover 3,300.00. There are numerous class action suits on this engine. I will never purchase a GM vehicle again."

Larry W., MI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"replaced lifters and cam"

Anonymous, TN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.2-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Defective caliper causing premature pad wear"

Anonymous, BC (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3-L V6)

"salt usage on the roads"

Anonymous, WI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Worn Becoming hot"

Anonymous, MS (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"due to low mileage rotors rusted, caliper failed to release scoring rotor, rear brake cynlinders leaked causing rear drum replacement"

Anonymous, (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4.8-L V8)

"Tire warning system went out, brakes needed replacing again after700 miles"

Anna S., LA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 6.2-L V8)
Rotors

"Premature rotor wear, ground first then replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3-L V6)

"using max salt on roads"

Anonymous, WI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Squeaking

"needed new brake pads and rotors for all four wheels"

Vaughn E., AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)

"Squeaks when I take my foot off the brake"

Susan P., KS (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 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

"Active fuel Management (ACM) allowed oil to injected into cylinders"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Throttle body sensor failed while driving 70 mph on a limited access hwy resulting in abrupt deceleration to 35 mph without warning"

Anonymous, MI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"Active Fuel Management (ACM) contaminates fuel injectors and will cause damage to engine and fuel injectors"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Gas pedal sensor broke down"

Denis B., QC (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"The engine oil cooler line leaked. GM obviously have issues with fluid cooling lines"

James A., MN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"The oil sensor came on telling me to stop driving vehicle. I checked the oil level and it was okay. Stopped at a local auto shop and they stated that these engines have a history of the oil pressure sending unit to fail. The vehicle only have about 35,000 miles."

Anonymous, PA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"had a gas smell by the cap. was hoping it was the cap, but it wasn't. all of the hoses/valves/clamps rusted out - had to get everything replaced except the tank. cost $1600 and 5 days in the shop"

Anonymous, (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"There was a vacuum leak when fueling . So it took forever to pump gas . Then the engine wasnt getting gas and would die. And the fuel gauge wasnt working, so it would say empty but there is gas in it ."

Anonymous, (2010 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

Ball joints

"Front joints needed to be replaced"

Kenneth C., NH (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Mechanic said it needed new lower ball joints. Since the vehicle was new to me and I wanted it to be reliable he replaced them. Should now be good for the rest of the time I have it."

Robert W., IN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Lower ball joints went bad. Surprised they would go bad this soon"

Kenneth A., ID (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"I started to notice the steering sometimes felt a little softer, not quite as responsive and more steering input required to maintain tracking. Finally had it checked at next service appointment and diagnosed with loose ball joints. Lower ball joints on both sides out of spec and upper ball joint on driver side. I had both upper control arms and both lower ball joints replaced in June 2019. Steering and handling significantly felt better."

Anonymous, AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.2-L V8)

"my steering felt a little off, went into the local shop. 3 of the 4 ball joints were rusted and needed to be replaced, both tie rods,cv joints were also bad... it was a very expensive day"

Anonymous, (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"A couple of years ago I had a leak that according to the serviceman was caused by a design flaw. Rubber hose going into metal that leaks at extreme cold temps.(I live in Minnesota). It was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Electric PS failed totally. Locked while driving. No control. Serious safety issue."

Anonymous, MA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 6.0-L V8 hybrid)

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

Coil

"Went bad twice before they found the bad piston"

Harold S., MI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"had a misfire in the engine that would come and go for almost 8 months would make the truck computer go haywire told me I had no engine oil pressure and finally it did it again and went to a dealership found a minor crack I #7 spark plug could hardly"

Anonymous, ME (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The number one spark needs to be replaced annually due to fouling. This is a known problem with the 5.3 engine."

Larry W., MI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Fouled spark plug. Took dealer 3 visits to fix correctly"

Dan H., FL (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"water got in a sealed box and lost electrical contact. Truck lost power and was undriveable."

Anonymous, ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 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

Differential

"The GMC Sierra was disabled due to the failure of the pinion bearings in the rear differential and the failure of the left side rear axle bearings. The truck had about 20,000 miles on it at the time"

Dennis M., UT (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"Check Stabilitrak light comes on. Dealer checked vehicle 3 times. Cannot find problem. No engine codes."

Anonymous, MA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid 6.0-L V8 hybrid)

"Esc failed and needed repair. Truck has less than 8-k miles."

Anna S., LA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 6.2-L V8)
Transfer case

"Transfer case input seal leak;repaired under powertrain warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.2-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

"leak in roof ,lite in backof cab"

James H., MI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Seals came away from door. Not glued properly"

Anonymous, ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)
Wind noise

"The truck has always been extremely noisy. The interior noise from the road is very irritating and I feel that GM could have done much better with interior insulation"

Anonymous, MI (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Cab noise due to wind road or outside noise"

Anonymous, ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-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

"Quit cooling"

Anonymous, (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)

"A/C system stopped cooling. I replaced the compressor, condenser, and accumulator."

Anonymous, LA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)
Condenser

"A/C system stopped cooling. I replaced the compressor, condenser, and accumulator."

Anonymous, LA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Air is not blowing trough vents. Need heater module actuator"

Pedro C., NS (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-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

"transmission cooler line leak"

Pete B., ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)
Transmission leaks

"The transmission cooler lines needed to be replaced where rubber met the metal lines. The crimp failed. That is the same exact problem I had with a 2005 Silverado. Theyt obviously have not resolved the engineering problem"

James A., MN (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"one starting from a stop the transmission some times goes to neutral with aloud noise and engine revs up ,I have to return sick shift to neutral and back into gear after the engine slows down"

Pete B., ON (2010 GMC Sierra 1500)

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

Locks and latches

"latch cable broke"

Fred A., GA (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Windows

"Electrical module for opening/closing had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Planetary gear disintegrated, needed new transmission"

Robert H., BC (2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

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.

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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
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AIR BAGS
Feb 05, 2021
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2014 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 2500, Sierra 3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, PR, AS, GU, the MP, and VI or "Zone A." Additionally GM is recalling certain 2011-2014 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 2500, Sierra 3500, Yukon, Yukon XL and 2011-2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of AZ, AR, DE, DC, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, and WV or "Zone B." Additionally, GM is recalling certain 2010-2014 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 2500, Sierra 3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL and 2010-2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WY or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with non-desiccated passenger frontal inflators containing phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. These inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk were mailed on February 25, 2021. Second notification letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owner notification letters were mailed to 40 VIN owners on May 11, 2021. A second owner notification letter was mailed to all other owners on January 24, 2022. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020; Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006; and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212328800.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V054000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1778128
AIR BAGS
Feb 05, 2021
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2013 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500/3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500/3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, GM is recalling certain 2010 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500/3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500/3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Additionally, GM is recalling certain 2009 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500/3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500/3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk were mailed on February 24, 2021. Second notification letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owner notification letters were mailed on May 11, 2021. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006; Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020; and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212328790.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V053000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 692526
AIR BAGS
Feb 05, 2021
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, Yukon XL, and 2009-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 2500 and Sierra 3500 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, GM is recalling certain 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, Yukon XL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." These vehicles are equipped with non-desiccated passenger frontal inflators containing phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. These inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate one, free of charge. Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk were mailed on February 22, 2021. Second notification letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owner notification letters were mailed on March 1, 2021. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020; Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006; and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N212328760.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2641272
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Apr 26, 2018
In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD, 2009 GMC Topkick 5000, 6000, 7000 and 8000 Series and Isuzu F Series, and 2009-2018 Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vehicles, equipped with certain Plastic-Handle Fire Extinguishers or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde to get a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall began June 11, 2018. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and Isuzu customer service at 1-866-441-9638. GM's number for this recall is 18146.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V267000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6154
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