2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews, Ratings, Prices - Consumer Reports
The outgoing Sierra and its Chevrolet Silverado twin are well-rounded pickups with an available full-time four-wheel-drive system and generous payload capacity. Ride quality is decent with the Z85 suspension, and handling is secure. High-end models have very good interior fit and finish, but all have simple controls. The crew cab is roomy, with easy access.
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).
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).

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
The outgoing Sierra and its Chevrolet Silverado twin are well-rounded pickups with an available full-time four-wheel-drive system and generous payload capacity. Ride quality is decent with the Z85 suspension, and handling is secure. High-end models have very good interior fit and finish, but all have simple controls. The crew cab is roomy, with easy access. A six-speed automatic slightly improves fuel economy and acceleration with the tested 5.3-liter V8. A hybrid model is available; we found it considerably improved fuel economy on the Tahoe hybrid we tested.
Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD, AWD, 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
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.3-liter V6 (195 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (302 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (315 hp)
  • 6-liter V8 hybrid (332 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (403 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 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

"loose door trim panel...GMC replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Loose running board"

Anonymous, NH (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Drivers side door molding peeled away .Dealer ordered replacement molding. I arrived as scheduled for this repair. Dealer ordered wrong molding. Same Day-Truck was in an accident on the Dealers lot at Balise Auto Springfield -They handed me the bill-"

John C., MA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The adhesive that holds the trim on the side of the doors seems to be releasing its bond on both sides of the vehicle."

Anonymous, TN (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)

"All of the outside stick on trim has fallen off."

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"door guards came unglued and blew off"

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The molding on the outside of the truck began buckling a couple of years after our purchase. It has been replaced innumerable times, but it continues to buckle and come off."

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Unsure)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The glove box door changed shape. The dash cracked even though I use a sunscreen. Rear door panels fell off when closing the doors. The front doors arm rests are both cracked. The manual seat recline handle on the B side broke. All of the outside stick on trim has fallen off."

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Interior driver door panel broke. Had to replace entire door panel"

Ted S., ID (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Both internal main door handles\armrest has broken inside of the vinyl coverings. I'm waiting for the armrests to break in half. On both rear doors, internal door trim has fallen off, showing metal work."

Robert H., TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Dashboard cracking in 2 places"

Bob M., FL (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint pealing above and around the windshield. Leads to rusting."

Anonymous, WV (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Cab roof paint cracked and peeling"

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.2-L V8)

"paint is peeling badly on rear box frame above wheels and under driver door"

Anonymous, ON (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"paint chipping off in many places"

Anonymous, ON (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"paint on trim"

Jeffery C., TN (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Paint peeling around rear wheel wells, bumpers rusting"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The Chrome is literally peeling off the very expensive wheels; it earlier peeled off the chrome side steps, but the dealer replaced those"

Keith K., WA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500)
Rust

"Front bumper rusting out and replaced with another which is doing the same thing"

Anonymous, ON (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8-L V8)

"Quarter panel rust"

Anonymous, CT (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"chrome wheels and bumpers trim moulding hard to clean"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"paint on trim faded rust on bumper"

Jeffery C., TN (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"There are signs that the rocker panels are beginning to rust from the inside out from trapped moisture"

Anonymous, MI (2013 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"fog in tail light"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8-L V8)

"Poorly designed tail light module. Allows water to enter the unit causing failure. Not covered by warrantry. Cost close to $400.00 to replace. Happened to left side first, then some months later happened to the right."

Patricia G., FL (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)
Headlights

"Seal leaked allowing headlight assembly to let moisture inside"

Randy J., MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Head light filled with moisture. Replaced on warrenty"

Brian M., BC (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"There was moisture inside the headlight assembly. The headlight was replaced under warranty during an oil change appointment"

Anonymous, NS (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Needed to replace headlight lamp"

Anonymous, ME (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Had to change drivers side headlight 3 time since new. Not an easy procedure"

Don R., MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Condensation build up and required new assembly"

Anonymous, WA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Headlight lens leaks letting in moisture causing light bulb to fail."

Gary C., MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Headlight bulb is not easy to access for user replacement. Seems everything is engineered to require professional (costly) assistance."

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The headlight seal broke causing condensation to enter"

Anonymous, VA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)

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

"4wd would sometimes get stuck in low range. A new transfer case dolved the problem"

Anonymous, BC (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 6.2-L V8)
Differential

"Unusual wear caused a noise that I detected. The GMC dealer couldn't figure out what caused the unusual wear, so they replaced the differential with a new one and rebuilt the front axle. The noise was only heard when putting the transmission in 4 whe"

Larry R., OH (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"The rear axel seal was leaking and had to be replaced along with the rear brakes"

Anonymous, NY (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"I covered this in the first explanation"

Larry R., OH (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Wheel bearings wore out at 60,000 miles and had to be replaced. They warped the brakes and rotors which also had to be replaced. No problems since then"

Anonymous, NY (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Engine would NOT turn off"

Anonymous, MA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"Sensor went out it kept telling us there was a problem and we would take it to find out what was wrong. They would reset the light then after a short time it would come on again."

Peggy S., CO (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Transfer case

"Seal failed and started to leak fluid"

Andrew K., TN (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 6.2-L V8)

"Abs brakes malfunctioned. After much money spent it was finally found that the transfer case was the cause"

Anonymous, BC (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 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

"truck was noisy brand new. door seale are terrible and ground noise is unacceptable."

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"water leak ,drivers side floor"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Drinks anti freeze. Cannot find the source of the leak"

Robert A., OK (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Windshield seal would vibrate/rattle at highway speed or driving into strong head winds"

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Leaks water at the back door seal between the front and rear door on both sides of the truck. this only occurs during highway speeds in the rain"

Anonymous, AR (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4.8-L V8)

"truck has to much road noise. Like there is a hole in the floor or door is ajar"

Robert A., OK (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver side rear window needed a regulator replaced. The widow is used very little that this should not have needed replaced"

Dennis G., PA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)
Wind noise

"the back windows are not stable. I can roll them down halfway and it sounds like the windows are going to blow out of the car due to shaking and a strong hissing sound"

C H., AZ (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4.8-L V8)

"wind noise through driver side door frame"

Bob M., FL (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 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

Normal routine brake wear

"replaced the original brake pads that came with truck."

Anonymous, LA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Brake pads and rotor resurfacing were required. All due to normal wear."

Anonymous, ME (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"normal wear and tear replaced the brakes"

Anonymous, WV (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"cracked CV boot needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"Front and rear brakes had to be replaced at 31000 miles including the rotors"

Anonymous, NY (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3-L V6)

"Lost brake pad"

Marilyn C., MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Rotors

"worn rusted"

Anonymous, (2013 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

Automatic climate control

"The defroster only blows on the drivers side. When cold temp outside, sometimes I must adjust the temp setting inside to around 80 to receive any heated air in cabin"

Robert H., TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Climate control blows hot air at irregular times during summer in Houston area"

Patrick C., TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"The climate control was not up to standard since i bought the car. I told the dealer and they charged $89 to calibrate it and stated to leave it on driver side only don't put it on dual unless I have to"

C H., AZ (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4.8-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"making a lot of noise then not working at all no heat no ac"

Anonymous, NY (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 6.2-L V8)

"The defroster fan at times blows ONLY on the drivers side, leaving moisture on the passenger side"

Robert H., TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The defrost will only blow on the driver's side, and GM sated this is normal. This leaves ice and frost on the passenger's side of the windshield."

Robert H., TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Blower motor failed"

Anonymous, FL (2013 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

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Have to reposition the fuel nozzle and flow volume to keep from nozzle shutting shutting off prematurely, multiple times before tank is full"

Trigg L., TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE)
Engine computer

"Engine slow to reach operating temp. Computer thought engine was overheating and turned off A/C system. Dealer had no idea. Found solution on internet. Install new thermostat so engine heats quicker. Solved problem."

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Oil sensor continues to foul with engine particles....causing check engine light to cone on......this is a known issue and failure with GMC.....yet they have no fix"

Anonymous, SD (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"It had excessive ticking noise at cold start up, It lasted more than 10 minutes. I brought it to the dealer to get it checked and they took the heads off to look at the lifters and cam shaft. They couldn't find anything except "a lifter with a line on it". I will be getting the truck back in two days, all covered under warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)

"bent rods; warranty fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Oil cooler lines seeping at connector junction. This is an expensive repair. I read online that this has been a problem for 20+ years. Perhaps a word from CR on these cheesy oil lines would provide the necessary impetus to correct this simple flaw."

John P., ME (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 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

"Driver door pull on inside broke"

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.2-L V8)

"Sun Roof leaks, door handle broke"

Anonymous, ON (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Locks and latches

"The hood latch had to be replaced under warranty. They did this and it works fine now"

Anonymous, OR (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Sunroof

"Leaks"

Anonymous, ON (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Windows

"The back window on the driver's side dropped down into the door. It was rarely used, so I don't know why it happened. The truck has never been in an accident."

Anonymous, TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Unsure)

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 on. Took to mechanic and fixed the problem."

Anonymous, ID (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

"the fuel sender is set up on top of gas tank and collects grit and salt and rots out frequently. This is a poor engineering issue."

Anonymous, NY (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"One O2 sensor threw code after transmission filter and oil change. Took over a month to perform proper drive cycle."

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Engine light came on and alerted me to this."

Anonymous, (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Unsure Unsure)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

"End of muffler rusted out"

Larry D., WA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Other/unsure

"Cost to replace parking sensors is prohibitive--$200 each."

Anonymous, MI (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Pipes

"Twin tail pipes rusted out at the junction of the two pipes"

Anonymous, IL (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 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

"Lost all the power steering fluid or a period of a month before we realized there was a problem. Garage ended up fixing it in a under warranty. Problem with crack in the hose"

Anonymous, NL (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Experienced leaking rack and pinion within first 60 days of purchase. Had to go back to dealer twice"

John C., MA (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"The seals on both sealed front wheel bearings appear to have failed releasing the internal grease and causing a howling noise at speed."

Anonymous, WV (2013 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"It was burning oil ( 1 litre/2500k ) so they replaced pistons and rings on all cylinders but it still burns the same amount of oil now I think the hole engine needs replaced"

Anonymous, SK (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"There was an extended ticking noise in the engine, after cold start up. The problem was “piston slap” in the number 7 cylinder."

Ralph B., BC (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)

"I noticed a prolonged knock in the engine after cold start ups. Took it to the local dealer to get it checked out and found there was piston slop in the number 7 cylinder. The engine was replaced under warranty."

Ralph B., BC (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-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

Display screen difficult to see

"The LCD lighting in the dash and radio go dim / and go out. Of course, it doesn't do it at the dealer"

Robert H., TX (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Plug phone in but doesn't always connect cord and plug into dash was replaced by me did not solve issue"

Anonymous, BC (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"When using Bluetooth volume is extremely quiet and if you adjust then the radio becomes really loud. It used to work independently but now it works all together"

Anonymous, BC (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 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

Spark plugs or wires failure

"It was burning quite a lot of oil and fouling # 7 spark plug"

Anonymous, SK (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"2 items: (1) Spark plug on cylinder #7 has failed twice. Was told by technician that cylinder #7 spark plug has been a problem on that V8 engine. (2) oxygen (O2) sensor failed, shorted out due to sensor wire pigtail rubbing on frame. Had to be replaced in last 2 months (as was plug #7)"

Anonymous, ME (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"The Torque converter was replaced and partially covered by a warranty on the type of transmission fluid I was using in it. GMC did not warranty the item."

Anonymous, CT (2013 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

Rough shifting

"cannot decide what gear to stay in, klunks, and hard shifting after deceleration"

Robert A., OK (2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

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