The Sierra, and its twin the Chevrolet Silverado, has been a good choice for years, and the redesigned 2014 model is an even better performer. With its overhaul, this new model has landed some solid punches in the ongoing pickup wars. Handling is more carlike than in most others. The cabin is as quiet as a luxury car's.
Alerts
There are 7 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 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"cable came off transmission and had to be tied up just to keep going till service form gm."

Anonymous, (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)
Rough shifting

"8 speed trans shifts hard between 1st and 2nd on regular basis."

Anonymous, (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Noticed the issue around 70,000 kms. Transmission was hesitating in shifting in lower gears (mainly 1 - 2) Upon shifting into second gear under low throttle pressure at low speeds (noticed more from a standstill) the transmission would shift rather rough resulting in a feeling like my truck was being pushed from behind. GM Dealership diagnosed the issue as a programming issue in the transmission. This issue was resolved by downloading new transmission software onto the engine computer at a cost of about $120.00 CAD"

Anonymous, ON (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Clunking when the truck is slowing down or coming to a stop. Also seems worse after a longer period of time on a highway."

Gavin B., AB (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 5.3-L V8)

"problem when cold dealer wants me to leave overnight so they can diagnose when cold; havn't do so yhet."

Anonymous, MO (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"The transmission lurches, clunks, and hesitates when upshifting or downshifting a low speed"

Robert G., TX (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"periodically jerky when shifting after pressing accelerator"

Anonymous, HI (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission would slam when reengaging after coasting on a down hill at various speeds. GMC dealer has worked on it several times. I have received an extended warranty but am considering trying to return under Kansas lemon law as they just stop it from happening"

Anonymous, KS (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)

"Hesitation and rough up shifting and down shifting from 1st gear. Especially when vehicle is not warmed up"

Anonymous, TX (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"ROUGH UPSHIFT; CLUNK AND BANG WHEN SLOWING TO A STOP. TRANS DOES NOT SEEM TO KNOW WHICH GEAR IN BELONGS IN. WORST TRANS I HAVE EVER OWNED. GM SHOULD BE ASHAMED!"

Anonymous, RI (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"GM said noises and erratic shifts are caused from the 8 speed adaptive transmission. My wife's BMW 328xi has an 8 speed transmission that shifts perfectly. GM's 8 speed tranny is problematic and they won't fix it"

Anonymous, OH (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.2-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"The truck felt like it was going over rumble strips in the road There is no way to check the trans fluid level without taking it to the dealer. Once I got it to the dealer for service I was told there were several service bulletins out on these problems"

Roger D., FL (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Transmission computer

"When in for service for trans was told there were several service bulletins out and that they would make sure all of them would be addressed"

Roger D., FL (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Transmission leaks

"Minor leak at the hose connection. Very common with this vehicle, dealer can't get replacement parts."

Anonymous, UT (2016 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

Apple CarPlay

"apple car play does not recognize phone is attached, connection to phone drops out, takes some effort to reconnect."

Anonymous, MI (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"When the radio was turned on the volume control went to the loudest setting and we were unable to turn down or shut off the radio"

Denise K., SK (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2-L V8)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"Camera image is jumpy some times. Camera image stopped working and showed a fault saying to have system inspected and repaired. Dealer could not repeat fault. Nothing resolved."

J S., FL (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
CD player

"Failed completely and was replaced by dealer under warranty."

David S., VA (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 5.3-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Some time the screen would not come on randomly since I bought the vehicle. Dealer could not find problem unless i bright in not working. finally brought it in not working in march of 2019 and replaced screen. seems to be working but not 100% its fixed. GM extended my warranty to make sure its fixed"

Thomas F., UT (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"it varies at times but my center dashboard display blanks out and my phone has to reconnect via Bluetooth"

Michael M., AZ (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Display screen goes blank as well as controls for infotainment system"

Anonymous, AB (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.2-L V8)

"system completely went out ended up being the human interface module that took 9 weeks to get !!!! so 9 weeks with out any nav , radio Bluetooth ect"

Scott S., VA (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Intermittent problem"

Anonymous, IL (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 5.3-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Bluetooth disconnects at times"

Anonymous, IL (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 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)

"After long drive, several hours, brakes don't want to work"

Anonymous, (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Has to turn disc normal wear"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Braking system failed at very low speeds, with and without extra load."

Anonymous, ON (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Master cylinder

"Break booster stopped working at low speeds if peddle was pressed more then once. Dealer replaced vacuum parts and fixed the issue. Recent gm sent a letter describing the issues it’s so common."

Craig B., ON (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"this was normal break wear. actually 80000 miles on a set of front pads is great!"

Anonymous, MA (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Pulsation or vibration

"Factory Recall repair did not work. At slow speeds, braking is very tentative, including going in reverse."

Anonymous, TX (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 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

"Roof antenna seal allowed water to flow inside the headliner and then through the dash and on to the floor. New seal was installed under warranty. I was told that this was a fairly common occurrence."

Anonymous, ON (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Faulty roof antenna seal allowed rain water into the dash."

John L., ON (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Water leak were sun visor fastens to roof"

Anonymous, ON (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The truck was very quiet at first, then approximately 5 months after purchasing, the driver side passenger window seal began to drop. Had it fixed under warranty. Now after another 6 months, it's doing it again."

Daniel G., UT (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"dealer technician could not fix door rattle and dash rattle."

Anonymous, MI (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3-L V8)

"Rear suspension squeaks when passengers get our of back seats."

Andrew C., NM (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"In 2019 this vehicle began having some issues that I thought were the transmission. Driving down the street (speed limit 40 mph) and would experience noticable shifting issues. Either constant shifting or not shifting while having high rpm. We called the dealer and they set up a tow and service. The tow driver took me and the truck to the dealer. The dealer checked it in and set me up with a courtesy vehicle (a new version of the same truck). The issue wasn't the transmission but the torque converter. I didn't remember purchasing any extended warranty but my wife reminded me that we did. It was all covered by the warranty. The warrenty is a separate subject but I normally never purchase an extended warranty - I think after saying "not interested" about 3 times they came down to a price that my wife couldn't turn down. Glad we did in this instance. Thanks"

Anonymous, (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission shifts hard when going into 2nd gear. Does not do it all the time and dealership has only upgraded the software which did NOT fix the problem"

Anonymous, (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Rough idle is persistent. GM claims it is within their parameters. Very rough gear change at low speeds. Still happens. Torque converter has been changed. This solved one problem but created additional problems."

Clive H., FL (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"It was replaced under warranty that solved the problem"

Larry L., MI (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"significant rough shifting ultimately resulting in full transmission replacement at 15,000 miles"

Anonymous, MN (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-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

"Transmission shifts gears roughly intermittently."

Anonymous, TX (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)

"Had vehicle at the dealer at least 4 times for vibration. GM said they redesigned the frame to prevent rollover crashes and that equates to feeling more vibration. Problem started when tires were replaced for uneven wear"

Anonymous, OH (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 6.2-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"Left rear axle seal was bad and leaking fixed under warrenty"

Anonymous, PA (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Loose connetion gave warning that Airbag might not function. took dealer three trips to get resolved."

Sammy L., SC (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)

"gives me a warning with nobody close in front of me"

Alex N., CA (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Quit working so dealer replaced module"

Anonymous, MO (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 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

"Computer problem in climate control system was heating when it should have been cooling"

Anonymous, SC (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"The threads were stripped on the plug for the block heater resulting in needing the whole engine replaced. After the engine was replace the air conditioning wasn't working too well"

Anonymous, MN (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3-L V8)

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)

"Numerous small spots where paint was missing requiring repaint of the entire area"

George B., TX (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Rust

"Extensive frame rust that the dealer claims is "normal" and refuses to cover under the warranty"

Anonymous, UT (2016 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

Electronic or air suspension

"Error"

Anonymous, BC (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Rear shock was worn out causing unstable handling"

Anonymous, TX (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Unsure 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

Headlights

"HID lamps are overkill and outrageously costly. One of the original headlights did even last the estimated 100k mile lifetime."

Anonymous, TX (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3-L V6)

"Headlight went out, fixed under warranty"

Gene H., (2016 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

Glass defects

"Rear window defroster shorted out. Cracking the rear window causing a window blow out when closing the door"

Craig B., ON (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3-L V8)
Windows

"Driver's side window stopped working. Required motor replacement"

Anonymous, BC (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 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

"check engine light came on"

Anonymous, TX (2016 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

"I have a 5.3L V8 Engine with an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission. Noticed the issue around 75,000 or thereabouts when my truck began to rough idle. A month or so later my check engine light came on so I took it in to the dealership right away and they diagnosed the issue as a cylinder misfire caused by an internally faulty fuel injector in cylinder 3. They changed out the faulty injector and the cost of repairs was about $1,500.00 CAD"

Anonymous, ON (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 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

Starter

"Dead battery 3.Volts after sitting four days. Dealer could find no fault or reason. No lights or any accessories left on. No reason found. Waiting for it to do the same again."

J S., FL (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 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

Fuel injection system

"fuel injection failed resulting in a full replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Jul 01, 2021
A separated inflator end cap or inflator rupture can allow compressed gas to escape, resulting in the end cap or other components being propelled into the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks. The roof-rail air bag (RRAB) inflator end cap may detach from the inflator, or the inflator sidewall may rupture.
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the left and right side RRAB modules, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk were mailed on August 18, 2021. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy is available. Phase I owner notification letters were mailed on May 5, 2022. Phase II owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on May 31, 2022. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. This recall supersedes NHTSA recall number 20V-736. GM's number for this recall is N202324251.
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.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V504000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 410019
AIR BAGS
Nov 25, 2020
If the end cap separates from the inflator, the compressed gas will escape and the end cap can be propelled into the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500, and Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks. The roof-rail air bag (RRAB) inflator end cap may detach from the inflator.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RRAB modules on the left and/or right side, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on December 22, 2020. Owners may contact GMC customer service at 1-888-988-7267 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. Note: GM filed a new recall, number 21V-504 that supersedes this recall. All vehicles previously recalled under 20V-736 will now be repaired under the new recall number 21V-504. GM's numbers for this recall are N202309680, N202309681, and N202309682.
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: 20V736000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9279
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, SERVICE BRAKES, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Oct 24, 2019
Unintended activation of the driveline-protection system will cause unintended braking on the wheel on the opposite side of the failed sensor, causing the vehicle to pull to one side unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon, and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive. If a wheel-speed sensor fails, while the vehicle is traveling between 41 and 60 mph in four-wheel or automatic mode, the Electronic-Brake Control Module (EBCM) software may activate the driveline-protection system.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EBCM, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N192261050.
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: 19V761000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 652967
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Sep 06, 2019
As the vacuum level drops, the brake assist decreases, increasing braking effort, extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade, 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon vehicles. The amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module, free of charge. The recall began October 8, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N192268490.
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: 19V645000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3456719
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS
Jul 10, 2017
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2017. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17287.
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: 17V437000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 40683
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS
Sep 08, 2016
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16007.
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: 16V651000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3640162
SUSPENSION
Apr 28, 2016
Inadequate welds may allow the control arm to separate from the bushing, compromising steering and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2016 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL vehicles. The front upper control arms may have inadequate welds near the control arm bushing.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right front upper control arms and realign the vehicle, free of charge. The recall began on May 18, 2016. Until the repairs have been made, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 42190.
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: 16V256000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3738
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