Like the regular-duty version of the Sierra Chevrolet Silverado, the heavy-duty version has been redesigned. The 2500 and 3500 HD models are offered in two- and four-wheel drive as well as the dual rear-wheel setup known as a 'dually.' Three bed configurations are available: a six-foot, six-inch standard; eight-foot long; and the Dually long. The standard engine is a 353-hp, 6.0-liter V8.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2021 Sierra 2500HD will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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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 about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD 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

"One of the side moldings is coming off. Not a real big deal, as I could peel it off completely, refurbish it, and then stick it back on, but I SHOULDN'T have to"

Holly H., AB (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Headliner came loose around windshield. Had headliner replaced"

Jim G., TX (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is pealing off of hood. This is the second occurrence as I had to have the top of the cab repainted about 5 years ago"

Jim G., TX (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The coating on the trim, a small piece on a door is coming off"

Michael F., UT (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Paint is peeling off the hood of my truck. Dealership said it was probably a rock chip that started it, but I don't see how a rock could hit up where it supposedly did. I think it is just poor paint bonding"

Holly H., AB (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Paint peeled on roof, had repainted Paint is starting to peel on hood"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"I have had to have the roof re painted ,also the hood. The paint is starting to peel on the right rear door"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Rust

"Entire box rusted and had to be replaced"

Walt K., MI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-L V8)

"Started within 1w months of purchase"

Anonymous, CT (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS brake warning light continues to come on yet there is no actual problem with the ABS system."

Walter K., MI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-L V8)

"Brake computer failed. $600 to replace"

Anonymous, LA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Needs service"

Mike I., CT (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Left hand ABS went bad caused brake chatter under 10 MPH had ABS replace"

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Premature brake wear

"Have replaced at least 4 sets of brakes in 100,000 miles and had to replace all the brake lines as they rusted out and leaked."

Walter K., MI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"The brake line broke and I had no breaks. I was towing a boat trailer which add surge breaks and luckily as I pump the pedal I slowed the truck enough avoid hitting the car in front of me. These brake lines or replaced in 2012. The original breaks and a rubbing issue with a bolt that caused a failure at that time also. Those lines were replaced buy the dealer in Washington state."

Michael B., PA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"At 12 years old the brake lines had to be replaced due to rust. Not surprising in northern new england."

Craig H., VT (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Rotors

"Normal wear of brakes. Rotors resurfaced."

Anonymous, CT (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD Unsure 6.0-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)

"Would not pass smog test. Changed EGR valve and it fixed problem"

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.0-L V8)

"EGR system allows the variable turbo blades to soot up and stick."

Anonymous, ID (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Engine warning light keeps coming on because of the EGR valve. I have had it replaced and I still get the warning light."

Edward V., CA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.0-L V8)
Fuel cap

"Replaced the fuel cap twice. The first time was an after market cap and it did not work to fix the problem. The second one is a replacement one from the dealer and it seems to be working correctly."

Edward V., CA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.0-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Would not pass smog test"

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.0-L V8)

"The engine warning light came on and I had it repaired so that it would pass a smog test."

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD Unsure 6.0-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 pumps and hoses

"Upon getting my transmission replaced the CHEVROLET mechanics showed me the power steering and hose leaks . I had all hoses replaced and a complete front end alignment."

Jean D., AK (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"The steering wheel shaft in a very poor design and requires frequent repair"

Craig H., VT (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Wheel bearings

"The right front wheel bearing was bad upon inspection, at 110,000 miles the wheel bearings should not be worn out. This requires a new front hub and brake rotor and is expensive to replace. Bearings should last longer than this"

Michael B., PA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Front wheel bearing failure."

Anonymous, ID (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"I had a new tranny put in by CHEVROLET dealer a few years ago. Last year, when in Tow mode, the transmission would downshift for no apparent reason on a straight road ( no incline; I had tranny replaced a few years back. Last Summer, when driving with or without towing my boat, it would downshift into a lower gear for no apparent reason on a straight level road. After taking it several times to the CHEVROLET dealer, they resolved the problem by replacing a brake controller !? Somehow that is part of the transmission ?"

Anonymous, AK (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-L V8)
Transmission computer

"twice during the winter, the transmission refused to go into gear. No forward or reverse. trouble codes indicated 3 solinoids bad. 2 different repair shops said it could NOT be the transmission, but did not know how to fix it"

Lee B., WI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"When it was cold (around 0 deg F) The transmission would not shift. The problem was intermittant (once every 3 weeks). 2 different mechanics - shops could not find the problem. Problem turned out to be rusty ground connection for trans. computer."

Anonymous, WI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Transmission leaks

"transmission cooler line leaked & hose was replaced by dealer. This happened 2.5 years ago also. I suspect an engineering defect in the hose design"

Anonymous, WY (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)

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

"Every hose and the radiator on the truck related to engine coolant / water system has become brittle and needed to be replaced over the last 12 months."

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The seals are wearing out because it sits out in the weather."

Anonymous, WY (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Wind noise

"Vehicle has a lot of wind noise on drivers side"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)

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

Radio

"Had to have radio replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Radio / speakers on both 2007 impala / GMC 2500 have driver side speakers out. Problem likely loose / bad connection as occasionally it works ok."

Anonymous, WI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Speakers

"The vehicle has 4 speakers. only one now works. I do not believe the speakers are at fault as they sometime come on. It is bad connections from the radio. I have the same problem on my 2007 Impala. Obviously a design defect with wiring harness in both vehicles."

Anonymous, WI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

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

Ignition switch

"key switch is poorly made and needs replacement"

Anonymous, VT (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD Unsure 6.0-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Replace defective glow plugs"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Studs broke causing leak"

Anonymous, MI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.0-L V8)
Other/unsure

"Recall on passenger side airbag"

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission slipping going up a hill towing my boat. Needed to let transmission cool before putting transmission in manual mode back home. CHEVROLET dealer said bad torque converter and I replaced transmission with a new $5000 one off the shelf."

Jean D., AK (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-L V8)

"Go into limp mode when pulling trailers"

Anonymous, ON (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-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

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate latch has been replaced 3 times in the last 2 years"

Walt K., MI (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0-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

Gauges

"In 2019 the instrument cluster started to sometimes loose all power and the gauges do not operate."

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Engine oil pan seal leak. Transmission cooler line leak"

J M., WY (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"manifold bolts break in cylinder head and cause serious noise and exhaust leaks"

Anonymous, VT (2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD Unsure 6.0-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.

Engine Cooling

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

Climate System

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

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Jan 14, 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles equipped with non-desiccated, passenger frontal air bag inflators containing phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant that were used as interim remedy parts for previous Takata recalls. 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 inflators, free of charge. The recall began February 11, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-866-522-9559. GM's number for this recall is N192290990.
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: 20V011000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 699
AIR BAGS
May 28, 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks manufactured November 28, 2006, to August 29, 2008, and 2007-2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD trucks manufactured November 27, 2006, to August 29, 2008. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's numbers for this recall are 15438 and 15817.
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: 15V324000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 330198
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jul 02, 2014
If the fusible link melts it may come into contact with adjacent components, damage the electrical center cover, the nearby wiring harness conduit and other vehicle components, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500/3500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2007, to June 22, 2011, and GMC Sierra HD 2500/3500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2007, to June 21, 2011, and equipped with an auxiliary battery. Owners may unknowingly draw too much current through the vehicle's trailer harness resulting in the melting of fusible link for the auxiliary battery.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners and dealers will replace the jumper harness with one that includes a 40 amp inline fuse, and provide the owner with supplemental Owner Manual information, free of charge. The recall began on August 29, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 14260.
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: 14V407000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9371
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