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Cruise Control Problems of GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra owners have reported 16 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 GMC Sierra 1
Failure Date: 10/04/2012

Tl - the contact owns a 2010 GMC Sierra. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph with the cruise control engaged the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle speed increased to 95 mph. The contact stated that he was able to stop the failure by turning off the ignition. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 70,000. Pm.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2005 GMC Sierra 2
Failure Date: 03/30/2005

When the consumer presses the accelerator all the way down it does not speed up quickly. It is a few moments before the vehicle will speed up. This problem has been occurring since purchase. The problem is with the passing gear and the resume on the cruise control. The problem occurs whether or not the cruise control is on. When the consumer contacted the manufacturer, they told him that it was how the vehicle was designed.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2002 GMC Sierra 3
Failure Date: 01/18/2005

While driving with the cruise control set to 70 mph the vehicle accelerated to 90 mph without warning. The consumer stated she disengaged the cruise control, however the vehicle continued to accelerate. The vehicle was thrown into neutral in order to slow it down. Please provide additional information.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra 4
Failure Date: 11/01/2004

While on the highway with the cruise control on, the consumer tapped the brakes to cancel the cruise control, but the vehicle started to accelerate. The only way to stop the vehicle was to shut the engine off.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 GMC Sierra 5
Failure Date: 10/04/2004

I purchased my 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4. I put it in 4 wheel drive to go through some ice and it made a very loud clank. Not long after that when I put it in reverse or drive it also made the same loud clank. It did not sound like that when I first bought the truck. Now the truck has trouble going into 4 wheel drive and also gets hung in reverse. It has almost caused me to get in a bad accident. My cruise control also has have 6 malfunctions. I had the dealer fix it initially. I have fixed it subsequently due to the fact they said it was a blown fuse. The 4 wheel drive and transmission problems were addressed 3 times and all the dealers said nothing was wrong. An independent mechanic said there is a defect with my transmission and transfer case. That is it with the truck. Now just last Thursday Feb 3, my bridgestone tire separated. My tire dealer said the tire was defective. There was no evidence what so ever that there was any damage to the tire to cause the blowout. It should not have separated. It caused a fire. It was quickly put out.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 GMC Sierra 6
Failure Date: 07/31/2004

Taking first road trip with 2004 GMC Sierra (3 moths old)in the middle of the nevada desert. The car was in cruise mode at 70mph and is just stalled. This happend at least 4 times over a stretch of 50 miles. Pulled to side of road and sat each time for about 15 minutes-(apparent cooling time)-and was able to re-start truck. We made it to bishop California dealer who tested it for lean fuel values but no engine light came on. They told us that they had seen several instances similar and suggested replacing the fuel pump. The fuel pumps seem to be over heating or acting up in higher altitudes. Part was unavailable for 10 days. We drove to reno in an effort to get it fixed at shop up there-part was thought to be available per dealership in reno but was not-the dealership was wrong. Made the trip back home (las vegas) with no further issues. Drove in the night when it was cooler and kept fuel tank filled. Las vegas dealership refuses to do anything since there is no further failure. I am a parapeligic and think that I should be able to expect a new vehicle to be reliable. I was also astonished that on star was unuseful in the middle of the desert so it would have done me no better than a cell phone at this point. We drive the truck only short distances in vegas and have not had any further issues 3 weeks later. Afraid to rely on it to go out of town though.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 7
Failure Date: 06/15/2004

On the evening of June 15,2004, my husband was driving our 1996 GMC Sierra 2500 deisel pickup truck home. While driving up a long, steep grade the gas pedal stuck down and the truck would not shift gears. My husband had to slam on the brake pedal and then the gas pedal released with a popping sound. The truck will still not shift gears. The cruise control was not on.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra 8
Failure Date: 01/30/2003

When driving the vehicle with the cruise control on the vehicle surged forward then decelerated back to its original speed after 3 to 4 seconds. The consumer had made contact with the dealership. When the vehicle was empty, then it would work as it should. If a trailer was hooked with 400 lbs, the cruise control would go from 1500 rpm to 45 or 4600 rpm's for about 3 to 4 seconds, then drop down to 2600 rpm or 3500 rpm's depending on the hill the driver was going up and would stay that rpm until the driver was at the top. Three dealers suggested that they couldn't remedy the problem.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2002 GMC Sierra 9
Failure Date: 06/09/2002

Rough idle, vehicle runs poorly. Contacted dealer. Please provide more information.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2000

When attempting to pass another vehicle on an incline at speeds of 55mph to 65mph the transmission shifts into second gear and revs the engine up to 4500 rpms and doesn't increase the speed because it is running at its peak speed in second gear causing me to have to let up on the accelerator and try to get back behind the vehicle I was trying to pass. This same downshifting also occurs when using the cruise control. The dealer did not want to test drive the vehicle on a similarly inclined road to duplicate the problem because he didn't have another vehicle like mine to compare it to. The defect in this transmission could easily put me in a head accident situation and needs to be addressed immediately.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 11
Failure Date: 02/18/1999

Cruise control malfunctioned, causing the vehicle to accelerate, and not turn off when pressing the brakes. Needed to turn off ignition in order to stop vehicle.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra 12
Failure Date: 06/28/1998

Speed sensor malfunctioned after over heating causing the truck to shift incorrectly and the speedometer to move sporadically, also the abs light illuminated.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 13
Failure Date: 05/10/1998

While driving at approximately 40mph took foot off accelerator pedal to slow down, vehicle would fail to slow down until foot pressed on brakes to release acceleration. Throttle would always stick. Had cruise control disconnected in case problem was caused by electrical wiring. The manufacturer refused to acknowlege that a problem existed.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 14
Failure Date: 07/01/1996

Cruise control failed.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 15

Engine surges when cold.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra 16

The cruise control was unpredictable. While driving on cruise control the vehicle will shift gears and drive rough. The vehicle was taken to the dealer , who stated this I was normal.