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Headlights Problems of GMC Sierra



GMC Sierra owners have reported 26 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 GMC Sierra 1
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

Headlight are extremely inadequate!! very poor visibility especially on low beam!.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 GMC Sierra 2
Failure Date: 03/06/2014

Headlights are so dim you can not see street signs or the sides of the road clearly.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 GMC Sierra 3
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

2014 GMC Sierra. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle electrical panel froze while driving. Also, the power steering locked up, the headlights did not work properly and the alarm sometimes sounded after the was removed from the ignition. Also, the engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice. However, the problem was still not resolved. There was a hesitation/lurch coming from the transmission, and an issue with the tire pressure monitoring system. The instrument panel malfunctioned on the way back from the dealer. The check engine light, illuminated sporadically. Updated 07/10/14 the consumer stated there was a steering issue, as well. The dealer was unable to replicate the problems. Updated 08/06/14.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 GMC Sierra 4
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

The contact owns a 2014 GMC Sierra. The contact stated that the headlights did not project going down a hill and turning on a curve. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who stated that the headlights were designed that way. The manufacturer was contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 GMC Sierra 5
Failure Date: 11/29/2013

Purchased my 2014 GMC Sierra November of 2013. Currently I'm on my 9th recall notice. More importantly the lighting on my front headlights are the most unsafe lighting at night I have ever encountered. The high beams are use less. Paid $43,000 for my truck. You would think their lighting would be top notch. The bad thing about this is no one has been hurt so GMC isn't expressing any concerns about this major flaw. This should be a major recall were proper lighting is put in. Nothing will be done till someone gets into a accident or dies from injuries from lack of lighting.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 GMC Sierra 6
Failure Date: 04/01/2013

Worst headlight for a new vehicle. I have owned various gm trucks from 1967 to 2014. Never have I owned a truck with such worthless headlights like the projector beam headlights on my 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 with the all terrain package. The projector headlight are very dim and do not light the road more than 30 feet ahead. At highway speeds (55-70) the projector headlights are only lighting a half second ahead of you. Additionally there is no lighting to illuminate the sholder at all. . You must drive full time with the fog lamps on to have a small increase in lighting. When using the high beams there is very little effect on visibility. Extremely disapointed in the 2014 GMC Sierra. And will unlikely purchase another gm product in the future. At a msrp of over 50 grand I would expect a truck to have adequate headlight to light the road. Without the aftermarket cost to install better lighting the 2014 GMC Sierra is very unsafe to operate at night.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 GMC Sierra 7
Failure Date: 01/11/2006

Many problems: 4 wheel drive sensor, front end suspension, parking brake, service brakes, anti-lock brakes, speed sensors, radio, center console, engine noise rapping when starting, tailgate cables, anti-theft sensor, and now the battery voltage gauge needle excess dropping when stopping, engine idling to low when stopping. Dealer says problem is normal. Let's test drive a new truck and show me it is normal. This truck is a lemon in my eyes!.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 GMC Sierra 8
Failure Date: 01/12/2005

While driving at approximately 65 mph the headlights failed. Owner contacted the manufacturer, who stated that the vehicle was out of warranty, and there was nothing else they could do. The auto lighting system goes out. The consumer stated that he tried to turn on the manual switch does not work.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 GMC Sierra 9
Failure Date: 10/20/2004

The running lights continued to short out. The bulbs have been replaced eight times in the past year. This did not affect normal use of the headlights or the tail lights. The vehicle has not been to the dealer for this issue. Contacted manufacturer, who said they would not pay for the repairs. The contact believed the lens on the day time running lights were filling up with water when it rained. The contact drilled holes in the bottom of the lens to allow water to escape. Since the contact had performed the drilling the lights have not shorted out as often.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra 10
Failure Date: 05/12/2003

The vehicle headlights are to bright on normal setting, distracting view from on coming traffic. Dealer notified.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 GMC Sierra 11
Failure Date: 01/05/2002

While driving at night, consumer pushed dome light over ride button, immediately headlights and dash lights went out. Vehicle was taken to dealer, GMC was contacted. Manufacturer stated this was the design of the vehicle. To press again 4 times within 6 seconds. This would prompt all lights to come on again. There is a section in owners manual where this fact is mentioned, but not in clear terms. Dealer could not fix.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 12
Failure Date: 03/01/2001

Daytime running lights failed to function during daylight hours. Consumer has examined elements for headlights and found no defect while dealership has not examined vehicle.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra 13
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

I am not sure if this is the correct forum for voicing these concerns but I hope and can be enlightened about these problems. I am not sure of the exact mileage or dates of any of these incidents without further study. The seatbelts on this truck will lock up intermittently while driving down the street with no braking. The right windshield wiper has broken free from the mechanism twice. The daytime lighting does not work though the lamps and fuses are in working condtion. The power steering pump sheared a shaft in two and was replaced under warranty. The engine clatters and was fixed once by the dealer however the fix has never lasted more than half of an oil change(1,500 miles. ) the headlight and rotary dimmer switches and surrounding trim on the dash get extreemely hot to the point of burning. I know I have missed something, it's hard to believe that so many things have gone wrong with this truck.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 GMC Sierra 14
Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Headlights flicker on and off rapidly. Dealer thinks alternator is at fault.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra 15
Failure Date: 04/04/2000

I have experienced excessive wearing of the front brakes, which has resulted in the rotors being replaced first, then the pads replaced 2 weeks later, and upon replacing the pads the new rotors required resurfacing. Since then after driving approx 5k miles, I was told that the new pads are appox 40% worn. I required the right front balljoint to be replaced when the rotors were done. When applying the brakes & hitting a bump in the road, the brake pedal goes down to the floor and has a complete lose of braking. It failed the annual inspection, due to a leaking donnut gasket. The tailgate squeaks & rattles, and appears out of alignment. The front driver's door creaks requiring repeated greasing. There appears to be excessive wearing in the front end and braking system, as well as excessive creaking & noise from the rear area of the truck, tailgate, and driver's door. I have been met with continued resistance and lack of answers from both the mfg and dealer. Any help or information would be appreciated.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 GMC Sierra 16
Failure Date: 12/15/1999

Headlights flash sporadically while driving in the dark.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 GMC Sierra 17
Failure Date: 12/15/1999

Headlights sporadically flash off and on when driving in the dark.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 18
Failure Date: 12/06/1999

While driving in the dark on the road headlights will cut off, leaving consumer without lights. Also, when on high beam they will turn off.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra 19
Failure Date: 10/28/1999

While driving in snow speedometer started moving back and forth. Then consumer smelled rubber burning, and headlights popped out. Took to dealer and they said something overheated on the outside. But consumer said it was on the inside. Dealer put a module in, and made the problem worse. Consumer fears loosing lights on the road.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra 20
Failure Date: 01/22/1999

Headlights go out when tire spin or when anti-lock brakes are activated.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 21
Failure Date: 10/19/1998

Both high and low beam headlights failed to work while driving vehicle at night. Dealer found wiring burned up on dimmer switch in steering column. No fire occurred. Dealer charge to replace defective switch was $502. 65. This is a safety problem when headlights fail while driving vehicle at night. Incident could have caused an accident or fire. Why didn't fuse or circuit breaker protect wiring? please contact us if you would like to examine the failed dimmer switch assembly. We have the failed switch which the dealer here in frankenmuth, michigan replaced.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 22
Failure Date: 08/02/1996

Left head lamp is inoperative.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 23

Head lights failed.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1996 GMC Sierra 24

No summary listed for above vehicle.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 GMC Sierra 25

Noise in rear suspension while accelerating and stopping. Vibration in steering wheel during a right bend in road. Also headlights dim and go back while driving.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra 26

All headlights an d interior lighting will flicker when they are on, or they will become extremely bright and then become dim. Dealer claims this is normal characteristic of vehicle ,there is no solution.