Steering Problems of GMC Sierra
GMC Sierra owners have reported 65 problems linked to steering (under the steering category).
#1 - Steering problem of the 2012 GMC Sierra
The car involved was a 2012 GMC Sierra denali. 2012 GMC denali. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle steering problems. The consumer noticed a very bad problem with the steering whenever he slowed down to turn, he would loose control over the ability to turn. The wheel locked down when he applied the brake and tried to turn at the same time. He was not able to turn until he pressed on the accelerator or released the brake. The dealer said it was caused by the power booster taking all the power to the brakes and leaving very little to the steering. Also, there was a problem with the back-up screen. The picture was extremely dark, and it was hard to make out the images on the screen. The dealer tried to lighten the screen, but to no avail. This issue happened on 10/01/2013.
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#2 - Steering problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra
The car involved is a 1998 GMC Sierra. The VIN of this Sierra is 1GTEK14M9W_. Fame rot almost completely broken on both sides in rear by leaf spring mounts. This steering problem happened on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
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#3 - Steering problem of the 2012 GMC Sierra
The vehicle was a 2012 GMC Sierra denali. Loss of steering control (three episodes) : 13 Nov 2012, while exiting nb I-95 onto eb route 214 in landover, MD, my steering wheel locked. My speed at the time was approximately 50 mph. I was able to brake rapidly as the ramp began to straighten from it's sweeping right curve. The locked steering was forcing me onto the right shoulder. Luckily I was able to stop my truck on the right shoulder before the locked steering forced me off the hard top. During this event, the trucks engine remained running and the ignition key stayed turned on. Once I was safely stopped on the ramp's shoulder, I made attempts to turn the steering wheel. With both of my hands on the wheel and while exerting a lot of upper body strength, I was able to brake the steering wheel free. Yes, I drove the car home from that point, a distance of 16 miles. Everything with the steering appeared to be normal, again. This problem appears to be intermittent and has now occurred to date, a total of three times. Between the second and third incident, the truck was taken to capitol Cadillac - GMC in suburban maryland washington DC, for diagnosis of the problem. While the truck was in capitols possession, it was driven 83 miles but the steering problem did not present itself. Two days after retrieving my truck from capitol, the steering began exhibiting a strong feeling of resistance as if it was going to fully lock, again. It did not however. The truck is scheduled to return to capitol Cadillac - GMC on 20 Nov 2012. It was 11/13/2012 when this steering issue happened.
#4 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 GMC Sierra. First incident was a brake line bursting in my driveway. I had it repaired at my local garage. At that time he told me that all of the brake lines were in bad shape. Second incident, while I was driving up the road at approx 55 mph with my 19' boat in tow I realized I had no steering or brakes. I was able to coast to a stop and pull the vehicle off the road to a safe location. The failure was attributed to a rotted line to the power steering cooler. Lastly, I am not able to get a safety inspection sticker because my brake lines in such bad condition. Estimated cost to repair $800-$1500 dollars. I will add that the truck looks like new, spends most of it's time in the garage and is used primarily to go to the local dump, plow my driveway only and occasionally tow my boat to the lake! mileage reflects this. Dates may not be totally accurate but the best of my recollection. It was Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 when this steering issue occurred.
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#5 - Steering problem of the 2012 GMC Sierra
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GT322CG4C_. There was crash involved with this GMC Sierra. Just purchases new 2012 GMC Sierra 3500 , 400 miles , have had alignment / steering problems with a drift to left and a wondering steering wheel, also brake and abs lights on, went to dealer they looked at it for 2 hrs, and said it needed a part ordered and there was a TSB on it, the tech said it would be safe to drive but I would not have abs brakes, also he would check alignment again at time when part came in 4 days est, brake and abs light remained on, vehicle drove fine the next day until a accident, went around curveat 55 mph, applied brakes to slow, brakes went to floor un able to slow at all went off the road lost control and crashed into trees, both airbags deployed , went to emergency room with arm injury and rib injuries, brand new truck very scarry I will never buy a gm poduct again. It was Mar. 13, 2012 when this steering issue happened.
#6 - Steering problem of the 2004 GMC Sierra
The vehicle involved is a 2004 GMC Sierra. While driving vehicle you get a loud thump and shake from the steering wheel. This happens at any speed, when the vehicle hits a bump in the road or turning. This problem has been traced to the steering shaft on all Chevrolet and GMC pickups from that year. This steering issue occurred Oct. 8, 2010.
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#7 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The vehicle was a 2003 GMC Sierra. Bought the truck recently from vince whibbs GMC pensacola FL. Had some front end work done but also there is a loose steering shaft that is a common defect with this year and model truck. While cornering the truck at low speeds and going over bumps there is a loose feeling felt in the steering. This steering problem happened on Tue., Jan. 17, 2012.
#8 - Steering problem of the 2007 GMC Sierra
The vehicle is a 2007 GMC Sierra classic. The truck after 40 miles started screeching from the front when going around corners,and was reported to the dealer sam swope, I was informed that it was normal, on the way to town the truck stalled and was towed for repair turns out the coil plug shorted out wires were replaced, next day the truck stalled again towed again turns out that booth catalytic converters were plugged,booth replaced. Entering the freeway when accelerated the truck did not respond, I was informed by the dealer that nothing wrong with the tranny, now I have a clunking noise from the rear of the truck they claim not to be able to duplicate the problem, tires worn out at 27,000 miles turns out alignment problem but no cause for the squealing tires sense first reported the first day of owner ship. Same problem all the time steering wheel never been aligned anti-lock brakes never work right always locking up on breaking first thing in the mornings and the dealership not able to reproduce the problem. This truck is dangerous to drive with to any failures. It was 09/15/07 when this steering issue happened.
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#9 - Steering problem of the 2006 GMC Sierra
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 GMC Sierra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2GTEK13T46_. The contact stated the steering wheel locked when he applied the brake. After three attempts the dealer has been unable to repair the problem. Another dealer informed him this was the design of the vehicle. The manufacturer advised him to take it to the dealer. Updated 11/29/05. It was Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 when this steering issue occurred.
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#10 - Steering problem of the 2006 GMC Sierra
The car was a 2006 GMC Sierra. The VIN of the car is 2GTEK13Z16_. Very difficult, if not impossible, to turn steering at idle. Duration of problem approx. 1 year. June 2009 dealer replaced part in steering. Dealer cold not find a problem in steering, but replaced a part. Problem continues; very difficult to turn at idle or low speed. I do not feel it is safe. This problem occurred on Friday, May 1, 2009.
#11 - Steering problem of the 2005 GMC Sierra
The vehicle is a 2005 GMC Sierra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this GMC Sierra is 1GTEC14V95_. Intermediate steering shaft has been rattling for a few weeks now, and my truck only has 38,000 miles. I'm told that lubricating it will only stop it short term. This steering issue occurred Jan. 20, 2007.
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#12 - Steering problem of the 2005 GMC Sierra
The vehicle was a 2005 GMC Sierra. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GTEK19B15_. Returned to dealer 4 times for: brakes going out (4 new sets installed) abnormal wear on tires (f) valves chattering at 10-65 mph returned to dealer 3 times for: steering sector knocking front axle making warping noise transmission clunking when shifting up or down returned to dealer 2 times for: various electrical/light problems smoking in passing gear or hard take off all of the above problems are still on-going and have not been repaired. This steering problem happened on Thursday, June 15, 2006.
#13 - Steering problem of the 2005 GMC Sierra
The vehicle was a 2005 GMC Sierra. The contact stated that the steering shaft does not have enough grease and causes the steering to stiffen up while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least five times for the steering shaft to be re-greased, but that has not remedied the issue. The contact feels this is a safety issue because the steering stiffens and makes it very difficult to drive, which could lead to a crash. The current mileage was 49,000 and failure mileage was 15,000. This problem occurred on 05/01/2005.
#14 - Steering problem of the 2004 GMC Sierra
The vehicle is a 2004 GMC Sierra. VIN of the vehicle was 1GTHK292X4_. The center hub of the wheels constantly falls off. The plastic screws that hold the hub on the wheel are not securing the hub properly. The consumer has lost six of these hubs since owning the vehicle. The vehicle would buck when put into 4low and shifting into park or neutral from reverse or drive. The vehicle made a thumping noise when making left turns and the consumer could feel it in the steering wheel. It was Apr. 12, 2004 when this steering issue occurred.
#15 - Steering problem of the 2004 GMC Sierra
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 GMC Sierra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GTEK14X14_. #1 04 Sierra 4x4 returned to dealer after 2 weeks (9/18/04) with 1523 miles for hard shifting. Clutch was not installed correctly from factory. Engage and disengage point in clutch pedal travel is at full depression into the firewall. #2 passenger door hard to close fully. Driver side door closes as expected with little effort. Passenger door will not close completely without undue force being applied or a window cracked. #3 returned truck to a different dealership on 9/15/05 with 8,190 and again 12/15/05 with 10,282 miles. For a knocking noise during turning, clutch not engaging and disengaging correctly, passenger door not closing completely, and a new rattling noise from the transmission along with a whine noise from the gears. The dealership fixed the knocking noise from a service bulletin concerning a steering bushing. This dealership also stated they found nothing wrong with the clutch or the transmission or the passenger door. None of the problems were fixed #5 I immediately took the truck to an independent transmission specialist after picking it up from the dealership for a 3rd opinion on 12/20/05 with 10,284 miles. His opinion was flatly stated that the truck has major problems with the clutch and the transmission. His evaluation was the clutch was not installed correctly from the factory and depression into the firewall was not correct. The transmission has synchronizer and possible bushings and bearings that were failing. He stated the noises alone were definite indicators that the transmission has problems and that anyone would know that a clutch is not required to be depressed into the firewall for proper operation which in time will lead to premature clutch failure. This evaluation cost me $30 and 3 hour lost from work. It was 06/18/2004 when this steering issue occurred.
#16 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The vehicle is a 2003 GMC Sierra. While driving driver can feel knocking in the steering wheel. Dealer had to replace a part in the lower steering unit, but did not inform the consumer of the parts name.
#17 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The car is a 2003 GMC Sierra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GTHK23163_. When the abs brakes were pressed hard the steering locked and made it difficult to control the steering wheel. The consumer contacted the manufacturer, and informed consumer that it was the characteristic of vehicle. The dealership mechanic will not repair vehicle based on information from manufacturer. The anti-lock brakes experienced extended stopping distance and caused the vehicle minor damage as the consumer attempted to avoid an accident. The dealer suggested that there was no problem. The edges of the seat were worn.
#18 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
I have experienced significant vibration when I steer my 2003 GMC Sierra pick up truck. The vibration is distracting and I was worried that there may be a serious problem so I took it into the GMC dealer to be looked at. They told me that it was a problem with the intermediate steering shaft and that it is not a safety issue. However, I feel that any problems with the intermediate steering shaft is a safety concern because if it was to fail while I was driving the results could be catastrophic. The vibration also creates unnecessary distraction, which is also a safety concern. The dealer and GMC customer service have informed me that there are 200,000 intermediate steering shafts on back order - so there is obviously a widespread problem. They told me it could be 3 months before I could get this replaced. My truck is only 1 1/2 years old with 52,000 miles. There currently is no recall. I have filed a complaint with GMC (service request # 1-304994219), but I do not think there response was adequate. They basically told me that I would have to wait until the shafts were ready and that they are currently not performing this work under a recall. There lack of concern was troubling and I do not want to trust my families safety to a customer service agent, which has been directed on what to say. I have not had an accident or incident resulting from this problem yet, but I do not feel comfortable driving the vehicle in this condition. This problem occurred on 01/25/05.
#19 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The vehicle is a 2003 GMC Sierra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GTEC14X73_. When turning in either direction a rattling noise was produced from the steering wheel. The dealer replaced the steering shaft which had malfunctioned. Please provide additional information. This steering problem happened on Jan. 12, 2005.
#20 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The vehicle was a 2003 GMC Sierra. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GTEK14V43_. I bought the 2003 Sierra new in 2003. After a short period of time a clunking occurred when going around gradual curves and over small bumps. When it got worse I brought it into the dealer and they said the steering shaft was low on lubricant. They filled it up no charge under warranty and the steering felt like new again. Not too long afterwards, the same problem happened, gradually at first then worsening. I brought it back to the dealer and they were going to replace the part this time instead of refilling it. That was covered under warranty and the steering felt good again. Now its October 25, 2005 and I am going to have to bring it in again for the same part problem. This time I am over the 36,000 mile warranty and have to pay for it. At this rate I will have to do this every year. This steering problem happened on 10/25/2005.
#21 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 GMC Sierra. VIN of the vehicle was 2GTEC19T43_. Transmission: been fixed 3 times and finally replaced a/c: repaired once front end-steering: repaired 3 times and still not fixed. The failure date was Nov. 28, 2005.
#22 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The vehicle was a 2003 GMC Sierra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GTEC14X83_. The contact stated the rear passenger brake was out of control. The vehicle was taken to the dealership , and they determined there was a problem with the rear tires. There have been no repairs made to the vehicle. Updated 1/4/2006 - the steering intermediate shaft was knocking and had to be replaced. This steering issue occurred Friday, Apr. 29, 2005.
#23 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The car is a 2003 GMC Sierra. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GTEC19V22_. 2003 Sierra steering mechanism makes a noise. The consumer was told when the part in the steering was replaced under warranty, someone placed it on too tight and now the part was out of shape. The mechanic also stated that the part would have to be lubricated often because there were no grease fittings on it. Updated. 07/21/06. This steering issue occurred May. 1, 2006.
#24 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The car involved is a 2003 GMC Sierra. : the contact stated while traveling at various speeds, the steering wheel felt loose. The problem was more obvious while turning or driving at lower speeds. This also caused the front end to make a clunking noise. The dealership replaced the intermediate steering shaft once and lubed the component three times. The problem returns after 10,000 miles. It was May 17, 2006 when this steering issue happened.
#25 - Steering problem of the 2003 GMC Sierra
The car involved was a 2003 GMC Sierra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this GMC Sierra is 2GTEK19T63_. I have 2 gm products, a 1996 chevy impalla & a 2003 GMC truck. Both have the same problem. At various times and without notice the power steering will lock up and won't turn for a brief time. After a few seconds it will go back to normal. Also if you are standing still and try to turn to the left the wheel is very hard to turn or won't turn at all. Fortunately this has not caused an accident or injury, but I could see a situation where under the wright conditions this could be life threatening. The failure date was 03/31/2010.
#26 - Steering problem of the 2002 GMC Sierra
The car involved is a 2002 GMC Sierra denali. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2GTFK69U82_. The abs light came on. Since that time, on two separate occasions while turning at slow speeds, the truck has stalled in an intersection. After reviewing the recall information and calling gm and our dealership, no open recalls apply to the truck. They will of course be happy to charge us and minimum of $101. 00 and more to look at the truck and repair the problem. If this is a recall, why does it not apply?. The failure date was May. 24, 2009.
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#27 - Steering problem of the 2002 GMC Sierra
The vehicle involved is a 2002 GMC Sierra. While driving 20 mph the vehicle swerved from side to side twice for approximately two seconds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The gm manufacturer was called and stated that he had to pay for a diagnostic test and the contact refused to do so. The failure mileage was 48,000. This issue happened on March 7, 2009.
#28 - Steering problem of the 2000 GMC Sierra
The vehicle involved was a 2000 GMC Sierra. Two failures of steering shaft within 50,000 miles. It was 11/06/2005 when this steering issue occurred.
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#29 - Steering problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra
The vehicle is a 1999 GMC Sierra. When driving at any speed steering is working intermittently, which may cause the consumer to lose control. This problem occurred on Mar. 26, 1999.
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#30 - Steering problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra
The car is a 1999 GMC Sierra. When making a turn at highway speed, the power steering changed causing over steering in the turn which resulted in the vehicle going off of the road. The dealer has replaced the dtc sensor . Mjs. It was Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999 when this steering issue happened.
#31 - Steering problem of the 1999 GMC Sierra
The car was a 1999 GMC Sierra. Consumer indicated that their vehicle's steering is experiencing the same defect as stated in recall 98 v 242 000, but vehicle's VIN number is not included. This steering issue occurred Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003.
#32 - Steering problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra
The vehicle involved is a 1998 GMC Sierra. The VIN of this vehicle is 2GTEC19R3W_. Vehicle is difficult to steer since purchasing it. Dealer stated that it could not be fixed and that GMC is aware of the problem.
#33 - Steering problem of the 1998 GMC Sierra
The car involved is a 1998 GMC Sierra. The VIN of the car is 2GTEC19R3W_. Vehicle is difficult to steer since purchasing it. Dealer stated that it could not be fixed and that GMC is aware of the problem. This problem occurred on August 22, 1997.