GMC Sierra owners have reported 84 problems related to windshield wiper/washer motor (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
Windshield wiper motor failure. The wipers kept operating at low speed with the switch position being irrelevant. Only 44500 mi. On the vehicle. Since, the motor control module is not available separately the complete motor assembly had to be replaced.
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: the contact stated the vehicle's driver side door pins shattered causing the door to malfunction when attempting to open it from the inside. Also, the windshield wiper motor malfunctioned as well. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who determined that the repairs should be covered under a recall. The dealer needed documentation that would support the recall work. No repairs had been made.
See all problems of the 1997 GMC Sierra .
Intermittently the windshield wipers become inoperable. If I tap on the windshield motor case they may work for a while. I can hear the motor run when they are not working.
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Windshield wipers fail off & on--mostly never work.
The contact stated the windshield wipers work intermittently. He believes it is a problem with the wiper motor circuit board. The vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer.
During a heavy rain storm the windshield motor/wipers quit working which impaired my vision.
Windshield wipers failed during rainstorm,after researching this,I found this to be a common problem in which a recall was issued but I never received notice or my VIN wasn't included in recall.
Failure in the windshield wipers. Electrical problem causing short with windshield washer. Friend has 96 chevy with same problem. They fail to work in the rain. Work fine during sunshine. Work only ocassionally.
Wipers stopped working in the middle of heavy rain. Had problems with them for around a year before they finally quit. Checked recalls , but this year model was not included.
Intermittantly the windshield wipers become inoperable. Usually after they run a while and usually stop at the worst time right in the middle of a heavy downpour. When I open the hood I can hear a soft buzzing noise. When I wiggle the cable harness assembly that goes to the motor the wipers will start again. But then when I shut the hood the vibration sometimes causes the wipers to stop. This had been going on since last year, 2004. This is the exact same problem I have read about in similar complaints and the NHTSA campaign id 03v15900.
Windshield wiper motor failure on 1997 GMC Sierra pickup truck. Wipers work when they want to and GMC and dealer does nothing about it.
Windshield wipers malfunctioned while driving on a rainy day. This resulted in poor visibility for driver. Dealership indicated to the consumer that this vehicle was not recalled due to VIN.
Windshield wipers stopped and then may start at a later time. The last incident was when it stopped August 20, 2004 in a driving rain storm and we had to pull over but it soon restarted. Later the same day it stopped again and did not restart placing us in a dangerous situation. This morning it is working again.
While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers failed, causing poor visibility. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it home. Then, consumer contacted the dealer, and was informed that the windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced.
Inoperative wipers, operate intermittently.
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While driving in a rain storm, the windshield wipers did not work. They worked fine as long as it was not raining. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but problem was not resolved.
The windshield wipers are no longer working properly. The windshield wipers will work sometimes. The problem first started in 2-2004. The consumer statesdthat once he smelled a burning smell coming from the vehicle. When the consumer took vehicle to a dealership they told him that there was recall 02054 on the 1997 models for the same issue. The problem has not been repaired as of yet. There have been no accidents at this time.
The vehicle stalled 5 times in one morning while driving to work. The weather warmed up outside and the vehicle ran and started fine. The next evening the vehicle started fine, I got 1/2 block down the road it stalled again. I waited for a few minutes and it ran fine. The next morning it started fine and I drove it for miles, had no problems with it stalling. We called GMC to see if there was a recall on windshield wiper motor, because the wipers would work when they wanted to work. Not when you needed them to work. They had told us that there was also an ignition coil problem with this truck-they called the GMC dealer that was to do the recall work. A faulty ignition coil can give the same side effects as a defective fuel pump. We drove the vehicle to the dealer, when we turned the vehicle off it would not restart. The recall work was performed on the vehicle, but still would not start. The GMC dealer told us it was most likely the fuel pump, the dealer told us the fuel pumps in this vehicle go out "frequently. " but, he offered us to replace the fuel pump for $450. + including labor. Or sell us one over the counter for approximately $425. 00 + tax. And we could install it ourselves. Needless to say, we had the vehicle towed to our house and now are deciding what type of fuel pump should be bought for a vehicle that the fuel pump goes out frequently in. Our biggest concern is that this truck has 85,066 miles on it, and has been maintained to the highest standards. Why are the vehicles fitted with faulty/defective products. The pump can catch on fire, or go out if you hit too many bumps in the road. That is a manufacturer problem of a faulty product. Please let us know, how many fuel pumps we should plan on replacing in the normal life of this vehicle.
While driving in a rainstorm, the windshield wiper motor failed without warning. A recall was issued, however the vehicle is outside of the remedy scope. Please provide additional information. Consumer had to pull over and wait until the heavy rain stopped. Now at a later date, the wipers worked.
While driving in inclement weather, without warning the windshield wipers come on and off intermittently. Dealer is aware of the problem. Please provide details.
Intermittently windshield wipers became inoperable, obstructing the driver's view. A recall had been issued on similar makes and models. However, this vehicle was not included due to VIN. The consumer turned the switch off then on again and the wipers would work again. As time went on the problem worsened. The consumer had to turn the switch on and off several times. Sometimes they wouldn't come on for 15 minutes or until the next day. The recall stopped at the 1997 model year. The consumer was the only driver of the vehicle and has since paid to the have the module replaced. Also the tailgate did not aloways lock into place.
Wipers will stop working while driving and may not start again.
Windshield wipers intermittently stop working while in use. Wiper motor had been replaced twice already, and needs replacement once again.
Recall # 98-v-150-001, consumer has the same problem. This vehicle in not include in recall due to the VIN. Please provide further information. Ph.
Consumer stated that windshield wipers work intermittenly resulting in poor visibility during rain storms. Ts.
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