Top Two Troubles with the GMC Sierra 2500
When a pickup truck is named after some mountains, people will start to expect certain things about it-\"ruggedness, durability, and staying power\" would probably top that list. As far as expectations go, the GMC Sierra 2500 does not disappoint. With a respectable six-year production run that only ended because there were really too many GMC pickup models coming out, the Sierra 2500 was a capable and trusted performer-that it looked good too certainly added to the charm. Of course, no vehicle is ever truly perfect. So here are the two most common gripes people have had with the truck. It pays to be informed.
For some owners, the 2002 GMC Sierra 2500 had a terrifying tendency to crash. The problem with the brakes-for that was the central culprit in these cases-was not limited to just one cause neither. In some cases, the driver would step on the brakes only to find that they simply weren't working anymore! In other cases, the devolution was gradual but nonetheless scary. For the former, it was found that the brakes lines had simply rotted away! The latter was later blamed on rusted lines.
Oddly enough, a recall order was issued for the 2002 Sierra-but for a busted tailgate. Which is all right, because it's probably more economical to have the neighborhood mechanic look it over. Plus, aftermarket replacement brake lines are really durable these days. Sometimes, their quality exceeds even that put out by OE suppliers.
This much more subdued problem comes by way of the 2001 iteration of the GMC Sierra 2500, and was observed at around 24,000 miles. While not as dangerous a rotted-out brake lines, the effect is nonetheless pretty dramatic. In nearly all cases, the power window on one or more sides simply drop down rapidly and do not move up to close again.
There actually is a recall order tied to the 2001 Sierra that does focus on the electrical components. It only covers a small number of trucks so check first before taking any action. Alternatively, getting an aftermarket replacement regulator is also advisable. It might be cheaper, but it seems to solve all the complaints easily.