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By Todd Phillips
Anyone else have multiple issue regarding the lifters? I purchased a demo truck with 3900 miles on it back in early May. Started having engine issues almost immediately and had gotten all my lifters replaced recently, with under 7,000 miles on the truck. Spent almost a month at the dealer and finally got it back. They replaced all the lifters the first time and then a few weeks later it started having issues again.
Luckily with the market conditions today I was able to trade out and get a newer one but I gotta admit I'm concerned.
Anyone else dealing with this issue repeatedly?
I have 2014 Silverado and went to the gas station one morning and out of nowhere started smelling gas inside of the truck. Long story short, went to look underneath truck and had a 3x3 ft size puddle of fuel underneath truck on ground. Looked to see where it was coming from and looks like it’s coming from back side of motor. Can anyone help or recommend any action to take from this?
2019 Silverado RST 5.3.. 26k miles. Took it into dealer for software update and minor recall repairs and the truck has died twice in 4 days, luckily only while in park idling.
Interior lights and connections all still on but engine shuts off. Only way to restart is to disconnect the battery. Dealer says they can’t get the codes bc the battery was disconnected. No longer feel safe driving a Chevy. Will trade it in once repairs are done. Last 3 Chevy trucks have had some major issues prior to 36k miles. I’ve bought 7 chevys in the past 10 years.
dealer seems clueless to the service ESC problems with new model silverados.
GM is presently leaking information on their 2020 and 2021 trucks, specifically Sierras and Silverados.
Wow, they look beautiful ............ but the body work hides a truck full of problems.
I think they need to take a step back and reevaluate the crap they are throwing our way.
Their adds promote all kinds of wonderful technology both mechanical and electrical.
It all sounds so wonderful, in an idealistic way ... but it just doesn't all work as promised.
Our VERY EXPENSIVE trucks are nothing more than dolled up scrap metal.
Our engines are failing prematurely, brake systems continue to fail, ProTail Gates don't operate as promised and leak every time it rains.
Even simple things like a simple back up cameras fail to initiate on a regular basis.
Our computer screens exhibit either the blue screen of death or a totally black screen.
The servicing dealers scratch their heads as they don't have the answers we all need.
I spoke with the manager of the GMC dealer on Long Island where I purchased my Sierra SLT and his exact words were,
"GM is putting too much technology into these vehicles. Technology that is not proven, tested or properly supported. .....
( he went on to say ) They ( GM ) build them and we "try" to fix them. We don't know what to do or how to do it"
My own truck is 5 months old and I have not had one week of trouble free use.
I get calls from the GM Customer support line on a weekly basis asking what's happening and I tell them about my woes.
AND NOTHING HAPPENS.
I want my truck fixed once and for all, I want my warranty extended.
On no less than 5 occasions I have made appointments to have my Sierra serviced, only to drive 35 mile to my dealer and find out they don't have a technician available,
or I'm given some other lame excuse as to why they can't honor their appointment obligation.
What is the purpose of making an appointment weeks in advance if this continues.
How many of you are undergoing the same or similar experiences.
Please use this forum " Lipstick On A Pig" as your thread to vent.
This is in hopes that someone at GM may wake up and start to care.
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
General Motors has announced that NHTSA is mandating a safety recall for the following vehicles:
2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups (1500 / 2500 / 3500) 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon vehicles 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade
NHTSA reports that the amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time. The group says that as the vacuum level drops, the brake assist decreases, and that this increasing braking effort, extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. This new recall covers 3.4 million vehicles.
The Problem: The brake pump uses engine oil to lubricate itself. If the pump becomes clogged with engine oil sludge the units ability to create vaccum is diminished over time. As a result, braking force and ability also drops. The issue is usually accompanied by a "Service Brake Assist" warning message in the dash.
The Fix: GM will reprogram the computer that controls the secondary brake assist pump. The secondary pump will now activate at lower speeds and different situations quicker to compensate for any lost output from the main pump. Since the pumps are not failing, GM has decided not to replace them.
GM's number for this recall is N192268490. In compliance with federal law, GM will notify owners, typically by snail mail. GM says that its dealers will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module. However, GM has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.
If you own one of these vehicles and wish to check to see if your vehicle is included (or not) you can do so at this link immediately.
As with every safety recall, customers will not be charged by GM for the needed repairs or modifications.
NHTSA's public information on this issue indicates that many accidents have been reported to NHTSA including some with injuries. This recall is the result of a NHTSA investigation that lasted nearly a year. In its investigation report, NHTSA noted the following details about the problem:
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