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I just bought a new 2021 1500 with the 6.2L.  When driving around town approaching stops, when the truck downshifts into 1st gear approaching the stop the truck will make this chirping/squaking noise upon stopping the vehicle.  I can also hear it randomly occur starting and slowing down with in town driving as well.  Appears to come from the front mid section of the vehicle, maybe exhaust or transmission.  Has anyone heard of this problem?  Truck only has 600 miles on it.

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On 7/29/2021 at 3:06 PM, Skipit79 said:

I just bought a new 2021 1500 with the 6.2L.  When driving around town approaching stops, when the truck downshifts into 1st gear approaching the stop the truck will make this chirping/squaking noise upon stopping the vehicle.  I can also hear it randomly occur starting and slowing down with in town driving as well.  Appears to come from the front mid section of the vehicle, maybe exhaust or transmission.  Has anyone heard of this problem?  Truck only has 600 miles on it.

Yep,seems to be a thing on all of these new trucks with the DFM.....put it in "L" mode on the shifter and bump the shifter "+" up to like L7 and drive around to see if that sound stops, mine did. Got this idea from another member here on the gm forum. When you have it in L shift mode it shuts off the DFM and that sound seems to stop. I had mine into the dealership for the chirp sound and they refused to acknowledge it.....they know it's this bullshi* DFM causing it.

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I wonder if what you are hearing is the stupid flappers in the exhaust pre and post muffler.  I had those and the muffler cut out when I went with a different muffler so I don't get that, but have seen some people post that is what the noise was on theirs.

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Just curious if anyone has ever got this noise diagnosed/fixed?  My 21' seems to have the same noise, it also does it at autostart from a light, and cold start, and when downshifting at low speeds, seems like it's getting worse/louder as time goes on. 

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Yep that sounds like it, mine has a little more "flutter" to it, but same thing, goes away after 20-30 seconds, but you can also hear it for a few seconds after a restart at a stop light, and if you are driving say in an alley or along a building you can hear it doing it when the truck downshifts at low speeds.   

 

I believe it has to be DFM related, if I run the truck in L-9 it goes away when shifting (it won't auto start/stop in L-9 so no testing that or cold startup).   It's also probably why GM can't/won't do anything about it and simply considers it "Normal Operation" 

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On 7/12/2022 at 7:58 PM, gtrain33 said:

Following... this is how mine sounds

 

 

On 7/12/2022 at 10:38 PM, todd308 said:

Yep that sounds like it, mine has a little more "flutter" to it, but same thing, goes away after 20-30 seconds, but you can also hear it for a few seconds after a restart at a stop light, and if you are driving say in an alley or along a building you can hear it doing it when the truck downshifts at low speeds.   

 

I believe it has to be DFM related, if I run the truck in L-9 it goes away when shifting (it won't auto start/stop in L-9 so no testing that or cold startup).   It's also probably why GM can't/won't do anything about it and simply considers it "Normal Operation" 

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Did this ever get worked out?  Just bought a brand new GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 with the 6.2 .  Heard this right after I brought it home and started it in my garage.  Now, it's all I can hear!  

Took it to the dealer a couple days ago, they said they couldn't replicate it or hear it.  Does this mean we'll have imminent lifter issues?

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On 7/12/2022 at 8:38 PM, todd308 said:

Yep that sounds like it, mine has a little more "flutter" to it, but same thing, goes away after 20-30 seconds, but you can also hear it for a few seconds after a restart at a stop light, and if you are driving say in an alley or along a building you can hear it doing it when the truck downshifts at low speeds.   

 

I believe it has to be DFM related, if I run the truck in L-9 it goes away when shifting (it won't auto start/stop in L-9 so no testing that or cold startup).   It's also probably why GM can't/won't do anything about it and simply considers it "Normal Operation" 

I have a 2022 trail boss with 3500K on it and it dose the same thing, had it to the dealer 4 times now and have put multiple complaints in to GM and basically told me to get bent as this is a normal noise, and its like that to make the truck sound more like a V8...HAHAHA.. they even put a new exhaust on it and it still did the same thing. this has to be the most annoying noise ever, and wish GM would step up and fix the problem...  if any one has any updates on how to fix that would be great.       

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In response to your concern with the noise on yo0ur vehicle that they told you that was normal. Reason is each pulse makes a tone, which combined with the other pulses forms a harmonic series. The same thing happens in all engines, but it's the irregular firing sequence that gives a big V8 its distinctive throbbing sound.

 

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That's completely ridiculous, but not surprising, GM is clearly assuming you are a total idiot with such a response.   While I'm sure many parts are different, It would be interesting to see if this happens with the 6.2 Camero/Corvette.   The reality is unfortunately these noises seem "normal" for this Truck/Engine, however it's NOT normal for a new vehicle, and it doesn't change the fact that it sounds like it belongs in a junkyard when it cold starts, restarts at stop lights, and downshifts.  

 

 

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What if we got a class action together?  I have also played with switching into L9, and it doesn't make the sound when downshifting or pressing the accelerator at lower speeds.  It makes the sound when it starts though, even if you immediately shift into L9.  It's definitely DFM related and pathetic that our $70k brand new trucks sound like 1972 Chryslers when they start.

They know there's an issue, and are refusing to address it with consumers.  I've reached out to a law group who has previously won class action suits.

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