GMC problems

GMC recalls and problems will be less about cars and more focused on trucks, sport utility vehicles, vans, and a mix of commercial and pickup trucks for retail. The brand is another under the parent General Motors, so expect to use their VIN search tool to find out about recalls going back to 1999.


If you haven’t seen the GMC problems you have within a recall, then join in discussion below with your issues as well. Past GMC recalls have involved an SUV window switch, brake issues, ignition problems, radio control module glitches, fuel gauge inaccuracies, and more.

The official customer service and social support channels are detailed to the right for General Motors GMC division. You can use that information to contact service departments directly, or if you need to leave questions and complains. Those of you wondering about current recalls should use the GM VIN lookup tool, or leave feedback about your current problems for this auto brand below.

GMC Car Recalls insight up to October 2017

If there's been GMC car recalls in 2017, then customer reports will be found below.

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  • Justin

    Cannot believe that my GMC Acadia has a recall to replace its 18-inch Frontera HL tires, but at least they are being recalled before any reported accidents.

  • Mel

    Yep, seems like my 2012 GMC Sierra LD is part of the ignition switch recall, they contacted me a few days ago.

  • Peter

    I hear that GM believe that it will have increased profitability in 2015 with less recalls, I’m sure they said the same at the start of last year.

  • Chuck

    My 2007 GMC 2500 Sierra has developed a problem with its steering, as it keeps veering to one-side while driving down the road. Has anyone else had such an issue?

  • Zach

    My My LG4 dies on me while selecting 4WD and into reverse, I was then warned to reduce power and also noticed it started to overheat. Help please.

  • Martin

    Seems like my GMC Acadia is part of this tire recall issue, what a pain.

  • Jason

    I keep having power loss and the gauges not working on my 2003 Sierra GMC pickup, and the dealer said they need to see this happen in order to work out a fix. However, I have since learned this is a very common problem.

  • Jeff

    My 2005 GMC Yukon has developed a transmission problem, as it seems to shift at times when it should not need to, why would this be?

  • Ethan

    My 2004 Envoy has an oil leak and for some reason and I have since learned this is a common issue, but is it easy to repair?

  • Charlie

    I’ve been told that the airbags on my 1994 GMC Sonoma do not have the correct wiring, hence why they failed to deeply when I crashed. I thought this is something that needs to be shared, as you might want to get yours checked out.

  • Arnold

    The AC in my 2012 GMC Acadia does not work all of the time, and seems to please itself when it wants to work. Someone suggested it could be down to the pipework, but is the correct?

  • Jenny

    Over the course of 78,000 miles i have had to replace the fuel pump on my 1999 GMC Suburban three times, surely this is not right? The dealer is unable to come up with a solution, and yet each time I change the fuel pump a new fuel filter is fitted.

  • Karl

    Am i the only one that has noticed the steering shuddering on a 2012 GMC Terrain? Not sure if this is a common problem, and if there is an easy solution?

  • Jenson

    The driver’s seat on the right-hand side of my 2003 Envoy XL has dropped, and after looking underneath the seat a piece of the meta bracket has fallen off. Now, would I have to buy a whole new seat, or can i just purchase the bracket?

  • Des

    The way the bench seats have been installed into my 2008 GMC Savana, it certainly promotes a lot of noise. The entire thing rattles and becomes so annoying. Surely an easy solution would be to remove the seats and place a rubber gasket on the floor, and then place the bench seats back on top and secure them back in place?

  • Roy

    My GMC Safari shakes a lot when I drive around tight corners while driving slow. This is as much as I can really tell you’ I’m just hoping someone else has come across this very same issue and has an answer for me?

  • Paul

    How come my old GMC Vandura 2500 will not start once the engine has been warmed up before hand. The van starts like a dream when cold, which I do find very confusing.I have checked the distributor cap and rotor, along with the plugs and leads, but all are fine.

  • Mac

    Moisture keeps getting into my 2011 GMC Canyon light lens. The dealer is unwilling to replace it free of charge, but surely this is covered under warrenty?

  • Ralph

    My 2000 GMC Safari is starting to get on my nerves because when i make tight turns the vehicle begins to shake. I’d like to point out that this is four wheel drive, and only seems to happen when the four-wheel system engages itself. I have read that it could be due to the transfer system, which is why I decided to change the oil in that system first – but the issue still persists.

  • Tod

    Please help; I have a 1993 GMC S-15 Jimmy and have had an issue with the full system for a couple of weeks now. I have replaced the fuel filter, as well as the fuel pump and even the injectors, all of which now turn out to be bad advice. This is because while fuel is still getting to the motor, it is not getting into the injectors. However, when I pour fuel directly into the injectors the car will run, until that gas runs out.

  • Samuel

    The Touchscreen display on my 2014 GMC terrain will often go blank, and so will lose compete control of the system. This means the radio no longer works, or reversing camera. However, functions like the AC will still work, but cannot change the settings because there is no display to do so. This has been an ongoing issue for a while now and have now been back to the dealer three times, and they have yet to come up with an answer. You would think that they would just change the entire touchscreen system and be done with it under warranty.

  • Mary

    Not to happy at the moment, the fuel pump has stopped working on my 1999 GMC Suburban. I have replaced the pump three times now, and they keep braking down on me, what on earth is the issue here?

  • Jessie

    I have only had the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 for a few weeks, but first noticed that the engine was running roughly after the first couple of days while setting up the OnStar features. I first assumed that it would just need a little time for the system to learn itself, but now have a feeling it has a OCM learning challenge, and so wonder what it is i need to do to get the engine running smoothly?

  • Josh

    I felt a right idiot a few days ago because the fuel gauge on my 2000 GMC Sonoma had stopped working, although at the time I had assumed it was the battery was the reason my car would no longer start. I felt a right idiot when I call the breakdown service, only to find I had run out of gas. I have heard that the fuel gauge going on this model is common, so please make sure this is the first thing you check when you breakdown.

  • George

    There is a horrible clunking noise from the rear of my GMC Sierra each time I try to accelerate or go to stop. I have no idea about cars, and so any help is gladly welcome.

  • Maurice

    How can a five year old vehicle like my GMC Arcadia AC just stop working? It is like these newer cars are not made to last, and I am now considering going back to an older model where they were built to last in the first place.

  • Don

    I’m getting annoyed as to why my 2003 GMC Envoy is now overheating, after only doing less than 60,000 miles. the temperatures is going over 3/4 all the time, and never wants to go down. I have to keep shutting the engine off, otherwise it will overheat, which is an issue when it is so hot outside, as I cannot use the AC.I was told it was the thermostat, but after changing to the problem is still there.

  • Clive

    I’m struggling to understand why my GMC Sierra makes a strange noise as though riding on a payment when in 4WD? I have taken it to the shop for repair, yet they are unable to find out what the cause is.

  • Janice

    Every time I go to start my 1998 GMC Safari the engine floods and so have to wait a while to try to start it again. However, there have been times when I have had to wait hours before it would finally start. Does anyone know why this would be happening?

  • Merv

    You do have to wonder where some of these carmakers come up with their supposed MPG claims, because my GMC Terrain is far off the figures they claim. The best I have managed to get is 32MPG on the highway, although what I actually get is 18 to 20 miles per gallon. I do not drive like an idiot, yet no matter how hard I try, I am far off that figure. Now I know that you can expect a small variation, but not 12 to 14MPG difference.

  • Jake

    You would have thought a vehicle such as the GMC Terrain would be very solid, yet when I close the driver’s door, it sounds hollow and cheaply made.

  • Julie

    Why is it that my GMC truck lacks so much power compared to usual? This only happens when going down a hill while there was thick snow, and also a warning light came up on the dash to say there had been a reduction in power.

  • Freddie

    I cannot understand why the seatbelt in my 2912 GMC Arcadia are cracking and breaking apart? This is the case with both the driver and passenger seat belts. I have never had this issue before, and so cannot understand why this is happening.

  • Simon

    I recently been told that my 2014 GMC Sierra Ignition Switch had a problem and so was recalled. What worries me is that I recently bought this particular model, so how can I tell if this was actually fixed, as I seem to be be having an issue with its ignition?

  • Preston

    I have a 2011 GMC Terrain as anyone had any problems with the catalytic converter

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