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GMC Sierra 1500, Hybrid Cars
#97 of 100 Re: GMC Hybrid Mileage update [gagrice]
Jul 23, 2007 (12:43 pm)
Has anyone had to replace a hybrid battery yet in the GM hybrid truck?
I have a 2004 GMC Sierra 4x4 Hybrid with 39,000 miles. The truck just died on me the other day. Went to start it one morning and it wouldn't turn over.
Towed it to a GMC dealer with a tech. qualified to work on it and they are saying one of the hybrid batteries is dead and the other two show a low charge. Current estimate is 3 to 5 days for a new battery to arrive.
Also, initially the dealership was saying that the battery is NOT covered under warranty. Everything I have says GM is covering ALL the hybrid components for 8yrs/100,000 miles - this includes the batteries.
The dealership says this sounds right to them and that they were just going off what the tech. had said in regards to the warranty.
I'm curious to see what experiences others may have had.
#98 of 100 Re: GMC Hybrid Mileage update [bretd04gmc]
Jul 23, 2007 (3:02 pm)
I only have 12k miles on my 2005 Sierra. It is 25 months old and no problems so far. I plan to buy the extended warranty if I keep it past 3 years.
#99 of 100 Remind me why I should buy a hybrid?
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Sep 22, 2007 (4:17 am)
A Forbes.com article on the least efficient hybrids and the dreaded "hybrid premium" are the subject of today's Alternate Route entry, Boon or Bane?
#100 of 100 Re: Remind me why I should buy a hybrid? [pf_flyer]
Sep 22, 2007 (4:45 am)
My Sierra Hybrid was a nice enough truck. I sold it and would never consider another hybrid. They are TOO complex. Too much to go wrong. In fact most new cars suffer from too many gadgets that are going to cost you a ton of money when the warranty expires. I am going to buy older vehicles and just drive them. Keep the money in the bank. Let the masses make car payments the rest of their lives. Hybrids are the current leader in throw-away technology for cars.