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#1366 of 1489 Re: Totals are out! [chuck1]
Nov 18, 2012 (3:57 pm)
Congrats on being a satisfied owner. Throwing sales stats out just makes you look like a GM troll. Knock it off. There are known issues with these trucks, and like several others on here, we are not satisfied with GM's engineering, or their lack of response to the problem. I am just going out on a limb to guess you have not bought 7 new GMC trucks since 2004. I have. The 2004 Sierra 1500 I had was great, as was the 2005 Sierra Denali, and 2006 Sierra 2500 Duramax. The 2007 Yukon, which was the first year of throttle-by-wire, had a lot of throttle lag. The 2008 Sierra 2500 6.0 gasser that replaced it was horrible to the point where I got $3000 in buyback assistance towards my 2011 Sierra 2500 Duramax. The engine and trans on this truck were great, but the very well known issues with the emissions system on these trucks forced me to trade it in. I was going through regens every 200 miles. I downgraded to my current 2011 Sierra 1500, which I wish I never would have got. It has every bad characteristic of my 2007 and 2008 vehicles, and then some. Sooo.....what happened to driveability since 2006? The only things that changed were the additions of AFM and throttle by wire. GM needs to fix these, or this will be my last, and I will be *UGH* going back to Ford or another make.
#1367 of 1489 Re: Totals are out! [bigman55434]
Nov 18, 2012 (4:30 pm)
FYI throttle by wire was standard on the GMT 800 series truck.
#1368 of 1489 Re: New 2012 Sierra Silverado [ceb66]
Nov 18, 2012 (5:55 pm)
Well Ceb that just sucks.. just sell the vehicle. Hell I see that with the idiots I work with on the Hyundai-mobiles. I'm not a fan of the product, but it is what is it. Wait till the owners on the 4-cyl models realize they're going to be out $500 for a timing belt at 60k miles (suggested replacement).
As for us GM owners, I've been in the after-market world for transmissions since 2006ish. I KNOW GM makes crappy transmissions. If I what I know now, to when I purchased my '02 in 10/02, I would straight up ordered a 5.3l LS with an 80e, but I didn't. The love affair that I have with GM is the ability to manipulate the long block for more power, and the 4.8, 5.3, and 6.0 basically having interchangeable parts.
My point to the people who are posting to this forum, is to contact GM Customer service directly. And they can see that GM has replied to ...
again, to those that are having transmission issues, go to the "my GM" website, register your vehicle, and you'll get a reply. I did it when I had the knock sensor and transmission issues, and they did what they said they'd do.
#1369 of 1489 Re: Totals are out! [bigman55434]
Nov 18, 2012 (11:50 pm)
With the number of posts I have over the last several years on Edmunds, I guarantee you I am not a troll.
#1370 of 1489 Re: Totals are out! [obyone]
Nov 24, 2012 (6:37 pm)
2002 Silverado with 86,000 miles and the tranny goes out. My neighbors 2003 Silverado with 102,000 on it and the tranny goes out. Will tell everyone not to buy Chevy without doing there research.
#1371 of 1489 Re: Totals are out! [azmithe]
Nov 24, 2012 (8:10 pm)
Here's some more beauty to your dilemma Azmithe.
A - nothing lasts forever, and
B - Chevys / GMC are not that costly to repair. There are too many experienced techs out there that are capable of fixing/replacing a trans. You need to find a trans guy, I bet I can find one. I belong to a nation wide performance truck group.
#1372 of 1489 Re: Totals are out! [azmithe]
Nov 24, 2012 (8:52 pm)
Your car is twelve years old....not that many miles for the year, you obviously do alot of city driving. HOW LONG SHOULD GM BE RESPONSIBLE in your mind?
All those short city hops with the tranny shifting up and down.
Same question for your friend's truck with 102K on it.
#1373 of 1489 Re: 20 trips to the dealer and now.... [jjacks]
Nov 25, 2012 (4:16 pm)
hello could you give me the spider specs please.I have the same problem with my truck and the tech said no specs and the clunk is driving me nuts thank you Bill
#1374 of 1489 Re: Totals are out! [chuck1]
Nov 25, 2012 (5:16 pm)
Thank you... I was thinking the same thing.
#1375 of 1489 Shifting issue when transmission is cold
Dec 03, 2012 (9:47 am)
I have a 2012 GMC sierra. When the transmission is cold and i accelerate at a descent rate, not hard but more than a slow takeoff, when shifting from 2nd to 3rd it takes a while to engage into 3rd and the motor revvs up. When the tranny is warm, it is fine. Is anyone else having this issue. I have just over 5000 miles on the truck. It does not have to be cold outside, just a cold tranny. I can make it do this every time. if i accelerate slowly, it shifts fine.