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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Truck
#171 of 208 Re: GMC Frame rust [unaccceptable]
Nov 17, 2012 (7:07 am)
GM does not have a rust warranty. They claim to cover the sheet metal, but then in the next breath they will tell you that they do not cover rust caused by the environment, which as you know, is all rust. The only way to force them to address this problem will be by complaining to the NHTSA, or a few high-profile accidents. They don't call them Government Motors for nothing.
#172 of 208 Re: GMC Frame rust [unaccceptable]
Nov 19, 2012 (3:50 pm)
I am so sorry to hear of your issues. I have been trying to find a way to get a class action lawsuit or a new recall investigation on this issue, but I feel as though I have not gotten any where. I have a blog I started last year hoping I could get the word out... it is http://gmrustbuckets.blogspot.com/ ,,,, you will find a lot of useful information on it. From what I have found out the problem is a combination of poor metal used ( cheaper ) and poor design. The way the frame was designed water pools in the frame area. There was a recall investigation, but since the US government bailed out GM I doubt that will ever go anywhere.
On that blog I posted a link to a gentleman who was very organized and was trying to get resolved with GM. He actually did get his repairs taken care of, not sure how, but I think it was like a part time job to do it.
If anyone knows how to proceed with this, please please post on this site or my blog. We are not looking for a windfall, just a safe truck that does not disintegrate.
#174 of 208 GMT900 Rust
Nov 20, 2012 (11:32 am)
I made the mistake of trading in a perfectly good Dodge Ram for a 2010 GMC Sierra, have all kinds of issues, rust, paint chipping, bad springs, drivers seat bottom keeps coming apart, now my lights are flickering all of the time, have had a torque converter and a rear main seal replaced, 2 alternators, the battery, the exhaust manifolds look like something from the 70's that was sitting in a field, cannot clean the interior plastic,etc, etc. I took a survey, the customer service dep't is doing great but when asked, "Would you but another GM truck?' I definitley said NO!
#175 of 208 Re: GMT900 Rust [casilla]
Nov 20, 2012 (11:43 am)
My theory is that there is something in the design that is creating an electrolysis or electrical circuit (cathode/anode) effect and accelerating corrosion of all the undercarriage metals. Could be poor grounding, or perhaps substandard metals in the frame. It's not just the frames. Something is causing the corrosion to spread to other components throughout the undercarriage. I have seen this on many fairly new vehicles, including those that have been garaged.
#176 of 208 Re: GMT900 Rust [casilla]
Nov 24, 2012 (8:56 am)
Good morning casilla,
We're sorry to hear that you are having so many troubles with your Sierra and are here to look into anything further if you like. Please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and the name of your dealership with your inquiry).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#177 of 208 2005 Chevy Silverado
Dec 27, 2012 (7:39 am)
I purchased this vehicle brand new. I use it very little 10000 miles since purchased. The entire undercarrage is rusted. The brake lines rusted through and my vehicle had to be towed. These trucks are not of the quality I thought it would be. Very disappointed that so many others are having the same problems and that GM is not addressing this. This is a total disappointment. Now my heat is not working not sure if I want to keep putting money into something that is rusting away rather quickly.
#178 of 208 Re: 2005 Chevy Silverado [phil134]
Dec 27, 2012 (10:15 am)
What year is your truck. Are you within the three year warranty. What did GM say? Where abouts are you located?
#179 of 208 Re: 2005 Chevy Silverado [phil134]
Dec 29, 2012 (12:54 pm)
I had exactly the same issues on my 2004. You should also create a complaint on safercar.gov. You can search my posts for more people experiencing the exact same rust issues. I have had all my rotors replaced 2 times and all the lines replaced. The truck has less than 20k miles on it. I also had to have the power steering cooler replaced. The fuel lines will be the next to go.
#180 of 208 Re: 2005 Chevy Silverado [kendonhank]
Dec 30, 2012 (5:52 am)
Located in NJ. The truck is out of warranty. I will not use a Chevy dealer for any repairs since the parts they are replacing are the same one that rusted out. No more Chevys after this one rusts away