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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Truck
#82 of 208 Re: 2010 Gmc Sierra [gmcustsvc]
Jun 01, 2011 (11:20 am)
Anything GM could do to help people out of this rot situation the better! I just put almost 2 thousand into wheel bearings brakes shocks and tires, before i noticed the front frame section had a small rot hole that grew quite large very quickly. This is in a 1999 suburban 2500, with only 110,000 miles on it! I babied this truck, washed it every weekend and went to the extent of inserting the hose into the frame to rinse out debris sand etc. And now she sits, unable to be driven, not worth a dime except in parts. I keep saying if this was a toyota i would be taken care of. Thats why when we needed a new family car we bought a hyundai!! I cant wait till a foreign company produces a full size 3/4 ton truck! Thats what I will be buying if Gm doesnt man up and help us out with this problem.
#83 of 208 Re: 2010 Gmc Sierra [chrisb01440]
Jun 01, 2011 (12:13 pm)
GM will do nothing for you except give you the runaround.
They don't even cover corrosion DURING THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY. My brand new Chevy truck rusted out in two years and they would do nothing.
#84 of 208 Re: 2010 Gmc Sierra [chrisb01440]
Jun 01, 2011 (12:21 pm)
Report your corrosion to NHTSA. You can do it over the phone. They are investigating GM right now for premature corrosion right now.
NHTSA can force a recall. GM will do nothing for you otherwise.
#85 of 208 Re: 2010 Gmc Sierra [chrisb01440]
Jun 02, 2011 (3:28 pm)
We too were considering a Chevrolet for a family car, but considering the way things are going with my first new GM purchase, we too bought a Hyundai!!If they build a fullsize work capable truck, I am on board!It may be taht a new truck from GM is only a $28000 deal, not much to them, but about what the average person makes per year in my area!
#86 of 208 Re: SICK [kendonhank]
Jun 02, 2011 (4:11 pm)
An NHTSA recall is your best bet to force GM to take care of the problem and compensate people for their losses.
I did a quick search on link title
I found about 3 complaints of rust specifically on 2000-2006 Silverados.
There were many complaints about the tailgate cables breaking. These are complaints made directly to NHTSA. According to these statistics and considering the number of vehicles sold this seems to be a non-issue.
I have a 2006 and live in New York and I see NO rust on frame or body.
I find it suspect that about half of the posts on this thread are made by
about 2 posters.
#87 of 208 Re: SICK [greg128]
Jun 02, 2011 (4:41 pm)
I have received over a 100 emails from GM truck owners all over the country complaining of brake failures and other premature corrosion issues. NHTSA has a couple hundred complaints on file and is conducting an investigation.
If it was a minor issue, GM would just take care of the handful of cases and replace the vehicles at very little cost. I suspect the problem is more widespread and they are covering up.
#88 of 208 Re: SICK [kendonhank]
Jun 02, 2011 (5:51 pm)
I have no doubt that you and many others are having rust problems with
your trucks. I think living near the ocean as is your case can have a very real effect on the frame and body. I recently worked on a mid 2000 Ford
F-250 Police vehicle that does duty on Fire Island here on Long Island. The paint was pitted in spots. I never see that on that year Ford on anything driven inland.
Also many pick up trucks around here are used to haul boats in and out of the salt water bays via boat ramps resulting in the total immersion of the frame and lower body in salt water.
That could be the case in many (not all of course) of the complaints. If you go to link title and search "rust" in complaints the first complaint for a Chevy truck is page 8 of the search. Most of them are for Toyota, with quite a few for Hyundai, Nissan, Honda and a smattering of Fords. I conclude that the rust problem for the GM pickups are no worse and might be and probably is better than the competition.
I try to research this objectively but of course I could be wrong
Jun 02, 2011 (6:50 pm)
I have received emails from GM truck owners who live nowhere near the beach whose trucks have rusted prematurely, one owner who lives in a semi-desert area.
I had a Ford truck here for three years parked in the same spot as my Chevy. It didn't have a spot of rust on it. The Chevy rusted out in two years. The rear drive shaft snapped in half.
That cannot be explained by living close to the beach.
#90 of 208 Re: SICK [greg128]
Jun 02, 2011 (7:39 pm)
What part of NY do you live in? I am in the Adirondack MTs. and there is more rust on my 1 year old GMC than there was on my 9 year old Dodge! I can show you about 100 trucks in backyards from roughly 1998-2005, sitting in back yards, rusted so bad that they cannot be driven. They claim that they are "the longest lasting trucks on the road", which may be true, they are on the road, just not moving!
#91 of 208 Re: SICK [casilla]
Jun 03, 2011 (2:49 pm)
I live on Long Island. While we don't have the amount of snow that people get upstate we have been averaging 3 or 4 major snowstorms and 4 or 5 minor storms per winter and they use alot of salt on the roads..
I have a 2006 Silverado. I looked underneath it today and saw almost no rust. There was some in the front end parts, but only a little. The guy next to me at work has a 2005 Silverado and a 2006 Colorado and I examined both and saw again very little rust.
Can you take a picture of the one year old GMC? If you would like I'll take a picture of mine and we can compare.