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Old 05-20-2020, 07:37 AM
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My 2016 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 4WD, Premium Plus 6.2L with 8-speed transmission that I bought in mid-December 2015. I want to like it but it's really making that impossible.

1. March 2016: Transmission shudder at highway speeds - fixed under warranty on 4th trip to dealer after demanding service manager go ride with me
2. April 2016 - present: Transmission has very rough 2-1 downshift upon coasting to stop. Dealer can't fix and says "its normal". It is common but not normal and still does it.
3. April 2016 - present: Driver seat has fore-aft movement when turning right. TSB exist for it but no warranty coverage. Dealer wants nearly $1000 to replace plastic clips to fix it
4. July 2016: Plastic fastener for gas cap line to fuel tank broken. Rigged it with a zip tie myself.
5. July 2016: OEM Rancho shocks needed replacing at 43K miles. I've never needed shocks in less than 100K miles. Replaced out of pocket with Bilstein 5100
6. December 2018: Battery dies. Since when does a battery only last 3 years? No warranty coverage; replaced out of pocket
7. May 2019: Trailer taillights not receiving signal. No warranty coverage; replaced fuse and cleaned connection out of pocket.
8. May 2020: Air Conditioner compressor leak occurred at 65K miles and required replacing. No warranty. $825 to repair at local shop

When does the new Tundra come out again? I'm not used to these domestic problems.

NADA states with my options that clean retail value is $33,800. Trade-in is $29,000. Come and get it for $30,000 and I'll throw in the after-market hydraulic jack that I bought after the OEM jack broke, plus a 1-year AAA membership so you are guaranteed to get home!


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05-20-2020, 09:11 AM
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Let’s see Buy American: I agree with the premise.

daughters Volkswagen Passat: built in Chattanooga, Tennessee
wife’s BMW: built in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina

my Chevy work truck: tag on the inside drivers door: says manufacturing completed in Mexico

just saying
Old 05-20-2020, 07:55 AM
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I was a lifetime GM truck and SUV buyer. I had problems with many of them and not sure why I continued to buy the darn things. Guess I was just drinking the GM Kool-Aid. Then in 2013 I bought a Chevy Tahoe which was a real disaster and I decided never again would I even look at a GM vehicle. GM's quality issues are well documented as well as millions of vehicles under recall. The management and workers at GM better realize that companies like KIA and Hyundai are making quality products and if they want to keep working they had better take those companies seriously.
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:35 AM
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Chevy dealer telling me my 60k suburban consuming a quart of oil every 1k miles was “Normal” cured me of GM products forever. My neighbor has 2 2015 trucks; a Tahoe and a Denali 1500. The AC is broken on both. Never again.
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I had a 2006 Cadillac that was a hunk of crap when new. 11k of warranty work on year one. Hadn't been back to GM until last year. 2019 Sierra Denali saw the shop 3x in the first 750 miles. Been good since but here and there, i see an electrical glitch. I will likely not buy GM again. The first couple of months when I had to visit the dealer I was about to lemon law it. In my opinion its the nicest 1500 on the road but theres no excuse for the shoddy reliability. Next truck will be a Tundra again when this lease is over.

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Owned the following GM vehicles:

1997 Chev k1500 (new) 80k miles, never an issue
2000 Chev Silverado 2500 (new) 30k miles, one electronic issue with xfer case switch covered under warranty
1993 Chev k1500 (used) 200k miles no issues while I had it
2005 GMC Canyon (new) no issues
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 (new) 125k miles no issues
​2007 GMC Yukon XL (used) engine oil consumption fixed under warranty, front wheel bearing fixed under warranty
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 (new) 130k miles, front wheel bearing, no warranty
2017 GMC Yukon Denali (new) 30k miles no issues
2000 Chev C3500 (used) 34k miles, no issues

Owned 1 1985 F150, spark control module left me stranded 3 times, engine failed at 64k miles, harmonic balancer issues from new (my dad bought it new, I bought it from him when he went GM for good).

I'll stick with GM trucks.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post
Owned the following GM vehicles:

1997 Chev k1500 (new) 80k miles, never an issue
2000 Chev Silverado 2500 (new) 30k miles, one electronic issue with xfer case switch covered under warranty
1993 Chev k1500 (used) 200k miles no issues while I had it
2005 GMC Canyon (new) no issues
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 (new) 125k miles no issues
​2007 GMC Yukon XL (used) engine oil consumption fixed under warranty, front wheel bearing fixed under warranty
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 (new) 130k miles, front wheel bearing, no warranty
2017 GMC Yukon Denali (new) 30k miles no issues
2000 Chev C3500 (used) 34k miles, no issues

Owned 1 1985 F150, spark control module left me stranded 3 times, engine failed at 64k miles, harmonic balancer issues from new (my dad bought it new, I bought it from him when he went GM for good).

I'll stick with GM trucks.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:10 AM
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My A/C compressor gave out at only 194,000 miles and 20 years. Not sure why they can't make a reliable product!!
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Let’s see Buy American: I agree with the premise.

daughters Volkswagen Passat: built in Chattanooga, Tennessee
wife’s BMW: built in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina

my Chevy work truck: tag on the inside drivers door: says manufacturing completed in Mexico

just saying
Old 05-20-2020, 09:13 AM
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Going to own a GM long enough to get this mess they have me in straightened out and Ford to get production moving again. Then Im trading this hunk of shit in. Itll be interesting if I get to drive up to a Ford dealership with a truck with 100 miles or so on it and trade.

Still trying to decide the best course of action with my current familial situation coupled with GMs mess.

And yes, I wish Toyota would get information out on the redesigned Tundra, might make decisions easier.
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I must be doing something wrong; I never have the number of problems some of you guys seem to have.
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post
Owned the following GM vehicles:

1997 Chev k1500 (new) 80k miles, never an issue
2000 Chev Silverado 2500 (new) 30k miles, one electronic issue with xfer case switch covered under warranty
1993 Chev k1500 (used) 200k miles no issues while I had it
2005 GMC Canyon (new) no issues
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 (new) 125k miles no issues
​2007 GMC Yukon XL (used) engine oil consumption fixed under warranty, front wheel bearing fixed under warranty
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 (new) 130k miles, front wheel bearing, no warranty
2017 GMC Yukon Denali (new) 30k miles no issues
2000 Chev C3500 (used) 34k miles, no issues

Owned 1 1985 F150, spark control module left me stranded 3 times, engine failed at 64k miles, harmonic balancer issues from new (my dad bought it new, I bought it from him when he went GM for good).

I'll stick with GM trucks.
It's like winning at the casino...quit while you're ahead!
Old 05-20-2020, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
I must be doing something wrong; I never have the number of problems some of you guys seem to have.
Audi S8 = Flawless
MB GLE = Flawless
Hyundai = Flawless
Chevy Tahoe = Piece of Shit
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I had a 1998 Dodge Dakota I bought new, waited 10 weeks for them to build it. I loved it, it was the most comfortable truck I ever drove. It was the first American vehicle I ever bought new and was my very last. I kept it for 24 months, in that time it was in for warranty work 17 times from everything from bad ball joints to TWO freaking new radiators. Oil leak, tranny leak, replaced fuel pump, replaced cat converter. The final straw was when 6 of the 8 bolts holding the manifold snapped off IN the engine block. By then I was out of warranty and it cost me over $800 for the repair. Of the 5 hours for the repair time 4.5 hours went to the removal of parts along with the left fender to get to the bolts. I went with Toyota and never looked back
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2015 high country. 75k and has been flawless.
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Ive only ever had GM trucks and all I can say is "Ditto." I was thinking Tundra as well because they seemingly don't break but hear the fit and finish on the F150's are far superior. Thoughts?

No experience with either one, so starting to lurk on this board.
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Originally Posted by km1125 View Post
My A/C compressor gave out at only 194,000 miles and 20 years. Not sure why they can't make a reliable product!!

Mine was still working fine when I replaced it at 335,000 miles. Piece of crap! I knew it was a POS so I replaced it before it could break.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
Audi S8 = Flawless
MB GLE = Flawless
Hyundai = Flawless
Chevy Tahoe = Piece of Shit

Yeah..... OK buddy LOL.
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
Yeah..... OK buddy LOL.
I can only tell it like it is. So far MB has only had to replace a gas cap.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
I can only tell it like it is. So far MB has only had to replace a gas cap.

And how long / far is so far? I've been around MB / German cars all my life. They are NOT know for their dependability.
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No doubt the new Chevy's are the nicest looking trucks............................................ ........on the side of the road.
I'll keep driving my ugly reliable Fords.
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