Things that have gone with this truck. Well, I purchased this truck new June 10, 2001. I left the truck at the dealership to have a few after market products installed (10 disc CD changer, spray-in Rhino bed liner, alarm system with keyless entry and remote start, tinted rear sliding window). When I picked up the truck, I immediately noticed the tailgate was not aligned properly with the truck bed. I then realized the truck bed was out of alignment. The bed sits approximately a quarter inch higher on the passenger side behind the cab compared to the driver side. The tailgate lines up the rear of the bed on the passenger side, but is indented approximately a quarter inch on the driver's side.
For the first 20,000 miles or so, the air vents whistled when the fan was turned up to full speed.
Within the first year of ownership, I put 45,000 miles on my truck. I think I had just about every possible problem.
The rubber window moldings at the bottom of the windows on the doors came loose and soon fell off of both doors.
The rotors quickly warped on the front brakes and have been replaced three times.
The transmission failed at 39,000 miles. It was rebuilt and failed again at 42,000 miles (defective GM parts again).
The factory tires wore out very quickly (not that I'm surprised).
The paint on the grille wore off in two spots in the first 6 months (I hand wash on my vehicles at home so this is not the result of harsh automatic car washes).
The fuel gauge often will not register full even after filling the tank.
The anti-lock brakes engage over small bumps in the road which often creates a panic sensation when driving in poor weather.
The steering wheel does not adjust to a comfortable position without blocking the speedometer.
The third door handle has broke twice and is often difficult to use.