Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
3394C10017025Duramax diesel injector driver codes. misfire, rough running, and the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) / service engine soon (ses) light on. *tt10/20/2005
153115601/01/200410008783Parts showing no stock or not available. *mj08/23/2004
0198901/01/2004100070576.6l lly diesel engine fuelinjector compression leak noise or soot around the injector body.*mr05/25/2004
0149501/01/200410005511Duramax diesel fuel in oil diagnostics. service vme. lb7 6.6l engine. sit bulletin 1401353. various models including 2003 and 2004 gmc c4500 and 5500 trucks. *tt03/01/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
0156801/01/200410005409Hard to fill fuel tank at high volume diesel pumps. sit bulletin 1411583. *tt02/25/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
3129A01/01/20043129B10009992Smoke, fuel knock, surging, and high injector balance rates. *tc to include 2005 chevrolet kodiak and gmc topkick. *tt11/03/2004
0202901/01/200410006934Inaccurate fuel gauge readings and/or engine stall. *mr05/19/2004
0174701/01/200410006336Locking gas cap availability. *mr04/28/2004
03060404910/01/200310004311Revised fuel system diagnosis pickup. *tt12/02/2003
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
01761B01/01/200410007211Fuel gauge diverts to empty after idling on incline or refueling. *nm06/03/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
301401/01/200410008789Fuel sender information on trucks with 6.6l diesel. *tt08/23/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
320810010866Certain 2004 6.6l lly duramax diesel engines may have an issue with the high pressure fuel lines that prevent them from achieving the proper torque upon reinstallation after a repair. *tt12/15/2004
0167801/01/2004100072416.6 lly duramax diesel engines have an issue with the high pressure fuel lines that prevent them from achieving the proper torque upon reinstallation after a repair. *tt06/04/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
342210017303Duramax diesel pilot to main injection fuel knock noise. *tt11/02/2005
0162401/01/200401624A10007238Gen iii engines with maf (mass airflow) sensor code p0101. *tt06/04/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM - INJECTORS
34003400A10017129Rough idle, fuel knock or smoke while driving, combustion leak type noise, or a misfire. 6.6 lly injector knock, heavy smoke during warm up cycle. *tt10/25/2005
352510016564Service vmx - duramax injector wiring harness support bracket kit. *tt09/22/2005
0403912/01/2009SB-04039C10007861Special policy adjustment - injectors - replace. *mj updated 2/21/08. *nj csc letter was received. updated 3/5/10. *pe07/13/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
01588A01/01/200410007280Fuel cap tether strap too short. *tt06/09/2004
0158801/01/200410005427Change in gas cap tether attachment point. service vme. sit bulletin 1414321. *tt02/25/2004
01332A01/01/200410005408Tighten fuel cap message on the dic. sit bulletin 1411567. *tt02/25/2004
0133211/18/200310004107Dic message that the fuel cap is not on tight. service vme. *tt11/18/2003
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
361610018560Service vme - 2006 duramax diesel engine fuel system components are not interchangeable with earlier year model vehicles. *tt01/06/2006
34913491A10017016Highway speed excessive smoke and fuel knock. *tt10/20/2005
70101/01/200510015762Fuel filter replacement. gm tech link. *tt08/11/2005
04084901908/01/2004040849019A10011222Cranks but no start, stall, inaccurate/incorrect fuel gauge reading, no fuel, vehicle is out of fuel and fuel gauge reads above empty. *tt this bulletin replaces previous bulletin number 04-08-49-019. *tt01/11/2005
31493149A10010880Fuel pressure regulator connector or terminal repairs. *tt12/15/2004
307810010372Some 2004 full size trucks and utilities may experience a diagnostic trouble code p0442. *tt11/17/2004
308701/01/200410009516Updated part number for bulletin 04-08-49-019 stall, inaccurate/incorrect fuel gauge reading. *tt10/04/2004
03060404804/01/2004030604048A10004309Revised fuel system diagnosis cab chassis. *tt12/01/2003
03060404710/01/200310004308Revised fuel system diagnosis-high pressure side. *tt12/01/2003
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
PIT-3046E08/01/200810026704Gmc: fuel gauge fluctuation in park or neutral, causing the low fuel light to illuminate. *pe12/04/2008
0813605/01/200810025326On-board diagnostics (obd)-fuel level sender-reprogram engine control module (ecm). csc was received. *pe07/29/2008
415010/11/200610020582Dual tanks fuel gauge defaults to empty - new calibrations. stall start tank transfer. vehicles with 6.6l rpo lb7 or lly engines. *kb11/20/2006
363007/01/2009PIT-3630F10019889Inaccurate fuel gauge readings/rear float arm stuck. *tt updated 03-01-07. *kb updated 3/15/10. *pe05/08/2006
3630A3630B10017273Fuel gauge is inaccurate or reads empty on diesel equipped chassis cab with dual tanks. *tt10/31/2005
36163616C10017274Fuel gauge inaccurate/ diagnostic trouble code p0461 and or p2636/ transfer pump will not shut off. *tt10/31/2005
3616A10017267Fuel gauge inoperative or inaccurate, the service engine soon malfunction indicator lamp on, or front fuel tank is over filled with fuel, to the top of the filler cap. *tt10/31/2005
04060406510/01/2004040604065A10011049Engineering investigation (ei #04073) high, low or erratic oil pressure gauge reading setting diagnostic trouble codes p0522 and/or p0523. 2004 isuzu w4 also included. *tt update. *tt12/27/2004
0208901/01/200410007789Inaccurate fuel gauge readings and/or engine stall. service vme. *tt07/12/2004
0176101/01/200410006359Fuel gauge diverts to empty after idling on incline. sit bulletin 1459166. *tt04/29/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES
311001/01/200410010025Erratic oil pressure with diagnostic trouble code's p0522 and/or p0523. *sc11/03/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
06/09/200637160106/02/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated the fuel gauge is inoperative. the fuel gauge shows empty at all times. the dealership replaced the fuel sender assembly, however the problem still exists. the manufacturer has been alerted. updated 7/21/2006 - the consumer's vehicle has exhibited the problem since the vehicle was new. many comoponents were replaced to correct the problem but none of them worked to permanently repair the problem. *nm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
07/12/20049425411/23/2003
 While driving at 75 mph in cruise control mode vehicle stalled. consumer proceeded to pull off the road. this failure occurred 4 times, simultaneously while in route to the dealership. the dealership indicated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. the fuel pump was replaced, but the failure recurred. *ak *nm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
08/08/20121210001
 I was leaving my driveway and completely lost all brakes and could not stop. i had to slam on the parking brake to stop. a brake line blew. all the brake lines and fuel lines are completely rotted.this vehicle isn't even 10 years old yet. the fuel line and brake lines are a major safety issue. this truck is a 2500 and i use it for towing trailers if that brake line went while towing it would have been a major accident. the entire underneath of this truck is so rusted the frame brake line and fuel lines are terrible. someone is going to get killed from gm's cheap steel. *tr
08/08/20121210001
 I was leaving my driveway and completely lost all brakes and could not stop. i had to slam on the parking brake to stop. a brake line blew. all the brake lines and fuel lines are completely rotted.this vehicle isn't even 10 years old yet. the fuel line and brake lines are a major safety issue. this truck is a 2500 and i use it for towing trailers if that brake line went while towing it would have been a major accident. the entire underneath of this truck is so rusted the frame brake line and fuel lines are terrible. someone is going to get killed from gm's cheap steel. *tr
08/08/20121210001
 I was leaving my driveway and completely lost all brakes and could not stop. i had to slam on the parking brake to stop. a brake line blew. all the brake lines and fuel lines are completely rotted.this vehicle isn't even 10 years old yet. the fuel line and brake lines are a major safety issue. this truck is a 2500 and i use it for towing trailers if that brake line went while towing it would have been a major accident. the entire underneath of this truck is so rusted the frame brake line and fuel lines are terrible. someone is going to get killed from gm's cheap steel. *tr
08/08/20121210001
 I was leaving my driveway and completely lost all brakes and could not stop. i had to slam on the parking brake to stop. a brake line blew. all the brake lines and fuel lines are completely rotted.this vehicle isn't even 10 years old yet. the fuel line and brake lines are a major safety issue. this truck is a 2500 and i use it for towing trailers if that brake line went while towing it would have been a major accident. the entire underneath of this truck is so rusted the frame brake line and fuel lines are terrible. someone is going to get killed from gm's cheap steel. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
09/01/20081
 Gm mailed a notice that the instrument panel in 2004 sieera trucks is subject to failure including fuel gauge, speedometer, etc. these can be very serious safety concerns depending on driving conditions. gm has offer to extend the warranty to 70,000 miles or 7 years. this totally unacceptable from a safety standpoint. *tr