• Jun 20, 2010
2011 GM HD Trucks - Click above for high-res image gallery

Just weeks after starting production of the new 2011 heavy-duty pickup trucks at the Flint, MI assembly plant, General Motors suspended work last Thursday to replace a defective component. Engineers found a problem with the unidentified part during routine testing and immediately found a replacement. Three shifts of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD production were canceled on Thursday and Friday, but assembly is scheduled to resume on Monday morning.

Trucks that have already been built and shipped to dealers over the past four weeks will also be retrofitted before customer delivery. In July, GM will also add production of light-duty pickups at Flint.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I just had time to look at them yesterday, nice job I am putting my order in for... 5 ... new trucks for my landscape biz. by the fall of this year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I drove a new HD (Chevy) series truck, one just to see for myself how the articles I have been reading are as good as reported.GM's improvements on the new HD series are remarkable. It's superiority over the other manufacturers are astounding. Ford has a nice truck, but the GM'S are above them as far as power, handling, and the interior noise has been pretty much eliminated, the Duramax is quiter and more powerfull than the previous models, just the best trucks presently being produced in my opinion.
        Lar7789789
        • 4 Years Ago
        LOL, you must be on crack....... exactly what Ford Truck does GM have more power over?

        The Ford 6.8 liter turbo diesel and the 6.2 liter SOHC beat any piece of crap GM engine easily in horsepower, torque and reliability.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lar,
        First off, the Ford diesel is a 6.7L, not a 6.8.

        Second, the new PowerStroke has 390HP and 735ft-lbs of torque. The new Duramax has 397HP and 765ft-lbs of torque.

        Now what were you saying?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well put Tim, You see what LAR does not know, or should I say something else he does'nt know is I have been a Parts manager for a Ford dealership for 23 years, the owner owns 8 other dealerships, 2 of them being GM dealerships. We have to keep up with all the latest manufacturer's information. Ford is during well right now, not well enough for me to purchase one, when I buy, I go to my owner's GM dealers and purchase there. GM is coming back full steam ahead, and I believe within a year they will have payed all their debts, stocks etc. With the products they are now building, they will surpass everyone in line.
        • 4 Years Ago
        TO LAR7789789 ..............I may be on crack, but I unlike you,
        don't have s%&* for brains and I can back up what I say, go to this
        website and read if, that is if you can read
        http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/14/2011-chevy-silverado-and-gmc-sierra-heavy-duty-first-drive?icid=sphere_blogsmith_inpage_autoblog


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is Standard Operating Procedure for a large manufacturer... and not isolated to car makers either.

      Obviously AB is looking for weekend click-throughs on a slow news day.
      Pug_Power
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good on GM for catching a problem early on. Catching these issues and improving reliability as a whole can only help GM's image in the market.
        Pug_Power
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Pug_Power
        @clipless

        I'm pretty sure it does happen more often than most people think as you said. However, if GM catches all these issues in a timely fashion in the name of reliability and safety, they'll make great strides. If they need to drop a supplier to do so, by all means they should. Reliability ought to come before risking your brand on shoddy workmanship; I'm pretty sure Detroit altogether has learned that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The defective parts were the UAW auto workers. They refused to work because the factory ran out of coffee creamer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      We've come a long way from the days when they just hoped that no one would notice and then blaming the problem on the customer if they did.