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Third broken frame on GMC 2500 HD

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Ron O, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Ron O

    Ron O Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    GM is kickin' me to the curb on this one. I own 5 GMC's and they (GM rep) said truck is not made for that type of work because it is not heavy enough. GM bought first broken frame truck back, the dealer welded frame and sold it to some other sucker. The second truck GM replaced frame, truck was out of service for 3 weeks. The third is a 2006 with about 40,000 mi. I feel they sold me a grocery getter not a work truck! I have asked the GM rep to bail me out just like the gov. bailed them out.
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,795

    Search around the site here for the little guesset plates guys put on their frames. Should be a quick fix to prevent this problem. I'm doing mine as soon as our friends get their lift installed, I'm not up for laying under the truck on the cold floor. :D
  3. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    What size plow do you have on the trucks?
  4. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    what kinda work do you do? Seems like you maybe you should in 5500 package if you are breaking frames
  5. bossplwr09

    bossplwr09 Member
    Messages: 37

    That has always been an issue with Gm and in the past they have stood behind their product and replaced it, but now they are being a little bit more stingy about it, so you really need to ask your dealer about it (if they will look the other way because you use the truck for plowing) before you buy it or else they see those plow mounts on there and they'll turn you away.. Doesn't make sense considering GM's motto is "The longest lasting truck." Don't you think they would stand behind a faulty product?
  6. ScnicExcellence

    ScnicExcellence Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    take mounts off and bring it back. say you don't have a clue what happened.
  7. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    we've had 3 chevy trucks with less them 50k miles come in my shop in the last 3 weeks with cracked/broken frames. we welded and reinforced it at the owners expense and will not warrenty somthing like that as we arent a frame shop.

    seems as though they are kinda thin in some key areas..but thats just me
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Maybe its the operator...........:confused:
  9. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    This is the main reason why I will never put a plow on another GM truck again... too many people have had this problem! We had a 2005 2500 hd due the same thing and I plated it and sold it immediately!
  10. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Don't forget they used your money too.payup
    GM should fix it.
  11. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Have any pics? Where is it breaking?
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Ya its probably the operator :rolleyes:
  13. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Where are they breaking? Is it right near the front tire where the frame angles down? I have seen the gm;s do this
  14. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    This is the first I've heard of this?

    Are all GM affected or just the 2500 series. I have a 2003 K1500.

    Where is the frame cracking?

    Does anyone have any pics of the cracks and reinforcements that they are doing to them?
  15. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

  16. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

  17. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I don't think Chevy 1500 have problem but mostly 2500- 3500

    You could put gusset on it to prevent frame from break.
  18. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    thats what i thought also, after the first one..i said damn they musta used the truck as a battering ram.

    but after 2 others came in, and they ovbiously had not been beaten on as they were daily drivers of the owners and very clean..ect i thought alittle different. but thats just my opinion so take it with a grain of salt i just know what i saw and honestly couldnt believe it lol:dizzy:
  19. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    What years are affected?
  20. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 529

    if it were mine and i paid for a plow package on it ....
    i'd drive it through the show room window if they said its not covered.....
    then i'd by a Toyota.....