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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Tracker engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Tracker Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152015

Tracker 4WD 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker. While driving at approximately 35 mph, oil leaked from the vehicle. The contact also noticed white smoke coming from the engine and smelled a strong oil odor. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000. Updated 02/12/16 the consumer stated the valve covers leaked oil onto the exhaust and caused smoke to emit from the engine. Updated 03/07/16.

- Alma, MI, USA

problem #1

May 092014

Tracker 4-cyl

  • miles
The entire undercarriage has rotted, including the brake lines, oil lines and antifreeze coolant lines. I do not believe this is normal for any car, even though the car is 12 years old. It was happening to the previous owner but he was reluctant to report it...I am not. I have owned the car only for about 4 months now. I have had to replace some of the coolant lines and some of the brake lines. Now the oil lines are leaking heavily and I am going to have to have them replaced as well. Also, the previous owner said that when a passenger tried to use the seat belt it completely locked up on the front passenger side. I have not been able to have a passenger in the front seat because it is illegal to have a passenger ride without a seat belt. I feel that the car should B E repaired by General Motors since I feel the steel used in building this car was not properly coated, thereby causing this severe deterioration of the undercarriage. I had to be towed when the brakes failed going down rt. 739 in Pennsylvania, just before a huge hill/downgrade in the roadway. Now the coolant lines are leaking due to rust and so are the oil lines.

- Lords Valley, NJ, USA

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