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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,989 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.

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2003 Chevrolet Tracker suspension problems

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2003 Chevrolet Tracker Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 232005


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Tracker. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the steering wheel began to vibrate. The failure was persistent. The contact also stated that the vehicle shook violently when the vehicle was stopped. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front control arm failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #11

Jul 102015


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Tracker. While driving approximately 20 mph, the front suspension arm and the cross member fractured. In addition, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence where an independent mechanic discovered that the front mount arm had extensive rust and corrosion to the point that the part deteriorated and fractured, including the cross member. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA action number: EA06018 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000. Updated 12/03/15

- Princeton, MA, USA

problem #10

Feb 092015

Tracker 4WD 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Tracker. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently. The contact had to merge to the side of the road in order to regain control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the front suspension was severely corroded causing the front lower frame to separate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000....updated 04/08/15 updated 04/14/15

- New Alexandria, PA, USA

problem #9

Sep 222014


  • 127,941 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Tracker. The contact stated that the vehicle cross member was corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,941.

- West Union, IL, USA

problem #8

May 142014


  • 120,193 miles
I was driving home from work when my car started to violent shake at about forty five miles hr so I pull over my Tracker over saw not problem so I drop my spd and was able to make it home with min shaking and the next day I had a mechanic look it and was told the whole front crossmember bar had rust away. I look up the problem online and found a extended warranty or as been called a "silent recall." On this part, but it has expired the problem is I was never informed of this now expire warranty. I called Chevy helpline expanded it to them and they told me they sent letter to the dealer I should contact them and I did and they had me bring my car in to them and informed I never received anything about the warranty they told they did not send letter out that if I bought in for service they would have notice the rust and I now have 2 option one my car is in very good shape and they could replace the front end for 1500 if they could get the parts, but they do not recommend that or option 2 they junk it for 500 which I though was strange since they told me it was in otherwise good shape. They also inform my was no longer safe to drive and now it sits in my drive as use to me as a boat anchor.

- Schenectady , NY, USA

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problem #7

Mar 132014

Tracker 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
While driving the car the wheel started pulling to the right.after that the steering wheel began to go back and forth a bit and felt shaking..we have owned this car since it was new.there was no previous warning of a problem.I looked under the car and the cross member was rotted out.

- Barkhamsted, CT, USA

problem #6

Dec 112013


  • 159,000 miles


The front suspension crossmember is highly corroded (rusty) and as I have read it is a very serious problem with the Tracker model and I would like to know if anyone could help with the problem.

- Dunlow, WV, USA

problem #5

Dec 242013

Tracker 4-cyl

  • 171,909 miles
After stopping at gas station, backed out of parking space and heard a load pop at the front of Tracker. After looking for obvious damage, continued driving and noticed the vehicle pulled hard to the right while braking. After thorough inspection of front crossmember found that it had completely rusted on the drivers side of vehicle and welds had broken away from suspension parts. Very dangerous condition!

- Franklin, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 152013

Tracker 6-cyl

  • 147,825 miles
My 2003 Chevy Tracker has a rust issue with brake lines and also rust on front crossmember. Crossmember has hole in the metal from the rust and the brake line has a hole in it also causing brake light to loose fluid..I understand from reading blogs there was a recall but now it has expired for the crossmember.

- Sherrillsford, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 022013

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
I did not receive a recall or letter in the mail. Now I have to pay all kinds of money to get this fixed.

- Uniontown, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 272008

Tracker 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
I was driving home from work when my car swerved to the right and went of the road and hit a grove of trees head on. My car was totaled and none of my airbags went off. Why does this happen I could have been killed. Also I received a safety notice about my cheverolet Tracker 4 days before this happened having a problem with the front suspension crossmember doe someone have to die before a recall is done and why didn't my air bags go off someone please look at this car before it gets hauled off by the adjuster!!!!! I was airlifted to the hospital the fire department cut the roof of my car off to get me out no airbags what happened!!!

- Mattituck, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012003


  • miles
After 3 or more repair attempts the vehicle was still unstable.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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