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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,558 miles

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2001 GMC Sonoma accessories - exterior problems

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2001 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252004

Sonoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,115 miles


Was unloading my motorcycle out of the back of my 2001 GMC Sonoma when one of the tailgate straps broke. Fortunatley I was able to get the bike under control and get my footing prior to it going down, so no injury or damage was done. Nothing has been replaced at this time. Still have the old part on the vehicle. The other strap is on it's way to breaking as well, you can see by the way the plastic coating is enlarged that it is rusting. GM is recalling the full size vehicle tailgate straps which appear to be of the same concept as these on the Sonoma.

- Corunna, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012003

Sonoma 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Both cables rusted through on tailgate. No injuries originally reported to GMC in Sept. 2003. Now a recall is pending and is supposed to be issued 3rd quarter of 2004.I cannot use the truck bed until these are fixed. 3 yrs is way to long for this recall to take place.

- Grove City , PA, USA

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