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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2001 GMC Sonoma body / paint problems

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2001 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #1

May 132005

Sonoma 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


Have 2001 GMC Sonoma truck, both tailgate straps broke at the same time I was sitting on the tailgate-weigh 200 lbs. GM evidently recalled full size trucks but the GMC Sonoma/chev. S-10 are not included and are having the same failure with the same consequences certainly will cause serious injury/fatalitys as well. Many are having this problem and I'm sure the number will grow. GM doesn't want to do anything about this safety issue that is present. I was willing to pay for the parts myself but they wanted an enormouse $147 apiece-need two, and that isn't counting labor. They must be profitting big time on as they know this part will fail over the concern of safety. There is a definite defect and the defect threatens safety as well. GM may downplay this to save money but it is their engineers, buyers, etc. That opted for this quality to save money in manufacturing thus at now the expense of the consumer's safety and their pocketbook. I can't believe GM is getting away with something as dangerous as this and proffitting by not recalling and goudging the customer who bought the GMC Sonoma's/Chevrolet S-10 model smaller trucks. Thanks. Doug gillis

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

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