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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,571 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 GMC Sonoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012007

Sonoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ABS failure at slow speeds-ABS tries to engage, brake is slow at first with noise and then ABS light appears and engages dangerous braking resets after turning off goes through it all again nest time you drive.

- Westmoreland, KS, USA

problem #6

May 222006

Sonoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
: the contact stated while the brakes were applied at speeds of less than 10 mph, the ABS engaged resulting in an increased stopping distance. The ABS light illuminated when the activation occurred. The brakes made a grinding noise and the vehicle pulled to the left. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer who replaced the passenger side wheel speed sensor. There is a NHTSA recall, #05V379000, regarding the anti-lock brakes. The VIN was not included in the recall. Updated 6/16/2006 -

- Monticello, MN, USA

problem #5

Nov 052002

(reported on)

Sonoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumeer stated that vehicle locks up when ABS was applied and skid into uncontrollable stop. Also, rear end fishtails when accelerating.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #4

Mar 022002

Sonoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When applying brakes, there was an extended stopping distance. Contacted dealer and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 052001

(reported on)

Sonoma 4WD

  • miles
ABS brakes fail (vibrate/shudder/grind) during bumpy and turning conditions. They do not stop car. Dealer notified of problem and indicated that it is normal. I think brakes are defective since they do not stop car at all during previously mentioned conditions. For example, I recently went through a dip and put the brake pedal to the floor without stopping.

- South San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #2

May 152001

(reported on)

Sonoma

  • miles
On several occasions while driving with cruise control on, vehicle went from 70 mph to 40mph. ABS light illuminated, and brakes locked up. Dealer replaced ABS module.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 012001

(reported on)

Sonoma

  • miles
When depressing brakes pedal traveled to floorboard, causing extended stoping distance. Also, pulled hard to left and right. Dealer has been notified.

- Windsor, CA, USA

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