Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 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.

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2001 GMC Sonoma electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052015


  • 200,000 miles


My ignition switch sometimes sticks. Able to take key out when running

- Decherd, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 062004

Sonoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
To date, there have been only near incidents & near crashes, with no injuries. The problem on these vehicles, as well as the Chevrolet copycats, is that when the turn signal is applied during the day, the headlights shut off until the turn signal is shut off itself. This creates a grave safety hazard that inadvertently signals other drivers around you when you are making a turn. I have brought this to the attention of the service dept. Of the dealership the vehicle was purchased from, on several occasions, only to be told each time that it is "normal" for the vehicle make. I would like the manufacturer themselves to be aware of this situation, as if I am ever in an accident as a result of the above mentioned situation, I will not only sue the manufacturer & dealer, but the NHTSA also, for failing to issue a recall. It should not take an injury or fatality to correct a potentially serious situation as this most definitely is.

- Walled Lake, MI, USA

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