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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,410 miles

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2002 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 132004

Sonoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,410 miles


(1) loading parcels into bed of truck. (2) tailgate support cable broke, causing tailgate to fall on rear bumper for support, this caused damage to tailgate and parcels to fall on ground. Person loading parcels received minor bruises and cuts. (2A) tailgate latch handle broke and fell on ground, tailgate can not be opened. (3) tailgate closed waiting research on how to repair latch and replace cables.

- Croghan, NY, USA

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