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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,667 miles

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2002 GMC Sonoma accessories - exterior problems

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2002 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012009


  • 50,000 miles


2002 GMC Sonoma zr-2 extended cab door entry handle has failed 5 times over past 6 years. Part has been replaced. Old part is available.

- Parkville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 272009


  • 120,000 miles
Door latch for my extended cab door has broken for the 2nd time since I've owned it, which is 2004 and the lasy one lasted only 2 years.

- Dover, NH, USA

problem #1

Oct 032008


  • miles
I have owned this vehicle since 2002, bought it brand new. The third door handle has been replaced 4 times, today it broke again. If someone were in the back of the cab and had to get out, they could not. This handle is plastic and breaks continuously. The Chevy house informed me that they have this part in stock all the time because it happens quite often. They replaced it 4 times while it was under warranty. It is not under warranty now, so I will have to pay for it. This item should be corrected and made into a heavier material and made a recall.

- Mineola, TX, USA

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