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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
87,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2002 GMC Sonoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 192012

Sonoma SLS Extended Cab 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


This is the beginning of multiple problems I've had with this piece of crap truck. I just found this website so prepare to get a bunch of entries for this vehicle. Worst vehicle I or my parents have ever owned and has probably cost more than it's worth in repairs by now.

There is a loose piece of metal on something related to the emergency brakes because this started happening after a previous problem with them was fixed. A mechanic agreed and ground a rusted dust cover down, but it did not fix the problem. There is a grinding sound from the rear passenger side tire area every time the car hits a bump. Sometimes it really "locks up" and grinds until I come to a complete stop. Apparently the only definite fix is to replace the whole rear brake assemblies, a very expensive job.

- , Braintree, MA, USA

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