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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,700 miles

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2002 GMC Sonoma electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 062004

Sonoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,700 miles


Vehicle would not start 7am. Had driven night before. Original battery seem dead however the original battery in vehicle displayed green light to determine if charge held or not. Tow truck driver tried to jumpstart vehicle. Unable. Had vehicle towed dealer replaced with 6yr battery. He never mention a electrical short or anyother issues.he advised me that it was normal for the battery to go out with 32500 miles, had the truck since 12-29-2002. This doesnt seem normal to me, had previous issue with vehicle engine shutting down, headlights, daytime running lites, cd/radio(I'm on my 3D radio) ABS problem not solved also my vehicle seems to run hot, once it reaches the center mark. Brought this up to the tech during the test drive he told me it a fan comes on.. feel a great change in the vehicle driving experience until it cools down. It seems it takes a long time for my vehicle to cool off per gauges in panel. If this is the norm I dont know what to think. Trust the dealer, or change service center. I like my truck. It is the reason I bought it.but it has become a monster, see my other complaints.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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