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5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,774 miles

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2002 GMC Sonoma electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 092004

Sonoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,548 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Complaint covers sat Oct 9th thru 10-14 2004 radio malfunctioning-1)took vehicle to jonesboro rd GMC dealer and complaint about radio first. Digital display showing one station and playing another. The panel gets very hot. Radio was showing issue at the time. Mark service advisor reached inside vehicle and began to press the buttons. They refused to document my radio problem at the jonesboro dealership. I called back and spoke to mark about documentation. He said he couldn't because the tech didn't see it. I advised him that he did and I asked him why did he push any buttons. At marietta, my truck had radio replaced twice during this week due to malfunction. 2) ABS braking failure, normal soft braking, truck will swerve to side and then correct itself, roll forward and then stop. Was told this is normal braking for ABS. Was duplicated at dealership but they have tried to minimize problem (team Pontiac, GMC jonesboro rd of union city ga) they did document issue 3) emergency brake ) light not working when depressing emergency brake pedal. Illuminated during start of truck however didn't work when depressing pedal. Marietta Pontiac GMC repaired issue. Can now depress emergency brake and it will light up. See previous notes, to date, my truck has had since purchase 12/29/2004 1) new battery, headlight bulb, daytime running light bulb, turn signal switch, new radio 1,2,3,4. new O2 sensor, fuel pump, (lost power on interstate) ABS issues, my truck just isn't safe. With this consistent ABS problem.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 292004

Sonoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Problem-electrical- radio replacement, third radio place I am on my third radio. The first radio began to frequently change stations on it's own. I thought it was satellites, towers, and didnt think much of it in the beginning. It was noticed by my daughter as having a life of it's own. Then it started to change often, while displaying another channel. It was replaced by dealer. Second radio- display window began to blink, flashing the channel numbers. It was changed by dealer third radio-changed stations once so far. Not a noticeable incident yet. Have not complained yet. In all radios, the panel gets very warm incident date is last repair date

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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