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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,859 miles

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2003 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 122006

Sonoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,400 miles


Lt truck 3rd door latch on GMC Sonoma (15760310) breaks at top of bracket, with less than 600 uses. I am quadriplegic and could not access or load wheelchair due to failure, had to find help at outside location and residence, but could result in hyperthermia or heat stroke if occurred in remote or secluded location.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 132007

Sonoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,198 miles
The 3rd door latch on Chevrolet/GMC extended cabs is subject to failure with fewer than 1000 openings. I am quadriplegic and store my wheel chair using the space; and have had 2 failures in less than 1 year. Reading blocs it has been a continued reported issue. Since there is only the one door release, and I have been stranded twice due to the failed part latch assembly a redesign recall or secondary release be added after by mfg for all affected models. Part number: 15760310. There is no warning, the plastic needs to be metal, and a secondary release for emergency. People can be trapped or in my case confined with no way to get away/out of the vehicle.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 062006

Sonoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,980 miles
: the contact stated the rear left door handle detached and moved freely when the contact attempted to open the door. This prevented the door from being opened from the outside. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, who was unable to determine the cause of the problem. The door handle had previously been replaced twice for the same issue, yet the problems persisted.

- Lutz, FL, USA

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