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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,923 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012011


  • miles


2003 GMC Sonoma. Consumer states while driving the support cable holding the spare tire rusted through and the tire fell off, rolled down the road and hit another car the consumer stated no damage was done and the police were not notified.

- Allentown, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 262008


  • 64,420 miles
Spare tire hanger cable broke dropping tire on roadway.

- Northeast, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 102005

Sonoma 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,350 miles
My 2003 GMC Sonoma just quit starting(standard), so I pushed it to get it home, I went to a friends house the next day( it started), when I got ready to leave the truck wouldn't start again and I smelled something burning, (my wife had kept telling me she smelled rubber burning) well the wires under the dash were on fire!also 2nd gear in manual transmission went out in March or April I think, this was reported to the GM dealer where I bought the truck.

- Springfield, OH, USA

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