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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,700 miles

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2003 GMC Sonoma drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 032006

Sonoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,700 miles


It has been determined that water has contaminanted the oil in the rear differential causing a mechanical failure. I have been informed that my extended warranty does not cover this issue even though GMC is aware that problem with a vent tube location is one source for water infiltration. I have a GMC document with specific instructions for mechanics to check for the improper vent tube location if water is indeed found in the rear axle fluid.

- Plantsville, CT, USA

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