fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,734 miles

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2002 GMC Sonoma lights problems

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2002 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152005

Sonoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127 miles


Please see my numerous entries- took vehicle in again to service department. Picked up 11/17/05. ABS brakes. Supposedly they have finally diagnosed them.!replaced bad wheel sensor. H0161.9. I was told they didn't check them previously. I have documented the number of times this has been an issue and I have brought them in.. their records only show twice. Radio-replaced 8 times already duplicated freezing, playing 1 station and showing another at oth dealer and doc, they didn't replace this time however they installed updated software. "why wasn't this done before" and they advised a cd was stuff in the player. It was not, my dau was playing a janis joplin cd and took it with her when we left the vehicle. When turn signal used daytime running light goes out. They say this happens on some cars but not all. They cannot tell you which cars it happens to. Once when I brought it in, they fixed it. Then it started going out again. This time they showed me a piece of paper that said "some vehicles" has this but they do not designate which vehicles, I still do not know if it is a design flaw, electrical issue or both. Emissions, I've driven over 2500 miles and it finally passed the readiness test. I took this in 4 times before driving 1000, they on the fifth time I took it in it passed why did I have to drive so many miles in order for my vehicle to pass the emissions. My lemon tainted 2002 Sonoma truck GM rep sys his record sys I was never towed. As you know I was towed twice. Once when engine just stopped and second when my battery just died. General manager at dealer sys my complaint shows only twice. They still tell me I do not have any electrical issues. I say I do. Are my brakes fixed? I will need to drive it and will let you know!

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202004

Sonoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,340 miles
Noticed a pull on the vehicle and noticed engine had stopped I was driving on the interstate going 285 North about 60 miles per hour. Had just turned on the air conditioner. Was able to coast and safely pull over to the exit. Engine would turn but not start. Had to be towed to dealership. Was safe because it was Saturday afternoon, no traffic, per tech fuel pump sensor failure, thereafter had other problems ie, headlights out, daylight running lights out, had radio/cd player problems B4 engine failure, with intermittent changing of stations, radio comming on and off, service engine light on. Rt turn signal light fast blinking, since I purchased the vehicle there has always been a concern about the brakes. When hitting a bump in the road and braking, the car seems to roll instead of slowing or stopping, and I always feel if a vehicle was in front of me I would hit them. I have avoided many incidents being careful when I brake but during a passing conversation with a tech during oil change I discussed this problem. It was never documented. I mentioned my brake issue after the tech found the brake light on after engine service my brake concerns have never really been documented. They have checked the brakes and actually repaired them, they are working okay today. I am still having problems with blinking light on my radio, (new radio/cd by dealer) and daytime running lights going out again. I believe it is a computer problem or electrical short. This week my vehicle has been checked 3 times. Please note this vehicle did not overheat, have battery problems, the engine just cut off. Tech thinks I ran out of gas, defect in gauge. I dont think so. I keep all of my receipts. My vehicle was built April 2002 I purchased as new vechicle with 127miles can you tell me if there was a previous problem with this vehicle

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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