Chevrolet Tracker Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Tracker

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Chevrolet Tracker Problems

Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

You may be able to prevent automatic transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned, the transmission system should be completely flushed.

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Chevrolet Tracker Questions

Service Engine light comes on. Diagnostic showed no problem. Now smoke fr engine (1 answer)

Replaced alternator. Week later "Service Engine" light came on. Had garage run diagnostics - no problem showed. Only drove on short trips in city and light still on, but no still no problems ... Until I took a 200 mi trip and smelled something burning on my return trip. when I arrived h...

Engine light steady orange. Drives fine but when stopped it puttering and dies. (1 answer)

Occurs everytime.

Trouble starting (1 answer)

Seems dead at times, other times radio plays and there is a clicking noise. Battery is new and has been tested. Has started afyer long jump, has started after messing with wires hanging on fuse box (under the hood by battery). After getting it started we can drive it 3-4 days and then we get in ...

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Chevrolet Tracker Recalls

Recall 01V124000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. MISLABELED SEAT BELTS INTENDED FOR 2-DOOR MODEL VEHICLES WERE INSTALLED IN THE 4-DOOR FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELT LOCATION. FOR THE PASSENGER SEAT SAFETY BELT, IF THE CHILD SEAT MODE HAS BEEN ENGAGED OR THE BELT IS EXTENDED DURING NORMAL USE AND THEN ...
Recall 99V273001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN INOPERATIVE BRAKE LAMP-ACTUATING SWITCH. IF THE BRAKE LAMP-ACTUATING SWITCH DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS MAY BE INOPERATIVE. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE,...
Recall 98V324001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE COUPLING THAT CONNECTS THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT TO THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT IS CRACKED. THIS COULD ALLOW THE STEERING SHAFTS TO SEPARATE.

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Chevrolet Tracker Reviews

I've owned my current 2002 Tracker with a 2 liter engine and 5 spd transmission for over 7 years now. I bought it with 81K on and it was obvious it had been driven hard and put away wet when I bought it. BUT... the engine had no timing chain noise at start up (tell tale sign it needs a new timing chain, gear and tensioner kit) so I bought it. This was the 7th Tracker/Sidekick/Grand Vitara ...
I am the original and only owner of my 2003 Chevy Tracker LT (2.5 ltr) model and now have 169,852 miles on it. I am very happy overall with this vehicle. At 155k did I start to have oil leak issues, stemming from my valve cover gasket. The only low mileage issue I had was the battery cables to the engine go out and that cost me $290. Other than wear and tear on brakes, no big issues. ...
overall I've been satisfied with my tracker. it's simple and easy to work on. so far, after 2 years I have only had to buy a battery and tires. in some places the paint is coming off.normal.

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