GMC Sonoma Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your GMC Sonoma
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GMC Sonoma Problems
The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition and the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. The distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.
GMC Sonoma Questions
66,000 easy miles. 4wd not used much. Worked in 4wd then I went to put back into 2 wheel drive and had to continue to play with it to get it to engage into 2 wheel drive. afraid to try to put in 4wd again. Taking to a mechanic but could use information so they don't rip me off. Thanks
It was suggested that I should pull the back up fuse and leave it out for 3 minutes. Drive it after for about an hour to clear. Where is this back up fuse located? Does this sound realistic?
GMC Sonoma Recalls
Vehicles may have an air bag warning label with incorrect statements. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners will be sent corrected labels and installation instructions. The recall began June 4, 2004. The GM recall number is 04021.
The payload as listed on the vehicle certification label exceeds the actual limitations of the vehicle. If the weight limitations of the vehicle are exceeded, the vehicle will not operate as designed, and may cause a safety issue. Owners will be sent a revised vehicle certification label that is accurate.
GMC Sonoma Reviews
I have a 97 gmc sonoma and it stalls out at times while driving. the mechanic can't find the reason for it happening. He thought it was the module so he changed it but it stalled out again. I suggested that it might be the fuel filter but he said that was not possible. Any suggestions?
Have had the Ext Cab V6 engine model since new (now 91,000 miles). Now have problem with ABS LIGHT on dash - no one knows what to do to fix it. Have replaced the 3rd door latch 3 times - running lights go off when direction signal is on - but seems everyone has the same problem and GM does nothing to remedy it. Do routine maintenance and it will run forever, I hope. Would rather spend a couple ...
I have a 02 GMC Sonoma and the passager side cab is rusting. The thired door handle broken because its plastic. Its automatic and some times when shifting it does not seem like it wants to shift. The daytime running lights work but when I turn on the turn signial they go out until the turn signial goes out.