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What good is a car alarm if the thieves can turn it off? I had a window broken recently and the theives made off with a few minor things but I couldn't understand why I heard no alarm? Then I realized al they would have to do is unlock the door, open the door lock it again and then shut the door. Voila! alarm stops. They rumaged through the glove box that I can't lock because there is no lock on it. So many features that are suppose to bring "peace of mind" but fail bady.
Front Brake Pads are bad after 17,000 miles.
Anyone heard of a radiator in a GMC Sonoma going bad after 50,000 miles?
Received a card in the mail saying there is suppose to be FREE repairs on tail gate cables. Three times my dealer has replace cables and all three times I was charged for work that was suppose to be free. Where can I find the form to get reimbursed for work performed? (Policy dated July 2006 on page 2 asks "Did I pay for the work?") My truck seems to be worse on this as the new cables have the plastic covering splitting already.
The seat belt failed to retract back into door and I inadvertently shut the third door on it rendering the door stuck.
I had a check engine light come on a year and half ago and the dealer charged $99 to diagnose and tell me the gas cap was bad. So I replaced cap. Again, Check engine light comes on, Dealer charges $99 to diagnose and then say it is a bad gas cap. For $100 couldn't I buy one of those stupid machines that would tell me what the code is? Next time I think I will just buy a new gas cap.
I took the truck in for the door adjustment. Was told the hinges were coming apart and needed fixing. The repair is done, there is no wind noise, but the door has to be slammed to be shut properly. I think the door needs to be re-adjusted or the locking mechanism with wear out.
My dealer said the front wheel bearings need replacing. And he described the popping noise I would hear if the bearings were bad but I don't hear this noise. If the tires were taken off, would bad bearings be something I could immediately see?
My dealer recommended a fuel injection service because of possible carbon buildup. The truck seems to run fine now and I think they are just trying to sell stuff.
Dealer recommended a fuel filter replacement. They said they have no record of one being replaced at 20,000. I've only had the tuck since 30,000 and it has 35165 on it now. My trusted mechanic says I can wait another 5,000 miles.