really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles

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problem #1

Mar 232005

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
2000 Chevrolet Tracker, have experienced several occasions when quickly depressing the brakes caused the front wheels to lock putting the vehicle into a 10 to 12' skid. The first two times I was leaving a driveway slowly rolling forward to enter a hwy when I decided not to go. When quickly depressomg the brakes the vehicle's front tires locked sending the vehicle into a skid. One time to the right and one time to the left. Both times the pavement was dry and I have been very slowly rolling foreward to see if all was clear. The other problem is that the brake and accelerator are on the same level. On two occasions I have hit the brake pedal and contacted the accelerator at the same time. The first time the vehicle skidded out of control to the left for 10 to 12 feet. The second time I had just made a slow 90 degree turn onto a dry cement driveway directly in front of a garage. The driveway was approx. 25 to 30 feet long. This time my foot moved from the brake pedal onto the accelerator causing the vehicle to jump foreward. When I hit the brake hard the vehicle skidded out of control to the left, leaving black tire marks 8 to 10 feet long. At the end of the skid marks you can clearly see that the tires dug into the dry cement, yet the vehicle continued after the mark for several feet striking the garage. The accident caused minimal damage to the front bumper of the Tracker, but caused extensive damage to the garage. I have documented this situation on film and filed a claim with my insurance company.

- Shelton, WA, USA