definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,204 miles

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problem #7

Aug 032006

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Key does not release from ignition. It turns the engine off but will not go into the lock position without quite a bit of wiggling back and forth. It started out every once in awhile and now it is every single time we try to turn the key off and take the key out. I took the Tracker to a lock smith thinking it was just the key or the hole the key goes in and he informed me that Chevy had sent him quite a few Trackers and Geo's to fix this problem. I think this should be a recall item as, if the key fails to come out then the car is accessible to anyone that passes by it. It will be stolen. This is something that I am reading about with other Trackers and I think it should be taken care of by the dealer, it is a defect.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 212004

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,657 miles
2000 Chevrolet Tracker SUV, have had problems since day one with key being stuck in ignition. You can put it in 4-wd /reverse and the key will come out. Also, this vehicle is very unstable when going onto a ramp of a freeway if there is any curve in the ramp whatsover.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #5

Aug 062004

Tracker 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Ongoing problem with the key sticking in the ignition after the vehicle was turned off. When this occurred consumer was able to remove the keys by jiggling it in the ignition. Problem progressed, and the key was currently stuck in the ignition, and wouldn't come out. Dealership was contacted, and indicated that the ignition had to be replaced.

- Clinton, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 022004

Tracker 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,663 miles
Key is stuck in ignition. Will not turn to lock position so key can be pulled out. Also, interior door handle has broken off of passenger side door rendering it impossible to open from inside. Driver side interior door handle frame broken off, can still open door from inside.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 282003

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,106 miles
2000 Tracker bought new have had it for 3 years. On July 28, 2003 key got stuck in ignition and could not be removed. Could start vehicle and shut off, but not remove key.

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 082003

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The key would not release from the ignition, it was stuck. I contacted the dealer, they also could not get the key out either. Had to replace the key lock. I hope that something can and will be done about this. Dealer told me that they have worked on other Trackers with the same problem. Hope this will help bring a recall on this problem.

- Berlin, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 062002

(reported on)

Tracker 4WD

  • miles
Ignition switch / key won't turn off and take key out / turn to acc/on/start fine then turn back to acc and stuck there won't go all way to lock where key to enter and out that area problem.

- Zimmerman, MN, USA