really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,599 miles

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problem #13

Aug 022011


  • 177,554 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker. While driving at approximately 45 mph and depressing the brakes, the vehicle began to pull to the left abnormally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the mechanic advised that there was corrosion found on the front lower control arm bracket and cross member. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the warranty was extended for the front suspension and cross member corrosion but the contacts VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 177,554.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #12

Dec 162010

Tracker 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I was backing up down a short lane of 25 feet or less. I heard a loud popping sound. I then pulled out onto a major highway (us-41). I traveled approximately 1 mile, coming upon a stoplight, the light turned red, upon applying my brakes, the vehicle suddenly pulled drastically to the left, at which time the right brakes locked up, the left brakes, did not work at all. I proceeded very cautiously home ( a trip of 15 miles). At which time I took the vehicle to my mechanic, after his evaluation of the vehicle, and a very brief road trip, informed me of "something he has never seen in his 25 years of being a mechanic) the crossmember that supports the upper and lower control arm was rusted thru. This caused the erratic steering, and the loss of ability to control the vehicle during a braking situation.this vehicle does have a recall (06186) but I was never notified! I have owned this vehicle since it was new, if I was notified, I would have definitely had it checked, since it is a vehicle my wife drives during the winter. General Motors should notify owners of this vehicle about this problem it is dangerous........no questions.

- Clinton, IN, USA

problem #11

Feb 232010


  • 109,000 miles
2000 Chevrolet Tracker hard top corroded suspension front cross member, noticed the steering was not right when I would tap the brake-pulled to the left--had it checked and the 2 front cross members were completely rusted out and hanging down! I called GMC and they refused to help saying its not been reported and I had too many miles on my car, 109,000. I researched the internet and GMC has fixed this problem on vehicles over 150,000 miles under special circumstances-safety issue. I also found recalls on same vehicle-but soft top not hard tops. I want them to fix my vehicle because this is a safety issue and this Tracker is barely 10 years old. GMC knows about this, I have saw where this has been investigated in 2007 by you, and if not fixed someone could seriously get hurt!

- Welch, WV, USA

problem #10

Feb 122010


  • 135,800 miles
There is no incident so far. But according to my mechanic, one hit on a pothole could cause it to break/crack. From service campaign bulletin given to me by my mechanic-front suspension crossover corrosion on 2000 Chevy Tracker. I am less than 2 months past the coverage, 10 yrs or 150,000 miles. My truck was from 12.15.99 Chevy will not honor recall, says it's not a recall even though there are several complaints of damage & serious accidents occurring because of this defect.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 122008


  • 105,450 miles
The lower control arm rotted away from the subframe on my Tracker while I was driving. There was a special coverage issued by GM but they are refusing to honor it as it was not a recall and my title is a salvage title. (the care was deemed road safe at the time Ohio title was issued by the Ohio state highway patrol) special coverage number is 06186. Chevy admits it is due to improper corrosion treatment in that area they will only honor special coverages on salvage vehicles if it is an emission issue not a general safety issue unless of course it is upgraded to a recall.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #8

Apr 242008

Tracker 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
I am writing to complain about my 2000 Chevrolet Tracker. The driver's side front lower arm has rusted through and broke and the left side is also cracked. This vehicle is not that old that the frame should break. It is at a garage to fix the driver's side that has broke. It will cost approximately $400 to fix.

- St. Petersburg, PA, USA

problem #7

Nov 022007

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The front crossmember is horribly rusted. The previous owner(s) looked to have welded extra support to the area that the crossmember attaches to the control arm. I originally thought the previous owner hit something, but upon closer inspection there is no damage as the result of a collision. I just noticed this today, and do not at all feel safe driving anywhere until this is fixed. A 7 year old vehicle should not be rusting frame parts off!!

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #6

May 272007

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,389 miles
Front suspension cross member rusted through on my 2000 Chevrolet Tracker 4X4. Causing me to swerve out of my lane when braking at a stop light. Right front A-arm attachment point completely detached from cross member.

- Gallipolis, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 102007

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker. The vehicle shakes violently at speeds of 45 mph and above. The vehicle veers to the left. There are no warning indicators. The failure mileage was 164,000. A Goodyear dealer replaced the front brake rotors and cylinders, but the shaking continued. Another mechanic diagnosed the failure as the crossbar being completely rusted. The contact had not repaired the vehicle. The current and failure mileage were both 164000 miles. Left message 10/16/07.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Dec 282006

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,595 miles
The car pulled left and started shaking and had trouble stopping.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 232006

Tracker 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 40 mph on a dry city road, the vehicle veered to the right and struck a pole. The driver sustained minor injuries, and the contact was not in the vehicle. There was a police report taken at the scene. The vehicle was towed to the insurance lot. The insurance company deemed the vehicle a total loss. Although, the vehicle was not inspected by a mechanic, the insurance company assumes the front passenger axle fractured.

- Mercer, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 222005

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
The front cross member control arm mount rusted, and it broke loose while the consumer was driving. It did not cause an accident. There had been front end noises, and the consumer took vehicle to the dealer. They replaced the left front stabilizer link. The part that broke loose was on the right side. The vehicle was currently at the dealership being repaired. Updated12/27/05.

- Walker , MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 151999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Severe vibration while driving from 32 up to 45 mph. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop on 6-7 occasions, and was unable to correct problem. Gas pedal was clicking, dealer replaced throttle valve control. Consumer complained of a noise under the hood, dealer replaced the catalytic converter. Dome light bulb was replaced. Windshield blade was worn, dealer replaced. Serpentine belt was causing a squealing sound, dealer replaced. Dealer has repaired brakes and muffler thinking these 2 components could be related to vibration, however neither were the cause of the vibration.

- Monongahela, PA, USA