really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,238 miles

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problem #17

Dec 012018


  • 71,000 miles
Subframe rusted out upon research it appears this was an ongoing complaint about this model car pulled to right when braking lots of shaking too. Why have there been no recalls ?

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #16

Oct 292015


  • 106,000 miles
While driving approximately 35 miles per hour on a rural road, there was a loud bang from the front of the car, immediately followed by shaking, rattling and a swerve to the right. The car was driven to a local auto shop where an inspection revealed that the front suspension cross member had snapped in half, due to extensive corrosion damage. The mechanic then told me that Chevy had instituted an internal campaign #06186 in 2007 to address a known issue with cross members that were not correctly protected against corrosion effecting model years 1999-2004. The cross member needs to be replaced.

- Fairborn, OH, USA

problem #15

Mar 252015


  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker. While driving at an unknown speed, the front end of the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. After inspecting the vehicle, the technician diagnosed that the front passenger side cross member was rusted and fractured. As a result, the cross member needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Dayton , OH, USA

problem #14

Aug 112014


  • 107,000 miles
Frame has rusted through serious safety issue where tire is about to sink in.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #13

Jul 082013

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
I recently had my 2000 Chevy Tracker 4dr in for pennsylvanias state inspection and at that time my mechanic told me the suspension bar is rotting away from the frame. I have looked online and have seen many complaints and which states that GM had extended a special warranty program for this issue in the snow/salt states. I bought this vehicle used and feel this problem is a manufacturers defect and which GM seems to admit. My vehicle has 114000 miles on it and cannot afford this repair on my own. I called the local dealership and asked for a recall search, at that time I was told there are none and when I mentioned the special warranty they stated they have never heard of this. I have never received any recall notices for this problem that exists and would like some help with this issue. Thank you

- Wexford, PA, USA

problem #12

Nov 062012

Tracker 4-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
Front suspension crossmember rusted through, with out worning all most causing me to lose control of the vehicle. Thank goodness I wasn't going 60 mph, this is a very dangerous defect !!

- Blockton, IA, USA

problem #11

Jun 012009

Tracker 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Front suspension cross-member of my 2000 Chevrolet Tracker has corroded through the heavy gauge metal adjacent to a support bolt and risks affecting the structural integrity of the vehicle. This is a heavy gauge structural member that should not have rusted through. Severe rust-through is the result of improper metal surface treatment by the manufacturer and needs to be recalled. Please force the manufacturer to address this safety-of-life issue on these vehicles as a catastrophic collapse of this component, if it occurs during driving, results in wheel collapse because this member supports the wheels A-frame. I estimate this rusting has been ongoing since 2009 even though I just saw it in 2012. I base this on the fact that in 2012 there was a hole rusted through the cross member that I could fit my thumb through however, holes of this size usually take a few years to develop and I never noticed it previously. This means that sub-surface rusting was occurring for a few years with surface rust obscuring this, which explains why the hole was not visible until just recently (when the surface rust collapsed, it exposed the hole beneath it).

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #10

Mar 212012

Tracker 4-cyl

  • 88,500 miles
Front suspension cross member rusted completely through on passenger side. Suspension a arm completely disconnected from cross member. Handling severely degraded.

- Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #9

Dec 202011

Tracker 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Front suspension crossmember corrosion service bulletin #06186 10/17/2007 not being honored by GM. States out of age parameters. Purchased new still owned by original owner. Barnes Chevrolet where purchased, went out of business in 2007 - owner never notified of crossbar issue. Garage kept since new. Now being used by 19 year old college student working her way through college. GM case number 71-1021471764. Oscar at GM states this vehicle was not one of the VIN numbers included in the special bulletin (not a recall). Escalated to [xxx], his supervisor. She stated not included but offered a $1000. Voucher to buy a new car (duh - a college student cannot afford a new car if she cannot afford the $2000. Repair bill - mom & dad cannot help) tried to go above [xxx] but her district manager does not speak to regular customers. ("?"). all I want of got GM to pay the repair bill and for new brakes that were replaced 1 year ago but ruined by this fault. Good mechanic found the issue before she was injured in an accident! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lavallette, NJ, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Jan 192010

Tracker 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker. While driving 45 mph the contact heard a noise and the vehicle pulled to the right. The contact was able to continue driving the vehicle; however, the driver found rust on the front cross member and it was broken. The A-arm has began to separate from the cross members. The dealer confirmed that the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact stated that he was responsible for ordering the bolts needed to repair the vehicle. The failure mileage was 86,000. Updated 02/17/10. The consumer stated it was discovered that his vehicle was included in the recall and the dealer repaired the vehicle free of charge. Updated 02/18/10

- Parker, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 212007


  • 149,739 miles
2000 Chevy Tracker rusted right front control arm bracket. Consumer states that there is a hole totally through the crossmember. She also states that the front end assembly was loosened due to this rusting. The consumer was denied reimbursment, because according to cheverolet, the oart that was included in the special coverage was not replaced and also the repair was not made by an authorized Chevrolet dealer.

- Medina, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 112007

Tracker 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On Wednesday 9-5-07 I was driving on the interstate when my Tracker started making a cluncking sound and started veering to the left. When I would stop and begin to accelerate again it would grab and then drive normally. Today 9-11-07 while driving at a rate of 45mph my car began to shake all over. I lowered my dring speed to 35 and when I stopped at a light the vehicle now vibrating and grabbing to the right. As if my brakes were going out. I had to drive no faster than 20 mph to the auto mechanics shop. He looked under my vehicle and at that point my front cross member fell off. He said he was shocked and never saw anything like this. The entire cross member was completely rusted and I was in serious danger driving this car. Now that I have had this problem I am without a vehicle for 3days due to the time frame needed for ordering this part. It will cost $350 for the part only not to mention whatever labor will be so my question who is responsible for this -wouldn't it be GM. I drive my granddaughter in this vehicle everyday. So nothing will be done to recall this car part until a serious accident occurs and results in death. Is that what I'm understanding" how many of us have to be effected by this problem-can we ban together for help? my car is garaged, not driven alot of miles per year and taken very good car of and my front cross member rusts and just falls off. I would like this looked into by someone. Does anyone else want to discuss this with me" please respond as soon as possible. Thank you

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 032005

Tracker 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact stated when lifting the vehicle to perform brake repairs the front suspension frame support that holds on the a arm rusted. He could not drive the vehicle. There have been no repairs made to the vehicle. The consumer has since paid for the repairs. Updated 01/11/06.

- Eerie, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 142001


  • miles
Car veers to rt when brakes hit. Does not ride on wet roads at all. Notice no Trackers on lot GMC is aware of the cars problems but just quite making to prevent paying damages. There are numerous defects with this model. To included seat belt especially the ones in the back. The air bags catch fire when they come out, my rt side of face is still numb a=, also the brakes lock, I've reported this on the survey they sent to no avail. You have to control the car very well if there is any kind of wind blowing. I know they are aware of all the defects, but just got away with this one. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****744626

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

Jun 182001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wet conditions cause vehicle to wander across the road. Dealer notified, and informed consumer to contact NHTSA. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter. Consumer states she has not been able to stop at stop signs or stop lights during wet conditions and has almost caused an accident.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #1

May 312000


  • miles
Stability of vehicle wa uncertain. Consumer wasn't aware of this at the time of purchase. Vehicle has tipped over beyond its capability, was unable to go over 50 mph without feeling like it was moving all over the road by the wind. Manufacturer will buy back vehicle if not repairable., dealer has confirmed it, but hasn't contacted the consumer.

- Lompac, CA, USA