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#80 of 1845 1999 tracker delima
Jan 27, 2000 (12:29 am)
Less than 6,000 miles. Been in the shop for brake light switch, two different times for right rear wheel seal leaking, two times for vibration when brakes applied, bumping noise under vehicle, multiple squeaks and rattles. All repaired. Gave up on dealer and repaired squeaks and rattles myself. I still have a nagging problem for which I can not get resolved after three attempts. Vibration at 35-40 mph and 55-60 mph. under light throttle. Some times very intense. Vibrations intense enough that you feel it in the seat, floor, steering wheel, makes windows and dash buzz at times. Chevrolet tells dealer this is a normal condition and vehicle is operating as designed, therefore dealer will not attempt to repair. I am fileing for Lemon buy back. I would like to have written comments from any of you who would like to comment, positive or negative on your Tracker. Please include your name and email address along with vin number and mileage. Please
P.O. Box 2282
Russellville, Ar. 72811
or Email me ddssjsk9troi.com
Any comments would be appreciated.
#81 of 1845 problems with tracker
Jan 27, 2000 (2:40 am)
Chevy cannot seem to fix the tensioner pulley problem. Chevy has worked on the tensioner 4 times and still cannot fix the rattling. The fuel gauge has been repaired once. The brake light switch has been recalled. And, the engine had a bad mis-fire problem that has cleared up, but not really been fixed by gm. All of this has occurred before 6400 miles. I meet with the arbitration board in the morning. I believe the car qualifies as a lemon.
#82 of 1845 Tracker Grating noise in cold
Jan 27, 2000 (7:28 pm)
Bought 99 2dr 4WD Tracker in May. First problem immediately was noise from canvas top (finally resolved when dealer gave 2000 version which fit tighter). No other big things until it got cold (MN) then grating noise when car was in motion, but noise went away when car warmed up. After 3+ weeks of in and out with service department, they decided both front left & right ball bearing packs had never been initially lubed so in cold they grated. Solved when added packed with lubricant. Latest has been grinding noise again from front - again only in cold. I haven't taken it in yet.
#83 of 1845 Tech forum ?
Feb 05, 2000 (11:55 pm)
Anyone know of a tracker forum for technical questions ?
#84 of 1845 Key fob...programming
Feb 06, 2000 (12:15 am)
Sorry if this is question is a bit off topic...
Purchased 99 4dr/4wd/autotran last Sep. Only 4K miles so far. No problems whatsoever. Love the thing. It is red...our daughters call it the "tomato".
Why did we buy it...had the GM card at 7 year limit...it was the only small vehicle (in the market for small) that would accommodate my sitting in back seat...without head hitting the headliner...thought it was cute...that was basically all that went into the choice...plus able to negotiate very close to invoice.
Only problem is of own doing...lost one of the supplied key fobs (I think that is what they call them). Checked dealer...replacement is $39 or $49...then they want $15 more to program it. Does anyone have a FSM (factory service manual). Does it cover how to program the key fob? I will eventually get the FSM...been trying to get one for less than the $40 from dealer...thru ebay...they do show up every once in a while there...just been to cheap on my bidding so far to land one...
#85 of 1845 Question for TIM 98
Feb 15, 2000 (1:36 am)
How is your Tracker buy back progressing. I have filed, arbitration pending. Do you know of anyone
who has received a successful buyback?
#86 of 1845 Buy Back
Feb 15, 2000 (12:17 pm)
The buy back process has been interesting. I had my arbitration meeting. I was prepared with three ring binders filled with detailed reports prefacing each repair bill. I had a detailed article explaining the function of the drivebelt system. I had several articles re-defining the lemon law. And, I had about a dozen receipts for car rentals because I am afraid to run up miles on this piece of junk.
GM did not even show up. The BBB said GM would have 7 days to send a written presentation. GM sent it in on the 8th. ( The BBB accepted the late presentation. ) The GM presentation was hand-written and was dated Feb 3, 2003. GM's facts were directly contradicting to the written repair tickets.
I should hear the arbitraitor's answer any day now.
#87 of 1845 Considering a Tracker
Feb 19, 2000 (1:15 am)
I am considering a new tracker. I think a used '99. I just got back from pricing out a new 2000. I am going to trade in my '97 cavalier. I really like the ride quality. Also the supportiveness of the seats are outstanding (compared to my cav). I really like the roominess and the outlay of the dash. So does any one have any imput on the new trackers? Are they worth the money? The only thing that I dont care for is the lack of power, however it is smooth consistant power. And a very sharp vehicle.
#88 of 1845 Lokking at a tracker
Feb 20, 2000 (2:19 am)
I am looking at a 92-94 tracker and i am wondering how good the 4wd is in deep snow.
#89 of 1845 Josh
Feb 20, 2000 (2:34 am)
The extra money spent would be well worth it.