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Chevrolet Tracker: Fun Facts

  • The Tracker is a well-known car in the big screen; among others, it was featured in the following movies: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011); Frat Party (2009); Big Fat Liar (2002); The Witches of Oz (2011); Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009); Connie and Carla (2004); and How to Deal (2003). It also gained screen time on the following series: The Outer Limits (1995), The Sopranos (1999), Roswell (1999), Car and Driver Television (1999), Falcon (2006), Tru Calling (2003), and Alaska State Troopers (2009).

  • The Chevrolet Tracker was originally sold as the Geo Tracker. The car was initially made for the car company Geo by CAMI Automotive, but the design was later given to Chevrolet. What gave the Chevrolet brand to the car is the Canadian market. The vehicle was sold as Geo Tracker in the US, but it was sold as the Chevrolet Tracker and the GMC Tracker in Canada. On a side note, CAMI Automotive is actually a joint venture of GM Canada and Suzuki. Hence, one can say that the Tracker is a baby of three companies (four, if you count Geo).

  • Chevy dealers in Canada officially began selling the Tracker in 1989. When it debuted, it was offered in three models: a base convertible model, a base hardtop model and a CL hardtop model. But a fourth model, which was the CL convertible, was offered in 1990.

  • Although the Tracker was sold as a compact SUV, it actually passed the certifications to be a light truck. The vehicle's parts and specs made it possible for the Tracker to handle off-road capabilities. The SUV was a sturdy 4-wheel drive and it had a light truck engine as well as a transmission system connected to a 2-4 transfer case.

  • Aside from the US and Canada, the Tracker was also sold in Latin American countries-most notably in Mexico and Brazil. However, the car was retouched in 2005 and in 2006; the latter model had a silver GM logo on the front doors. Furthermore, long after the Tracker was discontinued in the US and Canada, production was still ongoing in Mexico and Brazil.

Chevrolet Tracker Articles

  • Chevrolet Tracker Problems

    A unique thing about the Chevrolet Tracker is that, even though it was sold as a compact SUV, it actually passed the certifications to be a light truck because of its off-road capabilities. Amazing, right? It's like seeing a hamburger being sold at its regular price when it's actually a cheeseburger! Known for its specs that can handle rough terrain, the Chevy Tracker definitely got the attention when it debuted. However, this amazing feat did not exempt it from experiencing problems. Some of the problems commonly experienced with the vehicle are discussed below.

    Engine failures

    When you drive a Chevrolet Tracker, you would likely have a blinking "check engine" light after a couple of months. The parts of the car, by themselves, can handle off-road driving but the way they were assembled makes the Tracker unsuitable for prolonged drives in rough terrains.

    But even on normal roads, rough idling can be observed after a few months or a few thousand miles. The oxygen sensor, the exhaust system, and the serpentine belt are also problematic areas in the engine assembly. Overheating is also commonly experienced, but this is likely a result of a faulty the cooling system.

    Handling and suspension

    The thing that made us doubt the Tracker's off-road capabilities was its suspension assembly. The set-up makes it very easy for the stock ball joints (which are not the best quality for rough driving) to fail. Too much vibration and noise can be observed during sharp turns. This problem led Chevrolet to issue a service bulletin which outlines a guide on how to repair excessive corrosion on the front suspension crossmember.

    Electrical connection problems

    What we think is the most frustrating thing that you can experience with a Tracker is a faulty electrical connection. First off, it's hard to pinpoint which part went bad. The connection may be faulty because of a bad battery, a dead motor, a snapped wire, or a bad battery AND a snapped wire. Electrical connection problems shouldn't be a big deal if the Tracker didn't have a lot of electrical parts. It does. If you experience problems with the wirings, the dome lights, power door locks, and dashboard display can fail to function.