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2004 Gmc Safari - 1GKEL19XX4B- Forestville, NY: December 20th, 2011
The contact owns a 2004 gmc safari awd. The contact was driving approximately 3-5 mph and coming to a stop when the abs activated abnormally and caused the brakes to pulsate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised the contact that the hubs needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000. Updated 03/23/12 *bf updated 04/09/12


2001 Gmc Safari - 1GKEL19W61B- Mountain Ironmn, MN: August 17th, 2011
At slow speeds the abs activates and the vehicle is hard to stop. The sierra van uses the same components as the trucks that were recalled by 05v379000 on 8/3/05. The problem is the same with dirty speed sensors. *kb


2000 Gmc Safari - 1GKDM19WXYB- Whiting, NJ: January 19th, 2011
The contact owns a 2000 gmc safari. The contact stated that vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who informed the contact that the brake line was severely rusted and would need to be replaced. The contact stated that the failure was continual and the brake lines were patched three times. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was approximately 69,000. The vehicle was inspected by a independent mechanic who informed the contact that the brake lines needed to be replaced due to rusting. This has occurred on a intermittent basis for 18 months where he had them replaced 3 different times. The vehicle was repaired for the brake lines. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was approximately 69,000. Updated 02/23/11*lj the consumer stated all the brake lines have since been replaced. Updated 02/28/11


2002 Gmc Safari - 1GKDM19XX2B- Mantua, NJ: June 8th, 2009
My 2002 gmc safari would not start. I went and replaced the 2. 5 year old battery (it was leaking at the terminals) it started one time and then about 45 minutes later it was dead again. It was towed to the dealer. I was first informed that the charging system was o. K. And that the probable cause was the battery was not fully charged. I was then informed that the brake light was on the dash and a brake lining was leaking. They recommended to replace both linings and flush the system and fill with fresh fluid. After several hours i was told that when the parts came and the tech was to install the linings that the fluid was smoking and the tech almost burned his hands. The vehicle was on the lift three hours for this to happen. The service rep could not explain how this happened. I was told that gm told them to check the positive cable for grounding. They found it was grounding on the center link of the steering. The work order said they re-routed the cable. I was told by a gm rep in argentina that gm felt that after the time and mileage that they were not responsible. I told him that if the cable had been properly routed at the time of manufacture that this would not have happened regardless of the time and/or miles. I am thankful that the fluid had not leaked out or boiled to the point that i would have had brake failure. I feel it cost me all most $700. At this point that was do to the routing of the cable and would like to be reimbursed. The gm rep said i could go to the better business bureau that he could do nothing. Can you help or tell me where i can go for help? Thank you.


2004 Gmc Safari - 1GKEL19X44B- Mount Airy, MD: April 28th, 2009
The contact owns a 2004 gmc safari. The contact stated that the vacuum hose failed in her vehicle. She took the vehicle to a mechanic, who discovered a hole in the air conditioning line. The failure was caused by the air conditioning line rubbing against the fuel line. The mechanic stated that the repair for the air conditioning line would cost between $800-$1,000. She was advised to call the manufacturer because the defect appeared to be weakening the fuel line. The manufacturer stated that there was no recall for the issue and referred her to nhtsa. The current and failure mileages were approximately 134,000.


1991 Gmc Safari - 1GDDM19Z0MB- Longview, TX: March 27th, 2009
The contact owns a 1991 gmc safari. The contact noticed that the abs warning indicator consistently illuminates on the instrument panel. Secondly, when applying pressure to the brake pedal, the vehicle skids. He is in the process of notifying a dealer in reference to the failures. The failure mileage was 174,000 and current mileage was 175,000. Updated 04-23-09 *bf updated 04/24/09. *jb


2004 Gmc Safari - 1GKDM19X64B- Shannon, NC: August 26th, 2008
The rear end was making a noise and was taken to the car dealer checked the vehicle. The dealer said that the problem was with the carrier bearings and the ring & pinion (factory defect). The vehicle has been making this noise since it was purchased and the warranty will not cover repairs. The cost is estimated to be 1500. 00 dollars. We have sent it to the dealer on 3 different occasions and they say the warranty refuses to pay for the repairs.


2002 Gmc Safari - 1GKEL19X62B- Monongahela, PA: April 17th, 2008
The contact owns a 2002 gmc safari. While driving 5 or 6 mph, it took 40-50 feet before the contact could stop the vehicle. A mechanic stated that both the passenger and driver side wheel bearings and idler arms needed to be replaced. The local mechanic performed the repairs. Gmc denied him reimbursement because they did not make the repair. The consumer had the repairs made a an independent shop the current mileage was 28,550 and failure mileage was 28,530. Updated 5/5/08 *cn updated


2002 Gmc Safari - 1GTDM19X92B- Lancaster , NY: February 25th, 2008
The contact owns a 2002 gmc safari. The contact stated that the brake lights worked intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and they stated that the repair required them to dismantle some of the major components to better access the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified requesting information on nhtsa campaign id number 05v099000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch), but the vin was not included in the recall. The current mileage was 44,500 and failure mileage was 28,000. Updated 03/26/08. *lj


2005 Gmc Safari - 19TDM19X55B- Brightwaters, NY: May 23rd, 2007
2005 safari with defective frame**nar**cc the frame holding the a frame had rusted through, which allowed the bolt holding the a frame to cut its way through the frame and drop the lower a frame. The consumer stated the frame dropped while backing out of a parking spot. *jb


2002 Gmc Safari - 1GKDM19X32B- St Louis, MO: May 11th, 2007
The contact owns a 2002 gmc safari. The contact stated that the vehicle's brakes squeaked and she had the brake pads replaced. The pads were replaced a second time at 40,000 miles. The brakes continue to squeak. The vehicle's purchase date and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 68,000 and failure mileage was 22,000.


2003 Gmc Safari - 1GKDM19X73B- Crystal River, FL: April 19th, 2007
Purchased booster seats for our grandchildren. A certified inspector showed us that all four rear seat belts do not lock when pulled quickly indicating that the seatbelts would not restrain the child in an accident (or an adult either). Took the vehicle back to the dealer. Dealer claims the seatbelts lock when you brake hard, but are not made for children's booster seats. We are under the impression that vehicles made after 2001 had to have the appropriate seatbelts for child safety. *jb


2003 Gmc Safari - 1GKDM19X44B- Milwaukee, WI: April 17th, 2007
The contact owns a 2003 gmc safari. The vehicle was parked and the contact smelled something burning. He lifted the hood and noticed the clamp that held the brake line was on fire. The contact extinguished the fire, and the vehicle was towed to his residence. He changed the brake line hose, and drove the vehicle for about a mile at 35 mph. The contact parked the vehicle, and noticed that the brakes were failing when he attempted to shift the vehicle to the drive position. He looked under the hood and realized that the brake line was hot again. The vehicle was towed back to his residence and inspected by a mechanic. The cause of failure has not been determined. The current mileage was 40,924 , and failure mileage was 40,800. *ak


1994 Gmc Safari - 1GDDM19Z9RB- Shoreview, MN: January 30th, 2007
- the contact stated that while fueling the 1994 gmc safari (15 with the vehicle running the transmission switched gears from park to reverse,, resulting in striking the vehicle behind it. The contact reentered the vehicle, shifted the loose gear into drive and moved the vehicle forward to a parking space. The vehicle w2asa drivable, but the gear shift was loose. *ak


1991 Gmc Safari - 1GKDM19Z9MB- Bensenville, IL: September 21st, 2006
1991 safari hood came up while driving and shattered the windshield. *ts *jb


1997 Gmc Safari - 1GBLP37J5V3- Pahrump, NV: September 12th, 2006
Fuel leak in safari supplied fuel line that goes to the generator. *nm


1992 Gmc Safari - 1GDEL19W4NB- Kalamazoo, MI: August 9th, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle's front suspension dropped onto the front tires while the vehicle was parked and not in use. The contact attempted to replace the shocks to resolve the issue but the shocks did not resolve the problem. The dealer was not contacted. There was nothing that led up to the occurrence.


2001 Gmc Safari - 1GKEL19W81B- Lake View, NY: July 24th, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle's anti lock braking system sensors were faulty and activated on dry pavement at a speed of lower than 8 mph. There were no warning signal to indicate a failure. The failure occurred under normal braking. The vehicle was taken to the independent mechanic who advised filing a complaint with the national highway traffic safety administration. The manufacturer has not been notified yet by the contact.


2001 Gmc Safari - 1GKEL19W51B- Helendale, CA: July 22nd, 2006
Passenger side power window goes part way down, will not go out - intermittent problem increased to permanent problem. Now goes down maybe 1/2 inch, only goes up 1/32 inch at a time. Has been repaired twice, needs repair again. I purchased the vehicle used in 6/03, not long after that, problem surfaced in increasing regularity. When i had problem repaired by dealer in 1/04, i was told this had been repaired before. Items repaired / replaced, were: 1314wsc95 - electrical misc. Po45391 - motor po45386 - actuator several rivets. The repair facility described the window problem as "binding", and a also found that the door lock was not activating properly due to a door lock mechanism problem (the actuator) as having an "internal short". The repair of 1/04 was good for about 14 months (dealer refused to warrant work), when in 3/05, the problem had gradually returned. When i asked the dealer if this was a common problem, he said it was not. I recently decided to look into the problem as i am about to have it repaired again, and see that the passenger windows on gmc vans have been a problem for a long time. I believe the malfunctioning window is a hazard, as it creates a dangerous situation for the driver when distracted by a malfunctioning window, which is used to protect the vehicles occupants from weather, smoke, dust and dirt, wind and even potential criminals. My attention has been drawn away from the normal hazards of urban and highway driving by the distraction of a malfunctioning window. Why has this been allowed to be a prolific problem for so long? I wonder just how many complaints you have received on this issue? Does someone have to actually die before you take action? *nm


2004 Gmc Safari - 1GTDM19X14B- St. Thomas, VI: June 15th, 2006
Steering wheel of 2004 gmc safari is rapidly decaying. No cleaning chemicals have been used on the steering wheel. I work in an office, so there are no extraordinary chemicals on my hands. *nm