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2003 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GJGG25U631- Lynwood, IL: March 1st, 2011
The contact owns a 2003 gmc savannah 2500. The contact was driving downhill in reverse when the brakes malfunctioned and would not engage, causing the vehicle to crash into another vehicle. A police report was available. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but the dealer was unable to locate a failure within the brakes. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic yet the mechanic was also unable to diagnose a brake failure. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced any further brake failures since the crash. The failure mileage was 110,000.


2009 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GDGG29K491- Enschede, FL: February 18th, 2011
I own a savana 2500 conversion 155 wheelbase. I have a lot of problems with the brakes. During braking the steering wheel shakes in my hands. The car has run about 14. 0000 miles. If i drive fast i always have this problem, even more in the hills. Please tell me what i can do about it. I checked the discs and braking pads, they look well. It seems to me if the discs become hot i have the problem. I am living in the netherlands, near germany. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6) *ln


2005 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTGG25V351- Maxatawny, PA: February 9th, 2011
I have a 2005 savannah gmc with severe front end problems from day one. The dealer has side-stepped this from day one. Now the front wheels bounce and shake long after a road bump is contacted. Only sudden slowing down makes this stop, creating hazard conditions for me and those behind me.


2007 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTGG25U571- Seattlew, WA: May 25th, 2010
Intermittent brake lock up on 2007 gmc savana 2500 cargo van. The pedal feels hard to push and the vehicle will not slow. More pressure applied to the brake pedal then the front brakes lock up completely. This happened twice at low speeds and once at freeway speed. Very fortunate that other drivers were able to avoid a truck skidding to a stop on the freeway. Turning the vehicle off for five minutes seems to allow the system to function again temporarily. Dealership reports "leaking hydroboost" unit is the problem. This is the second failure of this part in our 15 truck fleet, although the earlier failure did not cause brake lock-up.


2000 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTGK29U7YE- Lower Lake, CA: February 16th, 2010
The contact owns a 2000 gmc sierra 2500. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph and pulling up to his driveway he tried to unlock the doors of vehicle and they would not unlock. He was also unable to unlock the doors with the remote. He then tried to unlock the vehicle from the outside to no avail. This failure only occurs on the drivers side. The dealer was contacted and they stated to bring the vehicle in to be diagnosed. He then took the vehicle to an independent mechanic. It took 1 hour to open the door , they took the door apart and removed the electrical half of the mechanism and replaced it and then it finally worked. The part was ordered from the gmc dealer. There is another problem with the anti lock brake system where he is driving 5 mph when making a turn and stepping on the brakes the brakes do not engage. He has to put the vehicle in neutral for the vehicle to stop. Gmc was contacted and they stated that they will repair the whole brake system at the owners expense. There have been no repairs at the time of the complaint for the brakes. The failure mileage was 116900 and current mileage was 117000.


2003 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTGG25V931- Jamestown , RI: December 31st, 2009
The contact owns a 2003 gmc savana 2500. While driving 30 mph he had to increase his stopping distances during brake application. The vehicle was taken to a sears repair facility and he was advised that the brake master cylinder failed. A representative from the manufacturer stated that he was ineligible for a free remedy. The current and failure mileages were 117,000.


2004 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTGG25V841- Las Vegas, NV: October 6th, 2008
The contact owns a 2004 gmc savana 2500. The contact stated that his abs and brake lights illuminated and remain lit. The abs do not work when the brake pedal is depressed. The chime constantly sounds in the vehicle indicating that the abs does not work. The manufacturer and dealer informed him that the repair would cost $500. The failure mileage was 65,000.


2006 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GDGG29U961- Lusby, MD: June 1st, 2008
The power steering hose was rubbing against the power steering pulley. The rubbing cause the hose to fail and leak power steering fluid on the pulley, serpentine belt and nearby components. I did not see any clamps to hold the hose away from any moving parts.


2005 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTGG29V751- Chesterfeild, MI: April 7th, 2008
The contact owns a 2005 gmc savana 2500. The contact experienced a loss of coolant, cracked cylinder heads, oxygen sensor failure and fluid leaking onto the exhaust. A local mechanic inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the radiator cap and oxygen sensors needed to be replaced. After the replacements, the failure recurred and the vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer also replaced the radiator cap and the oxygen sensors. The failure recurred a third time, and the catalytic converter was replaced. The failure continued and the contact returned to his local mechanic, who located a service bulletin that identified the failure and the remedy. The failure caused $10,000 worth of damage to the engine, which also had to be replaced. The failure mileage was 352,000 and current mileage was 360,000. Updated 06/10/08. *lj updated 06/10/08


2007 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTGG29U371- Riverview, MI: November 6th, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated while traveling 65 mph, the vehicle was involved in a frontal impact collision. The driver and passenger side air bags did not deploy. There was pre-impact braking. The driver sustained a neck injury. The vehicle was deemed totaled and a police report was taken. The vehicle was a 2007 van gmc savanna. Updated 12/28/2006 - *nm


2003 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTFG29T131- Shreveport, LA: August 21st, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated while driving 35 mph the transmission failed. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer where parts in the transmission were replaced. After 90,000 miles, the transmission ceased to operate again. The vehicle was taken to a different service dealer who offered to replace the transmission if a warranty package was purchased and the transmission was replaced. During this visit to the 2nd dealer, a diagnostic test was performed where the tail light was discovered not to be working. There was no repair work performed for the tail light. The contact also expressed that one day the driver seat belt would not unlatched so the seat belt was broken to release the contact. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer for recall remedy #05113 pertaining to the seat belt. While at the dealer the remedy repair work was performed on the passenger seat belt but not the driver's seat belt. After the remedy repair to the passenger seat belt, it no longer worked properly. The service dealer was contacted; however the service dealer had to order the parts for additional repairs. Also, while driving 25 mph the lug nut on the hub cap detached. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer where plastic lug nuts were installed and they detached again. When the vehicle was taken back to the dealer, the service manager recommended the lug nuts be glued on. The contact took the vehicle to a tire company who installed brand new tires and lug nuts.


2003 Gmc Savana 2500 - Pittsburgh, PA: July 7th, 2006
I have several 2003 gmc savana cargo vans that are used as service vehicles for building maintenance. I have recently had three incidents where the outer section of the oem wheels (rims) have separated from the center spoke section along the weld lines that join the two. The wheels on the vehicles affected have been replaced and i have the others inspected for possible signs of failure. I have one of the wheels that split in my office. The most recent incident was 6/23/2006. *nm


2003 Gmc Savana 2500 - 1GTFG25T631- Oroville, CA: June 14th, 2006
All 4 brakes lock up while driving. Brake pads dragging 1 day prior to lock up. Brake pedal goes hard. Extremely dangerous. Told computer error is problem first time. Second time answer pending. Transmission does not engage immediately when shifting from reverse to foreword. Back out of driveway onto public street-lag time, dangerous. Intermittent problem. No resolution from dealer. *nm