NHTSA — Parking Brake: Conventional Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 GMC Jimmy brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 032001

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I didn't bring the vehicle to the dealership because they told me it was out of warranty. Figures...it went out of warranty in May 2001. I don't think that a vehicle should need new ball joints at 28,916 miles. It is my understanding that the ball joints are being replaced on other GM Jimmy's that are older than mine. I aslo, included the emergency brake which I was told was frozen in place. This emergency/parking brake was not used. How would it be frozen in place"??"

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #1

Sep 131999

(reported on)

Jimmy

  • miles
While driving the vehicle on highway brakes locked up without application. Also, dealer replaced the parking brake assembly.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

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