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1998 GMC Jimmy electrical problems

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 212002


  • miles


The battery and the alternator failed. A new battery and alternator were installed. Consumer is dissatisfied with the failure of the alternator.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #2

Oct 272000


  • miles
I have had two instances of battery failure - acdelco 75-6yr, the first at the above date and the second on 08/05/2002. Both failures were the same - the positive battery pole broke out of the battery spilling the acid out of the battery and onto the components below the battery. The acid could spill onto critical components such as brake lines, fluid hoses and electrical wires as well as eating away mounts that secure the battery and nearby components. The tow operators and service writers have indicated that this is a common failure of this battery, yet the dealer mentioned above has been arrogantly unresponsive to this known manufacturing defect.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Auto transmission in twice before failed, battery leak damaged elec sys, rear defog stopped working (glass had to be replaced), dealer unable to stop front suspension popping noises, pass seat recliner handle keeps breaking off.

- South Jordan, UT, USA

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