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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,387 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 GMC Jimmy engine problems

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 152004

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,485 miles

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

Noted issues with my 98 Jimmy (purchased 12/97)that I have had to repair which I believe were defective parts: 1) 10/00 mileage=57248 replaced faulty ignition switch due to dash board lights not working 2) not repaired to date: Wipers have had occasions they did not work. I usually can get them working by turning them on/off a few times. Intermittent mode takes a long time(3-10 seconds) to start running in best scenario. 3) both front reclining seat levers broke off(brittle metal rod)within first 3 years of usage. I have not replaced due to cost of replacing complete seat assemblies is only fix. 4) 12/04 mileage=129,518 throttle choke plate assembly disintegrated partially and jammed throttle open. This almost caused an accident as could not come to a complete stop while car was running. After broken piece worked its way past the valves I needed $1900 in cylinder head repairs.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 112001

Jimmy

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition switch failed three times, causing vehicle to automatically shut off. Consumer states that engine soon light illuminates, driver?S window motor failed and window will not go up or down, all dash lights and gauges will stop working, muffler has hole in it and makes loud noise, muffler and pipe exhaust system replaced, and when crank sometimes backfires and shifts hard, servo making bang shift, installed servo and 2 synolids.

- Fayette, AL, USA

problem #7

Sep 012001

Jimmy

  • miles
Vehicle is cutting off while driving at any speed. Vehicle been to the dealer on four occasions, and the problem still occurring. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 042002

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Power windows lock up/ switch is also defective and unable to operate windows. Vehicle being repaired at an independent repair shop. The mirror switch was burnt out and the multifunction switch had a short, the serpentine belt was cracking, head lights went out while driving to work, and the oil cooling line was leaking badly.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 292000

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle involved in a frontal collision, it T-boned a 1988 Dodge, Dakota at approximately 50 mph. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Dealer notified. After collision, there was an engine fire.

- Belton, KY, USA

problem #4

Apr 222000

Jimmy

  • miles
Possible engine failure resulting in fire (Ohio traffic crash report).

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 072000

(reported on)

Jimmy

  • miles

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

Engine stalls while driving usually at low speeds or turning. Also, idling causing a loss of power. Consumer has taken it to dealer 4 times, but dealer cannot duplicate defect.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 311999

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
Truck would not run at full power due to the ignition switch lights would also fail on the dash. Key would also get stuck in the ignition do to a problem with the ignition. The exhaust problem was the baffels were busted inside the muffler. Windshield had a void between the upper frame and the windshield causing it to leak. Belt tensioner broke during a start up. Air conditioner compressor went out during my travel home from work.ak

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 071998

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing power failure/stalling & bucking, however the catalytic converter system was replaced due to failure which did not resolve the engine problem

- Bronx, NY, USA

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