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6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,829 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 GMC Jimmy engine problems

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 212006

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The engine continually misfires. There is a tsb bulletin #00-06-04-003B. Deposit buildup on popped valve ball &/or seat, causing it to stick. There is a recall because of this but only in California. I live in Alaska. I got an estimate of $1200 bucks to fix this problem. Because of this, I only get 5-7 mpg, and have little power. Also, my ABS light turns on and the ABS activates at low speeds on dry ground. My electrical system is totally messed up. My right clicker just the sound not light) goes off when driving. It is completely erratic and unpredictable. My speakers turn off and on sporadically. My driver side seat adjuster broke off with little pressure. My steering wheel continuously pulls to the right. This many problems in a vehicle is ridiculous. What a lemon. Especially since I have seen the same exact complaints all over this sight about this specific vehicle.

- Kodiak, AK, USA

problem #6

Jul 012003

Jimmy

  • miles
Consumer states while driving vehicle shuts off without warning. Dealer notified.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #5

Jul 302003

Jimmy

  • miles
While driving, vehicle shut off completley withoiut warning. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- Breinigsville, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 252003

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,800 miles

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

Engine oil leakage at both engine oil cooler/filter lines.

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 042002

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #2

Jan 042002

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Unable to operate headlights and turn signals due to a defective multi-function switch. The windows only go down from the driver's door control because the window lock was shorted out. The mirror switch was burnt out. The serpentine belt was cracking. The oil cooling lines were leaking badly.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

May 272000

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
The serpentine belt tensioner is an item requiring no maintenance. When it fails the vehicle is completely disabled. The transmissin cooling line failed where it connects to the transmission. This connection point is directly above the exhaust system so when it fails transmission oil is spewed all over the hot exhaust pipes/catalytic converter.

- Holmdel, NJ, USA

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