Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,571 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 GMC Jimmy seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 GMC Jimmy:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #14

Aug 092008

Jimmy

  • 134,000 miles

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

Frontal accident to my 1998 Jimmy at 35 mph. Extensive front damage to the vehicle and neither air bag deployed. No air bag codes everything was functioning properly. Both police officers agreed that with the type of accident there should have been a deployment of the airbags. Because of no deployment I was injured and had to go to the hospital to determine the extent of my injuries.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #13

Nov 062000

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling 45mph in raining conditions, another vehicle ran a stop sign, and consumer's vehicle was hit head-on to front driver's side. Air bags never deployed. Owner's manuel stated that air bags should have deployed at speed of 18mph.

- Berryville, AR, USA

problem #12

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 #11

Apr 102000

Jimmy

  • miles

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

While driving down a road traveling 40mph another vehicle coming towards consumer with high beams on, blinded consumer's vision. Consumer, in return, hit a vehicle on a side street that was coming out into the flow of traffic. Upon impact, driver's side airbag didn't deploy.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #10

Mar 022000

Jimmy

  • miles
While driving behind a huge tanker truck consumer started to pass the truck and lost control. It was snowing, and vehicle went over an enbankment, and slammed into concrete hard enought to bend the frame. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy.

- Caneadea, NY, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #9

Jan 112000

Jimmy

  • miles
Was driving 30mph when an object appeared in the road. Avoided object, but hit telephone pole. Upon impact with the pole, neither air bags deployed. Both driver/passenger were belted. Driver hit steering wheel & broke nose in two places. Passenger hit handle above air bag & lost some front teeth. Emergency room treatment. Vehicle was repairable.

- Borden Town, NJ, USA

problem #8

Nov 151999

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles

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

Drivers seat slid forward forcing my knee into the dash. I sustained a cut to my left eyelid, which may have been caused by hitting the stearing column. The air bags did not deploy though I hit the rear of another SUV, a Blazer. Seat belt did not seem to hold me in place or restrain me.

- Klamath Fallls, OR, USA

problem #7

Nov 151999

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
Drivers seat slid forward forcing my knee into the dash. I sustained a cut to my left eyelid, which may have been caused by hitting the stearing column. The air bags did not deploy though I hit the rear of another SUV, a Blazer. Seat belt did not seem to hold me in place or restrain me.

- Klamath Fallls, OR, USA

problem #6

May 191999

Jimmy

  • miles
The steering wheel abruptly pulled to the right. When I tried to steer the vehicle back on the road, the steering did not respond well. The steering was out of control. This caused my vehicle to do a 180 and go off the road. The vehicle subsequently flipped 4 or 5 times. Also the airbags did not deploy even though there was front end damage.

- Winnie, TX, USA

problem #5

May 191999

Jimmy

  • miles
The steering wheel abruptly pulled to the right. When I tried to steer the vehicle back on the road, the steering did not respond well. The steering was out of control. This caused my vehicle to do a 180 and go off the road. The vehicle subsequently flipped 4 or 5 times. Also the airbags did not deploy even though there was front end damage.

- Winnie, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 111998

Jimmy

  • miles

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

While driving 35 -40 mph vehicle hit a tree and rolled over. Upon impact, airbag system did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this crash. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- Pinewood, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 151999

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
I was struck head-on (right of vehicle center) by a drunken driver. My speed was approx 30mph and his was approx 50mph. The impact of the collision sheared off the front axle and right front tire and rolled my vehicle onto the driver's side. Neither air bag deployed.

- Farmington, NH, USA

problem #2

Jan 261999

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
Air bags not deployed in front end crash @ 45 mph. On straight road, during flash hail storm. Removed foot from gas pedal to slow down. This caused rear end to start sliding left. Recovered, but then started sliding right. No room to recover and crashed.

- Zephyr Cove, NV, USA

problem #1

Jan 261999

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
Air bags not deployed in front end crash @ 45 mph. On straight road, during flash hail storm. Removed foot from gas pedal to slow down. This caused rear end to start sliding left. Recovered, but then started sliding right. No room to recover and crashed.

- Zephyr Cove, NV, USA

Not what you are looking for?