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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,833 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 GMC Jimmy suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 152002

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

While driving at any speed vehicle vibrated and a roaring noise was heard. Consumer, stated the problem was the premature wear of front wheel bearing. Consumer replaced three sets of front wheel bearings within 70,000 miles of wear. The dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Bay Minette, AL, USA

problem #5

Dec 052002

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Front wheel bearing

- Stockton, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 262001

Jimmy

  • miles
The left wheel bearing failed causing a humming noise from the left front wheel area while driving, the faulty bearing also damaged the wheel, the consumer is requesting reimbursement. Nlm

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 292001

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles

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

This is the 3rd wheel bearing replaced on this vehicle - 1 at 59,657 and 2 at 71460 miles.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 032001

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front wheel bearings failed. This caused wheels to become loose. Vehicle made a loud terrible grinding noise. Took vehicle to mechanic who indicated bearings could have sheared off. ABS brake failed. Also, U-joint failed causing grinding noise and vibration.

- Gansevoort, NY, USA

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problem #1

Nov 272000

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
Failed wheel bearing and loose pittman arm - both were replaced

- Troy, MI, USA

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