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.

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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.

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1998 GMC Jimmy transmission problems

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 042002


  • miles


Transmission oil cooling line is leaking from metal attachement.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 232000

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
One of the transmission lines loosened, causing transmission fluid to leak out. This could have caused major damage to vehicle. Problem has been corrected. Transmission fluid leaked oil over the exhaust system including the convertor.

- Chesterfield, 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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