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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,250 miles

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1998 GMC Jimmy wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012011

Jimmy

  • 105,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 GMC Jimmy. While driving approximately 25 mph the spare tire detached from the vehicle. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the hoist that held the spare tire in place underneath the vehicle was corroded and caused the spare tire to disengage. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing; however, the dealer was called and stated the spare tire hoist would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 162004

Jimmy

  • miles
Firestone firehawk tire shredded. Tire shredded itself after it was dirven approximately 700 miles.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #2

May 201999

Jimmy

  • miles
I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle. I had the right front tire blow out which caused me to drive into a ditch. The doors lock and unlock by themselves (same with the windows and rear hatch). (tiresize: P205/75R15)( dot number: Tire size: P205/75R15 )

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 182000

(reported on)

Jimmy

  • miles
I purchased 4 new le mans brand (made by and warranted by Firestone) replacement tires for my 1998 GMC Jimmy. Thes tires are of the same size and have the same dot manufacturing code stamped upon them as do the tires involved in the Firestone/Ford recall. While no falure of these 4 tires has occurred has the investigators at NHTSA deturmined all of the different brand name tires manufactured by Firestone (and there will be many). I have seen no media information detailing the specific defect (what material or manufacturing process went wrong) that allows the tread to separate from the tire body. How can I be assured that my vehicle is presently equipped with tires that are not defective?

- Sandy, UT, USA

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