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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,836 miles

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1998 GMC Jimmy windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Aug 152002

Jimmy

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer stated that windshield wipers worked intermittently. Dealer notified. The failure had been a problem for almost 2 years. Issues included loss of control speed, and inability to turn wipers off and on. Had to replace faulty circuit board, which was recalled on similar make, models and years through 1997.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #10

Jul 082003

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers will quit in the middle of a rainstorm. They do this quite often. I pull off the road, open the hood of the car and wiggle the gray wire leading into the windshield motor which seems to get them working again, all the while getting soaked. I proceed down the road a few miles and it does it again. How come the recall is only for GMC Jimmy's through 1997?

- Mclean, NY, USA

problem #9

Apr 022003

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,500 miles
Windshield wipers worked intermittently. Recall issued for this problem, but only goes up to 1997 vehicles.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

problem #8

Dec 102002

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

I own a 1998 GMC Jimmy, VIN no. [xxx]. the windshield wipers do not work most of the time, occasionally work intermittently, and the few times they do work, will stop in mid-cycle blocking view through the windshield. GMC has recalled all Jimmys from 1993-1997 with the same problem. However, they have not included the 1998 in the same recall. I checked the certificate on my door - my car was manufactured in 02/1998. This problem is creating a safety concern for my daughter and I while in the car. I live in Florida where it rains daily during the summer. I called GMC on 5/12/03 to check into the recall on the 1993-1997 Jimmy's. I spoke to two customer service representatives. The second one, [xxx], noted my concern, but stated "your vehicle is not included in this recall" I replied "well, who do I call when this issue causes a car accident with me & my daughter?" her response was "call GMC customer service" - she was very rude and did not help solve the problem. This problem occurs almost every time it rains. It also occurs when I attempt to use the windshield washer fluid - the fluid will spray but the wipers will not come on. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Edgewater, FL, USA

problem #7

May 012003

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front windshield wipers occasionally go from intermittent to low speed, or from low speed to stop, or cannot be shutoff in rainy wet weather. Happens almost every time, when front wipers are used in rainy conditions.

- Troy, OH, USA

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problem #6

Aug 142002

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
The windshield wipers, front and back, stop working with no warning. They can be on and stop working all together or not work at all. I have tried the different relay speeds and they still won't come on or continue working. It is a very seriuos driving hazard especially if it is raining heavy. You are required to pull over and wait until either the rain stops or the wipers start working again.

- Meadville, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 112001

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Windshield wipers fail to actuate on an intermittent basis with no discernable pattern. Frequency of failure is increasing. When the wipers do fail sometimes they will activate after 15-20 attempts to turn them on. At times only stopping and turning off the ignition swithch and restarting the vehicle will get the wipers to activate. Transmission fbegan failing with occassional but noticable late and hard shifts from first to second gear. Engine light code scan indicated a failure of the valve body. Replacement of the valve body fixed the problem, but the addtional torque put on the drivetrain from the hard shifts most probably caused the failure of the rear U-joint as well.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 252001

(reported on)

Jimmy

  • miles
98 GMC Jimmy windshield wiper failure.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 252001

(reported on)

Jimmy

  • miles
98 GMC Jimmy windshield wiper failure.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 252001

(reported on)

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
After windshield wipers are actuated, they will continue to run when it is turned off. I find it very distracting and I will have to hit or jiggle the actuator switch to get the wipers to stop.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 202001

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
Engine check light on intermittently. SUV accelelerate slowly, rpms reach 3000 before vehicles moves. Instrument panel lights going on and off, including the fuel gauge indicator. Over head dash light won't work. Took my SUV to the dealership on a Friday 11/09/01. All problems were occuring at that time and they could see for themselves. I was informed the the diagnosistic test showed 5 trans codes. And that wire to the transmission was loose and they reconnected that wire and all codes were now clear. The very next day my SUV began doing the same thing all over again. I called the dealership and reported the problem on Monday 11/12/01. I was then told that the problem may be caused be a wire leading from my ignition to transmission. And that I might need an ignition switch. And that to do the work it would cost me $400 to $500. And that they didn't think that the fuel gauge problem was related to this problems. There are time that I am unable to control my windshield wipers. I have read over 12 simular compliants & incidents. GMC need to repair these malfunction before someone is seriously injuried. I have almost been rear ender several times because my SUV won't accelerate properly. And to be driving along and suddenly have your instrument panel fails, this is distracting and unsafe. Also, my emergency brake will not hold. S.O.

- Southfield, MI, USA

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