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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,560 miles

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1998 GMC Jimmy windows / windshield problems

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Dec 082005

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Driving in heavy rains on the interstate when my wipers just stopped. I had to break heavy and get off the side of the road in heavy traffic. I waited until the rain subsided and then drove home. The next morning they worked okay and after about 20 miles stopped again. This happens constantly and I don't know if and when or how long they will work.

- Mineral, VA, USA

problem #24

Aug 192005

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
The contact stated the windshield wiper control module motor failed. The windshield wipers had been working intermittently for past three months. While driving in a rain storm the windshield wipers stopped working. Contacted the manufacturer, there was a recall but it did not include this vehicle. The contact was going to have this repaired at his own expense, but he felt vehicle should be included in the recall.

- Vermilion, OH, USA

problem #23

Jul 292005

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Contact stated windshield wipers stopped and started intermittently on their own. It happened during a major rain storm. There were no warning lights or any sort of warning prior to this. Was happening for the last 4 months. The dealership said there was nothing they could do about it.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #22

May 152004

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have experienced problems w/my windshield wipers since last year. They will stop in the middle of operating and then sometimes not turn off at all. I was not aware of the recall occuring on the models w/the year ending in 1997. So I contacted GMC and they denied that my vehicle could be repaired under the recall since the year is 1yr later. Now I work for a major countertop kitchen appliance co. And I know that there could be a cut off in months not just years. I am very upset to see that my vehicle has the same problem as the recall states and the manufactuer is not willing to fix the problem. They directed me to a dealer that wants to charge me for the diagnois test and the repair which I am unwilling to do. I believe that GMC needs to look further into the recall again on the year 1998 GMC Jimmys

- Berrien Springs, MI, USA

problem #21

May 262005

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dt; the contact owns a 1998 GMC Jimmy. The contact states that the wiper module makes the wipers freeze up and quit working when it's raining. GMC did conduct recalls on other vehicles for this problem just not for his VIN.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

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problem #20

Jan 062005

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers would come on and off on their own. Dealer was aware this was an intermittent problem. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the windshield wipers needed to be replaced. Consumer informed the mechanic that this problem occurred more than once, and the problem had not been resolved.

- Providence, UT, USA

problem #19

Dec 192004

Jimmy

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles

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

The consumer states the wipers fail intermittently. A recall(GM recall # 03023) was issued, however the vehicle year is outside of the remedy scope. Please provide additional information.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #18

Jun 012004

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers do not operate, making it difficult to see the road in the rain. Will be taken to dealer for repairs.

- Sand Springs, OK, USA

problem #17

Aug 032003

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I'm not sure if this is moot, but I thought I'd alert you to a problem I had in the past. I had intermittent failure with my windshield wipers for my 1998 GMC Jimmy, VIN = [xxx]. I noticed there had been a wiper recall for GMC's with other years, but not for my year or my VIN. I called the dealer and was told my wipers were not recalled. I ended up getting the wiper motor replaced, but that cost me over $200. My older brother also drives a 1998 GMC Jimmy and he had the exact same problem as I did I am filing the complaint as I firmly believe this is a safety issue and it irritates me that GMC refused to pay for my replacement. A few times my wipers were not working when there was an extreme downpour. Updated 07/24/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #16

Apr 112004

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
The windshield wipers on my 1998 GMC Jimmy are sporadically not working. When they are turned on they will wipe half my windshield then stop then I have to turn off my wiper blades and turn them back on to wipe to the full extent of my windshield which is where they will stop again and must repeat this process several times to get a complete wipe. My wipers too will fail to stop wiping even though I have turned the switch to the off position. It has become more and more of a safety issue as time as worn on. I have had to pull off to the side of the road at times and completely turn my Jimmy off to get the blades to stop. This is a recurring problem, the blades will also fail to stop when I clean my windshield with the washer fluid. I have done some research and found that GM did a recall on 1994-1997 Jimmys for this issue, I have also read that several other people have been experiencing the same problems with their 1998 Jimmys. I believe that GM need to extend the recall to include 1998 Jimmys as this is a serious safety issue. I found myself stuck between an 18 wheeler and a cement bumper right after it had rained and my wipers failed to work which caused my vision to be extremely impaired and I was trying to get the wipers to work so that I could see and near slammed into the cement bumper. While this didn't result in an accident it very easily could have. I am requesting for some assistance with this issues as I feel this is a manufacturer related problem, and since their has also been a recall for this same issue for the model year earlier.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #15

Mar 032004

Jimmy

  • 72,000 miles

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

Windshield wipers failed intermittently.

- Grafton, WI, USA

problem #14

Sep 032003

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
Windshield wiper motor failed intermittently. The consumer was told the part was replaced previously before he took ownership.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #13

Dec 112003

(reported on)

Jimmy

  • 45,000 miles
Consumer complained about windshield wiper motor problem. Windshield wipers stopped working while driving in a rain storm.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #12

Nov 022002

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Defective windshield wiper controller board, 1998 GMC Jimmy. This item was recalled on all similar SUV's for several years and ended in 1997. My windshield wipers have the same symptoms as those noted in the recall for the previous models. Intermittent functioning of the windshield wipers. Often the wipers fail to operate at all. Wiggling the socket connector on the windshield wiper motor will restore function for short durations (1 to 2 days at most).

- Porter, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 192003

Jimmy

  • 58,000 miles
While driving in rain windshield wipers failed. This was an intermittent problem. The truck was taken to a dealership, and mechanic informed the owner that truck is not covered under recall 98V150000. Windshield wipers could be repaired but at owner's expense.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #10

Oct 102003

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Windshield wipers come on and off intermittently while driving in inclement weather. Dealer was aware of the problem. Driver stated that the mechanic at dealership told him that this vehicle was not included in recall due to VIN.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #9

Aug 112003

Jimmy

  • miles
While traveling during inclement weather windshield wipers came on and off intermittently.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #8

May 152003

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers stop while driving. 8/3/03 -- driving in rain and left wiper started going off track toward side mirror.

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 062003

Jimmy

  • miles
Consumer states that windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer notified.

- Bensenville, IL, USA

problem #6

May 192003

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
Rear windshield wiper quits intermittently until eventually it stopped working altogether. This is a safety concern since you can't see out of the rear window when it rains or when the vehicle gets dirty (we live on back roads)

- Oxford, MI, USA

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