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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,226 miles

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2001 GMC Jimmy electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 242014


  • 201,940 miles


My son asked me if I could tell what was making a clicking sound inside the 2001 GMC Jimmy. When checking for turn signals, lights, etc, I noticed the brake lights were not working. We have discovered that what least when the clicking noise is heard, there are no brake lights. Other times they work. Davis stanley dealership said all recalls had been fixed. If the recalls were fixed, the replacements apparently have the same problem as the originals. I really do not like the idea that my granddaughter is being driven around in a car that may or may not have brake lights because of a safety engineering problem that GM only had to worry about repairing once even though the same problem happens again after the original repair. Is there a site that will tell who and when the recalls were fixed. Thanks

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #4

Jun 052014

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
While driving on interstate smoke started coming out from the steering wheel and I smelled something burning, I pulled over to make sure the vehicle was not going to start on fire, and found the bottom brake lights were not working but the top center brake light was working. After getting home I researched and found that my GMC VIN# had been included in a recall. But what was replaced and when it was replaced I do not know. It only stated that my VIN # was included, and that no other recalls were in affect at this time. So according to GMC web site there were 2 different recalls for this issue and 3 different parts could be the problem. 1- the brake switch, 2- the multifunction switch and 3- the flasher switch, and to determine which part is the faulty one you have to take it to a mechanic then pay him in this instance between $300 to $400 (which I have not done yet do to I can not afford it) for the new part and his time to replace it. So how can a car manufacturer only have to be responsible for fixing the issue only 1 time when apparently the replacement parts are not any better or redesigned to be better than the original part? I feel that GM or any other car manufacturer should have to replace for free any recalled part for the life of the vehicle. If they would fix the problem the first time it would only have to be fixed 1 time, and would never be an issue again.(and I would not be using my time to file this safety complaint). Better yet how about better engineering and quality control and testing to eliminate recalls all together.

- Kingman, KS, USA

problem #3

Mar 122010

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 GMC Jimmy. While examining the vehicle, she noticed that the rear brake lights were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the multi-function switch needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 135,000. Updated 05/12/10 the consumer stated there was smoke coming from the steering column and the turn signals were inoperative. Updated 05/17/10.

- Big Piney, WY, USA

problem #2

Oct 142006

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,189 miles
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph on normal road conditions, smoke started coming out of the steering column. No warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was pulled over and the engine was turned off, however it kept running and the engine warning light illuminated. All the exterior lights failed except the head lights. The dealer appointed the vehicle for inspection on October 18th 2006. The manufacturer was contacted who promised to call back October 19th (didnt call back) after the results of the dealership inspection had been delivered to them. The contact expressed concern because the safety risk involved in this electrical failure should be the manufacturer's responsibility. Updated 11/9/2006 -

- South River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 192004

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
While driving on highway or up hill RPM dropped, and loss of power, service engine light comes on and stays on. Replaced distributor cap and rotor button, helped for one day then happened again.

- East Liverpool, OH, USA

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