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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
139,000 miles

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2001 GMC Jimmy lights problems

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2001 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 162015

Jimmy

  • 250,000 miles

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

There have been a number of recalls for the 2001 GMC Jimmy, mainly recall #01073A & B stating ext. Lighting brake switch/ no rear brake lights. I'm told that the service was apparently completed on my vehicle in 2002, but another recall came out in 2008 stating the same problem. GM Canada is refusing to do the necessary recall on my truck stating that it was previously completed and that my vehicle is over a decade old, so it's my problem. I won't be purchasing another GMC in the future due to this issue. My rear brake lights stop working and its the switch that needs replacing. Thanks for nothing GM! you just lost a long term customer over a recall part. Dec 2001 - recall #01V364000 May 2008 - recall #01V364 / 01073B

- Winnipeg, ND, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Oct 012009

Jimmy

  • 15,000 miles
2001 GMC Jimmy recall no.01073 stop/hazard lamps this was replaced on my Jimmy before I owned it. I T went bad again. I contacted a Chevy/GMC dealer and GMC and was told that nothing could be done since it was already replaced. This is a safety hazard since I had no brake lights so I had my mechanic replace the part which cost me $265.31 I think I should get a reimbursement since this was a safety recall.even if it was replaced once, it has failed again. NHTSA campaign id # 08V231000 mfr's report date :may21,2008 NHTSA action #RQ08001 I am hoping you can look into this matter and allow me a refund. GMC gave me a case # 71-762-63641.

- Jerdey Shore, PA, USA

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