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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
144,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 GMC Jimmy steering problems

steering problem

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2001 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 182012

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles


On highway during heavy rain, vehicle left roadway along slight curve by failing to turn front wheels and hydroplaned straight off pavement. Vehicle then left the ground flying downhill, smashed front passenger side bumper into and through 10+ inch tree, spun 90 degrees clockwise before side impacting two 25+ inch trees against driver side door and rear wheel, before coming to a stop (on steep hill held by the trees), totaling the Jimmy. Top of vehicle had to be cut off to free driver. Police originally thought accident was fatality. Vehicle had previously experienced failure to turn after braking lightly, like before entering driveways or parking spaces. Steering would lock in straight position and car had to be shifted to park and restarted before wheel could be turned again. When taken to well known auto shop for this steering issue before accident, shop stated that problem was located in front passenger side and was then repaired.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 042014

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 GMC Jimmy. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20-25 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning and caused the contact to lose control of the vehicle, crashing into a garage. The contact sustained injuries to the back and neck. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer was contacted and was scheduled to further inspect the vehicle. The failure and current mileage was 149,000.

- Winter Park , FL, USA

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