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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,917 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 252006

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles


I have a 2001 GMC Jimmy with 37,000 mainly driven in the winter. I am the original owner of the car. Within the past month I heard a very loud sound in the front. When taken to the dealership was told that the right front wheel bearing was so bad that a few more miles and the tire would have come off. They said the left wasn't any better, but could go another month. I only had enough money that day to fix the right. When I called the customer relations of GM, they told me they would investigate and get back to me. I was later told that they would only repair the left, but that I had to pay for the one only fixed (even though it was the worst), because the car was so old! it is no longer under warranty. They told me the dealership was going to pay for the left repair, but when I called the dealership, they said it was the manufacturer. After investigation, I see that Canada ordered a recall for this vehicles wheel bearings failing at 70,000km for Jimmys 1998-2001, but no similar recall in the us. Both the dealership and GM told me I was lucky they were paying half. I do not believe wheel bearings should fail at 37,000 miles. I see similar owners complaining of multiple replacements for the same problem.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 012005

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes did not operate when they were applied and coming to a complete stop. Took vehicle to dealer for a check up, and results showed that the wheel bearings needed to be replaced. Dealer will repair them at owner's expense.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 052004

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Severe vibration above 20mph. Cause was premature front wheel hub bearings at 54,000 miles. Replaced wheel hubs at owner expense for $1100.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 192004

(reported on)


  • miles


Consumer went to the dealership for an oil change and roll test, and the dealer stated the vehicle needed a right front wheel bearing. Vehicle only has 54,722 miles on it.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #2

May 092003

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Vehicle only had approximately 37,000 miles on it and the wheel bearing and thermostat went out.

- Falls Creek, PA, USA

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problem #1

Apr 212003

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer noticed that the vehicle would vibrate while driving. The vehicle was serviced by the dealers technician who determined that the wheel bearings on both sides needed to be replace.

- Niles, OH, USA

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