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1997 GMC Safari
6 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 1997 GMC Safari
Official recalls have been issued for the 1997 GMC Safari by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local GMC service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call GMC customer service.
1997 GMC Safari FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #06E043000
Summary: Certain replacement fuel filters, fram brand name P/N G3727, with date codes X52911 through X60801 sequentially or X600141 and a Mexico country or origin marking on the fuel filter housing manufactured from October 18, 2005, through March 21, 2006, sold for use on the vehicles listed above and on certain school buses. (to see the school bus engine sizes, click on "document search" and then "bus applications"). the connector on the fuel filter was not manufactured to honeywell's specification. As a result, the O-ring may not seat correctly on the fuel line.
Consequence: This condition may cause an inadequate seal at the connection, potentially leading to a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Actions: Honeywell will notify owners and replace the fuel filters free of charge. The recall began on October 18, 2006. Owners may contact fram customer service at 1-800-890-2075 (option 1). For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E043000 »
1997 GMC Safari EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E026000
Summary: Certain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
Actions: Pro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. The recall began on April 3, 2006. Owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E026000 »
1997 GMC Safari VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #03V159000
Summary: On certain minivans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles with certain model-engine combinations, the windshield wiper motor may fail due to cracked solder joints on the controller circuit board. The windshield wipers could work intermittently or not at all.
Consequence: If this were to occur during bad weather, driver visibility would be reduced, which could result in a crash.
Actions: Dealers will replace the wiper motor circuit board and cover. Owner notification began on June 19, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V159000 »
1997 GMC Safari SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES NHTSA Campaign #01V123000
Summary: Vehicle description: Mini vans. Some of these vehicles fail to comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 208, "occupant crash protection." The "fasten safety-belt" audible warning occasionally may not come on or may terminate in less than four seconds as required by the standard.
Consequence: This does not meet the requirements of the standard.
Actions: Dealers will install a new alarm module. Owner notification began June 27, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V123000 »
1997 GMC Safari CHILD SEAT NHTSA Campaign #99V009000
Summary: Vehicle description: Mini vans equipped with integrated dual child seats. Some of these vehicles may be missing a seat belt retractor clutch spring and/or pawl spring in the child seat. If the clutch spring was missing, the seat belt would lock in the retracted position and could not be used. If the pawl spring was missing, the seat belt restraint would continually play out and would not lock.
Consequence: These conditions could increase the occupant's risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash.
Actions: Dealers will inspect the seat belts on the child seats, and if necessary, replace the child seat. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V009000 »
1997 GMC Safari SEAT BELTS:REAR NHTSA Campaign #97V057000
Summary: The outboard safety belt webbing on the right-hand rear bucket seat can separate during a vehicle crash.
Consequence: In the event of a crash, the vehicle occupant would not be properly restrained and personal injury could result.
Actions: Dealers will install a protector on the rear seat cushion frame. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V057000 »