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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 GMC Safari electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #4

May 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Vehicle is experiencing a lot of electrical problems. The driver's side window will not go up and down, and it makes a horrible noise. Door locks lock and unlock inadvertently. Windshield wipers only work when it is not raining. The heat and air conditioner blower only operate through the defroster. Also, unless consumer keeps foot on the accelerator the battery almost dies.

- Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #3

May 232003


  • miles
The consumers vehicle experienced symptoms of NHTSA recall number 03-V-930-000 related to a short circuit in the electric outside rear view mirror switch.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012003

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the vehicle was turned on, the exterior tail lights did not illuminate unless the high beams were turned on.

- Broxton, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 011998


  • miles
Electrical short in vehicle causing interior lights to fail.

- Tuckerton, NJ, USA

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