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1998 GMC Safari engine problems

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1998 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 092003

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When the vehicle was driven forward, the gas pedal would stick and hard pressure had to be applied in order for the pedal to work. Caution was used when the vehicle was pulled forward because there was a loss of power.

- Catlettsburg, KY, USA

problem #3

Dec 031999


  • miles
Accelerator sticks. When backing out and trying to give vehicle gas accelerator pedal will not go down to floor.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 022001

(reported on)


  • miles
Intermittently throttle sticks and vehicle will not accelerate. Dealer has cleaned throttle body.

- E. Lansing, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 122000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving came to a stop. Went to pull away from the intersection and accelerator pedal was pushed to the floor, it didn't respond. Then all of a sudden it responded to full speed. Had to brake right away to avoid a collision. Contacted dealer who said it was a maintenance problem, and that carbon built up on the accelerator linkage.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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