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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 GMC Safari miscellaneous problems

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1998 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 262001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer pulled up in driveway waiting for rain storm to calm down. Vehicle was off and key was out of ignition. Smoke started coming out of power window controls on driver's side. Consumer got children out. Took plyers and disconnected battery. Vehicle was still driveable. Manager in service department said ground wire touched control wires.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 042001

Safari 4WD

  • miles
This van has the rear dutch door configuration (3 sections). The electronic rear hatch lock fails and locks all the doors without warning. The remote locking device and the hard wired locking switches in the doors are inactivated. There is no way to open the rear doors with a key. This is my second occurrence.

- Preston, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 051998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Interior trim fell off.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 031999


  • miles
Engine check light keeps coming on, and the van starts to run very rough and has to be taken in for repairs.

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 311998


  • miles
Have had multiple problems with this vehicle in addition to the one listed above. This is my primary concern as the vehicle could be difficult to control in a panick situation.

- Anza, CA, USA

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