Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Is the 2001 Safari going to win any beauty pageants? Probably not. But it's reliable, can fit a ton of stuff (and tow a bunch more). Good luck finding a used one with reasonable mileage, however.


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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 GMC Safari engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 GMC Safari:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 142002


  • miles


The engines revs up when vehicle jumps forward. One time, when driving to mailbox to retrieve mail, caused my arm to hit window frame and bruise. Four days ago I was behind a car at stop light. Jumped 3 to 5 feet. Could have easily hit vehicle in front of me. Brought to dealership for repair. Told me that it was a normal occurrence and to press hard on brake when stopped! this is ridiculous. I believe I was applying enough pressure and the engine shouldn't behave as though I have suddenly gassed it. I am afraid of this vehicle! don't feel safe. Also chokes when accelerating to merge onto freeway. Tried to trade in in Nov. Dec. But wanted me to pay addtional $3,000. Please help. Thankstried to.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?