really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,200 miles

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2001 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #5

May 112011

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 GMC Jimmy. The contact stated that the exterior brake light switch failed. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who replaced the brake light switch yet, the failure recurred. The dealer was contacted and informed her that there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V231000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch) but her VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was contacted who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 130,000. Updated 08/30/11

- Gilberts, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 022009

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 GMC Jimmy. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact detected smoke coming from the steering column. Suddenly, the rear brake light system activated without the brakes being applied. The brake lights remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The failure occurred intermittently and the dealer was notified of the malfunctions. The vehicle was previously repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 08V231000 (exterior lighting:brake lights'switch); however, the remedy has not corrected the issue. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 102,000. Updated 10/06/09 the consumer stated he purchased the parts and had the dealer replace the combination and ignition switch. Updated 10/08/09

- Rhinelander, WI, USA

problem #3

Dec 202005

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
The contact stated the vehicle had the same problems as indicated in NHTSA recall campaign 01V364000 concerning brake lights: Switch. However, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #2

May 012005

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
2001 GMC Jimmy, faulty brake lights. The brake lights failed to operate, causing consumer's vehicle to be rear end, later the consumer found the brake lights had been recalled. Manufacturer had not informed the consumer. The consumer was the original owner. Manufacturer fixed the brake light problem, but would not rememberise the consumer for the other damage caused by the faulty brake lights.

- Sharon, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 112003

Jimmy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with my 2001 GMC Jimmy have been numerous including ignition switch, wheel bearings, clanking noise, roaring noise, windshield wiper failure, windshield wiper hose failure, battery, A/C, and so on. Currently, my vehicle clanks approximately 15 minutes after turning off the engine and my A/C does not work properly at all times. Dealership consistently says "there's nothing wrong" however I have had the vehicle for 2+ years and I know my car.

- Lutz, FL, USA

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