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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,075 miles

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2001 GMC Safari brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 122011

Safari 6-cyl

  • 84,300 miles


At slow speeds the ABS activates and the vehicle is hard to stop. The Sierra van uses the same components as the trucks that were recalled by 05V379000 on 8/3/05. The problem is the same with dirty speed sensors.

- Mountain Ironmn, MN, USA

problem #3

Nov 012004

Safari 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The consumer is experiencing problems with the brakes. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and had the vehicle inspected. The dealership told the owner they added 3 ounces of brake fluid. The vehicle worked fine until the owner tried to park the vehicle. There were no brakes, again. Brake fluid was not the problem. Provide further details.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 012003

Safari 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
Brakes faulty. Brand new pads installed last week all around adjusted and dealer claims all is well but problem still exists. It takes an extreme amount of force applied to the pedal to stop this vehicle, noticed at 35K. Dangerous and not easy to get used to. In addition, windshield leaks on the top drivers side and the rear right door handle is failing on back dutch doors now at 65K. Also, both power door actuators on the drivers side and the passenger side failed completely at 34K.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 042003

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes were applied, it took longer for the vehicle to stop. The consumer stated the vehicle vibrated to the point where the windows rattled when the brakes were applied. Also the power steering pump shaft was replaced.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

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