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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 GMC Safari electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 122004

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Open circuit condition that results in stop lamps and rear hazard lamps becoming inoperative. Center high mounted stop lamp and turn signal functions are not affected. The loss of stop lamps and rear hazard lamps could fail to warn a following driver that the vehicle is braking and or is stopped and could result in a crash. This description was taken from NHTSA campaign id # 01V364000 and is the exact same problem I am having with my 2001 GMC Safari van. The local GMC dealer wants almost $500 to repair this item. I feel GMC should repair this at no charge 1st because it is a safety defect which could cause serious injury if involved in an accident and 2nd they have the exact same problems on several other models as per your campaign id # 01V364000. GMC say's there is no recall on the Safari van so they will not cover the repair. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated! thank you, jay scott.

- Rogers, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 122003

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
2001 GMC Safari van caught fire burned to ground after started. White smoke came from dash immediately after started.

- Calif, CA, USA

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