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:
42,028 miles

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2001 GMC Safari steering problems

steering problem

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2001 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022005

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


Power steering failed, drive shaft in pump broke, causing brakes to fail. No accident. Vehicle was being backed out of parking space. Vehicle towed to garage and repaired with new power steering pump installed.

- Knoxville , TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 032005

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,940 miles
Power steering and brake failure without accident, vehicle was starting out from parked position, when power steering unit failed, which also caused the brakes to fail. Driver was able to get the vehicle stopped. This resulted in the vehicle having to be towed and repair bill of $ 571 dollars. Had the vehicle been out in traffic moving, it could have resulted in a bad accident. This was without any known previous indication or warning. No lights or warning signal of any type.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 192004

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,145 miles
Replaced carburetor, ignition coil and rotor. Steering fluid pump leaks, rust coming through paint, doors do not lock manuallyand can not open back hatch.

- Canton, MI, USA

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