Notes: You know the phrase "they just don't make 'em like they used to?" They weren't talking about the Safari specifically, but it definitely qualifies.

It's rare to see such an old van with so little complaints. Not to mention this thing can tow up to 5,500lbs. The only real area of concern is the brakes, but some would say that's just because the Safari can't be stopped.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

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2002 GMC Safari electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222003


  • 2,000 miles


Vehicle has experienced severe electrical problems. While driving power locks intermittently popped up and down on their own. Right side windows will go down, but will not come back up with out physically pulling them up by hand. Dome light popped on intermittently, and the vehicle had to be jump started at least six times since eleven months of ownership.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052002

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the instrument panel goes out with out warning at night. The overhead information panel has not worked since vehicle was purchased. Mr the vehicle stalled due to battery failure. The driver's and passenger side doors failed due to electrical lock failure. The right passenger window fogs up and cannot see mirror. Key less security failed.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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