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1996 GMC Safari

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1996 GMC Safari Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The power door locks may stop working in one or more doors due to a failed actuator. Replacement of the failed actuator should correct this concern.

Brakes -- Verified

Power brake systems using "hydro-boost" may leak power steering fluid from the hydro-boost unit located behind the brake master cylinder. Replacement of the hydro-boost unit is the common repair to correct this concern.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

Brakes -- Verified

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.

1996 GMC Safari Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 21, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRATED DUAL CHILD SEATS. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE MISSING A SEAT BELT RETRACTOR CLUTCH SPRING AND/OR PAWL SPRING IN THE CHILD SEAT. IF THE CLUTCH SPRING WAS MISSING, THE SEAT BELT WOULD LOCK IN THE RETRACTED POSITION AND COULD NOT BE USED. IF THE PAWL SPRING WAS MISSING, THE SEAT BELT RESTRAINT WOULD CONTINUALLY PLAY OUT AND WOULD NOT LOCK.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 27, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE "FASTEN SAFETY-BELT" AUDIBLE WARNING OCCASIONALLY MAY NOT COME ON OR MAY TERMINATE IN LESS THAN FOUR SECONDS AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 28, 1997

Summary: THE OUTBOARD SAFETY BELT WEBBING ON THE RIGHT-HAND REAR BUCKET SEAT CAN SEPARATE DURING A VEHICLE CRASH.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH CERTAIN MODEL-ENGINE COMBINATIONS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DUE TO CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CONTROLLER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD WORK INTERMITTENTLY OR NOT AT ALL.

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1996 GMC Safari Questions and Answers

sammie, 1996 GMC Safari, Gainesville, FL

The van doesn’t want to start in the am. It acts like it isn’t getting gas. I have to pump and hold down the gas peddle and after several tries it will start. The rest of the day it starts just f...

bjgonao, 1996 GMC Safari, Dyer, IN

My anti-lock brake light came on on the dash, there doesn't seem to be any problem with the brakes, what can it mean?

fathead69420, 1996 GMC Safari, Mobile, AL

when i hit the brake pedal sometimes it pushes back and makes a winding noise and does't wanna stop

jeff14, 1996 GMC Safari, Kent, WA

I Parked on incline drive way and my engine stalls and dies i replaced the fuel pump for two weeks it was ok but still does the same thing on level road its ok.no ck engine light or fault code.

jeff14, 1996 GMC Safari, Kent, WA

My van having of intermitent dying and hard starting problems and not set any codes. What is the best way to check the crank sensor, ohm reading, and what reading should i look for?

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