2001 GMC Savana 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 GMC Savana 2500

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2001 GMC Savana 2500 Problems

Instrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent

The headlight switch used on the GMC Savana 2500 is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause issues with interior lights as well.

  • Symptoms of a failed headlight switch include:
  • Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off
  • Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off
  • Gauge cluster lighting off or flickering with headlights on
  • Parking light malfunctions  

This issue is well known with General Motors Trucks and SUVs, and is solved by testing and, if needed, replacing the headlight/dimmer switch. Bad grounding wires at the tail-lights, and dirty/corroded tow package wires can also lead to some of these issues. 

The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

One or More Rear Lights May Not Work

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

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2001 GMC Savana 2500 Questions

had just pulled out of my yard and van suddenly cut off tok to my local mechanic (1 answer)

van is firing he change sensors and fuel injector because they were not pulsing now he has said that there is no current coming to the injector but he is not and electrical man, what do you think can be the reason why there is no current coming in to the fuel injector.

On a average what length of time is it gonna take to replace a fuel pump in a gm (1 answer)

gmc savanna van from a chevy car dealer

Started stays engaged (1 answer)

Went to start my van and battery was dead. Got a jump and van started, drove for approximately 30 minutes. When I shut it off I restarted it a couple of times, worked fine. A couple hours later I went to start it and the battery was dead again. Tried jumping it again, but as soon as the jumpe...

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2001 GMC Savana 2500 Recalls

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chairs Not Secure In Retractors

The retractor that secures a wheel chair in a handicapped conversion vehicle may be ineffective. Dealers will inspect and replace the wheel chair securement retractors as necessary to resolve the concern.

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