GMC Safari Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your GMC Safari

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GMC Safari Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Check Engine Light/Rough Idle Due to Stuck Open EGR Valve

The EGR valve may stick open causing a rough idle and the Check Engine Light light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that a piece of carbon may become stuck in the valve causing this problem. Cleaning the valve will usually correct this condition, in some rare cases the valve will need to be replaced.

Driveability Problems Due to Internal Distributor Fault

The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.

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GMC Safari Questions

Battery runs down if not driven every week. New batteries do not solve problem. (1 answer)

When shutting off engine, dash gauges go down as I would expect. 5 sec later they go back up. Something is not shutting off.

Will the still honor the recall from 2007 (1 answer)

My windshield wipers will quit working. I found on here that there was a recall in 2007 for this problem.

Whay key cilinder came whit starting trouble at Moment to start and run engig . (1 answer)

Any solutions I found like change cylinder or check short circuit or change fuell pump check I ignition circuit , veteran module ,fusses relays, wiring , has no trouble. Battery is new .starter to.so I do not know what I can do whit this problem. So if some body can help. Anticipated thanks for.

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GMC Safari Recalls

Recall 05V099000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH MAY DEVELOP AN OPEN CIRCUIT CONDITION IN THE STOP LAMP OR HAZARD LAMP CIRCUIT THAT RESULTS IN THE STOP LAMPS AND HAZARD LAMPS BEING INOPERATIVE.
Ball Joints May Separate Due to Premature Wear

An interference fit between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle may cause the rubber boot to be cut. This would allow entry of water, dirt, salt, or other contaminants, possibly leading to premature wear. Failure from premature wear could lead to separation of the steering knuckle and lower control arm, which would cause the vehicle to drop at the affected corner. Vehicle handling and braking could be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The recall began April 8, 2004. The GM recall number is 03044.

Recall 03V159000
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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GMC Safari Reviews

I've had my 8 passenger GMC Safari XLS van 11 years and it's a rock. The floor is original with no holes ever, the transmission is original with only a sealant replaced once with never a clunk on shifting, and the 6 cylinder engine is the original with well over 400,000 km and counting. It is also so quiet you can barely hear it running. The driver's seat is the most comfortable place to sit in...
WOULD DEFINATELY BUY A "NEW" ONE IF GM STILL MADE THEM. I SEE THEM DAILY ON THE EXPRESSWAYS IN CHICAGO.
Doing maintance like changing spark plugs, air filter, or any thing under the hood is next to inpossible. There is NO room in the engine compartment it even get your hand into it, much like see what your doing. The designer of this vehical was a moron.

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