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1997 GMC Safari

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1997 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.

1997 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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1997 GMC Safari Questions and Answers

mtp, 1997 GMC Safari, Manistee, MI

will a bad catalytic converter make a engine not start?

aastrong, 1997 GMC Safari, Macungie, PA

Can the front driver side and passenger side doors be adjusted?

terrylynn420, 1997 GMC Safari, Dearborn Heights, MI

is exhaust manifold leaks the same as motor mounts I did not see motor mounts on the list of possible repairs

Visitor, 1997 GMC Safari, Decatur, IL

engine runs rougher when brakes applied also abs light on

Visitor, 1997 GMC Safari, Kewadin, MI

We turned a sharp corner and lost power steering and brakes. we are ver confused and need to know why. We have done some research and came up with the pump or maybe the hydraulic systen or the so...

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1997 GMC Safari Reviews

Inner door panels keep falling off and fuel pump went out twice at a cost of $700 not a very reliable van

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