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1997 GMC Jimmy Recalls

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Most Recent 1997 GMC Jimmy Recall

On August 8, 2003, GMC recalled 312,715 GMC Jimmy. Certain sport utility vehicles were built with a driver¿s seat belt buckle assembly that contains an energy-absorbing loop. sustained loads of sufficient magnitude and duration on the belt in severe crashes could fully deploy the buckle energy-absorbing loop, introducing a total of 10 additional inches of webbing into the seat belt system. the free falling latch plate used in this system may allow webbing to dynamically distribute between the lap and shoulder belt as the driver¿s position changes during a multiple rollover event.
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1997 GMC Jimmy Recall Details

Summary on August 8, 2003
Certain sport utility vehicles were built with a driver¿s seat belt buckle assembly that contains an energy-absorbing loop. sustained loads of sufficient magnitude and duration on the belt in severe crashes could fully deploy the buckle energy-absorbing loop, introducing a total of 10 additional inches of webbing into the seat belt system. the free falling latch plate used in this system may allow webbing to dynamically distribute between the lap and shoulder belt as the driver¿s position changes during a multiple rollover event.
Summary on April 24, 2003
Certain sport utility vehicles, mini vans, and pickup trucks may develop a short circuit in the electric outside rearview mirror switch.
Summary on December 4, 2001
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: 1996-1997 4-wheel drive chevrolet blazer, gmc jimmy, and oldsmobile bravada sport utility vehicles. some owners have had to pay for replacement of the upper ball joints that have separated. gm is providing a special policy to these owners to cover upper ball joint replacement if the customer followed the recommended maintenance schedule for the chassis lubrication and the vehicle still required the replacement of the upper ball joints due to separation.
Summary on September 4, 2001
On certain sport utility vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, and wisconsin, and in the district of columbia. failure of an upper control arm ball joint assembly could occur due to corrosion.
Summary on September 22, 1997
Vehicle description: extended cab pickup trucks equipped with 60/40 front bench seats and extended cab pickup trucks and 2-door utility vehicles equipped with manual locking recliner bucket seats. the outboard safety belt webbing on the driver's and/or passenger's seat can separate during a frontal impact.
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