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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your GMC Safari

GMC Safari Models:

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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.

Brakes -- Verified

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

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.

GMC Safari Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 11, 1994

Summary: THE MANUFACTURER'S CERTIFICATION LABEL AND/OR THE DRIVER AIR BAG ADVISORY LABEL MAY BE MISSING FROM THE VEHICLES, WHICH DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF 49 CFR 567.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 4, 1992

Summary: SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE BAR FOR REAR SOFA FAILED TO SUSTAIN LOADS REQUIRED BY FMVSS 210.

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Body, Interior & Misc., January 20, 1994

Summary: THE RECLINER MECHANISM AND THE SEAT FRAME MAY HAVE FOAM AND/OR VINYL BETWEEN THEM, CREATING A "SOFT" JOINT. THIS "SOFT" JOINT RESULTS IN LOWER THAN SPECIFIED BOLT TORQUE WHICH LEADS TO JOINT LOOSENESS, CAUSING BOLT FATIGUE AND EVENTUAL BOLT FAILURE.

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Engine, August 27, 1990

Summary: FUEL RETURN HOSES MAY BREAK AT EITHER CRIMPED COUPLING, CAUSING A LEAKAGE OF FUEL.

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Engine, September 21, 1994

Summary: THE FUEL LINES ATTACHED TO THE FUEL TANK WERE NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED.

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GMC Safari Questions and Answers

woodcarver, 1991 GMC Safari, Munster, IN

car starts o.k.,[cold] runs o.k., but if driven approx a mile or more to destination,then shut off. After about 5 to10 minutes later can,t start it to return home. Turns over good, but won,t fire ...

Visitor, 1990 GMC Safari, 4.3L V6, Seattle, WA

service engine code reset

nitrodave, 1990 GMC Safari, 4.3L V6, Garden City, MI

Problem occurred on Sunday 1/2/2011 the van was trying to stall at a light. Managed to get it home without stopping and when I pulled into the driveway it stalled out. Its been running rather rou...

tine117, 1990 GMC Safari, 4.3L V6, Philadelphia, PA

gmc safari 1989

blessed1792, 1990 GMC Safari, Rochester, NY

I have a Safari 1987, i changed my spark plugs and my car is starting to stall and cut off on me when im driving not sure what the problem is. I was told its the fuel pump but not sure!

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GMC Safari Reviews

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.

After 50,000 miles the vehicle will not start after it rains,and if it does,it does not start without a lot of cranking. If it doesn't start the "check ingine light" may come on... the Crank sensor will throw a code that may indicate what the problem could be. But after rain, the problem probably will return.

I bought this van about the year 2000. Had about 55,000 miles on it I have only replaced the starter and gas pump.and brakes and drums and the minor things like tune ups.This has been a great vehicle. I have put on it 175000 miles.And it still going strong.

My car will not start. Hav e rewired it . still will not start