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GMC Safari Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

GMC Safari Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 106,428 mi (65,000 mi - 180,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 65,000 mi

    Power window motor stopped working and was replaced by my mechanic who said pieces of the gear had broken off. Less than a month later the window began "shuddering" as it went up and down. It was trying to go up 1/2" farther than the frame and I was afraid it would shatter. I saw that it was going up 1/2" too much then dropping back down to where it should have stopped. I haven't had the money to get it fixed again.

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  • ,

    Mine stops 3"down and goes up by 1/2"on passenger side does take 5 mins of running or drive time to roll farther ip

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  •  Rookie

    Same as description.

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  •  Rookie

    stops but after I wait a few min will go up a little then wait some more and goes up a little more same process until it gets up can take up to 20 min.

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  • , , 140,000 mi

    both power windows exhibit the problem described with overheating. Windows travel down ok initially, but I have to wait while moving it up for the motor to cool. Eventually both will go up

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  • , , 180,000 mi

    Power Window switch failure. Button Detached from switches before complete failure. Probably switch replacement needed but could also be motors. Left as is.

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