GMC Jimmy owners have reported 11 problems related to fuses and circuit breaker (under the electrical system category).
The engine continually misfires. There is a TSB bulletin #00-06-04-003b. Deposit buildup on popped valve ball &/or seat, causing it to stick. There is a recall because of this but only in California. I live in alaska. I got an estimate of $1200 bucks to fix this problem. Because of this, I only get 5-7 mpg, and have little power. Also, my abs light turns on and the abs activates at low speeds on dry ground. My electrical system is totally messed up. My right clicker just the sound not light) goes off when driving. It is completely erratic and unpredictable. My speakers turn off and on sporadically. My driver side seat adjuster broke off with little pressure. My steering wheel continuously pulls to the right. This many problems in a vehicle is ridiculous. What a lemon. Especially since I have seen the same exact complaints all over this sight about this specific vehicle.
See all problems of the 1998 GMC Jimmy.
(1)no events leading to failure. (2) dome light quit working when doors are open. Power mirrors quit working. Power seats quit working. I checked the fuse (a 20 amp) and it was burned out. When I replace the fuse it immediately blows the fuse, I've tried multiple 20 amp fuses and all have instantly blown when I try to replace it. I'm not sure if this is a related problem but the rear hatch will also not open by pressing either the button on the dash or the button on the tailgate. (3) haven't had the money to repair the laundry list of problems with this vehicle.
See all problems of the 1996 GMC Jimmy.
Complaint received via e-mail. I am writing in regard to my 1996 GMC Jimmy. It caught on fire a few days ago, and was totaled. The fire department had to come to put the blaze out. The fire investigator said there was a short in the fuse panel. They claimed it was a factory defect. I am quite aware that the vehicle was 10 years old. However, I do not believe after 10 years it was alright for them to catch fire due to defect. I have been christmas shopping and lost everything that was in the vehicle. I was very upset. . Fire investigator indicated it was a factory defect that took 10 years to surface. Vehicle was totaled, and remained on consumer's property.
Have had multiple problems with no brake lights, hazard lights or driving lights. Vehicle also has been in two front end collisions and air bags did not deploy in either wreck. Vehicle was looked at by a dealer and could not be fixed.
See all problems of the 1997 GMC Jimmy.
Shortly after adjusting the front passenger power seat control I noted a trail of smoke from beneath the seat and the smell of burning plastic. I immediately opened the fuse panel and attempted to remove the main fuse. The upper main buss that controls the power seat motors, power doors, and anti-theft system was so hot that I could not touch it without burning my fingers. I had to use a pen knife to remove it. No other fuses were affected. Following removal of the fuse my turn signals, emergency flashers, and rear stop lights are all inoperative. These elements are on a separate circuit from the main buss I removed. I believe that had I not gotten the fuse removed when I did the electrical short would have resulted in a serious fire.
Power accessory circuit breaker (20) gets extremely hot after power windows and power seat fails to operate. At same time, when hit a bump in road, interior lights flicker. Burned fingers trying to remove breaker before fire may have started. Dealer guessed and replaced driver seat electric switch, but still gets hot and fails.
While driving at night, consumer states' if you pull highbeam switch towards you, the rear brake lights illuminate. But if you push switch in the rear tail lights will go out. Please provide any further information. Mr.
Brake lights came on and would not go out until the brake light fuse blew out. Replaced fuse and brake lights would not go out. This happened about 2-3 months ago and I took this vehicle to jones Chevrolet in sumter, SC. They said they adjusted the brake light switch and corrected the problem. This time I took the vehicle to tim's auto pro in dalzell, SC to get it checked out. Tim found that the wiring from the fuse block up under and behind the dash had shorted out due to the way it was installed originally at the factory. Part of the wiring harness was chaffed in several places and the wiring melted together keeping our brake lights on. He removed the dash and associated items to get to the harness and repaired it so our brakes work and there are no shorts. My concern is that GMC should be paying for this repair since the harness was not installed properly when the vehicle was built. If by some chance the wiring had caught fire under the dash while my wife was driving her GMC Jimmy down the road there could have been serious complications or loss of life. Please check for me with GMC and see if this is a problem that has been reported on other GMC Jimmy or blazer products.
I purchased our 2001 Jimmy on 2/05/01 (new). We experienced the first of 7 electrical system failures on 10/12/01. On 10/12/01 the brake light switch failed and was replaced. On each of the three following dates; 7/26/02, 6/18/03 and 7/02/03 the ignition switch was replaced after the vehicle failed to start or stopped running during operation. It was towed to a GMC dealer on each of those occasions. On 8/08/03 the vehicle again would not start and was towed to the dealer. We were told the problem this time was the battery. On 8/23/03 the fuse block was replaced after the vehicle stopped running during operation. Again towed to a dealer. Again on 10/10/03 the fuse block was replaced after the vehicle stopped running during operation. Again towed to a dealer.
See all problems of the 2001 GMC Jimmy.
While driving voltage regulator goes down, and headlights go dim. Consumer has taken vehicle to dealer twice for this problem. Consumer feels it's an electrical problem. Please provide any further information.
Vehicle was driven and parked for 5 minutes, saw smoke coming from dash compartment and under the seat, electrical short, fire report indicated an electrical short in fuse box.
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|Ignition Switch problems||
|Electrical System problems||
|Dash Wiring problems||
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||
|Ignition Module problems||