GMC Savana - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

GMC Savana owners have reported a total of 499 problems for their cars built in the 23 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the GMC Savana. The 2000 GMC Savana cars have the most problems reported (76 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for GMC Savana

  Common problems of GMC Savana

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for GMC Savana cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (116 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (44 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of GMC Savana

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
116
  Structure
44
  Engine And Engine Cooling
38
  Tire
38
  Steering
30
  Air Bag
28
  Electrical System
27
  Power Train
27
  Visibility
23
  Gasoline Fuel System
22
   
  Equipment
16
  Seat Belt
16
  Suspension
12
  Seats
11
  Vehicle Speed Control
9
  Unknown Or Other
9
  Other Fuel System
9
  Exterior Lighting
7
  Wheel
7
  Latches/locks/linkage
6
  Electronic Stability Control
2
  Parking Brake
1
  Diesel Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the GMC Savana of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Savana model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a GMC Savana model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Savana Model Years

Savana
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2009 61310    
46.15
  2007 1313412    
8.08
  2005 2720814    
9.27
  2004 2118415    
7.61
  2002 2138917    
3.18

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the GMC Savana is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Savana
1
  2017 Savana
1
  2015 Savana
1
  2010 Savana
1
  2007 Savana
3
  2005 Savana
1
  2004 Savana
6
  2003 Savana
10
  2002 Savana
2
  2001 Savana
3
  2000 Savana
14
  1999 Savana
9
  1998 Savana
1
  1997 Savana
7
  1996 Savana
7


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