1997 GMC Safari Cargo Minivan - Reliability

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SL Cargo Minivan (4.3L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1997 GMC Safari Cargo Minivan by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Pump (4.3L V6 SFI Vortec engine), Fuel Injectors, Fuel Pressure Regulator and the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Passages. Failure of the Fuel Pump may prevent the vehicle from starting. Failure of the Fuel Pressure Regulator may cause the vehicle to run rich or stall. Failure of the Fuel Injectors may cause the engine to start hard, run rich or lean.

The cost to repair the Fuel Pump is estimated at $550.00 for parts and $130.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Fuel Injectors is estimated at $95.00 for parts and $195.00 for labor. The cost to repair the fuel pressure regulator is $67.00 for parts and $130 for the labor. The cost to repair the EGR Passages is estimated at $16.00 for parts and $58.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline A common problem on this vehicle is failure of the Transmission Valve Body (automatic transmission only).

The cost to repair the Transmission Valve Body is estimated at $485.00 for parts and $110.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Steering & Suspension
Brake An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Front Wheel Speed Sensors. Failure of the Wheel Speed Sensors applies to (ABS equipped vehicles) only.

The cost of replacing the Wheel Speed Sensors are estimated at $111.00 each for parts and $84.50 each for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for GMC Safari Cargo Minivan by Identifix

  1996 1997 1998 1999
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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