by ahamm1 on Oct 23, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 GMC Safari SLT 3dr Minivan
I got this van in the summer of 2007 with 69000 miles on it,
RAN GREAT was my daily ride. I drive over 100 miles a day and in 2010 the
fuel pump problem happened with my van as well. We replaced it and it still is not running right, so it has been parked for over a year now for the day I have the money to take it in because I really do not want to give up the van. Also there is a clunking sound when you take off. Still love the van..
by Ozzmier on Jan 23, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 GMC Safari SLT 3dr Minivan AWD
When I bought my Safari it had 45,000 miles on it. Around 130,000 my brakes finally wore down and I got new ones. Around 140,000 miles my power steering pump blew and I bought a new one. Around 145,000 miles my a/c and heat stopped working with the exception of a warm defrost. The 2nd heat censor blew. Then, around 160,000 my fuel pump died on me. Now it is sitting in my driveway waiting for a new coil because that blew about 3 days ago ( 173,000 miles). It has been a workhorse, a family vehicle and more. I love the Safari, and until 130,000 miles it never failed me. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested. As long as you keep it maintained as you would expect from any verhicle.
by Ed Slaney on Oct 14, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan
We have a love /hate relationship with
this vehicle. It is great to drive,easy
for shopping etc. Comfortable on long
trips. We have replaced 3 window
motors,1 seat motor,an alternator,a
very expensive fuel pump,a wiper
circuit board and other various items
some under warrenty some not.
Before the fuel pump went I complained
to GMC and they offered me an 8 hundre
$ cert. towards a new GMC product good
for 1 yr. The pump went shortley after
and the fix wiped out the cert.
Yesterday the blower moter switch would
only work on high.
by Rick Earl on Sep 11, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan
This vehicle has been expensive to
operate. It had electrical problems
from the start. It continues to eat
fuses like candy. The lighter, fuel
gauge, and power windows have not
worked in 2 years. Its on its 4th
battery and 3rd set of front brakes.
The front end wears tires quickly, even
with it properly aligned. In short
buyer beware. There is very little head
or leg room in the front seats.
Illuminated entry and daytime running lights debut this year, along with a couple of new colors and automatic transmission improvements. SLT models can be equipped with leather seating, and a HomeLink three-channel transmitter is optional. Speed-sensitive power steering makes parking easier.