REQ: Perhaps somehas an idea about this odd 2001 GMC Jimmy issue - Thxs
to all who read/answer
Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Thu, Jun 26, 2003, 2:39pm
(CDT+5) From: firstname.lastname@example.org (seeker)
I bought a new 2001 GMC Jimmy 4WD in Nov 2000. Today, it still only has
23000 miles on it. This vehicle has had continuing electyrical problems
from new as follows:
1. Going over even a small bump (aka even a slight "crack in the road"
as SLOW speed (1 mph) may cause ALL of the dash warning lamps to come
on....for about 10 seconds ...exactly in the manner as they appear when
the vehicle is started. This does NOT cause the engine to stall.
It would seem (to me) to indicate an intermittant connection feeding
power to the computer...which likely controls the sequence of lights at
startup. A very short power interruption...long enoughjt to trigger the
diag-sequcne, not long enough for the engine to stops.
2. Problem 2 (may or not be related)....On June 5l of this year, one
morning the vehicle started, but as soon as I let got of the key, a few
seconds later it stalled. This repeated 10-12 times. Finally, I managed
to keep it going, then it seemed ok. Made an appointment for service for
the next day, but after driving about 10 miles (3 stops) I came to a
traffic light and the engine at about 10 mph speed) stopped. At that
moment, I had ZERO electrical power, so I could not even use the e.
flashers, or even move the shifte (A/T) to remove my KEY!
No chance...the dealer (4 miles away) refused to tow the car (!!!!!) or
even call GM road-side assistance. Finally, the police came along and
called a tow which cost $100- and should have been freee via GM! The
dealer is still fighting about paying for this!
In any case, the battery was dead...they replaced the alternator (the
second replacement in 23K miles!).
The car drove ok for 400 miles (2 weeks). On June 24, the car started
normally in the AM. I drove about 8 miles, with about 4 stops. ON trying
to start (5th start of the day), the car started, but as soon as I
released the key it quickly stumbled and died. This repeated 5 more
times, including once when while the negine was running, all warning
lamps came (as per usual start sequence).
Finally...I gave up and had the car towed back to the dealer again. Of
coursem, this took a few hours and by then the vehicle started
Thanks for help, comments etc.
Call the GM 800 number, tell them how well your dealer is treating your
Or better yet, let them look at it again,
get the paper work when they can't fix it.
Do this several times over the next month.
Don't complain, don't raise hell, just let em document it. When they
can't fix it in
4 tries........LEMON LAW their ass and give the truck back...and see if
they like the loss sell.
Do a google on Lemon Law. Through the information in their faces if you
want to keep that particuler truck. It will help them work with you a
little more diligently if they know you're pissed enough to turn
the truck back in.
good luck..and keep us posted