3rd Nov 2006, 23:56
I have a 2000 GM Jimmy that has run great though I suspect other problems will crop up soon because of mileage. The heater core went out soon after we bought it. ($700) Now at 56,785 miles the engine needs replacing as the main bearings went out. ($5,000) From the looks of the other comments I get to look forward to wheel bearing replacements, possible transmission overhauls. The passenger backrest arm adjuster broke 9 months ago. Manual sunroof works great! If I didn't owe about $8,000 on it I'd trade it in a heartbeat for a case of soda. But then again, maybe there's a smiley face in its future and nothing else will go wrong with this great GM product. One just never knows!
15th Dec 2006, 05:00
If only I had read this BEFORE buying my 2000 Jimmy. I really thought I just was to rough on it (Delivering papers) but now I see that all my problems are everyone else's problems. I think I have put more money into it then it is even worth in trade in now. Shame on me, should have done my homework I guess!!!
30th Dec 2006, 09:53
OK, I think I have some good news. My fuel gauge was going completely bonkers as well. A friend suggested that I add some stuff called SEA FOAM to my gasoline. The SEA FOAM is supposed to clean the sulfur deposits off the level card so it can read properly. I did it and it seems to have done the trick. It cost me $14.00 at NAPA. Hope this saves you a few bucks. Worked for me.
5th Jan 2007, 16:44
I have owned my 2000 Jimmy for a little less than 4 years.
I have replaced 3 front hub bearings, one alternator, one fuel pump, hinges on the front doors, and the belt keeps slipping and won't tighten up at all.
I'm kind of glad that I am not the only one having these kinds of problems with my vehicle.
I do like my Jimmy, but I have put more money into this car than should have been necessary.
I'm very disappointed with the product.
14th Jan 2007, 09:19
I have had my 2001 Jimmy for 3 years. I have had to replace ball joints, the seat handle has broken off, got stuck in 4 wheel drive, the 4x4 dash button not working, no heat on the first snow day of the year..brr, had heater core flushed (heat worked for about a week) then cooling system flushed. Heat still not blowing sufficiently and no heat from feet vents. Spent a lot of money and time on repairs for this vehicle. I liked the vehicle, but it is becoming expensive to repair and feeling uneasy driving it. In researching these problems, I have found several people with the same problems. No recalls on any of these problems yet!!!
31st Jan 2007, 11:25
I purchased a 2000 Jimmy SLE in 2002 with 31k. At 50k the alternator went out; and then the driver side window failed. It now has 94k and I had to replace the 4x4 modulator under the passenger side kick panel. Since then both vanity mirror covers mysteriously broke just by opening them normally and the passenger side seat lever broke off as well during normal operation. These things can nickel and dime you to death!!! I really enjoyed my Jimmy, but now I'm afraid it's become so fragile that something else will go wrong. I tried to trade it in for another vehicle and the dealer suggested that I keep my car and skip the trade-in and just buy his car. A real learning experience!!
2nd Feb 2007, 07:17
My 2000 GMC Jimmy SLE has experienced similar problems. I haven't had it long, but already the power lock lever busted on the driver's side door. I had to replace the pins on the door hinges, the ball joints, I am experience the same heater problem, but haven't had it looked at yet (brrrr), the front end is very bouncy compared to my explorer and was told that is just the way it is. All in all, good truck, but feeling like it is going to be a money pit!!
5th Feb 2007, 13:26
I own a 2000 Jimmy SLE. I have no complaints about it whatsoever. I know that anything with a bearing or brushes in it will need to be replaced at some point in time (this includes the hub assembly, starter, alternator, etc.). Oil cooler lines are a given on ANY GM vehicle (I have owned more than I can count).
This truck has never let me down and as long as the owner of the vehicle is intelligent enough to stay on top of maintenance items, the Jimmy/Bravada/Blazer will treat you well!
27th Feb 2007, 18:25
I have had my 2000 Jimmy SLE for 3 years. In that time, I have replaced the ball joints twice, wheel bearings twice, and all the little things are now going.
I lost the heat down by the feet, the back hatch doesn't close and has to be tied down, the 4x4 didn't work for a year, then miraculously came back.
And now I think my tranny is on the way out. way to go, GMC, for one of the biggest lemons out there.
26th May 2007, 21:47
I own a 2000 Jimmy for 1 yr. My gas gauge gave out & I had to keep a written log of when I filled in gas. My heater went and had to be replaced.
31st May 2007, 11:03
I also own a 2000 GMC jimmy SLE. I love the truck, but am having the same problem with my gas gauge. thought it was the fuel sending unit, but found that the fuel lines had corroded out. Replaced them. filled up the tank $$$$, made one local trip and now truck just clicks when I go to start it, now what, the whole fuel pump? starter? I am lost.
31st May 2007, 14:58
Purchased my 1999 GMC Jimmy used in Feb. of 2004. It only had 46,000 miles on it, and I knew the previous owner. She had taken top-notch care of the car and only drove it to work.
We have had pretty good luck with the car by keeping up with routine maintenance. The serpentine belt was looking worn and was replaced at around 60,000 miles.
Gauges began going haywire at around 77,000 miles and a new ignition switch solved the problem.
Last, but certainly most expensive and apparently to be suspected, at 88,000 miles a low moan/hum and the right front wheel hub had to be replaced. Apparently these wheel hubs don't have a very long life-span. Would certainly prefer wheel bearings that we could have serviced. Based on other's comments we are now saving up for the other wheel hubs.
PS - Friends of ours had similar hub problems with their 2000 model Chevy Blazer.
2nd Jun 2007, 15:29
Got my Jimmy in May of 2005. Mine's a 99. SLS 4WD 2DR.
Replaced left front wheel bearing, Had something done to the brake calipers in the rear, they were getting stuck.
Replaced the seat adjuster on drivers seat. Heater Core flushed for $400.00 by a dealer (yes just to flush it because the heat didn't work, if I had known, I'd done it myself with a garden hose), that trick failed this past winter when once again the heater core plugged up on me and no heat. And no I wasn't gonna flush it myself with temp's way down below freezing, nor did I want to run out and buy that expensive Dex-cool coolant either.
Oil cooler line... from remote oil filter to radiator leaking... tried to install a replacement myself, but after three parts places and the same part, the newer 'restyled' bent one doesn't' fit like the factory one. Gas gauge never worked, be careful, I bought a replacement sender to put on it... but they don't come with the O-ring that you'll need after you drop the tank and remove the combo fuel pump/sending unit assembly. I'd try the seafoam method mentioned above, but since I have to drop the tank, to drill out a rusted differential cover bolt that broke when I tried to remove it.. I might as well take care of it while it's down. My rear hatch only opens via the remote, the inside switch never worked.
Dealer wanted near $2000.00 to do the oil cooler lines, leaking timing chain cover, rear differential (oh, the rear diff cover was rusted with holes in it), and they wanted almost $500.00 to fix the A/C that died on me two years ago. I told them no... drove it home, parked it. And have been slowly replacing parts, and trying in vain to get by with driving a borrowed car, and hoping I can sell enough personal property to pay off what I owe on this piece of junk. I like how the Jimmy looks and rides... but what went wrong? They really messed up didn't they! They should truly recall these vehicles. If your on a tight budget, and don't want to spend extra in gas...stay away from this thing.