2001 GMC Safari SLT 3.8L from North America
A handy vehicle to have
I took my van to the local GMC shop for a "loyalty" oil change and 27 point safety inspection at 55400 miles. They did the oil change and inspection, and said the brake rotors were very rusty, but that was the only problem. I had the front brakes replaced & rotors turned based on that report.
600 miles later I tried getting my van NYS inspected. They (another local shop) said both idler arms would not pass inspection. Thinking they just wanted to stick it to me and wondering why or how they could have gone bad in 600 miles, I returned to my GMC dealer for another 27 point safety inspection, with questions of how and why did these idler arms go bad in 600 miles?? Now they have agreed they are unable to pass inspection and wanted $400.00+ to replace them.
I replaced them myself for under $100.00 But my warning is that the dealer told me they do not check these items on a 27 point safety inspection! So how many others believe their auto is in GREAT shape after getting a GM Good-Wrench safety inspection??
Here I was driving around in a vehicle deemed safe when the idler arms could have failed at any moment!.
Maybe the GM 27 point safety report should suggest that the owner go and get another opinion!
The van has been a great vehicle, with plenty of room. It is not too bad on gas. However, don't always trust your dealers service dept.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th July, 2007