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What should you consider when buying a used GMC Safari?

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When buying a used GMC Safari, consider the most common problems owners report, such as non-functional door handles, non-functional door locks, brake system control unit failure and leaking power brake units. Some common repairs are expensive and may set back the cost of the car.

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GMC Safari vehicles manufactured between the years 1990 and 2005 have exterior door handles that are prone to breakage. This problem typically occurs after the car has been owned for a period of time, since the door handles are subject to wear; drivers report an average mileage of 130,945 before this problem manifests.

Another common problem to look out for is faulty power door locks. The actuators installed in GMC Safari vehicles manufactured between the years 1990 and 2005 are prone to failure, requiring replacement.

GMC Safari vehicles manufactured between the years 1990 and 2005 have anti-lock brake systems that are prone to internal failure. This problem typically manifests itself after an average of approximately 110,000 miles. Another common problem for GMC Safari vehicles that feature a hydro-boost unit is leaking brake fluid. Generally the hydro-boost unit must be replaced to resolve the problem.

When purchasing a used GMC Safari, be familiar with the common prices various repair procedures. For instance, a fuel pump replacement for this type of vehicle typically costs between $299 and $1,095 as of 2015.

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