2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500

2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Problems

Air Conditioning Compressor May Fail

A rattling noise may develop from the AC belt tensioner. This can be caused by an internal fault with the AC compressor, AC performance may also be diminished when this occurs. Our technicians tell us that replacing the ac compressor will commonly correct this concern.

 

4WD Transfer Case Position Sensor/Selector Switch May Fail

The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.

Daytime Running Lights are Prone to Burning Out

The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 2000-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Questions

High RPMs and slow acceleration (1 answer)

the A/C (2 answers)

i have a 2003 yukon 1500 xl slt. the A/C is not working the problem is when i had a flat tire it broke some a/c line and let go all the freon. right side back tire.

I need to replace the pitman arm on the yukon... (1 answer)

Does anyone know how many pitman arm are in the yukon xl?

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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Recalls

Hydro-Boost Relief Valve May Not Function Properly

The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.

Fuel Tank May Leak in a Crash

In 30 degree left angle frontal crash conditions with a severe enough impact, the fuel tank may be punctured by a torn mid-frame cross member. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will install a fuel tank shield. The recall began February 20, 2003. The GM recall number is 03002.

Some Door Welds May Not Be to Specification

On 107 vehicles, one or two welds on the rear door upper hinge may not be to specification. This may cause the door strength to be reduced in a side impact crash. Dealers will inspect the welds and install a bolt to secure the hinge if any are found to be out of specification.

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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Reviews

Under warranty fixed a gas tank sender unit, steering column rattle twice, wheel hub assembly, back rotars. Post warranty fixed the other wheel hub assembly, some electical problems, alternator, both front and back radio and today the rear window motor died. My 2003 is now 10 years old with 117K miles and I've gone about 16 months with no repairs. The initial quality was very diiapointing, I...
Paint wearing off front dash board and on radio knobs. Speedometer and other gauges go bad after time.
I love my truck. I have only had the odo fixed which was a recall. It is very reliable.

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