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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500

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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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).

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.  Our technicians tell us that you should check with you local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The sunroof may stop working for various different reasons. Our technicians tell us it is often better to replace the complete sunroof assembly than to try and repair the old one.

2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 17, 2003

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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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Brakes, June 18, 2004

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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.

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Engine, February 20, 2003

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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.

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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Questions and Answers

jdharley, 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500, Thousand Oaks, CA

We have a persistent coolant loss and I'm hoping to be able to use Bar's Leaks Radiator Stop Leak to hold until I can get it looked at properly.

I understand that the Bar's should g...

Visitor, 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500, Kent, WA

For some reason my battery is being drained. I've already replaced the battery, alternator. I have noticed that the passenger seat warmer has not been working as it did. Sometimes it heats ...

Visitor, 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500, Norristown, PA

air blows but not cold. no noise just no cold air. do i need carge or worse? 2003 yukon xl 1500

guerraarmy, 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500, San Antonio, TX

most of the time when we put it in Drive the engian gos fuuu like if i would have it in nutrul and rpms moves up 2-5. some say it my trany I have 143K on it. some say sensers. what do you thing? th...

Visitor, 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500, Melrose, MN

My rear wiper motor dont work so got a new one and it still dont work when i turn the switch on it just buzzes

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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 had some bad luck around 70K but from 70-117 has been decent. No better than acceptable to barely acceptable in terms of quality but I"m committed to running this car into the ground as it's worth nothing.

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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