2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali Problems
One or more heater & AC (HVAC) temperature and/or air delivery mode door actuator may fail, resulting in improper temperature or air delivery. If this occurs, fault code(s) should be stored in the HVAC control module which should assist in diagnoses.
The rear window defogger may stop working due to a wire terminal broken off of the rear glass. Our technicians tell us that terminal can be reattached using a special glue or silver solder.
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 2001-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali Questions
I have heard that a map sensor could be bad,when you start it files rough. I have heard that the air compressor could be bad but I think I hear come on
WHEN I CHECK WITH ONSTAR DIAGNOSTICS THEY SAY IT IS NO LONGER A PROBLEM BUT HAVE IT CHECKED IF LIGHT STAYS ON. IT IS NOW ON FOR OVER 10 RESTARTS. BEFORE IT WOULD GO OFF AFTER 4 OR 5 RESTARTS. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
Can I get replacement light sockets for the running lights?
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali Recalls
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.
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.
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.
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali Reviews
I will NEVER buy another GMC as long as I live. I had trouble with it loosing power in the MIDDLE of the interstate. Like to have never got that fixed. The suspension light has been on since I bought it I've had that checked by different mechanics (couldn't find anything wrong) The check engine light has been on (had it put on machine to run diagnostics by different mechanics dealer and nonde...
Nice vehicle for hauling a family and full load, lots of room. We bought our 2003 Yukon Denali brand new. Issues we have had with this car have been the following : 1. Replace the intake gaskets, very pricey fix about $1000 2. Instrument panel lights 3. Rear suspension auto levelling system went bad, installed aftermarket overload suspension to replace the auto level system 4. Leaks from power ...
I have had this car for 2 years with NO problems! I would buy a newer denali in the future!