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GMC Yukon Denali Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The upper dash may crack, most commonly on vehicles in warm climates and exposed to a lot of sunlight. The common repair is to replace the upper instrument trim panel. Information on a technical service bulletin or extended warranty is not available at this time.

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

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.

GMC Yukon Denali Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, January 2, 2013

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All late model vehicles are equipped with a "Shift interlock" system that prevents vehicles with and automatic transmission from being shifted out of the Park position under certain conditions. Some of these vehicles are being recalled because they may have been assembled with a broken park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear. Failure of these components can allow the shifter to be moved out of the Park position with the ignition key removed or in the off position. This can cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly increasing the risk of injury or a crash. Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary.



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Drive Train, January 6, 2011

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The rear axle cross pin may break. The cross pin is an internal component of the rear differential, which is housed in the rear axle assembly. If the cross pin breaks, the rear axle may lock, which could result in loss of control and a crash. Dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin to correct this concern. This recall should begin no later than January 25, 2011. The General Motors number for this recall is 10426A.

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Electrical & Lights, April 23, 2001


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GMC Yukon Denali Questions and Answers

kja32901, 1999 GMC Yukon Denali, Gasoline, Pawtucket, RI

when i am coming to a stop i hear a clunk and when i accelerate i hear a clunking noise i also changed the shocks and rear u joint can you please tell me what causes this

faithful, 1999 GMC Yukon Denali, Gasoline, Brentwood, MD

while driving a minimum speed, making a left turn etc. my steering wheel seems to turn by itself, you can feel movement (other than you moving the wheel) At first I thought it was my tires but that...

Smart1, 1999 GMC Yukon Denali, Gasoline, Pewaukee, WI

it is stuck in 4 wheel high, how do i diagnos this problem?

jerryt, 1999 GMC Yukon Denali, Gasoline, Sparks, NV

Is there an adjustment for steering gear box on a 1999 denali

jerryt, 1999 GMC Yukon Denali, Gasoline, Sparks, NV

Is putting in a new steering gear box a hard fix for me to do at home I have air tools etc.

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GMC Yukon Denali Reviews

Bought my 05' Denali new and it now has 99,100 miles on it. It's been a great SUV but it might be showing issues now. 1) I hate the fact the front seats don't recline all the way. 2) Electrical issues (radio turns off for no reason, bulbs burn out all the time, dash lights lite up like a Christmas tree and shut off for no reason, POSS Traction button engages for no reason. 3) AC/Heater doors lock in wrong position. Replaced them already at 67k. AC get hot when I want it cold and the Heater gets cold when I want heat. WTF?? 4) The water pump went out. 5) The rear defroster cable broke off. 6) The brake cable broke. For an American car, it's pretty good. Comfortable to drive and has great power but the gas mileage sucks! 10-11 miles to a gallon?? Time to trade it in.

Iam very happy with my Yukon-Denali 2003, have 110330 miles, Nilo Barredo Sr.

Love this truck.
Drives small.
Great for my big family. XL only way to go.
Very nice on the highway.
Sound is music.
Likes to gobble gas if you are heavy on the pedal.
You get what you pay for and so much more.
Wife is 5'2 and she is in love with how easy it is to drive.
We have a BMW 7,Porsche 911C2, Denali XL .
Did not even consider this vehicle till I drove it then it was over.
GMC stole the show,true American pride in this ride.
Denali is a special truck and handles very well, she is huge!! ,braking was surprisingly good. Turning is also very good.Body roll is not an issue,amazing considering it weight and length.
6.2lt V8 and drive train smooth and responsive.

I have owned my SUV since 2006 bought it with 15000 on it. Just roled over to 106K and my front passenger speaker took a crap. Can you even replace these speakers without messing up the stereo system in general. A/C got stuck on heat just on the driver side. So now truck has no heat but its a Florida truck anyway. Who needs heat? Everything else on this vehicle works great. I would definately buy another one.

2005 GMC Yukon Denali
Have had my Denali for 7 years and it has been a delight! Very few problems have occurred outside of the regular (tires, lights, and oil maintenance). I too have had some weird electrical occurrences: truck's off and door opened and lights and radio still on (have to open another door to cut all off). All-in-all, great truck. Now's time to get new paint job and tune-up!