GMC Yukon XL 1500 Repair and Maintenance

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

GMC Yukon XL 1500 Problems

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.

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.

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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GMC Yukon XL 1500 Questions

When i try to open the hatch, either with the key fob or manually,it starts to open and then closes, almost as if there was an obstruction - but there is nothing. We had to get into the back, so my husband was able to hold it open, but when he let go it literally slams shut.

fuse burns. Put 25 amp fuse in and lights work but it pulls the engine down, altenator, don't want to burn up the wires, seems like a dead short, where?

When I drive my car to work if it is hot out it will not start at the end of the day if it has been sitting all afternoon. If I remember to go out and start it or take it to lunch it starts fine but if it sits all day and it is hot out it will not start right away. After about an hour of me tryin...

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GMC Yukon XL 1500 Recalls

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.

 

 

The steering gear pitman shaft may not have been adequately hardened and could break. If this occurs, a loss of steering ability will result, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the steering gear and replace the steering gear pitman shaft if necessary to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12005.

The intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been tightened to the proper specification. This could allow the steering shaft to separate. The driver could experience a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and ensure the intermediate steering shaft bolts are tightened to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 13, 2011. The General Motors recall number is 11191.

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GMC Yukon XL 1500 Reviews

I love my truck. I have only had the odo fixed which was a recall. It is very reliable.

I love my big girl. will differntly purchase another.

2007 Yukon XL - Interior, second row seats when folded down, blocks rear cargo space and leaves a drop in the floor. Earlier models such as the 99 & 02 all seats folded down to open up the entire cargo space with a flat floor. ABS brakes pulse and is noticeable while slowing down - 99 & 02 did not do this with the ABS brakes. Had to replace drive train less than 100K miles and does not have t...

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