Improper HVAC Temperature and/or Air Delivery Due to Failed Mode Door Actuator on GMC Yukon XL Denali

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.

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Average mileage: 129,074 (8,700–312,000)
11 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
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2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali 150,000 mi,
Heater blows hot on passenger side and cold on drivers side. dont get heat on defrost at dash either. What do I need to have replaced?
2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 93,000 mi,
AC onm, blows heat on drivers side and cold everwhere else.
Front panel doesn't blow any heat or a/c. Very little heat/ac comes from the front floor vents. Only works in defrost, rear heat/ac works good.
2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali 147,000 mi,
Cold air blows when heater is on even after 20 minutes of warming up.
2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 118,000 mi,
While driving with the a/c on, the front driver vent will suddently blow heat. All other vents including the rear are fine and still blowing cold! I have to stop the car, turn the engine off and restart the vehilce. It will temporarily fix the problem, but it will occur again while driving!
2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 74,000 mi,
A/C blows cold on driver while pass gets heat... sometimes reverses in the winter. With or without a/c.
While my a/c is running, for no apparent reason the heater will kick on full blast. And just within the last few months when this occurs, at the same time, my seat heater on the driver side will mysteriously turn on High. When I realize that my seat is blazing hot & try to turn off the seat heater, it continues to turn right back on like 6-10 times in a row...every time I turn it off, within 1-2 minutes it turns right back on! This is NO Fun to deal with while I am driving in traffic or on the highway, especially when it's well over 100* outside!! Any possible explanation would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali 130,000 mi,
2003 GMC Yukon Denali XL started blowing air out of defrost after a battery change. Hopefully its just a bad mode actuator.
Rear a/c and heat not changing to heat staying cold and not changing from ceiling to floor. Front drivers side keeps changing from hot to cool and back again without touching the controls. help, help?
2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 102,000 mi,
In AC or heat mode. Drivers side blows opposite of passenger and rear temp. Have had issues with climate control since purchased new on 04.
2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali 148,254 mi,
Air conditioning is on but the air coming out of the vents is heated air. It does the opposite sometimes as well. I will have the heat on and the air coming out of the vents is cooled air.
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali 262,369 mi,
Heat blow cold air ,and I put anti freeze in it
2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 101,000 mi,
AC worked perfectly until this morning when it switched to blowing HIGH heat on the driver side within a few minutes after starting. Not sure about the other vents.
2011 GMC Yukon XL Denali 104,000 mi,
Dial air isn't working. Heat on passenger side set at 90 degrees, and blowing cold air on feet and dash.
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali 174,000 mi,
While on cooling mode, will switch to full heat on driver side, sometimes both sides. Not responsive to temperature adjustment.
2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 163,991 mi,
Front blows cold while A/C is on, rear blows hot air.
2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 70,000 mi,
Clicking noise heard from under the dash. Seemed to come from the upper part of the dash to the left of the glove box. Soon there after the passenger side AC controls started blowing hot air at all times. The driver side works fine but the passenger side gets hot air whether the vehicle is in AC or Heat mode.
2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali 155,000 mi,
I have a 2008 GMC Envoy Denali. Heater on driver side blows cold air only; passenger side works normally. What causes this problem?
2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali 230,000 mi,
When ac is on driver vent comes out as heat
2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali 114,000 mi,
Left side no heat