Popping Noise From Muffler Heat Shield on GMC Yukon

The muffler heat shield may become loose on the muffler causing a rattle or popping noise. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from GM to correct this problem.

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Average mileage: 141,792 (115,000–206,757)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: V8
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
14 people reported this problem
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2005 GMC Yukon 132,000 mi,
Loud rattling noise coming from under the rear of the car. Have not had it diagnosed yet, but souinds like this may be the cause. The noise is not constant. Usually at slow speeds. Independent of whether the car is warm or not.
2005 GMC Yukon 140,000 mi,
Loud Vibration/Humming Noise coming from under truck when accelerating from very slow speeds - up driveways, etc or in parking lots. Sounds like vibrating plate or heat shield "tinny" vibration short lived for a few seconds and disappears. Occurs at least once daily.
2004 GMC Yukon 126,000 mi,
Heat shield cracked. Had a muffler shop to weld it. But, after about 10k miles it has cracked again.
upon accelaration, I hear the vibration of the muffler.