GMC Yukon XL 1500 Problems

Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on GMC Yukon XL 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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GMC Yukon XL 1500 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 136,968 (60,000–285,000)
5 model years affected: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2007
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Instrument cluster does not work on start up..after short drive time a restart usually solves the issue
Instrument cluster malfunction on most of these general motors vehicles. Unfortunately it wasn't covered under recall or warranty at this mileage. Found out was covered only till 70k. Bummer because I have heard multiple complaints on this problem with GM.
on yukon [not XL] after driving many miles, stopped at a rest area, and when I started up again, many of the instrument lights did not light including the spesedometer. aftere driving a while they came back on. I had expesrienced this before with random group of insstrument lights not lighting. Eventually they always came back without my taking special action.
Oil pressure over ranging. Tach. indicates low, sometime it goes hi. At times the speed-O is 50 mph high or is stuck.
All gauges stopped working at same time sometimes they start working for a short time. Doesn't register mileage when they arn't working
I have an rpm gauge that fluctuates frequently; an oil pressure gauge that is pegged out the max; a speed-o that dances all the time. I called my local gmc dealer. I was told that the 7 yr / 70,000 mile warranty was expired in April of 2010. Although, my yukon has less than 70k, I was left on my own.
Speedometer and gages Have been intermittently working for a few weeks. This is the second panel I have had problems with. The first one was about three and a half years ago. The panel was replaced at a GM dealership. I have not had time to have this one repaired or replaced. The dealership says it has to be replaced at a cost of around $550 (parts and labor).