GMC Yukon - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

GMC Yukon owners have reported a total of 6,537 problems for their cars built in the 23 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the GMC Yukon. The 2007 GMC Yukon cars have the most problems reported (858 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for GMC Yukon

  Common problems of GMC Yukon

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for GMC Yukon cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (1,004 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (865 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of GMC Yukon

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
1,004
  Air Bag
865
  Equipment
752
  Electrical System
737
  Structure
415
  Engine And Engine Cooling
392
  Exterior Lighting
317
  Power Train
292
  Steering
285
  Electronic Stability Control
172
   
  Visibility
166
  Gasoline Fuel System
158
  Vehicle Speed Control
151
  Tire
149
  Suspension
120
  Latches/locks/linkage
90
  Other Fuel System
77
  Parking Brake
77
  Seats
75
  Seat Belt
74
  Unknown Or Other
58
  Wheel
48
  Air Brake
27
  Traction Control System
23
  Interior Lighting
8
  Child Seat
4
  Diesel Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the GMC Yukon of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Yukon model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a GMC Yukon model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Yukon Model Years

Yukon
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 65,2241    
1.15
  2017 5850,7992    
0.57
  2016 15555,0493    
0.94
  2015 54064,6224    
2.09
  2014 3313,6635    
0.48
  2013 13228,5296    
0.77
  2012 11425,4957    
0.64
  2011 37037,8368    
1.22
  2010 25219,6049    
1.43
  2009 20028,59710    
0.70
  2008 36851,60911    
0.65
  2007 858115,36812    
0.62
  2006 10624,25413    
0.34
  2005 29973,78814    
0.29
  2004 53893,83515    
0.38
  2003 62789,36016    
0.44
  2002 38775,93017    
0.30
  2001 51070,84818    
0.40
  2000 32244,17619    
0.38

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the GMC Yukon is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Yukon
5
  2017 Yukon
19
  2016 Yukon
19
  2015 Yukon
47
  2014 Yukon
3
  2013 Yukon
2
  2012 Yukon
1
  2011 Yukon
3
  2010 Yukon
4
  2009 Yukon
1
  2008 Yukon
11
  2007 Yukon
40
  2006 Yukon
10
  2005 Yukon
25
  2004 Yukon
44
  2003 Yukon
42
  2002 Yukon
30
  2001 Yukon
52
  2000 Yukon
68
  1999 Yukon
37
  1998 Yukon
4
  1997 Yukon
17
  1996 Yukon
14


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