Three problems related to front suspension wheel bearing have been reported for the 2003 GMC Yukon.
I have a GMC Yukon and the wheel bearings in both sides have went out. I heard that the h2 hummer has a recall on its wheel bearing. How come the Yukon doesn't? I heard of other Yukons having the same problem. Is this a chevy problem? my wheel almost came off of my vehicle going down the highway. The mechanic said the only thing that was keeping it on was the brake caliper. I sure hope nobody gets hurt over saving a couple of dollars, please there needs to be a warning and possibly a recall for this problem.
I have a 2003 GMC Yukon xl which both front wheel bearings failed at the same time at ~51,280 miles. These are sealed bearings that were supposed to last the lifetime of the vehicle. I was able to avoid a catastrophic failure by replacing both front wheel bearing assemblies, $692. 49, when I heard the bearing grinding noise. The mechanic at the gm dealer told me he replaces the bearing assemblies on two to three vehicles a week.
I had just gotten off the interstate from a 4 hour drive and heard a awful grinding noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. It sounded like "metal against metal". At first I thought it was a brake pad, but the pads appeared to be fine. I parked it that night and on Sunday morning (6/6/2005) drove it to the dealership and asked them to call in the morning. The dealership called me Monday morning and said that the front wheel bearing had gone bad. In my discussion with the service manager, he indicated that this is a common problem with the surburbans, envoy's and Yukons. My concern is that how much longer would I driven before the bearing totally buned up and caused the loss of steering? I had the wheel bearing assembly replaced at a $494. 70 expense to me and it is currently driving fine. The vehicle had 46,369 miles on it at the time of failure.