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Automatic Transmission Column Shift Problems of GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon owners have reported 7 problems related to automatic transmission column shift (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission Column Shift problem of the 2002 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 02/24/2008

On 2/24/2008 I tried to move the automatic gear select lever on my 2002 GMC Yukon xl to the park position. The gear select lever would not move into the park position. As a result, I could not remove the keys or stop the vehicle from moving while sitting in my garage. I could place it in any gear except park. After looking around the base of the shift lever, I noticed a part of a broken spring stuck in the pivot point of the gear shift lever. I removed the broken spring parts and the shift lever will now move to park. As a result of the return spring being broken the lever now moves freely and we have to manually move it towards the front of the vehicle to stop the engine and remove the keys. With the vehicle running, and the gear shift lever moved towards the rear of the vehicle all the indicator lights for the transmission turn off, at this point it is unknown what gear the vehicle is in. I called my local chevorlet dealer on 2/25/08 and they said this is my problem and I would have to pay to even get diagnosis or estimate for the repair. I feel this is a safety issue, I don't think this should ever happen to any vehicle.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Column Shift problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 04/23/2004

Vehicle was shut off when consumer's child shifted the gear shift from park into drive. This caused the vehicle to drift down on the road and hit a parked vehicle. The new ignition system did not allow the consumer to turn the key toward the driver for accessory use when the engine was off and in park. When in accessory mode, the brakes did not have to be applied to shift the gears. This incident occurred as the consumers child had gotten of his car seat and climbed to the drivers seat.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Column Shift problem of the 1997 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 08/19/2003

I put my 1 year old in his car seat and went around the other side to continue fastening in my other two toddlers, brooke, 4, and mason, 3, into their seats as well. Once I got inside the drivers seat, before starting the vehicle, I had realized that I had better get another bottle out of the refrigerator. While I was inside the house, my 3 year old, mason, climbed out of his seat and jumped into the drivers seat and began playing with the steering wheel. He had turned the key switch a fourth of an inch, not even to the first click (on position), and successfully pulled down the gear shifter into neutral (obviously without applying his foot to the brake). As I was coming back out of the house, I see my car and three children going backwards down my driveway with mason behind the wheel, on his knees yelling "uh OH, uh OH!". I ran, screaming out my childs name, in an attempt to close the drivers side door so he couldn't fall out but didnt make it in time. They went straight up a bank and into the woods plowing through three trees. Sounds of glass shattering and childrens cry surrounded my head. Finally, the vehicle came to a sudden halt. It says on the dash of my vehicle you must apply brake in order to pull out of park . The service managers diagnosis of my vehicle being of normal operation is in fact a contradiction to what all manuals state. This defect almost took the lives of my three very young children. I would greatly appreciate some professional assistance and concern in this matter. People need to be aware of this malfunction to avoid future accidents. My story continues and is in much furthur detail but your email page won't allow me to continue. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you and god bless!.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Column Shift problem of the 1998 GMC Yukon 4
Failure Date: 12/16/2000

Have bad vibrations when in 4-wheel drive.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Column Shift problem of the 1998 GMC Yukon 5
Failure Date: 12/16/2000

Have bad vibration after having 4-wheel drive inspected.

car image   Automatic Transmission Column Shift problem of the 1999 GMC Yukon 6
Failure Date: 05/22/1999

Noticed oil spots on garage floor. Drove to GMC dealer for repair. First repair, dealer incorrectly diagnosed problem as fuel filter leak. Second repair, I indicated that the leak was from transfer case not fuel filter. Dealer removed/reinstalled transfer case to replace defective/install a new seal ring to correct problem.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Column Shift problem of the 1998 GMC Yukon 7

Have bad vibration when in 4-wheel drive.

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