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Automatic Transmission Problems of GMC Yukon - part 1



GMC Yukon owners have reported 48 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 01/14/2011

This needs to be looked at by gm. My uncle has a 2008 GMC Yukon xl 4wd. When it is put in park it will roll away on its own. We first noticed it about 3 weeks ago, but thought it had to been that it was on ice or something and it rolled about 40-50 feet back. Well last Saturday I was helping to unload groceries out of it with my mom and uncle. Just as I pulled the last bag out it rolled back. I seen the tires rolling. It almost ran me over, but I moved just in time to have it knock me on to my knees. Well the driver door was open and it caught me and dragged me about 40-50 feet. Well the tail gate hit me in the back of the head then the door got my arm pretty good. I am now going to the doctor for this. Today, we moved it to see what it would do and sure enough it did it right away as to where before it would take 15-20 min. It was just parked, with the emergency brake on and low and behold it rolled away again. When it drug me before, I got in it afterwards and it was in park. Not a driver error at all. I looked online and there are 2 other stories similar to this. Someone is going to get killed by this issue if it is not dealt with. If it would of run over me, I would of died and it came damn close. We are going to set up an appointment Monday to take it in. Is there anything you need to know, like where when and so on? it left me in pretty well constant pain from putting my back and neck out of place and my arm hurts all the time. So please look into this before someone gets killed!.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2011 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 01/10/2011

The contact owns a 2011 GMC Yukon denali. The contact stated that while driving at speeds of 55-60 mph and trying to apply the brakes, the vehicle would shimmy. He did not have complete control of the vehicle and he felt that it was unsafe to drive. The contact stated that the check brake system light illuminated twice. Furthermore, the transmission shifted "hard" at times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they would return his call. The current mileage was approximately 6,000. The failure mileage was 325.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 07/13/2010

While returning home from a camping trip, sudden loss of 3rd and 4th gears in transmission. We were traveling on the freeway, towing a trailer when this occurred. (the vehicle is equipped with factory tow package. ) in researching this problem, I was surprised that gm has opened a couple of TSB's relating to it.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 4
Failure Date: 06/02/2010

Vehicle has transmission defect. Merging into traffic is very dangerous. The transmission often selects too high of a gear and there is no power for the vehicle to accelerate. This puts the driver/passengers in danger due to oncoming traffic. After several seconds, the vehicle will sometimes downshift into too low of a gear, causing it to lunge forward at an extremely high rate of speed that is difficult to control. Happens all the time. Dealer and GMC have looked at the vehicle several times and refuse to fix the problem saying it is normal operation.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 5
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

Vehicle has transmission defect. Merging into traffic is very dangerous. The transmission often selects too high of a gear and there is no power for the vehicle to accelerate. This puts the driver/passengers in danger due to oncoming traffic. After several seconds, the vehicle will sometimes downshift into too low of a gear, causing it to lunge forward at an extremely high rate of speed that is difficult to control. Happens all the time. Dealer and GMC have looked at the vehicle several times and refuse to fix the problem saying it is normal operation.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 6
Failure Date: 03/19/2010

My 2008 GMC Yukon xl has transmission problems. Two separate dealerships have replaced the transmission seals twice. The car kicks back upon acceleration quite frequently, at all speeds. Three weeks ago, I was merging onto the freeway at about 45 mph and the car accelerated only without kicking into gear, causing another car to almost hit me. After about 15 seconds the gear finally kicked in really hard throwing my son and myself forward. It was very scary. I had the second dealership come and flat bed tow the car in out of fear of driving the vehicle. I received notification that the seals were lose and tighten and nothing else was wrong. One week later I am having the same issue. The vehicle is kicking back and sometimes does stops shifting into gear as I am trying to accel, the vehicle moves then it stops being able to continue. I am calling the dealership again today. I am wondering if there have been any other issues with this vehicles year, make and model. What should I do continue to try to resolve the problem with the car and take a chance of having something bad happening to myself and three children. This is really becoming scary and quite bothersome. I purchased this car for its safety and size and have to keep downsizing while this is being ineffectively repaired. What should I do?.


car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 GMC Yukon 7
Failure Date: 01/01/2010

Transmission issues especially in downshifting.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 GMC Yukon 8
Failure Date: 03/20/2009

The contact owns a 1999 GMC Yukon. On April 20, 2009, the vehicle would not accelerate past 20 mph. There had been no prior failures with the transmission since purchasing the vehicle used in January of 2009. In addition, there were alignment issues that caused the tires to explode, tie rod failure, brake failure, and the fuel gauge displays the incorrect amount of fuel in the vehicle. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 5/27/09 the upper and lower ball joints, lower ball joints, idler arm, steering gear, rack and pinion were all replaced. Updated 06/02/09.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 9
Failure Date: 08/18/2008

On all 4 occasions, the 2008 Yukon hybrid, lunges forward at low speeds, looses brakes, power steering and all power. Every time it has to be towed to the dealer. This has happened 4 times since August 2008. The first time there was a fire in the fuse box, then while the dealer had the vehicle, it caught on fire again. The dealer keeps telling me that it is fixed and safe to drive. The Yukon is back at the dealer and I am not taking it back. This vehicle is very dangerous and the government needs to look into this right away. I now have an attorney and we are contacting gm as well.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 10
Failure Date: 11/04/2007

This new vehicle has shifting problems. Sometimes the rpms will reverse when you stomp on the gas. It doesn't respond. This is a safety issue in that if you pull out into traffic, you may or may not get the acceleration needed to avoid impact. The transmission goes crazy. The local GMC certified repair service tech said that they have been instructed not to try to work on the system. GMC is aware of the problem, but there are no solutions. It will actually miss and loose rpm's when you accelerate in mountain terrains. It is only somewhat reliable in highway travel that is flat. Someone is going to get killed soon if not addressed immediately.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 11
Failure Date: 06/10/2007

The contact owns a 2003 GMC Yukon denali. The contact stated that everytime he activated his left turn signal, the hazard warning lights would illuminate. Secondly, the gauges on the instrument control panel were inoperative. Thirdly, the battery constantly failed without warning. Lastly, when switching gears on the vehicle, the contact heard a loud knocking noise. He took the vehicle to the dealer on numerous occasions and a technician replaced the battery and alternator twice, and the entire instrument control panel as well. Even after all of the repairs were made, the electrical failures still persist. The manufacturer did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 33,000 and current mileage was 47,400.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 12
Failure Date: 03/09/2007

Driving at about 20 miles per hour, excelled to get past another vehicle and the vehicle basically stopped, threw us(kids, myself) back, almost in a whiplash type manner. As I tried to excel the engine just revved and the car would not move. I put into 3rd, but when I made a stop I had to put into 2nd. Stopped again, had to go to first, wouldn't move in any other gear and barely in first. I was near the dealer thank goodness and pulled in there.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 13
Failure Date: 11/06/2006

A service light in the brand new 2007 GMC Yukon denali xl came on in the vehicle. After the service team evaluated the vehicle, we were told that the control module in the vehicle would need to be replaced. A couple of days later, we received a call informing that the entire transmission in the brand new vehicle needed replacement and this concerns us for many reasons. This is a brand new vehicle with less than 4000 miles and we need to have our transmission replaced! we noticed before the light came on in the vehicle that the truck would sometimes slip while driving and we thought that it was breaking in, now we realize that it was much more serious and that this problem could have turned into something much larger. Our transmission could have locked while we were driving or worse while driving injuring us or others on the road. The transmission has been replaced, but has the source of the original problem been solved???.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 14
Failure Date: 09/22/2006

2007 GMC denali rolled backward after key was removed and vehicle in "park". Consumer was unable to stop vehicle as it rolled about 100 yards in length down approximately 20 feet. Consumer could have received major injuries as vehicle went over a 4 foot wall during incident and she was unable to get in to attempt to stop, but had to hang on steering wheel in order to not get run over.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 15
Failure Date: 09/11/2006

2003 GMC Yukon awd w/ stabilitrak. 40,000 mi. : when accelerating from a stop, the "traction active" dash display will very often come on, the powertrain disengages and I have to let up on gas until transmission re-engages. This has been occurring since September, numerous times a day. I have almost been rear-ended, since the drivers behind me presuppose I will continue accelerating. A gm dealer, after exam & diagnostics, could find no problem, even after being advised about possible "wheel corrosion. " in the meantime of course, it continues. An entry in edmunds "car space" has referred me to "document id#1819672 202 GMC truck GMC k sierra 4wd; subject: product safety - front wheel speed sensor corrosion #05068b - (04/21/2006). This seems to be a dangerous, serious problem which should merit a recall.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 16
Failure Date: 07/01/2006

Automatic transmission mode (4x4, 4x2, awd) shifting problems and changing from selection by itself; recurring in nature; vehicle dragging; abrupt jerking - multiple incidents and multiple repairs; only constant is that the problem always comes back and continues to this day; only service provider to have worked on this issue is swope GMC in louisville, ky. .

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon 17
Failure Date: 02/05/2006

: the contact stated while driving 55mph the vehicle lost speed without warning. The first and second gears operated at decreased speeds and the reverse gear did not activate. Upon inspection the dealership determined the transmission needed to be replaced, but the replacement has not been completed.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1997 GMC Yukon 18
Failure Date: 12/22/2005

I was driving home when my vehicle would not accelerate anymore. After pushing the truck home and upon further inspection found that the transmission casing was cracked. The cost to replace transmission with a remanufactured one was approximately $2200. 00 , not includind labor. The cracked transmission is still available.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 19
Failure Date: 11/20/2005

: the contact stated the vehicle was unable to be placed into reverse gear. The vehicle was driven for awhile before it was taken to the dealership. While at the dealership, diagnostic tests were performed. The problem was with the reverse input piston seal. It was cut and not holding proper pressure. The seal was replaced however the vehicle was still having the problem after repairs were made. The vehicle was taken to 2 other dealerships where diagnostic tests were performed. The dealerships are unable to duplicate the problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 20
Failure Date: 11/10/2005

The contact stated when he was exiting the vehicle, with the engine off it began to roll down the driveway. He took the vehicle to the dealership, and they found the bolt that holds the shaft in the transmission was stripped. The bolt was replaced. Then, while exiting a parking lot, the vehicle shifted from drive to neutral on its own. The indicator still read drive, but would not go. He stated the steering column did register that the vehicle was in drive, and when driving over a bump, it shifted into neutral. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, they contacted the manufacturer, and they stated tissues normal. The dealership stated they adjusted cables, but the work order he received showed that nothing was done. The driver side mirror wasn't holding, it would fold. The navigation radio system was replaced. The headliner was replaced. Updated 01/23/06.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 21
Failure Date: 11/01/2005

Ever since I bought it in oct 2004, I felt this jumping of the truck after I stopped and started to accelerate it would do this, I called in and they told me that maybe because it was new, it may be doing that , I took it in last week because the engine light was lit and there was a strange burning smell on , it and there was also the recall of the back seats, and a light sensor loose, it was returned to me after a few days, and they said that it was because the gas cap was loose? that was the worst excuse that I have heard, I am still having that problem, but I just don't want to take it anymore because they are going to come out with the some lame excuse , and still have the problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon 22
Failure Date: 09/28/2005

2001 Yukon xl SUV with 81182 miles on it. Transmission made a popping sound (no forward gears, but reverse gears). SUV has upgraded transmission that had a supposedly better model "front planet" part per GMC transmission specialist. That supposedly superior "front planet" split into (2) parts inside the transmission although it is one molded piece. Resulting explosion of metal caused a $2703. 52 transmission rebuild. I have the digital photos and the actual failed parts!.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 23
Failure Date: 06/13/2005

2005 GMC Yukon xl gear shifts can be moved when the ignition is turned to the accessory position. When in any position, the brake must be applied. Gm suggested that this was normal operation.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Yukon 24
Failure Date: 12/19/2004

I have three separate complaints: 1) in December 2004 I was driving on the freeway, then suddenly there was a loud crashing sound that came from underneath of the hood of my Yukon. It was apparent that something came apart from underneath the hood because when I looked in the rear view mirror, and then pulled over to the shoulder of the freeway; there was nothing visible in any of the freeway lanes which would indicate that I ran over something. Whatever came apart, you could hear it being drug from the front, all the way to the rear of the truck. It tore the entire left fender well apart, it cut a whole into my left custom tire, and it caused me to lose control of the vehicle , almost causing me to have an accident. My husband took the truck to the nearest GMC dealer for this problem, and the service person told him that we would be charged for them to look into this matter. My husband was also told that we would have to endure the cost to have the left rear fender well that was damaged from this incident. (2) in March 2005 my Yukon's digital reading kept stating service air bag. Also, it displayed the picture of a person in the seat with the airbag deployed. I should not be having these problems with a vehicle that is fairly new, that has only 18,007 miles on it. I purchased this vehicle for safety purposes, and now I have to deal with defects that the dealer is not willing repair at no cost to me. (3) the transmission is shifting gears very roughly, and at times when it is placed into reverse or drive it jerks very hard, and other times when proceeding to drive it drags as if it has no power.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon 25
Failure Date: 11/02/2004

The vehicle was parked and not running, however the consmer was able to apply the shifter from park to drive as well as reverse. Please fill in additional information. The vehicle began to move in the off position when the key was not in the ignition due to the shifter moving from the park position.