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Axle Assembly Problems of GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon owners have reported 7 problems related to axle assembly (under the power train category).

car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 2004 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 11/12/2007

Contact owns 2004 GMC Yukon denali. The vinyl on instrument panel and console between seats is peeling. Dealer stated that the failure is not covered under warranty. Current mileage is 75,600 updated 01/08/08 the consumer stated the right axle was leaking. The blower motor was replaced. The odometer was off. It was reading 1 mile faster than the actual speed the consumer was driving. The consumer stated the transmission was slipping when shifting from reverse to drive. Updated.

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car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 06/21/2001

While driving about 35 mph rear axle disattached from vehicle without prior warning. Vehicle had to be towed to a garage, and they told consumer that cause was some bubbles on axle.

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car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 05/27/2001

Inside the rear axle assembly, the carrier part # 12471391 completly sheared from the pumpkin. The only thing holding the axle and wheel in place was a c-clamp. I did not notice anything wrong with the suspension other than a pulling to the right which I had taken it to the dealer for previously only to be told that there is nothing wrong with it. It finally took out the front bearing and started to make a howling noise upon acceleration. I quit driving the vehicle at this point. If I had not quit driving the vehicle the tire and axle would of completely walked away from the vehicle and could of caused great harm to me and my family. The manufactor was not willing to pay to replace this defective part at first. According to the dealer the carrier was a defective part from the manufactor due to a bad casting. The vehicle was just 85 days outside an extended warrenty purchased with the truck. The dealer did buy a new carrier and had it installed at a 50/50 cost on the labor. I had to buy the new bearings, have the axles checked for tru-ness, have the vehicle towed to the dealer, and find alternative transportation for a month at my expense. I work for the manufactor gm in janesville wisconsin where the truck was built and they did back in this model year have a shipment of defective rear axles come into the plant some were fixed because of a howling noise before they left the manufactor, I believe some were not. The rear carrier shows signs of fractures in the metal that have been there a long time and also shows new fractures that are rough and where the part finally let loose and sheared completely. I believe that GMC should of covered this defective part 100%. Please call me if you need additional info. I still do have the defective part in my possesion. Thank you, jeanette taormino.

car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1997 GMC Yukon 4
Failure Date: 06/13/2000

Premature failure of the parts at low mileage. No safety defect listed.

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car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1999 GMC Yukon 5
Failure Date: 11/03/1999

Dealer verified problem with driveline at startup or stopping. Dealer stated this is a problem with Yukon,tahoe, escalade, and GMC/Chevrolet full size trucks. Problem has been present for the last 3 years with no corrective action. Dealer will charge customer to lube the "spline" as a temp fix. Hood flutter in wind, service bulletin was issued for 2000 denali, needs to include 1999 year(same body style) see bulletin #000863007. Hood "crowl" was replace by dealer, new replacement does not fit correctly, dealer recommended gluing in place. Not correct fix.

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car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1999 GMC Yukon 6

Vehicle had a rusted rear axle that was not diagnosed by the dealership that sold this vehicle. However, the rims and tires were oversized to muffle the sound, and hide the noise which would have sent out a signal that there were problems with this vehicle.

car image   Axle Assembly problem of the 1999 GMC Yukon 7

Vehicle had a rusted rear axle that was not diagnosed by the dealership that sold this vehicle. However, the rims and tires were oversized to muffle the sound and hide the noise which would have sent out a signal that there were problems with this vehicle.