GMC Yukon owners have reported 25 problems related to brake abs warning light (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of GMC Yukon based on all problems reported for the Yukon.
I bought this SUV from legends auto sale. After I bought it, I notice the engine bay was real rusty like its been in water or driven over lots of water. I didnt get a car fax at time of purchases but did car fax myself , and it appeared that vehicle is from new orleans. With all the dirt and grim coming out of vehicle its diffently from new orleans. So far I replaced new pads and rotors, master cylinder, brake switch, new spark plugs and wires. The problem occurring now is that my trac light and abs light will come on after half hour of driving and car seizes up and I'm unable to accelerate. I would have to shut off engine and let rest for half hour to an hour before lights goes away and I'm able to move again. I'm not sure but it might be due to it being in the flood thus causing corrosion and rusting in all parts of vehicle. I don't have documents on me at this time as I misplaced it but can get it again and upload image.
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While approaching an intersection I applied the brakes the pedal went to the floor abs light came on and the was total brake failure. Guided the vehicle off the road and had it towed to the shop. They found rusted brake lines at the abs valve along with a rusted backing plate for the valve. In order to improve vehicle safety the lines will all be replaced with stainless steel so this doesn't happen again. This is a very poor design since a single failure should not cause total failure of a supposed dual breaking system.
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Brought Yukon in to koons GMC in manassas, virginia in 2012 for two recalls which I was told were both done along with getting an estimate for $3300 for largely an intake manifold. I have called gm corp and been told many times over that past two years as more cars have been added to recall lists that there were no remaining recalls for my vehicle; now gm corporate says the wheel sensor recall (necessary to avoid low speed crashes) was actually never performed and gm corporate cannot explain why I have been told by both dealerships in the DC area and gm corporate over the past two years (exceeding 10 total calls) since that there were no remaining recalls left to perform on this Yukon. Presumably the headrest recall I brought it into koons in manassas, va as a second afterthought to the wheel sensor recall was the only thing they ended up doing other than giving me an estimate for over $3300 for work that has never needed to be done. My unanswered question to gm corporate was "I�s this how your going to handle the ignition recalls?" additionally, gm claims to be unable to answer the question of whether my ignition switch is the same in design as any of those that have been recalled. Do americans citizens not have the right to at least that much "proprietary"-protected information from gm? gm corporate's specialist claimed to object to my mentioning that I, too, might record the call. Koons also never noticed that the previous owner had broken out the abs light because prior to the recall (which should have later tipped me off that they did not actually clean the wheel sensor and check the abs light since it was not on the $3300 estimate of necessary repairs), because nobody really knew then why the abs light would stay on. I believe this was a retaliatory act. I mentioned to koons asnd gm corporate before service that I was disabled.
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Driving through town when the car started slamming into gear. Right before, the abs warning light came on and the dash said "stabilitrack disengaged". Car started beeping and lost power. When I was able, pulled over and shut down car. It would not start. Towed it to the dealer and they had difficulty diagnosing. Ultimately replace ip junction box and fp gateway. Same thing happened again 10,000 miles later.
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Our dashboard abs indicator light came on. When we shut the vehicle off, a buzzing motor sound still kept running. We unplugged the battery so it would not run down. We looked on the internet and found a ton of other people have had the same incidents. We noticed that many of the people who experienced the exact problems we were having, also had brake issues while driving. We reconnected our battery, disconnected the abs module and the motor sound stopped, but now we don't have the abs system activated. Is there a recall for this? it seems as though it is a recurring problem for many people and because it involves the brake system it seems very dangerous. According to other people it is very expensive to repair as well (approx. $1500. 00). Has GMC addressed this? we have a suburban Yukon xl, 2001.
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Abs light came on when backing out of driveway. Drove 3 miles to a meeting. When ignition turned off the light went out but I could hear a hum. Unable to locate source of hum. Spent 5 hours in meeting and hum was still present. Car started ok but abs light came back on. Late in day so I took to local firestone service. They determined it was the abs pump. It was so hot it blistered my finger when I touched it. Tapped on pump housing to get it to go off but no success. Only way to stop pump was to remove fuse from fuseblock under hood. I am glad I discovered this. If it had been my wife the car most likely would have been put back in our garage without notice of the hum. May have caught fire. Are there any examples of this model, or other models having same or similar abs pump and abs computer, catching fire? there is something wrong with the circuit logic. It should "fail safe", I. E. Detect this malfunction and disconnect power. The part has not been removed; it has just been disabled by removing fuse.
(recall 05v-379) abs light has been coming on intermittently for about 4 years now. We have taken to numerous mechanics to no avail. Now after looking into recalls, I find that there actually was a solution, but we were never notified because we don't live in the correct area of the country. But we do live close to the affected area. I purchased the car used only 3 years after it was made. This vehicle could have been in the affected area prior to our purchase. We would like to be included in the recall. My teenage daughter drove this vehicle to school and dropped off our 8 year old to school for two years. This recall should have been expanded so that I was aware of it to keep my family safe.
The contact owns a 2002 GMC Yukon xl. The contact stated that while approaching an intersection, the abs warning light illuminated and the vehicle vibrated as the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle did not stop when the brakes were applied and was in the intersection before it finally stopped. The braking issues persisted as the vehicle was continuously driven. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the electronic brake control module had failed and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The current and failure mileage was 156,000.
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The contact owns a 2000 GMC Yukon denali. While driving 20 mph the abs light came on. The contact applied the brakes but the vehicle failed to stop. Whenever the abs light was not illuminated the vehicle began to drive normally. The failure has occurred intermittently on a daily basis. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42000. The current mileage was 70000. Updated 03/14/10 the consumer requested the file to be closed. According to the dealer, the diagnosis had nothing to do with the recall. Updated 04/29/10.
The left front wheel nearly fell off our 2002 Yukon 1500 slt. We had just stopped to pay a toll on the maine turnpike. As we drove out of the toll booth, my husband had difficulty controlling the vehicle. A terrible grinding noise came from the left front end of our car. The abs light flashed on. Gripping the wobbly steering wheel, my husband guided the vehicle across several lanes of traffic into the narrow breakdown lane. The left front wheel was almost completely off the vehicle. Cars and trucks whizzed by dangerously close as my husband tried to reposition the wheel and tighten the bolts that had loosened. Two hundred miles from home, and a few miles from our destination, we hobbled on. My husband stopped repeatedly to retighten the bolts. We got off the turnpike and inched along slowly on back roads. Still, this final leg of our journey was treacherous. Steering was all but impossible. We nearly went off the road. When finally safely stopped, the tire and metal wheel parts were so hot, they had to be hosed down. Smoke came from the wheel. The metal was scorched. The caliper holding the wheel was severely bent, the brakes destroyed, and the inside of the wheel scored and charred. Parts had disintegrated. The bearings were gone. It is incredible we were able to drive even 10 miles. If I had been behind the wheel, instead of my husband, I would have lost control of the car. If the problem had manifested itself as we hurtled down the highway instead of exiting a toll booth, the wheel surely would have flown off the car into traffic. I shudder to think of the consequences. Our two young sons were in the back seat. We were very lucky, but are now minus a vehicle we need. It sits where we left it, 200 miles away. We need to bring it home, but the tow charge will be prohibitively expensive, not to mention the repairs. This should not have happened. We never received any notice of known problems related to an issue with this Yukon's wheels. Why not?.
2004 GMC Yukon denali - traction control message comes on after a stop when you start to go again and it feels like the vehicle does not want to go. The vehicle started doing this about 20k. We have taken it in several times for this issue but could not figure out what it was due to no code in the computer. Finally at 47k we took it in again and made the dealership ride with us and the truck did this, they replaced a sensor but now we are have several other issues that we never had before, the abs light is coming on, service stability light and the traction control off light come on. I can't believe after all this time they can't figure it out, it is getting very costly having the truck in every few weeks.
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2002 Yukon w/abs light on and some kind of motor running even if my vehicle is off. The next morning my battery was dead. I took it to a dealership who told me that I needed a new abs module/pump and it would cost between $950 to $1,200 to fix. They disconnected the motor to keep from running and draining my battery. I have not had any problems with my brakes, they are fine. Brakes were inspected and passed inspection. Called GMC recall line and was told there was no recall for 2002 Yukons in texas.
Abs light came on; drove a few days after that. While driving at approximately 7 miles per hour, I tried to stop for a light and nearly hit car in front of me. Brakes rumbled to a halt, fortunately. Took car to brake check, had to have bolts on hub bearing replaced. Contacted GMC to help share in cost of repair, as there has been a recall (2002 GMC Yukon recall id from NHTSA: 05v379000 ) in certain "salt belt states", due to corrosion. They refused any assistance because 1) car is out of warranty (I have 82,000 miles on it), 2) I didn't take it to a gm dealer, and 3) there hasn't been a recall issued specifically for my car!.
I have a 2001 GMC Yukon slt, and I have had an abs issue. I heard a constant running sound, even when the vehicle is not running. Narrowed it down to the abs, and had to pull the fuse to stop it. Now my brake & abs lights are constantly illuminated. The dealers will not fix it, just replace them. Which is around a grand to do. Since there is no recall outside the "salt belt" states they won't help us. I've found someone in the area with the same problem. I research it online, and see it appears to be an common safety problem. There is a recall out, but does not apply here in fort walton beach, florida. In which were are on the coast an subject to salt waters of the gulf coast. I've noticed it on NHTSA campaign id # 05v379000. It affects "salt belt" states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maryland, massachusetts, maine, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhoda island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia only. . . . Please extend recall area for other locations that have the same problem. Maybe coastal areas, etc.
I have a 2001 GMC Yukon slt, and I have had an abs problem, although there was not one specific instance, which caused it. I heard a constant running sound, even when the vehicle was not running. Narrowed it down to the abs, and had to pull the fuse to stop it. Now, my brake & abs lights constantly illuminated. It had me at a disadvantage. I am a father of 2, and we often transport our parents. Generally do most traveling in the Yukon, but now apprehensive about the idea of it. Do not want to subject the family to such. I deploy a lot, and don't want my wife to drive it in this condition. I tried to take it to the GMC dealers awhile back. The dealers will not fix it, just replaced them. Which was around a grand to do. Since there was no recall outside the salt belt states they won't help us. I found someone in the area with the same problem. I researched it online, and it appeared to be an common safety problem. There was a recall, but it did not apply here in fort walton beach, florida. In which were are on the coast subject to salt waters of the gulf coast. I noticed it on recall NHTSA campaign id # 05v379000. It affected salt belt states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maryland, massachusetts, maine, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia only. . . . Please extend recall area for other locations that have the same problem. Maybe coastal areas, etc.
The contact owns 1999 GMC Yukon. The contact stated that there was a recall on this model/make and year. But this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The consumer has contacted the manufacturer regarding this issue. The consumer states while applying the brakes, 9 out of 10 times it felt as though it kept stopping, but did not completely stop. A local mechanic stated it was a problem with the abs system. The mechanic inspected the vehicle thoroughly then replaced the rear brake pads. The abs light did not illuminate, indicating a problem with the braking system.
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There was recall for the brakes, but the consumers state was not included. The abs system light illuminated. The consumer had someone look at it and was told it was not working properly. It still stops and doesn't make any type of funny noise. The abs light and emergency light stays on all the time. This started around August 15, 2005. The consumer has not taken the vehicle to the dealer.
The contact was slowing down to come to a stop and the abs light and parking light came on. He increased his stopping distance in order to get the vehicle to come to a stop. Took the vehicle to the dealer; they hooked it up to a diagnostic machine. The dealer stated it needed a new electronic box. There was no free remedy to fix the box. The seat belt on the passenger's side in the second row of the vehicle locked in the buckle, other times it will come loose while in the seat belt. Also when turning the vehicle to the right or left one could hear a clicking sound. The dealer was not willing to fix it free of charge.
While driving on the interstate the owner saw the abs light come on and didn't know what it was. This occurred in July 2005. The owner returned home from a trip. The owner heard a noise and thought it was a refrigerator in the garage. The noise continued all night. Then the owner took the vehicle to mechanic, and upon inspection, he noted abs motor kept running and had to be replaced. The mechanic unhooked the abs motor. The noise quit, but the abs light was still on. The owner knew about the abs unit module recall , and wondered if this it related to the motor having to be replaced. She did not have problems with the abs activating. This recall 05v379000. This vehicle was not included in the recall, according to her dealership.
Contact states the abs comes on while driving approximately 5 mph, causing the manual brakes to pump at low speed, leading to extended stopping distances. The service dealer replaced the right front hub and the sensor. The abs light did not illuminate, indicating there were some problems with the abs. This occurred during normal weather conditions.
Abs light has been coming on and going off since last month. Now, abs light is staying on. Brake pedal must be pushed all the way down, and this results in extended stopping distance. The problem is occurring at any speed. This problem occurs during all weather conditions, and problem is gradual worsening. Vehicle has been regularly serviced. Service records are available. In addition, keyless entry system has not been working. It has been repaired in the past. Now the keyless entry system hatch in not working again.
The contact stated there was a recall for this make and model, but his vehicle was not included in the recall. The abs activated while applying the brakes at low speeds. There was vibration in the brake pedal, and extended stopping distance when the brakes were applied. The abs light did not illuminate, indicating a problem with the brakes. The problem became progressively worse over the past year. The service dealer stated that they duplicated the problem, and it was the same problem as indicated on the recall.
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Problems with 2001 Yukon xl's abs equipment. The dealer was notified several times about defective emergency brakes, however they fell to fix the problem. The repairs were very expensive. Please help in compensating the consumer for defective vehicle. The abs light illuminated, the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was advised the electronic brake module needed to be replaced.
Nar 05/28/2003 the consumer brakes locked in a major traffic jam due to sensor failure and the cost of repairs were approx $455. 00.
Consumer complained about vehicle hesitation. Dealer was contacted, and had replaced the throttle body sensor. Also abs light turned on dash, as well as the gauges. Dealer was contacted ands stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle.
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