Check Engine Light On Problems of GMC Yukon - part 1

GMC Yukon owners have reported 35 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling 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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 07/17/2017

Engine failure at 64,000 miles. Drove vehicle from home and then vehicle immediately began shaking violently. Truck driving fine up until that point. No warning signs. No check engine light beforehand. Vehicle now at GMC dealership and needs new engine for up to $10,000. GMC is not covering the expense. Gave $2,000 towards the repair. Vehicle past warranty period. Engine should last longer than 64,000 miles. Regularly maintained.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 06/04/2017

The check engine light came on along with the service traction control and service stabilitrac lights while driving on the street near home. The truck immediately loss power and I had to limp back home. After getting the vehicle to the dealer, I'm told that the engine has a collapsed lifter in cylinder seven. I don't understand how an engine can experience that type of failure with only 44. 000 miles. I contacted gm and their stance is regardless of low mileage, the vehicle is out of warrantee. This issue presents a serious hazard, because a failure like this, if occurred on a highway could cause a catastrophic event with the sudden loss of engine power. Not to mention the financial burden as it cost me $3700 to have the engine repaired. In checking consumer complaints, this is not an isolated incident. The gm 5. 3l engine is notorious for this malfunction. When talking with a gm corporate rep I stated, I believe this to be a design flaw, or defect part, but was blown off because I'm out of warrantee. What happened to standing behind your product?.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 05/24/2017

The service stabilitrak light comes on along with the check engine light causing the truck to shut off or not move. This has happened while am on the freeway, city street and stopped at a stop light. I have took my truck in for the same problem more then four times and same issue keeps happening.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 GMC Yukon 4
Failure Date: 02/21/2017

2010 Yukon xl slt 4wd with 5. 3l v8 at 122,000 mi. The vehicle was in motion traveling at approximately 55 mph on highway. Check engine light illuminated, then check stabilitrack, then engine power reduced.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 GMC Yukon 5
Failure Date: 12/29/2016

I was on the highway driving through boston in the fast lane, going about 70mph when all of a sudden the stability control light came on with the check engine light and the engine reduced power light and my vehicle totally lost power to the gas pedal. I was able to get into the slow lane but my vehicle was not able to go faster than 35mph and there was hardly power to my gas pedal. Luckily, I made it to an off ramp, as I started to come to a stop, the engine was running very rough and it felt like it was shaking the vehicle back and forth. I barely made it into a empty parking lot and shut the engine off. I managed to make it to my mechanic, who got a throttle sensor code from the engine. He told me about a special coverage adjustment #12273b from GMC, regarding this exact issue and told me to take it to GMC. GMC told me, my vehicle isn't listed for this adjustment, even though, it says it should cover 2008-20111 GMC Yukons. Apparently, GMC said my VIN isn't listed as having the faulty part. I almost died this morning in the fast lane in boston with the exact problem GMC describes in the 12273b. GMC said I'm not covered and have to pay out of pocket. Obsurd.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 6
Failure Date: 11/01/2016

My stabitity trac control lot popped on, check engine light, tire pressure light and now my low oil pressure light popped on saying stop engine.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon 7
Failure Date: 12/21/2015

While traveling at highway speeds the engine stopped working / stalled. Shifting to neutral and trying to start the vehicle was not successful. The vehicle without the assistance of power steering or power brakes had to be carefully stopped . This was extremely dangerous! after looking at an on-line forum, the vehicle with the 8. 1 liter engin had some vehicles recalled with a cam lobe sensor fault which causes this to happen. After contacting the dealer, they told me that my vehicle was not in this recall. However, when the vehicle was new, they had already replace the same part when the vehicle was 3-5 months old. I questioned them as to the replacement part as the first part only caused the check engine light, not completely disabling the engine. It may be they replace the factory original part with a part which was defective and covered by the recall. In eather case, a engine on heavy duty vehicle which quits and disables the normal brakes and steering is extremely dangerous.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 8
Failure Date: 12/09/2015

I'm driving and all of the sudden the stability and traction controls lights start flashing, the check engine light comes on and it goes into 1st gear and won't shift out. It takes about 15 seconds to go from driving 60 miles and air down to 10. GMC had it a total of 7 weeks in the winter of 2015/2016 and couldn't find the problem. Doing it again now7/7/2016. Took it to another dealer. They think it's a wiring problem but can't find it either. Told me would just have to drive it till it gets worse. I noticed this last time it messed up that it had been shifting very hard that day. Very frustrating to pay that much for a vehicle you don't feel safe driving. Ready to trade but not sure I have much faith in gm vehicles after all the problems I've been reading about.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 9
Failure Date: 06/12/2015

While sitting idle my vehicle suddenly went into reduced engine power mode. I was able to get over and pull off the road and shut off the car. 5 minutes later the car started like there was no problem. Over the next few days the rep warning would show up and my car would suddenly lose power. I was crossing the road during one incident. However, when I would shut off the car and restart the check engine light would go away as would the rep warning. After a quick review online it is easy to find hundreds of people who have a similar issue. Gm will only diagnose and if the light is off when you get there there is nothing for them to do except take your money and say good luck.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

While driving on the highway with my cruise control set between 50-70mph, I began noticing my speedometer beginning to jump between 0-120mph causing the limiter to kick in and me losing the ability to control speed. Keep in mind I'm only going between 50-70mph. This later began occurring without the cruise control on. Shortly after this began happening another problem started. Now when the cruise control was set between 50-70mph, the engine would automatically accelerate maxing out the rpm's and sending the vehicle to approximately 80-90mph before I had to hit the brakes or completely cut off the cruise control. Later on when I would set the cruise control the vehicle would begin to jerk violently, revving high then going back to normal before revving high again and me shutting off the cruise control. There was never a check engine light the whole time this was happening. I immediately took it in to the dealer I purchased it from, randy marion GMC in huntersville, nc, to be checked. I was told that I had a bad mass air flow sensor. That was replaced but the problem was still occurring. I took it back a second time and they could not find anything wrong so I began reading blogs to see if anyone else has had this same problem. Some had similar issues and said the ignition coils may be bad. I had those checked and all were good. This vehicle has never been in an accident and I am the only owner. I've contacted gm, general motors, about this and was told that there were no recall issues but have yet to have my calls returned by the person handling this case. This vehicle is not safe and no one seems to be listening.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 11
Failure Date: 02/27/2015

While traveling on the interstate at speed (70) the stabilitrac light came on and reduced engine power message displayed. The rpm's went over 4k, then the Yukon slowed in traffic and I had to pull to the side before being run over. The accelerator was unresponsive at that time. I turned off the engine, waited about 5 minutes and then resumed driving using '3' to engage transmission instead of 'd' the check engine light remained on, but I made it to my destination 2 hours away.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 12
Failure Date: 02/18/2015

While my wife was driving on the interstate highway at 55mph, the SUV check engine light came on, followed by a traction control warning on the display, then the vehicle went into "limp mode", reducing power and speed to approx 20 mph. She turned on the hazards, and moved into the right lane as other vehicles went around her at the posted speed limit as the engine was bucking and missing. She exited the highway and limped the truck, barely getting up to 20 mph to a service shop. They scanned the codes, the only one there directed them to change the throttle body, ($580). The vehicle ran good for 3 days, then all the same bells and whistles came back. GMC service said they have no knowledge of a problem. Upon researching this online, I found it's far from uncommon. If this has not caused an accident yet, its only a matter of time. .

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 GMC Yukon 13
Failure Date: 12/12/2014

When the car is at idle in drive it becomes very rough (fluctuates up and down). This happens on and off and I have no check engine light on. Sometimes the car even feels like it is going to stall out. I have had it into the dealer and they admitted they feel it as well. They tried adjusting the motor mounts and that did not do it. After having in the dealer for several days they called me and said they can't find the issue. They told me they went into another 2015 GMC Yukon sle and started feeling the same issue. It was stated to me I might have to wait for more complaints on the vehicle to get to the root of the issue. It continues to idle roughly and I want to get this resolved.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 14
Failure Date: 12/08/2014

My 2008 Yukon xl is giving several error messages. Traction control off, service stabilitrac, check engine light remains on even after I've replaced the throttle position sensor, coil pack, full tune up nothing seems to fix the issue and I see that I'm not the only one experiencing this issue. Any insight on resolving this problem would be gladly appreciated it is also using more oil than usual.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 15
Failure Date: 10/27/2014

Without warning, check engine light, reduced power and stability system shut down dash board engine light came on and stayed on. Had engine code scanned (p2138, p0102) still problem is not resolved. Dealer was no help just wanted to sell parts that may fix it.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 16
Failure Date: 09/24/2014

As I was driving 'oil pressure is low, cut the engine off' warning came on and the oil light was on. That also triggered the traction control/stabilitrak light to come on. From then on whenever I drive the vehicle those lights come on as well as the check engine light. This is apparently a common problem with the GMC 2007 engine. There are multiple forms from chevy, Cadillac, and GMC where consumers that have these engines are experiencing this problem. When we take it to dealerships we are told to change the engine. I was just quoted over $8000 to change this engine. I can't even sell this truck without losing my shirt. We need help out here. Gm knows that this is a problem because the dealerships know. They are sweeping this under the rug until some people die because of it!.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 GMC Yukon 17
Failure Date: 04/10/2014

Driving 40mph in traffic and the engine turned off by itself, no power steering or brakes at this point, I was able to stop the vehicle in traffic and put my hazzards on while I tried to figure out what happened. The vehicle was acting as if it was still on and would not restart, I still had power to everything and the dashboard was displaying several error messages. Stabilitrack, traction control and engine reduced power and also the check engine light was on. Vehicle would not restart. After about 5 minutes the vehicle restarted and I was able to drive off, the check engine light stayed on for 2 days. This same exact occurence has occured again this time on 4/27. It also happened while parked on 3/1 with the engine running. I am having the vehicle serviced at a GMC dealership in carrollton texas today.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 18
Failure Date: 01/07/2014

Intermittently at hwy and side road speeds, truck will shut down, check engine light comes on and extremely rough idle and loss of engine power occurs. Have followed all recommended fixes but problem persists. Engine code 1516, throttle position sensor out f range +- . 05 volts. Scary problem, as this occurs without warning and causes immediate loss of speed. Many many complaints posted on the internet of this same problem but no GMC recommended fixes or assistance. Refuse to take this to a dealer and let them poke around at $95 / hour and or to throw parts at truck in hopes of correcting. GMC needs to address this potentially fatal problem.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 19
Failure Date: 10/13/2013

I was driving approximately 65 mph uphill when my engine and traction light came on. My speed was immediately reduced to about 35 mph even though I tried to accelerate. I drove home about 8 miles at a reduced speed because I had my children in the truck and it was raining. I took the truck to a mechanic the next day and he replaced the throttle body. I picked up the truck that evening and as I was driving home the same thing happened again. I took the truck back to the mechanic, the check engine light and tc light was on again however he said that there was nothing wrong. His thought was to replace the throttle body again. Two replacements later, the problem remains.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 20
Failure Date: 07/26/2013

On July 26, 2013 I was in my 2007 GMC Yukon denali when I had an issue. I was in my car, the engine was running but it was in park. I was idling for about 5 minutes when I received a "engine power reduced", followed by the check engine light. I immediately shut the car off and gave it about 20 minutes before I turned the car back on again. The check engine light was still on with the "engine power reduced", followed by "service stabilitrac", "stabilitrac off", service traction control", "traction control off", and "power assist off". I immediately called the local GMC dealership and they told me to try to bring the car into the dealership to see what they could do. After I brought my car to the service department I was told that the sensor behind the gas pedal needed to be replaced. They replaced the part for roughly about $300 and the check engine light went away with all of the messages. Since the repair I drove the car for about 60 miles and the check engine light did not come on again, and the car seems to be fixed. Please look into this matter since there are quite a few of us with this same issue.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 21
Failure Date: 04/18/2013

I was drving my vehicle. The traction control light came on, and the check engine light came on right after. The truck then began to idle strange like it was going to stall. I drove it home while talking to my husband he stated since I just filled up the tank maybe it was bad gas. I drove it home which was about 5 miles down the road. As soon as I pulled into the driveway , the service brake system came up on the dash and the my truck started making this horrible clicking. I later found out the motor is gone and threw a rod. I think its pretty odd that all these people are having issues with the traction control light coming on then the engine acts up. This is a problem GMC needs to fix, they dont feel its their problem to deal with.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 GMC Yukon 22
Failure Date: 01/21/2013

The vehicle suddenly lost power and the stabili-trac system warning appeared in the dic, then the traction control system warning appeared in the dic, then engine power reduced by 16% in the dic. Drove vehicle to exit ramp and turned engine off. Vehicle restarted with only the check engine light on and no warnings in the dic. The engine did not however run smoothly. I took it to a dealer who clear some codes and replaced the tps. Checked all fuses. No further problem. However a friend has the same vehicle in a 2010 model. Same problem dealer replaced a throttle body. . Read more...

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 GMC Yukon 23
Failure Date: 10/15/2012

The "stability control disabled" sensor comes on followed by "reduced engine power" and my vehicle won't go faster than 5mph. This has happened at least 6 times in the past several months only upon start up of the vehicle. Sometimes, if I wait a couple of minutes and restart my car, it'll start just fine but the check engine light comes on. I first brought it into hendrick Chevrolet on 10/15/12. They charged me almost $700 to replace "app sensor assembly". Then I brought it in again on 11/6/12 for the same issue. They replaced the "connector at the throttle body" and charged me $223. 09. The issue temporarily went away. I then brought it back on 12/20/12 with the same issue but this time the check engine won't turn off as a result of the reduced engine power-stability control disabled warning. They simply reset the warning and that was it. Til this day, I continue to have problem with this vehicle going into reduced engine power/stability control disabled. This has become a constant issue and thorn on my side and each time I bring it in for service, they always tell me it's something else. I have read many of the same issues other owners have had. Why haven't there been a recall on this???.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 24
Failure Date: 08/08/2012

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon denali xl. The contact stated that while coming to a stop, the brakes failed as the check engine warning light illuminated. Also, the contact mentioned that the power steering fluid would need to be replaced every six months. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering cylinder, the power steering hoses, the master brake cylinder, and the braking system needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 25
Failure Date: 09/24/2011

I was driving the vehicle down the road doing 65 mph. The engine light came on and the message appeared that stated "engine power reduced" "service stablitract" "traction control off". The car lost all power and I was unable to go over 20 mph the rest of my trip home. I went from 65 mph to 20 mph in seconds, on the interstate full of traffic. When I got home I then noticed a "hot" smell. I then had the car towed to a mechanic.

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