Cruise Control Problems of GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon owners have reported 10 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control 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   Cruise Control problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

I love my truck. The only thing that is unsatisfying is my cracked dash from the left side to the right of the truck. The air bag light flashes due to the sides wall and dash board air bag is coming out. I would hate to hit a squirrel and it the air bag pops. I have one window that refuses to come down and last but not least, the dang cruise control only sets after 80mph. I hve to pray everyday not to get a speeding ticket in low speeding areas and the dash board with the sharp edges will not cause more injuries than the airbag if I'm ever in an accident. Please come to some type of agreement foe a recall to fix this matter. Pretty truck outside but the inside clean, crack, and broke up as is it was a fight inside. Help help help bring it back to life.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2006 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 11/10/2016

While driving my SUV on the freeway, the abs ,traction controll,brake lite on the instrument cluster started flashing and chiming. Service stability was flashing on the dic. The dealer said the abs module needs to be replaced. There is a loss of hvac controll ,no ac and ventillation or heating,loss of cruise control. Please advice.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2014 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

2014 GMC Yukon. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle sudden acceleration and brake system failure. The consumer stated when he exited out of a parking lot, he mae a right turn and when he attempted to accelerate, the vehicle went into low gear and took off down the freeway. He released the released the accelerator some, but the vehicle did not stop. The consumer stomped on the brake, but to no avail. The consumer then noticed the cruise control was activated, but it wasn't activated by him. So he deactivated the cruise control the vehicle finally settled down and stopped accelerating and he was able to regain control.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 4
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   Cruise Control problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 5
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

Cruise control stopped working and the dashboard is cracking is two different areas.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 6
Failure Date: 09/03/2007

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Yukon xl 1500. While driving 55-60 mph, the cruise control feature would only work during mid-level road elevations. The vehicle would accelerate on its own. The failure almost caused two near crashes. The dealer and manufacturer stated that nothing could be done and it was not a safety defect or concern. The failure mileage was 3,500 and current mileage was 15,000. Updated 02-19-2008 updated 02/19/08.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon 7
Failure Date: 10/01/2004

Complaint against general motor corporation. The consumer complained that his vehicle came off the assembly line with a defect in the voltage to bulb configuration that caused the bulbs to burn out. The cruise control began to malfunction at 45000 miles. The tires lose air periodically (second set). The running board lights failed.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 GMC Yukon 8
Failure Date: 01/27/2003

While traveling on the highway with the cruise control set at 72mph, which had been on and in place for about 20 minutes, I looked down and saw that the car was now going 85 - even though I had not touched the accelerator. I decided that I would hit the brake a little to deactivate the cruise and reset it. After touching the brake, but before I put my foot on the accelerator the car was back up to 80 - 85. I played around with the cruise control switch, hoping to stop the problem. Nothing worked in that regard, so I thought I would just get off the highway, turn the car off (which would reset everything), and start over. While traveling to the exit, which was about two miles, I had to keep significant pressure on the brakes to keep the car at an acceptable highway speed. Once I pulled off onto the exit ramp, I realized that the car would not stop. I was standing on the brake with both feet to get it slowed down to make the turn off the ramp. Since the car would not stop, I tried putting the car into neutral to get the pull off the wheels, at which time the rpms red-lined. I tried all the different gears, which had the same result. I braced myself for the jolt and threw the car into park, no jolt - the rpms went to red-line. At this point I was headed for a gas station and I turned the car off. Upon shutting the car off, a huge puff of black smoke came out from under the hood, and everything smelled like burning rubber. A tow truck towed us back to the dealership, where they have been of no help what so ever.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 GMC Yukon 9
Failure Date: 02/20/2000

Basically consumer was having a problem with abs braking system. When applying brake pedal, pedal stuck and ruined rotors. Also, air conditioning went out three times due to a hole inside of vent area. Check engine light came on due to faulty harness. Transmission slips on acceleration. The engine runs rough at idle. Button on left front seat rattles. Right front outer brake pad was worn. Vehicle pulls left when applying brake.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1998 GMC Yukon 10
Failure Date: 11/01/1997

Vehicle experiencing rough idle.

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