Hatchback/liftgate Problems of GMC Yukon
GMC Yukon owners have reported 11 problems linked to hatchback/liftgate (under the structure category).
#1 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon
The vehicle was a 2007 GMC Yukon denali. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GKFK638X7_. 2007 denali with 22,000 miles had a liftgate failure. After a $78. 00 diagnosis at local dealer the repair estimate was $450. 00. According to gm customer service personnel the repair is not under warranty, and further more because we purchased it used it won't be eligible for any assistance from gm either. While evaluating problem I noticed there is no egress possible from inside while problem exists. This seems like a very dangerous condition because an emergency that disables typical egress through doors would leave the rear liftgate as only choice to escape from fire or water for instance. This hatchback/liftgate issue occurred Thursday, May 27, 2010.
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#2 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 GMC Yukon. Within the first week of purchasing the vehicle, the rear hatch light began illuminating. This caused the emergency lights to illuminate, the door ajar alarm to sound, and disabled all of the buttons on the remote and instrument panel. The vehicle had to be accessed manually. First, the computer codes were reset, but this did not correct the failure. The dealer stated that there was wiring failure and replaced the wiring; however, the failure continued. Finally, the entire hatch was replaced and there had been no further occurrences. On November 6, 2007, the stable track was not driving properly and the driver's seat made a crunching noise whenever it was moved. The dealer cleared the electronic codes again and damaged the interior of the vehicle. On December 26, 2007, the hatch area was leaking and created puddles of water in the rear of the vehicle. The dealer stated that the seal was leaking and it was replaced and apoxied. The vehicle has to go back to the dealer because the seal has loosened. The current mileage was 13,380 and failure mileage was 459. This problem occurred on August 1, 2007.
#3 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3GKEC16Z75_. The owner has a 2005 GMC Yukon xl 1500. The contact stated the rear lift hatch would not open. The dealer advised that the latch mechanism often would become stuck and could not be opened from the exterior of the vehicle with the keys. The dealer advised the failure could be repaired at the contacts expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 77,000. Updated 09/29/10. It was July 11, 2010 when this hatchback/liftgate issue happened.
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#4 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon
The car was a 2005 GMC Yukon denali. I was driving my vehicle on the freeway and suddenly my rear latch window exploded. There was nothing unusual in my driving procedures. This hatchback/liftgate issue occurred Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005.
#5 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this GMC Yukon denali is 1GKEK63U25_. I have a 2005 GMC Yukon. The liftgate and liftgate window both will not unlock and open. The rest of the doors and locks are fine. These can only be opened from the outside, not from the inside. This is a serious safety issue for my family, especially my 4 year old who rides in the back. If there were ever and emergency we would not be able to escape from the rear of the vehicle. This hatchback/liftgate problem happened on 10/16/10.
#6 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2004 GMC Yukon
The car involved is a 2004 GMC Yukon. I have a 2004 Yukon that has the rear hatch back. The glass has become detached from the body of the vehicle. It is very expensive to replace. I talking to body shops and the dealership, I have learned that this problem is not that uncommon. One local owner of a auto body shop said they this is a defect in the way these windows are attached to the vehicle. This problem occurred on Sat., Aug. 9, 2008.
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#7 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2004 GMC Yukon
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 GMC Yukon. I very rarely use my rear glass hatch of my 2004 Yukon, but recently when having to load up my Yukon to evacuate hurricane gustav. When I went to close it, I heard a load pop and noticed that the left rear glass hinge had broken up. When I returned home, I called the GMC dealership where I purchased the vehicle and was told that it is not covered by my extended warranty. They have the replacement in stock, but since they do not deem it a safety issue, the part has not been recalled. I find this shocking since they know that it happens enough to where they keep this item in stock at the dealership and charge you $900 to replace it. This hatchback/liftgate issue occurred Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.
#8 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon
The vehicle involved is a 2003 GMC Yukon xl 1500. 2003 Yukon back hatch glass exploded driving down the road. The glass was every where and cut my daughter in the back seat. This hatchback/liftgate issue occurred 08/07/10.
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#9 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon
I have a 2003 GMC Yukon. Several days ago I was going to put some items in the back end. After raising the rear hatch glass, I heard a popping noise. I couldn't tell where it came from at first, but when I tried to shut the rear glass, the right side of the glass just popped up. After looking at it closely I could see that the glass was separated from the right hinge. I had to pull the glass down by hand and align it while trying to shut the glass. My vehicle is a 2003 model with 55,000 miles. It is a second vehicle and stays garaged most of the time. I have a 1996 tahoe I use for hauling and odd jobs. I have probably opened the rear glass on the 2003 Yukon no more than a dozen times in the years that I have had it I usually open the entire hatch. Gm states that this problem is not a defect and is not covered under any warranty. Upon checking on line apparently hundreds of people have had the same problem. Gm refuses to do anything about it. The repair costs approximately $1000. 00. If this glass blows out or falls off while driving in traffic, someone could be seriously injured not only from the weight of the glass but from flying glass and debris. / this is definitely a manufacturing defect that again gm is ignoring until someone is injured and they are sued. It was October 26, 2010 when this hatchback/liftgate issue occurred.
#10 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon
The car was a 2001 GMC Yukon. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this GMC Yukon is UNAVAILABL_. The consumer experienced a problem with the rear liftgate glass. The upper right hinge on the glass to the liftgate broke. The entire glass unit has to be replaced. The consumer has contacted the manufacturer who has been of no assistance. Provide further details. The dealer stated that the failure was a common and known problem. *b. This hatchback/liftgate issue occurred 11/05/04.
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#11 - Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2000 GMC Yukon
The VIN of this vehicle was 3GKGK26U1Y_. I discovered two gaps in the rear seals on the lift gate of my 2000 GMC Yukon xl. The gaps are at the bottom corners of the lift gate (right and left sides) and are approximately 1 to 3 inches long and about 1/16" wide. These gaps will allow exhaust gasses to come into the vehicle, or water in the event of a heavy rainstorm. We plan to take the vehicle to the nearest dealer very soon, as we have 35,990 miles on it and we want it fixed under warranty. The seals appear to be inadequate, I. E. Insufficient in size or thickness to adequately seal the bottom corners of the lift gate. This problem was found by inspection by myself, as I was inspecting the vehicle prior to allowing the warranty to expire. Fortunately, I was able to see light coming through each corner, before anyone has a problem with the gap in the seals. This problem occurred on Feb. 9, 2002.
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Other Structure related problems of GMC Yukon:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Hatchback/liftgate Hinge problems||10|
|Dashboard Crack problems||8|
|Roof And Pillar problems||4|
|Tailgate Hinge problems||4|
|Frame And Members problems||3|
|Door Hinge problems||3|
|Trunk Lid problems||3|
|Underbody Shield problems||2|
|Frame Rust problems||1|
|Hatchback/liftgate Support Device problems||1|