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Hatchback/liftgate Problems of GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon owners have reported 11 problems related to hatchback/liftgate (under the structure category).

car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 10/26/2010

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.

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car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 10/16/2010

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.

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car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 08/07/2010

2003 Yukon back hatch glass exploded driving down the road. The glass was every where and cut my daughter in the back seat.

car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 4
Failure Date: 07/11/2010

The contact owns 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.

car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 5
Failure Date: 05/27/2010

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.

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car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2004 GMC Yukon 6
Failure Date: 08/30/2008

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.

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car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2004 GMC Yukon 7
Failure Date: 08/09/2008

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.

car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 8
Failure Date: 08/01/2007

The contact owns 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.

car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 9
Failure Date: 02/12/2005

I was driving my vehicle on the freeway and suddenly my rear latch window exploded. There was nothing unusual in my driving procedures.

car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon 10
Failure Date: 11/05/2004

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.

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car image   Hatchback/liftgate problem of the 2000 GMC Yukon 11
Failure Date: 02/09/2002

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.

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