GMC Yukon owners have reported 200 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system category).
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Yukon denali. The contact was driving 60 mph when all of the gauges on the instrument panel became stuck and some were providing inaccurate readings including the fuel gauge and the speedometer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 90,000.
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The contact owns a 2007 GMC Yukon xl. The contact stated that the lights for the instrument panel would no longer illuminate. As a result, the contact was not able to read any of the gauges except for the speedometer. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but provided no further assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.
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Speedometer and tachometer went jerky.
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Speedometer sporadically fails to indicate actual speed or zero. It sometimes locks up a specific speed and does not move when speed changes. Sometimes no speed indication at all. .
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The contact owns a 2004 GMC Yukon denali xl. While driving at various speeds, the speedometer gave incorrect readings. The contact stated that all the gauges on the instrument panel were no longer functional. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the contact would be responsible for repair costs. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 160,000.
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Yukon denali. The contact noticed that the instrument panel was reading inaccurately. He stated that while driving the speedometer would fluctuate and he was unable to determine how fast or slow he was traveling. The gasoline gauge functioned intermittently. The contact was concerned that because of the failure; he could potentially be driving on an empty fuel tank which could result in a crash. The dealer stated that they would assume the repair cost if the vehicle had 80,000 miles or less. The manufacturer advised the contact that there were no related recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 93,775 and the failure mileage was unknown.
While driving on a trip the speedometer in my 2003 GMC Yukon denali froze on 72 mph. Speedometer remained stuck on 72 mph for the next 2 hours, still showing 72 mph even when the vehicle was completely stopped. I shut the car off and restarted it whenever possible for the next 2 hours. Each time after I would restart the vehicle the speedometer would drop slightly (about 5 - 10 mph at a time) till it reached 36mph, then it would not drop any lower. Speedometer remained stuck on 36 mph for 2 days. I eventually disconnected the vehicles battery for approx. 30 minutes. After reconnecting battery speedometer appeared to correct itself. During the next month I have had numerous, sporadic incidents where the speedometer will freeze up while driving. This is a very unsafe and potentially dangerous situation. Also the light directly behind the speedometer has burnt out, as well as numerous other gauge, switch, and indicator lights.
Speedometer on 2005 Yukon denali is inoperable and erratic. Jumps from 20-120mph and back. Has never read 0mph in park, only 20mph or more. . Never know my true speed when driving because the needle fluctuates. Has also read 90mph while sitting at a red light -scared for my safety, and others.
Recall for the speedometer in 2003/2004 the there was a recall in 2003/2004 for the speedometer and when I took my car in for another problem I showed the recall letter and they said they only could change it if there was any problem. Past 7 years and less than 70,000 miles the speedometer stopped working when I parked my car. I took my car in to get fixed and they charge me for it, because it has passed 7 years and the warranty for the recall had expired. If there was a problem before they knew it that sooner or later we would have a problem with the speedometer. This is safety if someone drives a car in the freeway and the speedometer just stopped, what it's going to happen if you don't know your speed.
While traveling on the highway, my speedometer began acting erratically. For weeks, it would get stuck at certain speeds, then begin working again. After a couple of months, it stopped working completely. Later, other gauges such as oil pressure and water temperature also stopped working completely. The speedometer is a basic safety necessity, and I would not expect to have to repair it.
Normal driving conditions. Malfunctioning/erratic speedometer, resulting in speed 30 mph over actual speed verified via gps navigation. No repairs completed.
Due to an accident and every time I put my truck in the shop something else is wrong, nasty people at statefarm insurance. There has been a recall on my truck and no one would fix it the gauges is one.
Speedometer stopped working, at a dead stop sits at 60 mph then goes up.
Speedo starts at 35 mph not zero!.
Sppedometer stopped working while driving. Driving about 70 when the speedometer suddently went up to 120. When I came to a stop and turned off enging the speedometer still reads anywhere from 50 to 60 mph (while in park).
While driving on the highway I noticed my speedometer reading erratic speeds (I. E. 110 mph while driving 80 mph) I thought it would go back to 0 mph when I stopped but it didn't. Instead it went passed 120 mph and has been there ever since. This is a big problem because you don't know how fast you are going. After researching online how to fix the problem I noticed hundreds of complaints about the same problem with the same vehicle. I have a gps that tells me how fast I'm going so I can still drive it but something needs to be done before someone gets hurt or freaks out behind the wheel.
2003 GMC Yukon - speedometer stopped working. This appears a common problem and is a safety concern as it is extremely difficult to monitor and maintain speed appropirately.
Driving vehicle at highway speeds for approx. 1 hour causes dial-type speedometer to begin registering incorrectly. Initially the deviation is only 3-4 mph, but over time will worsen. Actual speed is being measured with handheld gps unit to check against speedometer deviation. Speedometer can register over or under actual speed. At worse, speedometer can show 0-5 mph while traveling at 60-65 mph actual, and at other times has registered 110-115 mph while traveling at 40-45 mph actual. If engine is shut off and restarted, speedometer will register actual speed for a short time, then begin deviating from actual again. Problem does not appear to occur when only traveling at speeds below highway speed (30-45 mph), but when traveling at highway speeds long enough for deviation to occur, speedometer will begin registering over/under actual at any actual speed if vehicle is being continuously driven (not shut off).
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Yukon. While entering the vehicle, she noticed flames and smoke. The fire department extinguished the flames. The report stated that there was an electrical short in the instrument control panel . The manufacturer was notified, and she was waiting for a response. The failure and current mileages were 24319.
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2003 GMC Yukon xl with 118,000 miles on it recently began to have a malfunctioning speedometer, especially in cold weather. I was about to get itt repaired, when I learned from another owner of 2 Yukon/suburban suvs that the same thing happened to their vehicles at about 100,000 miles. If this is a systemic issue in that class of vehicles, there should be a recall and a company-initiated repair of the issue. It is unsafe not to know one's speed.
While backing out of the garage, it was observed that I was traveling at a rate of 120mph. I took my 2004 Yukon to the garage only to find out that the instrument panel needs to be replaced (at a cost of $800. 00). The mechanic stated that this is becoming a common occurrence with the 2004 Yukon and that this has not been recalled. My question to GMC is, how many deaths does it take to get a recall? this is a very serious safety concern and should be addressed as so. I bought my truck used, and the warranty is no longer valid. My sister owns a 2005 Yukon that she just purchased (still under warranty) and her instrument panel was just replaced last week.
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Yukon. The contact stated he received an informational letter from the manufacturer in regards to the instrument cluster. He had not experienced a failure at the time. Six months later while driving approximately 25 mph the speedometer indicated he was traveling at 120 mph. The dealer advised the dealer had extended the warranty for repairs to vehicle with less than 70,000 accrued miles. The contacts vehicle had 79,000 miles. The repairs would be at the owners expense. The manufacturer was later contacted and advised the warranty was extended past 70,000 to 80,000 miles however, the contact's vehicle had very recently passed 80,000 miles. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 79,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.
2005 GMC Yukon speedometer malfunctioning. Occurs every other day approximately. Vehicle may be traveling at 10 mph while the speedometer may register 50 mph.
2003 Yukon xl with 105, 000 miles speedometer not working properly, spoke with GMC was advised there is a special coverage to repair this known problem, but since I am over the mileage not the years they won't do anything. All I want is the part and I will pay for the labor that's only fair. I have 4 drivers in the family and it is unsafe for them to drive. We never know when the speedometer will stop working.
Speedometer issues, failure, improper readings, dealership won't repair as replacement was only covered if under 70,000 and parts only under 80,000. I have 90,000 on it now. I have owned the vehicle since it was brand new. I received no letters or recalls indicating a need to replace the cluster.
My 2004 GMC Yukon speedometer (manual needle-type) just keeps increasing its speed reading until it "pegs-out" at the 130 mph mark. If you turn off the truck and restart the engine, the speedometer will jump-back about 5 mph. So if one does this 25 times, it will zero itself out. After only short amounts of driving, the speedometer will again start increasing its ready again. It appears to increase the reading as one increases in speed, but doesn't decrease the speed as one decreases their speed. Obviously this can be a safety issue if you do not know your actual speed. Fortunately my gps has speed readouts, but it is delayed by about 5-10 seconds. I only have about 21000 miles on my Yukon, so the speedometer should not have broken or "worn-out" this quickly.
My speedometer failed on my 2004 GMC Yukon denali. There is a recall on the instrument cluster for this for model year 2003-2006, but only up to 80,000. I had 104,000 when the incident happened on my vehicle. It cost me $600 to get this diagnosed and replaced. I consider this a safety issue and it should not have a limit on mileage. Not knowing how fast you are going can cause problems on an interstate highway. By driving to slow, one can cause other drivers to erratically pass and zoom by you or driving to fast can cause other drivers to hurriedly get out of your way and cause accidents. This is more than likely the cause of a speeding ticket I got back in may 2009. It possibly was acting up, but didn't completely fail until July 2009.
Went on a vacation this past summer to idaho and noticed that the speedometer quite working. It would be 60 mph while sitting still and over 120 when moving. Of course we were pulled over for going over the speed limit. By the end of the day, the fuel gauge and temperature gauge also went. Now all the gauges are not working. Took it a gm dealer and had to pay close $690 to have repaired. After reading online this sounds like it has been quite an issue with several gm vehicles. I believe that this should be a recall.
Faulty speedometer 2005 GMC Yukon. I recently saw a news report on faulty speedometers with gm vehicles done back in 2007 and I am experiencing the same problem with my 2005 GMC Yukon. Currently my speedometer sits at 60 mph in park and gets pinned at 120 mph on the road when I'm only moving around 40 mph. I have contacted GMC and they told me the warranty on this problem is 5 yrs or 70,000 miles. One problem, I am at 91,000 miles and they told me GMC mailed out letters stating the speedometer problems. I never received this letter!! now they are offering to fix the problem for $600!! I have also contacted gm customer help line and the said the same thing. My question is if GMC admits to the faulty speedometer then why did they put a 70,000 mile cap on the warranty for this issue which is clearly a safety hazard?? could you please help? also do you have any advice with this issue? thank you for your help and for looking out for the consumer.
2005 GMC Yukon speedometer will not work half the time, you never know what speed you are doing this is a safety hazard cause your not getting the right speed.
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon denali. While the vehicle was parked the contact noticed the gear indicator light on the instrument panel was not functioning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer when the contact noticed the light was dim. The dealer could not diagnose the failure because the vehicle had not completely shut off. The light completely turned off and was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. While driving approximately 35 mph the speedometer stopped working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technicians stated that the instrument panel cluster needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the repairs were not covered under warranty. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.
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