Tailgate Problems of GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon owners have reported 4 problems related to tailgate (under the structure 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   Tailgate problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2011

I usually open the whole tailgate to access the rear cargo area, however since I was towing a trailer I opened the rear glass to retrieve an item. When I pushed down to close the rear glass, I noticed that the glass did not fit to close properly. I opened the glass and saw that the passenger side hinge on the rear glass was broken and partially separated from the rear glass. This results in an unsafe condition, as the rear glass is now secured to the truck with a single hinge and the latch. I am worried that if I drive the truck on the highway the whole rear glass will have a catastrophic failure and injure drivers behind me. Using a plastic hinge at a point under heavy load seems like an obvious design flaw.

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car image   Tailgate problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

Have 2 kids aged 9 and 4. The tailgate decided to go on my 2007 Yukon xl. The gate almost crushed my 9 year old son if it had not been for me standing there. This is an electronic gate and is only 3 years old. This should never have happened.

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car image   Tailgate problem of the 2002 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 10/26/2008

My wife was driving on the highway and the back lift glass blew off the tailgate and hit a motorcyclist he was not injured but there was some damage to his bike. The insurance company will not cover the repairs to the glass and the dealer said that there is no recall for the glass so I have to pay for replacement out of pocket. When I went to the glass place the guy told me the same thing happen with his SUV and the dealer said they had to update his lift glass with bolts instead of the glue that was originally used when manufactured.

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car image   Tailgate problem of the 2000 GMC Yukon 4
Failure Date: 07/13/2000

While driving, rear cargo door opens. Dealership stated gap at the top of the doors was not causing the problem; gap was just an adjustment. Dealership unable to duplicate problem. Once problem duplicated, parts ordered incorrectly. Auto out of state for 4 months. Returned in April 2001 and latch replaced. At this time the doors rattled/chattered. Because of other issues and dealership failure to address problems, GMC CO rep contacted and all items were completed except the issue rattle/chatter. Co rep stated new weather stripping. 6 months of adjusting, weather stripping and waiting on parts the gap is still apparent and causing the rattle chatter. 11/30/2001 dealership said there was nothing else they could do. Only way to stop the rattle/chatter is to pull in on the passenger cargo door and push out on the driver cargo door. Independent explained that until you know whether the problem is in the doors, hinges or body of the vehicle, you will not be able to adjust the doors to stop rattling/chattering. Because of time restraints and no response from dealership, proposal of either trading me out to a new vehicle (paying $8,150. 07 difference) or buying back car for $28,500. No response from dealership. 01/03/2002 GMC customer service stated CO rep said no buy back of vehicle and the only thing the dealership would do is to continue adjusting the doors to latch tighter.  I questioned why that would be done and no answer given. This car has a marketability issue. No one will want to drive a vehicle that does nothing but rattle/chatter down the road.

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