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Transfer Case Problems of GMC Yukon



GMC Yukon owners have reported 13 problems related to transfer case (under the power train category).

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

2005 GMC Yukon. Consumer writes in regards to various electronic problems including service air bag indicator. The consumer stated he experienced chronic problems with speedometer, starting problems, wheel hub and traction control sensor. Also, the transfer case was replaced.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 01/28/2008

Service 4 wheel drive message came up on instrument panel(dic). Shifting into 4 wheel drive amber light kept flashing denoting transfer shift did not occur,however shift could be felt. Manual clearly states do not shift into gear or damage can occur to tranny. Dealer fixed; got home & same problem . Worked intermittently. At dealers now for 2nd time -gave me loaner car . Found 2 service bulletins same problem on NHTSA web site.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 07/09/2007

2003 GMC denali front transfer case failure. While driving on the highway I noticed a loud noise for a few seconds, then it stopped, so I drove on home and the next morning I dropped it off at my personal repair shop. To his findings it was the front transfer case. So he called the local dealership and talked to someone he knew that worked at the dealership in the parts department and they told him that the dealership had repaired several denali's with the same or similar problem just this year.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 1998 GMC Yukon 4
Failure Date: 10/18/2005

The contact stated about three -four weeks ago the abs kicked in at low speeds, and he has no stopping power. The dealer told the contact the bearing hubs needed to be replaced. About two weeks ago he noticed a grinding noise coming from the transmission area. The dealer told him the transfer case needed to be removed and likely replaced.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2001 GMC Yukon 5
Failure Date: 10/13/2005

The consumer experienced various steering, suspension and transfer case problems with her 2001 GMC Yukon. The cigarette lighter was hanging out. The dealer replaced the housing and element. The parking brake shoes were replaced. Teflon grease was installed on driveshaft to alleviate the bumpiness in the rear. License plate light fogged up. The dealer replaced the lamp. The driveshaft was replaced along with the yoke at the rear u-joint. The consumer heard a clunking noise when putting the vehicle in reverse. The dealer determined that the transfer case chain had stretched. The dealer r and r the transfer case and replaced the chain.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2005

Bearing and ticking noise coming from transfer case when using 2h at 65 mph & greater. Noise goes away in auto 4 wheel.


car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2002 GMC Yukon 7
Failure Date: 05/12/2005

(1) none (2) pulled out on hwy at normal speed, loud wining, and loud pop. Transmission failed, left with only 2nd and 3rd gear. (3) called transmission shop and they described in detail the flaw that caused failure. They informed me that this was quite common in this model. I feel that this should be reported as a recall, to correct this defect.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2002 GMC Yukon 8
Failure Date: 01/18/2005

While driving my 2002 Yukon xl, there is yellow light appeared on the I/p cluster message center. "service 4wd" and when gently apply/pressing on the brake pedal, the is some kind of loud mechanism noise in the front wheel driver side, and prevent the brake pedal from coming down. Three times that I almost rear end other vehicles. Took the vehicle to the dealership to get it fixed, the cost was $2212. 93 for fixing brake system failure including anti brake system and 4wheel drive. Dealer recommended to a report to NHTSA.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2002 GMC Yukon 9
Failure Date: 11/23/2004

On 11/23/04 left for vacation noticed that fluid was leaking about two hours into our trip. Stopped at dealership in barstow, where we were told transfer case was heating up and expanding and that it had tiny cracks that the fluid was leaking out of. Needed a new transfer case ordered on 11/24 and authorized overnight shipping. Called from 11/29 to 12/3 when I was finaly told that part was on nationwide backorder and would not be shipped. My car was not ready until 12/15. I have concerns that this is a wide spread problem since the part was on backorder and that GMC will not reimburse parts and labor or rental car fees. I was also very disappointed in the customer service department. Contacted them and was told what info. To send. Sent it did not hear from for approximately three weeks then was told that they did not receive all info. Left at least 15 messages and never received phone call back called and asked to speak to supervisor and first was told no then finally found a representative that gave me supervisor. I resent paperwork that was supossedly missing and was told about a week and a half later that they would give me credit toward a new purchase or oil changes for the equivelant of 1 year.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2000 GMC Yukon 10
Failure Date: 12/31/2003

1) 4wd faulty encoder motor failure--switch to engage 4wd failed; occurred at 75,841 miles on 12/31/03 2) could not put vehicle into 4wd when on winding, narrow, snowy road; fortunately no accident. 3) 4wd faulty encoder motor replaced on 1/3/04, but we had to pay for it & 4wd rental car; $938. 46 & 180. 15, respectively note: I am now reporting this because an accident could have been fatal and I have just heard that other 4wd same SUV's, Yukons and chevy tahoes, have had the same problem, and the manufacturer refuses to recall this component.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 11
Failure Date: 12/01/2003

The contact stated when making turns there was a screeching noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. In snowy conditions when the four wheel drive was engaged there was difficulty driving followed by another screeching noise when shifting from automatic to four wheel drive. The vehicle has been to the dealer for inspection. The dealer overhauled the four wheel drive, but noted all four tires were off balance and varied in size. This could possibly be the culprit of the screeching noise when turning. The tires have not been replaced.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 12
Failure Date: 07/06/2003

We purchased a 2003 GMC Yukon. Before it had reached 3000 miles the neutral light came on on the 4x4 unit. From there it would shift itself into 4 low. We have had it into the dealer a total of 6 times now and they have replaced one of the components 3 times, two of the other components once. After the secon d replacement it started showing neutral again on the 4x4 unit. It seems as though the problems do not arise until after 1000 miles. The dealership service department told me that they have had a lot of problems with these units. We are trying to do a buy back but gm is dragging things out and giving us a hard time.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 1997 GMC Yukon 13
Failure Date: 04/07/1997

While driving the vehicle about (35) mph the retaining ring broke and fell into the oil pump inside the transfer case and caused steering problems and loss of power. The vehicle is being repaired at dealership.

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