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Vehicle Speed Control Problems of GMC Yukon - part 1



GMC Yukon owners have reported 85 problems related to vehicle speed control (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2010 GMC Yukon 1
Failure Date: 03/14/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 GMC Yukon. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the reduced engine power, stabilatrack, and engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was unable to accelerate over 10 mph. The contact had then coasted over the emergency lane and shut the engine off. The vehicle had then restarted and the engine warning light was continuously illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The technician diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced and an induction cleaning needed to be performed. The dealer also stated that the failure was common on the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,730. Pam.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2000 GMC Yukon 2
Failure Date: 12/16/2014

Low speed activation of abs brakes, on dry pavement, extending the stopping distance to an unanticipated length. Although a collision did not occur, the problem is on going. This sounds like the same circumstances which are included in the manufacturer's recall 05v379000. Even though we are not located in one of the 14 states included in the recall, our state does and has used salt and other corrosive substances to clear roadways of ice and snow for many years.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 3
Failure Date: 12/05/2014

I took my daughter to volleyball practice and when I stopped at a red light the car was accelerating even though I had my foot on the brake pedal and it moved on a jumping mode to the front. I got so scared. The car moved forward we could have been involved on an accident on an intersection or hit the car in front of us. As that happened I noticed in dashboard the rmp counter was moving up as if it was were accelerating. It was pretty scary my kids and I don't feel safe to ride on the only car we own. I had a mechanic tell me I should take it to the dealer because it's a safety hazard. That it seem to him as a throttle system failure and it was very dangerous. When I turn vehicle on it happens too.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 GMC Yukon 4
Failure Date: 11/26/2014

This is twice that I've received the p2138 throttle body sensor code, which causes reduced engine power and has subsequent issues around stabilitrack/awd. The first time was in the middle of an intersection, we limped out of the intersection at 3 mph. Today, my wife limped home from the store. This is extremely frustrating and should have been recalled a long time ago!!.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 5
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

While driving on the highway and keping up with traffic, I noticed my speed was 75mph. Slowing down to the posted speed limit I was suddenly getting passed up by everyone. It wasn't untill I exited the highway and while waiting at a stoplight I noticed the speedometer was reading 10mph (while standing still). Checking GMC and Chevrolet forums online, this seems to be a common problem and a definate safety concern. The reading on the speedometer while in park now varies between 10-20 mph, and I have absolutely no idea how fast I'm actually travelling while driving. I've made an appt with the dealer to have it checked out, and I'm sure the repairs will be expensive!.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2011 GMC Yukon 6
Failure Date: 11/05/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Yukon xl. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph when the accelerate got stuck and the vehicle speed increased. The contact pressed the brakes and the brakes failed so the contact used the emergency brake which slowed the vehicle down, but the vehicle would not stop so the contact jumped out of the vehicle at approximately 35 mph which in a half mile the vehicle crashed. The vehicle was towed and the manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 70,000. Rk.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 7
Failure Date: 10/27/2014

Without warning, check engine light, reduced power and stability system shut down dash board engine light came on and stayed on. Had engine code scanned (p2138, p0102) still problem is not resolved. Dealer was no help just wanted to sell parts that may fix it.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2002 GMC Yukon 8
Failure Date: 10/06/2014

Without warning we experienced a total brake failure due to loss of brake fluid. Pedal went completely to the floor and it caused our vehicle to lose total speed control.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 9
Failure Date: 09/14/2014

Vehicle has been serviced several times since first occurrence in September 2014. "reduced engine power" and service engine soon signals appear on vehicle panel causing engine power to be reduced in a matter of seconds. Has happened to me going 10mph, 55mph, and 70mph on highway, causing a near rear collision because I lost power so quickly. I have had it serviced 6 or 7 times since September 2014 and this issue is not getting resolved. Throttle body sensor replaced twice, throttle body harness replaced, all wires, and sensors have been cleaned and thoroughly inspected. Reduced engine power occurs weekly even after being serviced.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 10
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

My brakes would engage but they will not disengaged and my brakes are buringing and smelling like burnt rubber. Breaks are also sticking. The electrical system keeps blinking on and off. Replace fuse but still not working. Not displaying the correct speed on dash board I'm going slower than the speed say.


 
car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2004 GMC Yukon 11
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

I started my car and while I was in park the speedometer said 70mph. While I was driving it would register over 120mph. I had no idea what speed I was truly going. This is a scary feeling especially with my three children in the car. I tried turning off the car putting it in drive and back to park thinking perhaps it was stuck, but nothing works. I see this is a common problem. . . Help??.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 12
Failure Date: 04/30/2014

As I was driving on 95n of college park, MD, my vehicle power seem to shutdown on the highway and the "reduce power engine" message appeared in my instrumentation panel. Fortunately I was close to the emergency pull off of the left lane to get out of traffic. I turned the truck off and back on, and the message went a way. I was able to continue to with my journey. However, just recently, it has done it again, this time my speed was around 35mph. Once again, I turned it off, than on and the message went away and I had power in my accelaration again. This is very dangerous. I'm taking it back in to the mechanic to have them look at it.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 13
Failure Date: 02/08/2014

I had just left the free way went onto a 2 lain road we were driving about 50 mpr then we lost engine power,all the dash lights came on ,we pulled over the car killed,didnt know what to do ,so we waited a bout 8 minets then turned the key, the car started and we went on our way,a few minets later it did the same thing, it did it 2 more times, took it to the shop was told it was a gas tank sensor ,$500. 00 stoud at the shop,and the car still has the problem,what happens if the engine reduces power while do 65 mpr down the free way, ? I think we have a big safty consern here, and gm needs to know, if they dont all ready know. . .

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2010 GMC Yukon 14
Failure Date: 01/22/2014

I was getting ready to pull out of my driveway and bring my child to preschool when I noticed there wasn't power when I stepped on the gas. Reduced engine power is what I read on my dashboard!!!! I returned to my garage because I was unable to drive him to school. I am very upset!! this looks as if it's an ongoing problem with GMC. I made an appointment to have my vehicle looked at, and I am waiting to find out more about this issue. I will be just as upset if there is a large out of pocket cost. This should be recalled, there are so many others with this same problem, I was just fortunate to be home.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 15
Failure Date: 12/27/2013

2007 Yukon xl - traction control came on causing a reduction in power while traveling. This is a safety concern that should be addressed by general motors. This is a very serious safety issue that needs to be looked into, before somebody gets hurt or killed. Gm needs to recall their products that are involved.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 16
Failure Date: 10/28/2013

Wife driving truck to work " reduced engine power", message came on the dash, and also said traction control was disabled. Power was reduced gradually to ten miles per hour. She floored the gas, nothing. Turned it off, restarted it, nothing. Engine light and traction disabled lighted were illuminated. Also the rear mirror temperature display flickers all the time. Drl burn out almost daily. Gmcs have major electrical issues before people start dying. Imagine a car shutting down on you while on the highway. That an accident waiting to happen. The rear wiper works when it feels like working, there is also a message about fixing the ride control. For all the bail money GMC got, they should recall these mistakes they made.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 17
Failure Date: 10/13/2013

I was driving approximately 65 mph uphill when my engine and traction light came on. My speed was immediately reduced to about 35 mph even though I tried to accelerate. I drove home about 8 miles at a reduced speed because I had my children in the truck and it was raining. I took the truck to a mechanic the next day and he replaced the throttle body. I picked up the truck that evening and as I was driving home the same thing happened again. I took the truck back to the mechanic, the check engine light and tc light was on again however he said that there was nothing wrong. His thought was to replace the throttle body again. Two replacements later, the problem remains.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 18
Failure Date: 10/04/2013

I have heard of several accidents because of reduced engine power. It slows the vehicle down and people behind them rearended them because it is a sudden drop in speed and there is no time to slam on the brakes please get this fixed before a child is injured or killed thank you.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 19
Failure Date: 09/09/2013

Driving to work and "reduce engine power" came on. Engine stalled out and would not gain speed. I was in a lot of traffic when this happen and my vehicle cause a incident because of the sudden engine reduced all speed. GMC should do some research about this problem and inform the public of all the dangers these vehicles are causing for public transportation. This is ludicrous that GMC does not have these vehicle off he streets and destroyed knowing that they are putting people lives in danger. I will ever ever buy a GMC vehicle again.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 20
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

Vehicle powers down without any pattern, rhyme or reason. It will do it at 5 mph, and at 55 mph, when driven a lot, and when not. Reduced engine power light turns on, vehicle suddenly slows to 25 mph max, steering becomes hard, brakes too. Then will totally shut off immediately. I have replaced the battery, throttle body assembly and wiring harness twice. Fuses, fuel pump and filters, oil, and everything else as recommended. It put me in the ditch. It stranded me in the center of a freeway in winter. When it sits for a while, it resets, only to do it again. T/c light turns on also. I found out that I can manually reset the reduced engine power for a few moments (to get out of the center of the road) by turning the ignition switch on and off very fast. It is a extreme safety hazard! I haven't driven it in months due to absolute fear for my life. When its in reduced engine power mode, I can't get it to go above 25, and going up hills can't go above 5mph. If I am pulling a trailer, it starts to go backwards. This thing is going to kill someone! please help.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2005 GMC Yukon 21
Failure Date: 05/15/2013

It appears in my investigating this through online searches and forums, there are 1000's of gm vehicles that have had their speedometers quit working and is quite a money maker for gm and their dealerships, since they 'have' to do it so it can be reprogrammed for mileage authenticity! with these 1000's of gm vehicles having faulty speedometers, or other faulty gauges. . . Mine is stuck on 120mph!! definitely a safety issue when u really don't have any idea how fast you are going!! I think this is something they are well aware of, and not because of normal use and wear!! my 2005 GMC Yukon denali would cost $510 + tax and have to b sent away to b repaired. . . . Please investigate this and add this to all the other problems gm is having and let's not put it to the consumer like they have and are doing! thank you!!.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 22
Failure Date: 03/18/2013

Roughly 30 times since March my 2007 GMC Yukon xl 5. 3 slt has had the dreaded stabilitrack off, service stabilitrack, reduced engine power problem. You can be driving along at various speeds and the error will come on and you will be completely unable to accelerate. Leaving a very dangerous situation for my family. It has happened when pulling a camper and without pulling anything either. Gm refuses to help the many families having the same problems.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 23
Failure Date: 03/10/2013

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Yukon denali. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the esc and check engine warning light illuminated as the engine lost power. The vehicle was restarted and taken to the dealer for inspection where they advised that the throttle body and the vacuum hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred at least twenty-five times. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 134,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2003 GMC Yukon 24
Failure Date: 12/11/2012

Driving 65 mph on the highway and all of a sudden my car loses power. This is very dangerous! the dash says reduced engine power. Engine light comes on. Codes for the problem p0120, p0171, p0174, p0300, p2135. I got everything done that was suggested the codes are gone and it's still happening!! not sure what the GMC dealership is up to but they don't have a clue to what's causing it or how to fix it!.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2007 GMC Yukon 25
Failure Date: 11/19/2012

While driving in the city, my truck was driving fine. Then the stabilitrak came on. When it came on the engine slow down, and almost came to a complete stop while driving on a major road where the speed limit is 55. I was able to pull over and turn the vehicle off. I was able to get it to start and call the GMC dealer, told them what the problem was, and they asked could I bring the vehicle in to see what the problem was. After they service the vehicle, they said that the stabilitrak needed to be replaced. I hadn't even had the vehicle for a full year. Before I left the dealer I asked could I still drive the vehicle, they said that I could. So I continue to drive the vehicle. One day while drive the vehicle, it moved forward while my foot was on the brake and shut off. I tried to immediately start it cause I was behind another car at a light. I was glad that it didn't hit another car. It would not start immediately. Maybe two minutes it started and when I put it in drive and press the gas it took off fast. While driving, the stabilitrak light comes on and the engine power is gone. If I am not able to pull over, the speed will drop below 20 mph. Sometimes the vehicle will take off, with just a little bit of gas. Help am scared that it might take off and hit someone or shutoff and hit someone. This is a dangerous problem, that I feel GMC should look into before some dies or really get hurt.

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