GMC Yukon owners have reported 20 problems related to wiper (under the visibility 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.
On my 1997 Yukon the front wiper motor fails intermittently usually while driving in the rain. The failure is caused by a manufacturers defect in the wiper motor circuit board. In 1998 a recall was issued for this problem on a number of gm vehicles, however the recall covered vehicles from 1994 to early 1997. Although gm continued to use the same defective circuit boards in at least the late 1997 and 1998 models they were not included in the recall. We have had 2 1998 GMC sierra's that had the same problem and everyone else I know with a 1998 sierra has had this problem. In fact some years ago a met a man who's wife was killed in an accident after the sudden failure of their wiper motor. Because their vehicle was also a 1998 and not included in the recall there was no compensation. By now I am sure gm is well aware of the fact that they continued to use the defective circuit boards long after the dates covered in their recalls.
See all problems of the 1997 GMC Yukon .
Tl the contact owns a 2003 GMC Yukon. While driving 55 mph, a loud bang was heard as the contact noticed that the rear tailgate glass shattered. Upon starting the vehicle, the contact remembered that the rear defogger was turned on; however, she was unsure if it was on at the time the glass shattered. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the rear tailgate glass was replaced. The cause of the failure was unknown. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a case was opened. The contact was informed that there were no recalls. The approximate failure mileage was 225,000.
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Air conditioning failure, condenser defective. Repair impossible because part has been on backorder for over a month.
See all problems of the 2015 GMC Yukon .
Left rear window defogger connection came unattached from window.
See all problems of the 2011 GMC Yukon .
Actuators stopped functioning properly to control a/c and heat in vehicle when turned on. If a/c is turned on, it may run for awhile then turn to heating cycle on one side of the vehicle or the other. This happens whether the vehicle is in motion or not. If heat is called for in winter, I. E. To defrost windows, the heat may or may not run or if running may turn to a/c. Many times in winter the heat turns to a/c and there is no heat entering the vehicle. Noted there were numerous GMC vehicles with the same issue as late as 2015 when looking on the internet.
See all problems of the 2004 GMC Yukon .
During inclement weather (snow and rain) when windshield wipers were necessary for visibility, the wipers would either move very slowly or intermittently and stop in the middle of the windshield despite the wiper control set to high and not on the intermittent setting. This would occur when the vehicle was at idle and in motion, any speed. This occurred between March 2016 until a new wiper motor assembly was purchased and installed within the first week of July 2016. . Read more...
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I was sitting in a parking lot when my rear window exploded. There was nothing around to cause this to happen. It just exploded into 1000's of pieces.
See all problems of the 2007 GMC Yukon .
I have a crack in the dashboard that is located right at the airbag system of the right side of the truck. . . . .
See all problems of the 2008 GMC Yukon .
While opening my rear liftgate glass the glass separated from the hinge holding it in place. This caused a safety concern that the only thing keeping my passegner compartment safe was the glass.
See all problems of the 2001 GMC Yukon .
Crack developed at edge of windshield at deicer strip. No apparrent cause such as rock damage. GMC will not cover this repair under warranty. My wife's 2015 Subaru outback received a warranty extension notice for this very defect stating that "during the mfg process certain compounds used to adhere the deicer to the windshield created a condition where the glass became more susceptible to cracking following a minor wound. " I'm quite certain this defect is the problem with my Yukon. Is it possible that Subaru and GMC windshields are provided by the same sub-contractor?.
When driving at highway speeds in the rain, water pools on the drivers side and passenger side door window at the bottom front of the window blocking the driver's view of either side view mirror. I went to the dealer in carson city nv, and service director stated they had this problem with trucks since 2007 and there has been no solution.
The contact owns a 2001 GMC Yukon xl 1500. While attempting to open the rear liftgate window, the window detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 189,000.
When exiting my driveway I went down the street to the stop sign , when I applied the brake the peddle went to the floor and the truck did not stop. It was good that I wasn't going faster. When I took my truck ( youkon ) to the repair shop I explained the issue to the repair man. I got home and he called me back and asked me to return to the shop to take a look at the trucks problems. When returning to the shop the truck was lifted up and he showed me the brake lines and the gas lines that were corroded and needed to be replaced as soon as possible . He also explained the time and labor involved. I was surprised of how much labor and time was involved to repair these issues . He said the cost including parts and labor will be about 2,500. To 3,000. Dollars, that is if he didn't come across any other problems.
Back wiper not working. Engine not moving the wiper. Not able to see out of back window when it rains.
See all problems of the 2005 GMC Yukon .
The rear defrost wires kept falling off of the window. I had them soldered back on several times until I finally had to replace the entire glass, because there wasn't enough material to be able to re-solder it. Within a couple of weeks of replacing the glass, one of the wires fell off. I had it fixed. Then a few weeks later the other one fell off. In total over the next year I had both wires re-soldered at least twice each, until just last week when I had to replace the glass again! I was told that this is a bad design by gm and that they tend to fall off because they get too hot when in use. However, the wires even fell off in the spring and summer when the defrost wasn't in use.
Tl- the contact owns a 2003 general motors Yukon xl. The contact stated while traveling 30mph the rear window detached. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 177,702. Rds.
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Yukon xl. The contact stated that the rear lift-gate window detached after the lift-gate door was closed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 102,000.
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Yukon. The contact stated that the liftgate window fractured. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.
2007 gms Yukon xl has had numerous issues with air venting system becoming stuck in defrost mode. 8/30/07 service actuator was replaced. Again on 7/01/08 I had the actuator replaced. 2/20/09 issue occurred again same actuator was replaced for 3rd time along with new programming for hvac control head. Now 6/28/10 I'm having the same problem again. Danger of this issue is in the summer months fogging of the external windshield happers vision and automate wiper will not kick on due to moisture not reaching senor at top of windshield. However, vision becomes impaired and very dangerous at night when driving. Appears to be a know widespread issue based on mechanics note of numerous bulletins being issued on concern. No fix has worked to date.
Wiper blades do not clear drivers side of windshield at speeds greater than 55 mph. This makes it difficult to drive during rain day or night - especially at night when the water film disperses the light and makes it difficult to see.
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