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#4060 of 4104 2004 Yukon XL transmission problems
Apr 27, 2009 (2:24 pm)
Just to add to the long list of people unhappy with the transmission problems - We have to fork over $3000.00 for a new transmission. This vehicle has been in over the years at least 5 times for transmissions problems - but 36 days after the dealer recommended a "transmission flush" - the entire transmission blows up! Co-incidence? I think NOT! I think it is pretty suspicious that after a recommended procedure of "flushing" is done to have the transmission blow up only after 36 days!!! DO NOT BUY A GMC PRODUCT!!!! Basically, the dealer and GMC complaint department says "too bad, so sad" (I take that as a sign that obviously buying American is NOT what they want us to do- I guess Toyota is what I am looking at now!!)
#4061 of 4104 Re: 2004 Yukon XL transmission problems [oh1odie1]
Apr 28, 2009 (4:42 am)
oh1odie1, I can not disagree with your post about the support we can expect from GM. However, don't think just because its a Toyota, it won't have defects and problems. Yes, I do agree that Toyota vehicles have the highest overall reliability rating, but, I have seen several cases of engine and Transmission failures (in different models, except Corolla) where Toyota will NOT do anything for their customers (So bad, too bad) leaving them to pay out of their own pockets.
In my case (oh oh, breakout the violin), the short version, with my EX 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser-TLC, I finally throw my keys back to my Toyota dealer and told them to just send me the check for what the TLC's worth (which in mind still is a POS; and YES I walked home that day). The longer version, you would think the TLC is bullet proof, but it leaks in more places than my kid's diaper (at the transfer case and the right-front CV-joint, I have seen that in MANY TLCs and LX-470s around the 2000 to 2003 model years as well)... After a few visits to my Toyota dealer about the leaks, According to the my local Toyota dealer as well as the Toyota of USA Customer/Technical support, "the Transfer Case oil leak is best to leave it until the leak gets worse" (What kind of a support response was that ?? - about several drops each night is not bad enough...??), and as for the CV-Joint grease leak out of its boot, the dealer excused it as normal, they won't even try to fix it (i.e. replace the clamp of something) unless the CV Joint is bad. One mechanic told me off record, that its just too much pain to fix them, and not worth the risk as they are quite difficult to service..), what a shock it was for me to hear that -Wow! Now, you tell me if you were me, would you think from that point that TLC is reliable, especially with the transfer case leak? Would you appreciate the response from Toyota USA? Do you think the support received from Toyota USA and my dealer were helpful and supportive towards solving these leak problems? If you were me, would you drive that TLC for a family vacation?
FYI, I have a 2007 Yukon Denali since new, so far, except for one computer Re-program recall, it has been 100% problem free. I guess there is always a bad apple in a group, regardless of which we picked just don't expect too much help from the manufacturers... unless all of your years of scheduled maintenance work have been done by your dealership, they may consider offering a couple of hundred dollars of discount on those major repairs.
Best wish to all !!
#4062 of 4104 Re: 2002 Yukon XL [jbaumgartner]
Jun 22, 2009 (5:46 pm)
I am starting to hear a roaring sound from my SUV in park and in drive. It just happened when I turned the corner a mile ago. I believe it similar to your problem.
How much does it cost for this repair?
#4063 of 4104 Re: Windshield wiper problem on 2003 Yukon XL [peegee12]
Jul 06, 2009 (5:15 pm)
I just signed up to this site, and I have the same exact problem with my 2003 XL Denali. Sometimes the wipers work fine, and then all of a sudden they will run on low speed when I clean the windows or put them on intermittent. I found a place to buy just the motor cover with the circuit board built in for $71 and am going to buy it and try that first. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.
Here's the link: http://184.108.40.206/internet/PartImage.jsp?mfgname=ACDELCO&prodlinecd=8&acpar- tnbr=88958136
The website is Rockauto.com
#4064 of 4104 05 Yukon XL Denali - Intermittent Starting Problems
Oct 27, 2009 (5:30 am)
We turn the key and dash lights up, gauges move, chime sounds, etc. Everything normal but starter does nothing. Sometimes happens a couple times in a day, sometimes goes weeks without a problem. It will eventually start when it wants to. Nothing we do consistently causes it to start. Shifting in and out of drive/neutral/park, trying different key, and just about anything else does not help. Eventually we get lucky and it will just start. Sometimes it takes two or three key turns, and sometimes we fight with it for a 45 minutes to get it to start. It's been to the dealer a couple of times but they say they can't fix it unless it does it while they have it, and just our luck, it works fine while they have it. The dealer has checked everything they can think of and there are no diagnostic codes. Any ideas???
#4065 of 4104 Re: 05 Yukon XL Denali - Intermittent Starting Problems [2005denali]
Nov 17, 2009 (2:36 pm)
I also have a 2005 Yukon Denali and I have the exact same problem you are describing. Have you had any luck with a solution?
#4066 of 4104 Re: 05 Yukon XL Denali - Intermittent Starting Problems [2005denali]
Nov 18, 2009 (5:39 am)
Have you checked the ignition switch, and the mechanism between the key cylinder to the switch?
#4067 of 4104 wiper motor fix
Nov 18, 2009 (6:19 am)
There is a known problem with the circuit board that is on the end of the wiper motor. It just decides to work intermittently. The only solution I have found so far is to go to Rockauto.com and you can get just the end end cap of the wiper motor which contains the circuit board for about $70. I haven't had a chance to do it yet but it should be easy if you do it yourself.
#4068 of 4104 Re: 05 Yukon XL Denali - Intermittent Starting Problems [denali44]
Nov 18, 2009 (7:32 pm)
The ignition switch is certainly a good start but also check the Body Control Module. I have had some recent problems with instrument panel lighting and it has come back that this module controls a lot of functions. It seems to be the PCM of the multifunction array of controls , switches, etc.. Also for you and anyone else there is a fella goes by the name of "Blue Gorilla" on JustAnswer.com where I have gotten some terrific help
#4069 of 4104 Re: 05 Yukon XL Denali - Intermittent Starting Problems [fixitrod]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 18, 2009 (7:45 pm)
I don't get that site. I get great answers all over the net for free on forums like this one. Plus there's Edmunds Answers as well for car questions that attracts a different crowd than forum users.
I also don't get people paying for Consumer Reports to give them invoice prices when all that info is here free too.