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#682 of 1099 Re: battery keeps dying [wallycin]
Jan 02, 2009 (6:18 pm)
I had a similar problem with my 2004 yukon denali xl. It died 4 times in the first 6 months of owning it. It was in and out of the dealership with all kinds of repairs, reprogramming and replacements in addition to an examination by a special GMC engineer. Even he couldn't determine the cause of the problem. I finally wrote a letter to Rick Wagoner since I was getting nowhere. After that, the dealership conveniently determined that the problem was caused by the aftermarket DVD player that was installed (at their recommended shop). I was so fed up, I turned in the truck and got a 2006 model... guess what, it's starting to do the same thing - but no after market DVD player this time. So frustrating - crap car, no wonder they're going bankrupt!
Jan 02, 2009 (7:28 pm)
Hello All! I got a 2002 Denali XL and my Service Ride Control light is on, What should I do that's cost friendly and easy if possible?
#684 of 1099 Re: battery keeps dying [426whit]
Jan 03, 2009 (12:29 pm)
Hey, I have a 2003. So far, it's cost $3,600 to repair with only 65K miles. I will never buy another GM. They can't even give 'em away now.
I feel bad for everyone that purchased this truck and have had so many problems. This is Professional Grade???
#685 of 1099 Re: GM vehicle is a 4 wheeled problem
Jan 03, 2009 (4:00 pm)
I had my '07 Lemon law'd after months of grueling battles and mediations with GM and their phoney mediatator. All mediation ended when my vehicle broke down and GM could NOT repair it. It rotted at the dealership for almost 4 months. GM informed me they would repurchase the vehicle under state lemon law. But it was a total farce designed to defraud the public and give only a superficial sense of justice. In reality, they purchased the vehicle from me at a huge discount stating "mileage depreciation charges." Think you then get paid in cash? Think again! You are given the opportunity to purchase another GM crapbox at LIST price. You are not even entitled to any existing discounts or rebates!!!!!!!!!!!! I was outraged.
I had to fight with GM just to get them to at least honor and accept my GM Card earnings!!! What a low life operation GM really is. Meanwhile, the replacement vehicle turned out to be another 4 wheel problem. After much deliberation, I bit the bullet, took a huge depreciation loss on the '08 and purchased a FOREIGN car. I am now enjoying a well made, high mpg vehicle that works without problems. . Good luck to all those folks who have been suckered into buying a GM product. They will need that and more.
#686 of 1099 Re: Denali [DenaliHam]
Jan 04, 2009 (2:01 pm)
A few basic things I would try if I am in your situation, if you not already:
1. Does the system respond/operate when you add weight to the rear of the vehicle (i.e. start the engine, open the tailgate and sit in the trunk area for 30 seconds or so, do you hear the compressor running within the 30 seconds at all)?
2. The on board compressor is generally located behind the driver-side rear wheel, if its not running at all, it could be of the position sensor/switch that's out of adjustment, or some kind of electrical issue... I would by-pass the switch and verify that the compressor is operational first (make sure you know what you are doing before apply 12 volts to any lead/connector to avoid any damage)...
3. If the compressor is ON constantly, there may be a leak in the system (i.e. line, shock, or possibly damaged/out-of-adjustment sensor/switch).... If the compressor is running constantly when the ignition is turned on, I would find and remove the fuse to the Autoride system immediately until the problem is fixed to avoid damage to the compressor and shock(s)...
Jan 04, 2009 (9:44 pm)
No sir the suggestions you provided dont appear to be an issue. Thanks for the thoughts tho
#689 of 1099 Help! Service Stability, service auto ride, service airbag...
Jan 04, 2009 (11:58 pm)
help...2003 denali is falling apart..i love this car..but this is ridiculous! oh, and i paid to have the onstar upgraded and after 3 times at the dealership..it still does not work properly..and the driver's side seat heater does not work...all other seats do...anyone????
#690 of 1099 Re: battery keeps dying [circlew]
Jan 17, 2009 (5:00 pm)
I have a 2003 Yukon XL Denali purchased used in March 2006 with 58000 miles. We have routinely battled with the non-start issue. We've tried bigger batteries, shutting all accessories off etc. We can't figure it out. There is something randomly draining the battery. We actually went all summer without the problem and now it has started up again. My guess is something to do with the rear glass closure. But the repair shops figure there is no way to truly trace it as it is random and there are so many electrical switches and accessories. If someone has found the fix, it would be great to get any help.
#691 of 1099 Re: battery keeps dying [bandaidgooz]
Jan 18, 2009 (6:45 am)
Happened to me. I am on battery number 3. Sears gave it to me free under warranty since it was less than 2 years old.
The last time it happened the dealer pointed to a seat switch that was stuck on. They reall have no clue, however.