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GMC Yukon Denali, GMC Yukon XL, SUV
#85 of 96 Re: Battery fuse/electrical problems [doctas1]
Feb 25, 2011 (1:19 am)
Bought a basic yukon brand new in april 2006. Like everyone else had problems with car dying out and changed battery. Then one day my remotes to open doors stopped working. Then dash shut down and all meters do not read anything.
I took it to the dealership and I am going to get a bum deal because warranty is expired (but they cant even figure out my mileage!!!). Any how, the I told the service rep my problems and he says "I've never seen this problem before!!!" automatically I think the opposite, then I research and find this discussion and everyone is having the same problems also and I laugh.
After holding my car overnite, the next day I get a call from the dealership and the rep asks me if I opened the dash and tampered with it???? I say y the hell would I do that? Then the rep asks me if I jump started someone else's car and did it wrong...I told him I have helped others jump their car, but I am pretty sure I know how to jump a car. OH and that the diagnostic report indicates "30 codes" or that 30 things are wrong!!!!
So then I also researched for recalls and my VIN number indicates none (although all the yukon/gmc recalls seem to sound like the problem I am having which is prompting me to find out how to initiate recalls). So in researching recalls, I find a GM number I call it. The GM rep seems very helpful and informs me that he will call the dealership service department. He returns my call and leaves a message that the dealership has still not determined what is wrong and he will get back to me on monday.
That was 2 days ago, and since then the dealership has not called me on an update on the status of my car. My car has been at the dealership for 4 days now....am I going to pay for 4 days days of labor???
My complaints are that:
1) these problems (shitty computer system, dash, remotes) really seem to be malfunctions and not my fault as it is a prevalent problem.
2) dealership thinks I'm dumb and gave himself away with stupid ass comment and I plan to print these posting out for him, but im sure hes already heard it already....liar.
3) This is a family car....I live in Hawaii where I pay extra for the car to get shipped here, I pay more for the cost of living, with that said, I expect my moneys worth but now I am going to probably end up paying more for a piece of CRAP....I do not ever plan on buying GMC ever ever again....id rather have a KIA lol.....if GM were to fix this and take accountability for their workmanship...I might actually think about it and have a little faith in....nevermind.
Lastly I am glad there is a forum like this, so I can find a site where ppl are happy with their car....then I'll know where to shop.
#86 of 96 Re: Battery fuse/electrical problems [jibanez]
Feb 25, 2011 (1:24 am)
OHHH as if I did not complain enuff, I have had problems with tire pressure indicator in the past when the dash did work....but the thingy that holds my spare tire does not work either. I took it to the dealership twice to fix in which they said they would fix....but in my last attempt to use my spare, they only put the spare on upside down so it would stay up and its still broken and now I have to pay to get it fixed because warranty expired...I wouldnt have this problem if they fixed it right the first two times!!!
#87 of 96 1996 Yukon Electrical Problems
Mar 10, 2011 (1:37 am)
So I recently purchased this truck and the guy told me about a problem - When your blinker is on and you press the brake peddle, the blinker stops. But as soon as you release the brake, it turns back on. I thought this was a small price to pay for the price I got on it.
The problem is, I keep finding more problems. Some that I have found:
The blinkers dont blink if the lights are on.
The cruise control doesnt work if the lights are on, but do when they are off.
When the lights are on, the tail lights light up like you are using the brakes.
If the lights are off and you step on the brake, the dash light lights up.
Some one told me that there is a chip board behind the tail lights that is causing the problem, but I was hoping to get a little more info on it before I dig into it myself or bring it to a shop...
Any help is greatly appreciated!
#88 of 96 2007 GMC Yukon elecrical
Sep 10, 2011 (5:45 pm)
My best friend had a problem for quite a while. The battery would discharge and would end up needing a jump. The battery was changed and the problem happened again after 5-6 months. My friend decided to call GM to complaint and they told him to take it to the dealer but most people posting this similar problem didn't have luck.. I finally found the problem.. simple fix.. Cali tech at your service..
#90 of 96 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon elecrical [myagenttony]
Oct 12, 2011 (7:11 pm)
Having same problems with our 2007 Yukon XL plus others. Please advise as to what cali tech is or how we can find the simple fix.
#91 of 96 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon elecrical [psjames689]
Oct 13, 2011 (6:46 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Have you spoke with your dealer? Can you send me your VIN? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#92 of 96 Re: 2007 yukon keyless remotes [yukongrrr]
Apr 23, 2012 (9:23 am)
I also have a 2007 Yukon Denali. I am having the same problem with my remotes. What did you ever find out about your problem with the remotes?
#93 of 96 Re: 2007 yukon keyless remotes [yukondavid]
Apr 24, 2012 (5:21 am)
I looked into the manual to see if there was any information on the remote keyless entry system. There is a section on what to do when you notice reduced operation:
"At times you may notice a decrease in operating
range. This is normal for any remote keyless entry
system. If the transmitter does not work or if you
have to stand closer to your vehicle for the
transmitter to work, try this:
• Check the distance. You may be too far from
your vehicle. You may need to stand closer
during rainy or snowy weather.
• Check the location. Other vehicles or objects
may be blocking the signal. Take a few steps
to the left or right, hold the transmitter
higher, and try again.
• Check to determine if battery replacement is
Hope this is helpful for you!
GM Customer Service
#94 of 96 2005 Yukon intermittent electrical issues
Mar 19, 2013 (4:45 am)
Ok guys, so my Yukon decides every once in a while to go "wacky" on me. The rear windshield wiper chooses when it likes to work. Sometimes it will turn on if I put on the rear defroster first, even if there is no frost. A couple of times when I have shut off the Kon and the rear wiper is turned on, working or not, it will cause my lights, control panel, and radio to rapidly flash on and off and you can hear a ticking noise. This I have dealt with lol, because there are far worse things that could be wrong. Well, now today, I shut the Kon off, handed my son the keys, and after opening his door the lights and radio were still going! No key in ignition, even put my husband's set in and turned Kon on and off and the problem continued. I then noticed that the knob for the rear wiper was on, so I turned it off, and everything else shut off...turn wiper back on, everything comes back on except wiper lol....Does anyone have any ideas? Not really in a position to take to dealer, so any ideas would be awesome so we could take care of ourselves...