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GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon Denali, GMC Yukon XL, SUV
#127 of 171 Re: 07 Yukon Transmission Hammering/hard Shifting issues [cjsly172]
Jul 24, 2012 (5:11 am)
You're not alone on this. I made the fatal mistake to try again with GMC. We first bought a 2002 GMC XL Denali. At about 56,000 miles the transmission dropped. Called GM and asked for them to help with the transmission since it is inexcusable that you pay this much for a car and at 56,000 miles the transmission goes? Would not budge. I have 4 kids so I need a reliable car and we don't want to buy a mini-van. 2 years ago we traded that in for a used 2007 GMC 5.3 XL just like yours. While looking someone mentioned that GMC and Suburbans are known to have transmission issues at around 55,000 miles. We ignored the warning and bought the 2007 GMC Yukon SLE XL. Like you we are starting to get the hammering issue with the transmission at 65,000 miles. When we accelerate from a stop position it hammers (bangs) or jumps into gear. I'm sick over this car as we can't afford to pay $3,000 for another transmission. I have never experienced a vehicle that has so many predictable issues. Even before this I was so paranoid that I swore I felt the slight hammering at about 50,000 miles and asked my mechanic and he could not detect it. I'm not sure if this will save me from paying for the fix since they have it in the system, but I'm sure they will weasel out of it somehow. I also had a steering fluid leak back at around 52,000 miles and GMC did honor the fix as it was close to the warranty. I'll give them that but for a car like this to have issues is ridiculous. I should have learned my lesson and not bought a GMC again. I have zero faith in this car or any GMC or Suburban and feel like I could break down at any second. I go on vacation with my family and I'm always praying we make it back and don't break down on some back road. Whats worse I'm concerned my wife and kids don't have a reliable vehicle and could breakdown somewhere. With such a big family (6 of us) I have few options other than a minivan. One thing I do know is I'll NEVER buy another GMC or Suburban again if this 2007 has yet again another transmission problem. A Ford Excursion or Range Rover L4 can't possible be worse. BTW, If a class action does develop I'm on board.
#128 of 171 Re: 07 Yukon Transmission Hammering/hard Shifting issues [lizardkhing]
Jul 28, 2012 (10:09 am)
We're sorry that you are having these transmission difficulties with your Yukon, lizardkhing. Have you already spoken with Customer Assistance on this matter? If so, would you please provide your case number?
GM Customer Service
#129 of 171 Re: 07 Yukon Transmission Hammering/hard Shifting issues [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jul 29, 2012 (6:27 am)
I did get the following reply from Christina 7/27, but I have not heard from anyone else yet, neither phone or email.
I just wanted to let you know that I have forwarded your case to a District Specialist. They should be in contact with you in the next 2-3 business days. If you don't hear anything please let me know. Any updates on your case and concerns are appreciated. I look forward to your update.
GM Customer Service
#130 of 171 Re: 2011yukon transmission issue [51straycat]
Jul 29, 2012 (3:33 pm)
We're sorry to hear about these concerns that have come up on your Yukon. What are your plans in getting your current concerns (transmission/differential, etc.) addressed? If we can look into anything for you, please email us at socialmediagm.com with more information (including your name and contact details as well as the last 8 of your VIN).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#131 of 171 Re: Yukon 2005 transmission 79k [derwood4]
Sep 07, 2012 (4:08 pm)
Another one here. I have a 2003 Yukon XL with the exact issue you mention about punching the gas and the rpms surge but no acceleration. I'm trying to get prepared for the $3500.00 expense to replace the transmission. My truck only has 74k on it. This is absolutely ridiculous that a $45K vehicle can drop a transmission after 74K miles. I really wanted to keep this vehicle for a lot longer but after seeing all the failures here I think I'm going back to the imports!!!
#132 of 171 Re: Yukon 2005 transmission 79k [hiway9]
Sep 10, 2012 (3:10 pm)
GM opened a customer service issue for me. a rep returned my call. she said no way she can help because just-over 100k miles. so maybe you have a chance. it took a bunch of emails and phone calls, but finally spoke with someone at gm. i am starting to wonder if it is Ethenol in gas!!! my other vehicle was fine when i got it out of storage, now it is acting up too. Dealer would rather sell tranny than a $8 additive or carb cleaner. I have NOT tried either yet, but it's a thought.
#133 of 171 Re: Yukon 2005 transmission 79k [derwood4]
Sep 11, 2012 (3:06 am)
My prior posts #95 & #115 are exactly in line with your thoughts. As much as I also would very much like to see an organized effort move forward, yet this forum is still awaiting someone to take the lead. When this does occur, count me in!
#134 of 171 Re: Yukon 2005 transmission 79k [dennisd23]
Nov 14, 2012 (10:55 am)
Well if any of you open up a class action lawsuit include me in. The transmission in my 2005 yukon denali has gone through 2 transmissions, am AC unit, and a list of mechanical items that is ridiculous for a vehicle this age. Class action lawsuit...Lets all go because it is only going to get worse and GM could care less! They told us to take a jump! Really? A vehicle that costs 55,000 and thats the kind of service you have well screw them, I will never buy another GM nor will my friends, family or co-workers and I live near the plant. So who will have the last laugh!
#135 of 171 Re: Yukon 2005 transmission 79k [bugger2023]
Nov 14, 2012 (12:28 pm)
We're sorry to hear that you've had these troubles with your Yukon; had you already worked with Customer Assistance on this?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#136 of 171 2010Yukon Transmission Problem
Nov 14, 2012 (5:44 pm)
Took my Yukon to the dealer on today due to tranny jerking and hesitating from 25-50 mph. Its subtle and sometimes it's rough. I also get that "bump" that you guys keep talking about. I only have 50000 miles on it! They haven't given me a complete diagnosis yet but the general mechanic believes something is wrong internally in the transmission. Since this problem has arisen my mpg has dropped to 14.5. The dealer also alerted me of a recall on the tranny dipstick. It has the tendency to crack! And mine already did.
I remember when my dad had a 68' 442.....indestructible!!!