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GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon Denali, GMC Yukon XL, Electrical, SUV
#72 of 169 Re: 2008 GMC Yukon SLT Battery Drain [amiebennight]
Mar 02, 2012 (5:14 am)
Good morning amibennight,
Unfortunately, I don't have access to technical information. I do see that a battery cable replacement has helped several posters. It sounds as though you've been in to your dealership on this - have you spoken with them about this as a possible fix? If you would like to have us follow up with them about your diagnostic appointment(s), please send us an email with more information (include your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership).
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#73 of 169 2008 Yukon XL - Excess oil consumption is the latest problem!
Mar 05, 2012 (12:21 pm)
I'm becoming a regular Monday morning customer at my dealership. Thank goodness, they are great but this is getting really frustrating! I have the same oil consumption problem that many others have mentioned. I had the valve rocker arm cover replaced on Feb 22nd hoping that would be the end of this. Yesterday, the service engine light came on so I will be taking it in again. Hard to believe that my engine doesn't have some serious problems after all this.
By the way, we bought this car new and have had many problems!
First, the car came with bad shocks. This took forever to diagnose and we had to go to a few different dealers.
Next, we had the reduced engine power problem that many have had. Again, this took a while to diagnose and fix. The dealer I had been going to was completely incompetant with this issue. I switched dealers and they have been great. They replaced the throttle position cover.
We also had the drivers side door lock actuator/latch replaced because the door wouldn't lock. Again, an issue I've seen on this forum. Unfortunately, this was not a covered issue so it cost almost $300.
While I like my car, I really don't think I should have so many problems with a 2008. In fact, I don't think I should have any problems with a 2008. I'm afraid that this is just a poor quality car. It's too bad because we have a 2001 Yukon XL that one of our kids now drives and we've owned since it was new. That car, with 200,000 miles has had no problems at all - nothing! I took for granted that this was the quality we would expect when we purchased the 2008.
#74 of 169 Re: 2008 Yukon XL - Excess oil consumption is the latest problem! [mmoran1234]
Mar 06, 2012 (8:45 am)
I'm glad that you have found a dealership you like working with and are treating you well, but can understand why you're frustrated. Have you worked with Customer Assistance already on this?
If you wanted to do so, please get in touch via email (include your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and name of your dealership). My coworker Christina, who answers incoming emails from the forum, will advise you further.
GM Customer Service
#76 of 169 Re: 2008 GMC Yukon SLT Battery Drain [gmcustsvcsarah]
Mar 06, 2012 (8:43 pm)
Sarah: I sent an email last Friday with the requested info. Did you receive it? We have also since taken the truck to another dealer who says he cannot isolate the problem but is fairly certain it's a problem in the instrument panel. Please advise...we are getting desperate for some answers and a solution.
#77 of 169 Re: 2008 GMC Yukon SLT Battery Drain [amiebennight]
Mar 07, 2012 (5:57 am)
I confirmed with Christina (she handles the incoming emails from Edmunds) that she has received your email; she will be responding to you today. I apologize for the delay!
GM Customer Service
#78 of 169 New owner needs your help!!!!!!
Mar 08, 2012 (3:08 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Yukon Denali with 52,000 miles and right after I drove it off the lot the locks started unlocking and locking, reduced engine power and gages started going crazy! That happened all the way home (70 miles) Next day I drove it about 10 miles no issues. Monday I drove it to work all excited and on my lunch break it all started back up. Same things going on and it even got worse, died on me three times and would not start after that. They put it on a flatbed back to whitewater so now I sit here in chicago waiting to get my truck back and it's been 3 days and NO ANSWERS Please if anyone has any idea what going on PLEASE TELL ME HOW YOU FIXED IT. Thanks, Brian
#79 of 169 Re: New owner needs your help!!!!!! [06xldenali1]
Mar 09, 2012 (5:38 am)
I'm sorry to read about the difficulties you're encountering with your Yukon, 06xldenali. Is your vehicle at one of our dealerships? If so, we can get a call in to check on the progress if you like. Please email us your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership.
GM Customer Service
#81 of 169 Re: New owner needs your help!!!!!! [gmcustsvcsarah]
Mar 10, 2012 (7:31 am)
Good morning Sarah I've tried to Email you 3-4 different ways and it always comes back to me. Please tell me how I can get you that info. Dealership has driven my car over a 100 miles now and still no answers. It happened to the service manager 1 time he had it out and could not find anything when he got it back to the dealership. Really starting to wonder if I should call them to make sure they still have the HHR I traded in cause I don't know if they are ever going to find the issue. Had my car for about 24 hrs and now the dealership has had it about 5 days Just a very sad new GM owner that wants his car back. Don't know, maybe the dealership does not have the equipment it needs or what but everday I need to call them, they never call me with an update. Hate calling them cause I feel like I'm being a pain but I just want to hear they found the issue and I can finally have the car I paid 26k for. Every morning my 3 yr old asks me "Daddy when are we getting our new car back?" So again sarah if you could let me know that cause I feel I really need your help!!!!! Thanks, Brian