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GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Oil, SUV
#190 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [gmcustsvcsarah]
May 16, 2012 (5:28 pm)
Wow, why did I think maybe just maybe my 2007 Tahoe with 46,000 miles would not start to use oil like all these other people are going through. Well it has now I guess I will have to fight with Gm to get this problem fixed. This is just going to be a big hassle and a big waste of time.
#191 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [rjt427]
May 17, 2012 (5:48 am)
Have you had an oil consumption test done on your Tahoe at this point? If you decided to work with us, this would be the first step in our process of determining what's going on with your Tahoe.
We're happy to work with you through this process, as well. Please contact us at socialmediagm.com 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).
GM Customer Service
#192 of 242 GMC Yukon Oil consumption and other problems
May 22, 2012 (6:09 pm)
Recently, my 2008 Yukon 5.3L (with 79,000 miles) began misfiring, and "service traction control" and "service stabilitrak" popped up on dash. I immediately limped over to my dealer. The car was definitely misfiring and shifting very hard. After 3 days (4 hours of diagnosis)???, the dealer explained that I was down 4 quarts of oil (within 3,000 miles), and claimes that they need to replace the deflector plate and de-carbonize the engine at a cost of $1,200. First of all, how is this not covered under the 100,000 mile warranty??? and how does oil consumption have anything to do with stabilitrak and traction control? I feel like I'm getting ripped off, and I'm in for a lot more headaches and wasted trips to the dealer. Can anyone shed some light on this?. Thanks.
#193 of 242 Re: GMC Yukon Oil consumption and other problems [thirstyyukon]
May 23, 2012 (5:01 am)
Good morning thirstyyukon,
Below my signature, I have included a list of covered components for the 2008 GMC warranty. We'd be happy to look into this situation further with you if you wanted to send the following information to socialmediagm.com: your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your involved dealership.
GM Customer Service
Engine: Cylinder head, block, timing gears, timing chain, timing cover, oil pump/oil pump housing, OHC carriers, valve covers, oil pan, seals, gaskets, turbocharger, supercharger and all internal lubricated parts as well as manifolds, flywheel, water pump, harmonic balancer and engine mount. Timing belts are covered until the first scheduled maintenance interval.
Transmission/Transaxle/Transfer Case: Case, all internal lubricated parts, torque converter, transfer case, transmission/transaxle mounts, seals, and gaskets.
Drive Systems: Final drive housing, all internal lubricated parts, axle shafts and bearings, constant velocity joints, axle housing, propeller shafts, universal joints, wheel bearings, locking hubs, front differential actuator, supports, front and rear hub bearings, seals and gaskets.
#194 of 242 2007 Yukon Oil Consumption
Jun 02, 2012 (7:17 pm)
My 2007 Yukon is doing the same thing. I took it and they did some work on the engine while I had just passed my manufacture warranty by one month. Good thing is that they still goodwill the job and was not charged. Great huhn? Not really because months later it still did the same thing, burned about 2 qts. in 2000 miles. Then I found out that it is a three step process in which the first two never fixes the issue until the third comes along. The change of the pistons and a little tweak here and there. Now they want me to pay half on step two. The average of this job comes to be around $6000. It will cost me $3000 to have the same issue in months this should be a recall on the engine. I have called GMC customer service but they have yet to return my call. I have two GMC vehicles and this issue is making me look into other manufactures for future purchase in cars. The sad thing is that I a only 28 years old. I have a lot of cars to purchase in my life to come. Hopefully:,)
#195 of 242 Re: 2007 Yukon Oil Consumption [able29luis]
Jun 06, 2012 (9:21 am)
I'm sorry that you had not received a call back from us at the time of your post; were you assigned a case number? We can check into this if you were to send the Service Request Number (71-**********) or the last 8 of your VIN to socialmediagm.com
GM Customer Service
#196 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [kutndry]
Jun 07, 2012 (11:33 am)
If it has the 5.3L V-8 you are certianly not alone. My 2008 did it after just 52,000 miles. GM refused to acknowledge any kind of problem and kept sening me back for oil changes. After i threatened legal action they replaced all pistons, connecting rods and rings. They know about the problem, they just know that the cost to correct would break them.
I've since advised all of my colleagues and extended family to avoide GM products. We've always been only a GM family. We've purchased 3 brand new our selves and our relative have purchased many more. Venture, Aveo, Uplander, Cobalt, Saturn just in the past few years! That's over and GM can do as McCain once suggested, "Blame yourself!"
#197 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [GM_Blaine]
Jun 16, 2012 (5:37 am)
Since around November, I have been having this oil consumption issue and had worked done to my GMC Yukon. It has been worked on once and my next job will cost me a lot. I've talked with GMC personnel but they have been extending this issue too long. I wonder if it is to find a way to neglect paying or assisting me with this big problem and headache this oil burning issue has given me.
They are calling me every other day to keep me up to date, but it should not be dragged this long. What should I do next? Anyone have any good advise?
#198 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [able29luis]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 16, 2012 (5:52 am)
Not sure what the scope of GMC's participation is, but you could try the BBB Auto Line. Or try your local consumer protection agency or lemon lawyer. It's nice that GM went to bat for you when you took this problem to the dealer a month after the warranty expired but it doesn't sound like they fixed it.
$3,000 would go a long way toward getting a crate engine installed.
#199 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [rjt427]
Jun 23, 2012 (6:42 am)
Add me to the long list of others with 2007 Yukon XL oil consumption problems. It started at the 30,000 mile mark and since then I have been through 3 oil consumption tests and three rounds of extension mechanical fixes per the GM specs and its still not resolved. I contacted GM customer service and was assigned a case number but all that did was put a rep on the case who called me and the dealer to monitor progress of the attempts to fix it. They declined my only request - which was to extend my warranty in light of the fact that I now have 68,000 miles on the engine and the 5 yr warranty period expires in July 2012. Its going to be tough for me to buy another GM vehicle.