2001 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L V8 from North America


A good choice for someone needing room and trailer towing capability


The transfer case computer acted up at about 55000 miles - repaired under warranty.

The seat heater switches (both front seats) acted up. One was replaced under warranty. The other would not act up for the dealership.

The emergency brake required frequent adjustment, and one of the drums needed to be replaced. When the drum was replaced, a new design of the brake unit was installed (redesign by GM - TSB report). No problem was noted after this fix.

General Comments:

It has a very smooth ride - much to my wife's liking, but a bit "soft" for my tastes. For a big vehicle, it is very nimble. It has a relatively small turning radius.

It has adequate power, but it could use more (especially at my altitude - about 7,000 ft).

The vehicle is a very good tow vehicle. It is somewhat hampered by the lack of power with a heavy trailer, but it has given me no reason to complain. It is a very stable tow vehicle.

This vehicle has the third row seats. They are fine for people without legs, but they really only work for small kids or very short trips.

Other than the seat heater switches and emergency brake problem, the vehicle seems to be well designed and built.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2005

2001 GMC Yukon XL k16 from North America


Problem with the brakes at 33,395 miles. Brakes failed four times within two days of traveling. No vibrations, just soft, not able to stop within a given distance. Pulled off the road twice to keep from rear ending the vehicle in front of me.

General Comments:

Love the XL, but the brakes are no good. GM show place replaced the rotors, pads and cleaned the sensors. Said the old rotors were rusty and needed to be replaced. The pads were only half gone.

No warranty since I bought it on 1/27/01. Took it in at approx. 22,000 miles for soft brakes, they said the ABS was working OK. Each time you would stop the brake pedal would almost touch the floor.

Since new rotors and pads were installed, the brakes have been OK. Going to travel soon, hope they hold out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th October, 2004

2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3 from North America


A quality vehicle


When the truck is at a stop light or sitting still, it acts like it is going to cut off.

At 53000, the ABS and the parking brake light started coming on and staying on.

General Comments:

Overall I really have enjoyed owning this truck. It has good acceleration and the ride is smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2004

2001 GMC Yukon XL 5.8L from North America


Great truck, poor quality


Replaced front axle (under warranty).

Replaced tie rods at 45,000 miles.

Various and numerous electrical problems.

General Comments:

I have a serious love/hate relationship with this vehicle. Design and performance are great. Reliability is old-world. Trying to guess what electrical glitch will pop up next makes ownership exciting.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th June, 2003

1st Mar 2004, 18:23

Have you had any ABS brake problems since you've owned your vehicle? I am experiencing a problem with the ABS brake system running constantly. My wife moved the vehicle today and it has began showing these signs of trouble. Do you know of this in respect to your vehicle?

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2001 GMC Yukon XL 5.3L from North America


Dangerous brake performance issues


Brake Failure at 22,000 miles. GMC wants customer to pay for this despite that the car is still under warranty.

General Comments:

GMC already settled a class action law suit for brake issues on the Chevy Suburban. My experience indicates the problem STILL has not been solved. If your car vibrates, shakes, or pulls to the left or right during braking from freeway speeds down to a complete stop, then you have the problem. Brake repairs are expensive, and brake performance issues are very serious in regards to safety. Email me at Erktank@aol.com if you have this problem with your GMC Yukon or Suburban.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th June, 2003

18th Jun 2003, 23:26

My wife and I have been chasing this problem for over 1 year now. This has been very expensive in time and money. The Best Chevy Dealer with 100 miles is clueless. The Yukon would almost jerk you off the road and they still couldn't trace it down. Rotated rotors, wheels, new brakes 3 times within 1 month, new ABS computer, new ABS sensors - nothing.

They actually sent us home after paying the bill with this to say "well, it seems to be a bit better, but I still wouldn't drive it on the freeway."

We are also having stalling / dying issues at all speeds. But the truck always seems to start right back up. It's Hell!