2001 GMC Yukon XL from North America - Comments

4th Apr 2004, 20:15

Yes, I have an 02' Yukon Xl, thinking of trading it in for a less expensive, smaller vehichle - Hopefully I can get a trade in good enough. Anyway I, nor most of my friends who own Yukon/XL, Tahoe/Suburban's have EVER had any trouble with their automobiles.

9th Jun 2004, 06:09

My mother drives a 2000 Yukon Denali with brake problems that the dealer nor other local mechanics have been able to fix. The brake pedal goes 3/4 of the way to the floor before the brakes begin to work. About gave me a heart attack when I drove it! The dealer adjusted the rear brake shoes to where the pedal feel was where it should be, but then they were too tight, and the brakes smoked and the rear wheels were too hot to touch. Any ideas?

Yes, GM has serious brake issues. I suggest going to www.nhtsa.gov to ask for an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for those of you with more dangerous issues than mine.

29th Jun 2004, 09:29

I have a 2001 Denali. I am just now encountering my first big problem. The transfer case has started leaking from the seal. The truck has 91,000 miles on it and this is the only problem I've had! KNOCK ON WOOD! Great truck!

GP.

8th Sep 2004, 07:01

I am having a problem with my 2001 Yukon XL. The carpet is soaking wet and the dealership cannot seem to find out why. If I lift up the carpet, the padding squeezes out water. Does anyone know what it could be? It seems to be coming in when it rains. Thanks.

4th Feb 2005, 13:05

I know why your carpet may be wet. I'm currently looking at trading in my 2000 Yukon XL because it leaks. After a decent rain storm water leaks from the area where the visor is mounted. I've resealed the roof lights, but that's not were the leak is from. We're now thinking that it may be coming in from the "rain gutter" above the windshield. We're basing this theory on the fact that I had to scrape ice from the interior side of windshield after the last snow storm.

The power mirrors stopped working after 40,000 miles. Unfortunately the dealership I purchased it from in 1999 went out of business two weeks after I bought it. At 30,000 the VCR/TV set up stopped working. Thankfully I had the business card of the company that the dealership had install it. Unfortunately the dealership never paid the bill for the system so the warranty was invalid.

10th May 2005, 16:05

I have had a 2001 Yukon XL since new. It has 115,000 miles on it and the original brakes! I had them checked last week and they still have a way to go. I must admit that a lot of my driving is highway, but this is amazing. I have had only one problem since new, the water leak some people complain about in the front passenger floor area. It was determined to be a clogged drain on the air conditioner. Hasn't been wet since. This is a fine piece of machinery and I tow a trailer as well. Still rides well at this mileage and has yet to develop any sqeaks or other signs of age. GMC makes a great car, almost as good as my Lexus.

13th Sep 2005, 11:32

2001 GMC Yukon. I have had nothing, but problems. Latest is the ABS control module failure. >$1,000 to fix and I have less than 50,000 miles on this vehicle. I will never buy another GMC vehicle.

Sad to say, I called GMC about the many, many ABS failures. They don't care. August another recall was issued on this vehicle for ABS problems.. not the same one as I am having, but ABS none-the-less. However, GMC says they will not honor the recall until a letter is sent and that may be a year from now... really?? how ridiculous!!

13th Oct 2005, 20:38

I have a 2002 Yukon XL with a pretty serious leaking problem. Every time it rains, the driver's side front and rear floors are soaked. Additionally, it seems to happen in the summer with heavy AC use. Could it be AC drainage and an exterior leak? Other than that, love the truck. Can anyone shed some light on the wet floor?

18th Nov 2005, 16:22

I have an 03 and just had the front brakes replaced in September. and they are already making noise. I BABY my truck and my husband gets annoyed because I will let of 1.5 miles or so to let the truck slow on its own so its not me. it pulls to the left. and I have had other issues with the truck. I don't understand how my Chevy silverado can be so great and my GMC is a piece of mechanical garbage.

29th Nov 2005, 13:04

I own a 2003 Tahoe with endless problems since day one.

Initially it wouldn't start due to fuel pump problems.

I have had to replace the brake rotors, both passenger and driver power window regulators.

Now when it rains, the driver side carpet get soaked.

The padding is badly soaked.

It deosn't happen when I wash the truck. I can't figure out where the leak is coming from.

Does anyone have any ideas as to where the leak is coming from? help, the smell is killing me!

30th Nov 2005, 02:07

My mother owns 1999 Chevy Tahoe, the same SUV people, just def-rt body. The brakes don't work at all. I took it to a master mech. at a college and he said that Chevy put too small brakes in the front. We were very baffled about this as we were going to tow a trailer with this. It had the 5.7 liter vortec what ever that means. Nothing changed in the engine at all since the 1950's, well exp fuel injection. My dad all way's loved Chevy and Ford, but now he knows the Truth about GM selling out to cheaper part's, not like ford or dodge.

5th May 2006, 13:55

I have a 2001 Yukon and It has been a headache since day 1 also. At first it was the anti-lock brake issue which caused me to slide through an intersection and almost get into a wreck. The second issue was the leak in the drivers side floor. The third issue is the air conditioner only blowing on high not on low. The last problem is the air ride suspension sending false codes to computer.

6th Jun 2006, 08:32

My 2000 Chevy Suburban has been soaking the drivers front floor for the past few weeks. It didn't happen in snow or previous rain so I am leaning towards a/c drainage problem.

19th Jun 2006, 20:44

I have a '99 Suburban and I also have a very wet passenger side floor. I think it may be the air conditioning since I saw no water dripping down to the ground after a 60 mile ride in 93 degree heat the other day, but I now have a very wet passenger carpet. Nothing like the smell of wet carpet greeting you in the morning! Does anyone have an idea of how to clear the air conditioning drain?

5th Jul 2006, 20:39

I own a 2000 Gmc yukon XL, the new body style. I was working fine until it reached 80,000 miles. I had to change all 4 rotors, the emergency brakes, the 4 shocks, the exhaust, the rear diff, and now the fuel pump. The car also guzzles gas. My passenger side flooring is always wet and the AC still blows even when the switch is off. Also the OnStar does not work and the Service four wheel drive light comes on all of the time. This car is always dealer serviced and Brakes and oil change done every 3,000 miles. The truck looks brand new, but has all of these issues. GMC sucks.