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2003 GMC Yukon Problems and Repair Histories

58 TrueDelta members own a 2003 GMC Yukon. 14 of these members (24.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 84 repairs to 2003 GMC Yukons--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 GMC Yukon problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 GMC Yukon problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 GMC Yukon problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2003 GMC Yukon repairs by problem area

25% of the 2003 GMC Yukon repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 31% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 84 repairs.

2003 GMC Yukon repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 GMC Yukon repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 28% between $100 and $499, 40% between $500 and $999, 16% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 50 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

GMC Yukon in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 140120    
160580 1000 Stabilitrak engaging when starting from slow speed, not due to road conditions. Found service repair order for an identical problem online, GMC Goodwrench still could not duplicate problem during test drive so would not perform repairs. 4 attempts, $900. automatic airride is not coming on and self levelling vehicle dealer checked and confirmed that shocks and compressor need replacing 
171740 0 Shocks and compressor for them needed replacing. 
GMC Yukon in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 77000    
89000 400 Emerg. brake would not hold. 
 

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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Yukon in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 77000    
86000 800 Fuel pump and fuel sending gauge needed replacement. 
98000 50 Service Air Bag light comes on intermittently. 
105000 500 The air bag passenger position sensor and pad needed to be replaced. 
136000 70 Door sill tabs broke. 
147000 400 One of the transmission coolant lines was leaking and needed to be replaced. 
153000 1500 Rebuilt the transmission. 
155000 0 Service 4WD warning comes on but doesn't stay on. Error codes aren't conclusive since they have so many and they have been there for many months. Technician reset them and problem doesn't re-occur. 
157000  
GMC Yukon in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 84000    
87000 1101 Encoder failed. This is the motorized device that engages 4H and 4L ABS sensor failure. LF 
89800 500 Failed LF Wheel Bearing - ridiculous at this low mileage 
91200 120 Failed Fan clutch - ridiculous at 84K 
94000 1150 A/C compressor seized, destroying also the a/c clutch and sending metal crap into the system. Compressor, clutch, belt, drier and hoses replaced. Ridiculously poor service from this original GMC part 
104000 1100 repeat failure of a/c compressor 
107000 700 Stalling - Fuel pump erratic 
113000 91 a/c cycling frequently even at 40 degree outside temp 
114000 700 Memory Seat Module failed - drivers power seat inoperable, both heated seats inop 
116500 200 Audio totally failed to produce sound even though accessory (radio,cd,dvd working). 
119000 0 Interior lights failed to operate for several days. Spontaneously fixed itself. Major rattle from behind/above cd changer/player on all but smooth roads 
126700 0 A/c compressor cycling frequently in cold weather. Can not be stopped without shutting HVAC down 
135000 800 Computer controller box for the 4WD started shifting uncommanded. This is second failure with 4WD on the car. Other was the encoder. It's no coincidence that LEMON and YUKON have 5 letters each. 
136000 125 hvac control in dash working erratically. Replaced module 
138000 550 Charcoal canister vent solenoid failure Idler pulley failure Alternator noisy 
138000 280 pitman arm loose 
140000 17 Power feed to the power seats and heated seats share the same circuit breaker. The connector beneath the drivers seat overheated somehow and went open circuit, Dealer said was the memory module $550 + $200 labor. As before, full of crap 
142000  

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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

GMC Yukon in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 92000    
138000 730 Injector cleaned, general tune-up.  Replaced broken plastic dash panel cover. 
167000 1100 Rear stabilizer system went out & had to be replaced Water pump was leaking and noticed by mechanic. Replaced. 
177000 800 Air Conditioner Compressor had to be replaced. Bearings were making noise. 
177000 665 Fuel Pump goes out along interstate. Had to be towed to shop.  
GMC Yukon in South Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
1000 Speedometer Cluster; wheel bearing - right front 
3000 All four bi-state shocks; several oil leaks particularly related to the engine oil cooler and transmision oil cooler. 
90000 900 Evaporator and several parts to air conditioner but not the compressor. 
125000 3000 Replaced air shocks. Had to replace both front and rear air 
 

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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Yukon in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 103000    
103000 45 actuator for front hvac replaced. HVAC control temp dial faulting. Engine light on. Rear access open on display (BCM problem). 
109000 325 OEM A/C compressor stalled causing housing leaks. Replaced compressor, dryer, orfice tube, and adjioning seals. 
112000 230 A/C compressor failed. Entire system cleaned. New compressor, dryer, seals, orfice tube, expansion valve, sensors, and added additional inline filter. 
112000 250 Water pump seal failing, temperture above 186, fan had minor play. Replaced water pump, thermostat, fan clutch, and timming chain. 

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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Yukon in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
1800 steering gear box 
400 Replace transmission under extended warrienty 
110000 2500 Leak from under battery. Leaking windshield washer pump motor. Engine running rough, poor fuel ecomony. Leak in intake manifold and dirty plug wires. Leaking water pump, replaced. 
118000 600 recurring leak in windshield pump/tank 
126000 650 Oil leak from valve cover gaskets 
136000 900 Leaking valve cover gaskets Leaking front axle seals replaced brake pads and turn rotors, first time ever passenger side front window motor replaced 
141000  
GMC Yukon in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 213900    
215760 157 Speedometer pegged at 200 kph & stopped working 
218240 385 Crankshaft position sensor replaced 
222580 920 Replace all four brakes rotors, pads and parking brake shoes. 4-wheel alignment and adjusted torsion bar suspension to re-level front suspension 
231260 370 Rubber boots on front driveshafts were split. Replace both front driveshaft assemblies. 
236560 1049 Replaced the rear half of the transfer case housing. Corroded out leaking oil. Cause of leak is by galvanic corrosion between the aluminum housing and the steel bolts & washer used to join both halves. 
252960 240 Drivers door window regulator mechanism was replaced 
257920 113 Replaced leaking heater HVAC fluid quick connectors 
 
GMC Yukon in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 97000    
116000 500 new window tracks and motors for both front windows and new switch for rear passenger window 500.00 
156000 700 exhaust manifold bolts broke off both sides new manifolds and hardware 
160000 1800 block was one that had bad casting (which I hear gmc knew and did not recall)which slowly let antifreeze into engine thus cause failure and engine replacement 
 

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