2003 GMC Yukon Problems and Repair Histories

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2003 GMC Yukon repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 96 repairs.

2003 GMC Yukon repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (40%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 52 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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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

GMC Yukon in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jan 2014
Dec 2011

160580 mi

C $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 
Jan 2014

171740 mi
Shocks and compressor for them needed replacing. 
GMC Yukon in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

89000 mi

US $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
Dec 2007 - Jun 2015
Jul 2008

86000 mi

US $800
Fuel pump and fuel sending gauge needed replacement. 
May 2009

98000 mi

US $50
Service Air Bag light comes on intermittently. 
Jul 2009

105000 mi

US $500
The air bag passenger position sensor and pad needed to be replaced. 
Mar 2012

136000 mi

US $70
Door sill tabs broke. 
May 2013

147000 mi

US $400
One of the transmission coolant lines was leaking and needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2013

153000 mi

US $1500
Rebuilt the transmission. 
Dec 2013

155000 mi
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. 
Sep 2014

165000 mi

US $75
Changed rear brakes and turned rotors. 
GMC Yukon in Nebraska, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2015
Jun 2009

87000 mi

US $1101
Encoder failed. This is the motorized device that engages 4H and 4L ABS sensor failure. LF 
Aug 2009

90000 mi

US $500
Failed LF Wheel Bearing - ridiculous at this low mileage 
Sep 2009

91000 mi

US $120
Failed Fan clutch - ridiculous at 84K 
Nov 2009

94000 mi

US $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 
May 2010

104000 mi

US $1100
repeat failure of a/c compressor 
Sep 2010

107000 mi

US $700
Stalling - Fuel pump erratic 
Mar 2011

113000 mi

US $91
a/c cycling frequently even at 40 degree outside temp 
Jul 2011

114000 mi

US $700
Memory Seat Module failed - drivers power seat inoperable, both heated seats inop 
Aug 2011

116500 mi

US $200
Audio totally failed to produce sound even though accessory (radio,cd,dvd working). 
Sep 2011

119000 mi
Interior lights failed to operate for several days. Spontaneously fixed itself. Major rattle from behind/above cd changer/player on all but smooth roads 
Apr 2012

126700 mi
A/c compressor cycling frequently in cold weather. Can not be stopped without shutting HVAC down 
Feb 2013

135000 mi

US $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. 
Mar 2013

136000 mi

US $125
hvac control in dash working erratically. Replaced module 
May 2013

138000 mi

US $550
Charcoal canister vent solenoid failure Idler pulley failure Alternator noisy 
Jun 2013

138000 mi

US $280
pitman arm loose 
Sep 2013

140000 mi

US $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 
Jul 2015

153000 mi
Repetitive evap trouble codes are a way of life for this vehicle. This time a thorough cleaning on the fuel cap may have cleared it up for now 

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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

GMC Yukon in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
Feb 2009

138000 mi

US $730
Injector cleaned, general tune-up.  Replaced broken plastic dash panel cover. 
Dec 2009

167000 mi

US $1100
Rear stabilizer system went out & had to be replaced Water pump was leaking and noticed by mechanic. Replaced. 
Apr 2010

177000 mi

US $800
Air Conditioner Compressor had to be replaced. Bearings were making noise. 
Jun 2010

177000 mi

US $665
Fuel Pump goes out along interstate. Had to be towed to shop.  
GMC Yukon in South Dakota, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2012
Jan 2008

80000 mi

US $1000
Speedometer Cluster; wheel bearing - right front 
Mar 2008

85000 mi

US $3000
All four bi-state shocks; several oil leaks particularly related to the engine oil cooler and transmision oil cooler. 
May 2008

89000 mi

US $900
Evaporator and several parts to air conditioner but not the compressor. 
Feb 2012

125000 mi

US $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
Nov 2009 - Jul 2011
Dec 2009

102999 mi

US $45
actuator for front hvac replaced. HVAC control temp dial faulting. Engine light on. Rear access open on display (BCM problem). 
Aug 2010

109000 mi

US $325
OEM A/C compressor stalled causing housing leaks. Replaced compressor, dryer, orfice tube, and adjioning seals. 
Jun 2011

113000 mi

US $230
A/C compressor failed. Entire system cleaned. New compressor, dryer, seals, orfice tube, expansion valve, sensors, and added additional inline filter. 
Jul 2011

113000 mi

US $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
May 2005 - Jul 2011
Jan 2005

54000 mi

US $1800
steering gear box 
Jun 2006

74000 mi

US $400
Replace transmission under extended warrienty 
Nov 2008

110000 mi

US $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. 
May 2009

118000 mi

US $600
recurring leak in windshield pump/tank 
Dec 2009

126000 mi

US $650
Oil leak from valve cover gaskets 
Dec 2010

136000 mi

US $900
Leaking valve cover gaskets Leaking front axle seals replaced brake pads and turn rotors, first time ever passenger side front window motor replaced 
GMC Yukon in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Sep 2012
Mar 2011

215760 mi

C $157
Speedometer pegged at 200 kph & stopped working 
Apr 2011

218240 mi

C $385
Crankshaft position sensor replaced 
Jun 2011

222580 mi

C $920
Replace all four brakes rotors, pads and parking brake shoes. 4-wheel alignment and adjusted torsion bar suspension to re-level front suspension 
Sep 2011

231260 mi

C $370
Rubber boots on front driveshafts were split. Replace both front driveshaft assemblies. 
Nov 2011

235817 mi

C $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. 
Jun 2012

252960 mi

C $240
Drivers door window regulator mechanism was replaced 
Aug 2012

257920 mi

C $113
Replaced leaking heater HVAC fluid quick connectors 
GMC Yukon in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2014
Feb 2011

116000 mi

US $500
new window tracks and motors for both front windows and new switch for rear passenger window 500.00 
Feb 2013

156000 mi

US $700
exhaust manifold bolts broke off both sides new manifolds and hardware 
May 2013

160000 mi

US $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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2003 GMC Yukon Repair Histories

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