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GMC Yukon repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

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GMC Yukon transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (24%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 74 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

420-horsepower 6.2L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

16000 mi Transmission clunking and shifting poorly. Replaced transmission under warranty with updated factory new unit 
13020 mi Recall repair for transmission shudder. Seems like they reflashed the truck and that's all. 

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2015 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

420-horsepower 6.2L V8 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

22000 mi Repair did not fix the shuddering. It actually made it worse as it occurs in multiple shift points not just the 4-5 shift. Dealer checking with GM. I requested the calibration of the shift points be set back to the original settings. 

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2011 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

403-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

38500 mi Transmission Dipstick tube fracture. Broke clean in half about 10" above end of the actual dipstick. WAS included in GM recall ( yet i received no notice from GM, far as i can tell) The Valvoline tech disouvered it while checking fluid level 

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2011 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

49000 mi Rear differential pinion seal was leaking. Dealer replaced seal under warranty. 

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2010 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

48500 mi Leaking front output shaft seal leak. Dealer replaced the seal under warranty 

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2009 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid 4-speed 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range

57280 mi

C $250
Front transfer case failure 

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2008 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

380-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

114000 mi

US $2500
rebuilt front differential left front cv axle replaced 

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2008 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

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

57000 mi leaking transfer case, leaking transmission housing, 
25000 mi Front axle seal Replaced pinion seal. 

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2008 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

380-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

101000 mi

US $400
CV joints replaced 
34000 mi Harsh downshift 

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2008 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid 4-speed 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range

86800 mi

C $615
leaking front differential seal 

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2008 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

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

101000 mi

US $405
Leaking axle seal 

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2007 GMC Yukon

Engine not specified

38440 mi new rear U-joint put in 

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2007 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

380-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

72000 mi

US $600
Transmission lines were leaking, had to replace them. 
150300 mi

US $30
Squeaking 
62000 mi

US $184
Car was making a noise from the front end. Front differential was rebuilt. 
77000 mi Automatic transmission is shifting roughly. 
126300 mi

US $1500
chasing high speed (70 mph+) vibration on acceleration only. replaced front differential. balanced both drive shafts 
137000 mi

US $1000
vibration at freeway speed, replaced front differential gear, drive shaft balanced,rear differential inspected, problem persists 

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2007 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

62000 mi

US $140
Leak in one of the transmission cooler lines leading to the cooler. 

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2007 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

380-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

115940 mi

C $1900
transmission seals leaking 
82000 mi Whining Noise in the vehicle 
32000 mi Transmission front pump seal. 

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2007 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

54000 mi Sprog Gear replacement 

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2007 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

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

20600 mi Transmission - replaced sprag gear,clutch, 3-4 plates 
106300 mi

US $400
100,000 mile service. Small transmission line leak detected and repaired. 
129000 mi

US $1100
Differential making whining noise. They replaced ring and pinion gear. 
78980 mi

C $560
Transfer case was rebuilt and electric 4 wheel shifting module was replaced. 

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2005 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

335-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

122000 mi

US $1400
Transmission (4L60E) lost Rev/2nd/4th gears. 

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2005 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

37000 mi

US $100
Complete transmission failure resulting in installation of a remanufactured unit. 
105700 mi Service 4WD notification, actuator replaced. 
120000 mi Whining noise from rear end. Replaced entire axle/differential assembly. 

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2005 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

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

80000 mi

US $2600
Transmission failure 
142000 mi

US $600
Bad transfer case bearing. Replacement t-case $1300, labor $400, With warranty cost owner $600 
162300 mi

US $742
front diff installed by warranty company lasted 1 year. just long enough to be out of warranty. all bearings replaced paid for by owner gear box replaced by warranty company lasted 2 years. still under warranty from re manufacturer. owner paid $100 for labor cost 
60140 mi

C $225
Transmission line was leaking. Replaced by dealer. 
98580 mi

C $1000
computer that engages transfer case (4WD) needed to be replaced. 
112000 mi

C $480
replaced u-joint 

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2005 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

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

59500 mi

US $400
Yukon would off and on lock in 4-low. Mechanic found transmission line leak when had in for other service work 
73000 mi

US $200
Rear u-joint on back started making horrible noise. Had to replace. 
76000 mi

US $125
U-joint making clunking noises again. Replaced U-joint. Still making noise when shifting from reverse to drive or drive to reverse. Added differential oil. Still making noise. Have to take to mechanic again soon. 

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2004 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

335-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

198000 mi

US $2000
No previous symptoms. Sudden loss of reverse, 2 and 4 gear. Fractured sun shell. Transmission had all required services done over the life of the car. Rebuilt transmission should be good for another 200,000 miles. now has 3 year warranty. 
109000 mi

US $100
Clanking noise when putting the car in gear..ended up getting new rear U-Joints which solved the problem. Dealer quote was ~$300, had private mechanic fix for $75 

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2004 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

134000 mi

US $1210
transmission service caused by a leaking pan gasket, pinion seal and fluid 

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2004 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

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

145000 mi

US $956
Replaced U Joint 
166000 mi

US $316
Replaced transmission hose lines 
138000 mi

US $1250
Replaced water pump, and all 3 transmission lines to transmission cooler. 

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2004 GMC Yukon 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

125300 mi

US $200
Front differential pinion seal was leaking 

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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

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

147000 mi

US $400
One of the transmission coolant lines was leaking and needed to be replaced. 
153000 mi

US $1500
Rebuilt the transmission. 
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. 
87000 mi

US $2800
Transmission rear planitary gear failed. Had to have transmission rebuilt 
87000 mi

US $916
Encoder failed. This is the motorized device that engages 4H and 4L 
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. 

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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

89000 mi

US $2300
New transmission. 

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2003 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

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

150020 mi

C $100
When you go from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive or vice versa, the engine light goes on. Its a screw up in the computer/ electrical area, The drive train still functions. 
74000 mi

US $400
Replace transmission under extended warrienty 
136000 mi

US $900
Leaking front axle seals 
231260 mi

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

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2002 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

388000 mi Front differential needed replacement. 

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2002 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

169000 mi

US $1300
Rear axle seal leaking 

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2002 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

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

110000 mi

US $1350
Tranny needed to be tuned. I am waiting for it to fail. Currrently have 122000 on truck. 

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2002 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

68000 mi

US $1200
Car was in for loud noise, in shop for over two weeks; within a week after picking up car it had to be towed to shop, transmission had to be replaced. Trans was dropped on previous visit and bearing replaced, and then had to replace transmission. 

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2002 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV

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

57204 mi

US $140
service transmission 

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2001 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

130000 mi

US $80
Replace filter 
231000 mi Replaced rear transmission seal, $5. 

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2001 GMC Yukon 4dr SUV, ext.

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

170000 mi u-joint repair needed 
199000 mi

US $375
Replaced carrier bearings in rear end. 

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1999 GMC Yukon

Engine not specified

78000 mi

US $600
Rear pinion bearing went bad(scored in one place) mechanic said it sets too long and the top of the bearing is not covered in the lube for a long period.I think it was a faulty bearing. But hey, the truck is 14.5 years old. 

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1999 GMC Yukon 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

67000 mi

US $100
Hard shifting from 1st to 2nd gear, was told it's normal on GM transmissions and it needs a new valve body for $1100. 
86000 mi

US $400
To address a hard 1-2 shift, I replaced the fuel filter, air filter, changed the transmission fluid and filter, and dropped the 1-2 accumulator and changed the big spring which was worn. Not entirely successful as didn't replace accumulator. 

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