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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,763 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 GMC Yukon steering problems

steering problem

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1998 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 292013

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


Power steering pump lost "power", luckily, at low speed and close to home. The pulley shaft broke off at the impeller. I replaced the pump, with a reman from autozone. The "new" pump lasted about 25 miles before it's shaft broke. I'm installing a replacement reman this evening.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #5

Aug 102004

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The power steering goes into "full mode" at speeds above about 25 mph, making a one inch movement of the steering wheel into the equivalent of a one quarter turn of the wheel. It is especially dangerous on the freeway, although on city streets it makes the vehicle jerk around in the lane. This has already been reported and has resulted in one death and about 8-10 accidents. My wife and children will not drive the vehicle due to this condition, and I have had several "close calls" due to this faulty GMC part, which has a technical service bulletin already published about it.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012004

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Consumer complained about a steering problem. There was a lost of motion in the steering wheel and it was loose. The vehicle was very unstable when driving at high speeds. The vehicle would veer into oncoming lanes and or in traffic with no warning.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 272003

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,579 miles


The steering over compensates at speeds of 20+. please refer to EA99-011, as it is consistent with that document.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 132004

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer stated that for six months while driving and making left turns steering became loose.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 212003

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has the same problem as stated in NHTSA recall NHTSA 97V142000. Vehicle description: Light duty extended-cab pickup trucks and 4-door utility trucks. The lower steering shaft to steering gear pinch bolt is "finger loose" or missing allowing the bolt to loosen and fall out. The steering shaft yoke can wear, causing an off center steering wheel.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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