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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,485 miles

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1998 GMC Yukon windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #10

Apr 212007

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,850 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Intermittently windshield wipers do not function.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #9

Dec 022004

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
A recall was issued on the windshield wiper motor, however, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN even though it has been at the dealer for the same failure that was mentioned in the recall. The windshield wipers worked intermittently. This started on December 2, 2004 and continued to do this two or three times a week. The vehicle was in motion when the wipers went out.

- Middletown , OH, USA

problem #8

May 202005

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
For the past year, my wipers have been stopping intermittently. Especially when it is raining, they do not start. I try when the weather is dryer, and they seem to work at that time, however, still intermittenly.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 202004

Yukon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving in the rain the windshield wipers stopped for no apparent reason. I had to change lanes through traffic and stop on the shoulder because I had no visibility. This same event has happened a couple of times previous to this incident. My husband own a different GMC vechile that was recalled due to the same problem. It seems that the 1998 Yukon was not included in the most recent recall related to this problem and I believe this is a serious issue that GM should address. This defect is putting alot of people in danger and it is very clear that GM is aware of it.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #6

Mar 242004

Yukon

  • 84,000 miles
While driving in rainy weather front windshield wipers failed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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problem #5

Mar 102004

(reported on)

Yukon

  • 110,000 miles
While driving with the windshield wipers on they will suddenly quit working. Consumer has to exist the truck and play with the wiper for them to restart. This results in poor visibility and almost causes accidents. There's a recall 03V159000 for this issue but the model and year is outside the remedy scope.

- Highland Springs, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 062003

Yukon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving on the interstate in so. Idaho, during a heavy rainstorm, in moderate traffic, my windshield wiper suddenly stopped working. I could not see anything in front of me (through the windshield) and had to guide my car to the shoulder of the road using the side window for visability. I repeatedly turned the wiper switches but could not get them to work. I sat by the side of the interstate for over 20 minutes with my engine running while trying to get the wipers to start working again. They did not. I had to abandon my vehicle and flag down a passing vehicle to assist me in getting help. When I returned to the vehicle with a mechanic, and started my Yukon up, the wipers worked fine. I immediately took the vehicle to a GMC dealer where I first learned that the wiper motor was defective, I learned that GMC knew it was defective and also learned that GMC was not going to fix the problem.

- Hamilton, MT, USA

problem #3

Feb 172004

Yukon

  • miles
While driving on the interstate during a wet snow-storm, in heavy traffic that contributed to the slush on our windshield, the windshield wipers quit working. It is only by the grace of god that I was able to cross lanes and reach the side of the road. I turned off my engine and waited for approx. 10 minutes for the wiper motor to cool down. My GMC mechanic told me that there has been a recall on this exact motor but that GMC has not included the 1998 year Yukon included. This is the third time my wipers have stopped working - always during long-term driving and during heavy use of the wipers. I have written to GMC about the problem and requested their help. They were not interested in helping me nor were they concerned about the safety of myself, my family and other drivers on the road that are severely at risk with this problem.

- Hamilton, MT, USA

problem #2

Aug 222003

(reported on)

Yukon

  • miles
Windshield wipers stopped functioning due to the wires disconnecting, causing poor visibility during inclement weather.

- Bridgeport, TX, USA

problem #1

May 052003

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
The windshield wipers on my 1998 Yukon never seem to want to work when it rains. Other times they seem to be ok about 50% of the time, but the failure in the rain is about 75%.

- Flint, MI, USA

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