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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,767 miles

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2001 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 192005

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 51,234 miles


In Aug 2005, the ABS light on our 2001 GMC Yukon with 51K miles came on and there was a grinding noise (the pump) underneath the driver's side which remains on when the vehicle is turned off. The ABS fuse must be removed to shut off the pump. Our local GMC dealership repaired it for $1100 ($870 for the ABS module). In Sep 2009, the ABS failed again at 91K miles. Our GMC dealership helped cover the cost of repair by covering the cost of the module. We had to wait 2 months (Nov 2009) before the vehicle could be repaired because we were told that the module was being redesigned to fix these problems. In Oct 2014, the ABS failed again at 138K miles. Our GMC dealership put us in contact with GMC customer service with the hope that GMC could assist in covering the cost of repair. After several frustrating phone calls with supervisors, we were told that the vehicle was too old and therefore GMC would not assist. During these phone calls GMC stated that there was a recall for the vehicle in "salt-belt" states but not California. Obviously the ABS module is defective as a relative with a similar vehicle (Chevy Tahoe) had the same issue with the ABS module. In searching the internet, we found a company that states that they can repair the module for under $100 and guarantees the repair for life. If they can do this, why can't GM make the necessary changes to the ABS module and give customers the peace of mind that the vehicle will be safe. Hopefully the NHTSA will use this and similar complaints and force GM to issue a recall on the ABS module.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 082012

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 128,300 miles
ABS light came on when backing out of driveway. Drove 3 miles to a meeting. When ignition turned off the light went out but I could hear a hum. Unable to locate source of hum. Spent 5 hours in meeting and hum was still present. Car started ok but ABS light came back on. Late in day so I took to local Firestone service. They determined it was the ABS pump. It was so hot it blistered my finger when I touched it. Tapped on pump housing to get it to go off but no success. Only way to stop pump was to remove fuse from fuseblock under hood. I am glad I discovered this. If it had been my wife the car most likely would have been put back in our garage without notice of the hum. May have caught fire. Are there any examples of this model, or other models having same or similar ABS pump and ABS computer, catching fire? there is something wrong with the circuit logic. It should "fail safe", I.e. detect this malfunction and disconnect power. The part has not been removed; it has just been disabled by removing fuse.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

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