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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,477 miles

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2001 GMC Yukon brakes problems

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2001 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 122010

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles

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

I lost braking on my 2001 GMC Yukon 4 wd twice during the last month, first time I had 3 brake lines replaced that had failed due to corroston, then a week later another brake line failed while I was towing a boat. I had to down shift to prevent a crash. I have spend over $1500 replacing ABS sensors, brake lines, rotors and emergency brake parts, all failed from corrision. Nothing but brake problems with this Yukon with only 36K miles.in the repair shop now.

- West Harrison, NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 202003

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Parking brake failure every year for the past 3 years. Yukon XL will not pass state inspection due to parking brake failure. Have replaced rear rotors due to parking brake shoe malfunction. Rear brake shoe does not disengage and wears prematurely causing parking brake failure and rotor damage every year that state inspection is required.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #9

Jun 232006

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon moving to houston, I had an inspection performed on my 2001 GMC Yukon. It was found that the parking brake had become engaged, even though I do not even use it, and destroyed my rear left rotor, brake pads, and emergency brake pads. In addition to replacing the rotor and all brake pads on the rear left, I also had to have the brake pads on the right rear replaced as well. I have been driving for an unknown amount of time with no rear brake pads or emergency brake. In other words, had I parked my car on an incline and used the parking brake, it would not hold my car. I also had no rear brakes if my front brakes had failed. I have read forums online and have discovered this to be a problem with several other 2001 Yukon owners. I bought the car new in 2001 and have had no need for my parking brake. The total damages were over $500 and there is no guarantee this will not happen again as there is no indication when and if the parking brake activates itself. The indicator light does not come on and the parking brake is fully disengaged.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 072006

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

Parking brake will not hold. Vehicle will roll back with the brake fully applied. Vehicle has 35000 miles. Brake has been used only about 10 times over the life of the vehicle. Dealer states the brake cannot be adjusted. This is a serious defect.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

problem #7

Oct 132005

Yukon 8-cyl

  • miles
The consumer experienced various steering, suspension and transfer case problems with her 2001 GMC Yukon. The cigarette lighter was hanging out. The dealer replaced the housing and element. The parking brake shoes were replaced. Teflon grease was installed on driveshaft to alleviate the bumpiness in the rear. License plate light fogged up. The dealer replaced the lamp. The driveshaft was replaced along with the yoke at the rear U-joint. The consumer heard a clunking noise when putting the vehicle in reverse. The dealer determined that the transfer case chain had stretched. The dealer R and R the transfer case and replaced the chain.

- Eden, NC, USA

problem #6

May 252002

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2001 GMC Yukon. There was a recall #05042, for the parking brake, however the recall did pertain to the consumers vehicle. The parking brake did not work. This started approximately May 25, 2002. The brakes dragged and eventually wore out because of a spring that was not working properly when the parking brake was released. The vehicle has not been in to be serviced for this problem, but was diagnosed by an independent mechanic. Updated 1/4/2006 -

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #5

May 042005

Yukon

  • miles

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

Parking brake did not hold. 1 rotor was bad and parking brake shoes were bad. Even after repair, parking brake goes all the way to floor. I believe brake shoes were defective when vehicle was purchased. This is poor engineering on GM's part. I think I should be reimbursed fully for repairs on parking brake. Since there was a service bulletin to dealers, I think the customer should have been advised. This was very unsafe. We had to pay $439.47 for something that should not have happened. This was on 2001 GMC Yukon.

- Mt. Carmel, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 092004

Yukon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
While parking and applying the parking brake the consumer noticed that the brake did not hold. As a result, the vehicle will not pass the states inspection. Please provide additional information.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 132004

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the emergency brakes. The brake failed to hold. The driver noticed while driving, the brake light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The consumer drove to the dealer for am inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that the sensor for the emergency brake, and the master cylinder needed to be replacemed. Please fill in additional information.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 142003

Yukon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,100 miles
The emergency brake failed to stop 2001, GMC, Yukon when the vehicle was put in drive, and the emergency brakes were engaged. This was one of the test required for a inspection sticker in grapevine Texas.

- Gapevine, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 212000

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,151 miles
While driving, the vehicle lost brake power. Vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The problem was with the parking brake which remained on a it came in contact with the rotor.

- Spruce Head, ME, USA

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