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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,980 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.

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2001 GMC Yukon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 202006

Yukon

  • miles

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

ABS and park brake light illuminated. Result was ebcm (electronic brake control module) bad which I was told by the dealer could cause total brake failure. Repairs cost $959 and according to the research I have done, this is very common around 80,000 miles. Mine is at 83,000!

- Falling Waters, WV, USA

problem #4

Nov 102005

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
Failure of ABS control module. Failure leads to continuous operation of actuator even when the vehicle is off. Floor pan heats up. Traction control and ABS system is inoperable. Braking is affected. Multiple similar failures are noted on web searches and blogs for a range of Yukon model years, including multiple failures on the same vehicle. Replacement cost about $1080.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 302005

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,900 miles
2001 GMC Yukon ebcm failure. This has occurred twice in three years. The first occurrence was just over the manufacturers warranty period and GMC paid for the part and I paid for the labor only after a multitude of complaints to GMC. The module has failed again. This is a serious flaw and needs to be addressed and the dealer/manufacturer is choosing to put their customers at risk and not addressing the problem.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #2

Feb 012005

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The brake pedal had become increasingly hard to push over the course of a few weeks. Finally, the ABS warning light came on and the ABS pump ran continually, heating the floor pan of the vehicle. I removed the ABS fuse to stop the pump. This in turn has disabled the ABS and the traction control system on the vehicle. In researching the issue, it seems the repair from GM is very expensive ($1100) and uses the same version of a commonly failing part that might only last another 40-50K miles.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 082004

Yukon

  • miles
While driving, consumer noticed air bag indicator light flashing throughout travel at all times. Dealership serviced vehicle, and noticed brake control module needed to be replaced.

- Denton, TX, USA

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