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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,493 miles

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2003 GMC Yukon steering problems

steering problem

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2003 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 212011

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 95,671 miles

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

Knocking noise in steering column; steering very loose; sometimes feels like I loose control of the car when turning while going over bumps in road.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #5

Jan 012004

Yukon

  • miles
Problems with steering knuckle/column since purchase. Dealer well aware of issues with this problem. Steering part was replaced which only solved problem with looseness and noise temporarily. Second repair "exercised" the steering knuckle which was not effective. Steering feels loose and noise, knocking when turning steering wheel or going over bumpy terrain.

- Mountaintop, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 022004

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,551 miles
I have had ongoing problems with my 2003 GMC Yukon. It started in September of 2004 with my rear air not working, it was inoperable; and, a popping noise in my steering, the steering felt loose. The rear air was temporarily fixed in October of 2004 but continues to be a problem now in September of 2005, one year later. I've never really had rear air since I bought the vehicle, it works occasionally. I still have no rear air and vehicle has been in the shop more than 7 times for this problem. It took until January of 2005 to fix the steering problem. I've also had problems with my speedometer, which quit working in December of 2004 and the part was on back order and I had to take my vehicle in and leave for the dealership to send the speedometer to California for reprogramming, this problem was fixed in January of 2005.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #3

Jul 292005

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,868 miles

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

I took delivery of my 2003 GMC Yukon slt on 22 December 2003. It has chassis problems since it had 500 miles on the odometer. I have taken it to the dealership service department for the following chassis related complaints multiple times: Front end vibration and highway speeds (50+ mph), steering wheel pull at all speeds, and sudden loss of power steering. In the past, GM service has aligned the front end, balanced wheels, replaced tires, replaced the power steering pump, and replaced the steering gear. Vehicle service history is available. The most recent loss of power steering occurred on 29 July 2005 at approximately 10:00 P.M. I was pulling out of a tubby's restaurant parking lot in clinton township, mi in an attempt to turn right onto garfield St. My attempted right turn failed as my vehicle steering locked mid way into my turn, causing my vehicle to go into oncoming traffic. I slammed on the brakes, put the vehicle in reverse to remove my vehicle from traffic, and wrestled with the steering wheel to turn right to get on the right side of the road. I had a near miss as there was traffic coming from both directions on a road with a posted speed limit of 45 mph. After the near miss, I realized that the vehicle had lost power steering, only to the right. I carefully drove the vehicle home. I took the vehicle to rinke Pontiac GMC service on 1 August 2005 for service. The serve department said that I would have the pay for it since the warranty has expired.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 292005

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,868 miles
I took delivery of my 2003 GMC Yukon slt on 22 December 2003. It has chassis problems since it had 500 miles on the odometer. I have taken it to the dealership service department for the following chassis related complaints multiple times: Front end vibration and highway speeds (50+ mph), steering wheel pull at all speeds, and sudden loss of power steering. In the past, GM service has aligned the front end, balanced wheels, replaced tires, replaced the power steering pump, and replaced the steering gear. Vehicle service history is available. The most recent loss of power steering occurred on 29 July 2005 at approximately 10:00 P.M. I was pulling out of a tubby's restaurant parking lot in clinton township, mi in an attempt to turn right onto garfield St. My attempted right turn failed as my vehicle steering locked mid way into my turn, causing my vehicle to go into oncoming traffic. I slammed on the brakes, put the vehicle in reverse to remove my vehicle from traffic, and wrestled with the steering wheel to turn right to get on the right side of the road. I had a near miss as there was traffic coming from both directions on a road with a posted speed limit of 45 mph. After the near miss, I realized that the vehicle had lost power steering, only to the right. I carefully drove the vehicle home. I took the vehicle to rinke Pontiac GMC service on 1 August 2005 for service. The serve department said that I would have the pay for it since the warranty has expired.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 172004

Yukon 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The consumer stated that the steering shaft had a poor fit. It was loose which made the steering difficult at times. The consumer stated there was a noise within the shaft. Also, provide vehicle identification number. The consumer stated that the shaft was defective. Steering shakes and gives a bad sense of feel to the road.

- Moore, OK, USA

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