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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

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2005 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 082013

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles

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

Traction activation engages for no reason usually when starting from a stopped position and vehicle reaches approximately 15 mph. The gas pedal locks up briefly and engine appears to want to die, within a few seconds the activation light goes back out and truck if fine. If I drive an hour this problem occurs 3 times. My mechanic advised no recalls for this problem from GMC. The car was checked twice within a week after the check engine light kept coming on, but when tested with the diagnostic testing equipment I was advised it's a censor problem, but the denali has 4 censors and the tests can't detect which censor is bad until it goes out completely. I will contact my local GMC dealer but, from checking several complaints from persons experiencing similar problems I am very concerned about being taken for a ride. Now I have to worry about being involved in an accident while I'm waiting for this censor to totally go out. GMC knows people are having this problem with traction censors and should do the honorable thing by recalling these vehicles before a serious accident occurs. The average citizen who purchases a vehicle in good faith shouldn't have to pay hundreds and or thousands of dollars while mechanics keep charging you for tests that aren't solving the problem. GMC should replace all the censors since their tests can't detect which one is bad.

- Mokena, IL, USA

problem #1

May 012009

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I will be driving my 2005 Yukon, and all of a sudden under dry conditions when I take off from a stop my car goes for a second, than everything stops, I will slap the gas pedal the engine is running but doesn't rev (sp) and the car doesn't move...I live on a main route, the speed limit is 55mph in front of my house, I make sure I give myself plenty of distance to go and when I pull out in front of traffic thinking I have plenty of time and than this happens...I am playing russian roulette with my family...there is no warning that this is going to happen...a light comes on the dash saying traction active....that is not a warning....my car does not go! I wonder how many people are dead because this has happened to them and couldn't tell the story on why they pulled out in front of some truck and the car just wouldn't go....GM needs to confess up to this problem...I know 3 other people personally that there car does this also...GM told them it was his front wheel sensors, that rust got between something in them up North where there is salt...he replaced them...and problem still occurs...so what is the problem? I have looked it up on the internet, and there is thousands of complaints...no one really has an answer to fix it...it is hit and miss.....I am sure it is a recall but GMC would have to spend millions of dollars to fix it....why does the rich guy always get the break.....I believe this should be a class action suit and it should definitely be looked into....we bail GM out, than they play death games with our loved ones.....if they could 100% tell me what was wrong with it, I would have it fixed, but they won't fess up.....come on GM....you know there is a problem.....this happens always, I drive around with the traction system disabled...I have to do this each time the car is off and back on. I push the disabled button and it seems not to happen...as long as I remember to do this, but it shouldn't be, it should be fixed whatever the problem is. Thank U

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

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