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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,942 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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2005 GMC Yukon electrical problems

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2005 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #17

Jan 012015


  • 99,800 miles


I have noticed over the past year that the shift indicator in the instrument cluster has been intermittent/not visible during any operation of car operation. This has been a complaint to the local dealer do to a safety issue in which you do not see what position the shift indicator is in.

- Saint Marys, GA, USA

problem #16

Jun 152015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from the air conditioner vents. In addition, the cable under the dashboard on the passenger side caught fire. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Dos Palos , CA, USA

problem #15

Apr 012014

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
At the initial start up and the follow on drive selection of the vehicle, the drive selector indicator on the (speedo) speed cluster fails to light up to be able to see the exact gear the vehicle is in. During low light times the indication is barely visible and day light hours you are unable to see the indication to ensure the proper gear of vehicle which could result in selecting wrong gear.

- Saint Marys, GA, USA

problem #14

Jun 132007


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to immediately restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 147,000.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #13

Feb 152014

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
This is the 2nd occurrence of the same incident in 3 months. While moving slowly through a parking lot, the engine just stops. No shudder, no rough idle, no warning. Without power, steering is impaired or impossible. Turning the ignition key restarts the engine normally. Jiggling the key cannot replicate the problem.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #12

Nov 232011

Yukon 8-cyl

  • miles
My speedometer quit working and I checked and it is a factory defect.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #11

Jul 222011

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 58,200 miles


Interior vehicle fire in dash. 1st smoke then center of dash erupted into flames. Vehicle is now totalled. GMC is aware of this condition and issued no recalls. Appears service bulletins were issued about replacing over heating resistors for the (havc) operating system. The fan would either stop working in a few positions /stop working all together or overheat and set fire.

- New Jersey, NJ, USA

problem #10

Sep 142007


  • 65,000 miles
2005 Yukon slt gauge cluster module quits working, speedometer, gas gauge and warning lights come on periodically for no reason.

- Inlet, SC, USA

problem #9

Mar 172011


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. The contact stated that the speedometer remained stuck on 120 mph and would not provide an accurate reading of speeds traveled. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and was not repaired. The contact stated that there was a manufacturer recall for his year, make and model vehicle but his VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 012009


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. While driving approximately 35 mph the speedometer stopped working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technicians stated that the instrument panel cluster needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the repairs were not covered under warranty. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Middleton, ID, USA

problem #7

Dec 262010


  • 90,000 miles


2005 faulty GMC Yukon dash system. Dealer originally told me it was the fuel pump but suggested it might be alcohol in the gasoline. I tried using ethanol free gas and it worked. I couldn't find any ethanol free gas on Dec 25th so I had to use 10% ethanol and my entire dash has quit working. I can't tell how fast I'm going, if I have fuel or how many miles I have on my vehicle. The GMC dealership wants me to replace my fuel pump, dash board and they estimate it will cost around $1500. It worked fine without ethanol!

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #6

Sep 042009


  • 77,800 miles
Speedometer acting erratic. At highway speed sometimes reads 25mph. Jerky reaction at all speeds. Oil pressure gauge stuck on 80 psi.

- Sterlington, LA, USA

problem #5

Mar 142009


  • 51,000 miles
Erratic speedometer reading.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 102009


  • 56,600 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. While driving various speeds, the speedometer would become erratic. The oil gauge would remain at zero and the speedometer would stop at 40 mph when the vehicle was shut off. The manufacturer stated that a diagnostic was needed at the cost of $90 to determine the cause of the speedometer failure. No repairs have been made to date. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were less than 56,600.

- Florence , KY, USA

problem #3

Dec 192008

Yukon 4WD

  • 52,100 miles
My 2005 Yukon 4WD went out. It started as an intermittent problem. The first time I took it to the dealer since it was not currently having problems they were unable to identify the issue. This time it was out for several days before I finally took it in. Although nothing extreme happened, since I was aware of the issue, but if someone was not aware of the issue they could potentially lose control of there vehicle since the traction control system is also disabled in this problem. Replaced the 4WD actuator total bill $762 was also told it could potentially short out the brain box for the 4WD operating system. The first time it happened it was when the weather was cold, never had an issue all summer until now, when the weather turned cold. My vehicle only had 38,000 miles the first time and 52,000 this time. My 1999 Yukon had 158,000 and I never had an issue with it.

- Milan, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 212008


  • 65,513 miles
The speedometer went from 70mph to 120mph and then just stuck there- our speed was approximately 70mph at the time the speedometer failed.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 282008


  • 54,000 miles
Speedometer began to act erratic, then completely failed at 60 mph...even when stopped. The speedometer is not longer responsive and unreliable for safe travel. GM owes the public a recall notice, before someone is killed! a new instrument cluster is required to fix this problem, a 500 dollar fix.

- Clovis, NM, USA

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