Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,469 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 GMC Yukon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 GMC Yukon:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2008 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #16

Nov 142016

Yukon

  • 109,000 miles

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

2008 Yukon 5 cracks across the entire dashboard within 30 days, 3 cracks have formed in 72 hours. One crack appeared while I was at work, in the span of 3 hours. This truck has been regularly maintained and kept in a garage for majority of its life. The cracks are forming so fast that pieces will begin shattering and falling inside. Two cracks have formed next to the passenger side airbag, that has takata inflators- exciting times! my dealership has informed me that GMC will not compensate or assist in remedying this issue- but the dealer will be happy to replace the dash for $1300.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #15

Jul 122016

Yukon

  • miles
I received the recall notice in July 2016 and it is now October 23-2016 and there has been no information about what will be done to fix this recall. What is the normal time line for a safety recall and when will I get my vehicle repaired" is it safe to drive and have passengers in it"

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #14

Aug 242016

Yukon

  • 143,000 miles
The dashboard is cracked on the passenger side possibly damaging the passenger side airbag. The vehicle was stationary. Came out one morning and it was cracked. Had a friend who had a brand new denali and it happened to his in less than 1 year from purchase.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 012014

Yukon

  • miles

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

Cracked dashboard in 2 places. Including a crack into the passenger side airbag. I'm very concerned due to having two 2 year olds in my car. The cracks began approximately 2 years ago. Our Yukon has regular maintenence and garage kept. I am very concerned this will cause my airbags to potentially engage!

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #12

Jan 012014

Yukon

  • 95,000 miles
Cracking of dash around the front left portion of passenger airbag, identical to thousands of other people who have same exact cracking. Cracking now spreading. This is a garage kept vehicle, purchased new by me.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #11

Dec 152015

Yukon

  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Yukon. After starting the engine and shutting the driver side door, both the passenger and driver side curtain air bags inadvertently deployed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 163,000.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #10

Dec 112015

Yukon

  • 123,000 miles

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

Dash has started cracking around passenger side air bag. If in an accident and the air bag is deployed I fear that myself and my passengers may be affected or harmed by the debris due to the compromised structure or the dash board. Currently in contact with GMC via twitter to seek resolution. Vehicle is stored in a covered parking garage not effected by sunlight.

- Sperry, OK, USA

problem #9

Oct 292015

Yukon

  • 67,500 miles
2008 Yukon dash beginning to crack over instrument panel and in corner of passenger airbag.worried that this may have an effect on my airbag operation.have been trying to get it repaired but all dealerships say the are always backordered.

- Southside, AL, USA

problem #8

Jun 052015

Yukon

  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle dashboard cracking around passenger side airbag. Concerned over the possibility of the fracture splintering if the airbag were to deploy and puncturing the airbag and/or sending pieces of hard plastic into the face of passenger and/or other occupants.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 142015

Yukon

  • 90,000 miles
The top of the dashboard is cracked around the passenger side airbag. I am concerned about the possibility of loose dashboard pieces becoming projectiles upon airbag deployment.

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #6

Jul 112015

Yukon

  • 68,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 GMC Yukon. While in park, all the curtain air bags in the vehicle inadvertently deployed. The dealer diagnosed that the headliners, air bags, and pillars on the side of the vehicle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Youngsville, LA, USA

problem #5

Jun 102015

Yukon

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Yukon. While driving at approximately 25 mph and approaching a stop sign, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle did not stop. The accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle did not accelerate. Another vehicle crashed into the front passenger of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact suffered a concussion and the pregnant front passenger sustained back injuries and received medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Denver, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 032015

Yukon

  • 157,000 miles
My family's 2008 GMC Yukon has a cracking dashboard cover. This problem started earlier around 100,000 miles but now there is one large crack and one smaller crack above the portion of the dashboard where the instrument cluster is located. I am concerned that eventually this whole portion of the dashboard cover may crack and fall into the dashboard which could possibly affect electrical components located within the dashboard. Also I have noticed some signs of a crack forming next to the passenger side airbag cover. At any point while driving the vehicle I can hear the dashboard cracking and popping loudly.

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 012013

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
GM recalled vehicles for air bag problems model years 08-13. My Yukon is an 08 however, not recalled as well?? I'm not sure what GM is trying to pull. I thought they were turning a leaf here by recalling all vehicles with potential major safety issues. Apparently not.

- Davis, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 062013

Yukon 8-cyl

  • miles
The upper dashboard keeps developing cracks in the plastic around the passenger side airbag. I see this as a safety issue. If the airbags were to deploy, I don't know how much additional damage to the passenger due to broken pieces of plastic dashboard flying at the passenger.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

May 252013

Yukon

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Yukon. The contact stated that the air bags deployed inadvertently and without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician diagnosed that the roll-over sensor activated and caused the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 65,000.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

Not what you are looking for?