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2001 GMC Yukon accessories - exterior problems

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2001 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 062001


  • miles


On 8/7/2001 I took my GMC Yukon XL to the dealer and requested they replace my factory installed heavy duty trailer receiver hitch due to it bending up approximately 3" due to the torsion bars pulling up on the hitch to put more weight on the front wheels. I am towing a 26' hi-lo travel trailer that is considerably less weight than the GMC hitch is designed for. I have pulled this same trailer with the same trailer hitch ball, torsion bars, sway bars pulling it with my 1997 Ford Explorer. The trailer hitch receiver never bent like the GMC receiver hitch did on my first trip to Canada. I spoke to the service manager, Mr. Holzhaver, and showed him both the GMC bent receiver hitch and the Ford Explorer undamaged receiver hitch. He refused to replace the trailer hitch and said it was not covered under the factory warranty. The design of this trailer receiver hitch is unsafe and should not be able to bend up 3 inches when the torsion bars are installed. If the hitch breaks loose this 26' trailer could come loose causing a devastating accident on our highways. Your co-operation in getting this hitch replaced and redesigned would be greatly appreciated.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 252001


  • miles
On a recent trip to Canada it was found that four(4) of the welds holding the square receiver to the horizontal member were cracked, one weld was ok. Not being satisifed with the weight distribution performance of the hitch I had contacted can-am rv center (towing specalists) in Ontario Canada to check the hitch while I was up there. When raising the vehicle on the lift they found four cracked welds which they repaired and attached some additional members to the frame in order to transfer more weight to the front axle. Prior to this modification I was reducing the front axle load by 600#, which made the front end of the vehicle light. I believe this receiver is over rated and very dangerous. This factory receiver is rated at 12000# trailer weight and 1500# tongue weight which I believe to be over rated. It also does not transfer the weight evenly over the vehicle as it should. I am towing a 9000# trailer with a hitch weight of 1200#. it appears that the GM priorty is selling Yukon's and including a receiver from the lowest bidder. As of this date I have been told by GM that they not reimburse me for the weld fix($70) because it was not done by a GM dealer. If someone drops a $40,000 trailer on the interstate it will cost GM more than $70. Good luck and thanks, lloyd badman.

- Manchester, TN, USA

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