really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
62,000 miles

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2001 GMC Yukon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012014


  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 GMC Yukon. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the steering wheel became seized causing the vehicle to crash into an embankment. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a crushed pelvis in three areas, left leg and ankle nerve damage and dislocated right shoulder. The front passenger sustained a broken left leg and ankle, broken jaw and front and side teeth were knocked out which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Seattle , WA, USA

problem #4

May 042011


  • miles
Letter from senator scott on behalf of constituent re GMC Yukon. The consumers husband was killed in an accident, and the air bag did not deploy.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 292007

Yukon 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2001 GMC Yukon with a current and failure mileage of 110,000 miles. The contact's vehicle was involved in a crash while driving at 35 mph, and the air bags did not deploy. The crash took place on a dry day. The driver began choking and passed out. The vehicle then ran into the back of a truck sitting at a stop light. The front of the contact's vehicle was damaged. The vehicle was towed to dealer.

- Freeland, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004

Yukon 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer was approaching an intersection and without warning, another driver cut in front of the consumer vehilce. The driver applied the brakes, but the pedal went to the floor. This caused the other vehicle to collide into on the passenger 's side and pushed the vehicle into a tree. Both frontal air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained injuries and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. Please fill in additional information.

- Salix, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 272002

(reported on)


  • miles
The vehicle has been involved in two accidents in which neither time did the air bags deploy, during one accident the consumer says she also doesnt remember the seat belt tightening causing her to strick her head on the steering wheel and knees to hit the dash.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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