pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
98,950 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced instrument cluster (6 reports)
  2. not sure (5 reports)
2003 GMC Yukon accessories - interior problems

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2003 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #11

May 012014

Yukon V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


My speedometer and tachometer are both stuck. It shows that I'm going 90 mph when I'm sitting idle. Hard to figure out how fast I am really going. Just have to rely on going with the flow of the traffic.

- June F., Medford, OR, US

problem #10

Nov 202015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 169,500 miles

Speedometer sticks, or accelerates to 120 mph.... although that is clearly not my speed. Oil pressure maxes out. Replaced cluster ($450.00) no effect. When I stop my car, I can reset the gauges by turning my key 90% on (not enough to start the engine) and letting off... and the gauges will drop by about 5%. Takes about 5 minutes to reset every single time I stop my car.

Driving without being able to tell your actual speed is very dangerous.

- bugs74, Decatur, TX, US

problem #9

Oct 072010

Yukon Denali

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

There were MULTIPLE things wrong with this car. The worst part is that the car kept on dying every couple of blocks and I would have to pull over and turn the vehicle off for a minute or so then turn it back on. I only work 7 miles from home and I've had to pull over more than 10 times just to get to work. It's definitely not safe on the freeway.

The speedometer was stuck at 160 all the time and the RPM was wacko most of the time too. My heated seats stopped working, my rear wiper stopped working and rear view mirror with the temperature stopped working too. IT"S JUST A BIG MESS!!! I would not recommend any of my friends or family to buy this car!

- Mylee X., Brooklyn Center, MN, US

problem #8

Nov 142012

Yukon Denali 6.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,000 miles


Heard of the "Special bulletin" after it expired! Called GMC at which time I was told they will not cover it because it has 150,000 miles. I have owned this car since 2006 and have never heard of this bulletin. Each year I have owned it, I have lost one gauge at a time. It is absolutely ridiculous that they won't cover the repair! If I was informed when the notice was released, I would have been well within the mileage and years covered. If I get pulled over for speeding, I'll send the bill to GM. I just hope I don't run out of gas, in the middle of the night when the temperature is below zero. I will never buy a GM product again! Their service is terrible!

- robinnh, Groveton, NH, US

problem #7

Nov 052011

Yukon XL SLT Autoride 8.1L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,125 miles

I purchased a used 2003 Yukon XL in 2007 with 75,500 miles on it.

Around 79,000 miles, my fuel gauge malfunctioned. It was saying the tank was empty when we just filled up not more than 100 miles ago. Then about a month later, the fuel gauge started reading correctly, so I never thought anything of the problem.

December of 2009, around 97,500 mile, the speedometer started acting up. It would come to rest at 25 mph and go as high as 90 mph, when I am only driving around 55 mph. Come spring time of 2010, it started working correctly again.

I don't drive this vehicle much because of the Fuel Economy. It is a occasional use vehicle. November of 2010, the problem with started again with the Speedometer. By now I thought the problem was associated with the cold weather, because spring of 2011, the problem mysteriously went away, and came back November of 2011 at 100,150 miles. Now it comes to rest at 75 mph at standing idle and it will top out at 120 mph at rough speed of 60 mph. It is well over the warranty limit. I suppose I should have gotten it fixed when the problem first occurred. I couldn’t duplicate the problem to Mechanic, because shortly later the problem went away. I know Mechanics always wants to see the problem duplicated to diagnose the cause. I would like to know what is causing this problem and how to fix it with out taking it to the GMC Dealer.

- James M., Jackson, MI, US

problem #6

Oct 152008

Yukon SLT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

I took my car into the dealer when this the speedometer was giving me trouble and they said it must have been a glitch and was reset, the next time, (when it wasn't reading the right speed), they told me there was a recall , but the mileage was over the recall and I would have to pay for it myself. I knew nothing about this recall when I bought the car, I bought it used. GMC should pay for this recall, not me. This is a safety issue, and should be covered no matter what the mileage is..........

- Susan C., Ashland City, TN, US

problem #5

Aug 252009

Yukon XL V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles


Recently the speedometer went from 60 to 120 almost instantly. Since then it has not given accurate information. It varies from 30 when standing still to max'd out. When the dealer was contacted, he knew instantly what the problem was. He said it was common problem and asked what the mileage was. When told it was 93K, he said it would cost $550 to fix it since it was over 80K miles. From reading other's experiences, it is a common problem that GM refuses to fix. There needs to be a class action lawsuit to make them fix it. It is definately a safety issue and should have been recalled.

- Cindy P., League City, TX, US

problem #4

May 022009

Yukon XL 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,030 miles

I went for a hour and half drive with my family and my cruise was set at 67mph. Then the speedometer went from 67mph and up, it just kept climbing until it could not go any farther. After we came to a stop the speedometer stopped at 50 mph. I called a local dealership and they said since I was over the 70,000 mile mark that I wouldn't qualify for the Special Recall Policy. BS. It shouldn't matter, I heard how many 2002-2005 trucks Chevy and GMC are having the same problem. I think they better come up with a better solution then making everyone pay $500 and up to fix it, when it is not even our fault that there is a malfunction in the cluster gauge. Great. So there are more than just one out there with the same problem. I think GM should come up with a different solution for this problem, since this is happening to more than half of people I have talked to.

- Kathy P., Appleton, WI, US

problem #3

Nov 152007

Yukon SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Dealer was told of my instrument cluster issue when my car was only 3 years old and had around 60k in miles. I was told it was a known issue but, I had to pay $500 to repair it as there was no recall. In 2008 I received a letter from GM offering to reimburse or repair this malfunction although it was not serious enough to them to cause a recall. The catch was I could not have over 70K in mileage....I was then at 73K. When I called GM they said....SORRY you have too many miles! I had my dealership call since they were aware I had reported it and because they made no notes of it on my service record they would told the same. It shouldn't matter how many miles the vehicle has...if it is a known issue and a safety issue in regard to vehicle operation it should be fixed. And they have the nerve to cry for bailout money!

- Donna S., Goldsboro, NC, US

problem #2

Feb 022009

Yukon V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

The odometer in my Yukon failed at about 102K, and of course my extended warranty had expired before encountering this issue, I had several friends who also own GMC/Chev. that are also experiencing the same cluster panel issue with their vehicles, this can not be a isolated issue, it appears to be more of universal problem with GMC/CHEV owners, besides myself.

- Edward R., Brentwood, CA, US

problem #1

Sep 182008

Yukon XL V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,750 miles

Speedometer doesn't register correctly. GMC is aware their is a problem but isn't doing a recall. I have a letter about a class action lawsuit against GMC for this. I was running at speed with traffic on the highway (65-70 mph) but the speedometer was registering 20. This has been happening for about a month. I wonder if there could be an electrical problem that is impacting the speedometer and the fuel pump, fuel injectors since they are all electronically controlled. I will make sure I get my money back for the instrument panel cluster under the lawsuit but I have to pay for it first, that is a crock.

- Myron H., McLeansville, NC, US

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