hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,025 miles

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2005 GMC Yukon drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 152015


  • miles


A known issue and previous recall for lighted identification of gear shift selector that tells you what gear the car is in. Light burns out are stops functioning, result you have no idea of the gear you are in. Supposedly my VIN did not fall within the recall range. Internet discloses many other owners with same problem not include in previous recall. A expanded recall needs to be made to include any vehicles that have this known issue. This includes a number of GMC products, Sierra, Yukon etc. All dealer stated it was not within recall range. So I am stuck with a dangers vehicle that you can not tell what gear the vehicle is shifted in. Indicator does not light in stopped or moving position! light faded, faded and finally failed 3 months ago!

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 302011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. After turning the ignition to the on position, the shift lever position indicators did not illuminate. The contact stated that the failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V055000 (power train). The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

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

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