definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,300 miles

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2005 GMC Yukon steering problems

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2005 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 152014

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


This is the 2nd occurrence of the same incident in 3 months. While moving slowly through a parking lot, the engine just stops. No shudder, no rough idle, no warning. Without power, steering is impaired or impossible. Turning the ignition key restarts the engine normally. Jiggling the key cannot replicate the problem.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #3

Aug 162010

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 27,200 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. The contact stated there was a steering shaft clanking noise whenever the vehicle was being driven. The universal in the steering column failed. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who inspected the failure but had not repaired the vehicle. The manufacturer stated they have no knowledge of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 27,200. Updated 09/27/11 updated 11/02/11

- Perry, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 102008


  • miles
On certain trucks, the bolt that attaches the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear may not meet specification. The bolt may fracture resulting in the loss of steering. This is from a GMC Sierra truck, but I have this wrong with my GMC Yukon.

- St. David, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 082006


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Yukon. While driving approximately 25 mph and making a left turn, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The dealer re-lubed the steering shaft. Recently, the failure recurred while making a right turn. The current mileage was 41,000 and failure mileage was 21,000.

- New Britain, CT, USA

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