really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,503 miles

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2007 GMC Yukon engine problems

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2007 GMC Yukon Owner Comments

problem #13

Nov 012016


  • 144,956 miles


My stabitity trac control lot popped on, check engine light, tire pressure light and now my low oil pressure light popped on saying stop engine.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #12

Feb 102016


  • miles
74,000 miles on the odometer and loud ticking noise coming from the engine on the left side. After doing my research and taking it to the dealership hamby in perry, ga they said I needed a new engine but I got a second opition it is the afm lifters a camshaft thats causing the noise GM needs to do a recall asap

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #11

Apr 152011


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Yukon. While driving at various speeds, the contact noticed that the low engine oil indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle was sluggish. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there were no failures; however, the contact stated that the vehicle would continue to drive sluggish and consume excessive amounts of oil. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #10

Sep 052015


  • 135,200 miles


My wife and I had just purchased a used 2007 GMC Yukon. Little did we know about the major issue the truck has with the reduced power reading that comes up. I really think that GMC needs to put out a recall for these issues. My wife was on her way home from a work meeting and driving on the freeway with her sister and my wife's and my daughter in the GMC Yukon and she was doing the speed limit and all of a sudden she didn't know what was going on. She called me and she was in a panic. She had to pull off the freeway and come to a complete stop and when she did the vehicle had died it turned off and she had our 2 month old daughter with out A/C and in 100 degree weather. This issue puts the people's families at risk that own these vehicles and also other drivers families at risk you can not replace a persons life if its taken away and the hardship it causes but you can replace a vehicle so why not come up with solution so the road may become a little bit of a safer place. When my wife had this happen other drivers were not courteous or understanding when someone puts their hazard lights on that something is wrong, they just kept flying past her. Now with several people having this same issue with the same GM make this issue should be resolved. I have looked up and saw Chevy doesn't have this issue and Chevy is the same company. If the national highway traffic safety association could create this recall and they could use the same part from Chevy then surely this issue would be fixed and it would be a safer vehicle. If you were a company owner wouldn't you want to stand by your companies production and create solutions if there were these common issues" wouldn't you want to help make the road a safer place by one little fix" it wouldn't

- Arlington, TN, USA

problem #9

Aug 312012


  • 131,100 miles
I have had my vehicle for about 4 years now. I haven't had any issues with it up until July of last year (2014). I experienced my car jerking erratically and had to pull over. The car lost speed and could not accelerate. I had taken it to a mechanic who then said I needed a new transmission. I have had the transmission replaced. About 6 months later the jerking started again on and off, no loss of speed and it would only jerk going form first gear to second. I have not worried about it until now because the car would only jerk every so often. Now my traction control and stabilizer service warning message pops up. I have taken it to several places I have been told that I needed a throttle body, ABS module and both are not cheap to fix they all want to charge me $500- $1200 to fix the problem. I began researching and see that the issue I am having may be due to a manufacturing issue. I plan to take it to another mechanic before I start paying for more costly repairs. If for some reason this is a manufacturing issue, these vehicles need to be recalled before a serious accident happens.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #8

Jul 162015


  • 175,500 miles
This is another incident that occurred the same week as my last complaint. While driving home from lunch I slowed the vehicle as I was going down a hill, this did not require any use of the accelerator pedal. Upon slowing down my vehicle displayed the following messages: "service traction control", "service stabilitrack", "reduced engine power". the SUV would not accelerate over 15mph requiring my to pull to the side of the road. The vehicle shook violently until I was able to put it in park and turn off the engine. After 10 minutes of sitting on the side of the road I stared the engine again. The SUV started right up but the "check engine" light remained on until the following day. Engine codes lead to a faulty throttle body position sensor which was replaced after the incident on 7/13. I took my vehicle to the GMC dealer today who informed me of the same problem yet again. These are either bad parts or a some bigger GM issue.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #7

Jul 132015


  • 174,900 miles


While driving to work on the interstate I approached slow moving traffic. Upon slowing down my vehicle displayed the following messages: "service traction control", "service stabilitrack", "reduced engine power". the SUV would not accelerate over 15mph requiring my to pull to the side of the road. The vehicle shook violently until I was able to put it in park and turn off the engine. After 10 minutes of sitting on the side of the road I stared the engine again. The SUV started right up but the "check engine" light remained on. This was a terrifying experience on a busy stretch of hwy 88 outside of Chicago. I hope others do not have to go through this experience.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #6

Feb 182015

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
While my wife was driving on the interstate highway at 55mph, the SUV check engine light came on, followed by a traction control warning on the display, then the vehicle went into "limp mode", reducing power and speed to approx 20 mph. She turned on the hazards, and moved into the right lane as other vehicles went around her at the posted speed limit as the engine was bucking and missing. She exited the highway and limped the truck, barely getting up to 20 mph to a service shop. They scanned the codes, the only one there directed them to change the throttle body, ($580). The vehicle ran good for 3 days, then all the same bells and whistles came back. GMC service said they have no knowledge of a problem. Upon researching this online, I found it's far from uncommon. If this has not caused an accident yet, its only a matter of time..

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 012014

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Every couple days when I start the vehicle the starter seems to keep trying to restart after the car is running I usually just tap it to turn over but it continue to turn itself over on its own causing grind noise. Very unusual. Seems like a malfunction. Not sure how to explain it doesn't happen everyday but it happens enough I need to get make a complaint its not normal.

- Artemas , PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 182013

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 31,894 miles
Started the motor in the morning noticed a light ticking noise come from the motor. Sounds like the lifters are tapping. The noise use to only be in the morning but now it is constant. Took it to a repair shop for a diagnosis was informed that the lifters are going bad!!!!! was told it was going to cost around $3000 to fix the problem. After doing some research on the internet I could not believe how many other GM owners were having the same problem. Please investigate this problem and have a recall placed on these motors I think it is unfair that we have to pay out so much money to own a nice car just to have it turn into a big pile. My low mileage car sounds like it has 200000 miles on it.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 022013

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


Exhaust manifold bolts are breaking which could allow exhaust to get into cab.

- Southington, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 182013


  • 105,000 miles
Roughly 30 times since March my 2007 GMC Yukon XL 5.3 slt has had the dreaded stabilitrack off, service stabilitrack, reduced engine power problem. You can be driving along at various speeds and the error will come on and you will be completely unable to accelerate. Leaving a very dangerous situation for my family. It has happened when pulling a camper and without pulling anything either. GM refuses to help the many families having the same problems.

- Montgomery, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 152010

Yukon 8-cyl

  • 43,990 miles
When vehicle was inspected I was told that there was an exhaust leak in exhaust manifold. Dealership found a broken bolt on left side and replaced it. I have just been informed that I now as of 01/30/2012 with 62,760 miles I have another bolt broken on the right side. After researching on internet it is obvious that GM has a design fault in using lower grade bolt which are breaking in large numbers. I implore the ntsa to require GM to replace these defective bolts either by recall or as incident occurs at no cost to car owners. I am told that the exhaust leak can cause failure of the catalytic converter and other engine failure problems which can result in safety issues.

- North Kingstown, RI, USA

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