pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
73,400 miles
Total Complaints:
24 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (19 reports)
  2. complete engine overhaul (2 reports)
  3. some sort of a suggested gm "fix" deflector or something (2 reports)
  4. use regular oil not synthetic it won't burn (1 reports)
2007 GMC Yukon engine problems

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2007 GMC Yukon Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Nov 012014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,169 miles


So we bought this from a dealer in 2014.

When we asked about about a month into owning it they said they couldn't figure out why it would do that. Now 2016 and it still is a problem. We add oil about 3 to 4 times a month.

- Ep N., Mandan, ND, US

problem #23

Dec 082016

Yukon SLT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


- Mark D., Clinton, MD, US

problem #22

Oct 012016

Yukon SLE 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,500 miles

Engine is making rattle noises with full oil in sump. Also using oil at a high rate. Sounds like lifters or valves are shot. Heard this is a GM defect that has been known for these types engines in 2007 models. Any ideas on fix would be great.

- Neal B., Goodyear, AZ, US

problem #21

Jul 012014

Yukon SLT 5.3lV8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles


This started occurring just after the vehicle went over 100,000 miles. I also experience sluggish acceleration starting from a dead stop that is worse when trying to enter trafffic that is directly related to the oil consumption issue..


problem #20

May 022011

Yukon 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I feel the same pain as everyone who has posted. It was using at least 2qts of oil between changes. Took it into local dealer in Little Rock and kept getting the song of, that is the way it was designed.... I guess that is the truth but it was a baaaad design. Eventually it keep losing oil pressure, changed out the 25 cent filter, changed out numerous oil sensors.

The engine one day starts running extremely rough, so I took it to a local shop and they begin investigating. They find that GM has a suggested fix but not a recall. So you ask what was the solution. There is work to be done on the top of the engine and the bottom of the engine and once that is done you need to clean the fuel system. On the top of the engine there needs to be a new valve cover installed to prevent oil leaking into the idle cylinders.

The smart engines are suppose to be energy efficient so when you are driving down the freeway and do not need all that power, some of the cylinders will go into stand by until needed. When needed they fire up and burn the oil that has leaked into them. On the bottom a deflector to prevent excessive oil splatter needs to be installed. So once all of this is done clean the fuel system that is all clogged up from the burning the oil.

Now the kicker is that GM does not say that all the work will fix your engine but that it might improve it. So, my dilemma was pay $3000 to try get engine running or spending money on a replacement,,, So I spent $3000 got it running and am still adding about 1qt of oil every 3k miles. Now that it is about to by a new vehicle I am having a hard time figuring out which direction to go. I have always been a GM owner but looking now at getting a Ford or Toyota.

- Mark M., Little Rock, AR, US

problem #19

Aug 012013

Yukon 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

I just want to say this is my second 07 model with this problem. Silverado 1500 is just as bad. After many oil consumption test I found thru my local dealer that the rings are leaking allowing oil to be burned. Changing the baffle in the oil pan, seals, etc. did nothing. My truck was only fixed when warranty rebuilt the motor. It never burned a drop of oil again. Yet, silly me I bought an 07 Yukon. Needless to say its the same annoying cycle, except worse. It burns 4 quarts per 2000 miles!!! Not having warranty I just keep adding oil. It doesn't help. I want to warn that the more you add the more it burns. You may eventually get a check engine light and notice blue smoke out the exhaust pipes. The check engine light usually is a signal for the throttle body in this situation. If oil begins to puddle it's going to cause slow to start, hesitate acceleration, RPM's that idle high, less fuel efficiency, and eventually a blown motor. I'm a car junkie who tinkers and I've learned all too much about the 5.3 V8 GM has established in 07 and I must say it's about to make a due hard GM fan buy a FORD!!

- Heather W., Latta, SC, US

problem #18

Sep 072010

Yukon 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


2007 GMC Yukon 5.3. Use regular oil, it won't burn, simple to fix.

- blakezuern, Tucson, AZ, US

problem #17

Jun 172014

Yukon LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

About a week after EVERY oil change I have to add a quart. This is the worst car ever! we've tried different oils, 10W, 5W and EVERYONE we know that has this vehicle has this problem. Worst car ever!~

- Kelli K., Corpus Christi, TX, US

problem #16

Nov 012011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Nothing else to say. Nothing else to state. Get me out of this screen.

Please get me out of this screen.

- Lou M., Sterling Heights, MI, US

problem #15

Oct 122011

Yukon XL SLT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,500 miles

This car is the biggest POS I have ever owned!!!!! GM has turned into nothing but a joke. I have had nothing but problems with this car. I love the exterior, the way it rides and looks... but that’s it! This vehicle has spent more time in the service department than it has on the road. After replacing the engine mounts, throttle control position sensor, water pump all at 101K!!!! Despite 100's of attempts to contact GM about the excessive Oil Consumption issue.. I’ve been told by the dealer that there is nothing else that they can do, they have done everything that GM requires them to do to fix the issue... but it hasn't fixed anything.

Now, I have 135k on my car... and my engine is toast!! It needs to be replaced... no way around it. It ALWAYS stinks of burning oil and antifreeze now, barely starts and barely wants to stay running. I have left at least 4 messages a week for multiple Customer Service Reps but NEVER get a call back!! It would be nice, for once if GM would stand behind their products and do the right thing... but I don't see that happening. I would love to drive to Detroit and walk into GM's corporate office, hand them the keys and tell them to take their POS back.

Here is just a brief view of what I have replaced: all before 105K Engine mounts Throttle Control Position sensor Water Pump wheel bearings sway bar links rear power liftgate motor power running board motors cat. converter - needs to be replaced per GM dealer oil pressure sending unit sensor Front and rear window regulators and switches ENGINE!!!!! - NEEDS TO BE REPLACED per GM DEALER

Other than the stuff listed above... this car is just awesome :/ I guess I should be happy that it at least looks pretty sitting in the garage most of the time....

- Lindsay P., Muskegon, MI, US

problem #14

Nov 022011

Yukon XL SLT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


inadvertently, my engine symbol light come on and the cars power seems decrease and the car starts riding rough. I tighten the fuel cap it or may not turned the light off the light come on whenever and then the drives sluggish HELP PLEASE HELP

- Sharon M., Converse, TX, US

problem #13

Jun 222012

Yukon XL 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I am on my third 3000 mile oil consumption test with the local dealer in Ft Wayne, IN and they continue to give me the run around. GM is directing them and they are doing what GM is demanding. I am going in and making my demands that I get to speak directly to the asshole in charge at GM!! Adding 1-2 quarts of oil every 2000 miles is a joke, hell check the gas and fill the oil!!!! Looking to get a class action lawsuit put together, anybody on board???

- toddin, Leo, IN, US

problem #12

May 162012

Yukon XLT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

My story is like the others I read here. Own a 2001 Yukon, never had issue with using oil. Still have it. Can't let it go, it's our "spare" for family to use when their vehicles break down. Dependable. Now, bought 2007, used from private seller, 2011, and in May of this year, light came on telling me oil level low. Life of oil still reads around 60%. They recommended changing from synthetic to conventional oil, which we did last oil change, June. This past weekend, light came on again, same story. And when I checked it, indeed it was low. It might or might not have helped to change the type of oil. I need to track the miles and see if it lights up after 3,000 or what. Dealership where I take it is researching but doubt there is a cure. Just keep track of it, put in a qt, and see what happens! It has to be going somewhere!

- Sue H., Lander, WY, US

problem #11

Jun 152009

Yukon 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I've had the excessive oil consumption problem for three years now. Been waiting on GM to come up with a fix and not seeing anything yet my warranty is about up with 5 years and 75K miles. I'm probable going to take it in to the dealer but i know nothings going to get done and I'll probably end up with more problems than I started with.

- kracer1, Niceville, FL, US

problem #10

Feb 012011

Yukon 5.3L V8 Ffv

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

GM is aware of the problem. Fix it. 3-4 qts of oil every 3000 miles or so is not acceptable.

- vinrny, Tivoli, NY, US

problem #9

Mar 232010

Yukon XL 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

Not then...here we are for the third time for the same problem, have called GM customer service, again and am being told I will receive a call from a supervisor tomorrow...I asked what am I supposed to do when this happens after the 100,000 mile warranty goes out? It is at the dealership right now undergoing a complete engine overhaul.

I have owned numerous Chevy's in the past and this is the first one that i've had this issue on, along with other small issues on this particular one, I am so disappointed and aggravated with their products, will not purchase another one unless I get adequate satisfaction from the manufacturer.

- Kay R., Clayton, OK, US

problem #8

Aug 012010

Yukon XL 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Used 3 qts of oil in a 3,000 mile period....replaced the lifters. Did not fix the problem.

- Kay R., Clayton, OK, US

problem #7

Oct 012010

Yukon XL 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

Once again, Gm recommended a fix and it still did not fix the problem.

- Kay R., Clayton, OK, US

problem #6

Jan 022011

Yukon XLT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

2007 GMC Yukon with the 5.3L Flex Fuel and 4-8 cylinder mode is consuming a quart of oil per 1,000 to 1,500 miles. Looks Like I am not alone as I have read 75 complaints. While adding a quart of oil every 1,000 miles is simply a Royal Pain in the Ass; The bigger issue is why this particular motor and model year has this consistent issue with anyone I talk to. In my opinion, no car manufactured after 2,000 should burn oil and if if does, there's something wrong. It's going somewhere and I would love to know what the solution is besides getting the runaround from GM like people in the last 75-100 complaints I just read.

I also own a 2002 Suburban with 5.3L that now has 240,000 miles on engine and will go 7,500 miles between oil changes without losing a drop of oil. In fact, I have owned 20 plus cars in the past 25 years and my 2002 Chevy Suburban is by far the best car I have ever owned and I still do for that very reason. Is there a fix? If not and feel free to add me to any lawsuits, because I am not going to let GM put me through the grind on a known issue. I am starting to get sick of seeing "Low Oil and Add Oil Light" every 2-3,000 miles and finding that I'm 2-3 quarts low, even though have 50% or more left on oil life. GM...Something is Very Wrong Here and DON'T tell me it's normal or acceptable because I know better!!!! Despite my loyalty to GM, It may be time be time to buy a FORD after all.

- Lou V., Milton, GA, US

problem #5

Aug 262010

Yukon XL V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,278 miles

In late August my engine oil low light came on. First thought was that there was something really wrong, which made me cancel the family trip I was taking over to central Oregon to get the issue fixed. Took it to the local Chevy guy (don't have a GMC dealer where I am) and he indicated that he has about 6 or 7 of these reported waiting to get clarity from GMC on appropriate fix. He asked me to start logging the usage and I'm at around 1 quart every 1500 miles or so. He also indicated that GMC has recommended a fix, but that it isn't fully vetted yet.

Spoke with the GMC folks yesterday and they indicated that not only is the oil log that I've kept to date completely invalid, but they need to test as well and I have to bring the vehicle in several times over the couple months to have them log it. I don't have the time to screw with this. In addition they're indicating that GMC is saying that 1 quart every 2000 miles is "acceptable" consumption?!?!? I get better consumption out of my 68 Camaro!! I'm in for a lawsuit if they don't back their product and will get the names and info for the other folks in the area experiencing this.

If they won't fix, I won't buy GMC again and will definitely get resources behind putting the bad word out there ... and I have the media resources to get that going!

- Darren I., Warren, OR, US

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