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Yukon Owners Meet the Members

Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Yukon!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

Also, if you are interested in a live chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on

4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET


5:00-6:00pm PT/8:00-9:00pm ET
6:00-7:00pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET
7:00-8:00pm PT/10:00-11:00pm ET
(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)

Let me know if you are interested in a chat and the day/time convenient for you.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Owner's Clubs

Karen-Edmunds Community Manager



  • Hi There! My name is Tony and my wife and I recently purchased a 2001 Yukon XL 5.3L 4WD with the 3.73 gearing. We now have over 4500 miles. We will be towing a 19 foot travel trailer over the New Years holiday for the first time and would like to know if there is any concerns or problems that we should be aware of that the group could possibly help us with. We will be only traveling within a 100-150 mile range.
  • Hello,
    Hope you are all enjoying you new 2002 Yukons as much as my wife and I. We purchased two brand new 2002 Yukons the same day and we love everything about them. I would like to know if anyone in this group is having any problems with the Yukon and will share my concerns if any develop.

  • orwoodyorwoody Posts: 269
    Good day,
    I'm a very happy owner of a 2001 Yukon Denali purchased in July 2001. We put over 25k miles on the rig an love it for traveling. Quieter than my wife's Volvo and we see 20mpg consistently cruising 65-75mph. Few issues, none worth noting. Best luck I've had with a new rig ever, and we've purchased 10 new vehicle over the last 20 years. We don't do much towing, but have found the Tow/Haul mode very useful when we do. I've had no concerns or problems towing utility trailers or my father in law's car trailer.
  • jaroarkjaroark Posts: 1
    Hi... I recently purchased a 2002 Denali and overall have found it to be a pretty good truck. I have owned 3 different BMW X5's since 2000 and although I loved those vehicles they just did not have the cargo space that I needed. The Denali, with the new 6.0 liter V8 has very respectable performance even when compared to the 4.4 X5 and the overall fit and finish is not bad for a GMC either. Overall the truck does what I need it to do which is haul my wife, my dog, myself and all of our gear and supplies to the lake and back on the weekends plus the usual trips to the local hardware store. One of the few downsides is that my dog, who loves to hang his head out the window at any speed has to stretch his neck due the rear windows only going halfway down. Not good for him and he complains about it a lot.....oh well, he'll just have to get over it. BTW - anyone out there done any performance upgrades like intake, exhaust or computer chips that they could recommend????
  • Hi
    We have a 2000 Yukon SLT. My husband and I love it. I was just wondering if anyone else has had any problems with the front bumper. Someone must have slammed a shopping cart into it at the market or something. As a result, the plastic coating on the bumber cracked. Does anyone know what we can do to seal it up or something?

    Other than that, we love the Yukon. It is the best riding, most comfortable, vehicle I have ever driven.
  • albivalbiv Posts: 35

    I own a 2002 Yukon SLT with 6k mile and no problems. Very happy overall with the truck, respectable gas mileage (15 city/19 hwy). After owning a couple of Ford SUV's I can honestly say that the overall fit and finish of the Yukon is superior. I am interested in some information regarding suspension upgrades (I don't have to autoride option)
  • orwoodyorwoody Posts: 269
    I'm a "still" happy owner of a 2001 Yukon Denali. Over 28k miles and holding up well. I say still because after a year or two and some problems the new vehicle euphoria dies and sometimes a bit of dissatisfaction starts to creep in.
    Regarding yukonmomma question on the bumper...cracking paint from an impact on a plastic bumper is not unusual - the plastic bumper is somewhat flexible but the paint isn't nearly as flexible. I had a 3M product installed on the front end my Yukon just after I purchased it. It is like a plastic film, practically invisible that resists nicks, dents, chips. It does a good job. I have had a few rocks and even one small encounter with a short post on the front bumper. The 3M film shows a few small scrapes but the paint is not damaged.
  • Hi...I purchased my Denali back in December 02 and it intermittently stalls when I put it in Park. The dealer could not find anything wrong. Any ideas? By the way, it has a dealer installed remote start...could this be the culprit?

  • orwoodyorwoody Posts: 269
    I posted a message on the other forum where I saw your message. It might be a bad contact or false signal generated when the shift lever is moved.
  • Curious if anyone out there is or has had a problem with the compass/temp indicator on the mirror. I purchased the vehicle used six months ago with 24K miles. I've now got 30K and am happy, except for the indicator mentioned. I have to recalibrate it weekly, and now it refuses to accept new programming in the calibration mode. Any ideas, besides taking it in for warranty? Thanks.
  • orwoodyorwoody Posts: 269
    Mine acted up during a trip when we only had a few thousand miles on it...I tried resetting using the buttons per the owners manual. It didn't work. So I tried their suggestion to drive around in circles until it recalibrated. After about 4/5 full circles it blinked and recal'd itself. Only once since then(I've got over 30k on mine) it blinked that it needed recal...I drove in a circle and it was okay again...
    If that doesn't work you may need to take it in. I believe that it uses the Onstar GPS system to reset itself.
  • ...Bought an '02 Denali in 2002 March. 22k miles since then, and still loving it. Only regret is that I only get it on weekends!
  • Very happy owner of a 2001 with 73,000!!!~ Road trips are a pleasure -I travel with 1,2, or 3 kids with tons of luggage. Do lots of around town as well. This is the 1st SUV I've had.

    Never had 4WD but glad that I got it even though live in Florida. It is great in sand and rain. I'm a soccer mom and travel in all kinds of weather and all kinds of road conditions.

  • waltboowaltboo Posts: 2
  • deihldeihl Posts: 1
    I just purchased a new 2003 yukon. right after we signed the papers, we went out to put our things in it, I noticed the roof rack was pulled out of the truck. I was so upset. It has been in the shop now for 5 days. I only drove it one week. I also noticed the molding on the pass. side door is coming off. I have wanted this yukon for years and finally spent the money to have this happen. They had to do body work to fix the roof rack. I hope I will not have any more problems when I get it back.
  • You shouldn't have even taken delivery once you noticed the roof rack. I would have made them find me another truck. After all, you are the one making the investment, you are paying for a new vehicle, that is what you should get, not something that already has bodywork done to get it right!I purchased a 2003 Denali last month and although I was quite excited, as it was my first new vehicle, I made sure I gave it a quick once over before I took delivery of it. Granted there are always small things you may not notice until you have the vehicle for a while but something that requires bodywork to be done on a new vehicle? I'd raise a big stink over it if I were you, see what they are willing to do for you. They may not give you another vehicle at this juncture but heck, you should get some type of compensation!You paid for a new vehicle and you got a damaged one.
  • I am an idiot. I assumed (from reading a review) that the 2003 Denali had Telescopic Steering, prior to buying one. Wrong! What a mistake! Even when I lower the pedals to the floor and move the seat forward - I still don't get the desired steering wheel position I would have with any other vehicle with a $51,000 MSRP (which obviously would have telescopic steering).
  • I'm a new owner of a 03 Garnett Red Denali, so good. I've heard mixed reviews and concerns regarding GM's quality. I decided to take the plunge. I really enjoy it and of the few hundred miles I have driven it, there has been no problems. I purchased the truck and added some Mods:

    22" rims with Toyo Proxes
    K&N cold air intake
    Flowmaster cat back exhaust

    The power and speed of the truck surprised me the most. The thing is quick for nearly 3 tons. I plan on adding the following:

    Hotchkis sway bars
    Brembo brakes
    Hypertech Programmer

    Looking forward to blowing some doors off Lightning's and R/T's in a cabin that is way more comfortable than any pickup will ever be. You figure with this size engine, the power is truly untapped. I know 200 or more ponies are itching to be released.

  • I was told fuel pump. They replaced it, problem gone. Service bulletin on it, warranty covered it. My gauge was also inaccurate. Showed in reserve with 12 gallons left. New pump fixed that too.
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