About GMC Yukon
GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV manufactured by General Motors since 1990s. In fact, the GMC Yukon is the rebadged full-size Chevrolet Jimmy. The first GMC Yukon was actually introduced in 1992 though it was called Blazer then. Up to today, it has been through four generations and has received a sale success. The GMC Yukon can be used as family car or business use for spacious room.
GMC Yukon offered 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive GMC Yukon Denali, GMC Yukon XL 1500 and GMC Yukon XL 2500 and GMC Yukon Hybrid trim levels in its third generation (2007-2014). The GMC Yukon was powered by higher horsepower V8 engine and had more engine options than previous generation. For example, the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali was powered by 6.2 L 403 hp V8 gasoline engine. Also transmission added 6-speed 6L80 automatic and CVT 2ML70 automatic transmission. While the fourth generation GMC Yukon (2014-present) got a bigger upgrade. Though the same trim levels and SLE, SLT were available, the engine is upgrade to 5.3 L EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel engine and 6.2 L EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel engine exclusive for Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali. Also, the 8-speed 8L90 automatic transmission is used only by Yukon Denali.
GMC Yukon Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
It is normal that some problems in GMC Yukon would arise when GMC Yukon car owners has been driving it for too long or has it carried too much weight. Among the problems drivers are complaining, there are two most common ones:
First, excessive oil consumption. Some GMC Yukon owners said that they can hear rattling voice while driving. After they drive over 100,000 miles, the oil consumption increases rapidly and they have to add a quart about a week after every oil change. If you also have this problem, then you had better get your GMC Yukon checked, it has chance that your spark plug is failed, which will cause poor fuel economy, engine misfires and so on. It is also possible that you have a fried piston ring which will cause the excessive oil consumption as well.
Second, obvious vibration while driving. When you are driving, you can feel vibrations with hand in the steering wheel, see leak fluids or take longer time to stop your GMC Yukon. Your shock absorber may be out of order. Once it goes wrong, you will feel vibration and brake needs more time to operate. Leak fluids may be caused by bad shock absorber as well as failed transmission assembly or brake caliper.
Everyone knows that the car is an integrated object made of many components, and only every component works well, your GMC Yukon vehicle can run smoothly. So you should also keep routine maintenance in mind and change the easy-to-wear parts like seat belts, headlight, wheel cover, air filter, oil filter, wiper blades regularly.
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