Like its Chevrolet Suburban sibling the massive Yukon XL can seat up to nine (though eight-place seating is more usual), tow a heavy trailer, and swallow more cargo than can most minivans. Handling is commendable for such a large vehicle, though parking can be awkward. Other strengths include comfortable seating and a quiet, well-controlled ride.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Yukon XL to be much less reliable than other new cars. This prediction is based on data from similar models from the GMC brand such as the Yukon which it shares powertrain and components.

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The 2004 GMC Yukon XL has been recalled 5 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 GMC Yukon XL owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Stopped operating It's not a fuse"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"This was the second time in 11 years I've done major (more than $1000) repair for the AC. I live in a hot climate (dallas). It's the only major repair on the car ever"

Katie B., TX (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE)

"No AC, just blowing hot air. 2 shop visits"

Peter G., CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL 6.0-L V8)

"a/c runs but the temperature is not cool enough. occasionally will blow hot air through the vents rather than cold air. turning car off and on resets and cooler air resumes (still not cool enough for Florida)"

Anonymous, FL (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Don't know if it's the compressor or duct system but when a/c is on the driver's side air will all of sudden get hot air coming out. Have to turn engine off then restart to hopefully reset it"

Anonymous, FL (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The air conditioner does not blow air sometimes on the driver side. If it blow air it is hot air. The last week It would continue to blow air after the car is off and keys removed"

Anonymous, LA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Not fault of vehicle. We live in country and car had been parked for a time. mice ate away the a/c paraphanelia - etc. so will repair"

Anonymous, FL (2004 GMC Yukon XL 6.0-L V8)

"It is currently in the shop for yet another one. This will be the fifth compressor"

Anonymous, OK (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Stopped cooling"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"Blows hot air when I want cold air"

Robert W., CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"No driver side temp. control."

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Blend door failures. Cause heat all year"

Harry L., NC (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Doesn't balance heat between driver side and passenger side. I get hot air and passenger gets cool air."

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Actuators went out on the blend doors. this was a $2,000 repair because the repair shop had to remove the entire dashboard as well as the seats to replace the 3 modules that only cost $150"

Anonymous, GA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"A/C stops cooling and changes to full heat"

Joseph W., TX (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"The drivers side at time will blow hot air instead cold air. Then during the winter it didn't even produce any heat"

Anonymous, TX (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"the air temperature control motors are out of since and they want over $1500 to replace the and they tell me that they could fail again at anytime because of the poor quality of the replacement parts"

Craig V., IN (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Failed climate control doors"

Michael M., CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 6.0-L V8)

"Dampers failed to change position"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"we turn on the a/c and it may start out cool, then turn to hot on one side or the other of the front seat. OR, it may start out hot on one side and cool on the other. No telling. We turn it off and it may do it again (usually) or it might straighten up and work right. No telling till we try"

Anonymous, MO (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 5.3-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"The blower for the front heat/air conditioning unit went out. The back blower is unaffected. Nor it the temperature affected because it works in the back."

Terri M., OR (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 6.0-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Driver side control keeps turning on and it gets very hot and het control my side very hot with air other side cool"

Larry P., IN (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)
Heater system

"Shortly after I took possession of the vehicle, the blower didn't work and I had to replace the electronic system at $300. The used car dealer offered to pay for a part of it, but I knew it was a "as is" deal. So I told him to pass it forward and I m"

Robert W., MT (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"Thermostat failed, caused gurgling noises in the heating system"

Greg L., AK (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C not working, diagnostics alone would be expensive. Have repaired before, but chronic issue with this car I think. In the end, we just topped off the refrigerant and hoped it would last the summer and it almost did."

Anonymous, MN (2004 GMC Yukon XL)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"While driving on the highway the speedometer disconnected from reality and literally fell to the far right-hand side of the gauge. I was NOT going 160."

Michael K., NC (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"oil pressure gage quit working"

Anonymous, MT (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"Three of 6 gauges in Instrument cluster did not work which is very common on 2002 to 2006 GM trucks"

Matthew S., MI (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The motors that run the guages have failed, both the speedometer and oil guage"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Instrument cluster (fuel gauge and speedometer) failed. Lights on the cluster failed so you couldn't see the gauges at night"

Justin G., TX (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Speedometer irradically measured speed. Overheating, seat controls failed,"

Anonymous, IL (2004 GMC Yukon XL 5.3-L V8)

"Entire instrument cluster failed"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

"Passenger seat heating system shorts out and quits after a few seconds of use"

Justin G., TX (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Interior lights

"For approximately the last 5 years my dash lights are on again off again. No rhyme-or reason. I end up fooling with switch until it works. Sometimes often or not so much. Another electrical problem is my air conditioner will abruptly quit blowing cold and blow hot. Sometimes I just turn off then back on and it's ok but other times it can take anywhere from less than 5 minutes to 30 minutes to correct. I think maybe both issues are somehow connected with the wiring harnesses. It was recalled for that and I had that replaced at dealership but now years later I have problems. Both started around the same time. Also when opening doors it is crapshoot if overhead lights come on. This was problematic since approximately 2012. The most serious of lights issues in my opinion is dash lights either shutting off while I'm driving or not coming on before I start out to drive causing delay sometimes as long as nearly 6 or 7 minutes. Luckily delay before starting out happens less than while driving. That being said it has been scary trying to fiddle with the switch while the entire dashboard is black."

Anonymous, (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)
Remote engine starter

"The contacts on the remote tarnish and need to be burnished occasionally"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Can not get the tire pressure monitor light to turn off. One wheel does not register when resetting"

Russell T., CO (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

"The tire pressure monitor warning will not go off ever; even when air is correct in all 4 tires"

Anonymous, FL (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Another very common problem on GM trucks of all vintages is faulty tire pressure monitors"

Matthew S., MI (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)
Warning lights

"ABS Brake Warning Light appear, replacement of front speed sensors solved the issue. Second issue is defective speedometer, sometimes it shows 120 mph sitting still. Other times it works perfectly"

Dale C., VA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"The switch from 2WD to 4WD went out. It started with the system automatically switching from 4WD to 2WD The truck is now stuck in 2WD."

Terri M., OR (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 6.0-L V8)
Differential

"Rear differential had to be rebuilt because of serious failure causing metal chips in the lube."

Anonymous, NV (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 6.0-L V8)

"Front differential needs to be rebuilt/inop"

Anonymous, FL (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"They could not get a replacement part and had to rebuild the original one"

Christine P., ON (2004 GMC Yukon XL)

"front wheel bearing"

Anonymous, IL (2004 GMC Yukon XL Unsure 5.3-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"Built in air compressor for stability has stopped working"

Dale R., IN (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"The electronics would shift the vehicle into neutral or park without warning"

Anonymous, WA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"I had to return it several times before it was corrected. The computer system had to be reset in the end. The whole thing was very labour intensive"

Christine P., ON (2004 GMC Yukon XL)
Transfer case

"motor that engages 4WD got stuck on and needed lubrication"

Anonymous, IL (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Ruptured brake lines"

Anonymous, WI (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"wheel sensor when bad and wheel bearing needed replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)
Calipers

"was sticking and caused brake pads to wear odd. replaced both front calipers and rotors"

Anonymous, IN (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)
Master cylinder

"Was leaking break fluid. System had to be replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"The entire rear brake system for both rear wheels was replaced from signs of corrosion. The brake pads replaced original pads form original purchase"

John K., NJ (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"This vehicle went through a lot of rotors over the years. The original rotors rusted out in the fin area very badly. Subsequent rotors also had the same problem but not quite as bad as the originals. The calipers lasted a long time. Only recently"

Charles M., NH (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"Vehicle will not start with less than 1/3 tank of gas of left overnight"

Harry L., NC (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Fuel pump

"long crank time-5-10 sec."

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Fuel pump cuts out when above 5000ft altitude and 85 Degree temperature. Known problem but silent recall expired. Happened two years in a row traveling between Billings and Butte MT and once on a Peak in Idaho. Cost $1200 to replace pump. Problem leaves no code in computer , but I had a reader connected on the last failure and it had code for lean on bank 1 and 2. found codes on web and a Notice to dealers on how to diagnose."

Michael L., IL (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

"Fuel pump failed. Had to drain tank and have it replaced. Expensive fix"

Greg L., AK (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"new mass air sensor $250.00"

Anonymous, IA (2004 GMC Yukon XL 6.0-L V8)

"I keep getting an engine light... I am told I need to have a gizmo cleaned or replaced"

Anonymous, MT (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Back pressure from gas tank while filling cuts off pump repeadly"

Anonymous, VA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"It has always been difficult parsley due to the type of gas pump nozzles used here in California"

Robert F., CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Engine computer

"The air mass flow sensor has failed three times since I purchased this truck new!"

Anonymous, NV (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 6.0-L V8)

"Defective throttle body, replaced. No engine power until replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"The vehicle ran fine but message to service engine, checked by dealer, and had to replace knock sensors"

Robert F., CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"The main seal between the engine and the tranny is leaking and it will cost almost $1000 to fix it. Crazy!"

Anonymous, TX (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Black rubber trim piece on roof comes loose after car wash and I had to remove it"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)
Rust

"A lot of body areas rusting away."

Dean G., WI (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Several exterior parts showed rust"

Gary C., CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

"Had to repair a lot of rust on rocker panels on both sides from under front door al the way to the back"

Allan P., SK (2004 GMC Yukon XL)

"Lift gate rusting at bottom due to poor design of drainage holes which actually retain the rain water or car wash water inside the lift gate and does not drain properly"

Dale C., VA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

"Had slight rust problems on the bottom of the doors after 16 years. I had it repaired."

Anonymous, IA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Unsure 6.0-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"I've already had to replace the upper control arms because the ball joints wore out. That happened at about 168000 miles. Now the lower control arms and tie rod ends need to be replaced at 202000 miles"

Deree B., CO (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"Compressor failure for self leveling system"

Anonymous, TX (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"The air shocks got a leak and the compressor failed trying to keep up. $3300 fixed the problem. I had taken Yukon to the dealer twice earlier, but problem was intermittent and no one spotted it until the compressor failed and the light on the dash stayed on all the time. Does that mean the only way the dealer's mechanics can spot a problem is the onboard computer tells them?"

Anonymous, MO (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"The towing package included air shocks and a compressor to adjust with load. The original equipment shocks began to leak so the compressor failed trying to keep up. The Driver Info Console went nuts when the compressor failed and while the Yukon was still driveable, it was not happy. Fairly expensive to fix on a 15 year old vehicle."

Joe R., MO (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Replaced the front and back shocks with after market shocks $800.00. To replace with original electronic shocks would have cost over $3000.00. Shocks lasted 16 years."

Anonymous, IA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Unsure 6.0-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"The "intermediate steering shaft" was worn and loose. It was replaced. Additional problem: Oil pan gasket and rear main bearing seal were leaking and required replacement"

Anonymous, AR (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

"This feature went bad shortly after the 5 year warranty expired. it was so expensive to fix I just left them as they were"

Charles M., NH (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)
Seat controls - movement

"Cheaply made plastic levers for releasing seat backs stripped effortlessly"

Dale R., IN (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)
Windows

"Back seat window on driver's side will not operate electronically without getting struck"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"driver's side window operates very slowly"

Gary C., CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"lost transmission replaced with refurbished with 3 year warranty"

Walker S., AR (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

"Transmission failed and was replaced. Replacement transmission completely failed again at 1100 miles. Only 2 days after replacement while I was on a trip from CA to MT"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"Major slipping issue, transmission replaced with rebuilt unit"

Anonymous, CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

"I was driving to enter an on ramp on I-5 and transmission would not shift out of 2nd. I drove backroads to a GMC dealership in Tacoma, WA and had them put in a new transmission. There was no clues that the transmission was going to fail"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Shift cable failed. Replaced entire cable assy. & severely worn shift lever at the transmission. A major procedure to be done at home!"

Kurt-Richard M., IN (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The vehicle would downshift to low range then go back to normal unexpectedly"

Anonymous, WA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

"The sensor was bad and would shift without warning"

Anonymous, WA (2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.0-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"I had a sunroof that I loved. It slid all the way open and it could be tilted open as well. I wasn't aware the seals were wearing out and occasionally it seemed somehow water would be inside the door pocket. I would ignore and assume I must have left a window slightly open. On other occasions while driving in heavy rain, making left turns, water would stream upon passenger in front from what seemed to be the top of windshield where the passenger door met windshield. Only when in heavy rain. Now my truck always sat outside uncovered and living in Phoenix Arizona I believe many times I wouldn't notice any water getting in due to our dry climate. Looking back I estimate maybe a year or year and a half went by before I definitely knew it was leaking from the sunroof. At that same time the sunroof would open slightly while driving high speeds such as on the freeway and I couldn't keep it shut. Well finally the switch to open or shut quite working as well. To rectify this I would have needed to replace the entire sunroof. Instead I opted simply seal it shut with silicone sealer. This problem started in approximately 2014. I did have a carport by 2016, first shaded parking since new. One other thing, both front doors when you open them between the dash and bottom of door somehow leaves (I assume from bottom of windshield) fall and then that space becomes like a compost pile. I've never seen the likes of it in a vehicle until mine. That was ever since day one."

Anonymous, (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"The belts have to replaced at least every 2 years."

Anonymous, TX (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Had to be replaced"

Allen G., VA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Starter

"Flex Plate (Flywheel) cracked at all bolt holes had to be replaced"

Michael L., IL (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Water pump failed and I had to replace it. Had a good run though"

Greg L., AK (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLE 5.3-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Steering wheel controls

"paint on steering wheel controls came off. the dealer wanted $400 to replace them."

Gary C., CA (2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT 6.0-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
WHEELS
Dec 17, 2007
WHEEL SEPARATION CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL REPLACEMENT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES WITH THE BRAND NAMES: NATIONAL, CARQUEST P/NOS. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, AND 515060, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 23, 2006, AND DECEMBER 20, 2007, SOLD FOR LIGHT DUTY AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS. THE INBOARD RETENTION NUT USED TO MAINTAIN HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN AN ABS LIGHT INDICATION, NOISE, AND/OR WHEEL SEPARATION.
What should you do:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE HUB ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL TOLL-FREE AT 877-489-6659.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO REPLACEMENT NATIONAL, CARQUEST WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS OR FORD.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E106000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 130000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Aug 03, 2006
IF THE DAMPER COMES LOOSE, A FUEL LEAK MAY RESULT. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN 8.1L V8 (RPO L8-VIN G) ENGINE HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL PULSE DAMPER RETAINER CLIP MAY FRACTURE RESULTING IN INADEQUATE RETENTION OF THE DAMPER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL PULSE DAMPER RETAINER CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC TRUCKS AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 06080.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V289000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 38439
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
May 19, 2006
THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE AN INADEQUATE SEAL AT THE CONNECTION, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO A FUEL LEAK. IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS, FRAM BRAND NAME P/N G3727, WITH DATE CODES X52911 THROUGH X60801 SEQUENTIALLY OR X600141 AND A MEXICO COUNTRY OR ORIGIN MARKING ON THE FUEL FILTER HOUSING MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 18, 2005, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2006, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE AND ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES. (TO SEE THE SCHOOL BUS ENGINE SIZES, CLICK ON "DOCUMENT SEARCH" AND THEN "BUS APPLICATIONS"). THE CONNECTOR ON THE FUEL FILTER WAS NOT MANUFACTURED TO HONEYWELL'S SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, THE O-RING MAY NOT SEAT CORRECTLY ON THE FUEL LINE.
What should you do:
HONEYWELL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 18, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FRAM CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-890-2075 (OPTION 1).
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET FRAM FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E043000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88303
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Feb 08, 2005
IF A SEPARATION OCCURRED AND THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE WERE OPEN, FRAGMENTS FROM THE ACCUMULATOR COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PEOPLE IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. THE PRESENCE OF THIS CRACK OR FRACTURED SURFACE COULD ALLOW THE HYDRAULIC FLUID TO LEAK FROM THE ACCUMULATOR CIRCUIT OF THE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY. THE LOSS OF FLUID WOULD CAUSE INCREASED STEERING AND BRAKING EFFORT AND A CRASH MAY OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND VANS EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH HYDRO-BOOST BRAKE ASSEMBLIES, THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE BOOSTER PRESSURE ACCUMULATOR MAY CRACK AND SEPARATE FROM THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY DURING NORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL TEST THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY FOR FUNCTIONAL OPERATION OF THE TWO-FUNCTION VALVE. IF THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY FAILS THE TEST, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC TRUCKS AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05006.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V043000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 77411
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Feb 04, 2004
CONSEQUENTLY, THE VALVE O-RING SEAL MAY FRACTURE. STEERING EFFORTS MAY BE SLIGHTLY INCREASED WHILE BRAKING OR PARKING. UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, A FRACTURED SEAL MAY REQUIRE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE APPLIED BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THE SAME VEHICLE DECELERATION RATE AS PRIOR TO THE SEAT FRACTURE.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND PASSENGER VANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, ?PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS.? SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH AN OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION BRAKE HYDRO-BOOST HOUSING RELIEF VALVE BORE.
What should you do:
DEALERS ARE TO REPLACE THE HYDRO-BOOST RELIEF VALVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 18, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; GMC AT 1-866-996-9463; OR HUMMER AT 1-866-486-6376.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 04004.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V045000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 68875
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