This big SUV, which is built on a full-sized pickup chassis, seems like a throwback in a world where nearly every other SUV is now based on a carlike unibody structure. It's a virtual twin of the Chevrolet Tahoe and essentially a shorter version of the GMC Yukon XL (and Chevy Suburban), with a 20-inch shorter length and about 24 cubic feet less cargo room.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Yukon will be much less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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The 2017 GMC Yukon has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Fuel System
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Electric System
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Climate System
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Power Equipment
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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 2017 GMC Yukon owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"The rain would leak onto the brake pedal. Turns out the weld on top of the cab was missing a 1/4" bit, and the water would run in there, exiting on the brake pedal. A missing piece on a weld on a $68,000 vehicle! Ridiculous!"

Robert R., GA (2017 GMC Yukon Denali)

"windshield leaked"

Anonymous, (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Passenger side weather stripping required replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Wind noise

"wind noise on drivers side window. will take it to dealer when I get a chance"

Gordon E., AR (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"I park in an attached garage. Very soon after I start the Yukon, I back it out of the garage. I am backing out in a southern direction and on sunny days, I can not see anything on my screen from the backup camera as it is on dim. The whole inside of the Yukon is very well lit up and too bright to see anything on a dimmed screen. My garage is very well lighted. That is not bright enough and it causes it to think it is being started at night. But that is only for a few seconds If GM set the default to be on bright no matter what for the first minute, it wouldn't make any difference if it was night, lasting only that minute but in the bright daylight, it is probably the only time I back up and is totally useless. I almost ran into a neighbours car because my normal vision was blocked to be able to see that can but if I could have used the screen, I would have seen it. After one minute, it goes bright but by that time, I am already going forward in normal driving. The solution is so simple, it is not funny. Just change a few lines of code in the software and it would take care of the problem. GM knows about this. I have not heard anything that would indicate they plan to change a thing about it."

Anonymous, MB (2017 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"Infotainment system would lock up. All of the car functions are run through this system, ac, phone, GPS. Car would remain functional (drive able). Dealership had to replace all parts, instrument cluster, head unit, amplifier, seems to have been repaired. Over two week in repair."

Anonymous, (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"In-dash GPS system is difficult to operate, displays are not always appropriate to the operation of the vehicle. Tries to show too many screens on the display at once making them difficult to see because each screen takes up part of the display."

Anonymous, WA (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone would not work so I think I will try."

Anonymous, MA (2017 GMC Yukon SLT 6.2-L V8)

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

"HVAC condensor leaking refrig at weld location. Condensor failure"

Anonymous, MO (2017 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)
Condenser

"service bulletin issued by GMC for most if this model. However GMC has indicated it did not include mine even though same part number and similar failure mileage"

Anonymous, (2017 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Leak in line to rear evaporator. Problem fixed March 2020"

Anonymous, NY (2017 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3-L V8)

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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarms go off if dogs left in car. Repeadly. We spoke to a knowledgeable service person at GMC and they said it’s been a problem for several people . the alarm goes off again and again while I stand with key fob shutting it off. This is a major problem for me."

Susie M., AZ (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"rear tail light failed"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Keyless entry

"It was suggested that I don’t use the key fob to lock car, I could try locking manually to see if the key fob was part of issue."

Susie M., AZ (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Transmission shifts with a "Thud" when operating in 1st or 2nd gear at a low speed and slowing down or speeding up slightly. GM dealer has reprogrammed transmission but problem persists"

Anonymous, WA (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"Irregular shifting up and down between 1st and 2nd gear. Sometimes dead spot."

Martin K., SK (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-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

Electronic or air suspension

"Just replaced the both air suspension shocks in the front of the vehicle, it is only 2 1/12 years old, very costly. While at the dealership they performed a 50K service, so with the shocks and service it cost almost $2,600.00, costly"

Phillip T., LA (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Same issue as discussed in previous comments, costly repair for such a new vehicle."

Phillip T., LA (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine mounts

"Vibration could be felt inside car around 70mph in v4 mode."

Anonymous, GA (2017 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3-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 pump

"With less than 1,000 kilometers, the engine would lose power and a couple times stall. Then would not start with remote. Then just died on the road. Had to take in and the problem was the fuel pump failed and had to be replaced. Like new vehicle and pump shot."

Martin K., SK (2017 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-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

"fog lights improperly installed, both fog lights cracked and loosely connected to bumper."

Anonymous, NM (2017 GMC Yukon SLE 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

Drive System

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

Engine Major

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

Brakes

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

Engine Cooling

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

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.

Exhaust

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

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Recalls
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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, SERVICE BRAKES, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Oct 24, 2019
Unintended activation of the driveline-protection system will cause unintended braking on the wheel on the opposite side of the failed sensor, causing the vehicle to pull to one side unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon, and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive. If a wheel-speed sensor fails, while the vehicle is traveling between 41 and 60 mph in four-wheel or automatic mode, the Electronic-Brake Control Module (EBCM) software may activate the driveline-protection system.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EBCM, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N192261050.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V761000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 652967
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Sep 06, 2019
As the vacuum level drops, the brake assist decreases, increasing braking effort, extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade, 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon vehicles. The amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module, free of charge. The recall began October 8, 2019. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is N192268490.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V645000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3456719
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS
Sep 08, 2016
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16007.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V651000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3640162
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