by lulubholden on Mar 24, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I bought my vehicle used with a clean vehicle history report. Over 4 months I get ...1) sunroof tracks out.
2)FL tire monitor malfunction, 3)transmission is failing, 4)starter went out, 5) driving lamps work intermittently, 6) check engine light on and computer says its an o2 sensor. Hmmmm which one of several? 7) One of rear seat warmers quit working. I think this earns GM a huge 0 in my book of quality.
by rte07 on Nov 22, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I bought my Denali when it had 92,000 on it. It now has about 102,000 on it and I have had it for about 5 months. I haven't had to do anything to it except a fuel pump and have some interior plastic touched up. No complaints here!! The only downside is 13.4 mpg, but what do you expect when you have a SUV of this size. All in all I think it is a great truck and it can do everything i want it to do, I can take me and 6 people around, pull boats and trailers, go on long trips and not even feel like it was very long. Im very happy with my Denali!
by Carlo on Jun 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Recently, I went to get my vehicle service for an oil change and brake service. I told the service adviser about my stability sensor often comes on and my vehicle is riding off balance, so they check, but didn't find a problem with my vehicle. What can I do? My vehicle was purchased new in 2005 and has 58,000 miles and I didn't have a problem until this situation happen.
by Matt on Apr 6, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
Bought this truck with 28,000 miles. Was great until 40,000. The rear Air spring compressor went out, the factory CD player jammed and had to be replaced, Needed new A/c O-rings, the airbag needed to be serviced, there's a popping noise in the front end now, and the interior is flimsy and cheap. There are tons of wind noise and it seems like there's a new squeak or rattle every month. The fact that i can remove pieces of the interior with my bare hands is downright pathetic.
by Dave C on Jan 9, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I've owned this vehicle for about 5 yrs, putting all 96000 miles on it. Only repair items have been to reprogram the transmission (in warranty) and to replace a burned out seat motor. I tow a 7000 lb trailer with it about 10 times a year. When Katrina hit, my wife and I evacuated in only this vehicle with two grown boys, 3 cats, a dog, cat litter boxes, dog pillow, suitcases, computers, game boxes - everything they held dear and drove for 8 hrs on a single tank of gas. Yes, it gets 13mpg, but if you are shopping for a reliable SUV - you won't find any better. I haven't even had to change the brakes!
by andy on Oct 13, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE Rwd 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I bought this vehicle in the midst of the SUV/fuel price crisis meltdown. Had it for 3 months now. Really liking it. Got it cheap for what I would have paid for it 6 months ago but it does drink down the gas in town.13 mpg in town.This is the 2wd model and has the best mileage of the bunch. On the open highway though it is great. Comfortable, safe and good height for vision.60mph/23mpg.65mph/22mpg.70mph/19mpg. This is from measuring fuel, not going by the mpg indicator on the dash which I find overestimates by 0.8 mpg. So,with its great power, size and comfort (and reasonable fuel economy for its size) it makes a great vacation car. Just don't use it as a daily commuter.
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