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  1. Having some slight surface rust like that on these vehicles after three years is very common if you live in the rust belt areas of the country. After one winter there are some spots showing up on my Yukon as well. They dip the frames of these things in some kind of wax like material and you can recoat it. If it truly bothers you, take it to your dealer and have them give it a good once over. They have the ability to reapply undercoating if it ever comes off. To sum it up, yes, rust is inevitable. Even within three years. Good luck with it!
  2. In keeping with the theme of this post, I too am pleased with my Yukon thus far. Quiet, comfortable, and the fit/finish is one of the best I've seen on a GM. I did a two hour road trip over the holidays and averaged 23.5 highway. I was absolutely amazed the 5.3 did that well! As for the GMEPP, I paid $3325 for 84/100 about a month ago with 30,720 miles on my 2017 Yukon SLT.
  3. Hey Everybody, New Yukon owner here. 2017 Yukon SLT. Two questions if anyone else has experienced this: #1) The rear wiper- When in intermittent mode, if I press and hold the wash button it will 'park' the wiper and not wipe, but continue to spray liquid. Anyone else have this happen? #2) The steering column- Has anyone else had a slight (and I mean slight) free play up and down? It is the power steering column, and if you grab the wheel and try moving it up down, mine has a very slight play in it. I wanted to compare to others and see if they have the play. Thanks in advance. Good to be back on the forums and talking about something other than transmission issues!
  4. Wow, I haven't been on here in a while. I was looking at buying a 2017 GMC Denali 6.2 and was wondering if the 8 Speeds had been better. Suffice it to say, they have NOT. I will be steering clear from a 1500. Probably get a 2500HD so I can have a perfected 6 speed again. I truly feel bad for all you folks that have had issues with the transmissions. I hope this starter brace and TCM update take care of everything.
  5. I do have some other cars, which make it easier. I've always had used cars and that truck was the first ever I bought new. I wanted a brand new truck for every day worry free driving and it didn't happen. I was so sick of always fixing things here or there on weekends. So I'm back to my other 50k mile plus cars. 2006 GTO, 1966 GTO convertible, 2010 CTS, 2012 SRX, 1969 Camaro SS, 2004 GMC 2500HD are the current vehicles in the stable between me and the old lady.
  6. Nothing. I didn't want another Chevrolet truck so I walked away from buying any vehicle. GM corporate did not like that one bit.
  7. FINAL update: My dealership offered me a decent amount of money to simply buy it back through them without GM involvement. I took that offer and am happy it's over with. I took the easy way out. Should I have taken it further? Probably, but I don't have that much free time on my hands. Once again, I wish all of you luck with this. I'm hoping there is resolution somewhere in the near future.
  8. I was told by the service manager the updated transmissions have a different torque converter and different internal valves/solenoids.
  9. There was no talk of me having a field service agent check out my truck. I had it in for service on the trans five times, I think that was enough to prompt a trade assist.
  10. Another bit of information: My service manager called me and said while he was moving my truck in the morning, it had delayed engagement (yes I complained about that for a long time) and it was clunking in the 1-2 shift (also complained about this and it was supposedly taken care of with the new tranny). He then told me he looked into my truck service history further and the transmission that they replaced back in March was possibly NOT an updated transmission. WHAT THE HECK!!?? And they wanted to tear into it again to attempt a fix. It would be replacing some valves or something. At first I told him to go ahead and do it. Then it dawned on my this may be an attempt at stalling this whole buy back thing, and he even said it wasn't a guaranteed fix. I thought about it and called him back a couple hours later. I told him I was done. No more fixes, they had their chance, and I do not want to deal with this truck anymore. I give him and the dealer credit. He took the time to look into this and was being honest with me. GM supplied the entirely new transmission, it wasn't a tear down and rebuild so I can't fault the dealer. It's disheartening to hear about all these people having problems with little resolution. I really hope everyone gets theirs figured out. I have been on the phone constantly with my dealer trying to work out a deal. I really don't want to take the time to lemon this thing. GM is counting on that too. On the bright side, I contacted the GM executive office and I got a nice response from a lady that is going to help me with finding some resolution. I don't have my truck anymore, it is at the dealership. So this needs to be taken care of soon. Patience is starting to fade as anger sets in.
  11. Yes, I sh!t you not. That is what the Service manager told me. A big middle finger to the face.
  12. Service update: I took the truck into the dealer Wednesday at 9am and went on a test drive with one of the transmission techs. It clunked as soon as we left the parking lot, and it shook the whole truck. The tech said 'turn around, its clear there is something wrong' We got back to the shop and I took off with a loaner while I ran some errands. The service manager called three hours later and said there were no updates available, and they have tried everything to take care of the clunking per GM. He then told me that if I drive the truck in manual mode at gear 6 or 5 that would help a lot with the clunking. And it's what they're telling people to do. I was not happy at this statement and told him why would I do that and completely negate the idea of an 8 speed. If that's the case they should have left a six speed in there! Another thing the service manager told me: We have replaced your transmission, made sure it had up to date software, and made sure the torque converter was an updated model. GM has advised us that if those steps have been taken, there is no other option but to live with the problem. GM has said they will address all the issues with the 8 speed starting with the 2017 model year trucks. But they are not putting more effort than the described fixes above into the 2015-2016 8 speeds. This is what my service manager told me. Needless to say I am both upset and sad with GM. Buy Back update: I asked them to buy the truck back straight up. No trade, just take it and give me a check. I met with the service manager and my sales rep and I told them I want GM to buy the truck back without me having to go through the whole Lemon Law process. I was trying to be nice to the dealership and GM so they wouldn't have another Lemon Case under their belt. We all agreed it was a fair decision and I made it clear I did not expect to get back the full amount I paid for the truck. But something a little better than trade in. Which I am OK with because I put 11k miles on it. I left the dealership at 6pm. Yes I was there for 9 hours. They called me yesterday and said they spoke with the regional rep about my truck. They said GM will not buy back the truck without me willing to get ANOTHER GM vehicle. Do they think I wont lemon this thing?? Because I will. I have tried to be patient, friendly, and understanding through this whole ordeal and that apparently does not help. Leave it to GM to complicate the hell out of this. This is where I'm at now. Talking with the dealer and trying to get a decent price for the truck. I'll keep you all posted on this as it develops further.
  13. Tow haul was much better. I agree. But I did not want to be driving around in Tow/Haul mode all the time to help with the trucks shifting. It's ridiculous to have a brand new truck and every time you get in say "oh yeah, tow/haul so it shifts properly"
  14. Alright everybody. Here is the verdict. I have an appointment tomorrow morning to bring the truck back to my dealer. The 'reprogram' did not help at all. They told me to drive 500 miles after the program to help it 'learn' further. I drove it 1000 and it still does the same clunks. All low speed clunks. I know exactly when it will clunk now, so riding with my dealer should show them my issues. At this point I am planning on getting rid of the truck. I tried multiple times to have GM fix this damn 8 speed/clunk fiasco and they have failed so far. Really disappointing as this was my first new truck. I know I am not the only one with this issue, and I know not every truck built has this issue. I wish all of you luck with your trucks moving forward.
  15. Not sure if the 2016 8 Speeds are quite as bad. The tech told me the transmissions currently being put into the trucks have an updated torque converter. That was one problem. My tech was very friendly and did say they have had a 'slew' of problems with the 8 Speed. HERE IS ANOTHER UPDATE: I picked the truck up last night after a 24hr turn around from my dealership. They took the truck for a four hour drive as they called it and did the relearn adapt while driving around. They had one guy drive, and another with the computer monitoring the transmission. Check out my service description: The drive home seemed to be much smoother. I will let you all know how it goes. I have spoken with the service manager, my sales man, and the manager of my dealer and if this doesn't meet my satisfaction they have agreed to buy it back. I have been ultra patient with this whole thing, and they have been more than willing to help me this. At least there are some dealers out there that care about the customer. Believe me, I have had my fair share of different dealerships treat you like crap. I hope this fixes it because I do enjoy driving this truck around.
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