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  1. The 2019 Yukon was finally returned from the local dealership to Carmax, where I purchased it yesterday. In the service notes from the GM dealership, it said that they ran the vehicle through a carwash and found a section of the windshield on the top passenger side that was missing sealant. A glass company was called out to "reseal" the windshield. It doesn't mention that it was replaced so I am not really sure what the process was. The Carmax salesmen said it "triggered" a corporate investigation by GM since they "may need to issue a recall." I would take that with a grain of salt personally, but perhaps it was a manufacturing defect. I don't really know, I just hope the leak is sealed for eternity. Definitely somewhat of an odd situation. I don't recall what the brand of the windshield was when I initially test drove two weeks ago, but yesterday I did confirm that the windshield was in fact labeled as a GM product. This 2019 Yukon in particular has 34,000 miles on it and was manufactured in September of 2018. It was also a Hertz rental. Otherwise it is in very good condition as far as I can tell. Put about 65 miles on it yesterday to give it a thorough test now that it is in my possession. The only negative was some french fries and peanuts that I found near the hinges on the floor beneath the third row seats. Let's just say that there were probably children back there eating during a road trip. Nasty.
  2. The 2019 Yukon was finally returned from the local dealership to Carmax, where I purchased it yesterday. In the service notes from the GM dealership, it said that they ran the vehicle through a carwash and found a section of the windshield on the top passenger side that was missing sealant. A glass company was called out to "reseal" the windshield. It doesn't mention that it was replaced so I am not really sure what the process was. The Carmax salesmen said it "triggered" a corporate investigation by GM since they "may need to issue a recall." I would take that with a grain of salt personally, but perhaps it was a manufacturing defect. I don't really know, I just hope the leak is sealed for eternity. Definitely somewhat of an odd situation. I don't recall what the brand of the windshield was when I initially test drove two weeks ago, but yesterday I did confirm that the windshield was in fact labeled as a GM product. This 2019 Yukon in particular has 34,000 miles on it and was manufactured in September of 2018. It was also a Hertz rental. Otherwise it is in very good condition as far as I can tell. Put about 65 miles on it yesterday to give it a thorough test now that it is in my possession. The only negative was some french fries and peanuts that I found near the hinges on the floor beneath the third row seats. Let's just say that there were probably children back there eating during a road trip. Nasty.
  3. You are correct. 5 years/60,000 miles for the powertrain warranty. The rest of the factory warranties apply as follows: Bumper to bumper is 3 years/36,000 miles. Corrosion protection 3 years/36,000 miles. Rust-through protection 6 years/100,000 miles.
  4. How about the stabili-trak system? Does that provide automatic braking to wheels with too much spin? Say, for the front axle which has an open differential?
  5. That 40 mph figure might be wrong, I don't know. I was watching this build yesterday on Power Nation, below. At 12:40 he starts talking about the G80 and mentions that it becomes an open differential at 45 mph. Of course the show is like a commercial, as they advertise for manufacturers and sellers of upgrades, so, take his trash talking with a gain of salt. At any rate, the Ford Ranger seemed odd. If it had the limited slip I would have felt it should have done better with their tests based upon my own ownership of a Crown Victoria with a Ford 8.8 3.55L. I rebuilt with stock clutches, non-carbon fiber, and even reused the original S spring and it was a great limited slip. The spring is a lot beefier in the F150s and Explorers but really doesn't do anything beyond initial preload. A lot of people would "upgrade" to the truck's version of the S spring thinking it would do wonders but in reality it was just for the initial wheel spin before centrifugal force takes effect and compresses the clutch packs. I never spun out, either, although in slick conditions I was mindful of throttle application during turns. I suppose the G80 is built for idiots and soccer moms, which is probably true.
  6. Is it possible for the water to show up on the exact opposite side of the windshield/A pillar than the antenna? Driver vs. passenger side leaks.
  7. I have not experienced the G80 yet but I did my research. Apparently it is only active below 40 mph due to the centrifugal components inside. I also heard that they have a tendency to break apart and damage the ring/pinion/spiders. On the other hand I do have experience with the Ford 8.8's clutch based limited slip. I rebuilt one in a Crown Victoria. That's a good limited slip in my experience. No funky business except friction material, spacers, and a spring in the middle to provide the initial pre-load. I'm sure they all work relatively fine, otherwise GM would not have used the G80 for so long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLgze5NR6Ks
  8. Powertrain warranty is 5 years, 60,000 miles. If that matters.
  9. Thanks, that is good to know. Looking forward to my Yukon.
  10. Is it standard equipment on the 2019 4x4 Yukon and Tahoe with the single speed transfer case and without the towing package? Or, if not, how would someone read the door jamb sticker to find out if it is equipped or not?
  11. Install a much larger 115v inverter and then running your refrigerator should not be a problem. Can mount it under the seats somewhere for a nice clean sleek appearance with heavy gauge cables running through the firewall to the battery. More costly overall but if you need the refrigerator then it's a must-do.
  12. Isn't the drive train covered under warranty for 6 years or 100,000 miles?
  13. Has anyone experienced a TEAR on the roof underneath the black molding? Just above the windshield. See this video I found today:
  14. Here's a follow up video from the same guy - turns out there was a crack in the body on the roof above the windshield!
  15. I stumbled across this youtube video, the individual did state that the leak was coming from the roof seam. I'm not exactly sure where he is talking about exactly, but have a look:
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