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Old 03-31-2009, 11:05 AM   #15
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Here is a list of recall item's for your rig. 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Recalls.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:25 AM   #16
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Here is a list of recall item's for your rig. 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Recalls.
Thanks for that link.

Question(s): should I request that the recalls be performed? Can I have this done at any GMC/Chevy dealership? Is there any cost to me? I've never dealt with a recall issue before ....

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Old 03-31-2009, 11:41 AM   #17
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Thanks for that link.

Question(s): should I request that the recalls be performed? Can I have this done at any GMC/Chevy dealership? Is there any cost to me? I've never dealt with a recall issue before ....

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When you go in, ask them to check for open recalls. It's all in GM's database, and you should know in a few minutes what needs to be done, and what has been done.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:49 AM   #18
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No cost for open recalls.

Have them print out "build sheet" as part of a VISS check. It will give you all the options on your TV. Good to have when at the parts store.
Most dealers will VISS when the vehicle is written-up for service, it will list all open recalls.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:58 PM   #19
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Have them print out "build sheet" as part of a VISS check. It will give you all the options on your TV.
The build sheet for my Silverado lists the "amenity deletion" package...
That means I have vinyl seats, manual windows, no cruise control, floor mats instead of carpet, etc.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:33 PM   #20
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Terry,

Several years ago GM did offer several delete options. We opted out of the third seat in our 95 Burb and saved a grand. Not so much anymore, You want this, 'ya gotta order that.

"how can we save some money?" Ahh..no key in the pass door that'l do it.
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Any luck with your new GMC and the few problems you had?
My 1999 doesn't start up on the first try any more either. I turn the ignition on and off before I start up and it usually works for me. Other than that it's been a great truck.

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Old 04-06-2009, 01:50 PM   #22
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Did you buy this from a dealer or from a private party? Did you buy it "as is" or with some sort of dealer warranty? A dealer warranty will usually be 30 to 90 days, probably shorter. Sometimes state law will give you some protections and federal law has statutory warranties for the emissions systems. Although the GM guys such as Bob Cross know a lot about GM vehicles and it sounds like the fuel pump is the cause of the starting problem, it could be related to emissions, so you may be protected depending on how many miles the vehicle has.

If you bought it "as is", aside from state or federal law (you'd have to check on that), there's no obligation for the seller to do anything. Sometimes a private party will help you out if a problem comes up right away. The fact a dealer looked it over may create some obligation especially if you paid them to look it over (it's called promissory estoppel where I live, don't know about Fla.; it means, roughly, you made the deal based in reliance of what you were told). Otherwise, the dealer may help you because they either (1) want to do the right thing (hard to believe, but it does happen), or (2) want you to come back for future maintenance and repairs, or (3) it's a recall item. The fact they said they'd cover the A/C control panel indicates some sort of obligation. If a private seller told you everything was fine, it started great, etc., promissory estoppel could apply to them, but it depends on state law.

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #23
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Many people have buyer's remorse, whether or not it's warranted. Any repairs you need will save many thousands off having bought a new TV, so relax.

Since you mentioned something similar to Carfax, Carfax has been said to report inaccurately. Similar reporting agencies may also be unreliable. Before we purchased our used TV, the seller allowed us to have the vehicle inspected right at our trusted mechanic's shop.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:08 AM   #24
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Yes, I bought it from a dealership - albeit one that is not close to my home! Thus, making it difficult to coordinate getting an independent inspection (well, especially with my immediate and somewhat *complicated* schedule). Because of my hesitation to purchase w/o this inspection, the dealer agreed to a 60 day warranty.

So, I just (45 minutes ago) returned from the dealership. They replaced the AC control panel at no charge. They did not find any "codes" that would detail the reason for the ABS and Brake warning lights. Of course, neither of these lights came on during the trip to/from the dealership today. Nor was the truck difficult to start. I will deal with the fuel pump on my own - as it won't be worth the time off work to travel the distance of the dealer. There have been several other items that are deficient - none that effect the truck performance but are irritating to me because I SHOULD have checked this stuff myself : electric mirrors do not work, C/D player doesn't play after 2 tracks, trashed speakers, the sunroof cover and the 7-pin connector not wired correctly.

Thanks for all your responses and I will try to chill and enjoy the truck! I might start a thread about difficulties I encountered trying to set my equalizing hitch and brake controller though ..... sigh.

Yes, I may be suffering some buyers remorse. But I am surprised since it was not a hefty purchase for me - not like buying an Airstream or something .....
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Some trucks, and I forget if GM's are among them, wipe the ABS fault memory when the key is turned off. Next time the lights come on, try to get to the dealer without turning the truck off.
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Seems like you still have a lot of things needing repair and that's what the warranty you bargained for is about. Even if the codes for the brakes got erased or the problem is intermittent, this is a significant safety issue until you know otherwise.

Please don't blame yourself for not being perfect. No one can check everything and some things may still show up before the dealer warranty expires.

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Forgive me for not reading the thread carefully, but I wanted to jump in. The ABS light in my Titan popped on and I had some odd brake behavior. It turns out I had blown my rear axle seals, a pretty common problem with the Titan's weak Dana 44 differential. The gear oil ruined the sensors... which lead to a axle seal replacement job. Afterwards, I installed an aftermarket rear differential cover to increase fluid capacity and went to a synthetic gear oil. The rear axle seals are holding.

The ABS things can be a brake problem or a sensor problem (or both). As for buyer's remorse... you buy enough vehicles and you will eventually have your heart broken. Automobiles are complex mechanical devices. Even the best manufacturer's produce an occasional lemon... and even the worst produce an occasional great car. Fixing a car is like mowing the grass... it's just something you have to do. My philosophy is that I can pay a car payment every month or I can have an older vehicle and pay more for repairs. Heck, my wife ended up with an Infiniti given to her by her mother. She blew a head gasket. We dropped a fair amount of money into the repair, drove for 30 minutes and the gasket blew again. I didn't go after the mechanic, but I never spent another nickel at that shop. Sometimes, we get a lucky break... sometimes, we get a bad break. So it goes.
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Forgive me for not reading the thread carefully, but I wanted to jump in. The ABS light in my Titan popped on and I had some odd brake behavior. It turns out I had blown my rear axle seals, a pretty common problem with the Titan's weak Dana 44 differential. The gear oil ruined the sensors... which lead to a axle seal replacement job. Afterwards, I installed an aftermarket rear differential cover to increase fluid capacity and went to a synthetic gear oil. The rear axle seals are holding.

The ABS things can be a brake problem or a sensor problem (or both). As for buyer's remorse... you buy enough vehicles and you will eventually have your heart broken. Automobiles are complex mechanical devices. Even the best manufacturer's produce an occasional lemon... and even the worst produce an occasional great car. Fixing a car is like mowing the grass... it's just something you have to do. My philosophy is that I can pay a car payment every month or I can have an older vehicle and pay more for repairs. Heck, my wife ended up with an Infiniti given to her by her mother. She blew a head gasket. We dropped a fair amount of money into the repair, drove for 30 minutes and the gasket blew again. I didn't go after the mechanic, but I never spent another nickel at that shop. Sometimes, we get a lucky break... sometimes, we get a bad break. So it goes.
AFTER I purchased the truck, I took it to my local GMC dealer and had the rear diff fluid changed and he performed a mechanical inspection of the truck. Would the problem you described - blown rear axle seals - have been visible/obvious with an inspection and maintenance performed by the this shop? (BTW: the local dealer is owned by my next door neighbor - and the mechanic did my truck inspection per the owner - if that much matters).

The indicators have not come on at all today... only thing I did since last posting was to tow my trailer 20+ miles to check out the rigging ....
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