Vehicles Affected: Nearly 392,500 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs, including all four-wheel-drive versions of the 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, model-year 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs and model-year 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs
The Problem: According to GM, the transfer case may electronically switch to Neutral without input from the driver. If this happens while a vehicle is in motion, no power will go to the wheels. If the vehicle is stopped or parked, it may roll away if the parking brake is not set. The automaker said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.
The Fix: GM will notify owners and dealers will recalibrate transfer case module software. No notification schedule has been announced.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 and GMC at 866-996-9463 for more info.
Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.
"The 2015 GMC Yukon is a massive SUV for those who need hauling capability and like a feeling of spaciousness on the inside. However, if you don't enjoy a trucklike ride, this probably isn't the SUV for you," said Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela. Check out her review for more.
General Motors continues to make recall news this week; yesterday it was new Chevrolet Cruze sedans and older-model Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Saturns, today its new full-size SUVs and pickup trucks. GM is recalling 489,936 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks as well as model-year 2015 Tahoe and Yukon SUVs to fix a faulty transmission oil cooler line.
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If I had to choose one word to describe GM's redesigned full-size SUVs, it would be refinement. From the way they drive to how their interiors are finished, these truck-based SUVs are anything but truck-like.
I traveled to Northern California to spend a day driving the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon on a mix of winding mountain roads, urban freeways and city streets to see how they perform. If they're not already on your local dealer's lot, they should be arriving soon.
The first thing you notice about these SUVs is how quiet they are. It's easy to carry a conversation with front and backseat passengers at highway speeds because wind noise is nearly nonexistent. GM says the SUVs' new inlaid-door design helps keep wind noise low, but noise from other cars and trucks isn't bothersome, either. It's so quiet, in fact, that I was surprised more than once by how fast I was traveling when I glanced down at the speedometer; there's not the kind of ambient noise you normally associate with 55 or 75 mph.
GM has released new EPA fuel economy numbers for its newly refreshed and upgraded Chevrolet and GMC full-size SUVs, and they're leading the segment. The 2015 Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL will come standard with the EcoTec3 all-aluminum 5.3-liter V-8 that debuted in the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickup trucks last year. The new engine produces more power and offers better city and highway fuel economy than either of the previous 5.3-liter V-8 engines (LC9 or LMG) it replaces.
According to the press release, the new EPA-rated numbers for the Chevy Suburban (and GMC Yukon XL) are 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for two-wheel-drive models, improving the previous engine's numbers by 7 and 9 percent, respectively. Four-wheel-drive models for both the 2015 Yukon XL and Suburban are 15/22. Shorter wheelbase Tahoe and Yukon models with two-wheel drive have an EPA rating of 16/23, with four-wheel-drive models rated at 16/22.
"Will the 2015 GM full-size SUVs have a hybrid version?"
UPDATE 10/15/2013: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list.
In the more than three years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into test vehicles, we've come across several vehicles that can hold three car seats across a backseat.
The newest vehicle to make our list is the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The minivan has loads of room and plenty of accessible Latch anchors.
As we come across more cars that fit three child-safety seats, we'll add to this list. For now, here are the cars from our Car Seat Checks that can fit three car seats in the second row:
GMC last updated its full-size SUV for model-year 2007; the 2015 Yukon wears a more sculpted look outside and elegant cabin materials inside. All of GM's full-size SUVs were showcased at last week's 2013 State Fair of Texas. Check out the gallery below; click each photo to enlarge. Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.
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