GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL models constructed from 2003 to 2005 were affected by a special warranty extension issued in 2008 to address issues with the instrument cluster in the vehicle's dash. Despite being referred to as a recall, this action was actually the result of a lawsuit settlement.
A U.S. District Court order approved a class action lawsuit settlement between General Motors and purchasers of several GM vehicles, including the GMC Sierra and Yukon as well as the Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Avalanche, that asserted that the speedometer in these vehicles was defective. The terms of the settlement included a special warranty extension that covered affected vehicles with specific VIN numbers if the vehicles were less than seven years old and had less than 70,000 miles at the time of the settlement in 2008. However, no official recall was issued by GM or mandated by the Department of Transportation for this issue. While General Motors covered repairs to the instrument clusters of affected vehicles as part of this settlement, some affected vehicles may have had too high a mileage to benefit from it. Used truck shoppers should consider examining the service records of any affected GMC vehicle to determine whether this issue was corrected.