... [Read More] Many owners of General Motors’ 2015 and 2016 full-size SUVs are not particularly happy with their purchase.
Online forums and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) complaints database are flooded with posts alleging that GM’s full-size SUVs, including the Chevy
Tahoe and Suburban, GMC
Yukon and Cadillac
Escalade, all exhibit the same off-putting traits: unexplainable wind buffeting and vibration. Many of the complaints allege that these problems also affect the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. AutoGuide.com
was first made aware of the issue when Daryl Watkins, the owner of a 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali, alerted us by e-mail. 'I am the new owner of a 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali,' Watkins said. 'Imagine the sound/feel when a window is cracked riding down the road except it occurring when all windows are up and at all speeds above 35mph.'
Along with the buffeting, a vibration can be felt inside the cabin. According to many of those affected
, the sensation gets worse when the vehicle switches into V4 mode, as these engines are equipped with cylinder deactivation.
And it’s not just an annoying sound – the defect seems to be causing some health issues.
'Pressure, sound and sensation at low to mid range speeds. Creating headache, dizziness and strain,' reads one complaint on the NHTSA database
( NHTSA ID Number: 10701714).
More complaints can be found online, including on forums
, though there are some posts
from owners who have have a GM SUV and have no buffeting
or vibration. AutoGuide.com
See the completeTop 10 List and all of our LA Auto Show Coverage at AutoGuide.com. The 2015 L.A. Auto Show will host at least 50 vehicle debuts, many of which will be global premieres.
There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re an automotive enthusiast or a car shopper. The AutoGuide team will be on hand to deliver full coverage of every major debut with articles, photos and our first look videos.
We’ve also got a sneak peek at the biggest world premieres with our Top 10 list of the most anticipated debuts of the 2015 LA Auto Show.
See the complete Top 10 List and All of Our SEMA Show Coverage at AutoGuide.com. The 2015 SEMA Show kicks off next week and the Las Vegas Convention Center will be packed with hundreds of the wildest modified rides.
While most high-profile projects are typically kept under wraps until the show opens its doors, some builders and automakers preview what they will showcase ahead of time. There’s a lot to be excited about this year based on what has already been announced, so AutoGuide.com
has compiled a Top 10 list of the most anticipated cars of the 2015 SEMA Show.