New member. Not new to forums or cars. Happy to be here and hope to meet new friends + learn as much as possible.
My experience with GM models is limited but overall good. Mostly the 2nd gen model tahoes. After many Toyota's, Ford's, Jeeps etc. The family and I decided on a Yukon. We are loving all the space, comfort, practicality, looks and even the CD player haha. True.
We bought our 2019 Yukon SLE last week. Its exactly what we wanted minus no 4WD which is fine with us at this stage after owning many 4x4 models.
Our Yukon is a nce pepperdust exterior color on light color interior. See pics. Will take more later. Has cloth seats which we also wanted bc of desert living and wife has psoriasis (dry skin). Its perfect for us. Easy to drive too.
Odometer just under 25K miles and overall vehicle in good condition. All buttons, lights, stereo etc. work. Priced below book value. Always a southern california car. 1 owner. Clean carfax. New tires and battery. Test drove it. Ran and braked good. Very happy.
However. Unfortunately. After driving it all week getting my bearings on the "new" vehicle I noticed the engine sounds like it has lifter tick at low revs from the interior when driving around town (sounds like my late dad's 80s F350 V8 Ford did in the early 2000s) and the sound is a bit more pronounced under heavy throttle. Additionally, when stopped at a red light the engine OR trans (not sure) shudders just a little. Its fine for 5-10 seconds then tiny shudder and so on. Pretty sure shudder is engine related via lifter issue is my guess.
Apart from the shudder and lifter tick, no other noises, no lights on dash, no smoke, no knocks, and runs good. Nevertheless I'm concerned for the engine lifespan and decided since its still under warranty to drop it off at my local dealer this week.
My last 5 cars had great engines, zero issues. Feeling kinda dumb for not doing more homework on 2019s but I knew it had an active powertrain warranty, low miles etc. so I took the plunge.
Im curious to know:
1. Is 2019 is a decent model year? Its pre covid but still newer tech and solid build quality. Minus no more onstar it seems to be all there.
2. What do you guys think is wrong with my engine (lifters, plugs, fuel injectors, worn motor mount, bent push rod, combination etc)?
3. Do you think the dealer will honor the warranty repair bc there is indeed problem(s) with the powertrain? Im concerned if no diagnostic codes thrown the dealer wont touch it. Then again I dont see how no codes would be thrown given current issues.
4. How long should it take to fix 1-2 weeks, 1-2 months or 1-2 years lol? Latter funny not funny.
5. Is it ok to run premium fuel and full synthetic oil if the weight is correct?
Looking forward to getting the engine fixed, servicing a few other items like trans and rear end + give it a detail. Plus add a couple accessories and make some new pals on here. Maybe become a vendor on here too this year (more on that later). The ultimate goal will be to take the fam on a much needed roadtrip in our Yukon. Can't wait so long as it runs solid and ill do anything I can muster to make it right.
Thanks in advance for any support!!