January 27, 2016 at 6:59 am #116309
I’m sure this issue has been beat to death on this forum, but I’m in the process of leasing a new SUV I’m looking at the 2016 Yukon Denali or the Escalade. Since they are basically the same truck my question is this… Are these Buffeting/Vibration issues happening on all new SUV’s or just some? I’m not looking to shell out a lot of money just to have the truck in the shop all the time.
I really feel for all who are having issues, and I really want to support GM, but I’m not looking to be married to a problem. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
January 31, 2016 at 1:06 pm #116627
I’m honestly not sure if they have. I’m pretty sure they are in a process. I think the 2016 refresh trucks have been solved. But again not sure.
February 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm #117281
I have a 2016 Suburban Z71 (5.3 w/6 spd) as of Oct 2015. No, the buffeting has not been solved. I can say this though. You may or may not feel the sensation. It appears to not happen on every vehicle. I have the sun roof and I do not know if this helps decrease or increase the sensation. I have found that by placing the HVAC into recirc, this has reduced the sensation. I have also found one of the triple seals on the passenger door was not attached properly and I pushed it into place. I do not notice the issue as much now. I cannot say whether it was the loose seal that was causing the issue or if there are other causes. The buffeting wasn’t enough for me to return or have them rip apart the car to try and fix it. Other things I don’t like. The rear headrest are a major pain to raise and lower (They need the ones off the new 2017 Acadia that fold automatically when lowered). The Drive selector has a electronic squeak while in Auto 4WD. USB and 12v turn off with the car so my phone stops charging. No headrest for center seat passengers.
What I do like: Size, lots of room for 8 (Yes, I actually ordered a bench to accommodate 8)! Ride height, seat comfort, heated front and middle seats. Heated steering wheel and mirrors, rear camera with cross traffic warning, new red color and a very quiet cabin. Apple Play is nice and hopefully Android Auto. Find the one you like and go drive it. Mess with the HVAC controls and see if you can feel the buffeting. Make sure you go on the highway, that’s when it seemed to be the most noticeable. I hope this helps?
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