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Do GMC Yukon Seats Fold Flat [And How To Use Them]?

Are you planning to purchase a GMC Yukon, and you’re wondering if its seats fold flat so you’d get more room for luggage? Wonder no more, for we have researched this question, and we have the answer for you.

The GMC Yukon has three rows of seats. The third-row seats fold flat, but the second-row seats fold either vertically behind the front-row seats or flat, depending on the model. This provides more room for your luggage or other cargo.

Read about how to fold the second and third rows of seats in the succeeding sections. The GMC Yukon gives you the option to manually fold the seats or to fold them electronically—and we have the steps for both methods for you!

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Do GMC Yukon seats fold flat?

The GMC Yukon has three rows of seats and a spacious luggage area at the back of the third row.

If you need more space, the third-row seats can fold flat to provide more space. The third-row seats line up with the floor of the luggage area at the back when you fold them.

The GMC Yukon provides another luggage option if you need even more cargo space or you need to transport long items that will not fit even after you fold the third-row seats. If you find yourself in this situation, you can fold the second-row seats to get even more space.

The second-row seats also fold flat in many models. These also align with the floor of the luggage area like the third-row seats.

In other models, the second-row seats fold vertically, moving right behind the front-row seats to provide a larger storage area.

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Folding The Second Row From The Third-Row Seats

If you’re sitting in the third row and you need to get off, you can fold the second-row seats electronically. There is a control switch by the wall in some models that allows you to fold the second-row seats horizontally, then vertically.

Additionally, there is a lever near the inner bottom side of the seat that allows you to fold the second-row seats in the same way. Pull the lever to fold the back support, then pull it once more to fold the seat vertically.

How to manually fold the second-row seats in GMC Yukon?

  1. Remove any items on the seats and set them aside.
  2. Make sure that all seat belts are unbuckled.
  3. In older models, you will need to lower the head supports manually. Lower the head support until there is no space between the head support and the back cushion.
  4. For models that have an armrest, raise the armrest until it is aligned with the back cushion.
  5. Locate the lever on the bottom side of the seat. Pull it once to lower the back cushion.
  6. Pull the same lever once more to release the lock of the seats on the floor. You can then push the seats upward to fold them vertically at the back of the front-row seats. You can use the strap at the back of the seats to pull it into a vertical position. Keep in mind that since there is no door for the last row of seats, you need to fold one of the second-row seats to let passengers into the back row.
  7. Do the same thing for the other seat to fold it out of the way.

How to manually return the second-row seats to a sitting position

  1. Use the bottom strap to pull the seat down to the floor. The lock will automatically engage once the seat makes contact with the floor. You can also use this strap to manually lift the seats upward when folding them vertically behind the front seat.
  2. Unfold the back cushion back into its original position.
  3. Adjust the headrest as needed.
  4. Do the same thing to the other second-row seat.

How to manually fold the third-row seats in GMC Yukon?

  1. Follow the first three steps from the section “How to manually fold the second-row seats in GMC Yukon?”
  2. Some models of GMC Yukon have a rear safety belt that is connected to the roof. Release the rear safety belt mini latch using a key that is hidden in the key fob.
  3. Retract the safety belt in the headliner of your GMC Yukon.
  4. Insert the mini latch into the holder opposite the retracted safety belt.
  5. Open the lift gate of your GMC Yukon.
  6. Look for the release lever at the outside bottom rear of the seat. Lift it once to fold the back support of the seat forward. The rear seats will become level with the luggage area once the back support is folded forward.
    1. In some GMC Yukon models, you will be able to fold the third-row seats vertically by pulling the same lever and pulling the bottom handle of the seat upward. Push the seat forward to fold it vertically behind the second-row seat.
  7. Do the same for the other seat to fold it.
  8. The third-row seat in some models can be removed completely to give you more space for luggage and cargo.

How to manually return the third-row seats to a sitting position

  1. Open the lift gate of your GMC Yukon.
  2. Pull the third-row seat down from its vertical position. It will automatically latch itself to the floor.
  3. Pull the lever while pulling the back support upward, back to its normal position. Make sure that the back support is firmly locked in position to ensure the safety of your passengers.
  4. Return the rear safety belt latch into its original position. Make sure it is securely locked.
  5. Do the same thing to the other third-row seat to return it to a sitting position.

How to electronically fold the second-row seats in your GMC Yukon?

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You can electronically fold the second-row seats from a button on the wall of the luggage area, from a button near the door, or from a set of buttons on the overhead console in some models.

  1. Follow the first three steps from the section “How to manually fold the second-row seats in GMC Yukon?”
  2. Push the button once to fold the back support forward.
  3. Press the same button once more, and the second-row seat will fold forward vertically at the back of the front seats. You will find two buttons that each control one of the two seats on the second row. In some GMC Yukon models, you only need to press the button once, and the seat will automatically fold itself vertically behind the front seat after it folds the back support.

How to electronically return the second-row seats to the sitting position?

  1. Press the unfold button once to return the second-row seat to a flat position.
  2. Press the unfold button once more to unfold the back support.
  3. Do the same thing for the other second-row seat. This button can also be found on the overhead console from the driver’s seat.

How to electronically fold the third-row seats in your GMC Yukon?

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  1. Follow the first five steps from the section “How to manually fold the third-row seats in GMC Yukon?” above.
  2. Press and hold the button at the inside wall of the luggage area until the third-row seat completes folding itself flat on the floor.
  3. Do the same on the other seat to fold it flat.

How to electronically return the third-row seats to the sitting position?

  1. Press the unfold button and hold it down until the third-row seat finishes unfolding itself back to a sitting position. Make sure that the third-row seat is back to its original position before letting go of the button.
  2. Do the same for the other third-row seat using the other button.

How do you take the third row out of a Yukon?

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  1. Follow the first four steps of the section “How to manually fold the third-row seats in GMC Yukon?”
  2. Open the lift gate of your GMC Yukon.
  3. Lift the release lever to fold the back support forward.
  4. Look for a handlebar that is supported on both sides and is connected to the bottom of the seat. Pull this handlebar towards you to unlock the third-row seat.
  5. Pull the third-row seat towards you. The third-row seat will roll outward. It has a roller at the bottom, making it easy to pull out. Keep in mind that the third-row seat can be heavy. Prepare yourself to support its weight once you roll it off the cargo area.
  6. Set aside the third-row seat to be installed later.
  7. Do the same thing for the other seat if you also plan to remove it.

How to reinstall the third-row seats of a GMC Yukon?

  1. Open the lift gate of your GMC Yukon.
  2. Lift the seat into the cargo area and align it to the track. The wheel under the seat should easily align with the track on the floor. If it doesn’t align, then you probably have the wrong seat. Take the other seat and align it to the track on the floor.
  3. Push the seat into position until it latches itself on the lock on the floor.
  4. Do the same thing to the other seat to reinstall it.

Conclusion

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The GMC Yukon’s second and third-row seats can be folded to provide you with varying levels of additional cargo space when you travel.

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