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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,333 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 192003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles


Auto dimming for the rear view mirrors has become defective, and it doesn't dim the mirrors anymore. With no manual way to dim your rear view mirror this makes driving at night very dangerous at times. I took it to the dealer to get it fixed and they wanted $500 saying that the rear view mirror needed replaced. I feel that the replacement price is too exorbitant, and because of that it hasn't been replaced. It seems like they should put a manual flip switch on the mirror as a back-up in case the mirror would become defective like mine has.

- Syracuse, IN, USA

problem #2

May 052002


  • miles
Mirror switch and windshield wiper motor investigations upgraded at NHTSA.

- Westchester, IL, USA

problem #1

May 222001

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving consumer smelled something burning, stopped and saw yellow smoke coming from behind driver's door panel, sparks were flying. Smoke stopped, fuse had blown. Mechanic found that wire to outside mirror switch. After further investigation, it was found that the wire was 14 gauge. The electrical short occured at the mirror switch.

- Mauldin, SC, USA

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