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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,574 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 152000


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,148 miles


The second transmission is failing at 85,939 thousand miles, out of warranty. Is it normal for two tranmissions to fail at relatively low mileage. I don't think so. My Suburban is in fantastic condition. It is extremely well maintained and believe it or not like new. Now I have to spend another 2000 $ on top of just having the brakes done??

- N. Springfield, VT, USA

problem #1

Jul 011999

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Vibrations at highway speeds (60 to 75) as well as wandering on highway. Dealer says they cannot recreate. Replaced variable speed adjustment module twice with some improvement.

- Unionville, CT, USA

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