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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,445 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 162004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,890 miles


1998 Chevy Tahoe wont start, spontaneously. It will turn over, but wont start. First time it happened wasn't sure what was wrong, tried it again after 10-15 minutes and it started. I figured it was just cold. Second time it happened, it was about 45 minutes before it started, and I was told by the guy at the tire dealer, that his and a friends Tahoe had the same problem, I should take it to the dealer. I did this and was told it was the theft deterrent module. After several hundred dollars and a rental car for a week I got the truck back. It was about 2 months later, it happened again. Same thing, couple hundred dollars, a rental car for a week and I got it back after 3 days. 3 days later, the same thing. I do not have my truck now, I have a rental again. I was told I would have to pay for this again, because it is a "....totally different set of codes than read the first couple of times..."

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Problem with electrical system on Chevrolet Suburban 1998 model. Vehicle was purchased in September 1997 but is a 1998 model. Problems are as follows:. Chevrolet has a recall for 1997 model for windshield wiper malfunction I have a 1998 model with the same problem but the recall does not cover it. 2. I also have problem with the remote control. Vehicle has some sort of wiring problem, I changed the batteries on the remote control but it will not work. 3. I had to change wiring harness for rear lights since the lights would not work and dealership said that I had to change the wiring.

- Adelphi, MD, USA

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