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6.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,429 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 292006

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brake light and turn signal failure. No personal injury or crashes as of yet. Failure of circuit board on back of taillight housing causes the bright feature of assembly not to work. (no brake light or turn signal). Repair consists of total replacement of assembly at $50 each.

- Harwood, MD, USA

problem #6

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

problem #5

May 222001

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical short due to faulty switch that controls outside mirror, caused driver side door to start burning, claim 40-2517-187.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #4

May 222001

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Electrical short due to faulty switch that controls outside mirror, caused driver side door to start burning, claim 40-2517-187.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Mar 102001

Suburban

  • miles
Intermittently vehicle will not start. Dealer has inspected vehicle, and discovered that wires to battery were loose. Since dealer reconnected wires, vehicle stalled out and died. Dealer inspected vehicle, and was not able to duplicate or correct problem.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 062000

Suburban

  • miles
Inner harness shorted, causing the dome lights to come on when riding over bumps, the accessory light also did not work, the dealer found a loose connection at the rear lighting.

- East Northport, NY, USA

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