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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 052007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,800 miles


-the contact owns a 1998 Suburban 1500. On a clear day while driving at 70 mph with the cruise control the contact was unable to disengage the cruise control. He applied the brake to disengage the cruise control, but the vehicle continued travel at the set speed. He continued to drive, and found a safe place to try to disengage the cruise control by using the switch. By this time he could smell a burnt odor that generated from the brakes. He then unhooked the cruise control wire from the throttle and continued to drive the vehicle. When this happened the engine sounded as if it were racing. The current mileage was 82,877 miles, and the failure mileage was 82,800. Update 05/04/07

- Brenham, TX, USA

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