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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,291 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 232008

Suburban

  • 64,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Suburban. The windshield wipers function intermittently when activated. Usually when she restarts the vehicle, the wipers will begin to function, but fail shortly after operation. She had not taken the vehicle to the dealership or spoken with the manufacturer to-date. The current mileage was approximately 80,000. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #14

Dec 152006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
Speed variation, and sometimes cease, of operation of windshield wipers. Possible discrepancy with turn signal lever, seems to be affected by, and sometimes corrected with wiggling with the lever.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #13

Nov 162006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,860 miles
The windshield wipers stopped operating without warning while I was driving my 1998 Chevrolet Suburban C1500. They have been parking incorrectly, but had not previously failed to operate. The next day they worked again.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #12

Jul 102005

Suburban

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers quit at various times. Sometimes work sometimes not, sometimes quit in middle of use.

- Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA

problem #11

May 272004

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles
In heavy rain, windshield washers failed completely with no warning. Humming in the motor but the wipers would not work. Extremely hazardous condition. Could not see road nor oncoming traffic.

- Muncie, IN, USA

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problem #10

Apr 202004

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wiper motor control board failed due to faulty shoulder joint. This was the same failure as in the 1997 Suburban recall. This problem occurred while the vehicle was in motion during the rain.

- Lower Burrell, PA, USA

problem #9

Feb 052004

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

Windshield wipers fail during use; will not operate in timed mode; stop at incorrect locations

- Seabrook, MD, USA

problem #8

Jan 152004

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
While operating continuously for an hour or more in heavy rain, the wipers stopped. Hen the consumer pulled on the wiper arm, the wipers worked for awhile. The consumer stated there was a recall, however it only included the 1995 to 1997 models.

- Lower Burrell, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 242000

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Transmission failure at 32000 miles - radiator replaced at 54000 - water pump- differential and transmission mounts replaced now driver side door will not open from inside and windshield wipers do not work.

- Mentone, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 152001

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
I had my windshield wipers quit working on my 1998 Chevrolet Suburban. At first it started out once in awhile. However coming back from vacation in the autumn of 2001, I was coming through a mountain pass at 10:30 pm. It was raining very hard and on a two lane highway in the middle of the night my windshield wipers quit. I had my wife and 2 young daughters in the second row seat. There was no shoulder to pull over on, and in the pitch black I thought for sure we would either end up in the other lane and hit an oncoming car or end up in the ditch. I had the windshield wiper module changed at capitol Chevrolet in salem Oregon. I have the invoice. I want to make sure that no one else has to go through the same situation as we did. I am aware of the recall on certain Chevrolet models, but it does not include 1998 models...big mistake...it should include 1998's also.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #5

Apr 152003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,500 miles

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

1998 Suburban 2500 4X4 wipers do not work all the time. For some reason they almost never work in the rain.

- Eagle, WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 012002

Suburban 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 98 Chevy Suburban, and the windshield wipers some times stop working while they are in use. There was a recall on some Suburban, and Blazer, but the year only went up to I think 1997. The recall had to do with the wipers stopping during operation. I called cheverolet just to see if our year was going to be included in the recall, and he replied no, and there was nothing that could be done. He said he could call a dealer and have me take it to them and I would have to pay for any repairs. I cannot afford to take it in right now, so hopefully there will be a recall in the future. This happens every time I use the wipers.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 052003

Suburban

  • 66,000 miles
1998 Chevrolet Suburban intermittent windshield wiper problems. Sometimes they don't operate when activated and sometimes they don't shut off when turned off.

- Liberty Hill, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 012002

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The windshield wipers do function correctly most of the time. When switched on to the intermittent setting they usually operate at low speed rather than intermittent. When switched off they usually continue wiping for many cycles and then stop seemingly randomly anywhere in there path of travel. Also, the windshiled washer no longer pumps fluid.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 312002

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that while driving at 65 mph in the rain the windshield whiper stopped working without warning, resulting in poor visibilty. Almost caused an accident.

- Westchester, IL, USA

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