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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring Problems

5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,750 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1999 Chevrolet Suburban electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact stated there was a problem with the ABS and the wiring harness. When driving less than 10 mph and applying the brakes the ABS activated. The contact's husband replaced the brake pads at least six times. Before the wiring harness burned the dashboard was hot. The dashboard lights, tail lights, headlights, and cruise control were not working.

- Pitsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262004

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
When attempting to adjust the driver's side mirror consumer noticed that driver's side door started smoking, and the mirror caught on fire. Consumer was able to put the flames out. Took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection.

- Wyoming, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 252004

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer stated that on the morning of February 23, 2004 heard the alarm go off. She went to the window, and saw vehicle engulfed in flames. Fire department was called, and they determined that the problem was electrical.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #1

May 232000

Suburban

  • miles
Power door locks faulty due to overheated circuit breaker, circuit breaker overheated due to wiring grounded in seat transmission in right front conversion seat, repaired wiring and secured away from seat gears.

- Houston, TX, USA

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