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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,358 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. wait for it to work again (3 reports)
  2. replaced window drive motor (1 reports)
1999 Chevrolet Suburban windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1999 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 312010

Suburban XL 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,433 miles


the windows will work when they want. no time line. doesn't take long for them to begin working again once stopped. a short of some sort.

- , Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

Feb 162010

(reported on)

Suburban 2500 HD V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

All the windows developed an annoying squeak after a couple of years, and this one window was worse and burned out the drive motor. Adding silicone to the tracks helps, but they still squeak.

- , Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 022007

(reported on)

Suburban LS 5.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

Divers Window sometimes does not work. It seems to happen mostly in warm (hot) weather and after going over numerous bumps in rapid succession. However, I haven't been able to replicate the problem. This only happens "rarely" and I suspect the control connection on the motor itself.

- , Luthersburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 032006

(reported on)

Suburban 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

Driver side middle window sometimes won't go down when switch is pushed by passenger even when they are not locked. Never know when it will and when it won't.

- , Chester, CA, USA

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