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2001 Chevrolet Suburban body / paint problems

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 172002


  • miles


Automatic transmission failed, dealer only "reconditioned" the transmission, I have taken the vehicle back to the dealer for transmission repairs;rubbing, bumping noises from transmission, I hava not trust in this vehicle because of the long history of mechanical problems and defects, I want the manufacturer to replace this vehicle and not wait until a mechanical failure hurt me or my family or innocent people in the road. Please help me. Nlm

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 182002


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Consumer stated the door panel was loose, the bumper light was broke, and the air bag light illuminated, and also the driver side panel heats faster than the passewngers side.

- Hillsburrow, ND, USA

problem #2

Nov 282001

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Suburban 4WD

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There is no warning (either a visual warning or an audio warning) that tells the driver when one of the doors are not closed properly. The Chevrolet 1-800 number people say that the Suburban should have such a 'door ajar' warning & refer me to the local Chevy dealership to have this corrected. The local Chevrolet dealership says that this is not an included feature in the new 2001 Suburban. I find this hard to believe, especially since a not properly closed door in a family vehicle such as a Suburban could very easily result in the door opeing at high speeds or around a tight corner or in a accident with the end result being a child being thrown from the car. I personally think that this 'door ajar' feature (pretty standard now on all cars for many years) may have accidentally been left off many Suburban or was overlooked in the design of the Suburban, both of which should result in GM recalling the affected cars to put in the 'door ajar' warning. Lastly, this may also affect the gmx Yukon & Yukon XL vehicles as they are identical cousins to the Chevrolet Suburban. Fyi - I originally notified Chevy & the dealer about this starting late Sept '01 & have been frustrated to date on getting any straight answer and/or correction to my Suburban.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 292001


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While driving about any mph could hear wind coming from doors, and there was no warning signal on dashboard that showed that doors opened. Consumer was concerned about children leaning against doors.

- Tarzana, CA, USA

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