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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,533 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

May 102010


  • 121,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph and the trailer hitch began to drag on the roadway. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and inspected. The frame was cracked and bent significantly where the trailer hitch was attached. The contact was able to resume operation with caution. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 121,000.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012005


  • miles
2001 Suburban rear frame rails broke off. ** answer required*** the consumer stated the frame was not made with a thick metal.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 162005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,600 miles
The brakes at low speeds were working poorly, causing extended stopping distances. They also made a thumping sound when the ABS system failed. Took vehicle to the dealer and they claimed it was other things besides the ABS system. Dealership wanted consumer to spend money on the brake pads/rotors, and calipers first and then on defective wheel bearing. Took vehicle to mechanic, and stated that was not the problem he recommended to the dealer, but dealer did not want to fix the actual problem. The vehicle had excessive amounts of rust on it (frame, calipers, rotors and non-body parts). The calipers were rusted and leaking. The rotors were warped and corroded and the brake pads were worn and needed to be replaced.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

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