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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,780 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 092003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,780 miles


Rear HVAC coolant lines (2) were severed causing coolant loss. Manufacturing defect involving frame mounted HVAC lines that pass against a frame member junction. The lines were pressed hard against the frame member junction which eventually ends up slicing the HVAC lines. When repaired, Chevrolet routed new HVAC coolant lines away from all safe points.

- West Hills, CA, USA

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