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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
180,800 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal would stick during the initial starting. The failure generally occurred during warm weather. As of December 11, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 68,000 and current mileage was 78,000. Updated 03/14/08.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 172004


  • 74,000 miles
When the consumer attempted to accelerate from a stop, the accelerator pedal became stuck. The consumer had to use excessive force. The cause was not determined.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 232004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 670,000 miles
While vehicle was parked with engine running for 15 minutes and when attempting to drive consumer noticed that the accelerator pedal was stuck. This happened intermittently, usually the longer the vehicle sat.

- Thomasville, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 102003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
My accelerator keeps sticking on my 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. I feel like this is going to cause an accident. I have talked to the fleet maintenance people here at my work and they have had the same problem with other Chevrolet fleet vehicles. Please please check into this it is going to cause someone to lose their life!

- Bloomfield, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 262003

(reported on)

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
While driving, the accelerator became stuck which was caused by an accelerator cable failure. The parts were replaced. The accelerator would also stick when stopped. The pressure must be applied to the gas pedal until it suddenly released and caused the vehicle to lurch forward. The consumer also experienced the same problem with his 2000 Suburban. The consumer was informed by several garages it was a common problem from the 1999's on up with Chevrolet; GMC, Suburban, Tahoe, and pick up's.

- Canton, TX, USA

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