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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,190 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #12

Dec 012007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2001 Chevy Suburban K2500, it takes me 45 minutes to fill up the gas tank, I believe the air does not escape from the gas tank and it causes it to overflow when filling and may cause fire if unattended since when you press the gas pump to pump faster it overflows and leaks on the exhaust pipe and could cause fire, also gasoline might do harm to environment while overflowing, so, please help, its winter here where we live and 45 minutes at the gas pump is really something, thank you-valentin

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #11

Oct 012005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,707 miles
The contact noticed a very strong smell in garage that would almost burn the eyes, and leave a stain on the floor. He contacted the dealership, but since the vehicle was out of warranty they would not offer any assistance. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who determined that the main plastic fuel tank cracked. There is a hose that goes between the two tanks it was not cracked at the hose, but it was cracked at the top of the plastic tank. The main tank was replaced at contact's expense. The vehicle was never in an accident, and never was used as an off road vehicle. Also, the manufacturer was contacted, and they provided the contact with a case number and explained to him there was nothing they could do about it. This was always noticed after the vehicle was filled up. Updated 1/11/2006 - the consumer filed a complaint with the manufacturer.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 312005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,320 miles
Recall repair done on Chevy Suburban 2001 which involved taking down the fuel tank (new wiring harness installed). Has serious concern now, that the car is now less safer due the fuel tank mounting and dismounting. In fact my fuel gauge started not working after this and now they have take down the fuel tank again. Is there any evidence that this type of service work may actually cause further safety issues which may involve a vehicle fire " is this really the proper way to correct a safety issue which has already created a recall "

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 252005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

There is recall # 05V155000 for the fuel module reservoir assembly where the wire breaks the seal in the gas tank. Contacted the dealer. They took the gas tank off and that the fuel module was bad. The wire got warm and caused a hole in the connector, and fuel vapors leaked out, and engine light appeared on August 25, 2005. That was why I the consumer took the vehicle to dealer. When the gas got low the gas gauge would go all the way to and back to the actual amount of gas that was in it.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #8

Nov 252004

Suburban

  • miles
Gas tank leak as described in previous reported claims.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

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problem #7

Sep 302003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
2002 Chevrolet Suburban VIN# [xxx] dealer reported coolant line failure caused by friction of metal coolant line rubbing against fuel tank. Dealer refused to repair and remove/repair cause of line coming into contact with fuel tank. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 282003

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,251 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states the fuel pump module (connector) was leaking fuel due to a fuel pump wire that had melted inside the fuel tank. GM replaced the 10-amp fuse with a 20-amp fuse. This caused a fuel leak. Consumer wondered why the fuse didn't blow to prevent leakage. GM did offer a 45/55 split but the consumer wouldn't be informed of the findings after an investigation was completed.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #5

May 232001

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer smelled gas in and outside of vehicle with bubbling sounds from fuel tank. When consumer opened fuel tank a 12 foot stream of fuel sprayed out of tank. Dealer has been contacted, and could not duplicate problem.

- Lake Havasu, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jun 192001

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
When filling vehicle with fuel, fuel blew back out on consumer's hand. Dealer has been notified. Dealer was unable to duplicate problem.

- Greenwood, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 192001

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
While driving noticed a fuel leak.

- Greenwood, MI, USA

problem #2

May 072001

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer can hear truck percolating. Also, can smell gas coming from vehicle, and it goes all through house.

- Lake Havasu, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 112001

Suburban

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Greenwood, MS, USA

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