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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,214 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.

2001 Chevrolet Suburban seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 082005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


2001 Chevrolet Suburban front passenger seatbelt frequntly locks up and will not extend enough to secure a person. Seat belt often locks up when passenger is belted in and passenger cannot move.

- Hercules, CA, USA

problem #6

May 152004

Suburban 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Consumer states: Shutting on and off the idle will go low and high and will itself shut off. Had work done to have it repaired, but only lasted a couple of months. Had the smell of gas. Also, seat belts on the second seats are not working properly. Can't pull the seat belts out, they are stuck inside of the wall of the vehicle.

- Pembroke Pines , FL, USA

problem #5

May 232001

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,995 miles
Rt & lt front seat belt retractors pin passengers to seat for no apparent reason. The only way to get out, is to release the seat belt. When driver or passenger tries to move forward, seat belt restrains person and will not let them move freely in the seat. Seat belt retractors have been replaced and then will be ok for a time before they start restraining passenger again. This is a safety issue for the driver who is trying to check traffic out his side window and is a nuisance for the passenger who cannot move about in the seat. This problem encourages the occupants to not wear the seat belts because of the inconvience of being pinned into the seat. All of this is in normal driving situations and not in emerengency situations.

- Rescue, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 082002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Right front passenger seat belt will pin the occupant in the seat so hard that you can not move. The owner was informed that this is a design feature to assist with restraining child safety seats. No one will ride in the right front seat due to the tightening of the shoulder belt.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162001

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger's side seat belt will start retracting while your driving without putting foot on brake. It feels like the seatbelt is sucking passenger into the seat. Consumer has contacted dealer, and they replaced seatbelt. Consumer is still having the problem.

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

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problem #2

Oct 152000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's seat belt will not pull out. Has been replaced 3 times. Passenger front seatbelt will not pull out, replaced 4 times.

- Eros, LA, USA

problem #1

Jul 082001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Seatbelt retractor, rear door seal.

- Fredericksbuurg, VA, USA

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