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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,667 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 082003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

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

I had to replace tires on this vehicle at 29,000 miles to due excessive wear on the tires. These tires had been rotated and balanced every 4,000 miles. I assumed the tires had to be replaced because the tires were manufactured poorly. Well after replacing the original tires with Goodyear tires, I have again had problems with tire wear on the front passenger side tire. I had a Goodyear service technician investigate the issue and when the tire was removed the inner tie rod assembly was very loose. The inner tie rod had to be replaced. This is a serious issue. This can cause instability in vehicle control resulting in an accident. The Chevrolet dealership where I purchased the vehicle said that they had never seen a problem. The extended warranty that I purchased specifically does not cover this item. I obtained a service bulletin that indicates these parts have to be replaced quite frequently. I am very disappointed in the service from Chevrolet and the answers given to me by the local dealership. I saw the inner tie rod connection with my own eyes and immediately could tell there was an issue. Very curious that there have been so many issues with tires and sterring on these vehicles and now I see this problem with the tie rod. I believe this should warrant some investigation.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #2

May 022001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
# 1. the day after I first puchased and picked up my vehicle it smoke us out of the parking garage on our vacation in oceanside, ca. #2 the brakes were very spongy and not anything like the one I demoed when I found this vehicle. I almost had an accident on route to oceanside. The last two trips in this has not been fixed and I had to rent a car again. # 3 about the 3 rd. Day into our new vehicle I noticed the parking brake wouldn, T always hold the vehicle, even after putting it in gear, with the brake fully applied it would fail but not all the time. # 4 after reporting the smoking problem, (still on-going) I had a no oil pressure warning and notice the gage didn't respond for about 10 seconds after starting the engine, then I had pressure but a constant low oil warning kept appearing on the message center. This is when it only had 1400 miles on it. I noticed some oil spots forming where I parked, I crawled under near the right rear side of the motor to find oil dripping from the engine and off the suspension near the engine. Its now been in 3 times for smoking, leaks and various other engine noises (lifters, right bank). # 5 the vehicle has pulled to the right since new. I called them, they said wait till you get a few miles on it so everything breaks in. Wrong answer. I checked the tire pressure. It was uneven on all tires, mind you they were supposed to check this before I purchased the vehicle. Average psi 30, should be 40-44psi cold. It helped but still pulled to the right. At 5000 miles I personally rotated the tires, this still didn't fix it. Upon bringing it in for all the formentioned and last problem which by the way required renting a car twice they finally took a look at it and know it pulls to the left and the steering wheel is no longer level. # 6 the right bucket seat won't lock in at the hinge point properly. They said there was a fix coming for the engine and the seat from the factory but as of yet nothing from Chevy or the dealership.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #1

May 022001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
# 1. the day after I first puchased and picked up my vehicle it smoke us out of the parking garage on our vacation in oceanside, ca. #2 the brakes were very spongy and not anything like the one I demoed when I found this vehicle. I almost had an accident on route to oceanside. The last two trips in this has not been fixed and I had to rent a car again. # 3 about the 3 rd. Day into our new vehicle I noticed the parking brake wouldn, T always hold the vehicle, even after putting it in gear, with the brake fully applied it would fail but not all the time. # 4 after reporting the smoking problem, (still on-going) I had a no oil pressure warning and notice the gage didn't respond for about 10 seconds after starting the engine, then I had pressure but a constant low oil warning kept appearing on the message center. This is when it only had 1400 miles on it. I noticed some oil spots forming where I parked, I crawled under near the right rear side of the motor to find oil dripping from the engine and off the suspension near the engine. Its now been in 3 times for smoking, leaks and various other engine noises (lifters, right bank). # 5 the vehicle has pulled to the right since new. I called them, they said wait till you get a few miles on it so everything breaks in. Wrong answer. I checked the tire pressure. It was uneven on all tires, mind you they were supposed to check this before I purchased the vehicle. Average psi 30, should be 40-44psi cold. It helped but still pulled to the right. At 5000 miles I personally rotated the tires, this still didn't fix it. Upon bringing it in for all the formentioned and last problem which by the way required renting a car twice they finally took a look at it and know it pulls to the left and the steering wheel is no longer level. # 6 the right bucket seat won't lock in at the hinge point properly. They said there was a fix coming for the engine and the seat from the factory but as of yet nothing from Chevy or the dealership.

- Glendale, CA, USA

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