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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,393 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,485 miles


I have a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4 wd with an 8.1 liter engine with 67,000 miles on it. It has stalled out 5 times over the last 6 months, nearly causing a serious crash on the second to last one on interstate route 80 outside of sparta, New Jersey. The engine just stops and I have no control over the vehicle. I have taken it to two mechanics who have not been able to repair it. I am afraid to drive the vehicle. What should I do and where should I go to get this fixed. It is a life safety issue not only for me, but my family and horses when we haul horses for our equestrian activities. Can you imagine the disaster this would be with people and horses on the highway if the vehicle stops dead!!??

- New York City, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 022006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,500 miles
Intermittent engine stall and no start identical to description in PE06016

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Crank position sensor failure resulting in sudden engine stall while driving in certain GM vehicles equipped with 8.1L engines. In some cases, the complainants alleged that as result of the engine shutting down, the vehicle lost power steering and power brakes at highway speeds.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 082004

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,587 miles
(1) the engine stopped while on interstate in construction zone on slight hill, it would not restart. (2) the construction zone on interstate 10 was approximately 3 mile long with very narrow lanes and concrete construction barriers on each side & no shoulders. Bumper to bumper traffic and no way to clear the lane or get tow vehicle. (3) a good samaritan towed our vehicle about 2 miles to first point clear traffic. Chevy dealer confirmed fuel pump in tank had failed & replaced pump. This was second pump failure. The pump previously failed and was replaced on 30 Aug 03. Previous failure dealer said keep fuel above 25% & engine would run. The tank was at 44% when engine quit. Fuel tank was topped off before pump tested, engine would run but no pump pressure. Someone will be killed if more failures occur in heavy traffic areas. The emergency good samaritan tow out of the construction area prevented a serious accident as it was getting dark.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

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