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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 152010

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


I am the owner of a 2002 Chevy Suburban, V8 engine. Approximately 8 months ago my car began making terrible noises. Took it to my local Chevy dealer who informed me I had broken exhaust manifold bolts. And it would cost over $1000 to repair! I did not have the money to fix it and dealer said it wouldn't hurt car to continue driving. In July of 2010, my check engine light kept coming on and took it to get repaired. I was told I needed to replace my catalytic converters. $800 later I thought they were separate problems. I come to realize that it was directly related to the bolt issue. Through my research, I have learned this is a very common problem with GM cars. Why wasn't there a recall"???" I feel duped by GM and my government.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 072010


  • 130,000 miles
Exhaust bolts breaking 0N 2002 Suburban 2500 series with 6.0 engine.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 242004

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
When driving the air vent released toxic fumes. The driver and passengers became sick and dizzy. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer on six different occasions. However, the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem

- Bridgeview, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 172003

(reported on)


  • miles
The vehicle is producing toxic fumes from the air vents. This caused injuries to driver's eyes.

- Palos Hills, IL, USA

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