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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,500 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban fuel system problems

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 162010


  • 85,000 miles


My 2002 Chevy Suburban has intermittent but increasingly more frequent and longer duration starting problems. My research tells me that it is exhibiting the exact same symptoms as the 2000 and 2001 Suburban models that were under a 2005 fuel pump harness recall. After nearly 4 months of dealing with this problem, researching it, and trying to convince both my local mechanic and the dealership to replace the pump, my Suburban finally failed to start at all today. Tomorrow my local mechanic is going to replace the fuel pump and relay. I am angry to discover that the 2001 and 2000 models were under recall for this very same issue, but the 2002 models were not included in the recall and the dealership -- courtesy Chevrolet in san diego -- despite 3 recent visits there with this problem, failed to mention this recall of those earlier year models. They failed to even recognize that this could be a problem with my Suburban. They won't do anything unless a computer diagnosed code tells them what to do. My symptoms are the same and I'm realizing now how fortunate I am that this car did not die on me in the middle of one of the many interstate highways in san diego county. I'm also fortunate that my car did not catch on fire! I'm asking you to look into how many 2002 Suburban have the same fuel pump and fuel pump harness issues as the 2000 and 2001 models. The date listed below is the first day the car acted up. It has been ongoing progressively since then.

- Coronado, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 222008


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. While driving 60 mph, the contact was informed of something hanging from underneath his vehicle. He pulled over and noticed that one of the gas tank brackets, used to support the gas tank underneath the vehicle, failed. The vehicle was no longer under warranty. The manufacturer advised him to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, but the contact refuses. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

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