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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban lights problems

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 152003


  • miles


While driving the headlights shut off and on every ten minutes without warning. The dealer is aware of the problem. Please provide any additional information.

- Kingbridge, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 182002

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
I have a new 2002 Chevy Suburban that I bought in Nov, 2002. I have driven it approx 3000 miles. The headlights go out while driving. Luckily, I haven't wrecked yet or killed anyone but nobody will ride with me now. I'd like this to be taken care of by me getting another vehicle in the same style and model. It has been in the garage, this time for 9 days and they still got it. I need a vehicle ! I was hoping for this much money it would last longer than this.

- Cambridge, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 012002

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
I recently purchased a 2002 Suburban Z71. While driving at night, I pushed the dome override switch a few times and my headlights went out. Lucky I wasn't traveling around a curve and was able to bring the vehicle to stop without completely running of the road. (I was traveling 50 mph on a country road) I then read my ownerS manual and learned that the automatic headlight system will shut off the headlights if the dome switch in pushed (in-out-in-out) regardless if the vehicle is in motion or stopped. I believe the headlight override feature should only work while the vehicle is in park. Permitting the automatic headlight over ride feature to shut off your headlights while the vehicle is moving will cause accidents. I had a near miss the headlights should never be permitted to shut off by a switch labeled "dome override" while the vehicle is in motion & it is dark out.

- Saline, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 112002

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Headlights on late model SUV's (Suburban used as example) are aimed too high, blinding sedan drivers. Thank you for your consideration.

- Oakland, CA, USA

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