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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,548 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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2003 Chevrolet Suburban drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012014

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 137,096 miles


One of the metal brake lines between the master cylinder and the ABS modulator valve ruptured during a stop due to corrosion. All brake lines in the vehicle have similar levels of corrosion near the area the aforementioned line ruptured, and at various other locations on the vehicle. The transmission cooler lines had failed approximately 18 months previously due to corrosion. The corrosion and rust on many components beneath the vehicle and in the engine compartment is becoming rather concerning.

- New Holland, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
(reduced engine power) will not accelerate faster than 30 mph. Shut off engine for 15 seconds and start up again and it happens 10 to 15 times a day, even at 65 mph on the highway. (no power) and no help from GM dealer ship.

- Ovilla, TX, USA

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