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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,304 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #53

Jan 142008

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,001 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Another 2004 Chevrolet Suburban speedometer failure. It went to 60mph when I was stopped, then past 120mph and stuck there. Now is completely inoperable stuck at 120mph.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #52

Nov 012007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1) instrument cluster in my 2004 Suburban (speedometer and fuel gage) failed during operation 2) 4 instances of running the vehicle completely out of fuel and requiring roadside service. Speedometer failure is intermittent failures during operation result in numerous safety and legal issues. 3) GM will correct the failure free of charge if the vehicle has less than 70,000 miles. After the 70,000 mile mark it is a very costly repair for a part GM knows is defective.

- Neptune Beach, FL, USA

problem #51

Jan 022008

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
Driving to doctor appt and noticed that speedometer stuck on 80 mph. When I exited toll road, still showing 80 mph. After stopping and starting throughout the day, speedometer is now stuck on 120 mph- very dangerous! I bought this Suburban new in 2004 and was told today after reporting incident to GM that I was out of the 7 year/70,000 mile recall. My problem..I live in the country 20 miles from the nearest town/work and 90 miles from doctor- is it a wonder I have more that 70,000 miles on a 2004 model?

- Bluejacket, OK, USA

problem #50

Dec 222007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Speedometer malfunction. Problems include speedometer being stuck at 0 mph or other speeds, speedometer beginning at 60 mph and reaching 120 mph when actually traveling 60 mph, and other random problems.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #49

Apr 012007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
2004 Chevy Suburban Z71, less than 16000 miles, speedometer periodically displays upwards of 30 - 120+ mph over actual speed. Chevy dealer repair cost is too high. My understanding is that this issue is widespread. Is there yet a recall?

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #48

Jun 012007

Suburban

  • miles
Electrical components are not working. Odometer, fuel gauge, oil gauge, battery gauge, temperature gauge do not work - the only gauge that does work is the speedometer. Looking at all the complaints, I should assume the speedometer will be going out. The temperature gauge could be very dangerous - it reads 250 - 260 all the time. You do not know if your are running hot or not. The gas gauge needle is totally upset down - we have to go off our "how many miles 'til we run out go gas" screen to determine how much gas we have. I've replaced the power steering pump - $775, the chip for the gas pedal (when out - you could not go any faster than 10 miles per hour $800), the driver side leather seat started to wear down @ 40,000 miles - now has a tear in it, the steering column makes a knocking noise, the dash makes a popping noise when the air conditioner is on, front seem to wear down fast, etc. I could go on, but.......... it seems I got a lemon. This was a $47,000 sticker priced car - you would think you wouldn't have this many problems. There seems to be a lot of complaints on instrument panel problems - seems chev should look into this - dangerous. These are family - children vehicles!!!

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #47

Nov 212007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,300 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While at highway speeds, the speedometer stuck and gradually faded to 0. it started working again once the vehicle had been shut off.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #46

Oct 012007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact received a notice from the manufacturer stating that they were aware that some of their models were experiencing speedometer failure. They further stated that the repairs would not be free. Shortly afterwards, the contact's speedometer failed and the dealer refused to repair it for free. She believes this is a safety issue and a manufacturer defect. The powertrain was unknown. The failure mileage was 84,000 and current mileage was 89,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #45

Mar 012007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,539 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The speedometer malfunctioned and does not operate at all. The repair shop could not determine the cause of the failure and no repairs were made. At 40,000 miles, the dealer rotated the tires, but did not check the rotors. The failure mileage was 60,539 and current mileage was 70,000. Updated 03/14/08. The power window motors, universal joints and shocks all had to be replaced. Updated

- Middledown, CT, USA

problem #44

Jan 012006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
My speedometer doesn't consistently work. Some time it does.. some times it says I'm doing 110 mph and people are passing me and my rpms are at 1800. Also when my speed ometer doesn't work my rear dfog and wiper do work. When my rear defog and wiper don't work my speedometer does work. I checked all the fuses in all three fuse boxes and none are blown.

- Purcellville, VA, USA

problem #43

Nov 012007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Speedometer failure. 30% of time, speedometer output is false. Needle sticks in various positions that causes false reading.

- Roscoe`, IL, USA

problem #42

Nov 052007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,868 miles
Speedometer failure. Speedometer shows 60mph when vehicle is in park, and higher speeds in drive.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #41

Dec 202006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Speedometer register greatly incorrect speed (off by 20 to 30 mph).

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #40

Oct 232007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a Chevy Suburban (2004) that the speedometer just stop working. It first started giving me a slower speed than I was actually going. At 35mph it was registering 9mph. After a few days it was normal then all of a sudden it does not register at all. Now it stays at 15 mph without the vehicle moving.

- Starkville, MS, USA

problem #39

Oct 202007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,200 miles
Chevy Suburban 2004 defective speedometer. The part is defective, but the dealer wants $500 to make the vehicle safe again. It is a hazard on the road with the wrong speed readout. GM should owe up to the problem, fix the part/vehicles in the name of safety. This will be my last GM if they fail to amend the problem at their cost.

- Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

problem #38

Sep 082007

Suburban

  • miles
2004 Suburban speedometer malfunction. Unable to determine speed. It appears to be a common occurrence with GM refusing to fix.

- Washington, NC, USA

problem #37

Oct 182007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
My 2004 Chevrolet Suburban speedometer stopped working at 50,000 miles. This is a wide spread problem and Chevrolet should do a recall and fix the problem at their expense.

- Grafton, VA, USA

problem #36

Jan 012006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The speedometer fails in my 2004 Chevy Suburban, the speedometer bounces between speeds and sticks at any given speed. No real solution other than replace the instrument panel. GM takes no liability for the problem. (9 others in the area have the same problem.

- Brown Summit, NC, USA

problem #35

Oct 062007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 51,800 miles
Speedometer began showing incorrect speed up to 100mph on rural highway and 20-30 mph while parked. Stopped and turned vehicle off to attempt to reset but still incorrect speed registered. Dealership had to replace instrument control panel.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #34

Sep 172007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,400 miles
Speedometer failure began with the needle "jerking" as vehicle speed increased and eventually, one night the needle went beyond 120 mph and stuck on the peg while I was on a rural highway with no way to gauge my speed.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

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