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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,748 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 302005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The vehicle switched into four wheel drive on its on.

- Nags Head, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 212004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,497 miles
2004 Suburban lt with 4 wheel drive. Occaisional loss of power when turning and accelerating into traffic. Usually lasts about two seconds before power returns. This is extremely dangerous when pulling into heavy traffic. Chevrolet has replaced the fuel pump, a timing device in the transmission and an air sensor over the course of six trips to the shop. I was told yesterday that this problem is known to GM engineers as the four wheel automatically sensing a need to shift, and that there was no known fix. I have and active complaint with GM, case number 1-269747819 since 10/21/2004.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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