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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,950 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Chevrolet Suburban electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 302007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Vehicle fire- started truck, turned on front and rear heater and defrosters. ~2-3min later, the truck was completely engulfed in flames and smoke. Caught a second car on fire and house on fire.

- Chesapeake , VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 202004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Center console with rear climate and radio controls stopped working. Took it to riverton Chevrolet, and they replaced some faulty wiring.

- Farmington, NM, USA

problem #2

Jan 212005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,300 miles
A fire started in the electrical system behind the glove compartment while driving 20 mph. Consumer extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, but dealer did not determine the cause of the fire.

- Deckerville, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 092004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
The vehicle caught fire in the engine compartment while the consumer was waiting at a traffic light. The fire was extinguished. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The cause was determined to be a faulty ground wire.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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