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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,533 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban lights problems

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012016


  • 150,000 miles


The GM instrument cluster stepper motors and lights have failed. This results in a safety hazard because it is important to know the speed of the vehicle and the fuel level as well as other important engine information.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 082010


  • 133,600 miles
Transmission slippage; driver side mirror defects; head lamps & loose steering column. Biggest issue is transmission. While driving on highway at 70 mph, transmission began slipping without any prior warning. Situation was extremely dangerous as it was night-time driving with little or no opportunity to get vehicle off the interstate. Other family vehicles have had the same issue with the transmission going out without warning. Also, the driver side mirror goes out gradually, as the liquid that defrosts the mirror goes bad and leaks into the mirror. This mirror has already been replaced once, at the cost of $400+. this mirror is also a hazard as the driver is unable to use the mirror to adequate lane and traffic maneuvering. The steering column always seems to be loose. Nothing has been done, as of today's date, to correct the transmission issue as it is a costly repair.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 022004

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Left front parking light keeps going out. I see other vehicle, same make and model with the same problem. The light housing is not sealed. The consumer stated change the bulb but the problem still persists. Updated 10/03/07

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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