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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban miscellaneous problems

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 262005

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Multiple complaints. - tachometer does not work correctly - does not work some of the times; will stick in different places, etc; date of failure: Feb 2008 - steering column has audible/physical thumbing/banging when turning left or right - date of failure: 02/01/2008 (32,000 miles); - A/C sometimes goes to blowing heat - when turned off and on it will switch to A/C - not always - sometimes turning auto off and then on will fix problem - date of failure first noticed 06/01/2006; - driver side seat heater - when I turn it on I smell electrical wires burning - date of failure - 03/06/08; - A/C - there is a high pitched noise (like vacuum) coming from the right rear of the vehicle when A/C is on and the auto is at idle - does not do it always - this noise is very audible inside and outside of vehicle - date of failure: 09/26/2005;

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 222006

Suburban 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
On my 2004 Chevy Suburban the housing unit for the spare tire will not release the spare tire to come down, so you can fix a flat. I believe this is a safety issue because if you can't get the spare tire down, you can't change the flat--& you will be stuck on the highway with children--we had never used the spare tire before--but when we needed it, it was inoperable.

- Sumner, IA, USA

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