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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,400 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 162006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while traveling 5 mph, the power steering failed, then both feet were used to stop the vehicle. It was taken to an independent repair shop who determined the power steering and brake booster system failed and both components were replaced.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 062004

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,800 miles
After taking 90-degree right turn from street into parking lot the ability to steer and brake 2004 Chevrolet Suburban was lost, although forward motion was still possible (I.e. the vehicle did not stall). After restarting vehicle forward motion was possible but steering and braking were still not working. Upon a second restart steering and braking were restored, although some lights on the instrument panel flickered. The vehicle was towed to appleway Chevrolet in spokane, wa. The service department at the dealership initially indicated there was no problem with the vehicle because they could not reproduce the defective behavior. Subsequently, the service department was instructed to keep the vehicle until the problem is identified and resolved.

- Spokane, WA, USA

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