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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,467 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.

2005 Chevrolet Suburban accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


The lift gate lock actuator on my 2005 Chevrolet Suburban has failed. It has no means of manual operation creating a safety issue concerning emergency exiting of the vehicle from the rear, such as frontal impact or fire.

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #2

Aug 102010


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the rear lift gate lock mechanism would not operate. The vehicle was neither taken to the dealer for inspection nor was the manufacturer contacted. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Dalton, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022009


  • 51,400 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. Whenever the contact attempts to open the rear hatch, it fails to open from both inside and outside the vehicle. Prior to the failure, the contact noticed that the rear hatch would not lock properly and would trigger the vehicle's alarm system. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 51,400.

- Highland, NY, USA

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